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“ok at a cheap price”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hostel Universus

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Hostel Universus
Ranked #14 of 186 Speciality Lodging in Gdansk
London, United Kingdom
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“ok at a cheap price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Firstly breakfast is not available (some booking sites say it is) although a kitchen is provided .

Secondly wi fi is only available if you go to the receptionists office and not in your room,they could easily remedy this at very little cost.

I found the place in general clean,security was there the 1st night of my stay
the next 3 nights the main door was left open for anyone to come and go.

The single room was good value for money.

The location is good.

In the last 3 months a club has opened down stairs and the music is thumping until 4am most mornings ear plugs make little differance since you feel the vibration, I feel sorry for the staff who must have to put up with the complaints over this I was out most of this time so it did not bother me to much.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Who want to makes the clubs more insecure and seeks no sleep at night at the weekend in Gdansk, and would like to have a cheap accommodation in the old town will be able find them here.
However, those who would like sleep at night on the weekend, has no chance here, because the night club on the ground floor has the bass so excited that provide even earplugs barely mitigate and even if you were deaf, you would find hardly sleep because the penetrating vibrations and shocks of the bass. The problem is quite aware of the friendly hostel staff. If you get to appeal they immediately refunded the money and you can check out. If you check out you will not hardly crying, because the toilets are extremely moderately clean, well equipped and the moderately feces stench by intensive use of scented sprays instead of cleaning encountered. I also have not experienced for a long time in a hostel that there are no towels. They could not even borrow for a fee. Surprise me the many good reviews of this hostel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

lt's a good hostal that is very clean and bright. Centre of Gdansk so right in the middle of everything.

Downside is it is not smoker friendly and does not have a smoking room and it is a trek to get outside.

Also we found security guard prefers the guests communal room to his office by the main door. This means that he locks the door and anyone who wants to get in has to ring the main bell ... which is like a fire alarm bell. This can go on all night! ... and for us did.

Another future downside is they are building a nightclub underneath the hostal so when it opens you can expect very loud music all through the night. This is sad because it has the makings of a good hostal.

Room Tip: lf you are a night bird this will be for you. lf not l would say it isn't for you.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hostel Universus

Property: Hostel Universus
Address: ul. Podgarbary 10, Gdansk 80-827, Poland
Region: Poland > Northern Poland > Pomerania Province > Gdansk
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Ranked #14 of 186 Speciality Lodging in Gdansk
Price range (per night): ₹ 905 - ₹ 3,491
Number of rooms: 9
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