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Mark Twain Hostel

131 Tremont Street, Hartford, CT 06105
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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McLean, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mark Twain Hostel is a big decaying house (reminiscent of The Addams Family) in a pretty nice neighborhood by Hartford standards. Payment is cheap but cash only and I don't think there was a single piece of furniture in the building that was less than thirty years old. You get what you pay for. The dorms are quiet, the... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed in this hostel twice, once in October 2011 and another time June 2015. I found the linen clean, the bathroom facilities adequate. The kitchen facilities I really didn't use. I see a lot of reviews complaining about these three things and I don't see what they are complaining about. Both times I got a good nights sleep. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice HOSTEL ,We. booked from hostelworld.com, Great value for Money, affordable price, convenient location, clean and safety. Reserved 2 nights, and extended one more night. We will come back to stay again.

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Welling, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I read the reviews going in to this and was quite skeptical. There ae more negative reviews than good and one can only wonder why! First let me start with the ridiculous smell. It. was. absolutely. awful. There is no reason any establishment should contain such a smell and there is absolutely no reason the individuals who manage this establishment... More 

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As i have already travelled a lot and i have been to some interessting hostels in third world countries, nothing can compare to this place. It is filthy, dirty and smelly!!! The whole house smells like urin and vomit. The beds of the private room had stains, I guessed it to be urin and/or blood. The location is in an... More 

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E windsor, CT
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I will be very honest with you, my fellow travelers. I am a travel blogger so I travel a lot. Have stayed in many places all over the world and without a doubt this is the absolute WORST!! Dirty as hell they NEVER clean the rooms. Bathrooms are filthy and in massive need of renovation. The mattress on the beds... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I was at the end of a week long road trip and was hoping to save some cash by not booking a full fledged hotel and the price was right-only $28 and I ended up with a three person room (with a TV and a sink) all to myself. The second floor bathroom was closed for renovation which could have... More 

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Gran Canaria, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Stay away from this place of horrors. We arrived at the Mark Twain Hostel ready to lay down our things and rest our weary traveling bones, only to knock and ring for hours with no one coming to the door. We had of course arranged our arrival time with the owners before, but they were not there to greet us.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

I booked it online, for 2 nights. When I arrived there, after a long walk from the bus station, I realized that it was a mistake.. The location is not that good.. It looks like a residential area, not one for tourists.. Since usually tourists go in the hostels to save money, it sucks if you have to pay for... More 

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

On arriving in Hartford, we believed this hostel to be fairly central. We were very wrong. We decided to walk from the Greyhound station as we believed it to be close by but 3 hours (and a lot of yelled insults from random strangers!) later, we regretted our decision! It is in a residential neighbourhood and very hard to find... More 

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