Myself and a group of friends *attempted* to stay here over the weekend of the Bournemouth 7s festival (end of May 2011). We booked beds for all 13 members of our party and paid nearly all of our deposit in one go, having been told we could wait a little while to pay the remaining amount. However, when we rang to confirm our booking and pay the rest of our deposit we were told that the hostel had double booked the beds and that we would no longer be able to stay there. This was 5 days before we were meant to arrive... Not to worry, the manager told us, he would help us find somewhere else to stay as he knew the area well and he would make sure the money we had paid (a substantial amount) would be refunded to us asap. ONE MONTH later and we are still waiting to be refunded after countless emails and telephone conversations and false promises of payments being made to us. Oh, and we never did receive any help in finding alternative accommodation... DO NOT book with this hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Backpackers in Bournemouth, cheap accommodation. The Lazy Shark is IDEAL for stag and hen parties; sleep upstairs from £12 per night, party downstairs. Eat, drink, sleep...lazy shark. ... more less