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“low quality hostal in a run down area of bournemouth”

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Lazy Shark Backpackers
Exeter, United Kingdom
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“low quality hostal in a run down area of bournemouth”
Reviewed 31 August 2010

arived with a group of friends at the lazy shark and the bar looked ok abut thats as far as the good points go for this place the food is cheap but of a genraly low quality you would be better off crossing the road and visiting the pub across the road its cheaper and has food of a higher quality.
the rooms are overcrowded and have no spare space for any form of luggage, there are two toiles but one was out of order and only one shower in with the only working toilet so using the tiolet or the shower was almost impossible in the morning or evening (we had to use the bars toilet)
there is no form of any security here as the rooms are accessed by codes and when the bar is closed you enter via a small ally from the street littered with sick and used seringes to a back door to the back of the hostal witch was coverd in dog poo and wee (nice in flipflops).
there is a small area to park your car but it will get blocked in so its best not to use it i spoke to a couple of lads to get them to move there car and thay had been kicked out as the oweners had over booked the beds and when it came to the fact we where told there was another four people using the room we had fully booked and paied for we all left with no form of refund.
you would be better of using one of meny of the reasonably priced b&b's or hotels in bournemouth as boscome is not a nice place and is too far from main town for a night out.

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Reviewed 18 July 2010

Dont be alarmed when exiting Pokesdown station when you see hilberlies and too many rundown cafe/restaurants and antique shops, this hostel makes up for it. This is a great hostel as it has a great bar and restaurant with it, its just a pity that it is not closer to Bournemouth central and that its the only hostel in Bournemouth! If you travelling with a group of friends and looking for a good time then you cant go wrong by staying here. Rooms are neat and clean but only 1 bathroom to share with 2 other rooms, and you have to enter a FBI code to get into the hostel at night and into your room... this does not mix well with alcohol! Boscombe beach is a 10 minute walk and then its an easy walk to Bournemouth pier and beach.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Lazy Shark Backpackers
Address: 682 Christchurch Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 6BT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Backpackers in Bournemouth, cheap accommodation. The Lazy Shark is IDEAL for stag and hen parties; sleep upstairs from £12 per night, party downstairs. Eat, drink, sleep...lazy shark. ... more   less 

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