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“not that good”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Gordon Inn

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Gordon Inn
Saint-Malo france
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“not that good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

hey there i stayed there a night and was really deceive compare to the reviews i read before. the guy i saw at the reception for check in was just not a person you should see at a reception of a hostel. the room was [--], 8 bed in pretty small environment and not clean at all, shower is the same... the only good point was the breakfast in thz morning which is nice and the nigt evening receptionnist who been really kind. i would nt go back but give it a try to have your own idea

  • Stayed June 2012
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

I spent one night at this hotel and it was the worst night of my entire trip in Israel. I was originally at a different hotel but they were fully booked for one night so they recommended this one and booked it for me. When I got to the Gordon Inn I was informed that I could not enter my room for another hour because it was being fumigated for bugs. When I was eventually allowed to enter there were 8 beds in a VERY small room, they give you your sheets and towels in a garbage bag. The fitted sheet must have shrunk because it did not fit the single bed. There were rips and tears in the sheets, they had stains, and the pillow was lumpy and had stains on it as well. It turns out when they offer you a mixed room of guys and girls, they really mean that they will stick a 19 year old girl in a room with 7 old men. The tiny fridge they provide in the room fits one MAYBE two water bottles, defiantly not useful for that many people in a room, and it stunk, it had defiantly not been cleaned in months. The bathrooms were tiny, you could barley close the doors in then, the showers had mildew in them and stunk. The hotel is also on a busy street corner so it is very loud, you can hear everything going on on the streets all night long even with the windows closed. The bedroom doors need a key to be locked on the INSIDE as well as the out, and there is no quiet way to close the doors, there's no knob to turn, the key turns the lock, so if you wanted to close the door quietly you would have to put the key in on one side, open the door, put the key in on the other side, close the door, then lock it and take it out. No one does this (it would also be a huge pain to do it if you can think of doing it this way) so you wake up every time someone opens the door, and with 8 people in a room the door opens a LOT.

In the morning I went to breakfast where I was literally screamed at by the owner to eat my food and get out, apparently he had two separate breakfast times, and my room number was the second one, but rather then saying "please wait to eat until the second time" he screamed for me to get out and I didn't know why. He refused to allow another person get a cup of coffee because it was the wrong breakfast time, and yelled at her as well.

The breakfast. It was all clearly left overs from several days, the traditional cucumber tomato salad was slimy, the humus, tuna, and other toppings looked like they had past the expiry date. The bread was all in bags and was stale, and the juice machines had not been cleaned in G-d knows how long. There was mold growing on the spouts.

Lastly the location was horrible, it claims to be near the beach and shopping but the beach was at least a 15-20min walk away and the market/shopping area was at least 30min. There are so many better locations of hostels and hotels in Tel Aviv, some right on the water for the same price.

I will NEVER go to this place again, it was a horrible experience. Every hostel I've stayed at was a million times better then this place and I've been to a few sketchy ones.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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san francisco, ca
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

Tel Aviv is relatively expensive when it comes to accommodation. This place is economical for Tel Aviv standard but what is going for it is location. It is a block away from beach and very close to good nightlife. So you can grab your towel and go to beach without any preparation. The room was simple and basic with Motel 6 quality. The bathroom was shared. However, seems like there are plenty of showers hence I never had to wait for one.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

I stayed in the Gordan from Jan-Mar while I was looking for an apartment. My experience was quite different from what others have said. They keep the rooms and dinning area clean and half a friendly staff that goes the extra mile to help you when you need. The owner is very flexible and fair. They have the best breakfast, not just coffee and cake, they give you a big breakfast with eggs, tuna, salad, bread, veggies, fruit juice, coffee, and much more. The cook is very good and very friendly. Just clean up after your self and you be ok. Don't try to beat the system by smoking in the rooms you are likey to have an early departure the next day when the owners come in. This is the best place in town for the money. They have rooms of all types and sizes.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

I've stayed at several hostels throughout the world, and this one really sets itself apart. Rooms are clean and comfortable and (unlike most other hostels) there are plenty of shared bathrooms to go around. The location in Tel Aviv is awesome, only a very short walk to the beach. There is plenty of food, grocery stores, etc. just steps away from the hotel. Best of all is the staff...they will go out of their way to help you with directions, tour information and reservations while keeping your budget in mind. I made the mistake of trying to see several sites during the Jewish sabbath, followed a Jewish holiday. All the buses and trains were shut down and I couldn't find any flights on Kayak, Orbitz, etc. Thanks to the relentless efforts of the receptionist ( I think her name is Hagit) I managed to see everything I wanted to before my return flight.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Prague
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

I am not a big fan of hostels, but this time we did an exeption and we were happy. Don´t be confused by beach pictures. The hotel is one block away from the beach, but still close enough.
The staff is really friendly and helpful. The rooms are simple and clean, bathroom was ok, soap available.
We have booked three bed room with extra bed - allthough we got room with 5 beds (2 bunk-beds and one normal).
Would recommend to a friend anytime.

Room Tip: we had a room on the third floor which is (in my experience) more quiet with 4 rooms only and two ba...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Morelia, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

I was there with my brothers and had a very good stay, the place is very clean, is close to the beach, has a good location, and the breakfast is fantastic!
All the staff are very nice and friendly. I hope to return someday.

Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Gordon Inn
Address: 77 Ben Yehuda | Tel Aviv, Israel, Tel Aviv 6343503, Israel
Location: Israel > Tel Aviv District > Tel Aviv
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 92 Specialty Lodging in Tel Aviv
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Gordon Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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