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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Booked through booking.com and meant to be payment on arrival but payment was taken a few days beforehand. Breakfast was meant to be included but all you got was a glass of orange juice and a cheep croissant (of sorts), anything else and you had to pay. 'Breakfast' was served in what doubled as a takeaway kebab joint. Stairs were... More 

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Brussels
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

avoid it. the staff was very rud. they got angry because the flight was late and we arrived later than expected. they said there was no room, althoght booked in advance. when we asked them to give us our money back, they immediately found a room in the next building. the room had broken windows and broken shower. we asked... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We were looking for a budget hotel in the city to spend one night while traveling through Brussels. The Royal Hotel seemed like an affordable option at a central location as we just needed a basic room. The experience was less than pleasant, bad service and staff attitude, old and dirty rooms, very steep stairs and pretty much no facilities... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a cheap hotel at excellent location in the city center of Brussels near metro station. I did not expect anything fansy and I got everything what I needed: private bathroom with hot water, free wi-fi and simple breakfast.

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116 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Dirty rooms, chipped bathroom facilities, narrow and steep stairs that was badly lit. The smell of greasy kebabs and cigarette smoke permeated the whole building. And there is more, I found long blonde hairs on my supposedly clean sheets... Plus a pubic hair too. The wash hand basin takes ages to drain. I've heard the breakfast is vile so I'm... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I've booked this place for a family vacation through booking.com (two rooms), because of the convenient location. However, due to my mom's medical problem I had to cancel the booking 2 1/2 weeks in advance. The booking was non-refundable and I was immediately charged a full price (€500). All my explanations were totally useless: the impotent customer service of booking.com... More 

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2 Thank oldgenie
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2015

First of all, note that room with 'private bathroom outside' is not private. Its is shared among 3 other rooms. The description must be changed. When I was moved to a 'room with private bathroom', there is no soap in the dispensers, the washbasin was leaking, only towel provided was dirty and the room was smelling. Breakfast was white bread... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 4 days and upon arrival the staff was very rude we where shocked by the state of the room as the showerhead was broken and you had to climb on the bed to get to the other side of the room we asked for another room but where told that they are all the same. We... More 

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Don't go there. The worst place I ever stayed in. Had to change to another place and there are much better options around. Dirty, noisy, only cold water in the shower, no toilet in the room, no ironing possible and not as central as expected...

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015

When I read the reviews about this hostel I was a bit skeptical of what to expect, it mostly said to be really dirty and to avoid it if possible. However, when I got there I wasn't bad at all. Sure, it's not a luxury hotel and it could be a bit cleaner (like behind the beds) but the sheets... More 

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Additional Information about Royal Hostel

Address: 8 Boulevard du Jardin Botanique, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Brussels
Price Range: $68 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Royal Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Avoid unless you have no choice!”
 of 5 bubbles gareth_aethwy, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“do not even pass by. better sleep in the park.”
 of 5 bubbles anthim2015, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on lowest floors possible, as the stairs are very steep and no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles PheboBe, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Avoid by all means!”
 of 5 bubbles oldgenie, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“You must bring a towel and something to walk on dirt, but it's better that you do not go.”
 of 5 bubbles Rocio131313, 12 Oct 2014 | Read review
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