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Mark Twain Hostel Reviews

131 Tremont Street Hartford, Hartford, USA

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97 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 57%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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David was a very kind and welcoming host to us. He was a very interesting man to chat with, and had a lot of information in the hostel to give to us regarding activities to do in Hartford & bus timetables.

  • 10th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


My biggest complaint is that the room smelled terrible, like a person who hasn't showered in months. The bedding seemed clean, and the room itself wasn't overly dirty. It was obvious the sink in the room hasn't been cleaned though. That smell though was aweful.


Very dirty, especially kitchen.


I was dubious about this hostel given some of the earlier comments, but I was relieved when I turned up. It's an old house and a bit run down, but the beds are clean and warm and the bedrooms and bathrooms are reasonably clean - the only real problem is the kitchen, which is not very clean. The owners are also lovely, very helpful and friendly. The office is only open at the stated hours, so you need to remember to contact them if you're arriving at a different time, but they answer emails fast.

  • 26th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The owner, David, is very warm, kind and friendly. i only had to meet him for a few moments and he already made me feel welcome. i was pleased because the dorm was clean and hangers were provided. one hiccup was that the water heating for my room's toilet was not fully functioning(not cold but not particularly warm) and unfortunately, it was winter. however, i would definitely return because of david's exceptional hospitality!

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