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“Nice hostel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bazpackers Hostel
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Hoorn
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice hostel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

Nice atmosphere. Great showers and laundry service.
Tiny kitchen and staples like oil and pepper were not present. Beds were not very stable. When someone was moving around in the other room you could feel it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Arlington, Texas
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

We stayed here 2 nights. We had a private double with a shared bathroom. We actually stayed in a separate building that was part of the hostel on the next street. It was a bit more private and quiet, as there were only 3 rooms in this building. It had 2 toilets and 2 showers available for the 3 rooms, so usually one was available. The rooms were clean. One shower had poor water pressure, but the other was good. I had a difficult time connecting to the wifi, I guess the signal wasn't strong enough. Our building also had a small kitchenette with refridgerator which was convenient. The location is very good as it sits right on the edge of downtown where all the shops, bars, and restaurants are. Overall it was a great value for the price.

Room Tip: I actually prefer the back building as there was less traffic and much quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jinh99
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Madison, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

When I was there, the couple who owns BazPackers had just updated it. The bathrooms were the nicest bathrooms I have ever seen in a hostel, which nice showers and heated towel racks, which is really what you need after travel in the snow for the whole day. Great location, really nice owners, and I really loved the kitchen and common space. It was small, but I really felt at home here.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Samantha Z
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Leven
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40 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

We stayed here to attend Rockness. Great location, small clean room. We stayed in a private double with shared bathroom. Cosy communal area. Friendly host. No complaints. Wifi and free tea/coffee is a bonus.

The Tapas bar across from the Castle is excellent.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jaye81
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Bengaluru, India
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68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

The hostel is located in a prime location, and it is just a 5 minutes walk to the town center. Still, the locality is quiet and peaceful, with the river flowing just across the road, and a good view of the surroundings.

We stayed in the dorm rooms, and it was quite good - I wouldn't say great. The rooms themselves were small, but clean and quiet. There were points to charge the phones. There were individual lockers provided in the shared rooms.

The kitchen was small, but well equipped, and adequate for cooking up a small meal in the evenings. The common area had television, and books to read, with a cozy and nice fireplace. Everything is a bit cramped though. There is a small garden area outside the common room, and was nice to do some birdwatching.

The best part of staying in Bazpackers was free high speed internet in the rooms - this earns them a bonus point.

The bathrooms on the ground floor were not very good, they were just average.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank d4dpak
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Linkoping, Sweden
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127 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

We had a private double room in the annex, which is just round the corner from the main hostel. The room was a decent size and clean and the bed was comfortable. The three rooms in the annex share a toilet, a shower and a combined toilet/shower room as well as a small kitchen, we were told we could also use the main hostel kitchen and lounge.

My only complain would be that although the kitchen and bathroom floors had obviously been mopped just before we arrived the cleaning of the toilets had obviously been neglected. We didn't get the chance to tell the staff about this, so it might have just been forgotten about that morning.

There's parking nearby that's free at night and there's also plenty of free on-street parking in the neighbourhood.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Portree, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

The Bazpackers Hostel in Inverness is a warm and well placed to spend time in Inverness. It is a few blocks away from the busiest part of the city which is great - not far to go to find action, but far enough away not to be bothered by traffic and other noisy things! There is plenty to do and Mike and Karl give good advice about where and what and how much.
This is a good quirky hostel with soul. The mixture of people passing through always makes a difference to the feel and I happened to luck in with some lovely people who made the experience even better.
This is a lovely old Scottish sone building in a lovely old Scottish town.
It's good... get amongst it.

Room Tip: Go for a room with a view - on the North side.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bridget S
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Property: Bazpackers Hostel
Address: 4 Culduthel Road, Inverness IV2 4AB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
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Ranked #6 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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