AAE 11th Avenue Hostel Reviews
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First off, long story short, but I booked online for the day after I arrived. So, terrible start there. And the hostel was completely booked for that evening. I could hear the hotel associate consistently telling prospective customers over the phone that they were booked. However, he was super cool and was able to accommodate me after waiting for about 15 minutes. Trust me, I gladly waited. Room is fine. They left the window open though after a day of rain so carpet was wet. Wi-fi is in and out.
Hostel staff were very helpful and accommodating. This was our first time ever staying in a hostel, and we definitely wouldn't mind staying here again! Great location close downtown in Denver. Walking distance to several bars, restaurants, and stores.
Overall a good experience with a few minor issues. The good: location was great for checking out Broadway & Colfax areas for sure...the building is cool...the beds are fairly comfortable. The bad: it was really noisy in the mornings there, so light sleepers might have a rough time...and they had a routine spraying for bugs while we were in the room, which was really odd (and the spray smelled horrible too, so we cracked a window).
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
I stayed for 5 nights in a 6-bed female dorm while attending a conference in downtown Denver. It was my cheapest option by far. The place was clean and felt very secure. Although not located in the nicest part of town, it is easy walking distance to downtown and the free shuttle down 16th street. The dorm was luxurious with two rooms including a TV, microwave and fridge. The bunkbeds were quite squeaky though, so bring along some ear plugs. Staff were very welcoming. Overall a really nice stay
The hostel was very affordable. Had a friendly and helpful staff. Really good part of town too!
Nothing special about this place. Only chose it because it was cheapest in Denver. Pretty good location and easy to get to. If the weather is good then you can walk north and find some good museums and bars. I have been to 19 countries and hostels all over the world and this was not on the good end. Stay here for a cheap room but don't expect much!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
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Better common room!
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No cooking facilities other than a microwave in the communal room. No kitchen utensils (not even knives and forks). However sheets were clean, the wifi worked well, good location and the staff were friendly/helpful. I just missed being able to make meals as I'm on a budget and also the place didn't have a backpacker feel so difficult to meet people. Expensive for what you get but I would stay again as it was clean.
Central location, clean enough. There was a weird girl living the room I stayed in (screamed and talked a lot in her sleep, talked to herself while awake), but at least for the 2 days I stayed in she offered no harm. Staff was friendly (Tom, the night recepcionist, was specially helpful). Security could be improved when it comes to the hostel access (anyone can go in and out - maybe a plastic bracelet for the people staying there could solve the problem).
There were bedbugs the first two days. THe manager Christ said they then sprayed and they were gone. I still itched!! This place is a great value and the location is in the middle of downtown Denver. Forget the WiFI and go to a coffee shop or library. It dropped me constantly and that was went I could get on at all. The beds are clean, the bathrooms are clean. there is a clean rec room with a microwave. they do the best that they can here. and that is enough.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
Very friendly staff, though it was a bit messy. Also, I had difficulties booking this hostel through Hostelworld for some reason: the hostel didn't get any notice about my reservations. So I kinda lost $9 by using Hostelworld and have been too lazy to call Hostelworld support about it. I don't know if that's happened to anyone else with this hostel, but be aware I guess.
Bathrooms were pretty disgusting. The room didn't have any curtains so that was a pain. Staff was really nice and helpful, though.
not enough water in the bathroom, not enough heat in the room, not enough dark at night
I have been to hostels before and was not expecting a 5star treatment but this hostel is probably the worst I have been to. In short the only positive thing is the location, so stay there if you have to. due to its downtown location it has become long stay home to homeless people which with all due respect kills the travel spirit of the hostel...
Great location, easy walking distance from lots and even though it was freezing cold in the rooms you are warm as
I stayed in a private room and it was small but was enough for me...the location is amazing for my interest. The only bad thing was the restroom( only one in each floor). But is a good place just for a couple nights.
A good hostel in a great central location. The place is dated but is clean and has good sized rooms. The kitchen facilities are very limited with no cutlery or cups so you might need a plastic set. As a base this is ideal and I would stay here again.
Can't fault the staff or the facilities, and the location is great. It does seem to attract a lot of stoners / hobos and certainly it's not a party hostel - it's a hotel with some dorm rooms. But for budget accommodation in Denver it's pretty hard to beat. NB they need to adjust their firewall, it blocked me from researching my trip to the Coors brewery because it doesn't allow alcohol-related sites!
Honestly not as bad as other people have been saying. It's cheap I was in a small room with 2 beds and a sink. I only found two bathrooms on the floor so if it was full it might be hard to get a shower, but I didn't have any problems. Only complaint is it didn't really feel like a hostel, no sense of community, it was more like a cheap hotel with shared bathrooms.
in the back outside area, where you can smoke , they don't want you to smoke pot there. !?