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Koblenz, Germany
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location of the hostel is perfect and close to the center, still very quite neighborhood. The room (8 bed dorm) was huge, high ceiling, very bright; enough space to place your belongings, "lockers" for personal stuff. Mattress was good. Heating was working, but it was not enough to heat the whole room, I had to sleep in two shirts... More 

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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is not one I will go back to. It had everything I needed but I was not a fan. The location is kind of in a creepy area. I felt unsafe walking back in the dark. The bathrooms were not great. The wifi was only usable in the lobby downstairs. I did not spend much time in this... More 

Thank Bridget M
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would implore you to avoid this hOstel. It may be one of the cheapest but it is not worth a penny of the money they do charge SIMPLY AWFUL, worse place I've ever stayed. To summarise; -Horrible and rude welcome from an extremely unpleasant, passive aggressive and defensive man. From this point we didn't want to stay but of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always like to be as positive as possible but this was definitely one of the worst hostels I've ever stayed in. Only reason I'm giving it two stars instead of one is because the staff was extremely friendly, it's just the hostel itself that was inadequate. Stayed in the 16 bed dorm with ensuite bathroom... which was disgusting. The... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stayed there with my boyfriend for only one night, but it was more than enough. We booked somewhere in November 2014 for the same period and just now I realised I never wrote anything about this place, and seeing from the recent reviews nothing has changed, I must give my contribution: AVOID THIS HOSTEL. In that period I was... More 

Thank Anna B
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

After reading other reviews, I was very surprised. Booked to stay one night after a concert in a private room with an ensuite shower. The place was clean, staff were helpful and in a great place for quick access to city centre.

Thank Gemma H
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews on here, i feared the worst. What a nice surprise. We had a private room and it was clean, the private bathroom was also very clean. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I would most definitely stay here again.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

A big group of friends and I stayed over the weekend, and after reading reviews, I was a little apprehensive to say the least! Well we rocked up, the receptionist was very smiley and friendly, the room was fine, all the beds were ok, and the noise from trains were really not too bad, easily solved with some cheap earplugs.... More 

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Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Please, PLEASE do not stay in this hostel! This is hell on earth. The bathroom is way worse than the inside of a sick horse. And i have even seen the inside of a sick horse. Parts of the walls were collapsing on my naked body. I was naked because my clothes were too polluted to wear. The only good... More 

3 Thank Ioannis K

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Additional Information about Citi Backpackers Hostel

Address: 61/62 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: RM84 - RM507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Citi Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Book a private room for extra security.”
 of 5 bubbles U1412VJjohns, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Only go for a private room and do use the room safe for valuables”
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“shared room ”
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“Definitely recommend a private room.”
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“Do not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles avrilandfamily, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
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