Earl Howe Hostel


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  Cleanliness Location Atmosphere Overall
Hostelworld
(36 ratings)
49%
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HostelBookers
(5 ratings)
57%
75%
58%
66%
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Hostels.com
(2 ratings)
50%
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52%
Average
50%
69%
53%
58%

Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Slightly above Dump!
The "Hostel" is above a pub with working class clientele (very much so) near the old whole sale markets of the city. After the markets moved, it apparently didn't pay anymore. The eight spare rooms above (facing a busy thoroughfare) were given a coat of paint (never mind the cracks in the wall) and bunks put in. As this was done quite recently they are in reasonable condition. This also goes for the carpets and sheets. Unnecessary items like door knobs have been dispensed with. The creaking doors are sure to wake you up. Some efforts of improvement are visible. An outdoor rooftop terrace has recently been constructed. This is also the emergency to the fire ladder. The door to this gets LOCKED and DOUBLE BOLTED at night -- thus your best bet would be to jump out of the 2nd floor window in case of fire. Worst are the sanitary installations: Let me put it this way, in eight years of stay and travel in Asia I have used bathrooms worse than that, I just can't remember when. On the first floor is one toilet, never mind the piss stains on the floor. On the second floor a flimsy wall has been constructed halving a room into two "baths" both with a tub, one with a toilet. They are closed off by folding screens in such a way, that if one is in one "bath" it is not possible to leave if the other "door" isn't closed. The lovely gray grimy coating in the tubs keeps the rust away I suppose. To keep the wall "waterproof" behind one of the flow-through heaters a sheet of plastic was stuck to the wall, the edge of the tub was "set" with broken off tiles sticking over the ledge, so one could conveniently cut oneself (Pity I can't upload a picture). During our two nights stay no cleaning agent of any kind was applied, neither in the baths nor in the rooms, an overflowing bin notwithstanding. The 12 pounds charged for weekday nights would just be acceptable, having to pay 17 for Friday/Saturday is simply a rip off. (Stayed 16/17 June 2011)
henry_hl
(Germany)
2011-06-25

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