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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Charlestons NotSo Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Notso Hostel is located in an enclave of double-porched houses from the 1840's in the downtown historic district of Charleston, SC. We offer dorm rooms and private rooms and have four kitchens and bathrooms that are shared among guests.

Included in the nightly rate are: linens, private parking, oatmeal/coffee/tea, and wifi. Reserve private rooms by contacting us directly or book directly online at our website,

Check in is from 5-9pm, EST.

If you are going to arrive after 9PM, you must call to arrange for a late check-in. If you choose not to do this, you will not be able to stay at the hostel on the night of your reservation.

We accept all forms of payment except personal checks and paypal.

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you do not cancel within 48 hours, you will be charged for the first two nights of your stay and the remainder of your reservation will be canceled.

Please note- Taxes are not included in price. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2019
    Lovely hostel and great staff! Thanks to Monica for her help!!
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Aug 2019
    Absolutely love that Charleston has a hostel. I got to meet the owner and she was extremely nice and polite. I stayed in an 8 bed dorm and it was plenty spacious. There are 3-4 private bathrooms downstairs so, plenty at any given time, 2 immaculate kitchens as well. Location is good to walk downtown. I would stay again if I was in the area for sure.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    31 Aug 2019
    The best hostel ever! Such a cute place absolutely loved it! I was in the Andrew Adams dorm and it was very spacious. The kitchen area is very comfortable and social. Coffee was provided and I really appreciated that 😂
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Jun 2019
    Overall, my stay at Not So Hostel was, not so hostile. I must have arrived at a bad time, though, as while I was greeted pleasantly enough and given a thorough orientation, there was a lot of banging and clanging, doors slamming and hard expressions on a few faces. The day manager seemed to be in a far better mood, on Saturday morning. One suggestion: Set out more towels, and perhaps limit them to ONE per hosteler. A person I met on Saturday morning complained there were no towels.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    13 Aug 2019
    This place was very cute and lovely. Staff seemed very helpful. Close to everything and there’s a bus stop just down the road. Only downfall was I never received the email to tell me how to get in (the door has a number code) so I waited outside and tried to call but staff never answered. I assume they are only there from the 5pm-9pm check in time. Luckily someone staying there came out of the hostel and told me the code so I could just store my luggage until check in time.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    31 Jul 2019
    Only there one night. Met one staff member who was helpful and got me checked in and on my way. Did not interact with any fellow travelers as the other people were already asleep in the dorm. Clean place, location seemed fine and there was parking available in back. Only gripes would be a late check in (5pm) and relatively early check out (10am, I think). Checked in at 5pm and then had to battle rush hour traffic to get to the Volvo concert venue and showed up later than I would have liked.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    30 Jul 2019
    A lovely hostel with a welcoming atmosphere. You’ll feel at home there. Keycode access, lockers in rooms, kitchen facilities, free towels and linen, free basic breakfast of oatmeal and coffee/tea. No guest laundry. Common areas are: kitchen, lounge/reception area (only open from 8am-10pm) and front porch. Was quiet when I was there but I’m sure it’s more sociable when there are more guests. Matt on reception was really friendly and gave me tips for the rest of my trip. Would happily stay again.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Jul 2019
    We had a great experience at this hostel! We booked a private room w private bathroom. There was a shared common space but the whole facility was very clean. The room had FOUR pillows, two towels and stocked shower. The girl at the front desk was super cute and helpful. Definitely walk around the area and check out the beautiful architecture. Would def stay again, thank you not-so hostel!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    25 Aug 2019
    good hostel,although bit of a hike to centre. take a padlock for the lockers. good decoration and cleanliness. cute buildings. overall good but didn't appreciate having my breakfast fruit that had been ripening on the porch labelled with my name being disposed of by over zealous staff. i'd like to see people eating the food they buy and the hostel setting up a compost bin for the load of stuff that is thrown in the bin. a bird bath supplying water would be nice for the wild life.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 2.9


    03 Jul 2019
    I've stayed in hostels all around western and eastern Europe and North America, and this was nowhere near the ballpark of expectations from a hostel. I have never seen anyplace so dirty and disgusting and cramped. Also, why are there guys in the all-girls dorm? As soon as I checked in, I literally stood in the office and booked an Airbnb to get out of there.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi