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Crystalline Hostel

PO Box KN 4 | Kaneshi, Accra, Ghana
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Ranked #10 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Accra
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Accra, Ghana
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at Crystal Hostel for three nights, having originally planned to stay for six weeks. I had heard that this was a good place stay whilst working at the Korle Bu hospital. It wasn't easy to get to from the Korle Bu. There is heavy traffic in the area and despite asking taxi drivers to take... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Stayed here one night at the 22nd of July. Pro's: * Very sweet "auntie" runs the place, she is very kind and helpful and she can make breakfast within 10 to 15 minutes, which is incredible according to Ghana standards. * Met some nice people, very oriented for backpackers it seems * Very easy to reach. Just say to the... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I absolutely loved staying here. I stayed for a month while doing a volunteer project at a local hospital and it was great. It is a very relaxed atmosphere and I made lifelong friends with the range of other people staying there during my time. The highlight however, was Auntie and Uncle, the owners. They made me feel very welcome,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I stayed in the Crystal Hostel for three weeks in the Summer while travelling on a grant to study urban development in Accra. This is a wonderful place, but I wish I had been more adventurous earlier on. Be willing to go out and make new acquaintances and to ask questions. I was ridiculously sick the first few days I... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I came to Crystal Hostel in November 2013 to stay for a week or two during my research trip to Ghana. I stayed until the end of March 2014! The Crystal Hostel is a unique and perfect mixture between a hostel with good standards and a home stay with a family. It´s really the best value for that little money... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I was highly recommended of this place through the lonely planet and some other reviews here. Though I knew the place was out of the centre, I decided to stay here for supposed hospitality, helpfulness of staffs, and wi-fi connection that was promised. But boy was I let down. To start, no one came to pick me up at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Great place to stay in Accra. I emailed before my trip and recieved a speedy response (I needed the email for my visa). I camped in the gardens, under a large shady mango tree - I ate my body weight in mangos (with permission) during my stay. The place is clean and well maintained, largely due to Aunty's keen eye... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I stayed here for almost a month in December 2013 and January 2014. I highly recommend the hostel. Indeed, while I was there, everyone said that they enjoyed staying there. It’s run by Aunty and Uncle, who are very hospitable, helpful, and friendly. Aunty will cook for you on request. The hostel is small and very peaceful, and four mango... More 

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Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

couldn't have asked for a better experience..stayed here for 3 months and was treated as part of the family by the end of my time there. The rooms are great, running water, comfortable rooms and great facilities. The owner will cook delicious meals at request and there is also a great little community around the hostel. Rates are more than... More 

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Kathmandu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stayed there for a month. It was a lovely experience - helpful 'uncle' and 'auntie', the owners. They send a taxi to pick me up from the airport. The hostel was reasonably priced. There were a couple of cheap eatery places nearby.

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