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Charleston's NotSo Hostel

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La Chaux-de-Fonds
Reviewed 27 August 2012

great place, great atmosphere, very laid back, great price, great situation. Thanks NotSo Hostel, I loved a lot of things about your place and will come back on my next trip. Charleston is magic. I particularly appreciated your generosity: "as much as you want to eat" breakfast, free shower, free laundry!!! free Internet, and great staff. WELL DONE AND KEEP...

1Thank algex
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 21 August 2012

We stayed in a private room which had seemingly not been cleaned in some time - there was a lot of dirt on the floor, sand on the bed, and dirty socks in the closet. While we were provided with clean sheets, they were basically plastic and the mattress was worse than any college dorm mattress I've slept on. The...

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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. If you would be willing to email me with the details of your stay, I would like to look into it so that I can improve for the future. Were you staying at the main location or the annex? Also, please let me know the status of your refund so I can make sure it...

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Got in to this hostel last minute and was met by a super cool staff that made us feel welcome and oriented us to the city. We stayed in the dorm room which was inexpensive, clean and surprisingly chill. All in all I really enjoyed my visit and will definitely be back next time I find myself in Charleston!

1Thank ScotQ
Asheville, Nc
Reviewed 16 August 2012

I had a great time in Charleston this past weekend! I spent some much needed "Mom" time away on a trip alone, and decided to spend it at the NotSo Hostel. It was my first hostel stay, and the place was great, and the blend of folks was great too. The only hang up that I could say was a...

3Thank CindyHayes
notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. I am glad you had a good first time experience at a hostel, especially this one. I have heard from guests that the Notso Hostel is a great introduction to hostels for people who have never stayed in one. I have spoke to the employee that you mentioned in your review, thank you for your...

Reviewed 8 August 2012

Great value even at the nicer off-site locations. The staff is very friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have a pleasant stay. Free decent coffee and breakfast to kickstart your day. 10 min walk downtown. What else can I say, I always feel at home at NotSo...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 August 2012

NotSo Hostel was a fantastic place to stay! The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful gave great recommendations of cool places to visit and eat around town. It is also a super convenient location, with downtown Charleston a pleasant and easy walk away. My friend and I also loved meeting all the other different travelers staying there and sharing stories...

1Thank Stephan M
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 2 August 2012

NotSo Hostel is an excellent place to stay. The hostel is very close to King St and the centre of town, we walked to most places as we didn't have a car. It was easy to get to the hostel from the greyhound bus using the directions NotSo hostel provide in their confirmation email. Nicole was extremely welcoming when we...

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Krabi Town, Thailand
Reviewed 31 July 2012

NotSo was a great place to stay. The atmosphere was very social and Nicole the receptionist was very friendly and helpful. She made me feel like I had a friend in Charleston! I was originally going to spend two nights there but I extended my stay to four. I stayed in both the dormitory and one of the private rooms,...

Thank David M
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Reviewed 28 July 2012

I had high hopes for this hostel upon arrival: located near the sights of the city, charming house in the local architecture, warm and professional reception by the staff, good price. I was in a private room, in a house with only private rooms. All was wonderful until the nightly raucousness began. It was reminiscent of my college dorm years:...

Thank Martin O
notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for the review your partner left about this same incident. I am glad to hear that the rest of your stay was enjoyable. The staff was not involved in the evening's activities. An employee lives on site but was not apart of the group that was causing a disturbance. Guests are not allowed to...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 July 2012

I read the reviews before I booked with this hostel. I've stayed in a number of guest houses and hostels in Asia and in Portland and I've had mostly good experiences. This was not one of them. The young woman who ran the place seemed very friendly when we checked in. Indeed, she was always friendly, but the last two...

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notsohostel, Manager at Charleston's NotSo Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. That night, the staff were as surprised as you were about the guests there. The employees of the Notso Hostel did not throw or participate in the evening's activities. We do our best to enforce quiet hours. I apologize you and your husband who left the next review were not there on a quiet night....

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in lovely and historic downtown Charleston, the Notso Hostel provides safe, clean and simple accommodations. We offer camping, dorms, privates and more. Guests have access to kitchens, porches and common rooms with Internet and WIFI. Breakfast is included as are linens and parking. Come and have breakfast with travelers from all over the world and explore this beautiful Earth. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Charleston's NotSo Hostel

Address: 156 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403-5220
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Price Range: ₹ 3,943 - ₹ 6,270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Charleston`s Notso Hotel Charleston
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