I had never stayed in a hostel before, so I didn't really know what to except. I knew I would be sharing a dorm with strangers, which didn't bother me in the slightest.
It was great when I arrived in Bath; it was so clean and elegant and sophisticated, so I was feeling really positive about the hostel. But when seeing the outside of the hostel, it didn't have the touch of elegance as the rest of Bath. But I was expecting this anyway, as I didn't pay very much.
The hallways were small, the building was crooked, the beds hurt my back, the one pillow was too thin, the windows were very thin, the toilet area was dirty and unkempt.
It was fine though, if all you are doing is sleeping and staying out for the rest of the day, which is what I did. However, the mattress, although quite comfy, had a sort of hardness to it, so my back ached when I woke up in the morning, and it didn't help that I only had one pillow, which I had to fold in half.
I also didn't like that we had to pay a refundable deposit upon arrival. It was great that I got my money back, but it was never mentioned on the website, or in emails that I had to pay a deposit, so this came out of my budget for the weekend. The staff, however, were pleasant enough.
The windows are incredibly thin. For the two nights I was there, none of the windows in our dorm were open, yet I could hear so clearly groups of people in the street who were going out clubbing or something. It was crazy loud, and did wake me up during the first night.
The second night, I had the worst sleep of my life. However, this wasn't the fault of the hostel. There just so happened to be three loud snorers in our dorm, which kept me from sleeping most of the night. Tip for the staff at this hostel: Create a 'snore dorm' - all those that snore get placed in the same dorm. And it's not just me being fussy; both my friends and other people in the dorm couldn't sleep either.
The TV room was nice enough. It could have done with a few more seats, and I didn't like that there was just one person in charge of the TV watching what they wanted. Though luckily, what was on, I really enjoyed.
The most positive thing about this hostel was that it's in a fantastic location. There are so many beautiful things to see in this area of Bath. And with it being Autumn made it that much more gorgeous. Very convenient as the Roman Baths were a two minute walk away, as was a lovely garden by the river, and the Thermae Bath Spa, which was all very enjoyable.
I suppose, if money was tight, I would stay here again, but if I had the luxury of staying somewhere better, I would.
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