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Chester Backpackers
Ranked #12 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Chester
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Stayed here with friends and we had a great time. Thomas was helpful and very kind in showing us all the places we wanted to go on there mini maps of the city. We found are bed very comfy and the room warm.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed with a party and I voted to go upmarket - and was outvoted; so beware the bias of a man looking for luxury!
The hostel is a short walk from the railway station and handily placed for the city centre. the bedrooms were reasonably clean. As the hot water system wasn't working I was grateful for the electric shower. We were promised bread for the excellent toaster but it never arrived. That, frankly, sums up the place. It is not as good as it should be nor as bad as it might be. If economics make a hostel your first choice, you can live with it. I would suggest spending less on beer and putting the savings to better accommodation.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank AndyShand
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Stayed in the double en suite for one night. Booked late notice and was still able to get a fair price. The owner was helpful in recommending local restaurants and attractions. Lent me a hair dryer for free for our stay.
Located a short walk from the town center but restaurant options were slim.
The room had no AC so we opened the window at night: the hotels on a busy street so it was a but noisy and bright. The bathroom was small but there were clean towels and soap, and it was clean. The bed linens were clean, the room was small but what we needed for a quick stay over.
The rooftop garden was beautiful and gave a view of the city. Parking was free and available at the back of the building.
did not use laundry, kitchen, or other hostel amenities.

Would definitely stay here again if value was the most important determining factor.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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1  Thank kellynrk
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were forced to sleep on the couch in the reception area as our room would not open. Prior to this the owner was aggresive towards us and blamed us for the door malfunctioning. There is a phone number for emergencies and as it was 01:30 am we tried calling it but got no answer. Eventually the owner arrived and was completely obnoxious and at one stage asked us to "go outside" so we can settle this. Upon checking out I recieved an email to say I have been charged for the lock. AVOID this hostel at all costs.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank ciarans900
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Me and a group of friends stayed here it was so dirty the shower was filthy, the Lounge area is dirty too!! I wouldn't stop here again !!! A plus for this hostel is it's not far from the centre but over than that it's not a nice place at all!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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2  Thank Kw5lk
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights on a "stag weekend. 18 of us were put in the "Large Dorm". It was amazingly impressive how they managed to fit 9 bunk beds in such small area the downside of the bed configeration was that one was in front of the fire escape door and there was nowhere to put any of your belongings.18 people putting their clothes on the floor results in a giant jumble.

The guy who greeted us was OK and laid down the rules about remembering the door codes and not being sick on your bed.

There was only one toilet for 18 people. This was not good as you can imagine. There was a shower next to the men's toilet but the water just dribbled and was avoided by must of our party. The unisex shower was alot better.

The position of the hostel was excellent. 5 minutes to the main street.

My problem is that I have never stayed in a hostel before and I am not sure if this hostel is typical. It falls far short of a Travelodge and is more expensive. However I am not sure if stag groups are welcome everywhere.

I would definitely not go back to this hostel or any other

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Cheshire174
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

What a horrible place. The manager Al was rude and arrogant, the place was dirty and dingy. I know you get what you pay for but this place really isn't worth paying for. Spend your money elsewehere and get somethiong semi decent.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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5  Thank Ninhtheking
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Address: 67 Boughton, Chester CH3 5AF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
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Ranked #12 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Chester
Price Range: $46 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chester Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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