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Sometimes staff were hard to find.. Overall it was ok
The 12-bed dorm where I stayed stinks because there is almost no ventilation in the room. Also there's a big bathroom with almost no ventilation and very poor water draining on the floor, so it was always wet. By the way, there is free acces to the internet in the guest's computer.
Jacks hostel is a place to rest your head at a cheap price. It's a few stops on the tram away from the train station and away from the main part of the city so it's not too bad. No breakfast but does have a kitchen which ok at best, there are worse ones out there. Beds are ok as well. Need more bathrooms and maybe a bit more cleaning. Be wary about your food and possessions there is a bit of thefts that go on. All together this place isn't for travelers, it's for divorcees and immigrants.
Whole hostel is dark even during a day and terrible smell in the room. You better do something with that!! Also why some stranger is sleeping at sofa and 2 guys were sleeping in the same bunk bed( upper my bed)? One of man is definitely wasn't hostel guest!!
My only complain is how smelly the room was. And even tough this was a problem from the people and not the hostel I would suggest to at least open the windows during the day. Also the place was full of weird old folks. I have not problem with that but I found it quite peculiar. Also the location is great if you have in mind to travel using the subway.
This is by far the worst place I've ever stayed. We checked in to find that all 3 of our beds were extremely stained, smelly and unpleasant. The mattress itself was simply a piece of foam with a cover on the top. One of the stainings on the pillow was blood and the rest looked like mould/ faeces. The facilities at the premises were also unkept and in a disgusting state. I was horrified to find that I was the only female in the entire hostel. The staff were also extremely unhelpful.
The window was broken in the bedroom: it was not secure and it was really noisy because of the main road. There are not enough commodities (toilets and shower) for the number of persons hosted;
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 18-24
- (1 review)
I thought it was a really nice Hostel and the craic was great. There was two guests staying at the hostel who were of endless entertainment and always kept a good vibe in the common area; nicknamed John-boy and Jack Sparrow. I would definitely come back to this hostel if I knew Jack Sparrow was going to be staying there
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Love this Hostel! I feel at home here. The staff is amazing and friendly and all had time to chat to me. The place is quite small and there is ussully only one person working and doing everythig. Beds and washrooms are simple and clean. The train station is LESS than 100 meter away from the hostel, amazing location. And it is so cheap! The best value with the best people, it is simply perfect.
Not the best Hostel but it was the cheapest hostel. In every room every bed has an own plug connection and their are lockers in the room what is very handy. Also you have a keycard to get into the hostel and to get into the room what is very handy. The mattresses were from very bad quality.
It's an ok hostel. The personnal is nice but not incredible. The have absolutely no will to tell the guest what to do, so that the common rooms are always left a mess by them. The kitchen ist great, the showers are ok, the tram and metro are really right at the corner. For groceries it is perfect as well. If you can, book a room on the side of the courtyard : the street is extremely noisy. ATTENTION : there's a /"-hours cancellation policy, and they won't soften, even if someone died...
We really enjoyed our stay here! Fantastic little hostel which is right next to the station so it's really easy to get about! Showers could of been a bit cleaner but what you would expect from a hostel at this price :)
I liked this hostel!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Very weirdly quiet atmosphere. Annoying that we had to pay in cash, but they wouldn't let us check in first before we found an atm. Bathroom facilities were not great and everything felt slightly grimy. Quite far out from the centre, although quite easy to reach from the train station.
The hostel itself was easy to find but was quite far out the historical centre in a rough area. The staff were unhelpful and gave us wrong directions about how to get to Bratisalava! The facilities were good but the atmosphere in the whole hostel was stale. It was also extremely expensive for what it is. Would not go again.
I had trouble finding jacks hostel. If u come out of the train station and don't see it immediately, you came out the wrong side. The area around the hostel is a little rough but it's only a 15 minute walk to the city center. The showers made a massive puddle on the floor, and smelled faintly of mold. The kitchen was great and had a dishwasher. There was wifi in all the rooms and staff were very helpful. You get what you pay for.
Great atmosphere and staff very bad helpful. In kind of a seedy area but right near a metro so good in that respect. I would stay here again.
Some cleaning would do wonders for this hostel! Also repainting the walls would add some nice touch. My mattress was so used that I could feel beds structure to my back. Wouldn't stay here more than two nights. Kitchen was okay though. It was big and there was everything needed for cooking and also dishwasher. Staff was helpful and nice. There isn't separated bathrooms/showers for women and men and there is also only one sink which isn't in toilet. So it can get jammed in the mornings.