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Rock n Bowl Hostel
Rock n Bowl Hostel
Rock n Bowl Hostel
Rock n Bowl Hostel
Rock n Bowl Hostel
Rock n Bowl Hostel
Rock n Bowl Hostel

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7.8

Very good

75 reviews

75 reviews

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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Ding Sing Oriental Supermarket

50 m

Church of St John the Baptist

120 m

Odeon

140 m

Luggage and Case Store

160 m

Native

180 m

Popular landmarks
Bristol Old Vic

510 m

Wills Memorial Building

730 m

Bristol Cathedral

730 m

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

820 m

Explore-At-Bristol

830 m

Closest landmarks
Nelson Street

60 m

F45

60 m

Bierkeller

70 m

Bristol City Gate NHS walk-in centre

110 m

Rupert Street NCP

120 m

Rock n Bowl Hostel

22 Nelson Street, Bristol City Center, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS1 2LA - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Bristol City Center part of Bristol, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Brunel's SS Great Britain. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

960 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

510 meters to Bristol Old Vic

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Bar

Restaurants

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.7
Distance to city center0 miles
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportBristol Airport (BRS)
Distance to airport11.3 km

Rooms available at Rock n Bowl Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Economy Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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Single Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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8 Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
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Economy Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in dormitory FEMALE ROOM
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Rock n Bowl Hostel?

      Check-in is from 12:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Rock n Bowl Hostel?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Rock n Bowl Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

      Is breakfast offered at Rock n Bowl Hostel?

      Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Rock n Bowl Hostel.

      What are my dining options at Rock n Bowl Hostel?

      Rock n Bowl Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

      What is the smoking policy at Rock n Bowl Hostel?

      Rock n Bowl Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Rock n Bowl Hostel?

      The closest train, metro, or bus station is Princes Wharf, 950 m away from Rock n Bowl Hostel.

      What restaurants are nearby Rock n Bowl Hostel?

      Rock n Bowl Hostel is located in Bristol City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Wok Cafe, Babocha and The Phoenix.

      What popular shopping places are close to Rock n Bowl Hostel?

      Rock n Bowl Hostel is located in Bristol City Center area which features shopping places such as Cabot Circus, Luggage and Case Store and Bristol Blue Glass.

      What are popular attractions near Rock n Bowl Hostel?

      Rock n Bowl Hostel is located in Bristol City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Brunel's SS Great Britain, Explore-At-Bristol and Bristol Cathedral.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Rock n Bowl Hostel?

      Rock n Bowl Hostel is located within Bristol City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Hermit's Cave, Redcliffe Caves Entrance and Bristol Rowing Club.

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      What people love about Rock n Bowl Hostel

      • 9.2

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Excellent Location & Friendly Staff"

        Daniel

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        September 25, 2021

      • 8

        Very good

        "Good hostel, will go there again."

        Mr

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        October 24, 2019

      • 9.2

        Exceptional
        Bathroom

        "Comfy beds, clean and good shower / toilet facilities."

        Christoffer

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        December 4, 2018

      Property ranking|Compared to 405 Bristol properties
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      Room comfort score
      8.2/10
      Location score
      9/10
      Value for money score
      7.7/10
      Service score
      7.8/10
      Better than
      98
      %
      of Bristol properties
      Better than
      97
      %
      of Bristol properties
      Better than
      95
      %
      of Bristol properties
      Better than
      94
      %
      of Bristol properties
      Overall rating:

      7.8

      Very good
      75 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.1
      Facilities
      7.2
      Location
      9.0
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      More about Rock n Bowl Hostel

      More about Rock n Bowl Hostel

      Rock n Bowl Hostel

      Take advantage of the many attractions Bristol has to offer with a stay at Rock n Bowl Hostel. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of Bristol with a stay at Rock n Bowl Hostel, located merely 1.3 km from Brunel's SS Great Britain.
      Rock n Bowl Hostel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's available parking, right on-site. The hostel provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
      Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hostel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.


      Dining and things to do

      Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Rock n Bowl Hostel. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hostel. A night in at the hostel's karaoke rooms, bar and nightclub can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
      Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
      Rock n Bowl Hostel offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing bowling alley at Rock n Bowl Hostel. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.


      Around the property

      Take some time to explore Bristol during your stay at the hostel. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Wills Memorial Building located 720 m away, a must-see for anyone visiting Bristol.


      Reasons to stay here

      Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 99% of the city's accommodation.
      Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 97% of the city's accommodation.
      It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in Bristol.

      Amenities and facilities
      Very good
      Facilities

      7.2

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      4 mentions

      Breakfast

      3 mentions

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • French
      • Italian
      • Spanish

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Billiards
      • Bowling alley
      • Game room
      • Garden
      • Karaoke
      • Nightclub
      • Table tennis

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Anti-viral cleaning products
      • Cashless payment service
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Professional-grade sanitizing services
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Shared stationery removed
      • Staff trained in safety protocol

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Bar
      • Coffee shop
      • Restaurants
      • Shared kitchen
      • Vending machine

      Services and conveniences

      • Concierge
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Dry cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Food delivery
      • Heating in public area
      • Invoice provided
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      Access

      • Adult-only property
      • CCTV in common areas
      • CCTV outside property
      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]
      • Smoke alarms

      Getting around

      • Car park [on-site]

      Available in all rooms

      • Carpeting
      • Free bottled water
      • Heating
      • Non-smoking
      • Shared bathroom
      • Wi-Fi [free]
      Food and dining
      Restaurants on site

      The Lanes

      • Cuisine: Pizza
      Location
      22 Nelson Street, Bristol City Center, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS1 2LA
      Exceptional
      Location

      9

      Airports

      • Bristol Airport (BRS)
        11.3 km
      • Gloucestershire Airport (GLO)
        57.1 km

      Public transportation

      • Princes Wharf
        960 m
      • Montpelier Train Station
        1.4 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • Bristol City Gate NHS walk-in centre
        110 m

      Shopping

      • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
        820 m

      Convenience store

      • Tesco Express
        140 m

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        140 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Bristol Old Vic
        510 m
      • Wills Memorial Building
        730 m
      • Bristol Cathedral
        730 m
      • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
        820 m
      • Explore-At-Bristol
        830 m
      • St Mary Redcliffe Church
        960 m
      • Bristol City Docks
        1.0 km
      • Brunel's SS Great Britain
        1.3 km
      • Clifton Suspension Bridge
        2.4 km
      • Arnos Vale Cemetery
        2.4 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Ding Sing Oriental Supermarket
        50 m
      • Nelson Street
        60 m
      • F45
        60 m
      • Bierkeller
        70 m
      • Bristol City Gate NHS walk-in centre
        110 m
      • Rupert Street NCP
        120 m
      • Church of St John the Baptist
        120 m
      • Hot Pod Yoga
        130 m
      • Odeon
        140 m
      • Medigold Health
        150 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from00:00
      • Check-out until12:00

      Getting around

      • Distance from city center0 miles
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

      The property

      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
      • Number of bars/lounges1
      • Number of floors2
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 18
      • Room voltage240
      • Year property opened1930
      • Most recent renovation2015

      Reviews of Rock n Bowl Hostel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.8
      /
      10
      Cleanliness7.1
      Facilities7.2
      Location9.0
      Room comfort and quality8.2
      Service7.8
      Value for money7.7
      High score for Bristol
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (10)
      8-9 Excellent (8)
      7-8 Very Good (14)
      6-7 Good (4)
      <6 Below Expectation (12)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (11)
      Jun - Aug (15)
      Sep - Nov (18)
      Dec - Feb (4)
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Abby from Denmark
      Group
      Single Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2018

      Fantastic Bristol Stay!”

      This place fits every piece of Bristol - fun, eclectic, vintage vibe, and super diverse. It was SUPER noisy because of the bar/club music (either next door or below the hostel, I'm not too sure where it was at?), but it was also a Friday night. The hostel room (a 12-bed mixed) was super clean/cozy, and I felt like my belongings were perfectly safe. The staff was incredibly helpful and the breakfast was a huge perk! I've stayed at a fair share of hostels, and this one's on my top three of favorites. Highly recommend!

      Reviewed November 19, 2018

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      peter from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 9 nights in July 2017

      Best motel in Bristol ”

      I stayed at this motel for 12 nights. Excellent and value for money for the bag-packers! located in the heart of Bristol. Convenient to all sorts of shops i.e food,shopping bus station,local bars&clubs,off-licensee shops, midnight kebab eateries and many.The motel's cleanliness was not bad but, i have to give 5 stars to the friendly staffs who never fail to provide the superb customer service when i needed . Overall, it's was good place for a bag-packers who seeks accommodation for long and short stay!!

      Reviewed July 16, 2017

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Karin from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

      good for a weekend”

      Good location for centre of bristol; cheap; other guests were often noisy when coming in but that was not the hostel's fault.

      Reviewed November 03, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Christoffer from Sweden
      Solo traveler
      1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

      Great value!”

      Before arriving I read alot of negative reviews, but I got surprised when I arrived. The staff will show you around and show you the facilities. You should expect noise until 2-3AM every night, but otherwise the hostel is great!. Comfy beds, clean and good shower / toilet facilities.

      Reviewed December 04, 2018

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      7.2
      Very good
      Luisa from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in July 2019

      Surprising Good!”

      Went to Bristol for a concert and although the reception was hard to find at first, everything else turned out to be a breeze! Would change the bed layouts in the room I was as it didn't give much space, but the mattresses were comfortable and the bedding was soft.

      Reviewed July 29, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Weng from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018

      UNBEARABLY NOISY!”

      I understand this is a hostel and everyone is having fun on weekend, but the noise is TOTALLY UNBEARABLE. Even ear plugs can't work because the entire building is vibrating, you can't even have a nap.

      Reviewed August 11, 2018

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Mr from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in October 2019

      In the centre to Bristol and 2 minutes from coach station. ”

      Nice hostel, very big, good faculties to cook. Shower room dirty though even at 6.30am in the morning. Comfortable beds with plenty of charging points. Good hostel, will go there again.

      Reviewed October 24, 2019

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      8.0
      Excellent
      蕙璘 from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

      Noisy ”

      The ground floor was a bar, and my room was at the first floor. It’s extremely noisy that I couldn’t sleep for 2 nights!!! The noisiest hostel I’ve ever stayed. But the location was excellent, just 5-min walking to coach station. And stuff was quite friendly and nice.

      Reviewed May 26, 2018

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      7.6
      Very good
      Sidnye from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

      Close to everywhere”

      The hostel is at the city center, so very easy to go around and got free breakfast.

      Reviewed December 06, 2016

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      7.6
      Very good
      Pei from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in July 2017

      Very good”

      Centrally located near the coach station and shopping areas. Great facilities which were generally clean, very comfortable bed, with small storage cages under the bed (need to bring your own lock), and simple but sufficient breakfast provided from 7 am. It was a little inconvenient having to swipe your key card through multiple doors inside but other than that, a generally value-for-money hostel. Staff even let me store luggage before check-in. Just remember to bring your own toiletries and towel.

      Reviewed July 11, 2017

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Sayo from Japan
      Solo traveler
      1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

      excellent location”

      there are very close to city center and check-out until 12:00

      there are nearby city center and around some night club and pub. we can sightsee by walking.

      Reviewed June 20, 2014

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Romy from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

      Great location!”

      It’s a fun hostel. Bit too crowded at times but if your not fuss it’s all good.

      Reviewed December 04, 2018

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      6.4
      Good
      Peter from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in August 2019

      Cheap for a reason ”

      Room door continuously slamming during night. Didn't seem like guests, but more like staff using the room as a corridor to the door behind. Light switched on around 3 am, which staff seemed to do for later check in. We felt sorry for the sleepers at midnight when the light was turned on for us. Had to wait a while at reception for check in as nobody there. Weren't shown where any facilities were, so had to ask another guest in communal area for the location of showers - which were a very very long way away from the room! Bed was comfy and price good, just could improve greatly on service.

      Reviewed August 19, 2019

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      5.2
      MARGARETH from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Worst of the worst”

      Big dissapointment with the attitude of the staff. After check out, while waiting for the bus, you are asked to leave the hostel immidiately by the staff. You CAN NOT STAY HERE ANYMORE, YOU SHOULD LEAVE THE HOSTEL. Hopping hostel to hostel, first time we asked to leave immidiatley after check out. Have you guys experience this before? Noisy pub was just downstair in the hostel. Spacious common room and breakfast place. Breads, orange, apple, cereal, milk, coffee and tea for breakfast.

      Reviewed May 09, 2019

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      4.8
      Ralph from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

      Noisy and grotty”

      i stayed in the 20-bed dorm for 3 nights. 1) Kitchen is big but not clean, 2) Shower rooms are in a different floor, 3) Room is next to the common area where people are about and noisy throughout the WHOLE NIGHT and the reception did nothing 4) Room is on top of a bowling alley and you can hear all of it in the room. 5) beds do not have curtains so there is a lack of privacy 6) Guests keep turning on lights during the night - there should be a lights off rule but we were never told this. 7)Common area is big and there is a ping pong table but overall its a bit dated and grotty.

      Reviewed May 31, 2018

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Tony from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017

      Huge common area and kitchen ”

      Nice room, there were no specific bed for you. Huge common area, huge kitchen and a lot of rooms and bed available. Plenty of toilet and shower room too

      Reviewed April 28, 2017

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ribert from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      Gents loos need attention”

      The showers were great! But the loos were not flushing properly and therefore messy and not nice.

      Reviewed September 25, 2018

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      5.2
      Mietta from Australia
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in September 2016

      Ok for a pit stop”

      Booked a dorm and a private room for a wednesday night after flying from Australia. Staff were confusing at check in and did not show us around the facilities (ie. Where the bathrooms and showers were or didnt talk us through any local sites we might be interested in). The rooms were old and grubby with uncomfortable bunk beds that were too short to sit up in. As there were no chairs in rooms, it made it difficult to get ready or discuss plans. The music was probably the loudest i've ever heard in a backpackers and the vibrations the strongest from the dj blasting the bass awkwardly half way through a song. Fortunately we were so jet lagged that we slept through it fine however i can imagine other visitors may not have such a luxury. Some good things- place is big, rooms are ample sized to have lots of luggage, linen was fresh and showers were clean and great location. Happy we stayed only for a single night and glad it was as cheap as it was.

      Reviewed September 23, 2016

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Yu from China
      Solo traveler
      1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

      Great experience”

      Everything is perfect except sometimes you will be annoyed by party.

      Reviewed April 06, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Emerson from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in November 2019

      Fantastico”

      I have to get use to a very loud music in The Lanes Bar in the ground floor till 03:00 am.

      Reviewed November 24, 2019

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