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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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Easton, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location, simple accommodations. I found NotSo hostel to be very friendly, I got to meet and converse with three other people staying at the hostel over my 9 day stay and those conversations are what can make travel special. Additionally, Nicole the hostess of the Annex was around to answer questions and just spend a bit of time talking... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Annex which was a great location and price. However, the bathrooms were filthy with the trashcans overflowing, and the showers and sinks covered in hair and mildew. They did not appear to have not been cleaned in weeks. One of the staff members had an unsupervised dog roaming in and out of the guests rooms. The... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am so grateful for the hostel experience, location, and price! I only wish the owners made a bit more effort to take pride in what they have here. Simple inexpensive conveniences would go along way! (Mind you I am not a college kid anymore and am traveling with my eight and nine year old.) I would recommend a towel... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best backpackers we stayed in down the east coast. Quiet, civilised, breakfast included, and a great location. Nice rooms and great feel. Totally loved it. Staying here and strolling into central Charleston was a highlight - though note that it is a decent walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a private room (India) which was pleasantly decorated and wasn't noisy at night. Great little kitchen area adjacent to the room and the building had plenty of charm. Wifi reached the whole property and there was lots of parking space.

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first staying at a hostel, so I was quite nervous but the NotSo Hostel turned out to be a great experience! First, the location is great - only a ten minute walk from King Street. The dorm room (I stayed in the biggest dorm: Andrew Adams) was clean and follow travelers were extremely considerate. The bathrooms were... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Charleston is a pricey place to stay, and the NotSo Hostel makes for a good choice if you're budgeting (or want to spend your money on food and cocktails). I didn't think this was in a dodgy part of town -- we both felt safe walking around. Pretty standard hostel set-up, though it didn't seem like travellers were talking to... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have stayed in many hostels in my life all over the world and this has been the worst by far! The staff was nice and that was the only good thing. The bad: This is a very sketchy neighborhood . The hostel promotes having wifi but their signal doesn't reach the rooms and our room was next to the... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
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3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

So, it's a hostel which means it is not as luxurious as a hotel room BUT it's much cheaper than the hotels in the area and it's clean, provides breakfast and the opportunity to meet other adventurous hostel stayers! They give you sheets and towels. There is also an assortment of toiletries left from previous hostelers/potentially provided by NotSo Hostel.... More

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Tumwater, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My husband and I were on a trip to visit family over Thanksgiving near Atlanta and decided to extend our trip to include visits to Charleston and Savannah. Since we were on a budget we chose NotSo Hostel based on research, its location and rates. It was very spartan but we expected that. We stayed in the Kingsolver Room in... More

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

Thank you for your review. I believe the staff said we would pay for your car towing assuming that it was someone in our company that had towed your car on accident. When we looked into it further, we found that you parked in a private lot next to the hostel in front of a large mounted white sign that... More

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Also Known As:
Charleston`s Notso Hotel Charleston
Charleston`s Notso Hotel
Address: 156 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Specialty lodging in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a double-porched 150-year old house in the historic district of the lovely peninsular Charleston Breakfast Included, Bicycle Hire, Linen Included, Guest Kitchen, Common Room, Bike Parking, Free Carpark, WiFi in lobby, Web access in lobby, WiFi in room, Air Conditioning, Breakfast. ... more   less 
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