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Charleston's NotSo Hostel
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Chapel Hill, NC
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Reviewed 7 March 2006

This place seemed quaint online and it certainly was. We stayed here Thurs-Sun night and had a pretty good time overall.

PROS:
-Friendly staff!
-We were able to walk everywhere in town
-Pretty comfy bed
-Free internet access, books, magazines, and games
-Free make your own waffle breakfast was a fun start to each day

CONS:
-Our room had bedbugs. Lots. Enough said. Hopefully this has been rectified.
-The staff was great but the usual cadre of weird hostel guests wasnt as cool. There was a senior citizen next door to us who acted very bizarrely and a portly middle age man who spent most of the weekend screaming at the staff about totally ridiculous stuff.
-The hostel is definitely the highlight of the neighborhood. Honestly, this place is in the projects and the MapQuest directions to it take you through places I would never ever have gone. We had to drive through a band of thirty people standing in the street in the dark who lived in the project nearby. I did feel safe while at the hostel itself.

  • Stayed: October 2005
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Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed 15 August 2005

This was a really nice place to spend a weekend.
The staff was very friendly and the waffles were good.
There were also good people staying there when we were there which always help. It's Charleston so of course it looks like it could need painted, but that's the charm. The bathrooms aren't super nice, but hey it's a hostel.

Have a great day!

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Reviewed 24 July 2005

I have lived at many hostels and this is one of the worst when it comes to cleaning. I shared a private room with my girlfriend and we were supposed to share the bath room only with one other room. This was not the case and people came in using our bath room all the time since they obviously did not have any bath room. The bath room looked like it had not been cleaned for weeks(understatement) and we had to remove some dirt ourselves before using it. Never during our stay was the bath room cleaned and when the toilet paper run out we had to go ask for them to replace it. The bath room was simply disgusting! Our room was not very clean either. The sheets and the towels were clean but the floor and all open surfaces were very dirty. We had to clean our room ourselves when we arrived.

The hostel is in walking distance of downtown and the parking is free. The free breakfast is a joke! The staff was very nice to us though answering questions and recommending restaurants, but that would not be enough for recommending this place to anyone who is looking for a hostel which is not well below average.

Stayed: July 2005
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Reviewed 30 May 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 March 2017
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Room Tip: Las habitaciones privadas no tienen baño propio.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2015
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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

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Reviewed 29 October 2014
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Room Tip: Les chambres de l'annexe sont très correctes pour les couples.
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  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Charleston's NotSo Hostel

Address: 156 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403-5220
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Charleston
Price Range: £47 - £55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in lovely and historic downtown Charleston, the Notso Hostel provides safe, clean and simple accommodations. We offer camping, dorms, privates and more. Guests have access to kitchens, porches and common rooms with Internet and WIFI. Breakfast is included as are linens and parking. Come and have breakfast with travelers from all over the world and explore this beautiful Earth. ... more   less 
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