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Potato Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, England

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669 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Very good hostel, but there was only 1 power output for my 4-bed room


The rooms are clean but there is no soap in the bathroom for washing hands. The staff are mostly friendly but when asking for directions to the station, I was told to take a taxi. If my budget is so that I'm staying in a hostel for £10 a night I'm not likely to take a taxi if there is an alternative mode of transport, such as the free bus? These are small things but can make a difference. Also, there is no storage room, lockers are available for £2-3, so actually the room costs £12 not £10.


The atmosphere was different than most hostels as there were large groups of school children staying while I was there. Also, internet is not free. Otherwise, room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable, and downstairs restaurant a good value for money.


I have stayed there before, and the staff remembered me, although this time i was extremely tired from a long haul flight, they were fast and polite and helped me with a clean towel. Thank you to the staff!!


Happy to recommend this as I had a peaceful stay there.

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Due the cleanliness of the whole hostel I have rebooked to take my family in July 2014.

  • 20th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Best pizza I had in England in a year. Stag parties are loud.

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Clean, friendly staff with free parking a plus. Would recommend to anyone needing a place to rest for the night.


The hostel is well situated, the staff is friendly and helpful, it's clean, everything is available. The website could do with a bit more information about how to reach the hostel by tram, train or bus if you are coming from other train stations such as Oxford Street or Piccadilly. Dislike: Bathroom was extremely small, with the shower and toilet in the same space, and an enormously noisy fan. No soap to wash hands after the toilet, and forced to buy a lock to lock your luggage.


The staff was very friendly and helpfull, the rooms pretty good, considering the price.

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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