I found it quite a difficult task to find well-priced accommodation in Savanna, but managed to Savannah International Pensione on Google. I was traveling to Savanna from Charleston, SC via an evening Amtrak train, however, the train was delayed, so I had to let the owner know that I was checking in late, which was fine.
The location isn't perfect, but isnt bad either. The area seems ok, but you are advised not to walk in the park late at night, which is understandable. Savanna is really small, so walking into town isn't a big deal, but Savannah International Pensione is located quite close the town shuttle, which is free, and very convenient.
In terms of the actual accommodation:
The room was nice a spacious, and although there were 3 bunk bed, I only had 2 room mates during my stay. I found it annoying that instead of sheets, I was given a 'sleeping sack' and the owner seems to be really concerned about bed bugs, so the mattress is covered in some sort of plastic bed-sheet, which I found uncomfortable.
The other facilities are rather basic.
The kitchen has a fridge, forks and spoons, but I think thats about it. It doesnt have a kettle, toaster, over, microwave, which I found quite annoying.
There is also only one bathroom which a bath/shower. The bathroom needs a serious make-over. I'm not that fussy but the bath/shower seems really old, unhygienic and the drain was blocked.
There is also a small living room with a tiny tv that I never used.
One important thing to note is that guests arent allowed to be inside there rooms between 10am-5pm, which I found quite ridiculous. I went to Tybee Island for the day, and had to wait around from 3pm, until I was allowed to go back into my room. I'm not sure if the front door is locked, but these are the rules.
I wouldn't say that the accommodation was bad, but it definitely needs to be improved upon a bit. For those looking for decent, cheaper accommodation in Savanna this isnt a bad option
- Also Known As:
- Savannah International Pensione Hotel Savannah
- Savannah Hostel