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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This hostel is located a bit outside of the city center: about 10 minutes from the high street. It is the only budget option I found, with a dorm bed at £18 per night. Overall the hostel is nice and convenient. Bed linen and duvet are provided. The kitchen is well equipped and free coffee and tea are available for...

Thank lion26b
rockside1, Owner at Globe Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review of our hostel - it was most appreciated. As the hostel is only a couple of hundred metres from the 2nd century Roman wall of the original city, and only a few minutes walk to the Cathedral and the quay / river port, we were a little surprised to hear you felt the hostel...

Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for one week as a first stop off point whilst I was relocating to the UK. The hostel is well situated between the high street and quay. Accomodation is very decent for the price, which includes free and fast wifi. However the hostel has a serious lack of respect and care for customers. One of the...

6Thank Anton C
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2014

The location for this place is great - just at the bottom of the main street into the town centre, near the quay. We stay here regularly (once to twice a year), as it is also close to friends, good value, and easy to get to. The accommodation is generally clean, and the facilities well maintained. They have the best...

Thank ZannJR1
rockside1, Owner at Globe Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's always great to hear people have come back for a number of stays. You are right, when you suggest bringing earplugs - we still take them with us to posh hotels because you just do not know if you are going to be staying on the same night as a bunch of noisy guests....

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 9 November 2014

A well located hostel, a modest walk from the bus station. Rooms were clean and tidy. Staff friendly and attentive to guests. While a bit tired the place was well maintained. One of my personal points was the kitchen. It was well organized and well kept. Thanks it was a good couple of nights. I will use them again.

Thank John C
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 21 October 2014

We spent 3days at GBHostel (2 in a private room, 1 in mixed dorm). Both accommodations are nice, clean and quiet (private room particularly well furnished). Shared toilets, showers and kitchen are clean and the big living room is the perfect place to rest, have a chat, work. The hostel is located in the city center and it's easy to...

1Thank Raimondiand
Enfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2014

I have stayed here 12 times this year while on business, and have found it excellent on all occasions. I am a tour guide so stay at 6 hostels every fortnight, and this is the best. The staff are friendly and very helpful, and the hostel always spotlessly clean. The facilities are excellent, with wifi throughout the building. I have...

2Thank Ed M
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Only stayed 1 night in a private room, so can't comment on the dorms etc., but the room was clean, nice and large. Showers were large enough to get changed in and clean and warm. Free WiFi. Staff very friendly. Great location close to town.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We stayed at Globe for a wedding last weekend (August) and can't really fault the service we received. We chose Globe because of the reasonable price, it meant we could stay two nights for cheaper than one night at the travel lodge on m5! We had a HUGE room, with a double and two bunk beds. We were nice and...

Thank Louisa D
rockside1, Owner at Globe Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and fair review. We are very pleased you could find no fault with the service offered by our staff and that you felt we offered good value city centre accommodation. We hope you will choose to stay with us again should you return to our lovely city!

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I liked the showers upstairs = clean :-) I didn't like the toilets downstairs = smelly :-( I like the staff = friendly :-) I didn't like the drunk man (train painter?) playing with knife in kitchen = scared :-( Be careful

2Thank IamNotMadeInChina
Rennes, France
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Very good inn, the staff is very welcoming. The atmosphere is very warm and it is not difficult to meet people. Thank you again for this experience! The price is correct, and the tea, the caffé is free in all moment of the day!

Thank Marion B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Exeter Globe Backpackers (Tourist Hostel) offers both shared (dormitory) and private rooms in an 18th century townhouse and is excellently located just a few minutes walk from Exeter's city centre. We offer a self-catering kitchen and free tea and coffee, social area, tv room and Free Wi-fi. Nightly rates are from £17.50 Or just £75 per week in dormitories (terms and conditions apply). We are just a few minutes walk to the nine hundred year old Gothic cathedral and the picturesque historic waterway and quay. That's not to mention the wide range of pubs and clubs all throughout Exeter. Globe Backpackers is ideal for people looking for a great value, clean, comfortable, and friendly place to stay while enjoying our beautiful surroundings.Our 2000 year old city is centrally located in the region of Devon and Cornwall making it the perfect place to base yourself to go on plenty of day trips to the coast, Dartmoor National Park, the Eden project and much more. Easily accessible from London, Bristol, Bath and Cardiff, Exeter really puts you in the middle of things.For those looking to offset some travel costs Exeter is a perfect place to make a few pounds while still getting to see loads of attractions.Exeter really is a must-see for any true backpacker! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Globe Backpackers

Address: 71 Holloway Street, Exeter EX2 4JD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: RM97 - RM204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Take the upper bunk if available.”
 of 5 bubbles , 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't forget to bring a padlock for your locker”
 of 5 bubbles roisinr847, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in an 8 bed dormitory, but there were only three of us.”
 of 5 bubbles SLWD, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Placed between quays and city center, everything is easily accessible. Every guest respects the someil of the other people in the room or he is. Showers are new, and washed regularly!”
 of 5 bubbles 309marionb, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Hope that the Duty Manager isn't working when you call in to make your booking.”
 of 5 bubbles deeeevo_13, 15 Jul 2013 | Read review
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