This hostel is worth the extra money per night. It is located in an absolutely stunning building on a quiet street within spitting distance of the park. The staff was very friendly and always cleaning. The breakfast was great and I appreciated the luggage cages under the bed and small lockers for valuables at reception.
This hostel is one of London's better ones. The bright spacious common areas, clean sheets and comfortableness of the bed all contributed to a great stay. However the cleanliness of the bathrooms could definitely be improved and the size of the lockers as they were not big enough to fit a standard 50L backpack. Also, be aware that there is no stove or oven in the guest kitchen.
There was only one thing I did not like about this hostel- the beds were extremely uncomfortable and not equipped with a thick enough blanket for a Prague winter. But everything else was absolutely amazing! I can't say enough about the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Directions, reccommendations and just talking to you about your day. Kitchen was well equipped, lockers in rooms, free computer use and good wifi and a wonderful breakfast with fruit and cheese!
Cheap, friendly staff, good atmosphere. There is no luggage room so be aware of that. Cleanliness was just average. Had a great stay though!
Just an okay hostel. Nothing spectacular. Good location, lockers in rooms, well equipped kitchen. You have to pay for wifi and the showers are quite poor.
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Good hostel. Excellent location and free breakfast. However I stayed across the river at Abbey Court too and found the atmosphere and cleanliness to be much better.
I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. I stayed in the large female dorm and it was clean and comfortable. Excellent location, great free breakfast and under bed cages to store things. Free wifi and computers as well. One thing I was unimpressed with was the state of the kitchen a good portion of the time. Many burners weren't working and many guests left the area in disarray.
This hostel would have been great had it been a bit more clean. Great atmosphere and location!
Was upgraded from a dorm to a private room upon my arrival :) Good wifi, beautiful location on the river and helpful staff. Free 10 minute international calls was a highlight for sure!
Good hostel overall. Right across from the bus station, good kitchen. Couldn't connect to wifi the whole time I was there unfortunately.
I think the only thing lacking at this hostel was the atmosphere. Otherwise good rooms, kitchen, location, staff and free breakfast!
I don't even know how to begin my review of this hostel. I had the most amazing time here in Letterfrack. The hoslitality demonstrated by Mike and the Letterfrack locals was amazing. I felt welcome from the moment I stepped inside. I was upgraded from a dorm to a private room, given advice on the region, served dinner, dropped off and picked up by Mike on a coastal walk he personally recommended. The breakfast, self catering kitchen and common area are very good also! Steps away from thepark too
Hostel was better then I thought. Beautiful property however as a solo female I found it quite eerie at night coming from the city centre. Close to supermarket and about 20/25 minute walk from main bus station.
Really awesome hostel. Loved the free walking tours offered, open mic nights in the bar and the kitchen was one of the best I've seen at a hostel. Located right in the Grassmarket near to good eats and pubs. Close to the Castle, Royal Mile, museums and a supermarket too. 30 bed dorm was fine, split into two levels so nowhere near as bad as you'd imagine.
Besides the great location and free breakfast, I did not enjoy my stay here. There was a problem with the overbooking of my dorm twice and I felt as if all that was cleaned was the sheets, notthe room. Rooms were cramped and stuffy and there was a pproblem with the opening of my door on multiple occasions.
Great hostel! Cool decor, good wifi, clean and spacious female dorm with cages under bed for storage. Location can't be beat either! Only issue was the "kitchen" Basically a mini fridge and a kettle. Would've liked for the common area to be better lit as well so as to encourage travellers to hang around longer.
I didn't actually end up staying here, but I wasn't charged a cancellation fee or one nights stay as per their cancellation policy.
Great location overlooking the beach, nice free breakfast and exceptionally clean dorms. Only thing lacking was a kitchen.And maybe some lockers or cages under the beds for storage. My roomates and I also had difficulty with the keycard, but staff were patient with fixing it every day.
Good free breakfast, good location and a cheap laundry service was about all this hostel had going for it. No kitchen, not as clean as I would have liked, poor bathroom facilities and a terrible stench in the rooms. I was glad to leave this hostel.
Fantastic guesthouse- clean, great value, charming rooms and a lovely breakfast. Staff was excellent and extremely hospitable. I was quite ill when I arrived at Cumberland House and Carmel really went above and beyond to ensure I was taken care of. Will definitely stay here next time I have a flight to catch as it is only a 5 minute drive from Gatwick.
I actually didn't end up staying here, but passed by it and it had a very central location in Fira. Some friends of mine who did stay here loved the rooftop patio.
Fantastic staff, free computer terminals and washing machine are all plusses for me. Had an 8 bed dorm all to myself for 3 nights! Kitchenette did not have bowls or knives and location is only great if you want to stay by the beach. If you're planning to spend the majority of your time in Oia or Fira, stay elsewhere as the towns are a pain to get to by bus.
The staff was excellent- exceedingly helpful and friendly and the location/view is hard to beat! Loved the pool area and deck overlooking Ios and the Aegean Sea.
Cleanliness could've been better (stains on sheets, etc), but for the price, fantastic location, free port pick up/drop off and kitchenette in my spacious dorm, I'll take it.
Great location! Rooftop bar and kitchen area are a fun place to hang out.
Great lounge/common area and free breakfast is a plus.
6 bed female dorm was clean and spacious and felt more like a hotel then a hostel. Didn't use many of their facilities and was unimpressed that they advertised tours and a travel desk on their website, but when approached about it, 3 different staff members told me none were available and the tours should have been taken off the website. Besides this issue, had a great stay at PLUS Florence.
Giovanna who runs the hostel is fantastic! Knows every guest by name and is passionate about Florence. The guy who overlooks the hostel at night however is not great at all. Had trouble checking me in and let in a guy who wasn't even staying in the hostel into my all female dorm at 5am. Location is perfect though, 10 minutes from the train station, close to all the sights and a duomo view from the back room!
Extremely clean rooms that also happen to be bright and spacious. 6 bed dorm felt more like a hotel room than a hostel room. Located in not exactly in the best area of town although only a 25 minute walk/10 minute tram ride to the city centre. 3 minutes away on foot from train station which is perfect for catching early morning/late night trains. A kitchen and linen that's included in price of stay would be appreciated.