Have stayed here a couple of times before. Excellent location and clean hostel. The staff are not the soundest/nicest I have met before.
But I would recommend this as a cheap, nice well located hostel in Liverpool.
The International Inn is three businesses in one that cater to travellers of varying budgets in the City centre. There is a Backpackers Hostel , Hotel and Apartments. Customers come from all kinds of backgrounds but when I was there, it was mainly international students.
The Inn is known for its free weekly activities - there is a free nachos night, a pancake day, scouse (a lamb or beef stew whose name comes from Norway and was commly eated by sailors in Northern Europe) night and even a chocolate fountain night.
The staff speak many languages and are very willing to help where they can. Dorm beds are from £15 a night with bedding provided. Its well equipped with TV lounge , pool table and equipped kitchen with free tea and coffee plus all the rooms have bathrooms. There is no curfew.
I stayed here on my first trip up to Liverpool from London. Eager to experience the city I had dreamed about (no, seriously) since I was a youngster idolizing the likes of Rob Jones and Neil Ruddock. This hostel definitely deserves consideration for the fact that its relatively cheap and in an excellent location adjacent to the Metropolitan Cathedral. It's also not too far of a walk to the city center and the Royal Albert Docks
For the budget traveler, this hostel is satisfactory and, put next to the local competition, it is in my opinion the best value for money.
A fantastic central location just round the corner from the Fl and Loaf. A welcomming and hassle free hostle. the bed was comfy, no towels or shampoo but excelent 'rain head' shower. Check-in is 3pm, check out 11am. There is free tea and coffee in the kitchen, and supposedly free toast, but the bread was abit mashed and the toasters only worked if you consistantly hold down the button. Popular with foreign travellers and stag/hen partys, can be noisy. The cafe is cheap with excellent food and service. I had a huge vege breakfast for £3.95. Recommended.
I stayed here once on a visit before moving to the city; my first choice of hostel, the International Inn, was full, so I had no choice but to stay here instead.
The booking process was ok but I found it rather intimidating and invasive to have to provide photo ID in order to be able to stay; no other hostel in any country I have experienced has ever asked me for this before but it is standard practise there.
The rooms are very basic and although the bed was very comfy and warm enough, it was very creaky, and for someone who doesn't sleep much, it was hard not to fidget in case I woke people up in my room.
The kitchen area was nice though; people were able to make tea and toast in there for no extra charge as well as store and prepare their own food.
The place adjoins onto a cafe which I advise people against using; the hot chocolate was the most foul liquid I have ever imbibed and the sandwiches didn't fare any better. Instead, try somewhere on Hardman Street or walk into town, or even cross the road and walk along Pilgrim Street to The Pilgrim for a decent breakfast at a great price.
The internet is also too expensive to access there. Service is ok though and the place is clean.
This user has arrived from Qype, a European company acquired by Yelp in 2012. We have integrated the two sites to bring you one great local experience.