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Freddie next to Mercury
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
“Nice and comfortable for good money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

I took my girlfriend to Bratislava because we like visiting small European cities and we were delighted to stay in this hostel. The room was spacious and clean with a private bathroom. If we had stayed longer we would probably even have used the equipped kitchen in the room, but we chose to try the local Slovak meals in restaurants - there are several breweries with excellent beer and food worth visiting, just ask the staff at the hostel reception. As for the reception, all of them were very nice and helpful. The old town is 10 minutes on foot and the walk was actually nice as we walked there through a park and around the palace of Slovak president which was a nice view. All in all it was a nice stay and we will want to stay in Freddie if we come to Bratislava again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

We had a few unfortunate events at this hostel that made the stay unpleasant.

1. We booked a private double room and upon check-in was shown into a room that was already occupied. We were told it was the last double room so we were put in a private dorm room instead. We later learned there actually was a private double room available but the receptionist did not offer it to us.

2. We were locked out of the hostel when we tried returning around 7PM. The note on the door directed us to call the receptionists' cell phone, but as foreign travelers we did not have access to a cell phone. So we were left locked out of the hostel until finally another Polish couple came by and phoned the receptionist.

3. The shower stall drain was hopelessly clogged so water pooled in the stall and drained in a trickle. So our showers lasted only about 4 minutes before so much water pooled it was about to overflow.

The room was generally clean but it look they it could have used a little maintenance, in addition to the clogged showers, the faucets in our room were loose/broken.

However, the nighttime guy receptionist was very nice and helped us decipher the manual for the washing machine. Which is why I'm rating this hostel "2" instead of "1".

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

We are in our 70s and made this reservation 2 months before arrival. We chose it because it is close to the train station and traveling with our luggage is difficult for any distance. When we arrived at Freddie next to Mercury about 4:30 pm we were told that in spite of the printed reservation we had from booking.com that they did not have a room for us but they had made another reservation for us in a hostel in the Centrum. At that point I almost lost it. I could not walk another step and I certainly did not want to accept a substitute lodging sight unseen and not part of booking.com

Finally we were given room number 1 with 4 beds on the first floor. The young woman who handled this was helpful and gracious and really wanted to help. I hope she did not get in trouble. We were reserved for 2 nights and she said someone was to be in room 1 the next night and that they would have to deal with it.

WE discovered the bathroom had a sewer smell in it. Did not report it so don't know if there was something that could be fixed easily or not..

There are no restaurants near. Not a problem if you are ready to walk or take the bus 5 or 10 min.

The bed was VERY comfortable. I suspect form the other high ratings that this is for the young back packing crowd. They love it so if you are from that group, listen to them. I speak for seniors who might like us be looking to save steps.

One of the pictures shows a TV in a room. Ours did not have one.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Angers, France
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

I felt like at home at this hostel. The rooms were like a mini-home !! That was really great and the breakfast was good too. Just a little thing : there was not enough space in the living room to eat !!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Looking for a budget basic place to stay? This is brilliant, clean, modern and really friendly staff. Not very well sign posted but great lace to stay. About a 10-15min walk to the town centre which is completely manageable and right by the train station. Would definitely recommend.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Bonn, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

I am not sure I would call it "luxury" but for a hostel, it was fantastic. We had a "family room" with a kitchenette, bathroom and foyer area. The room was large and well decorated. My only complaint about the room, was that the comforters and pillows were not very useful- very flat and not very warm. The house is amazing with two common rooms (one with fussball) and one with a TV that the kids loved. There was a washing machine and you could buy breakfast for 2.50 Euros which was good. The walk to the city was easy (about 15 minutes downhill). It was a bit difficult to find the hostel- the street itself was OK with the GPS, but the house itself wasn't well marked. Staff were friendly and helpful. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Southport, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

Excellent for a hostel , we had a room , 2 bunk beds , 2 single beds , also had clean kitchenette in the same room ,with ensuite for a family of 5 teenager/ adults .Very clean , walking distance from the train station about 15 mins , 1/2 hour to the old part of town , lovely people at reception , very helpful also , we felt very safe here . The hostel is like brand new a little hard to see the entrance , very reasonably priced, cheap actually .ecellent value for money !

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Freddie next to Mercury
Address: Jelenia 4, Bratislava 811 05, Slovakia
Region: Slovakia > Bratislava Region > Bratislava > Staré Mesto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 68 Speciality Lodging in Bratislava
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Freddie next to Mercury 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Freddie next to Mercury" is brand new and most comfortable hostel and apartments in Bratislava with unique feeling. Within many similar accommodation facilities, it exceeds others providing superior room standard and offering extra services for its guests.We provide 18 rooms with different capacities (2-bed and 4-bed apartments, female apartments, 6-bed dorms and 8-bed dorms). Each rooms has its own bathroom and toilet, kitchenette with basin, stove and minibar (fridge), kettle, TV and lockable cabinets. Rooms are also designed for long-term rent.To our guests, we offer our lounge and summer terrace where during main season (June – September) you can have fun here with great music, grilled specialties and excellent beer and wine.Must be services as free WIFI, laundry room, 24-hour reception desk are present for all guests. You can use for fair fee hostel parking lot or garage for motorcycles. Entry to hostel is secured with access cards that provide to our customers maximum safety. You can leave your valuables in the safety room with 24-hour surveillance. If you are interested, we can organize whole day program for you in order to experience the best the city can provide.The location is also fair – just 5-minute walk from main train station and 10-minute walk to historical centre of Bratislava. ... more   less 
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