This hostel was dirty and disgusting. We were given beds with used bed sheets!!!!!!! The staff where unfriendly and unhelpful with all our enquires. They are only interested in your money. The area was central but not very safe. As a Brit I would like to say please avoid if you want to enjoy your stay in bath, it would give you the wrong impression of this wonderful city.
Unique Quality: Filth and dirt
I stayed there two nights, the third week in August, and enjoyed it very much. Me and my travelbuddy had not pre-booked any beds, but still we got great service, good prices and two very nice and soft beds for those nights. I liked the fact that we didn't get any keys that we could loose, but only key codes for the frontdoor and the door to the actual room we were staying in.
We ended up in a 10bed girls only dorm; The Divas Room. The room was just as big as it had to be, with five bunk beds along the walls. The sheets were nice and clean, the room was as tidy as backpacker's can keep it and even though the house itself is rather old, I couldn't sense any mould in the walls or anything and I would know if it was any seeing as I'm very allergic to those things.
The breakfast in the mornings were simple and filling. Very nice, do-it-yourself thing.
The bathroom facilities were abit shabby and small, but it was always clean and dry, the same with the shower room, always clean.
All over I had a very nice stay and I would reccomend this place to anyone looking for a cheap and/or nice place to crash for a few days.
Directions: Head out the main entrance of Bath Spa station, follow the street directly infront of you until you pass a church and the police station and start looking for Backpacker's Hostel on the left. You'll see it.
Bath Backpacker's is a typical Backpackers Hostel with all facilities you need. I had a very pleasant stay with friendly roommates from all over the world. On the last night, we had a round of two american girls, an irish girl, a nigerian student and a south african construction worker and spent quite a lot time talking. It seems that the hostel is very popular with international guests. Staff was always helpful and very friendly. Unlike London's Hyde Park Inn, they do NOT try to cheat you when it comes to a booking via hostelworld and the correct payment of VAT :) The "funky" decoration in this 18th century house makes the atmosphere very special. Indeed, it was a nice place I would like to recommmend.
Unique Quality: The hostel has all facilities you will need during your stay. A kitchen where you can prepare your own food, clean showers and washing facilities, lockers, free linen and a party room in the basement. To use the locker, you have to bring your own lock with you - or buy one at the reception for 1,00 £. Most dorms are mixed, but also single sex rooms are available. If there is anything negative to say about the hostel, it was that the mattress iI slept on for four nights was suitable for a fakir, but a little uncomfortable for me. I just don't like pricking springs.
The hostel is just a few meters away from the train station, the Roman Baths and the Abbey - looks like a perfect location!
Directions: Manvers Street, leadin from Bath Spa Train Station to the Abbey, becomes Pierrepont Street at some time. The hostel is on the left hand side, look out for the sign with a guy using a bathtub as a backpack.
Because my travelling agency made a mistake I had to book another hotel, and since I didn't have a lot of money or energy left, I decided to check into the Backpacker's Hostel, which is really close to the station and cheap. (£12 pppn, or £60 for a week; or at least, that's what it cost three years ago)
There are 6 - 8 beds in every dorm, the staff have a seperate dorm. There's a living room with television and a kitchen. People there are really friendly, some of them only stay for a few days but when I was there, there were quite a few people who had been there for weeks or months. Staff was very friendly too. It's also very clean, since everything is cleaned twice a day.
There are only young people staying there, and it's really easy to make friends, go out with a group (people will just ask you to come along, so if you're shy and looking for friends, do go here) or get a date. This is why you don't want to get out of bed and wander around at night, because people will be making out everywhere.
Unique Quality: Great location, close to the city centre and the station. And I mean close. You can get coffee at Starbucks and walk to the hotel, and your coffee will still be hot. Access to internet, living room with tv, and kitchen.
Directions: It's only a short walk from the station.
Bath is basically a tourist city, so accommodation would not be hard to find but it can be very expensive. There is however a backpackers BB and for those who wish to stay in a mansion there is the Paradise House Hotel set in its own grounds and has great views of the Royal Crescent. The Royal Crescent Hotel will cost you about £220 per night for a double room and £1500 for one of its suites. The Backpackers Hostel is about £14 per night and is located in the centre of Bath.
Unique Quality: www.backpackers.co.uk/bath
about 8 GBP
Unique Quality: Theme rooms, organized pub crawls, fun paintings all over the place, social lounge & bar in the basement. This was such a fun place to stay I actually went back a few weeks later!!
Directions: 13 Pierrepont Street
Bath, BA1 1CA England
(up Manvers St from the bus station)
Newbridge Hill, Bath
Russel Street, Bath
2 / 3 South Parade, Bath
Lower Bristol Road, Bath
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Address: 13 Pierrepont Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1CA, United Kingdom