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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel was on the 5th floor. Close to the metro and walking tours around the corner. Walking distance to city centre. Helpful staff. Not sure if friends live there too but alot of people congregated in the common room from early morning to late evening

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off: location is incredible. You really can't beat the price for it's phenomenal location. It's within walking distance to Red Square, and there is a metro stop just two blocks away. That alone made this hostel.. tolerable. It is very tiny, and everyone is packed together. The cleanliness was not great, the hostel staff took a while to 'warm... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I arrived there with a friend at 2 am and the receptionist gave us a plastic bag with the things we needed to make up the bags. We tried to be polite not turning on the lights, insted we turned the phone's lights on. Two guests got extremelly unhappy and one of them tried to push my friend. We went... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I travel a lot, but I have never tried anything like this! 1. It does NOT look like the pictures at all. It is not clean and most off the staff are rude. 2. It seems like the staffs family and friends are staying there, and rule the whole place. 3. Me and my friend had to leave in the... More 

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Itarare, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

It was a cool place to drop your things and to hit the streets of the red city. The thing is the hostel is not very clean nor it has a good environment to stick around. It looked like plenty of locals were actually living there.

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Buchs St. Gallen, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Not clean at all , I think 2 out of 15 guests , are real travellers , all the rest they just live there , they "own" everything , rooms and the kitchen are just a an incredible mess ... the staff seems not to care about you ...

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1 Thank Abreu1985
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

We booked for 4 nights and we sacraficed losing the money to find another place. I have travelled through over 50 countries and this is hands down the worst hostel.. I have never left a review, so this is how bad this place is. On entry there was an old man passed out, after climbing 4 stories to get to... More 

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2 Thank Nathan M
Moscow, Russia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

(+) cheap (+) good situation (10-15 min. walk to red square / lot of bars and club not far away) (+/-) drinking alcohol is possible, beer is available in a vending machine / sometime the staff is drunk (+/-) possibility of smoking in the corridor / lot of smoke in the corridor and almost no ashtray => corridors become an... More 

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Thank Hermann G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I'd like to tell my experience about this hostel. I stayed in this hostel for one night with my classmates and I am not pleased. The service is nice but the level of hygiene is awful. We got plastic bags with dirty and messy bedclothes. There were adult men, who accosted 13-16 year old girls including me and the staff... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have been at napoleon hostel in march 2015, we've arrived around 9am and there were hips of people sleeping on the sofa in the hall, and a man politely told us that we could leave the luggage there and sit somewhere because the check in was after 12pm! When we finally did the check in, the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
NAPOLEON Hostel is MOSCOW'S MOST POPULAR BACKPACKER HOSTEL and is located JUST 5 MINUTES WALK from Red Square in the trendy old town ''Kitai Gorod'' area. This district is characterised with cobbled streets, old merchant houses and quaint Orthodox churches and is full of exciting bars, cheap restaurants, and local supermarkets, all within walking distance.Napoleon Hostel is award winning having won Best Hostel in Russia by Hostelworld. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Napoleon Hostel

Address: Maly Zlatoustinskiy ln, 2, Moscow 101000, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow
Price Range: $15 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Napoleon Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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