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Flushing, New York
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Awesome place to stay; very clean, extremely friendly, and in a great spot with tons of places to eat and go out for a drink nearby. Good place to meet other travelers as well. About 10 minutes from downtown Asheville.

Thank KatL510
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Bon Paul and Sharkey's was an excellent stay for my friend and I who are living on a college student budget. The staff was extremely welcoming and the sense of community we shared with the other guests made us feel right at home. The only true downside was having people come back late at night and turning on the main...

Thank LeonaN38
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

I loved staying here, too bad it was only 2 night....people are very very friendly, feels like an enlarged family where people do walk around the house, talk, eat together. The nights in the front porch and live music were awsome. I defenitely recommand it!

Thank Sara R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We had planned on camping out in the backyard for a night, but it poured cats and dogs all evening long. It was simple to upgrade to a private indoor room, even after we'd checked in & paid. The staff is really nice and helpful, and everything in the common areas and room was very clean. We loved the decor...

Thank sara f
bonpaul_and_sharkys, Owner at Bon Paul and Sharky's Hostel of Asheville, responded to this review

Good point. That mattress has been replaced with memory foam.

Reviewed 31 July 2015

I stayed at BP&S for 2 nights in a double basic private room. Hostels are rare here in the U.S. and this is a pretty good one. The location was my primary concern when booking it. On the map, it appears a bit far from the city center. This didn't prove to be a problem. First, we attempted to use...

Thank TigersLovePepper
Port Ewen, New York, United States
Reviewed 12 May 2015

The house is gorgeous, and in West Asheville you can either get a little sleep or have time at one of the many bars and eateries. It is clean and has a loose, safe atmosphere. You have the opportunity to camp outside, rent a cabin on the property, or stay in one of the rooms: some private, some bunks. The...

1Thank Christina G
Peachtree City, Georgia
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

I was in Asheville for Moogfest, and while it would have been nice to stay somewhere in walking distance to the clubs I could stay here and drive in for a lot cheaper than I could stay elsewhere. So this already had the price going for it, but when I saw the sign on the front offering Bill Murray a...

3Thank ScottInPTC-GA
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 18 December 2014

The off-street parking is relatively small & even with the hostel not being booked up, don't count on being able to park in there! Parking on the street worked out fine for us, no issues but some people may not want to do that. The girl who was on before check-in time was really great but the girl who came...

1Thank knash917
bonpaul_and_sharkys, Owner at Bon Paul and Sharky's Hostel of Asheville, responded to this review

Hey! Our office and check in hours are 11am-2pm and 6pm-10pm. All anyone has to do to check out is just throw their sheets in the bin that says laundry, and then drive safe. The staff should let everyone know that during check in, but it sounds like the staff was not up to par during this time. Sorry about...

Reviewed 25 September 2014

If you're a party person it's good, if not and you just want to get some sleep you might find the people annoying. Some of the staff are a bit absent-minded or aloof; you might have to ask for a towel more than once. They might snub you if you're not a trendy yuppie and you try to smile at...

Thank Andy G
Aiken, South Carolina
Reviewed 13 September 2014

From online reviews, we imagined this hostel would be the basic hostel experience, with a little quirky personality thrown in, but we were very disappointed. My husband and I chose it based on the reviews and because it was less than two blocks from a theatre where we would be attending a show. The house needs significant repairs, from windows...

1Thank TravelsToLearn

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Bon Paul and Sharky's Hostel of Asheville

Address: 816 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3114
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Asheville
Price Range: $42 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“You can set up a tent and camp outside or pick one of many rooms inside.”
 of 5 bubbles Argue8, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you're a female, the all female room is an excellent choice.”
 of 5 bubbles LeonaN38, 23 Sep 2015 | Read review
“terrible hard mattress in the hitchcock/birds room”
 of 5 bubbles E4193HYsaraf, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If you're traveling as a couple it makes sense to get a private room. It only costs a little bit more from getting two bunks and you (obviously) have more privacy. If you're a light sleeper then the basement isn't for you just due to the fact that the rooms above you are hard wood. We didn't have any problems though.”
 of 5 bubbles CaseyC412, 21 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay in downstairs private room”
 of 5 bubbles Rhea_L195, 13 Dec 2013 | Read review
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