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“Alnwick May 2014”

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Alnwick Youth Hostel
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

Modern hostel,very clean.Key card system worked really well. No car parking for the hostel but found a convenient space opposite.Breakfast good.Would definitely use again.Very experienced and knowledgeable staff.

Room Tip: Book midweek during term time and you may also get a room to yourself.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

The standard for accommodation is very high. The location is ideal, bus stops to Alnmouth train station is just literally outside the main entrance. Walking distance to most attractions in the area. Room could have benefited from some storage space. Possibly providing free wifi to guests staying. Found it a bit unnerving to realise that locals could access the building as well (we think the building is also used as a community area). Felt cheated for having to pay for breakfast, we were not informed about having to pay and were caught off guard during check out. Apart from that, the service was great. Would definitely return if I ever make the journey up north again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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alnwickyh, Manager at Alnwick Youth Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2014

Thank you for your review.

I am sorry you felt cheated when asked to pay for breakfast. Our breakfast menu board displays the breakfast and the price at reception. Your booking confirmation would have highlighted you had booked accommodation only. We always invite guests to book breakfast if they wish. I think this was just a case of confusion on both parts.

We do have a class room room which local community groups use for meetings. These are prebooked and access is supervised. The hostel is here to offer accommodation to all, but we see our role in the local community as a very important one too. Remember that only guests who have booked accommodation have access to the accommodation areas.

We look forward to welcoming you to Alnwick Youth Hostel when you are next in the area.

Best wishes

Andrew
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

very enjoyable stay,staff very helpful,great place to explore Northumberland coast from.facilities were comfortable and modern.However bed could have been more comfortable and room would have benefited from some storage

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

We've stayed here several times before, standard of accommodation is very high for the price charged, ensuite family room in a town like this would be v expensive in a b&b and no Travelodge options.

Only thing I'd say is that the staff, while helpful, were a bit thin on the ground, reception not manned in the evening we were there and no info displayed about cost of breakfast.

V good for self-catering though (unlike many English hostels) with plenty of room to prepare and eat your own food.

Alnwick is a great wee town (although charges for Castle are way too steep).

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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alnwickyh, Manager at Alnwick Youth Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2014

Thanks for your review.

We have a big notice board next to reception with the price of breakfast displayed there. We will try to do more to make guests aware of this.

Sadly on the night you arrived we were also accommodating and feeding a group, so weren't able to operate reception at the same time. We have now recruited another member of staff for the summer season, so will be more available.

Its worth remembering that your Alnwick Castle ticket can be unlocked so you can visit as many times as you like for 12 months from the date the ticket was issued. We always suggest this is a good plan, even if you only visit once more, it gives you much better value.

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We really do value the comments that are left here.

Best wishes

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great building, room just what you need, we had double en suite, clean, warm, crisp white bed linen, no frills. Great communal cooking facilities and a dining room which looked lovely, tho we didn't eat there. Friendly staff. Great location. We'd definitely go again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stayed here for three nights as a base for visiting Northumberland. En-suite rooms and common areas were all clean and comfortable. Self catering kitchen and dining room were well equipped with plenty of space.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stayed in this excellent hostel for a week in April 2014. All rooms are ensuite and we had a very comfortable and clean double room. The shower was wonderfully hot! Noise, which can be a problem in hostels, was ameliorated by the carpeted corridors. The hostel is well-equipped and the staff are friendly and helpful. Alnwick is a delightful town, well-located for exploring the many delights of Northumberland.

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Additional Information about Alnwick Youth Hostel

Address: 34-38 Green Batt, Alnwick NE66 1TU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Alnwick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Alnwick
Price Range: $53 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alnwick Youth Hostel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once the town's Court House, now a new independent town centre youth hostel, Alnwick Youth Hostel welcomes guests from all over the world. The spectacular Northumberland coastline is only a short drive away to the east, the National Park and Cheviot Hills to the west. Alnwick Castle (of Harry Potter fame), The Alnwick Gardens and the beautiful medieval town all within walking distance. With 15 bunk rooms, all en-suite, from two to six-bedded, including some ground floor bedrooms, Alnwick Youth Hostel offers both families and independent travellers all the comfort you would expect from a hostel in a great location. We offer a tasty buffet breakfast to set you up for the day (and can provide a full catered option for group bookings). The hostel also has a comfy lounge, bright and airy dining room, games room, courtyard with outdoor seating and a drying room. Cyclists have use of a secure bike store onsite. Our reception staff are on hand to offer tourist advice, sell you a locally brewed beer or two and can even recommend a good cafe for a decent cup of tea. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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