The hostel is pretty close to the light rail station so it's easy to get to/from the Greyhound station. My only suggestion is to install air conditioning in the rooms. We had just a fan and it was actually hotter in the room than it was outside (and it was close to 30C). So difficult to sleep when it's roasting!
The staff were so nice and helpful! One of the best hostels I stayed in during my Japan trip. The building is really cool and as long as you're aware of the thin walls, it's a really cool place to stay in.
Very close to the station.
The 'lounge' was basically a 4-seat table and fridge shoved into a small storage room. Not exactly a place you can relax.
Great location, close to tram and convenience stores.
Great location but our room was not in the best condition. I could smell damp/mold in the room as soon as I walked in. We even found patches of damp on the wall above a bed. Not the healthiest air to be breathing! I also got bit a number of times by something during my sleep. Only on my arms and neck so I assume 'something' lives in the trunk/cupboard at the head of the bed??
Amazing staff! Everyone was so nice and helpful! My main complaint is that the women's dorm was way too small for the number of beds in there (only 6). There is someone living in the attic too so the ladder is down, making it even more crowded--no real room for luggage or even moving around. The room is really dark (only one light)--the beds definitely need individual lamps.
Great location, close to metro and convenience stores. Very clean. Wasn't all that comfortable walking thru the bar and its paying customers so I used the side entrance when I returned at the end of the day.
I've stayed in loads of hostels around the world and this one ranks as one of the best. Extremely friendly and helpful staff, lots of showers/bathrooms (no lines!), free breakfast, great location, safe--I'd definitely stay here again. Thanks!
It's quite a distance to downtown and while the bus is direct, I like hostels to be right in the city. This is an old hostel, definitely in need of an overhaul. At the very least, renovate your showers. Not even kidding, it's so archaic. The very first thing I thought of is that it looks like those showers used in the concentration camps, just shower heads attached to a single pole.
I can't imagine what it's like in this hostel during the busy summer months as I found it overcrowded as it was. Not enough showers, our room was smelly due to lack of fresh air (no windows, only a fan circulating stale air). Kitchen lockout is not convenient at all. Yes, it's close to the Super Wal-Mart (good for keeping food costs down) but it's relatively far from the main sites and the buses don't come very often.
One of my favourite hostels! I loved it here. Everything a traveler could ask for: great staff, cleanliness, kitchen, towels, wi-fi, personal light and plug-in outlet, a locker. I'm definitely staying here next time I'm in Asheville.
Bill was great! Friendly, welcoming, full of useful info. However, this is one of the dirtiest 'hostels' I've ever stayed in. Basically just bunk beds in empty bedrooms. One bathroom upstairs that is in desperate need of a good clean/reno. I got bit by bugs in my bed. I saw TWO different types of beetles crawling on my bed/sheets. I wasn't able to switch hostels so it was a LONG stay. Its only redeeming quality is that it's one direct bus to the Whitehouse and major sites.
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Good location but the rooms are too crowded! Not enough toilets/showers.
Great hostel! Brand new! Close to metro station, very convenient.
Your own light and plug-in outlet at your bunk and an included towel is really all that a traveler needs to be happy!
The ladder to get up to my top bunk bed was inaccessible to due it being blocked by the other bed. The room was definitely too crowded!
Within walking distance to the main sights! Towels are included which is great while your traveling!
The breakfast was quite basic, just toast and cereal--but it's free! It's about a 10min walk from the tube station so if you have a big backpack this could be annoying. However, it's one stop from Victoria Stn so easy to transfer, etc. Showers on the third floor always had hot water but there aren't many so get up a bit early. Rooms were very small. Lockers were available but I'd almost rather have a little more floor space. Definitely one of the better hostels out there though :)
the buzzing locks on the door due to keycards are really loud and irritating. there were a couple of people that were long-term residents in my room so it felt like we were invading their space. plenty of showers and toilets though--there was never a line up. rooms were a bit tight. an extra chair or something to put your stuff on would've been nice.
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I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff were great, very helpful and knowledgeable. The door locks were really annoying and loud though!
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Awesome hostel! I think my stay here spoiled me for the remainder of my time in China. Everything a traveller could want, the Han Tang Inn offered! I would definitely stay here again :)
More bathrooms! And more hooks in the bathroom would be nice.
Great hostel! One of the best ones I've stayed in!
The key cards are good for security but it was a pain to have to bring with you when you use the toilet!
The place was rather dirty. It smelled like dog everywhere (a pet dog was loose around the hotel). I came back one afternoon to find dog crap in the middle of the hallway and saw urine stains on the wall/carpet. I had to get up early (6:30-ish) to catch a train and the lights for the shower were turned off during the night--I had to shower holding my flashlight in my mouth! I didn't realize this until after but I was charged on top of my online booking deposit when I checked in. Will definitely not stay here again.
The walls in the room beside Reception are paper-thin! The shower was great though.