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Bon Paul and Sharky's Hostel of Asheville

816 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014
jpnJosh Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Bon Paul and Sharkey's for a weekend in Asheville. The hostel has a very relaxed mood to it and the staff is very helpful and welcoming. They really treat you like friends rather than guests. The location is peaceful and is a short walk from some good places to check out and eat/drink. I plan to go... More

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I'm a very picky traveler so the idea of staying at a hostel was sort of weird to me. Luckily I got talked into it and my boyfriend and I stayed at Bon Paul & Sharky's Hostel for two nights. We got the private room in the basement and it was an amazing price! The only thing wrong with it... More

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Hobart, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

My fiancé and I stayed in December whilst hiking in the surrounding area. We stayed two nights as we thought the location was great for what we were after. The staff were amazing, very friendly and had usefu information. The hostel itself is a bit old-school - we stayed in the private room downstairs -no locks for the door, and... More

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

After finding the hostel a bit by chance was pleasantly surprised by it. It consists of a large main house area with dorms and private rooms, and extends out the back to great and sociable raised decking area. further back is a garden with space for a few tents and some small cabins. I really like the mix of different... More

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Athens, Georgia
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I too do not understand the rave reviews at this place. The people were cool and most of the staff was cool minus one passive aggressive staff member that worked in the morning. My experience was a little different because I was camping in the backyard for $18/night/person, which I think may be a little steep, but for our situation... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

I booked my reservation online an after receiving the confirmation email I decided to do some further investigative work. Not being from around the West Asheville Area I took to Google Earth and street viewed my little Hostel as well as all the places surrounding it. Not only was I blown away at how well I was surrounded by great... More

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Bon Paul and Sharky's was a great solution for my little solo trip to Asheville. The hotel prices in the area are expensive. Therefore, I stayed at Bon Paul's and it was a great solution for a lady traveling by herself because the other guests were so nice and the employees (Zach and Nathan) were very hospitable. I would compare... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

It was my first stay in a hostel and I had a great time. We had a spaghetti dinner with the staff on the first night. We also played cards and scrabble with the staff and other housemates that night. They made our stay very welcoming. I stayed in a private room. The only downside was sharing the bathroom with... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I cannot understand all the rave reviews here. I stayed in a private room over the summer, had planned 2 or 3 nites considering the popularity. The room I had was filthy. The floor looked like it hadn't been swept in months -- I felt like I couldn't breathe because of all the dust/dirt, no lie. Horrible. Because of no... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I have stayed here twice so far. The first time I stayed in the women's dorm, and the next time I opted to try a private room. Both were wonderful. Everything about the place has a worn-in, well-loved feeling. The staff was was very helpful and personable. There are several restaurants within very easy walking distance.

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Address: 816 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Asheville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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