Great location - away from the hustle and bustle of central New York, but just three blocks from Central Park. Some great cafes and restaurants in the neighbourhood. The room wasn't very clean, but had a good range of facilities (microwave, fridge, cutlery etc). You get what you pay for, basically, great for doing New York 'on the cheap'.
You get what you pay for. Location's good, but the kitchen isn't big enough for the amount of rooms they have and the living room area is dark and dingy, so not very inviting. Good for groups, but wouldn't recommend staying here if you're a solo traveller or planning on staying in Wellington for more than a couple of days.
Wi-fi didn't work properly. Beds are laid out as singles rather than bunk beds, meaning less privacy and if you want your reading light on it affects the whole room. Sinks are outside - didn't like brushing my teeth in front of a load of people. Layout of the place was generally a bit odd.
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What a great hostel! Stayed here for 4 nights and could easily have stayed longer. Very clean, great décor, extremely friendly staff who were always eager to help, as well as a lovely breakfast. Great view of the Acropolis from the rooftop terrace, which looks stunning at night when lit up, and the location is pretty much perfect as it is in walking distance of the majority of Athens' must-see sights. Would definetely stay here again if I was in the city.
I only stayed at this hostel for one night, as I needed a stopover before I flew back to London the next morning, so didn't get the full experience, but this seems like somewhere to come if you're up for a party. All the guests were teenagers/early 20s and within a very short space of time got invited to a psytrance rave, which annoyingly I couldn't go to as I had to be up mega early :( Staff are friendly and helpful, a very social, party-loving place here.
Not a massive fan of this hostel, if I'm honest. The staff were friendly, but didn't know as much as hostel staff should. I asked whether it would be better to buy a travel card for the subway or walk between destinations and was told "I don't know" even though this is a standard tourist question. Place was clean; however, only 1 working laptop made internet access a bit tricky. No proper kitchen and a reception room which doubles as a living room. This place is alright for a stopover, no more.
Absolutely loved this hostel. It's a tad on the small side, but the staff are very friendly, everything is clean and the beds are comfy. A really social hostel as a lot of people seem to gather in the kitchen/living room area in the mornings and evenings. The only shortcomings are that the walls are a tad thin and it could do with having a couple more showers, but you're guaranteed to have a fun time here. I certainly did, best hostel I stayed in while travelling Japan!
I had a great time at J-Hoppers Osaka, as with all the other J-Hoppers I visited on my trip to Japan. Mr Yano is hilarious and organises lots of social trips/parties etc to get everyone in the hostel together. Spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, thick walls so you cant hear the neighbours and cheap beer vending machines! Location isnt great as its not in central Osaka, but it is a 2 minute walk from Fukushima train station and easy to find.
I had a great stay at J-Hoppers Takayama. Excellent location, as it is only a few minutes walk away from Takayama train station, spotlessly clean, lots of showers and comfortable beds. Staff are very knowledgeable and went out of their way to help me - even offering me a coat when I didnt have one for my walk up to Hida Folk Village in the snow. Snow boots and umbrellas are provided and the communal DVD room is lovely and cosy. Cant fault this place!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Toco Tokyo Heritage Hostel. I was made to feel very welcome by friendly and helpful staff, who knew the area thoroughly and always had a smile on their faces. A breakfast was provided every day for 300 yen, which brought people to the kitchen and made the mornings very social. The hostel itself was spotless and the beds were very comfortable in the 8-bed dorm. The only downside was that the walls were very thin, but its not the end of the world!