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Carpe Diem - Ostello della Gioventu

Via Nicola Brandi 2 | Brindisi, Puglia, Italy, 72100 Brindisi, Italy
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Workington, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here in the mid 2000s and after reading other reviews it's clear to see the place is still as horrendous as it was when we stayed there! We stayed in the shared dorm on bunk beds that were hideously uncomfortable. Sheets smelt of sick and dogs roaming around and barking all night. No air con. Around three days in... More 

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Bari
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The other bad reviews are spot on. It's the kind of place which was probably OK many years ago but is now badly neglected and in need of serious investment and attention. If you enjoy dogs barking all night you'll probably want to book an extended stay, if you don't appreciate such things...stay well away! Air conditioning is something you... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We stayed here in August 2012 en chose the hostel because it was the only one in Brindisi and because it offered a free pick up from the port where we would be arriving. Unfortunately our stay was rather disappointing. First of all, all 3 vans the owner used for pick ups were broken which meant that it became our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

The hostel had a warm and friendly atmosphere with helpful staff. It was clean and I saw no signs of bed bugs. the rooms were comfortable , I spent a few nights there and had no problems at all! Very relaxed and a great place for a cheap place to stay. it was very local to evrything I needed and... More 

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Montriond, France
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Unfortunately, this hostel has seen better days. It's dilapidated, outdated and in serious disrepair. The beds were horribly uncomfortable, the sheets of questionable cleanliness, and I was accosted by all number of biting insects while I was there (no evidence of bedbugs, but the blanket was definitely full of fleas) The hot water seemed to be nonexistent, when there was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

I spent 2 nights there with my wife and little boy. We called and got picked up from the trainstation and dropped off at the airport the following day for free. The room was basic but clean, the bathrooms were not in the room but my son could use the ladies one that has just been rebuilt. No signs of... More 

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Split, Croatia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

stayed in the dorm and haven't seen the rooms. it was out of season and there were only 2 of us in the dorm. it is basic but works. i had no bed bugs problem but other lady did (although she was actually complaining about everything). there are lockers. they provided small heater. bathrooms were ok. you can see that... More 

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Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

This hostel has bedbugs. I even caught one as proof, and informed the management. I notice that another guest complained on a hostel booking site nearly a mohth ago, and the owner responded by denying it. That is not good enough. The bedbugs nearly ruined my trip (bitten all over, scratching for a week) and I now have to take... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

It is exactly what I was looking for... I have payed ~17E (?) for one night + breakfast. It is very close to the Brindisi airport, so it is easy to get there even without the public transport (1.00E or 1.50E). Very kind, english speaking stuff. The time I was there (september), there was just a few more guests, so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

This hostel was disgusting. Smelly dogs that sniff your 'regions' and try to hump your leg, all staff appear to be stoned & very vague. It appears the owner has possibly been the only author of all good reviews for this accommodation. Room was gross. Sheets were dirty & hadn't been changed. (had to sleep on a sarong/in travel sleeping... More 

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