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GP Gram's Place Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

One of the greatest American Hostel experiences I've had...The architecture is eclectic and is one of the few true traveler hostels you can have the pleasure to stay in. The management is true to the traveler's style by his adventures in and around Asia and in Europe. This hostel should be respected for its history and it's dedication to the...

1Thank Glenn B
bruce h, Manager at GP Gram's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Glenn for staying with us and bringing me back a little reminiscing from your Guamanian home. Bruce and I can't help but look forward to our own travels (separately of course, because someone needs to stay back here to run the inn) because of all the great people that we get to meet coming through GP. You included!...

Reviewed 17 May 2016

this hostel is definitely like no other. i stayed there with a friend of mine in summer 2007 rather by a coincidence. we called the hostel last minute and Mark, the sprit of this place, picked up the phone. from this moment on i knew already it will be a hostel with a special atmosphere. we intended to stay 2...

1Thank Michel E
Lake City, Florida
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

My best friend and I stayed here for 4 nights this past weekend in the Jazz room and had an amazing experience! First of all you cannot beat the price being only a couple blocks from YBOR it's only about 5 bucks to take Uber there. It sits almost directly across the street from a massive old cemetery which takes...

Thank Heather C
bruce h, Manager at GP Gram's Place Hostel, responded to this review

It was a real joy getting to hang out and know you guys. I don't have much of a social life (the inn keeps me pretty busy) so I'm glad to have taken the chance to go out to Ybor and The Castle with you. The great people that come through here is one of the many perks of the...

Reviewed 25 April 2016

Really great hostel! Such a friendly atmosphere, loved the outdoor shower too! Probably best to have a car as there is not much in walking distance. Would definitely recommend this place!Stayed in the train room which was fun

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bruce h, Manager at GP Gram's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thanx for your feedback! Yep, our residential location can put a damper on having close by activities. But the bus stop is just a couple of blocks away, which can get you to downtown Tampa bus station in less than 3 miles. I prefer the Uber method of public transportation, if without a car, because the bus simply takes too...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I rented the train room with my boyfriend and two friends. We had a great time! There was breakfast for us to cook in the morning, and we were a short Uber ride away from downtown Tampa and Ybor City. There is also a very friendly cat that lives here!

1Thank Abby H
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed here one night and we really were able to relax and sleep well. We stayed in the Blues room and it was clean, relaxing, and incredibly comfortable. We had a private bath room and lots of space for the two of us. The property is very interesting and fun. If we are back in the...

1Thank leahastl
bruce h, Manager at GP Gram's Place Hostel, responded to this review

We are glad that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you stay with us again. Thank you for your review and for staying with us. -- Christine

Webster, New York
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We spent 3 days at Gram's Place in a rural section of Tampa. This B&B/Hostel is different to say the least. There is a variety of accommodations for all kinds of travelers at decent prices. We enjoyed the Jazz Room (one bedroom & bath). It was clean and the bed was good. Breakfast food was provided and everyone would cook...

2Thank LoreneMary
bruce h, Manager at GP Gram's Place Hostel, responded to this review

One of the best things about living and working at an international hostel are the many opportunities of meeting people from all walks of life. I'm glad that you got a chance to experience what I get to experience almost every day. Thank you for your stay and your review and we hope to get you back here sooner than...

New London, WI
Reviewed 12 March 2016

After reading a few positive reviews and seeing the photos, we took a chance by booking this place the night before flying out of Tampa. What a mistake! The place is totally run down and located in a very scary area. As we drove up my wife said that she did not want to go in. I said it has...

Thank mimsNewLondon_WI
bruce h, Manager at GP Gram's Place Hostel, responded to this review

I regret that you felt that this was not the place for you and your wife. We are in an urban neighborhood, so if you are an elitist who doesn't venture much into the colorful and eclectic parts of the world, then our little hostel certainly isn't the place for you and your wife. I'm surprised that you even considered...

Durham North Carolina
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Gram's Place was recommended by my relatives, but they are unconventional, much more experienced backpacker world travelers than I am. and I had my doubts. Gram's Place is more of hostel than a Bnb, a loose array of rooms connected by open air, slightly ramshackle patio spaces, with a shared kitchen and bathrooms, covered in funky, 70s era rock memorabilia....

Thank sarahrus
bruce h, Manager at GP Gram's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your positive outlook on our Adventure room. I'm sorry about the cold snap, but I will say that this last winter was certainly more mild than that of 2015s. We are an eclectic space that has been put together in that "ramshackle" manner over the past 25+ years. It can be overwhelming to take...

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 16 February 2016

It's been a while since we stayed at a hostel and they can be a hit or a miss. This one is a hit! The owners and manager are very friendly, we felt as though we were staying at a friends house. They even made us breakfast. There are lots of little things to look at and rooms scattered throughout....

Thank David L
bruce h, Manager at GP Gram's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and for staying with us. You are correct in that we try to make you feel like you are at home when you stay with us. We even go so far as making you feel like you are at home by Bruce hogging the outside TV when any type of sports (Rays and Buc) are...

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Additional Information about GP Gram's Place Hostel

Address: 3109 N. Ola Ave., Tampa, FL 33603-5744
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $43 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Reserve the only two-bed room in advance if you need two beds. The dormitory-style quarters may not need a reservation.”
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mplirc, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Do not assume anything. If you're unsure...ask!”
glennb674, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Sleep in the car.”
mimsNewLondon_WI, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“many of the rooms do not have private baths, so best to read the descriptions carefully”
sarahrus, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Florida is tough so book early.”
Bigmac2549, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
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