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Hostel | Claverton Down, Bath, England BA2 7PD

82.1% Overall Rating

68 out of 75 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/09/2012)

"Check-in as of the quality you would get in a top hotel. Room was simple but clean and cofortable. The cooked breakfast was well worth the extra £4"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Café
  • Communal kitchen
  • Onsite shop(s)

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 8.46

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please can we advise that throughout the summer of 2013 construction work is taking place on the campus in close proximity to some of the accommodation buildings and daytime noise is likely throughout this period.

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82.1%

Overall Rating

68 out of 75 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'University of Bath'

Atmosphere
72.8%
Location
68.0%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
85.6%
Value
88.0%
Safety
89.6%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

19 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Price

Disliked: Acces to food after 7 pm

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Samuel Peace

Alone

Work / volunteering

14 July 2013 Samuel would recommend this property

Liked: Easy, clean, convenient, free breakfast.

Disliked: No TV in room.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

22 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Check-in as of the quality you would get in a top hotel. Room was simple but clean and cofortable. The cooked breakfast was well worth the extra £4

Disliked: There are no bad points

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rashed Huq

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2012 Rashed would recommend this property

Liked: Very good value, room to yourself for £24 including parking. The breakfast was one of the best I've had, including hotels which are 3*

Disliked: The campus is so huge it's ghard to find your way to the appropriateaccomodation office !

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

gonzalo naranjo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2012 gonzalo would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and comfortable private room, beautiful area.

Disliked: The mattress was awful, the rooms have no sound isolation. You have to pay for internet access.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Will Fowler

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

23 August 2012 Will would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet, clean, and away from the business of the tourist areas.

Disliked: No free or reduced price WiFi or internet access! Bad deal and it wouldn't hurt them to provide such a basic thing nowadays.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Raul Cano Herranz

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2012 Raul would recommend this property

Liked: the surrounding area, the quietness

Disliked: location, too far away form the city of Bath.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice breakfast

Disliked: a bit far from centre

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Sam Noble

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2012 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: The university is beautiful, getting to the city is convenient (either a great walk or a quick bus ride), quiet dorm building, simple but just what I needed.

Disliked: Finding my way to my room at night after arriving was tough; no map was provided of the campus when I checked in and I had to phone security to ask where I was going.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Joel Selby

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2012 Joel would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to chill out after several weeks of busy travel! Relaxing and great facilities!

Disliked: Nil

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

11 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place. It is out of the city a bit, quiet.

Disliked: NA

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2012

Liked: It was cheap, the room was clean.

Disliked: The dorm and university itself is quite a way out of town - a 30 minute bus ride and then a fair walk. The housing office/reception is incredibly difficult to find and I would have spent even longer wandering around had I not used the gps on my phone. The kitchen is empty - they say there is crockery, flatware etc. of which there is actually none. I was placed in an empty building with one other person - fine but spooky. Until the second night when a large group of men were placed in the building. There was one single bathroom and group showers - neither of which were sex segregated. I found this to be rather uncomfortable.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

XIAO PEI

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

03 July 2012 XIAO would recommend this property

Liked: if you get there by bus, it is quite close to the bus stop of U18, and it is very convinient to get to bath university which is not in the city but up on the hill.

Disliked: we drove there but the postcode did not show the exact location of the hostel, it took us nearly half an hour driving around the bathwick hill. you should set a clearer and bigger sign for the entrance aside the road.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was nice to get a single room for approx 22 pounds per night. The university is out of town (which is great when the town is overrun with tourists) and the bus runs VERY frequently. Max 20 min wait on Sunday when school isn't there. Overall a decent place. No wifi but can pay 10 pound deposit for an internet card that allows use of desktop computers around campus.

Disliked: Check-in is very difficult. Read the directions given on the website (check in at East Accommodation Centre). I walked all over campus trying to find this! The doors in the place are SOO loud (at least in the older style East buildings where I stayed). If anyone in the dorm goes in or out of their room or the bathroom, you hear it. As another reviewer mentioned, there is NO crockery in the kitchens. It is fully outfitted with fridge, stove, etc, but they have no plates, cooking utensils etc so you're pretty much limited to heating up pre-packaged foods in the packages they come in. But better than nothing.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2012

Liked: The rooms were standard university rooms. Very clean and safe.

Disliked: Pretty far from town center. And it helped that we had our own rental car. If not for that, it's at a pretty inconvenient location with very limited public transportation options.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dara Gilroy

Alone

City break

22 September 2011 Dara would recommend this property

Liked: It's very good value to have a room to yourself for just £22..There are frequent buses to Bath city centre..approx £1 each way..bus takes just 10mins to city..Rooms are clean..

Disliked: The kitchen does not have equipment in it like saucepans or frying pans..neither does it have plates etc..therefore it's necessary to bring or buy your own if you want to use the kitchen facilities..Another difficulty at Uni of Bath accom is that my experience on 2 visits there is that people in accom office give quite loose instructions about finding your room when u first go there..be sure to get exact instructions from them..the sign-posting for the houses in which the rooms are is poor

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Price

Disliked: -

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Manoj Xavier

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 September 2011 Manoj would recommend this property

Liked: Calm and Quiet!

Disliked: A bit of travel from the city centre and no bus from the uni until 9 am on Sunday.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

raquel duran

With my spouse / partner

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2011 raquel would recommend this property

Liked: Very quiet, clean and safe. Very peaceful area, I even saw a badger!

Disliked: A bit far away from Bath city center. There is a big hill to reach university campus. Buses run every 10-20 mins. This accommodation is available only during summer time and there are not night buses...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

19 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good bathroom facility, safe campus well lit and lots of people around.

Disliked: Far from Bath. Two and a half miles on the bus up hill. A dark walk from the town although many buses. Cab cost 8 quid at midnight from town. When returning the keys, I was told to give them back altogether - booked two rooms, one for one night and one for two. On the second night, as I still had the key (but wasn't going to use the room, my friend was staying for two nights), I saw that another person was in 'my' room meaning that two keys had been issued. Not very safe at all!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jagjit Dhanda

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2011 Jagjit would recommend this property

Liked: The University is out of town on top of a large hill but the bus service is good and if you have your own transport then it is not a problem. The rooms are clean and warm and have communal kitchen and shared bathroom/showerooms/toilets. Security is very good with a keycard entry system into the halls of residence and secure locks on each bedroom. I can recommend the University for single travellers and families/groups. I was only staying for one night so did not have a chance to check out the facilities on offer.

Disliked: The walls are a bit thin so you can hear other people and doors opening/closing but at this time of year the halls of residence are mostly empty. It is a University with several residential halls so it can be a little confusing to find your way around but reception will issue you with a map. There is also a parking fee for the large carparks but this is still cheaper than parking in Bath. There are shared facilies but they are clean and the water is hot and the kitchens are large enough to cope.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

KORNKANOK WATCHARATHAMRONGKUL

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

12 September 2011 KORNKANOK would recommend this property

Liked: It's a good place to stay in Bath but It's quite far away from the city center.

Disliked: It's far away from city center but you can take a bus to go there around 15-20 mins from city center.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Simple, clean and cheap.

Disliked: A bit far from the city centre but lots of buses

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Birgit Brantl-Schwaiger

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

31 August 2011 Birgit would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet, relaxing atmosphere, nice clean rooms, friendly staff;

Disliked: The kitchen facilities were very poor: no cutlery, no crockery whatsoever.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

James Finger

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 August 2011 James would recommend this property

Liked: A private for 20 quid? Excellent. A very good idea to turn unused uni accom in the summer into backpacker beds. Towel, soap and great room. Good cooking facilities. Very very clean.

Disliked: Just a few little things showing it is a pop-up-hostel. Not bad, just things they didnt think of like washing up gear. Its a bit of a hike up a huge hill from town but there is excellent bus service. Just dont expect tourist services ;)


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