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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location where you can excess free trolley to tourist sights and historical places. Staff were very helpful and friendly, the place was kept clean and tidy. Breakfast is free with a choice of English muffin, bread ceral, tea and coffee. There is also facility to where you can park your free during your stay at the notso hostel. Free... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancee and I were traveling to Charleston for a Wedding and were looking for accommodations. The Days Inn downtown was going for $210, and anything at a reasonable price was a 10 minute drive from Downtown. NotSo Hostel offered a private room for 2 nights for the cost of 1 night at a low-end hotel in the Days Inn.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

thanks to the notso hostel staff for its wonderfully warm hospitality. i was on vacation so wanted the experience to be upbeat and positive. check! i only wish i could have stayed longer. seriously well-organized and welcoming -- a fantastic combination.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love love love XBB and are so glad you did too, we have so many great restaurants right around the corner from us. We do have free mattress covers available to soften the beds and make them more comfortable for the next time you come to visit. The staff so appreciates your kind words,... More 

Geneva, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

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

Thank you for your review! What a crazy night that was, it rarely gets below freezing and we have now insulated the pipes under the house so that it won't happen again. We so appreciate your understanding and love having guests like you at the hostel. Looking forward to your next visit! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

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

Oh heyy our lovely Australian friends, thank you so much for your review and for all that you brought to the hostel while you were here. We loved hosting you and know we'll see you again. So glad you enjoyed your stay, we miss you! More 

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

Thank you so much Michael for your kind review:) I love talking to hostelers about running a hostel and what the hostel life entails. I've been doing it for nine years, so I'm deeply in love <3 I am so happy to hear that the hostel provided a great space for you to meet other travelers and to feel welcome.... More 

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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