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Chester Backpackers
Encampment, Wyoming
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“If I could, I'd return again and again”
Reviewed 11 August 2011

This was my second stay at Chester Backpackers. The place has been refurbished, repainted, and scoured. It is an old, old building with narrow, steep stairs--so don't expect a personality-less facility. The charm of the place and the friendliness of Al, the manager, make it an ideal base in Chester.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

We booked and paid in advance for 2 nights but after arriving we cancelled the 2nd night and now have been refused a refund by a very rude manager/owner. The hostel was not as advertised on the internet site, our room was up several flights of very narrow, winding stairs, very intrusive road noise inside, and overall the hostel was at the lower end of accomodation.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

This place is what we wanted, went on a university society tour and needed nothing more. We were able to have fun without being complained about, sit out on the terrace at night times and were only a little way away from the town centre which was great. Owners were friendly and kitchen facilities were good. Would recommend for this sort of thing.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

Lovely hostel. Cheap and cheerful. The manager was very welcoming and helpful. As far as budget accomodation goes this suited my needs perfectly. The dormitory room was bright and colourful and the ensuite had been fully refurbished. Would recommend to anyone wanting a good place to stop for the night !

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 June 2011

I found this backpackers very helpful. It's close proximity to the city centre and rail station very useful. Clean and very friendly I had a very enjoyable stay with residents and staff on my two day stay, and even was invited to a delightful Sunday dinner by the manager, cooked by himself. A true hospitaliy hostel. Thanks again!

  • Stayed June 2011
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

We were a large group of girls with a mixture of rooms and the 18 bed dorm. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very friendly and polite manager of the hostel who briefly shown us round the accommodation. It was basic and expected however the exterior was very dirty and negleted. The kitchen and lower landing was so smelly that we had to hold our noses however when we got to our rooms they were airy and clean. A basic and budget stay had by all but the kitchen and lower landing near the main dorm needs a complete overhaul due to the overwhelmining smell. We would reccommend this place to stay as a cheap overnight venue to meet basic needs but not always to a clean standard.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2011

12 of us hired out the sub-par 18bed dorm at this backpackers hostel for two nights for our stag do accommodation. It served its purpose. We were in Chester to party all night and just needed a roof over our heads for when we crashed.

The hostel toilet and washing facilities on the basement level weren't overly clean, although the shower's worked well. Anyone that has stayed in a hostel before will know that the quality of shower is very important.

The kitchen area was tidy and functional with a good number of utensils, which is in contrast to many other hostels I have stayed in.

As I previously mentioned our room was of a below-basic standard. Some of the beds were on their last legs, the carpet was heavily stained, and there was also only one window to this 18bed dorm. It was tidy though, and worked for us, just about.

I cannot comment on any of the upper floor bedrooms or bathrooms because I never ventured upstairs. However, the owner did hint that he was in the process of redecorating the rooms and our dorm was the next to be done. Infact we were being ushered out on the sunday while the contractors were being ushered in.

On the plus side the hostel had a small lounge area and a vhs library which included the classic 'Kevin and Perry Go Large'. Almost worth staying at the hostel just for that!

On the plus plus side, Chester is a great night out, just don't try to get in anywhere as a large group.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Additional Information about Chester Backpackers

Property: Chester Backpackers
Address: 67 Boughton, Chester CH3 5AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Chester Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Chester Backpackers Cheshire

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