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Freddie next to Mercury
Ely, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Difficult to fault”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We arrived at this hostel at 6am straight from an overnight train and were able to check in straight away at no extra charge, which we were extremely grateful for! We had a 5 bed dorm with a kitchenette which was perfect for us. Whilst the hostel is a 5 minute walk from the station, which is great, it is a much longer walk to the city centre (perhaps around 30 minutes) which is not ideal when there aren't too many restaurants nearby.
The common room and balcony area were great and had internet access everywhere.

Room Tip: If you need to check in early or late just email and ask they were great for helping us with this.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Western Norway, Norway
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2014

The Bratislava hostel with the funny name, Freddie next to Mercury, goes all in when it comes to rock posters on the walls. It is a long-ish walk from the city centre, but has parking for cars in the streets nearby. The staff is wonderful and when we asked if they could possibly order pizza for us one of the nights, the response was very positive(and the pizza was great!).

We stayed in a five person room. The room was big, we had our own kitchen and a modern and nice bathroom. We were very impressed at both of these things for a hostel. There was a sofa, chairs, a table and on our first night we also had a TV (not entirely sure where it disappeared to for our second night...?).

The hostel offers a breakfast, but we did not pay to try it. There is a lounge in both the basement and on the third floor with a TV and various other entertainment things.

The negatives were: For a five person room, the hot water tank was terribly small (you have to plan with the others when to shower in order to have enough warm water). The beds varied. The one I had kept on breaking apart (I fell through the bed at least three times during the two nights we stayed there, even if it was fixed the first night). Also, I woke up after the first night with an odd array of red marks on my skin. Either a super active mosquito or bed bugs. =/

Anyway, this hostel is a great place to stay when visiting both Bratislava and Vienna(50 minutes away). In general we were happy with it. The kitchen and bathroom in the room were great and we spent more time in the room than anywhere else we stayed during our trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

My boyfriend and I booked a private double room with Freddie Next To Mercury because the reviews were good and the price was right (and Justin just loved the name). We were able to park our rental car on the street right out front and check in was quick and easy. We were given room number 43 and headed up stairs. When I unlocked the door, I was surprised to find another staircase! Up we went and entered into an entire apartment! It was so much bigger than we expected! We had a large private balcony, private bathroom, a living room with couch and TV and small kitchenette, and then a ladder leading into a lofted sleeping area. This was literally bigger than our last apartment in Milwaukee. I wish we could have stayed longer. While we loved the cozy, quirkiness of the lofted sleep area, the bed was two twin mattresses on the floor. Not the most comfortable and we each had sore necks after two nights. It was also 31 degrees Celsius on our first day in Bratislava, so sleeping in a small loft on the top floor was extremely hot, but they did provide a fan for us which helped. Those comfort issues would be my one and only complaint. Otherwise, the place was great!

We were able to walk to the old town in about 10-15 minutes. The area of town was safe. We left a rental car parked on the street for two days with no problems. The staff provided us a map of the town and sold beers and other beverages at the front desk, which was staffed 24 hours a day. We had breakfast one morning for 2.50 euro each. There was coffee, cereal, bread with jam, meat and cheese. It was nice enough, but many other comparable hostels that I've stayed in would include this type of breakfast in the price. But for 2.50, you can't complain. On the second morning, we just ate at a place in town. Overall, I'm very happy with Freddie Next To Mercury and have already begun recommending it to my friends!

Room Tip: Room 43 was large with a nice large balcony. In hot weather, be aware that the lofted sleeping area...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Clean and spacious apartment with balcony, kitchenette and fridge. Easy to walk to city. The noise from streets might be irritating at night, however, we slept well even with window opened. The hostel itself was very quiet even though it has good conditions for social life with its terrace and common rooms. Weak WIFI signal in the room. Free towels.

The lady at check in made me feel we are at the wrong place, we didnt get any information about anything, at least small smile would make us feel welcome. The others made our stay pleasant and enjoyable.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Amazing double room! Had own en-suite (excellent shower), small kitchenette with fridge and cooker, very spacious room including a sofa. However bed was two singles pushed together. Free hairdryer and towels. Staff helpful and efficient. 5 mins walk to train station, so great for connections. 20 min walk to town, but good grocery shop straight across road from hostel. Very quiet hostel; not for partying. Double glazing made room peaceful. Breakfast (pay extra) was average.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

If you go to Bratislava, I would highly recommend staying at Freddy next to Mercury hostel. It has large clean rooms containing varying amounts of comfortable beds with colorful bedspreads. It also offers an excellent value for your money by being fairly close to the city center. The staff were friendly and helpful with their and free advice and maps!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I traveled in a group of 4 and we stayed in two private double rooms. The room I was in was a loft - literally just a mattress on the floor of a lofted area that was may 4 feet tall and required climbing 15 steps. Wasn't really my cup of tea and was very uncomfortable. However it did have a nice big bathroom and living room area.

The benefits are that it is a 6 minute walk from the train station, so we did not have to deal with taxis (they like to take advantage of tourists) and it is pretty inexpensive. It was about 20 minute walk to the Old Town area, which is where all the restaurants are. It's about 35 minute walk to the Eurovea Mall. Since we stayed in a private room I can't really speak to the social atmosphere, as we didn't meet anyone.

Room Tip: If you book a private room, be sure to ask for a real bed if you're not interested in the loft.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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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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