I booked for 3 nights and left after forcing myself to stay for 2! I've stayed in quite a few hostels in the past and this was the worst - even worse than the one in Thailand that was currently at the top of my list! The room was shabby (acceptable for a hostel) but was also dirty (not acceptable), the door didn't lock from the inside (unacceptable for a woman staying on her own) and when I asked the member of staff he was aware that the lock was broken! The supposed washroom facilities for men and women weren't separate at all and the toilet and shower rooms were all very dirty. I don't know if the residents are supposed to clean up after themselves but they didn't and there was no apparent cleaning rota or cleaner employed. Very disappointing - I like their philosophy but shabby doesn't have to mean dirty! It was also disappointing that some idiot didn't have his door code and decided to wake up the whole house at 4am by making whooping noises outside the door - that just finished off the whole experience for me!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We at Russell Scott Hostels also known as R S Hostels offer our guests safe, secure, clean, spacious budget accommodation being the only backpackers hostel in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We are not profit driven. With you having a great time in Sheffield and staying with us, is all we wish for! We do not believe in making extra from you, your basic needs are all taken care of - internet access, washing machine, bed linen, breakfast all inclusive in the room/bed rate.We believe that small is beautiful. We pride ourselves in offering cheap accommodation by which we don't mean over crowding the place or reduce the facilities we offer. For example our dorms have single beds in them and the maximum no of people in our dorm is six even though the room could easily accommodate eight people. Knowing what it is like to be a backpacker/traveller and knowing little needs go a long way, we decided to provide value for money accommodation with no compromise whatsoever on the quality or most of the perks that you would enjoy in a star hotel for one third of the price. ... more less
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