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Reviews of Globe Backpackers Plymouth

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

71.5% Overall Rating

181 out of 248 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/08/2014)

"Shower door held on by tape. Shower pole broken so you have to hold it while you wash. Mattress awful. Short & curlies everywhere - including the sink I was trying to brush my teeth in. Smells like wet dog. All it…"

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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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71.5%

Overall Rating

181 out of 248 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Globe Backpackers Plymouth'

Atmosphere
67.2%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
62.4%
Cleanliness
52.8%
Staff
81.6%
Value
76.8%
Safety
74.4%
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60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

zahra abdollahnejad

Alone

Work / volunteering

30 September 2014 zahra would recommend this property

Liked: Its location

Disliked: Its bedwas uncomfortable a

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

Beniamino Romagnoli

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 September 2014 Beniamino would recommend this property

Liked: Good Location.

Disliked: Difficult to find because there were not given precise indications to reach the hostel.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

30 August 2014

Liked: Shower door held on by tape. Shower pole broken so you have to hold it while you wash. Mattress awful. Short & curlies everywhere - including the sink I was trying to brush my teeth in. Smells like wet dog. All it needs is a make over and a cleaner but they clearly have no intent to clean it up while they have people willing to put up with it. The shower pole would cost £10 to replace but it's been like that for at least a year - I booked again by accident I'd never have gone back intentionally.

Disliked: Standard of cleanliness is awful and compared to the other choices in Plymouth it is very basic.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and good location

Disliked: Showers needed repair

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2014

Liked: nothing

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 June 2014

Liked: Staff were helpful. Beautiful building just a little run down.

Disliked: Our bed was broken. The showering facilities were unkempt and I felt unable to use them for this reason. A lot of work needed. The stair banister was hanging off.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 May 2014

Liked: Tea provided in bedroom, good location.

Disliked: Severely broken bed, frighteningly loose banister, holes in the walls and doors, dirty bathroom with a loose lock - someone could've easily broken the lock and walked in on me showering - no lock on the window - possible access to other rooms via roof.

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.

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