Some historical fact about Embassie Hostel
Once the consulate of Venezuela, the Embassie has considerable history and atmosphere, along with a proud recent history of welcoming our guests as both individuals and as integral parts of the hostel community. Hostellers at the Embassie are not thought of as mere clients or punters, but as the most important factor in our business. Our aim is to provide a relaxed and welcoming refuge for road-weary travellers, as well as inspire a lasting affection for the city of Liverpool.
Due to our success in these aims, some of our many regulars often adjust their travel itineraries to be in Liverpool, for instance, over the Christmas season, to enjoy the Christmas tree, decorations and camaraderie of fellow backpackers at our Christmas dinner. In the warmer summer months, the staff will put on barbeques in the back yard. In the evenings, you will be able to sit at the large, candle-lit dining table enjoying a cup of tea or glass of wine and sharing stories and recommendations from your travels with the other hostellers.
The Embassie stands today because of the vision and hard work of its two owners – a father and son team, both named Kevin. The younger Kevin is a veteran backpacker and songwriter who has travelled and stayed in hostels all over the world. They rightly believed that a stately, albeit neglected, Georgian family home could be converted into the cheerful and homelike hostel that is the Embassie today. The Kevins adopted those elements of hostel life which would be welcomed by travellers on a budget, such as clean, comfortable beds, free hot showers, laundry facilities, free tea, coffee, toast and jam and an atmosphere intended to be a home away from home. To retain this atmosphere, they decided not to impose the restrictions that the younger Kevin didn’t enjoy when he was travelling, such as lockout times and curfews.
The Embassie is a great place for groups or single travellers alike. Hostellers often make friends here, and go out in pairs or groups to enjoy clubbing, football matches, day trips or anything else that appeals to them.
As the heart of the city of Liverpool is its people, the heart of the Embassie is the hostel community, you the guests. This is unlike any hostel you have ever stayed in. With the magical combination of Liverpool and the Embassie, very rarely do the hostellers stay just one night.
The Embassie was built in 1820. It is a beautiful Georgian building, set in a leafy square. The hostel was shown in the Beatles video ‘Free as a Bird’ and films have been made in the square, such as “In the name of the father’ and ‘Gumshoe’. The building has been a hostel for the past 20 years.
The Embassie provides guests with a unique home from home atmosphere; it is a period building reflecting the Liverpool, England of days gone by. Bread, jam, tea, coffee and lemonade are free 24 hours. We have Sky and ESPN sports, a pool room and a television lounge with a choice of films for your pleasure, as well as male and female toilets and shower rooms with fresh towels for free. Lockers provided on request.
The Embassie is famous for its unique character and charm. Our friendly staff members are on hand 24hrs a day, to help you enjoy your stay at the Embassie and also in the great city of Liverpool. At the Embassie, we like to think we go the extra mile for our guests. We provide our guests with all the relevant information and recommendations they require for a better stay. The Embassie staff has a big interest in the local cultural scene, and can give you updated information when you arrive.
THE Embassie is open 365 days a year, the hostel takes International and regional visitors to Merseyside.