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Charleston's NotSo Hostel

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Notso Hostel is the best hostel I have ever stayed in, and I've stayed at a fair amount. First off, the location is incredible. You are right in the heart of peninsula Charleston with great restaurants, parks, bars, and coffee shops all around you. Maybe this area was a bit unsafe 15 years ago but anyone that says this place...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

(Note: this review is about the "annex" location, where you can get a private room) Girlfriend and I wanted to spend a few days in Charleston over spring break. Since we didn't have a car, being in walking distance of downtown was essential. We ended up booking the Goldman Room at Notso's annex. Our room and both bathrooms were clean...

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After staying most recently for two nights on Bridge Run weekend, I came online to read others' reviews of the Not So Hostel. Some I thought were fair; some misguided. Everybody (me included) wants a quick review. Here's mine: 1) Yes, the hostel IS in the heart of downtown Charleston. Spring Street may not be as gentrified as neighborhoods further...

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

I booked a last minute solo trip to Charleston - in my more recent travels outside of the U.S., I've been staying at hostels, but I know that the U.S.A. hasn't really bought into the concept of hostels too much. I figured, let's just see if there are any in Charleston - and lo and behold there is a singular...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! I am so happy you enjoyed the hostel and found it safe, friendly and in a good location. We would love to host you again, happy traveling :)

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I had a great stay. Baily was awesome. Great common area and kitchen. Good location with only a half hour walk into town. Spring Street were the hostel is was well lit and you can take a slightly longer way directly to King (the main drag) via Spring. Any improvements I suggest are modest at best such as better WIFI....

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

Thank you for your fantastic review! We recently got a new router for the wifi. So glad you enjoyed your stay; we very much appreciate your recommendation and hope to host you again soon.

Reviewed 27 January 2017

The NotSo Hostel is a beacon of professionalism and joy in the city of Charleston. Bailey who works at the annex building is possibly the greatest person in all of humanity, and your life will improve by 75% just from being in the same room with her. Peter who works in the main office is also cool, I never met...

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

What a wonderful review! Bailey is indeed a gem.The hostel is a place to have a memorable traveling experience. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to Charleston!

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Having never stayed in a Hostel before I admit to wondering how would I enjoy my stay? Would it be easy to do the things unique to my job like coming in from a show late and needing to use the kitchen etc.? From the start of my stay, the staff and ownership were polite, cheerful, and happy to help...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and so glad you enjoyed your stay! We would love to host you again and are so happy your first hostel experience was a great one.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

A really quaint friendly hostel. It is definitely showing some signs of old age but it just adds to the charm really. Breakfast is quite simple but your so close to so many fantastic eateries. Staff are very friendly but not always around and when you consider that so many hostels in the U.S are so expensive this one is...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation! We appreciate your feedback and would love to host you again.

Reviewed 1 December 2016

I stayed for 4 nights the week of Thanksgiving. I've stayed in hostels before so I had an idea of what to expect. They did a great job of making it very easy to find the hostel once arriving in Charleston, and it's in a great location! Check in process was super easy, but check in time isn't until 5:00....

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

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We'd love to host you again on your next trip to Charleston!

Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Notso Hostel is a relaxing place to be. I knocked off one star because I was confused by the morning food offering and felt a lack of warmth because of this. This was also due to my expectation of eating something different than was presented. So my experience is colored by the lessons I am offered to learn in...

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

Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed your stay!

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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: $52 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
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