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Carlisle City Hostel Reviews

36 Abbey Street, Carlisle, England

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28 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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A great place in the center of the town. Very clean!


I really enjoyed my stay in Carlisle. There weren't many guests while I was there, so things were pretty quiet. I still had plenty of lovely conversations with the other hostel goers - good atmosphere. Everything was very clean and had a "new" feeling - beds were also super comfortable. Free coffee, tea, sugar, and milk was a nice perk. Friendly people run the place, and in a very convenient location. Would stay again!


Surprising Jon and Cath have only opened the place a last year - got the impressoin they'd been running it for years!


Best hostel stay in 2months. Kitchen facilities are great, bedroom very clean and warm, bathroom spotless. staff were absolutely wonderful, would recommend this hostel to anybody. keep up the great work johno and cat


New modern facility, clean and tidy. However lack a communal lounge room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks very much for your review, we have taken your advice and now have a communal lounge in the front room with couches and a TV. We hope you will come back to see it one day!


Very nice hostel right in the centre of Carlisle. We visited Carlilse off-season, so the hostel and the city was very quiet, but it was clean and had very good facilities.


Newly established within the past six months, Carlisle City Hostel is an outstanding option for travelers. The owners have travelled extensively and appear to have integrated the best of what they’ve seen at other hostels into the Carlisle property. An extremely fast Internet connection is included in the price. Further, the owners work hard to maintain an upstanding atmosphere (party people not welcome). I definitely recommend Carlisle City Hostel!


Ideal place for backpackers. Hospitable host and hostess. An unforgettable experience.

  • 2nd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very cosy hostel, great kitchen, clean bathrooms and comfy beds. Highly recommend.


This was the first hostel I'd experienced, and it went beyond expectations. The staff were friendly and accommodating (I had a very early checkout) and the actual hostel was clean. Both of these facts led to a very positive experience. Carlisle City Hostel was also very easy to find using the directions provided on their site, to my pleasure.

  • 24th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really lovely hostel that is warm and welcoming, with good facilities and a nice vibe.

  • 23rd Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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