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Charleston's NotSo Hostel

156 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good cleanliness, central location, helpful and friendly staff. Quite communal, particular when we stayed during Thanksgiving - we each provided food and had a stonking good night with pie, singing and chat. The visitor centre is a 15 min walk away and there we signed up for a bus tour (they were so helpful there). This is an eco-friendly hostel.

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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

Oh Thanksgiving! One of my favorite nights of the year here at the hostel. This was our 4th annual Thanksgiving potluck and this year was the best one yet. An entire kitchen full of foreigners sang the best of the 80's and 90's in a colorful if somewhat off-key wine influenced chorus which included my mom and 87 year old... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I have stayed here twice, we love the location! Both locations are perfect for walking into town, and just a short drive the beach. The hostel is clean and the breakfast is great. The kitchen makes it easy to cook meals and the staff is helpful. Feel really comfortable here!

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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for staying with us when you visit Charleston! Looking forward to your next visit:) More 

Lubbock, TX
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hostel located about 2 miles away from all the sights in charleston. We did not stay in a room at the hostel, as we camped, so I can't comment on the quality of the rooms. Our camping spot was completly adequate and located near the bathrooms in the annex. The WIFI reached all the way out to our tent... More 

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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

Ah yes, the kitties love to make friends and we are so glad you enjoyed meeting them. Camping downtown is so awesome! We are tucked away so it feels like you are not in the middle of the city which is a lovely perk. So glad you had a good time, please come and stay with us again soon! More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a nice find. Took a chance on it and I'm glad I did. I stayed at the Annex location (Goldman room) on Cannon Street. I really liked the homey, intimate quality of the property. Lots of interesting and creative decorative touches (including an informative wall map of the city streets with strings attached to local points of interest) added... More 

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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

Creativity wins! Yes! And no ageism here, I never liked that while I was traveling so choose not to have that at the Notso. We are so glad that you appreciate our style and that you enjoyed your stay. We are glad you took a chance on us too:) Hope you'll come and visit us again soon. More 

North Haven, Maine, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hostel was great. Parking spaces provided at both locations. Very friendly staff. Sheets, extra towels, breakfast all provided. Very clean, welcoming, and nice. Bathrooms were shared, but private, so you could have privacy while using the bathroom.

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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Most guests once they find out the bathrooms are private, they don't mind sharing them so much. We so appreciate your review and hope you'll come and visit us again soon. More 

Boulder, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Vicki the manager keeps it real, she is authentic and doesn't give you emotional labor where she is fake like other hotel employees are paid to be. I met friends for life staying here, the location is great, and price is reasonable. I can only imagine that if someone gives this place a poor review, they were comparing it to... More 

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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

What a lovely review heading and thank you for such kind words! I am going on my ninth year as the business and property manager here and love that everyday, a new travelers walks through the door. Everyday I get to meet a new person, hear another story and share who I am with the travelers of this world. I... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This Hostel is owned by a Real Estate company so it lacks some of the warmth of Hostels that are owned and managed by folks on site. There are only 2 bathrooms to share among the house guests (21 guests the weekend we were there!). The room furnishings are spartan, of course, and it all looks like it came from... More 

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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your feedback. During these slower winter months we take inventory and refresh all our furnishings, sheets, towels and decorations. We had quite the busy summer! We do appreciate your letting us know and are working on fixing everything. We do have signs on the bathrooms that guests in the front house can use the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here as I passed through on a bike tour and took the cheapest option, which was to camp outside. The hostel was very accommodating especially for such a bargain price, and I made fast friends with many other travelers and even hostel employees while here. The atmosphere was very friendly and warm. One of the highlights of my... More 

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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love being able to give cyclists the option to camp with access to all the hostel amenities. We hope you'll pass this way on your bike again soon. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This hostel is situated a bit outside from downtown. But to walk down there is a nice walk about 25 minutes. All the staff that I met ver superfriendly and informativ. The breakfast was ok, bagels, jam and coffe. When it comes to the room, it is not so good. It smelled a liltle bit of cat-urine, and did not... More 

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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your feedback! We have been deep cleaning now that it is a bit slower and we hope you'll come and visit us again to see how clean and lovely it smells:) More 

Brooklyn, New York, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I searched for a hostel in Charleston on a whim, knowing that a hotel would't fit my budget. I didn't expect to find something like the Notso Hostel, and I'll admit that the videos on their website were what sealed the deal for me. The hostel seems founded on the spirit of traveling for the joy of it, and being... More 

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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

YES! You completely understand the magic and mystery that is a hostel. We are so happy to have such happy guests and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The staff and I are all travelers ourselves so we brought all our experiences from traveling back here for others to enjoy. We are so glad you did and hope you come... More 

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Address: 156 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
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Number of rooms: 15
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