Only one night's stay so limited impression. Hostel is located close to Victoria train station and within easy access of most of Manchester's nightlife, shares its area with a lot of student accomm. Facilities are generally good, dorms very pleasant, lack of locker was a surprise but rooms are on a card lock. Shower units very elaborate for a hostel (worth a visit just for these!). Staff very friendly and helpful. Hostel lacks a common space and seemed very quiet, but was a weekday. Would again
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (4 reviews)
Most importantly: check-in is not before 1 PM. Very frustrating to sit waiting! Otherwise, hostel is an old converted barracks, and it shows. Long fairly sterile corridors, rooms quite cramped, ablutions generally pretty good but shower water pressure can be a bit poor. Main social area is the old drill hall, perhaps too large for the number of people staying when I was there. Has an on-site bar, clearly a party hostel. Kitchen much too small for the size. Overall? Good, but not great.
Quite tough to find, but once found excellent hostel, very good location near centre of Old Town, very friendly, will definitely be going back!
Fantastic hostel, really enjoyed my stay, great location too. Very impressed, has set the bar high for future trips!