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Embassie Liverpool Backpackers isn't a hostel for parties and being super social. It is more of a quiet hostel.
Embassie hostel is approximately a twenty-minute walk from the bus station and the train station, inland from the water. It is in a nice suburban area and is quiet. There are buses that can transport you to the centre if you don't feel like the walk. There isn't much in the way of shops nearby, however, there is a Tesco Express close by for food.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The rooms here are large and spacious. Each bed has a locker allocated to it; there are no keys to them, however. There are other, small lockers downstairs that can be used if you have your own lock. There are no door keys allocated; but there are coded security doors on each bedroom and on the front door, but usually you have to ring the front doorbell to get someone to let you in. The beds are comfortable to sleep in and are supplied with clean linen.
There are gender-segregated bathrooms; they are kept fairly neat and tidy. The showers are good and they provide you with towels as well.
In general, the common areas feel quite junked up, like they need a massive clean-out. There are some areas of the house that need a good deep clean, as they feel a bit grimy. There is a small kitchenette on the main floor as you enter the house with some tables, where people generally tend to hang out. There is an outside patio area for smoking and general chilling out too if the weather is nice. Downstairs, you will find a larger, more industrial-sized kitchen for cooking and a larger common area with a pool table, computer, some books, and a table where you can eat. They give you free breakfast in the morning and free tea and coffee all day, which is a bonus. There were not a great deal of people about during the stay; the people there are nice and social enough, but it's not a party place.
As it's an old house, it's quite rundown, but for the most part if you are looking to stay a night or two and are on a budget, it is an ok place to stay.
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Published on 2017-08-12
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EMBASSY IS A GOOD TIME.
I stayed here for 10 days. A little walk from the city center but now too far. Kevin was really nice as was the staff. Met a lot of people from all over and had a good time. a little loud at times, but hey, it's a hostel! I'm 56 and had a great time here.
Age 56 | USA
Friendly place to stay
If you are looking for a place to stay in Liverpool whether it be for sight seeing, an evening fixture at Anfield to watch the Reds, you would be wise to stay here. No need to stay at a swanky hotel. Prepare to feel welcome, feel at home to have a hot drink whenever you like, maybe some slices of toast with your choice of topping, a wide range available. Just help yourself! There is a family atmosphere about the place. Three generations of the same family work hard to provide it!
Age 35 | England
Great owners, friendly guests, and well organised hostel that caters to every basic need. Stayed here on 5th December 2012 and would recommend anyone to stay here for a great time in Liverpool!
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, homey place, nightlife amazing
I came from London with some friends from Cambridge to stay the weekend in Liverpool. My first impression was it is such a nice homey place. The owner Kevin is very friendly and gave us free cap about the Beatles. some guests are staying long term and sometimes help out and are generally quite welcoming. i made 2 friends from france and italy and took them out! Liverpool has the best nightlife in England, the women are ridiculously sexy!! music is good. PROS -- lovely homey atmosphere, georgian house, vintage feel, free internet, free toast and tea/coffee. u will meet other travelers and party goers who are very friendly. you can use the kitchen downstairs to cook your own meals. play pool for 40p. watch live football and TV. go outside in the garden/patio and smoke, chillout. ground floor kitchen is cool. CONS -- i asked to have the heater on as room was freezing 3 times and nothing was done about it. house is quite dirty with dust but that wasnt a problem for me. beware of drunks coming in late at night. we slept on squeaky bunks bed with broken wooden planks which could pose a health & safety risk (top bunk bed looked as if it was gonna collapsed and hurt the person sleeping underneath) be careful. another top bunk bed has supporting metal rails completely removed meaning person sleeping on top could potentially fall over onto floor. ive heard of bedbug infestation but fortunately, i did not get bit. overall, the stay was very homey, welcoming, and memorable. i will not forget kevin and other guests there. nightlife in liverpool is amazing, loads to see in the town please visit Liverpool Cathedral, shopping centre, Anfield Liverpool Football Club, and the Cavern Club (Beatles). i would recommend anyone come here but do not expect 4/5* service. would go back soon.
London, England UK
ok place with very older friendly owner. the stay was later marred by a bad mannered and totally ignorant male staff member who most said has lived there forever. this individual is constantly sidetracked by the television and has no manners at all. we felt without this one person the place would be a much better hostel altogether. otherwise ok. just!
gerry and annie
I recently stayed at the Embassie Hostel. I was really not looking forward to staying there but had no choice -- however I was pleasantly surprised. The staff are friendly, the rooms are clean, you can come and go as you like, it's about a fifteen- to twenty-minute walk from the city centre, there is a basement room which is a good place to relax, watch tv or play pool at the end of the day, and you are sure to meet some interesting people. There is a very lively atmosphere during the evenings -- so if you want peace and quiet maybe you should go elsewhere (rather than constantly complaining like the woman I had the misfortune of sharing a room with). The only problem I had was the fact that it was near impossible to get into the bathroom to have a shower or even brush your teeth -- be prepared to wait in line! If I ever go back to Liverpool, Embassie will be my first choice for accommodation.
If you look for cheap accommodation and you expect a five-star hotel, go somewhere else! We were made very welcome, and had a good bed to sleep in, had plenty of tea, toast, and jam and could talk with people from all over the world. We sang a few songs, talked about shanties (work songs from the seven seas). It's easy to have comments about towels lying on the floor in the bathrooms, the shower was hot enough, and I always take my own towels with me, walk on slippers and brought my own sleeping bag liner. the sheets were clean though. On the whole -- good place to stay for people who like it unpolished.
Really Poor. Great welcome from the owner, then things went down from there. only three showers for fifty backpackers. staff made no effort to move the drunks along in the corridor, yelling and screaming at 4 a.m. but worst of all we suffered a severe case of bedbugs. when we informed the staff, they did nothing about it. we asked for the owner/ manager to at least contact us, Nothing. This place is a joke of a hostel! Stay away from Embassie Hostel.
The Embassie Hostel is a beautiful terrace house built in 1820 in the unspoilt Georgian square used in the filming of "In the Name of the Father". You will notice a flagpole on the front of the house because, until 1986,this was the home of the Consulate of Venezuela - and that is why it is called the "Embassie".
The location is ideal for travellers to Liverpool. It is located in a lovely residential area, directly across the street from Falkner Square Park ( you saw it in the film!) and just a 10 minute walk to the city centre of Liverpool and all the wonderful history, music, museums and nightlife this exciting city offers.
Location and Contact
1 Falkner Square, Toxteth, Liverpool,
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