Globe Backpackers Exeter, Exeter

6.6
916 Reviews
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Globe Backpackers Exeter is a decent place to stay for a couple nights or for a longer period of time. Staff are friendly and you have what you need.

The Location

This hostel is conveniently located in city center -- a short walk to bus and train stations, the Cathedral, and the Quay. There is no parking -- the "pay and display" municipal lot is very close by, but across a busy street. This lot is free 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., but parking during the day could be costly.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are adequate with sufficient space but could use more lighting. Lockers are located on the first floor. The carpeting needs to be replaced in some rooms and hallways.

The bathrooms facilities are ok. There are gender-separate showers and toilets on dorm floors (in addition to the coed toilets on the first floor, which are handy while in the common areas). The showers have a hook hanging outside the shower curtain where you can hang your towel -- there is no real privacy for getting dressed. There is an area in at least one bathroom where you can leave shampoo and a rack is set up in one of the shower stalls to leave your towel to dry.

A big area for improvement is the shower curtains, which are filthy -- they need to be replaced and then cleaned regularly with bleach to kill the mildew. Cleanliness overall could be improved in rooms and bathrooms, but it is tolerable.

Common Spaces

There are a couple common areas on the first floor, providing an opportunity to socialize if you want to. These seem mostly quiet, but with people about using the common areas. One common area is located next to the kitchen and has a table for eating, a couple sofas, games, books, and Wi-Fi. There is no computer, so you need to have your own laptop. Another common area is the TV room. Also on the first floor are coed toilets, lockers, some brochures, and the front desk. You can leave your laundry with the front desk to be washed and dried.

You can prepare meals in the self-service kitchen, which is stocked with complimentary coffee, tea, and spices. There are plastic baskets you label with your name and use to store dry goods on the common pantry shelves and/or in the refrigerator.

Summary

Overall, Globe Backpackers provides decent facilities with friendly staff, but could benefit from improved cleaning and maintenance.

RVCampingEurope.com
2011-08-06
United States

It's a good place for staying

I find that I am comfortable to stay here. I enjoy the people and can have a good time. It is a nice place to stay in the city and you are near to everything. I think the city is nice and that this house is a part of the city.

Anonymous
2010-04-14
Chile

Good hostel. Very friendly, well equipped, has that small community feel that you don't get with the big hostels in London. Very close to city centre. One or two gripes though -- there are a few two many long termers (mostly brits),and the owner Caroline can be a bit abrupt. However ignore these and a fun time to be had especially as there are lots of jobs for backpackers in Exeter.

PAUL & SHANE (AUSTRALIA)
2006-08-02

Great place! This website says there's no availability. The fact is they don't take bookings through booking engines. Get in touch direct if you want to stay.

Caz
2006-04-04

Excellent Place to stay would Highly reccommend to any backpacker. We stayed their 4 years ago and made some excellent mates along the way to this day we still talk about the great times had in this Back Packers. Hopefully we will return again to see if our Australia sock is still hanging on the wall

Daniel & Sharon
2006-01-12

Great place!!! The building is a little rundown, but the staff are excellent, extremely friendly and know how to throw a party!!! If you want to party this is the place to go!

Anonymous
2005-02-07

Good hostel. Facilities need updating!! However, it has a wonderful, friendly, helpful staff and a great party atmosphere!!!

Ben
2005-02-01

This hostel is possibly the nicest you can find! Great staff!!! And nice dormitories and bathrooms. In the center, brillant place! I stayed there for 2 months and I am definitely going back one day!

Anonymous
2004-02-11

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Description

Location and Contact

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Address: 71 Holloway Street, Exeter, Devon, England

Globe Backpackers Exeter is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Globe Backpackers Exeter Exeter www.plymouthbackpackers.co.uk
Phone Number: +44 1392 215 521
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Pub Crawls

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Parking

Towels

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

TV

Airport Pickup

Breakfast

Lockers in Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible

Pet-Friendly

Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 16

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: Limited Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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