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Charleston's NotSo Hostel

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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...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 3 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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Thank mattbell25
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,...

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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:...

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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....

charlottesville
Reviewed 26 July 2012

My husband and i stayed at the Cannon St annex for two nights. I would rate this a "good value" despite there being a few issues. For the time of year we visited, our room was $70/night and hotels in the area start at double that. We stayed in the Kingsolver room which was adequate for our needs. It was...

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Arden, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 July 2012

Going into a situation where you are paying $25-60 a night for a place to stay just outside of the downtown of a big city, it's obvious that you will not be living in luxury. However, some of the basic things that you may look for out of a place to stay are lacking. The rooms are small - even...

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Thank DouglasTraveler23
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 15 July 2012

The location is great . . . near downtown historic Charleston, on the free trolley route, easy access to Hwy 17, and close to 2 good, vegetarian-friendly cafes (Four Loaves, Black Bean Co). The employees are super nice. We used the kitchen for storing our food in frig, snacking, and making breakfast.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Perfect in every way! Clean, spacious, friendly atmosphere, affordable. One of the best places I ever stayed in.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $48 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Charleston`s Notso Hotel Charleston
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