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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, friendly place to crash in a lovely neighbourhood. Close to tons of great food places - xiao bao biscuit being a favourite. And a nice walk to all the shops and bars downtown. Charleston is a beautiful town, and the notso hostel made my stay even better. Great customer service, helpful staff, free breakfast, what more do you need?... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was ever so friendly and helpful. My stay was complicated a bit by extremely cold overnite temperatures that caused some of the plumbing to freeze up, but not burst. The shower next to my room was the only one working that day into that nite so much traffic came my way. Even tho this was an almost unavoidable... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Notso hostel, like Charleston itself, has a charming and engrossing atmosphere. The hostel itself has eclectic & interesting decor with an enviable selection of private, double and dorm rooms. Most importantly notso has friendly and helpful staff that fully appreciate the wants and needs of the hostel traveller.

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

One of my most enjoyable hostel/group housing experiences, having stayed all over Europe, New Zealand and South East Asia. The staff are there just enough to help guide you to your bed, a nearby restaurant and excursion the next day, and how to get around. The rest is you and the other travelers hanging out for a brief or long... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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 November 17, 2014

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
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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 

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Address: 156 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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