Portsmouth & Southsea Backpackers Lodge Reviews
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- No hot water no working toilet 1,40m bed for 2 persons smelly 30min to City Center Free wifi
Perfect location for the Great South Run which is why we were in Southsea. Staff helpful and the room and hostel facilities were good value.
The hostel and all rooms look dirty and its bad smell everywhere. Walls should be repaint and all carpets replace. Then hostel will look a little more welcome. On the same price and similar location You can find realy good present hostel around Portsmoth.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
I have to say, I was quite afraid about spending my night at Portsmouth Southsea Backbackers Hostel, after reading all the negative commentaries left by various people. But I was positively surprised; the hostel is right beside the beach, there was no noise in the night, the room was clean, and the woman who welcomed us was nice. The showers are a bit shady, alright, but there is a reason why the hostel is that cheap. I really recommend for a few nights, it was very good value.
This was our first time to the UK and of course, portsmouth. Our previous backpack stay was in London and we were greeted warmly. We were expecting the same or better in portsmouth. Sadly, the staff that greeted us in Florence road was very very poor, disgusted. Place and room is good. But the staff gave us a very bad first impression of our stay. Will never go back.
Good location if you have a car and by the beach (which is a pebble beach). Atmosphere was ok as not very busy and not much of a common room
It was better than I expected because my standards are relatively high.