I've stayed in this hostel three times now and it gradually got worse every time, so when i booked for a short stay at the begining of august and they had told me that they had just finished 9 months of renovation I was actually really looking forward to seeing what had been done.
When I walked through the door i didnt notice a single change except for 2 chairs next to the luggage locker which looked 2nd hand. Decided not to judge straight away and waited to see what the rooms where like, whilst speaking to the man at reception I asked what renovations had been done, he said that they got rid of the communal showers and added a bathroom per room, but then he told us that our bathroom wasnt working yet alongside with a few other guests at the hostel which later let us know, in a way not to pleased I wasnt the exception.
They then gave me the same sheets and irritating heavy cover to make the bed.
The only renovation I saw was electric shutters but you had to leave them open as it was so hot in the rooms (the ridiculous heavy covers didnt help) so in total had about 3 hours sleep, the worst was this was just a one night stay before we went to work in a festival for 5 days and guess what? we where 3 times more confortable sleeping in a tent than in the hostel, at least they had working showers toilettes edible breakfast and they only spent 1 month getting the grounds ready.
In my opinion 9 months renovation was completly useless all they needed to do was add air con to the rooms or at least a fan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bordeaux Youth Hostel (Barbey) is located at the heart of the Saint-Jean district, between the Saint-Jean Train Station and the historical city centre (fifteen minute by foot). Not far from the hostel you’ll find the Place de la Victoire (Victory Square) the Mecca of Bordeaux nightlife, as well as the district of Saint-Michel, the most popular and multicultural neighbourhood of the city. Listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Bordeaux offers a remarkable urban heritage. The city is of course known worldwide for its famous wines. Our team will be happy to help you discover the city and the region and we’ll do everything possible to ensure you enjoy your stay! ... more less