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Istanbul, Turkey
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81 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If like me, you want to save money, you have an open mind and a variety of experience with hostels then this place is OK. You won't find cheaper in Exeter that's for sure. If however, you're a new backpacker or flash packer, with any cleanliness standards or expecations regarding customer service, then this place probably isn't for you.

2 Thank Wayne A
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171 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in many backpackers whilst traveling nice clean bathroom and shower rooms ! Unfortunately the dorm was a bit dirty and had a very strong dirty smell ! The staff are some what friendly but I did notice sat in the living room area that some of the staff were rude to people when asking questions

7 Thank Vanderhessan
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for two nights & really happy with the stay. Beds were really well late's out in the dorms. Really nice toilets & shower rooms. Had a good system for your food & drink in the kitchen. Good pricing for a hostel that's near a town centre. Highly recommended.

Thank iSilverback
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We used the Globe to crash after a Saturday night out, I think for £18.50 pp pn in a multi-bed dorm you should kind of know what to expect. You're not going to get the best night's sleep located on a round-about with comings and goings throughout, and an orchestra of snoring. You might expect however, a moderately clean bedroom... More 

27 Thank 511rita
Caroline H, Owner at Globe Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear 511rita Thank you for your review. Firstly, all rooms are vacuumed daily so we were surprised to hear you would only describe the bedroom floor as moderately clean. The linen has been purchased in the last year and all linen is checked for wear and tear and removed from use if it is deemed below standard during the washing... More 

Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I recently booked a night at this hostel for myself and my friend who were doing a 430 mile cross country charity walk. Unfortunately we both got injured en route and I ended up in hospital. I called the hostel to cancel our booking and was told by an extremely rude man that I am not entitled to any refund... More 

29 Thank davidbabaian
Caroline H, Owner at Globe Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear David Firstly, we were sorry to hear you and your friend were both unfortunate enough to be hospitalised during your 430 mile country charity walk and hope you have both now fully recovered from your admirable endeavours. We can only apologise for the service your received when you phoned up to cancel with the hope of a refund. It... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The rooms were not clean, even the dustbin was not regularly emptied. The window blinds were not working properly. There is only one toilet for sixteen people which can be quiet a problem. The common space downstairs was not spacious enough. The staff was indifferent. When I stayed there, an old guy staying in my dorm was bullying the other... More 

25 Thank Rajdeep K
Caroline H, Owner at Globe Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Rajdeep K Firstly, we have checked the records and can find no evidence of an "old guy" staying in the room in which you were staying so we have not been able to investigate the bullying accusation that you make. We are also sorry you found our staff "indifferent" as the staff are regularly praised for being welcoming, hospitable... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful one night stay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I've stayed in a shared room and it was plenty of space for everyone. Even though I have not used the kitchen, it looked well equipped. Big social area and free Wi-Fi.

Thank irinac987
Caroline H, Owner at Globe Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review - it is much appreciated and has put a spring in our step!! More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Hostel options in Exeter are rather limited (with this being your only option!!) and unfortunately the tired condition of the hostel reflects this... holding the monopoly of hostels means the need to freshen up the hostel is less urgent. However, in saying that it is a welcoming & friendly place & has everything you could need. The location is pretty... More 

1 Thank Sophie W
Caroline H, Owner at Globe Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Sophie Firstly, we are pleased you found our hostel welcoming and friendly and offering everything you could need. We fully take on board that the place is looking a bit tired and in need of a fresh coat of paint, and in fact we are rolling out a re-decoration plan from November 2016 until Spring 2017 during our quieter... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stay here everytime I have a long term work contract in Exeter. Affordable and (atleast when I visited there) offer deals for long stays. The staff are friendly and always up for a chat (if there not too busy), the place is clean and basic (you get what you pay for) Good location as well, spitting distance from centre. I... More 

Thank firequill
Caroline H, Owner at Globe Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We very much appreciate your repeat custom and your support of our hostel and for backing us and our staff with regard to some of the bad reviews and the recognition of the truth behind them. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Bengaluru, India
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The location is great and just a 5 minutes walk from the city centre. The dormitory was clean and the staffs were helpful and friendly. The kitchen was small but equipped with all the basic necessary things; the free tea and coffee was an added advantage!!

Thank aninditaces
Caroline H, Owner at Globe Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our backpacker hostel we very much appreciate it. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Exeter Globe Backpackers (Tourist Hostel) offers both shared (dormitory) and private rooms in an 18th century townhouse and is excellently located just a few minutes walk from Exeter's city centre. We offer a self-catering kitchen and free tea and coffee, social area, tv room and Free Wi-fi. Nightly rates are from £17.50 Or just £75 per week in dormitories (terms and conditions apply). We are just a few minutes walk to the nine hundred year old Gothic cathedral and the picturesque historic waterway and quay. That's not to mention the wide range of pubs and clubs all throughout Exeter. Globe Backpackers is ideal for people looking for a great value, clean, comfortable, and friendly place to stay while enjoying our beautiful surroundings.Our 2000 year old city is centrally located in the region of Devon and Cornwall making it the perfect place to base yourself to go on plenty of day trips to the coast, Dartmoor National Park, the Eden project and much more. Easily accessible from London, Bristol, Bath and Cardiff, Exeter really puts you in the middle of things.For those looking to offset some travel costs Exeter is a perfect place to make a few pounds while still getting to see loads of attractions.Exeter really is a must-see for any true backpacker! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Globe Backpackers

Address: 71 Holloway Street, Exeter EX2 4JD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: €21 - €43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Take the upper bunk if available.”
 of 5 bubbles , 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't forget to bring a padlock for your locker”
 of 5 bubbles roisinr847, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in an 8 bed dormitory, but there were only three of us.”
 of 5 bubbles SLWD, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Placed between quays and city center, everything is easily accessible. Every guest respects the someil of the other people in the room or he is. Showers are new, and washed regularly!”
 of 5 bubbles 309marionb, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Hope that the Duty Manager isn't working when you call in to make your booking.”
 of 5 bubbles deeeevo_13, 15 Jul 2013 | Read review
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