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“Cold ! Cold ! Cold !”

Stafford Gables Hostel
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Stafford Gables Hostel
Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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“Cold ! Cold ! Cold !”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

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Friendly person at the reception
Free wifi at the reception
Free car park
Cheap double room as we only paid $60

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For $60 I supposed we couldn't ask for much but...
IT WAS SO COLD AND SO DIRTY.
The kitchen was bad and the bathroom disgusting (surely you can find shower curtains at the dollar shop ?)
The building was smelling too. Maybe opening the windows 5 minutes a day would help ?

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

To start on a positive note the man at reception was courteous. All downhill from there. The place is so cold it was warmer outside. The heaters work but the heat goes straight out through the draughty doors and windows. There was mould everywhere in the bathroom and the bedroom ceilings. The whole place was filthy with inch thick dust on skirting boards/dead moths and flys around the windows. The wifi only works at reception. The kitchen was the worst equipped kitchen with a lack of cups/plates and glasses. There was no towels provided in the kitchen apparently due to "hygiene reasons" so you have to dry dishes with toilet roll provided, hand washing too. I also noted far too many notes everywhere saying don't touch this/don't move that. The worst hostel I have ever stayed in. The building itself is rotten to the core and should be demolished. The cold, damp and mould made me ill. Stayed 4 nights as you cant get a refund once you checkin. Otherwise would have left after 10 minutes.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

This was a grim experience from the get go. On entry we were greeted by a strong foul smell that wafts throughout the property. The place is filthy, looks as if it hasnt been cleaned in years. The dust on the skirting boards in our room was inch thick. The place is ice cold, warmer outside than in. Free wifi is only available at reception. The kitchen lacks cups and plates and the pots/pans are rusty and burned beyond recognition. The cookers are all broken. There is also far too many signs saying dont move this/dont touch that. Avoid and go elsewhere. On a positive note the man at reception was friendly. Dunedin as a whole seems to lack decent affordable accommodation.

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Property: Stafford Gables Hostel
Address: 71 Stafford Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
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