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Portsmouth and Southsea Backpackers Lodge

4 Florence Road, Portsmouth PO5 2NE, England
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Having stayed in hostels in Europe and Australia, this was the first time I've ever booked a hostel in the UK. Based on past experience, I was expecting something basic, yet sanitary and functional. How wrong was I! The building immediately smells of cigarette smoke and wet dog (possibly also weed). Negotiated the grumpy woman on reception who told me... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Can't complain at all, friendly staff, clean basic rooms. For £15 a night I coulnt have asked for more, didn't have the breakfast so can't comment on the good. Clean enough, bed, shower & toilet...token strange Irish dude thrown in for free!

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Sutton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We got there to check in and upon arrival we noticed this stench of cigerette smoke, the lady behind the desk was really unfriendly, and everything looked so dirty so we just left it we didn't want to be there another moment. Yes it was a cheap room but still there is no excuse for bad hygiene!

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Wodonga, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

But as much as it's average, I have zero complaints about the value and the cleanliness.... The staff were quiet and are not what any hostel needs, but just take into consideration that this is Portsmouth and well if you're staying there it's generally not to party it up like you would in some other major cities! So I can't... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The backpackers has all the facilities you require, kitchen, lounge/tv/games room with a pool table. The lounge is a smells a bit funky and the couches are very grotty. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm, the bedding looked well lived in. The shower wasn't the best and would fill up very fast so you couldn't stay in there long... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I travelled with the previous reviewer, and echo his comments. We arrived and had to wait 20 mins for someone to answer the door, (even though the guy checking us in had seen us pull up in the car, whilst he was outside smoking), to find out that the main door was broken and you can just push it to... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Have stayed in backpackers in many places but this has to be the worst. Greeting not good. Room ok but not great. Booked for 2 nights and first night ok. went out second day and when got back new combination lock had been fitted to front door which we hadn't been informed about or given the combination to! Tried ringing... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Totally ok for backpackers. I stayed 1 week and was satisfied by this good deal. Lot of space, good kitchen (save a feezing fridge), spot for drying clothes outside, good beds. The location is a little away from the center and main museums but close to sea and d-day museum and royal narines museum. I would be back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights in a private room. Was a bit apprehensive having read some of the previous. But I honestly can't complain about anything. Clean and comfortable. Basic but you get what you pay for!

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Pune
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Do NOT expect to use the toilets before your check-in time. "This is not a hostel" I was told by the extremely rude man at reception and then we proceeded to get into an argument (all this before I had even checked in!) Apart from this unpleasant first impression, our stay here was actually very comfortable. We stayed in a... More

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Also Known As:
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Portsmouth And Southsea Backpackers Hotel
Address: 4 Florence Road, Portsmouth PO5 2NE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
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Ranked #7 of 8 Specialty lodging in Portsmouth
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