The hostel is conveniently located next to a big supermarket. The man at the reception was helpful with restaurant recommendations. We were upgraded to an ensuite double room. However, the room (McPherson) was dark and cold with drafts coming from an emergency exit door,the shower curtain was dirty and moldy, and the bathroom smelled of sewage in the morning. The whole hostel smelled stale and damp. Too many warning messages in the room, the corridor, and the kitchen made the place unwelcoming.
Gorgeous interiors, a very stylish place overall. The 8-people dorm room I stayed at was spacious and the bunk bed comfortable. A good continental breakfast (4GBP). Two issues: too much noise from the street (drunkards shouting, throwing bottles etc) until 5am made sleep impossible; a tiny shower/toilet cubicle, with a soiled rug on the floor, that felt claustrophobic. 30 GBP per bunk bed was simply too much for a sleepless night. Won't stay there again because of the noise levels.
Pros: The proprietor was very welcoming and understanding when we arrived with a significant delay. We stayed in a double room. It was warm and spacious and the bed was comfortable. The hotel had ample parking. Cons: the lack of tea making facilities in the room. The water pressure in the shower could have been stronger. Overall, Hotel Dinara is good value for money if you need an affordable, clean place to stay with parking.
Stayed in a 17-bed dorm. The room was surprisingly spacious and airy, the bedlinen clean, the bunk bed relatively comfortable. The shared bathroom looked clean; however, there were only three sinks so it got crowded fast. The complimentary breakfast was a nice touch even if it was nothing fancy (a selection of cereals, toast, a range of jams, peanut butter, tea/ coffee). The staff were great: they promptly replied to my mail, arranged to keep a low bunk bed for me, and were polite and friendly.
A nice, clean, comfortable room at an affordable price, a good shower, and a welcoming host. It is not a hostel as such, but those looking for a crash pad for a night would not be disappointed.
There were some bizarre " roofing" problems with the room when we arrived. We were told we had to stay at another B&B and pay the full amount (50 GBP) to them, despite the 5-GBP Hostelworld deposit already paid to Park View. Next day, my husband went back to Park View to retrieve the deposit. First, the receptionist didn't know anything about the deposit. Then he had no cash. Finally, he cobbled together four pounds and just threw them on the table in front of my husband. Unacceptable behavior!
Extremely conveniently located - a five minute walk from the Waverley Train Station. Very helpful staff. Lovely game room with comfortable armchairs. Fast Wifi. The 8-people female dorm room was spacious enough but incredibly stuffy and smelly, and definitely could have used some vacuuming. The kitchen was filthy. The bathroom on the second floor was relatively clean. Overall, a good crash pad, but cleanliness needs improvement.
Excellent place, with lots of character, great facilities (common room, ping pong and pool tables), conveniently located. The double room I ordered turned out to be a triple room of epic proportions. The only downside was that the room smelled strongly of cooking (think really cheap Chinese take away eatery, that kind of smell...). I would gladly stay at Mount Eccles Court again, but in a different room.
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A lovely, quiet, clean, comfortable place run by incredibly patient and helpful people. Will gladly recommend it to everyone and stay there again.
Positives: Good central location, clean and comfortable room, helpful receptionists. Negative: Leaving in a hurry, I forgot an item of clothing in the room. The cleaning staff, according to the hotel receptionist, claimed they did not find anything left behind. Because of this incident, I will not stay at Snoozles again.
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A very helpful receptionist. Location - about twenty minutes walk from the Temple Bar area. Stayed in a double room (Room 3). A lovely room, spacious, comfortable bed, excellent shower pressure. The downsides: incredibly inconvenient water taps in the bathroom, and the giant piles of laundry by our door (the room was right next to the laundry room).
Pros: Very close to King's Cross; easy to find. Very polite staff. Decent breakfast (cereals, toast, fruit, bacon, sausages, tea/ coffee) included. Comfortable bed and clean bed linen. Hot water available late, good water pressure in the showers (even on the 3rd floor). Cons: impossible to find the light switch in the shower on the third floor (I had to use a flashlight). The communal showers on the first floor have no hooks or shelves, and could have been cleaner. Overall: will stay again.
The room was very cold! And the heating did not work. And the small portable heater that was in the room exploded almost right away. Otherwise, the room was rather spacious and the double bed (I had a double ensuite room) comfortable. The location is excellent - very central. I would probably stay in this place again, but definitely not in winter.
A lovely stay overall. Good location, even though it is not dramatically central - only 15 minute walk to the Royal Mile. Quiet. A comfortable bed and a great shower, properly hot with good water pressure. A very cozy common room (in Building N4), with a fireplace. Downsides - towels provided at extra charge; the heater in the room didn't work; the tacky red velvet curtains were absolutely out of place in the otherwise very pleasant room.
A perfect crash pad for a night - clean, affordable, good location. My single room was tiny but it had a window! (which rooms in many other Chunking Mansions hostels often lack). The location in the E block is good as it has fewer hostels and thus fewer people waiting for the elevator. The owner was nice - polite and accommodating. Will stay there again.
Exceptionally clean, all new bathroom fixtures, nice-looking bed linen, fresh towels. Simon is very helpful! A gem of the Chunking Mansions so far (I've tried five hostels). An excellent deal if you don't mind the smallness of the room and the lack of windows.
The young man at the reception was very polite and helpful. The room itself (single standard ensuite, A5,16th floor) was a windowless cubicle, albeit clean. Oh well, there was a tiny window, but it was covered with black film. There was no separate bathroom, just a small fish tank-like enclosure in the corner with shower/ toilet. The walls are very thin, so all noises/ snores etc. from the neighboring rooms can be heard . It's an OK place to crash for one night, nothing more.
Your typical hostel in the Chunking Mansions - tiny rooms and even tinier bathrooms. On the positive side - a friendly receptionist and very clean and warm rooms. My overall impression was that the Chunking Mansions have cleaned up their act a bit - it looks less seedy compared to what it used to and marginally safer, with fewer pushers and peddlers loitering outside (I last stayed there two years afo). And their location still makes them the best deal for miles a round.
On hte positive side - the rooms were larger than those in standard Hongkong hostels, which tend to be the size of a walk-in closet. The one we had was more like a tiny apartment with a small kitchen counter. Clean. There were no towels, however, and no soap, and the receptionist looked surprised when I asked for them.
Funky design and good breakfast. Comfortable beds in the double room. A bit cold at this time of the year.
if you want to know what sleeping in a walk-in closet is like than this place is for you. Our so-called double room was slightly bigger than the bed which was no double - hardly a single. The absence of windows made me feel claustrophobic for the first time in my life.
Awesome place, comfortable and so much character! The bed in the Giraffe room was incredibly comfy.
The location is good, but the noise from the street can drive you crazy in the morning. The room upstairs was cold and the toilet didn't flush. We booked three rooms, but something went wrong with the booking, so only two rooms were available. The staff was quite helpful though - they got us extra blankets. The best would be to book this hostel just for one night and then look around for other options, which Fenghuang has plenty of.
Lovely place, original design, great breakfasts - best pancakes I've had in China:) Dorm rooms could have been bigger, but their doubles look really cosy n spacious. Very helpful staff indeed - cheers to Nicholas n Elena! Well done, guys:)