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Gram's Place BnB GuestHouses\Hostel and Music

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3109 N. Ola Ave., Tampa, FL 33603
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Pedro, Belize
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have often stayed at Gram's Place, spent time at the frequent barbecues and played loads of music there. It is an all around safe haven for travel in the heart of Tampa. There are several private rooms for the crowd like me that enjoys privacy. If you want to Hostel it, that possibility exists although I have never stayed... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I am a University student and I have never stayed in a Hostel before, so upon arriving at Gram's Place I had extremely low expectations and an enormous amount of anxiety about my stay. However, I was severely mistaken! Gram's Place is eclectic (with brightly colored rooms and collected decor) and it reminds me of Key West. Despite its uniqueness,... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place is a wonderful escape from the noise of life for people with an adventurous free bohemian spirit. An old rugged yet clean and well cared for charm exists here that is unreplicatable. This is a bed and breakfast kind of hostel more commonly found abroad that will feel more like a home when you leave. A nice mixture... More 

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Kansas City
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I went to Tampa for a conference, and Gram's was suggested by some fellow attendees who also prefer real people and something creative, instead of big hotels. It fit the descriptions from the moment I walked in, and the real people were a good find. Now, it's a counterculture hostel, and for the cruise-taking big beige hotel tourist it would... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

I searched for backpacker hostels in Tampa area and read the great reviews of this place so thought we'd check it out, am traveling with my dad. The only room available was a mixed dorm room so we took that. Having stayed in many backpacker hostels across the world, some great, some not so this definitely falls into the not... More 

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Suitland, Maryland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Gram's Place is an awesome experience by itself. Bruce and his staff were super friendly and went way beyond any normal hostel service. Bruce gave lots of great travel tips for seeing the city and avoiding traffic problems for the Buccaneers/Ravens game. He also loaned out his bicycles for a bike ride around the Riverwalk. The hostel was very laid... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed here for two nights while we were in town for the Sunset Music festival. To be honest we were almost put off by the neighborhood it was located in at first but were more than happy with our lodging decision once we got inside. This place is a very chill, very cool, very hip... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Our Requirements: Budget friendly, private bath, clean & bug free room. Requirements were all met. This place is a flashback to the late 60's. Lived through it once and wasn't prepared for what we found. Yes, Gram's Place is like visit to Haight-Ashbury during the Summer of Love. It is a friendly, somewhat cluttered place and makes you feel a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great people friendly place!! I've stayed her a few times over the years, while attending local shows. The vibe is both energetic and relaxing. The owner and his staff have always been attentive to my needs. The other guests have always enriched my life with their worldly travel stories and perspectives. For a hostel that can have many people in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I stayed there a few years ago in the shared room as a student and I will never forget it how dirty, unfriendly and noisy it was. I do like music but having it on all night? The owner was rude, unhelpful and just mean. I would not recommend it to anyone. Stay clear.

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

Thank You for your review, I have never seen someone reference a review based on staying somewhere, and I quote " A FEW YEARS AGO" We understand we can not make everyone happy and since my late brother died "A FEW YEARS AGO" we admit we needed to do some work around here. and for the last 6 years have... More 

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