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Hoax Hostel Liverpool- Stanley Street

Situated on Stanley Street, Liverpool, Hoax Liverpool is a brand new 5 Star hostel from Starboard Hotels and Union Hanover Securities.

Aimed at guests from the age of 18-35, Hoax Liverpool includes 268 beds and a fantastic design-led restaurant called Hopskotch Street Kitchen & Bar.

Hoax Liverpool launched in July 2013 and replaces the former department store Wade Smith. Glasgow-based practice, ICA Interiors was the architect on Hoax Liverpool, whilst RGB Projects was the main contractor.

Discussing the new hostel, Starboard’s Development and Procurement Director, Adi Hodzic, said:

“We already operate an existing hostel in Edinburgh called Smart City Hostel and due to our experience with this site we decided to develop a new hostel brand, which is Hoax. As the hostel market is quite a niche market, with very few hostels located within Liverpool, we felt that this city was the perfect place to launch the brand.

“Hoax Liverpool is a luxury hostel located in one of the best areas of the city. The hostel, situated in Cavern Quarter, is close to the main shopping area and all the tourist attractions and is just a short distance from the train stations.”

Adi added:

“Depending on what generation you are from the definition of a hostel can vary considerably. Hoax is not what you might expect and really needs to be seen to really appreciate the quality. Hoax Liverpool appeals to a younger demographic and really adds vibrancy to the area.”

The majority of the dormitories at Hoax Liverpool comprise six bedrooms. Each dorm includes bunk beds and a private bathroom.

Adi said:

“Hoax Liverpool is an affordable option where guests can get a night’s stay in a great city for a great price.”

Hoax Liverpool is complimented by a live music venue called The Hatch and Hopskotch Street Kitchen & Bar. The kitchen – which is open throughout the day and serves bite sized tapas and international street food – includes elements of local street art, connecting the site to the surrounding area.

Room Facilities was the procurement agent on Hoax, sourcing all of the hostel’s furniture once RGB Projects had completed the majority of the works.

Room Facilities Contracts Director, Dave Roberts, said:

“We use as many different sources as possible to purchase furniture. The bedrooms were specially designed and colour co-ordinated, so for example we had the bunk beds specifically designed for this project.

“The equipment that has gone into this hostel has been very high end and not what you would expect from a standard hostel. Bathrooms and shower areas are fully tiled, we have used a great deal of reproduction furniture and the result is a very different level of hostel.”

Dave said:

“This was a very interesting project to be involved with, which allowed us to work on the brand from the beginning.”

Charterbrae Ltd designed, manufactured and installed the bunk beds on Hoax Liverpool. The company has extensive experience in providing furniture for similar hospitality facilities, including LegoLand, Chessington World of Adventure and several independent hostel companies.

Charterbrae Ltd, Managing Director, John Brain, said:

“We have completed a lot of projects similar to Hoax Liverpool where we design, manufacture and install the furniture. We have a great deal of experience in this sector.”

Bedding and lining specialists Gailarde supplied pillows, duvets and mattress protectors to Hoax Liverpool.

Gailarde Sales Director Ben Roston, commented:  “We are delighted to be supplying bedding and to be part of the Hoax Liverpool project. We wish them every success with this forthcoming venture.”


With Hoax Hostel Liverpool now open, Starboard Hotels and Union Hanover Securities plan on rolling out further Hoax sites, taking this unique alternative to budget hotels to more cities across the UK.

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