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Reviews: AbbyStables

Location England, Gender Female, Age 34

  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Pentlands Backpackers Hostel, Auckland, New Zealand
9.7
15th May 2013

Booked for two nights and ended up staying more than two weeks as I relocated to Auckland. Nothing but praise for this well run, clean and homely hostel. From the staff helping me out with a very early morning check in, to how spotless the entire building is, to the proximity of public transport, and the space and friendliness of common areas. A fantastic hostel that I would thoroughly recommend.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Lakeside Backpackers, Queenstown, New Zealand
7.1
1st Apr 2013

Great location and helpful staff, but completely lacking in character and atmosphere. I stayed in a single room, and although I expect a small room when booking single - I felt that the price was very high, especially as I then had to pay extra for Internet and laundry.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers, Queenstown, New Zealand
8.9
24th Mar 2013

Great hostel with fabulous staff. Only a couple of minutes walk to supermarket and five minutes from the centre of town.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Warrnambool Beach Backpackers, Warrnambool, Australia
9.1
21st Feb 2013

Lovely staff, clean facilities, large communal area, bikes etc available to hire. Would recommend.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Casa Central Backpackers Hostel, Sydney, Australia
7.4
10th May 2012

This was the only hostel I could find in central Sydney with reasonably priced single rooms. Great location only a few minutes walk from Central Station, helpful staff - but could have been a lot cleaner. There was a lot of hair in the female shower for the three days I was there, and I did find a dead cockroach in my bedroom. The single room was tiny - but this was all I needed, so not a problem. I didn't use the shared kitchen and lounge, but the facilities looked good with friendly people.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sydney Harbour YHA, Sydney, Australia
9.7
17th Apr 2012

Excellent YHA. Great location, fantastic acilities, large lounge and kitchen area, lights and plug sockets by each bed, and even sockets in lockers. Everything a hostel should be. It is expensive for a dorm room, but would definitely go back.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Backpack OZ, Adelaide, Australia
9.1
3rd Apr 2012

Great hostel, close to town. Fantastic staff, transfers to the airport and free breakfast.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Jati Home Stay and Gallery, Ubud, Indonesia
6.0
5th Mar 2012

A nice hotel, with lovely views from private balconies - however, compared to other home stays that are just as good and closer to town it is very expensive. I booked my first nights stay in Ubud here to ensure I had a room, but moved the next day to somewhere cheaper. However, the room was impeccably clean, lovely large and comfortable bed and a large private bathroom. The hotel is secluded and has great views.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Red Inn Cabana, Penang, Malaysia
9.1
24th Feb 2012

Lovely hostel, right next to food court and chocolate shop! Stayed in three bed, en suite room - clean, wifi, air con. Nice lounge and outdoor space also

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Our Melting Pot, Manila, Philippines
10.0
13th Feb 2012

A calm sanctuary in a hectic city! As a lone female traveller I felt safe in the area, the hostel was clean and welcoming with friendly, helpful staff and everything you could need - breakfast, lockers, wifi, comfortable room.... Totally recommended.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Five Stones Hostel, Singapore, Singapore
9.7
18th Jan 2012

Fantastic hotel with a central location, friendly staff and clean rooms. Stayed in 12 bed dorm, great that each bed had plug socket, light and locker. Wifi throughout, free tea and coffee and local info. Will be staying when I come back through Singapore.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Baan Nisarine, Krabi, Thailand
9.7
7th Jan 2012

Lovely, clean and friendly hotel that is superb value for money. The owners were incredibly helpful with forward booking, day trips and also picked me up from the bus station when I arrived. They even offered to share their breakfast. Clean rooms, wifi downstairs, good area - only a few minutes walk from everywhere you need to go. Totally recommended.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sam Sen Sam, Bangkok, Thailand
9.4
1st Jan 2012

A lovely hotel that is great value for money. Only about a ten minute walk to main backpacker spots - but so much better for it - quiet, but safe location, clean rooms and bathrooms, wifi throughout, very close to ferry pier for sightseeing. Helpful owners, basic breakfast included - but range of options available. The only (minor) problem is that the walls are thin, but not a problem at all in such a lovely place

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Cliff Cottage, Koh Chang, Thailand
7.7
24th Dec 2011

Beautiful surroundings & exceptional value for money, but not without fault. Shaun (owner) is fantastic and ready to answer any queries, the other (new) staff were less so, and we had to wait for (expensive) meals. The restaurant has great wifi and a beautiful view, and the huts (we stayed in cheapest) are basic, but functional. The main bathrooms are spotless, but ones nearer to the cheaper huts are tired and cleaned less often. Would recommend, but if I stayed again would pay for better hut.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
King Guesthouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
3.7
26th Oct 2011

Ended up not staying in this hostel as the staff were so rude. I had booked online, and turned up with friends asking for rooms. The owner would not commit to a price for their rooms and would not answer any of our questions. When I said I may leave with my friends as they did not want to stay I was told that they didn't want me anyway. I didn't see the rooms, and did not stay, so cannot comment on those - but felt intimidated by the staff.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Chhaya Hotel, Battambang, Cambodia
7.7
24th Oct 2011

Although this hostel looks a little like a prison as you go in, it is fantastic value for money and in the centre of town. The staff organised bicycles to hire, and you are only minutes away from lovely cafes and shops. The room is nothing special, but for a single, en suite room at this price you cannot ask for anything more.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Angkor Wonder Hostel, Siem Reap, Cambodia
9.4
21st Oct 2011

A lovely hostel, just minutes away from the busy pub street and night Market, with an enthusiastic and helpful owner. The rooms were spotless and great value for money, complete with wifi and books and computers to use. The staff helped to organise onward journeys and day trips. Totally recommended.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
96 Guesthouse, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
9.1
14th Oct 2011

Basic, but good value for money room in the touristy part of HCMC. A shop downstairs caters for all your needs and you are mere minutes away from numerous bars and restaurants. The staff were able to help with my onward journey and helpful in organising a pick up from the train. The room had no window, but was clean, comfortable and had wifi.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hanoi Rendezvous Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
10.0
3rd Oct 2011

Stayed in dorm room - and would highly recommend. Clean rooms, clean bathroom, individual lockers with keys, good breakfast, computers to use, wifi throughout, lovely cafe, helpful staff, great trips (and places to securely leave bags when on overnight trips) , good location, friendly guests. A pleasure to stay.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nan Ning City Hostel, Nanning, China
9.3
30th Sep 2011

Nanning City hostel became a home away from home, with it's comfortable furnishings, helpful staff and community of occupants. The staff were more than happy to help with further travel from the city, and the kitchen was well stocked with everything you need for small charges. One word of warning, you must print out a map and follow the directions to the letter as the hostel is very difficult to find. I arrived in the middle of the night during a typhoon, & only found it with the help of locals

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Academica Summer Hostel, Helsinki, Finland
9.0
16th Aug 2011

Good sized, clean room - was good to have the facilities for cooking to save some money as the hostel itself is fairly expensive. However, it is a quick and easy walk to the centre of town, it felt very secure an the staff were very helpful. Highly recommended.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers Göteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden
9.0
31st Jul 2011

Clean, easy to get to, helpful staff, wifi in the common areas, laundry..... what more could you need? definitely recommended

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers Göteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden
9.7
29th Jul 2011

This hostel is a Tram ride away from the central station, but definitely worth the journey. I stayed in a large dorm, and was pleased with the large room, the available lockers & each bed had it's own plug socket & lamp. The only thing we didn't have that had been advertised was a curtain on each bed which would have been great for privacy. shower rooms were plentiful & clean, & the large communal kitchen had everything needed. The staff were helpful and the hostel is right next to a great park

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AbbyStables
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Botel Zebra, Amsterdam, Netherlands
9.0
22nd Jul 2011

A fun hostel on a boat, with lovely staff. Not only were we given the usual maps, but we also were told where the best and cheapest places to eat are, directions to the supermarket, and even had discount vouchers for the Nemo centre offered to us. Although the room was cosy, it was clean and had everything we needed. The breakfast was plentiful and the other guests were chatty and helpful. Thoroughly recommended.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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