I visited this hostel back in May 2005 & I will certainly go back to Savannah! Such a beautiful place! And I felt totally at ease in the Savannah Hostel... I even enjoyed the 'lock out' period because it got me out and about enjoying the beauty of the squares instead of sitting indoors (which I could do back here in Australia).
The first night, I arrived with a Japanese fellow backpacker I met in Atlanta - she and I travelled by greyhound and then caught the free tram/bus to the hostel. It was a quick walk to the hostel but the female dorm was full so we had to stay in the male one - not a problem - the room was huge and well ventilated. The next day we moved into the female room but I think I preferred the male one better!
The owner was pretty quiet & kept to himself - he didn't stick his nose in too much but he did have a new baby back then, so we all tried to keep it down a bit. The bathrooms aren't that great and neither is the plumbing, but I didn't let that bother me.
The hostel was really close to a big supermarket too (can't remember the name of it but I think it sounded almost german!) so it was easy to get supplies. But they didn't sell alcohol on Sundays... not sure if things have changed since then.
It was only a block away from a beautiful big park with a huge fountain (see the photos), and surrounded by beautiful 'squares' which are really just a series of lush parks every block or two (see photo). Don't forget to walk down to the river and catch the jazzy bands that play nearly every night. And food - well it doesn't get much better than the South y'all! *LOL*
Yep, I'll definitely be back... maybe to buy a place and live there!
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