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Reviewed 22 December 2015

this hostil is good right, quite good, but not as good as my man Pony and his hostel called Christmas pony hostel. i like the food and drink here, it was clean and staff were really nice so would really reccomend you visit this sharks hostel but if you are a bear or pony i reccomend christmas pony hostel more

Thank Steven D
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2013

we took 15 lads down to The Lazy Shark last summer, and I can honestly say it was the best week of my life, its no Ritz, but your paying what you get. Very kind staff easy access and cheap booze across the road. We spent many nights out on the roof terrace and it was very spacious and had...

3Thank Callum470
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Stayed in a group of 14 for a Stag-Do on Saturday night. The Lazy Shark exceeded our expectations and it was by far the best value accommodation in Bournemouth. The town centre is a short and cheap bus journey away, and the taxi back only cost £10 in the early hours of the morning. The shower had good pressure/temperature and...

Thank Oliver N
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2011

Myself and a group of friends *attempted* to stay here over the weekend of the Bournemouth 7s festival (end of May 2011). We booked beds for all 13 members of our party and paid nearly all of our deposit in one go, having been told we could wait a little while to pay the remaining amount. However, when we rang...

4Thank CharlotteLucy5
Reviewed 20 June 2011

An excellent hostel. Darren the owner gave each of the 11 of us a warm welcome and a free pint on arrival! We had booked for 12 but one of the lads couldnt make it and I feared having to pay the full price for two nights, not to worry, Darren wrote it off, Good man. There is a bar...

2Thank ecosse_posse
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2010

arived with a group of friends at the lazy shark and the bar looked ok abut thats as far as the good points go for this place the food is cheap but of a genraly low quality you would be better off crossing the road and visiting the pub across the road its cheaper and has food of a higher...

Thank bazexeter
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2010

Dont be alarmed when exiting Pokesdown station when you see hilberlies and too many rundown cafe/restaurants and antique shops, this hostel makes up for it. This is a great hostel as it has a great bar and restaurant with it, its just a pity that it is not closer to Bournemouth central and that its the only hostel in Bournemouth!...

Thank yesdear007

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Backpackers in Bournemouth, cheap accommodation. The Lazy Shark is IDEAL for stag and hen parties; sleep upstairs from £12 per night, party downstairs. Eat, drink, sleep...lazy shark. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lazy Shark Backpackers

Address: 682 Christchurch Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 6BT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: €21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16

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