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Hostel | 196 Corporation Street, Manchester, England M4 4DU

72.5% Overall Rating

60 out of 77 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/03/2014)

Ellen Armstrong thinks…

"Cheap,clean, helpful staff who let us check in early on a very rainy day. fast free wifi."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Photographic ID is required to check in. Customers may cancel their reservation anytime up 12pm 1 day prior to the day of arrival. For cancellations made outside this period or in the case of no shows, the first night’s stay will be charged. Deposits paid to HostelBookers are non-refundable. Bookings for large parties will be called for pre-payment.

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72.5%

Overall Rating

60 out of 77 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Ashton House Hostel'

Atmosphere
67.2%
Location
81.6%
Facilities
61.6%
Cleanliness
65.6%
Staff
79.2%
Value
76.8%
Safety
75.2%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

20 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break

17 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheapst place to stay in manchester so okay for 2 nights

Disliked: No cooker a bit like a instituition no natural light if staying downstairs

60.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

15 April 2014

Liked: The staff at the front desk were helpful.

Disliked: If a hostel's USP is that it has massage showers, you know it hasn't quite worked out what a hostel should be like... Zero character, which makes one less likely to forgive the fact that it was noisy (the 28 bed dorm surprisingly quiet, however there were doorways leading off it to the kitchen, which was the only social space I noticed, and the showers, which are quite loud if you use the radio...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jonathan Wilson

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife

04 April 2014 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: Availability of secluded beds. Good value for money.

Disliked: Only criticism is that the door to the dorm does not automatically swing shut and is therefore constantly left open. This is clearly a security issue that needs fixing.

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

Gerardo Daniel Martinez Portillo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 April 2014 Gerardo Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: its nice

Disliked: The bathrooms

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

25 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the centre!

Disliked: Lack of space in the room!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Ellen Armstrong

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 March 2014 Ellen would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap,clean, helpful staff who let us check in early on a very rainy day. fast free wifi.

Disliked: Very noisy but not the hotels fault and it was Saturday night

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

03 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A good budget hostel. Basic, but everything you need.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

03 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is close to the bus station and train and tram stops so easy to get around.

Disliked: It seemed a little impersonal and not entirely welcoming.

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

Rob Cottrell

Alone

Events / festivals

23 February 2014 Rob would recommend this property

Liked: Only a one night stay, but everything you would expect from a good hostel. Clean, efficient, Nice hot showers (always a plus) and excellent location.

Disliked: The dorm I was in stretches back to the kitchen and is only separated by an emergency exit. Late comers to the kitchen obviously didn't realise this and it got a bit loud. Maybe a sign?

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

Luke Spanton

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

04 February 2014

Liked: Notwithstanding the incorrect information about wheelchair accessibility, the hostel is a cheap, central place to stay.

Disliked: See above. My brother is in a wheelchair, and had to get out of the chair and haul himself up and down steps to enter the hostel and then get to the room. This is dirty and humiliating and completely unacceptable.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 January 2014

Liked: Not much.

Disliked: The price was expensive for a 24-people mixed dorm!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Lirim Veliu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 January 2014 Lirim would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheap for uk standards and safe. I stayed at a giant room of 24 beds and there is still plenty of privacy in different corners, divided by fake walls and curtains so you can easily go there with your girlfriend and not worry.

Disliked: Toilets were kinda old and unrenovated in a long while

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Dormitory room was like a private room because of curtain.

Disliked: The kitchen's closed early.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

22 December 2013

Liked: Reception

Disliked: bathroom

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

Emma Grace El-Hadidi

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

16 December 2013 Emma Grace would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and cheap. The reception staff were also really lovely and chatty.

Disliked: The kitchen smelt a little unpleasant but apart from that, for the price, you really couldn't complain!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

04 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very friendly. The hostel was not too far from Piccadilly by taxi.

Disliked: There was hair left in the showers. The place needed refurbished. The shower rooms itself were a bit rusty looking.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 December 2013

Liked: Great Showers

Disliked: Place was smelly, very dirty, fixtures and fittings were broken, facilities were old/un maintained. Very noisy and no effort to keep noisy patrons quiet

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

25 November 2013

Liked: The position

Disliked: Dirty, the staff was rude

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Sam Burt

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Visiting friends or family

24 November 2013

Liked: Good value for money

Disliked: The room had no windows, and smelt very bad (very damp with lots of air freshener in it). The 8 person room had 3 doubles and 3 single beds- not ideal when you all want your own bed. This was not made clear to us when booking and when I queried it with the reception they just said there was nothing they could do.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katie wood

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

19 November 2013 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Noise

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jonathan Barker

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 November 2013 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: A clean hostel in an interesting and listed Edwardan building

Disliked: Nothing

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

Jonathan Barker

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 November 2013 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is in a beautiful Edwardian building, with walking distance of Manchester city centre and Manchester Victoria railway station. The receptionist was very friendly. There is a kitchen where guests can make a cup of tea or coffee & a simple meal. The beds are comfortable.

Disliked: None

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

15 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, Lovely room,clean and tidy good location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Gregg Breton

Alone

City break

14 November 2013 Gregg would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: rough as guts