Reviews: KuribosShoe

Location: Australia, Gender: Male, Age: 27

Red Nest Hostel Valencia

Valencia, Spain
60%

It's an okay place. The showers were almost always cold. And it's got that giant, chain hostel feel. It's not one of those hostels where you get to know the staff and has that 'staying at a a mates place' atmosphere. If you like the clubbing scene you'd probably like the atmosphere I guess. The free walking tour is really good though.

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for putting a comment on Hostelworld :) We would like to know why did you feel this hostel had a "chain hostel feeling", as we think we always do our best to make our guests feel like home (as you can read in other comments). We are like a family (resting and also enjoying partying), and this is what we want you all to feel. We're sorry we couldn't make it in your case, but we hope to see you again so we can change your mind about Nest Hostels :) Red Nest Staff

X Hostel Alicante

Alicante, Spain
86%

Great place, great atmosphere. Theres a terrace on the roof thats great for hanging out. Lots of events that get people mingling. Great staff. All the usual facilities. Just a touch far from the centre and the beach but not too bad.

  • 9th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Quart Youth Hostel

Valencia, Spain
60%

Decent enough place. Its a bit of a pain if you have to check after 11pm. Not a lot of atmosphere or anything. All the facilities you expect. All the hostels in Valencia are in the old town, so youre not going to be near the beach no matter what. Okay place but there are better in Valencia.

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Edinburgh Backpackers

Edinburgh, Scotland
77%

Ridiculously and cheap and perfect location, right near Waverly station in the heart of old town. Facilities and everything are fine.

  • 18th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Backpackers Göteborg

Gothenburg, Sweden
60%

Bit out of the way from the centre of town. It is in a nice area with shops and such, but just not very near the centre of town. Other than that it's a nice place. Just make sure they don't charge you for linen if you're staying in a 12 or 14 bed dorm as it says it's free on the website but some people got charged.

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the review. The linnen is only included on some booking sites, this one for example.

Lodge32

Stockholm, Sweden
60%

Good place all around. It's underground, so there are no windows in the rooms, which is great as that 3am sunrise is killer. All the essentials are there, good wifi, kitchen, showers, etc. Not much atmosphere and no locks on the dorms.

  • 14th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Anker Hostel

Oslo, Norway
77%

No customer comment

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Skye Backpackers

Isle of Skye, Scotland
91%

Very good place all around. Clean, comfortable, safe. All the usual facilities - well equipped kitchen, good wifi, laundry services etc etc. You have to pay for breakfast though. The staff are excellent and very friendly. In addition to helping you find your way around Skye and seeing the best things, they're good for a beer at the pub. Just be aware that it's in Kyleakin which is very small and not near a lot of the more popular attractions. But still well worth it with lots of nice walks.

  • 16th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Luke, Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback. So glad you had a great stay and we hope to see you again sometime on Skye!

Residenza Santa Croce

Venice, Italy
34%

No Wifi, which is frustrating because it's difficult to find wifi anywhere in Venice. Expect to be cut off for your entire stay. No kitchen. There's a kettle and a tap. but not even a microwave. Not enough power outlets for everybody. Actual rooms are 20 minutes from where you check in.

  • 18th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Ostello del Chianti

Florence, Italy
89%

Everything you need, good vibe. It's not in Florence, it's a little town about 40 mins drive out from the centre of Florence, hard to find. There's a bus that takes you right near for about 3 Euro. Great way to go off the beaten path and see some of the Tuscan countryside. Cool little medieval town nearby.

  • 16th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Skywalk

Rome, Italy
57%

Place is okay. Could use a kitchen. Not really a hostel, no atmosphere. Very near the central station, a little bit away from all the tourist attractions but still not far.

  • 12th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


WOW! Hostel Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
77%

Pretty cool little place. It's a bit of a walk from Old Town unfortuantely. But friendly staff, all the facilities.

  • 9th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Hostal Miralva

Madrid, Spain
71%

Great location and cheap. Rooms are better than most hostels. But not really a hostel. No kitchen or lounge area, no common areas at all. Absolutely no atmosphere, no way to meet people there. Good for couples, but not for line travelers.

  • 5th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Smart Russell Square

London, England
71%

The only showers are in the basement so have to descend 4 flights to get to them, and go through reception. Then they tell me off for walking through reception without a shirt. Pfffft.

  • 4th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Albatross

Newcastle upon Tyne, England
86%

This was my second stay here. Best location, all the usual facilities. No complaints.

  • 3rd Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Smart Russell Square

London, England
74%

This was my second stay here. Cheap, great location. Average in all other respects. Showers are pretty terrible though.

  • 2nd Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (50 reviews)


Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany
77%

No customer comment

  • 24th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Langstars

Zurich, Switzerland
80%

Really good place. Free dinner most nights as well as the usual free breakfast. You can borrow everything from laptops to bikes at no cost. Activities in the evening makes a good atmosphere. Really cool staff, lots of fun. Only problem was construction going on on my floor. Lots of mess and bags of rubbish everywhere, smelt pretty bad in the hallways.

  • 22nd Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


AlpLodge / BackPackers Interlaken

Interlaken, Switzerland
77%

Good place. Not much atmosphere down at the bar/hotel area but good up in the dining area near the kitchen. Fantastic view from the balcony. Free printer you can use is nice. Above average breakfast.

  • 20th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


74%

Decent place. They showed the Sound of Music in the common the night I was there. I think they do it every night, which us fitting I guess. Clean, good facilities and so forth. Have to pay for breakfast though. 3.50 for usual cereal and toast.

  • 19th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
hi there. thanks for the feedback. save travells :)

Do Step Inn

Vienna, Austria
74%

Good place. The only real common/hang out area is outside. But being summer that wasnt a problem. They close it off at 10pm though. Staff are friendly though they couldnt halp me with a lot of my questions. FYI- if youre coming from or going to Salzburg, take the Westbahn train, not OBB. Half the price, leaves every hour and you buy tickets on the train. This is the sort of thing the staff should know.

  • 16th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Smart Russell Square

London, England
66%

Place is fine. Great location. Staff aren't too knowledgeable or helpful. I asked where I could get theatre tickets and they said just explore the city centre. I later saw a sign saying the hostel sells them. There was a minor issue with my room they didn't address as well. But still clean, good facilities. Bit quiet, not a chatty or fun atmosphere.

  • 14th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


St Christopher's Greenwich

London, England
60%

No customer comment


Abbey Court

Dublin, Ireland
74%

Standard sorta hostel. Good facilities. Computers free to use is nice. The lock on my door was buggy so my card key wouldn't work. Whenever I told staff they'd say it was the card and reprogram it, I'd go back up 3 levels, didn't work, back down etc etc. After 3 days a staff member fixed it. They were nice about it, but it was annoying as hell.

  • 10th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel

Galway, Ireland
74%

Another boring chain hostel. Not much atmosphere, nothing to help people connect. Good facilities though, lots of computers free to use.

  • 7th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Lagan Backpackers

Belfast, Northern Ireland
100%

Where to begin? This is the perfect hostel (except for people that like those soulless giant chain hostels). Really feels like youre just at a mates place. Amazing staff (except they lure you into playing drinking games) if youre there for long enough you get to know them and they make you feel like part of the family, 15 mins from city centre, astonishing breakfast, cheap communal dinners, great showers, kitchen, wifi, etc. Wonderful atmosphere, cant help but make friends. Thanks guys! -Luke

  • 3rd Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (50 reviews)


Alba Hostel Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland
51%

Place is a bit iffy. It's out of the way (although close to a station and supermarket). Only the front door is locked (and even that's often open) so anyone can wander into the rooms. Really quiet place, bit of an odd feel. Good kitchen, tv room, showers.

  • 30th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (50 reviews)


Belford Hostel

Edinburgh, Scotland
77%

Place is pretty okay. Good kitchen, 15 minute walk from Waverly station, clean. All the essentials are there. But not nearly enough bath rooms (2 or 3 for the whole place), they charge for breakfast of toast, terrible showers, some of the place is being fixed up so you're constantly blocked off from parts of the place.

  • 26th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (50 reviews)


West Park Hotel

Newcastle upon Tyne, England
49%

Place is in a dodgy area, rooms are a joke, terrible showers, they allow smoking in the rooms so that smell is always there. Too expensive for what you get. Sometimes there is no one at the front desk, at which times they lock the front door and you can't get in. It is clean, at least. And the one staff member I ever saw was nice.

  • 25th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (50 reviews)


Adelaide Hostel and Hotel

San Francisco, USA
66%

Similar to a lot of other on San fran. Decent enough.

  • 14th Oct 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


80%

Cool place, easy to meet people.

  • 7th Oct 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


City Hostel Seattle

Seattle, USA
74%

Boring giant chain hostel

  • 3rd Oct 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


HI-Vancouver Downtown

Vancouver, Canada
74%

Good all round place. Bit far away but not too bad.

  • 28th Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Surfs Inn Guesthouse

Ucluelet, Canada
77%

Feels like a log cabin/weekend getaway kinda place. Small and quiet but pretty cool.

  • 26th Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


20%

Terrible. While I was out they took all the stuff out of my dorm (incl cash, etc in the locker) and put it where anyone could take it because they had bed bugs and needed to gas the room. No sign on the door so I went inside the room with the gas. And none of the staff knew where my cash, passport was put. Was missing for a day. Worst hostel I've ever been to.

  • 24th Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


74%

Decent enough. No atmosphere.

  • 20th Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


HI-Calgary City Centre

Calgary, Canada
74%

Run of the mill.

  • 16th Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Idahostel

Boise, USA
77%

Small place, a bit quiet, but still pretty good. It's small enough that you'll have to start chatting to people

  • 6th Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Avenues Hostel

Salt Lake City, USA
37%

The only hostel I've ever seen that charges you to hang around the common areas after you check out while you wait for the bus. Got charged $10 and I wasn't even told about it, so when check out time elapsed and I hadn't left yet, they just charged me instantly. Hostel's need to understand that their entire business is based on accommodating people that are trying to pinch pennies. Cheating guests out of money is not a good plan, I will never go here again.

  • 3rd Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (50 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We posted the policy at sign-in as well as on the receipt that check out time is "10 AM" and there is a $5 charge for late check-out. The reason is that we need to have the room cleaned and ready for new guests. We usually have guests waiting to get into the room. Another $5 for was for him to stay and using the facility till 11 PM. This guest came to the hostel at 8 AM and wanted to go the room. We did our best to let him in the room at 10:30 AM. He was aware of the inconvenience of late check-out that could cause for the new guests. He did not check out on time. We could not find him until 11:30 AM. He said he was going to stay till 10 PM (actually 11 PM). He was using the internet and the kitchen as well as storage. In addition, he took an unopened box of our breakfast cereal, as well as milk, for lunch and dinner. He was embarrassed and not happy when he was told that he should not have done that. We try our best to accommodate our guests, especially those from Hostelworld.com. We are fully aware that bad comments are detrimental to our business. However, we feel that our prices are very reasonable. We were awarded the Best Value in North America by one of major booking engine.

57%

Absolutely no atmosphere at all. Dead quiet. Not really any common areas. Kudos on the VHS collection though.

  • 30th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


71%

Small and quiet. Triple bunks is a drawback. But nothing wrong with the place. Free clothes washing is awesome

  • 27th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


50%

At first glance the place seems awesome, but it has a great deal of problems. There's a pretty bad Roach infestation, the door to my room was always open, the bath rooms are filthy with clogged showers, etc etc. It's a little far from town but not too bad, not a great neighbourhood, though. It's a party hostel, though, so a lot of people and drinking and such, which is a must for a city like New Orleans. Not a bad place in all, just sub par.

  • 22nd Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (50 reviews)


South Beach Hostel

Miami, USA
83%

Terrible music blasting way too loud all the time. But close to the beach, good facilities etc.

  • 12th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


South Beach Hostel

Miami, USA
74%

No customer comment


South Beach Hostel

Miami, USA
83%

One of the best Hostels I've stayed in. No complaints.

  • 2nd Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (50 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are glad you had a great time staying with us, come back soon!

Charlestons NotSo Hostel

Charleston, USA
63%

A perfectly good place. Just dull. Don't go if you're travelling alone.

  • 29th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (50 reviews)


HI-Baltimore

Baltimore, USA
69%

Very big, like a chain hostel, but also eerily quiet. Staff took some of us to thebaseball which was nice

  • 21st Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


Apple Hostels of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, USA
83%

Good quality place. Clean, good facilities etc They have good events to help you meet people. Free booze.

  • 16th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


HI-Toronto

Toronto, Canada
86%

Three common areas for different purposes, godd facilities, good location etc

  • 7th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)


H.I. Fenway

Boston, USA
80%

No customer comment

  • 23rd Jun 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (50 reviews)