This hostel seemed to be out to extract as much money from their guests as possible. There were no lockers in the rooms. They had lockers on the ground floor where you could lock things up -- and run up and down the stairs every time you need something?! The large lockers were 6 GBP PER DAY! That's more than an extra $9 (U.S.) just to safely store your stuff in an inconvenient place. There was no wifi when I was there. It was broken and staff didn't even indicate how long it had been broken or when it would be fixed (if ever). The only internet option was to pay a GBP ($1.65) per 20 minutes to use their computers. In addition, the mattresses were horrible -- the worst I've slept on at a hostel. The only reason I stayed was there was only one other girl in my 6-bunk room and the last night I had it to myself. No wonder there were so few people staying there ... I'm sure word gets around (as it should). Based on what I've read online, I wish I'd risked a slightly more crowded room and the inconvenience of moving ... to the hostel further down the hill. It didn't look that nice from the outside, but apparently it's a more user-friendly place and the location is fine. I would not recommend or stay at the Stirling SYHA again.
Location and Contact
St. John Street, Stirling,
Stirling, Regno Unito
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