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Charleston's NotSo Hostel

156 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unbelievable helpful and friendly staff, clean rooms that are good value, excellent location (only a 10in walk into town). As hostels in America go this really is the best. Extra marks for breakfast in the morning, haven't come across many that do it and it a fantastic touch and a useful way to meet people

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Cardiff
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not as central as I'd hoped but Charleston have a free trolley that was only a block away. The rooms are clean, the staff are friendly, the breakfast is ok (just bagels) and the shared bathrooms aren't too crowded, although the bathroom lock was broken. Over all it was ok not amazing... But worth the money!

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

Thank you for your review. We got the lock fixed on the bathroom door, our maintenance man came as soon as he was free. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you visit us again in the future! More

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They made it LOOK and SOUND like you were getting a nice comfy room and meeting great friends. Instead it seemed more like a prison cell. NOT exaggerating here. Incredibly tight quarters, staff was really unhelpful and when I tried to bring it up the manager lady, she blew it off. Tip: go elsewhere! Place was disgusting

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

Thank you for your review. I apologize you didn't enjoy your stay. As you can see from other reviews, some say that it is so spacious and others say that it is tighter quarters than they are comfortable with. Our four person dorm rooms are very large and so is the eight person dorm room but that being said, I... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isnt my first stay in a hostel - but geez was this place rough! There were cockroaches and flies everywhere I went -- which I guess is nice to have company? Becuase no one else was company haha. Really tho - freakin' filthy.

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

Thank you for your review. We have both of our locations sprayed by Terminix and I haven't seen any insects, however I apologize that you did while you were here. As to the friendliness of other guests, it really does depend and fluctuate with who is traveling at the moment. I hope that you'll come and visit us in the... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Annex of the NotSo Hostel couple days ago, and were utterly disappointed. There was no air conditioner and the fan in our room didn't work. Mind you, it was 32 degrees Celsius. In addition, the windows barely opened. There was also no one to ask about the fan or windows - the hostel's... More

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

Thank you for your review. It was very hot that day! And the AC did break that evening, we had it promptly repaired the next day so we apologize for the heat. The outside of the cabinets in the annex are labeled with the breakfast items and there are also breakfast items left out on the counter. Your review is... More

Evansville, Indiana, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love staying in hostels and are pretty easily pleased. Our stay at the NotSo Hostel Annex was really a bummer. I can't speak for the main building, but we were very disappointed with the lack of cleanliness in the Annex. I know some things are unavoidable, but dirty restrooms, floors, stacks of dirty dishes, etc are so easily cleaned,... More

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

Thank you for your review. As you can see from previous reviews, the hostel is usually very clean and you might have caught us on an off day. I apologize you didn't enjoy your stay and hope you'll come and visit us again in the future. More

New Port Richey, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Notso Hostel Annex provided a home away from home. It is located just a couple of blocks from King Street's top restaurants and bars, the Visitor's Center, the free trolly transportation, the Charleston Museum, and more. It's proximity allows one to stop back late afternoon, refresh oneself, and share wine, appetizers, and stories before going back out into the tourism... More

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel was clean and comfortable. I recommend staying at the NotSo hostel, hands down! It was close by to the downtown. The staff were very friendly and there was lots of travel information provided at the hostel.

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