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Global Village Hostel

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2006

I committed the cardinal sin of not looking up the place I was booking before I booked it. And boy, did I regret it. I booked it because it was cheap. I didn't realise that cheap stood for filthy, disgusting, intimidating and downright awful. Everything about this place made the hairs stand on the back of my neck. The location,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2006

This hostel is the filthy and disgusting. Roaches, trash, feces, semen, urine and mice, you name it... Showers were broken. Some doors and windows didn't lock. This was the scariest place I think I've ever stayed. I didn't have anywhere else to go so I had to stay there - but only for one night. The neighborhood is dangerous and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2005

I would rather sleep on the cold and wet street of San Francisco than sleep/stay in this dump. Even if you paid me a million dollars, I wouldn't stay here. Do yourself a favor and find accomodations elsewhere. There are far better and even cheaper alternatives.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2005

Avoid this place like the plague. It's the filthiest and utterly most disgusting place I've ever seen on Earth. Roaches, trash, and mice are everywhere. Nothing works. Showers, doors, and windows are all broken. There's no even functioning A/C or heat working.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2005

I have previously stayed at the Global Village and it really wasn't that great. Being a person that believes in second chances i decided to stay again, this time it was a whole lot better. The hostel is now under new management and has all new staff who are very friendly and helpful. The hostels cleanliness has also improved by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2005

I stayed for a week and can't say enough about the staff the room were average and remodeling was going on but the staff especially harry potter who actually looks like the movie character was great

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Twin Cities, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2004

I have been to so many hostels in so many countries in my life but this is quiet possibly, the WORST hostel in the world! No words can actually describe how disgusting and horrible the conditions are in this place. Avoid this place like the plague!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2004

This place was awful, it was unclean, the rooms smelled of urine, the doors and windows barely locked and being in the rough area it is I really didnt feel safe, I was literally afraid to go to sleep at night, was originally supposed to stay for 7 nights, but could only handle 2, me and my four friends moved... More 

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Address: 374 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1021
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Price Range: $15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17

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