Firstly, I am a long-standing member of YHA and have absolutely no connection to the proprietors of Elmscott hostel. Having known and loved Elmscott hostel for many years, I would urge guests not to be influenced by a single, unrepresentative sour review.
Elmscott is a lovely, informal and traditional hostel. The bedding system of sheets is identical to that which operated at all YHA hostels throughout their history until about 5 years ago. Elmscott is spotless and is staffed by a rota of unpaid volunteer wardens, as such it is run on the traditional old youth hostel system, where wardens and hostellers alike interact socially and take meals in the same space. As such , a glass or too of wine is perfectly in order for the volunteer. It is not a Premier Inn and hostellers should not expect remote, robotic staff!More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking