Prices exorbitantly jacked up due to the holiday. Overall, little atmosphere, bare bones hostel with so-so breakfast menu and disinterested staff. Not on par with many other hostels in Asia. Perhaps the ideal location makes up for this.
Enjoyable stay at Hofang Hostel. Stayed in a nice twin bed room for two nights - much preferred to the small "double room" which has a thin mattress on the floor wedged between a window ( impossible to draw the drapes overlooking a first-floor courtyard on the left side - you literally WALK ON the bed - and a glass wall OVERLOOKING THE TOILET AND SHOWER on the right! Crazy layout lacking aesthetics and practicality in one fell swoop. COLD room, AC broken.
Open the door and trust the "Welcome Home" sign on the wall - browse the bulletins posting excursions, order extraordinary comfort food, Western style and yummy - then enjoying sipping FREE hot and cold water , listening to the chirping birds while basking on the balcony -rooftop garden which is by the way, designed with a putting green, lush landscaping, oh-so-stunning! My second stay at this wonderful and welcoming hostel - first stay in 2011 booked by a friend, so this is my first review.
Not a real hostel at all - a kind of booking bar with connections to a flea bag Chinese hotel around the corner. Took an hour to find the place, even nearby hotels and locals had no idea where it was - directions vague, map incorrect and simplified to the point of uselessness. On arrival, we were escorted through a dirty, dark bar to a messy bunk bed room serving as an office - then guided by a very efficient and helpful young man to a sleezy hotel around the corner where we actually stayed.
Stunning facility, with charm, taste, and an inviting atmosphere both curb appeal and the exqistitedesign of the gardens, elegant decor, gorgeous entrance, quaint walk and hallways and cozy private room. Problem in paradise - horrible blasting music from across the narrow street continued nonstop until 11:00 PM! What a contrast - sadly, the owner has poured tender loving care and fine taste into what should be the perfect haven - and hell is across the street. Moved to a simple, quiet hostel.
Feung Nakorn is lovely, comfortable, and a welcoming and pleasant place in Old Bangkok, ideally located within walking distance to the Royal Palace and temples. Staff treated me well, spending lengthy periods of time booking flights, suggesting excursions, and even arranging the postage payment to another hostel in Chiang Mai where I had forgotten an item. I'll definitely recommend it enthusiastically, and revisit again someday soon. Great hostel - designed with flair and natural elements.
Staff responded promptly and reassured me prior to my scheduled visit. However, I never made it there but feel confident that the hostel would be a good place to stay based on the conversation in the email response.
Prompt, reassuring confirmation that late check in is no problem 24/7. Great local maps provided and these are very English-reader friendly, accurate, and informative. A plethora of information posted, complete with travel folders to browse in order to familiarize and educate travelers, plus link them to reasonably priced excursions, and highlight surrounding attractions. Holes in threadbare, stained bed sheets.. Double/private needs a physical update, windows shut/locked prior to check-in.
Countless details creating a warm, inviting atmosphere in a peaceful, yet centrally located spot.
- Male, 25-30
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Great location on lovely and quaint section of Old Town, away from the hubbub , yet an easy stroll from the entrance as well as the city. Room could use a sturdy lock rather than wooden latch; otherwise a delightful place.
Breakfast should be included in a hotel listed as a "Bed and Breakfast" - yet it was not provided.
Where to begin? The noxious sewer gas emits from bathroom drain so thick as to prevent rest or sleep without an open window, preventing security from a first floor "private" room. Outlets old and decrepit, somehow sealed with crud prevent recharging devices. Mold covers the wall paper. Worse, absolutely NO FOOD, NO ASSISTANCE such as suggestions, maps, excursions, or local information. Desk clerks cold and oblivious. Great location but a lonely, odious hostel.
Perfectly gorgeous Tibetan style hostel, stunningly beautiful common room of bright, cheerful tables set up as if to serve - but what? No food at all, yet it's listed:"Bed and Breakfast." No room tea kettles, no laundry facilities, and no guidance regarding excursions mean it's not as comfortable as meets the eye. Staff inexperienced - provides few hostel amenities: no food, no drink, no postings of excursions. Worse, only 2 combination toilet/shower rooms, so wait, wait, while they shower.
If you appreciate a stunning coastline view, fine neighborhood, proximity to good Western and Chinese restaurants and public transportation, this location will please you. Accommodations included daily housekeeping with towels, tissue, and toilitries. SFSH is like seaside condominiums in my home state, Florida - spacious with an open-view "porch" where you can sip coffee or tea by morning while watching the coastline activity - or gaze at twinkling colored lights by night. Just lacks internet.
Wow! Right in the heart of Hanoi, is this gem of a hostel. Fabulous room, generous and delicous daily breakfast buffet included in the room charge, fresh towels and toiletries daily - even slippers and robe in the en suite room. Decor - delicate, elegant curtaincsb and bedding, sparkling decor, quality/new furniture - you'll be happy and comforable here. Staff - from front desk, buffet room, to top-notch travel agents available in lobby for tours and transportation. Perfect hostel - 1oo%
Wonderful in every way! This Chinese New Year week, I returned to my favorite hostel, Tripper's Carpe Diem. Wintertime in Yanshuo is vastly different from summertime (my first visit) yet this beautiful, friendly, welcoming, immaculate, and finely equipped gorgeous place Is even more perfect than before! Can't recomme
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Two stays at How - summer and winter. Both fabulous with different staff - just as kind, helpful, sweet, and informative. Great home away from home, river view, good food, and homey environment with personality. I love it and consider it my Guilin first choice. Great price, nice bed.. just bring your own toiletries - fresh daily towels, Wifi with Facebook, movies, games, comfy lounge. Can't go wrong with How.
Great location, immaculate hotel in Hong Kong where you're in the heart of it all near elevators downhill to central. Don't expect tours or "welcome home" staff. Efficiency is the word. It's great if you don't expect help read the map on your own and you'll fare just fine. Dining room convenient, good food but cold, unwelcoming staff thatfrowns and takes away your utensils and plate before you finish eating every single meal - quite alarming to be greeted by "Lurch" and "The Wicked Witch"
Outstanding - Tripper's is delightful, pristine, and altogether perfect in every way. Roomy, great view from balcony, plenty of fresh clean towels and linen, maid service daily, soaps and tissue provided. Really beyond the "hostel" category. It's a countryside retreat, with blue skies, fresh air, good food, welcoming staff full of helpful suggestions and attentive to your interests and transportation and sightseeing needs, an oasis in the most beautiful location in China, this is it.
Warm, welcoming hostel with kind and hospitable staff who "take care of" travelers with travel advice, flexibility, and helpfulness. Booked tours to rice fields and Yangshuo river raft trip with great detail and adjustment to my needs. Great river view from the private deluxe room, nice food, and an overall good experience. Location overlooking the river's edge is fine; the entrance needs a bit of "work" as it's intimidating to arrive faced with wobbly, steep, unclean stone steps.
Huge hostel, yet retains an air of small hostel hominess an comfort. If your room is in the wing directly opposite the front desk, it's very quiet with no sound of the nightclubs nearby. Thoughtfully, staff provides gratis earplugs awaiting you on the room's desk. Festive lobby, an attractively furnished with comfortable sofas and tables, open-air and covered deck areas are nice places to relax, chat, drink, or eat Western food from the menu. Blasting speakers at night interfered with Skype