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Reviews of Globe Backpackers Plymouth

Hostel | 172 Citadel Road, The Hoe, Plymouth, England PL1 3BD

76.0% Overall Rating

177 out of 238 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/01/2014)

Kimberley Dench thinks…

"Cheap and cheerful .. staff were friendly too :) If you drive, you can park right outside the hostel but costs £3."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

We do not permit the following to stay: UNACCOMPANIED UNDER 18'S Persons without appropriate ID Persons on Housing Benefits Reception 0800-2300 hours March - October. Out of season hours may vary. Please phone after booking to check.

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76.0%

Overall Rating

177 out of 238 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Globe Backpackers Plymouth'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
67.2%
Cleanliness
60.8%
Staff
84.8%
Value
80.0%
Safety
76.0%
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

01 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean and friendly. Location very good.

Disliked: It was in need of some maintenance work in the shower/toilet room - broken shower door and toilet seat. I nearly got a £75 parking ticket as the wrong days were scratched off the parking permit - I was a week out.

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

Kimberley Dench

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 January 2014 Kimberley would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and cheerful .. staff were friendly too :) If you drive, you can park right outside the hostel but costs £3.

Disliked: Limited bathrooms.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

17 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, very good value for money & honest info about what it had to offer.

Disliked: It could have been a little cleaner.

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The price and helpfulness of staff.

Disliked: Could have been slightly cleaner.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 August 2013

Liked: It's close to the sea and beautiful Swimming pool of Plymouth. Our room was nice and clean compared to the rest of the hostel. Outside of the hostel looked nice.

Disliked: Kitchen and bathrooms needed cleaning. Property could be beautiful if maintained in better condition.

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

annmarie cornhill

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

14 July 2013 annmarie would recommend this property

Liked: Good self catering facilities, felt safe and secure in our private room. Great help and information from Patrick and Matt. Nice hot showers. Comfortable bed and clean linen. Towels and coffee/tea making facilities in our room. Free tea/coffee in the kitchen.

Disliked: Shower rooms and kitchen cupboards could do with updating or a good clean. Room was a bit dusty on skirting boards and fireplace.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 July 2013

Liked: Wi-fi - good connection to use on smartphone and laptops.

Disliked: It is very noisy in the evening.

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

Ricardo Augusto Freire Maia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2013 Ricardo Augusto Freire would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: atmosphere

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap

Disliked: wait over an hour for check-in

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I think the sitting room is too messy.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was really good.

Disliked: No breakfast, the reception was open open only until 23.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Peter Waterschoot

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 May 2013 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: nothing special, noisy. Good value for the money .

Disliked: it's noisy and not very clean but acceptable.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: other people

Disliked: basically longterm guest, older people, who are not that friendly. not really hostel character.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: had room all to myself!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jonathan Notton

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 November 2012 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly

Disliked: The check-in times were not very clear

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

Philip Shaw

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

24 October 2012 Philip would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheap. The owner was helpful.

Disliked: The showers were awful. no ladder up to the bunk bed.

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

katherine cameron

Alone

City break

19 October 2012

Liked: I liked where it was positioned close to the town centre, with the hoe in front of us.

Disliked: Dirty. No wash basin after using toilet. Fire hazard, all windows locked and keys nowere in view.

The property's response is...

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

John Gorvette

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 July 2012 John would recommend this property

Liked: have stayed before , some time ago, i enjoyed it then as much as i enjoyed this time, good value for money place, its location is aideal for seeing the rest of Plymouth.

Disliked: this place is in need of reovation if it is to maintain its chatrcter of a warm, welcoming and comfortuable Hostel, The owner needs to spend some cash and bring it up to standard

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

Tatana Hlouskova

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 June 2012 Tatana would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff,homemade cakes in the kitchen available.People from different countries,possibility to hear interesting traveling experiences.

Disliked: I can't find anything what I dislike.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cadre sympathique, WiFi, bien situé...

Disliked: Douche et WC ensemble, peu de salles d'eau

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

Anne Sparkes

Alone

Visiting friends or family

17 June 2012 Anne would recommend this property

Liked: I had to go by car and was able to park outside. It was very handy for the Hoe, Citadel, Barbican and Ferry port. The beds were comfortable.

Disliked: The toilets were in with the showers, one on each floor, so it was often neccessary to go from floor to floor to find a vacant one - or go through the kitchen, where there was one that badly need re-tiling.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

06 June 2012

Liked: Location was OK

Disliked: Not the cleanest place around. Bathrooms were dirty and unmaintained. Beds need replacing. The guys there who seemed to live there full time were a bit unusual

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2012

Liked: The location.

Disliked: I really didn't like staying at this place because a large number of the guests we actually living there full time so as a visitor I felt as if I was intruding in someones house. also the owner sits in an office beside the kitchen most of the day and watches you like big brother which I found creepy.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice staff, good location

Disliked: nothing

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

Christopher Hartland

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 April 2012 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: The property had a good sized communal kitchen and dining room. The staff were pleasant and helpful. Many of the other residents were also friendly and chatty.

Disliked: There was a lack of normal wash basins (to my observation). Many 'toilets' were simply a toilet and the showers were simply a shower but no wash basins for brushing teeth or having a normal wash. There was one wash room with a basin in, at least, but when that was being used for the toilet or the shower therein then it was unaccessable to anyone else.