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The White House Hostel
Ranked #20 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Sligo
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13 reviews
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“Fair stay at best”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

This hostel was fair at best. The house and room are old and dated. Kitchen had adequate cooking facilities. The gentleman on staff wasnt very informative or friendly at ALL. Worst thing about the hostel was that the room didnt lock, and I felt my luggage was not secure. When I questioned the man about this, he shrugged it off and said this was normal. It is NOT normal, I have stayed in dozens of hostels around the world...... But the location was unbeatable, was one minute from town. But next time I'll look for something a bit more friendly / comfortable / secure for my money.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

The receptionist welcomed us in a room which looked like his own living room but actually it was a common room. The room was big but without any equipment and it was NOT POSSIBLE TO LOCK THE ROOM, which was quite dissapointing for us. Location is good and kitchen good equiped. I'm sure you can find better hostel in the same price range...

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 August 2010

I agree with mdarsigny's comment at all. Furthermore, beds are very unconfortable, the sprung mattress was a really massage (nothing pleasant of course). It's acceptable to sleep but if I come back, I will try another hostel.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Montreal
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Reviewed 2 April 2010

We found this place because it was the only hostel in Sligo that had vacancy. We didn't want to sleep in a dorm and that was the only beds remaining. The staff were extremely helpful considering the situation. They showed us where were the other hostel in town to help us find private rooms. But since everything was full we went back to the White House and stayed in a 8 bed dorm room at the White House.

As mentioned in the other reviews (in french), there were no locks on the door for private rooms & no lockers... This was a bit sad. Our sleep was not very good because a lot of people in the dorm were snorring (of course, that's not the hostel fault :) ). The showers were clean but you have to turn on a heater to take a hot shower. This heater makes a lot of noise, so if you get up early, you might wake everyone else in the dorm.

Checkout time was earlier than other hostels (9AM). And even though they have a parking, it is so small that you might have to move your car to let another car in or out.

Recommended if you want to save money... Otherwise, try someplace else.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: The White House Hostel
Address: Markievicz Road, Sligo, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Sligo
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Ranked #20 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Sligo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 29
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