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Charleston's NotSo Hostel

156 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here as part of a group of 9 we were on a road trip. We all loved this place from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. The parking was great we stayed in the building directly in the car park so was useful for moving our luggage. We also had a kitchen with cooking facilities... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was supposed to stay in Charleston for 1-2 nights but partly because of this great hostel I extended my stay to almost a full week in this beautiful city. NotSo hostel provided exactly the kind of environment I needed it to. a) Some rooms are better than others but generally I found them quite cosy, clean and comfortable to... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in the Brazil Room in the main location, which was walking distance to all the bounty King Street has to offer. The location was very charming, with our room housed in an old colonial house with a verandah amidst beautiful trees. My husband and I so enjoyed the location that we spent a while in... More

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed the hostel, the porches, your room and the bathrooms. Please do come back and visit us again soon and happy traveling:) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived in Charleston, SC, after several weeks at sea crewing on a boat from Panama. Upon arriving, my term with the ship ended and I was left to strike out alone. I found the Notso Hostel by chance, and I'm so happy I did! Vikki, Lee, and rest of the staff welcomed me with open arms and helped me... More

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Belleville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kind of the middle of the road on this one. We drove up from Georgia and upon arrival were given the Austria room which we had booked. However the website we used to book had described the room as private with a KING bed, When we got to the room, there were two single beds and the manager advised we... More

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

I remember you two! On your honeymoon- congrats again! I checked our website and it says, "The Kenya Room has two twin beds in it." We don't have any King sized beds here, so I'm unsure of where that information came from and I apologize for the confusion. I did give you a free upgrade to the annex and am... More

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I recently visited Charleston for the first time. When traveling we love to stay in the heart of a city but are usually on a budget. The NotSo Hostel's private annex rooms fit our budget at $75/night. It was much more affordable than a downtown hotel and just a couple of blocks from King Street. While we... More

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

Thank you for your review! I will get more lamps, put mirrors in each room (good suggestions) and replace the mattresses that are no longer comfortable. I am glad that overall you enjoyed the hostel and do hope that you'll come and visit us in the future so you can see all the changes we've made. More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great potential but no atmosphere because the staff were only working after 5pm or before 10am. Bagel breakfast with lots of filling choices lasted till 10am (probably the best thing about the hostel). The manager was nice; the kitchen was good/well stocked but it was for all the rooms in the hostel meaning the fridge was quite full and you... More

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

Thank you for your review- one star- wow! I apologize you didn't enjoy your stay, it sounds like there were several things you did like about the hostel which I am glad to hear. The cab companies do not have an agreed upon rate with us, we simply let guests know in their pre-arrival letter the flat rate so that... More

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is the epitome of southern charm. My first night there I sat out on the wooden bench swing on the balcony, watching a great southern thunderstorm, with vines climbing up the walls all around me and mossy oak trees on the horizon. The room was clean and quaint, and the large en suite kitchen and bathroom were an... More

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

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the porches are really a lovely way to pass the time and meet other travelers. We do offer bed covers to minimize the noise in dorm rooms should you return and are looking for a quieter experience. We know that several people comment on the... More

Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a frequent hostel guest in Europe, I was excited to see that Charleston offered a hostel when my friend and I planned to visit. It ended up being a very disappointing visit and very expensive for the quality of what's provided. Since I see the management responds to each comment here and has the last public word on each... More

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

Thank you for your review and for your interest in my book! I recommend that management respond to reviews, but having the last word is something that Tripadvisor sets up and that managers and owners have nothing to do with. We have since gotten the AC fixed and there are two additional bathrooms in the middle house that guests staying... More

Asheville, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in both a dorm in the middle house on Spring Street and a private room at the annex on Cannon Street this month. Friendly staff and adorable outdoor greeter kitty. The dorm was actually nicer, cleaner, the beds were more comfortable, and the room was cooler (the two rooms we booked at the annex were rather warm.) Ok, dorms... More

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

Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the main location and while we can't help that some of our guests are noisy, we do provide free earplugs now for all our guests, so your review was quite helpful. At the annex, we got the air conditioning fixed so now it is cool and lovely, even... 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: 15
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