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Reviews: Anonymous

Location Scotland, Gender Male, Age 39

  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Fort Inn Guest House, Galle, Sri Lanka
8.9
11th Mar 2013

Slap bang in the middle of the Fort area, but it's the owners that make this a great place to stay. Friendly and attentive; almost too much so if you are a slightly hermetic traveller like me. I had the top room - steep steps - but it's beautiful. The Fort can be stuffy, but up there you can get the wind if you open all the windows. Or AC at night, of course, which is why you're paying all this money. It's great to walk the Fort walls at night. Difficult to get a beer inside those walls, mind.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
City Garden Lodge, Auckland, New Zealand
7.4
21st Feb 2013

Friendly owner, general chilled feeling about the place, as billed. Could do with more loos, and less soggy shower mats. Parnell is nice enough, though beware of temptation if your budget is tight. There's some ace eats. Non Solo Pizza is one, though La Porchetta (chain) is half the price and pretty good. Watch out for the cruise ship passengers, occasionally released at the top of Parnell to trickle down, buying useless trinkets, to be picked up at the bottom. They are all numbered. Funny.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Gap Year Hostel, Singapore, Singapore
6.6
18th Feb 2013

Not, apparently, the kind of place where you try to talk to other guests. But, staff were friendly and helpful. Do more research than me and come from the right end of the street. Boon Keng metro station is just around the corner, but you'll have to go into the city, change, and come out if you are coming from the airport. Just don't walk the length of Lavender St like me.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Anchor Lodge Backpackers, Coromandel, New Zealand
8.9
13th Dec 2011

Decent bikes for hire for free, and a spa pool. Dorms spacious, each bed has its own light. No lockers. Not much to do in Coromandel without a car if it's raining.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Pentlands Backpackers Hostel, Auckland, New Zealand
8.6
9th Dec 2011

A big converted house, Pentlands is awesome if you a quieter stay. 20+ minutes walk into town up the hill and down Queen Street. Public swimming pool round the corner, $5 adult. Countdown five minutes walk away. Big TV room.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hekerua Lodge, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
8.9
14th Nov 2011

Beautiful lodge on beautiful Waiheke Island. Sometimes felt like there was more staff than guests, like we were an imposition. Wash your dishes immediately or the owner will shout at you. Bikes for free, but they're pretty knackered - rusty chains and poor brakes.

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I'm sorry but your mother doesn't live here - is it too much to ask for people to clean up after themselves???? If you can't respect the hostel and other people by cleaning up after yourself you are not welcome here.....

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Silverfern Backpackers, Auckland, New Zealand
6.9
11th Nov 2011

One of the staff was surly, bitching to me about backpackers. (I am, of course, a backpacker.) Kitchen shuts at 9pm; too early. Short walk to town, but there are nicer hostels further away. Free $5 wi-fi voucher a day. Rooms and public rooms lack character.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Peppertree Lodge, Paihia, New Zealand
8.6
8th Nov 2011

Owner very friendly. Bikes and kayaks for hire. Laundry only available in afternoons, but you could go to Base over the road. Washing line. Big, well laid-out kitchen. Paihia is a beautiful town -well worth getting the ferry over to Russel too.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Ponsonby Backpackers, Auckland, New Zealand
7.4
2nd Nov 2011

A far stomp/bus ride from the CBD, but Ponsonby itself is actually nicer anyway - bars, cafes, shops. Hostel is pretty cool, though quite a few long-termers. Would stay there again, if I could get a booking!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Bluewater Lodge, Nadi, Fiji
9.1
18th Oct 2011

The best of the Nadi bunch, I reckon. Staff are super-friendly, if laid back in that Islander way. Excellent food, free breakfast, pool just big enough for swimming. Otherwise: Bamboo is 'cooler', Traveller's resort has cheaper menu, Smuggler's Cove is too big, pricey and full of bare-chested twits.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.7
5th Oct 2011

Great place. Staff super friendly, live on-site but are happy to mix it up with the backpackers. Cheap food on offer some nights, or booze. A hop and a skip from the main shopping street and beach. Motorbike hire place next door does discounts for Seaside guests.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
India House Backpackers Hostel, New Orleans, USA
8.3
10th Aug 2011

Fun times hostel, a bus ride from town. Friendly staff, even while struggling to deal with a huge influx of backpackers! Cockroaches in the kitchen, but nowhere else that I saw. Cheap food nights and breakfast. Cheap vending machine: Coke cheaper than nearby stores.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
R.K.Hostel, San Diego, USA
5.7
3rd Aug 2011

I found this place a bit creepy and dingy, though its in Little Italy, which is a good location. Some weird dudes hanging around. Beds knackered and mattresses ripped. Ocean Beach was much nicer, more fun.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
USA Hostels Ocean Beach, San Diego, USA
9.1
30th Jul 2011

Wow, fun times at Ocean Beach. Near the beach, lots of drinking games. Laundry room was free when I was there, too.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Stay on Main, Los Angeles, USA
7.1
28th Jul 2011

Converted hotel rooms, so not a great deal of atmosphere, though beds etc all new. Convenient for downtown, but there's a few dodgy streets nearby - ask the staff before you go wandering at night. Couldn't get near the breakfast!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Orbit Hotel & Hostel, Los Angeles, USA
7.1
26th Jul 2011

No frills, but a decent enough hostel to stay in whilst in LA. 'Location' is tricky - LA is massive! You could almost swap hostels to vissit different parts: Santa Monica, Hollywood, Downtown, etc.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.1
21st Jul 2011

Super-cool hostel in central Seattle. Free pasta night the day I was there. Staff very helpful.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Cambie Hostel - Gastown, Vancouver, Canada
7.3
16th Jul 2011

Slap-bang in downtown Vancouver, and right above a bar, this isn't a hostel for shy, retiring types. The room (six bed) was a bit poky, and the first-floor kitchen was a little small for the number of guests, plus the ongoing renovation of the bar toilets somewhat affects security as bar patrons are coming upstairs. (There's a keycard door, but with a constant flow of guests going in and out, someone could easily get through it.) But the rooms all lock.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The Only Backpacker's Inn, Toronto, Canada
7.7
9th Jul 2011

Different, in that it is slightly out of town and seems to have a significant number of long-term residents. So although the staff were perfectly welcoming, there wasn't the same sense of meeting other people. However, it has an excellent outside terrace, the bar and coffee shop downstairs are good, the free waffle breakfast is excellent, and there's a 7/11 right across the road - although the little convenience shop to the right of the 7/11 is way cheaper for fizzy drinks.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Samesun Montreal Central, Montreal, Canada
9.7
7th Jul 2011

Amazing. Enthusiastic staff, 2 for $6 beers, great free breakfast; even a free dinner and live music one night of the week. Each bunk has its own storage basket, power sockets and light - attention to detail. I swapped here from the HI hostel, and the Central is far, far superior in my opinion.

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

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