Yellow Submarine Backpackers Reviews
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The location of the hostel is excellent, the walk to Roma st station is only approx. 10 min. Also the staff was very friendly, and they even knew a bit of Finnish! Unfortunately, almost everything else was a big disappointment. Our room was dirty and it stank heavily when we arrived. The facilities could have been alright, there were plenty of toilets and showers, but they weren't well kept. Also, people were allowed to smoke all over the outer area. All in all, not worth the money spent.
location is ok, takes about 10 mins to transit centre and about 15-20 mins walk to southbank or queen street. there was so much stuff in the rooms that belonged to nobody currently staying. the kitchen area was really smelly and stuff in the fridge was in some cases definitely months old. showers and toilets were ok.
Cheap stay. Cleaning is okay. Incredible lack of kitchenware though.
If i could give it 0% i totally would. It was disgusting, the people were ignorant, toilet doors wouldn't shut, rooms smelled really bad, electricity died 3 times in the night. Men's shower facilities were ridiculous. Communal shower with just curtains was bullshit.
I booked a double room and my booking at first could not be located. Then I was told my 2 beds were split up into two separate rooms. Then I asked if there was anyone else I would be sharing each room with and I was told no, yet when I looked at the rooms someone else was staying in them also. It was at this point that I asked for a refund and was left to find another hotel to stay at last minute on one of the busiest nights of the year. Not a great start to my girlfriends birthday.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 18-24
- (1 review)
very central location, very friendly staff, free wifi, ..recommended!!
My girlfriend and I booked into, and paid extra for, a private twin room but when we arrived were told we were would be put in separate rooms!! And told that that was normal. This was NOT expected and we had no apologies. The toilets were then all closed and port-a-loos put outside. The free breakfast was teabags and bread but there were no cups/plates/mugs to be found anywhere in the kitchen.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Booked this hostel on hostel world, later was then told there wasn't any room for us and we are goin to have to swap rooms on our second room and spilt up on our third night! We did not want to stay for the third night. We was woken up both morning by house cleaning cleaning the bins... Which could be done later. The kitchen was small and cramped, no room to cook or store food. Whole hostel seemed really dated and old needs a referb and smarten up!