Stayed in a group of 14 for a Stag-Do on Saturday night. The Lazy Shark exceeded our expectations and it was by far the best value accommodation in Bournemouth. The town centre is a short and cheap bus journey away, and the taxi back only cost £10 in the early hours of the morning. The shower had good pressure/temperature and was much needed after a day in the New Forest playing Battlefield Live. The beds were comfortable enough. Darren the owner was helpful on arrival and allowed us room to park our mini-bus. There's a small kitchen area which we didn't really use but could be helpful for fixing up a snack if you're on a budget.
The bar area looked clean and recently refurbished but we didn't get a chance to have a drink down there as there happened to be a ladys-only night on this particular date. Not a problem as there's a Wetherspoons across the road.
Overall if you just need a shower, a bed and a roof over your head after a night out this is the perfect place to stay. If you are expecting luxury and will be coming home early expecting a long nights sleep then i'd advise spending a lot more money staying in a hotel.
- 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