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Gram's Place BnB GuestHouses\Hostel and Music

3109 N. Ola Ave., Tampa, FL 33603
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unique and interesting hostel, with a lot of soul around. It makes people feel great and bring them together. Relaxed atmosphere and great place to chill the mind. I would definitely come back. Very much recommended!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite interesting Hostel with many rooms scattered around the house with in house kitchen and small yet cozy leaving room. The house has a very interesting surrounding that at first could be overwhelming and you may feel like visiting a storage of artifacts from the past and art all over the place. Over time it feels unique and... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I want to start off by saying I work in the customer service industry and am a very tolerant individual. The first time I called Gram's place I had general questions about the website. The woman I spoke to on the phone had a terrible attitude, was rude, and just overall literally the worst person I have spoken to at... More 

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bruce h, Manager at Gram's Place BnB GuestHouses\Hostel and Music, responded to this review

Hello, It is unfortunate that you feel as though you had a negative experience with us. I remember your telephone calls very well. Let me start by saying that you are correct in that you did sense a level of frustration on my part, especially after having to chat with you on two separate occasions and having to attempt to... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Grams place is way unique. It takes in every one from the world and doesn't look back. It makes people feel good always. Chistine and Bruce work so hard to make you feel wecome. Breakfast is free. Just get here fast and book or you will miss out.

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1 Thank Bigmac2549
bruce h, Manager at Gram's Place BnB GuestHouses\Hostel and Music, responded to this review

Thank you for you positive words!! Bruce and I are a good team and I'm glad that is reflected in the great experience that our guests have. We like our little haven here and a pleased that you enjoyed it too! Come back soon! --Christine More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This place is the only hostel in this part of Florida so when I booked the room I got nervous because I didn´t have another choice, like it could be the worst ever but I´d be stuck because everything else is crazy expensive. Fortunately this place is great! It´s rooms were small but clean and comfortable. The bathroom was connected... More 

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bruce h, Manager at Gram's Place BnB GuestHouses\Hostel and Music, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. If you think we were cluttered then...now we've got holiday decorations out!! We do regret that Tampa doesn't have a better public transportation system and keep hoping that it will improve with all of the other improvements happening now and in the near future. We hope to get you back soon! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We’ll be back. Central residential location, close to downtown and Hyde Park. Our trip was scheduled on short notice. We needed something affordable, quickly. My roommate is mobility challenged (multiple sclerosis). We asked for a private room with a private bath in this Hostel that also provides dorm accommodations. When Bruce and Katherine learned of Kim’s mobility issues, they purchased... More 

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bruce h, Manager at Gram's Place BnB GuestHouses\Hostel and Music, responded to this review

Bruce and I were glad to have had you gals...Maggie (the Hostel Hound) especially appreciated your stay and it had nothing to do with the pork chunks that you brought for her!! Hopefully you will get another chance to come back to Tampa and hang out a bit longer. Christine More 

Okeechobee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Full of interest in every nook and cranny. It's no bigger than any residential home, but they make use of every square inch. Even so by building upwards and constructing a third story sitting area. It's the only hostel in Tampa and they make sure to keep the interest high. It's worth staying in if you are passing through for... More 

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bruce h, Manager at Gram's Place BnB GuestHouses\Hostel and Music, responded to this review

We have come a long way from our roots aprox 23 years ago when Mark Holland first got GP going...he started with his residential home and then acquired the residential home next door...both of which are what you got to experience with the Plymouth and Ola Houses. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

I spend two nights in the Blues Room and enjoyed it very much. It is a quiet and peaceful place there you can relaxe and calm down. I had an amazing breakfast after a long night with other guys I never met before. We had fun while cooking in one of the kitchens. Also I came in contact with other... More 

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bruce h, Manager at Gram's Place BnB GuestHouses\Hostel and Music, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. One of the cooleo things about staying in a hostel is that you get to meet new people from all over the world and then form lasting friendships from that chance encounter. I'm glad to see that you were able to do just that. I don't think I was physically here during your visit (I... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

This Place is a Must for Budget travellers and Fans of international ambience. The owner is a good storyteller and built the whole building with lots of Sense for Details. There is even a jacouzzi :) A Great Hostel with a warm and Adventurous atmosphere!

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bruce h, Manager at Gram's Place BnB GuestHouses\Hostel and Music, responded to this review

Bruce and the rest of the family at GP (Maggie included) are glad that you decided to stay with us and always enjoy the diversities of our world traveling guests. We hope that you make it back to Tampa again! - Christine More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I just stayed there for one night 5/18, and was very pleased with my stay. The owners and other guests were friendly, there is a BYOB cozy outdoor bar and a nice kitchen. My room was nice and comfortable. I really liked the fact that you can make your own breakfast, and they provide the food and coffee! I will... More 

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bruce h, Manager at Gram's Place BnB GuestHouses\Hostel and Music, responded to this review

Thanx for staying with us! We strive to make our guests feel like they are in their own home and having them cook and clean after themselves sure is like being at home. We hope that you do stay here again and be sure to let friends know about us, if they are traveling through Tampa. Christine More 

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