This hostel deserves a review, as it was absolutely fantastic! I came with two people and we chose the private 3 share room in the brand new Annexe. The art work on the walls is AWESOME, and all of the beds were SO COMFORTABLE, better than most hotels! The room was also absolutely huge, it was really clean and for the price it was so much better than your average (but more expensive) budget hotel but just as good or better.
There were shared toilets with showers included, and they were very VERY clean. I never had a problem getting into the toilet when I needed to. The other guests were really quiet during our stay, and even though we left one window open one night as it was a bit warm in the room (we couldn't get the fan working for some reason) we all slept really well even though you can hear the street outside.
The annexe was close to the main hostel but in a different building. I didn't actually see or use the hostel part except to check in which was fine, but the lounge and reception seemed really cosy and cool.
Check in took longer than it should have as the receptionist answered a phone call in the middle of check in. I think this should not happen as you should focus on one guest at a time, and if they need the phone answered they should have a system where it transfers to someone else if only one person is on shift and can't answer because they're busy. But no big issue we waited on a couch and the receptionist was very friendly and helpful, and it was an otherwise smooth check in!
Also the location was really good for us, it was so close to the bus to Sherwood Forest and a really easy walk into the awesome centre of Nottingham.
I would HIGHLY recommend this hostel. It was as good as a hotel in the private rooms (even with shared bathroom) and the art on the walls is fantastic.
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