Was not a place I could really stay in much less enjoy, but Joos the owner was wonderful person.
The water was down on the day of my arrival, really!!! How good is this for a hostel? As well, the wifi is often hung up and you can't make travel plans so this needs to be resolved to travellers' satisfaction and/or more routers used and a faster speed introduced for clients. They really ought to consider providing free transportation on arrival to the hostel. Hostelworld should ensure that companies that are flagged for pushing their wifi when it doesn't work are criticized accordingly.
In this day and age, we must/must be able to have in-room wifi access. We are now travelling with the helpful use of the internet to make arrangements and booking flights, etc. WE NEED/NEED to be provided solid, fast internet everywhere in hostels. Anything short of this should be dropped from Hostelworld. I would never/NEVER stay in such hostals again!!! We also need to have more secure lock boxes for our valuables in room.
While the overall accommodation is worthwhile, there are shortfalls like the rooms being cold and the common areas also not being heated during critical parts of the day such as mornings for breakfast and evenings for chilling. As well, and perhaps more importantly, the wifi is horrendous. As travellers these days live and die by the internet and its use for all sorts of travel arrangements, hostals cannot afford to have ineffective or shoddy wifi. Obviously, more modems are NEEDED!!!
A very nice view from the hostel Samay Wasi! Great service and great help too from Judith. She will fix any problem for you if it is at all fixable.
You simply "CAN'T BEAT THE PARK'S LOCATION" if Toronto is what you want to spend time seeing/doing; close to everything, including theatre, sports, dining out, bars, the ROM, AGO and much more. Prices were a little steep, however, the place was always booked up, with guests from all over, mostly Aussies and many from the UK who were looking for more than a short stay at the Park. I'd recommend the Park and I will stay there again
The host is wonderful and will do everything you need, however, this is clearly a 'home stay' and nothing like a hostel stay. Facilities of hostels are lacking here for sure but it is more like a home than any hostel in S. Asia. Stay here if you want good care. Location is some distance from the downtown and buses take too long especially in the heat. Extras from this place come at a slightly heavy cost so watch for this pinch. All said, I enjoyed my time here.
Not worth staying here unless you are in a pinch and need to save some money! Move on to greener pastures!! Not that the whole place wasn't clean but you cannot really feel comfortable with their amenities, like no plugs for charging your iPhone, dirty filthy washrooms, no fans in room, no meal facilities. And they want to be called a KAT hostel. It is really a just bed to lay your head.
Location is only real selling point for staying at the Dragon Hostel as you are steps away from most things and the metro and bus A21 to the airport and close to ferries. The place lacks any character as hostel living goes. You get a room and some helpful and friendly staff pretty much ready to do whatever they can to assist you in your travels. I'd stay here again but noting these caveats up front.
Staff were very, very good and provided much needed assistance, particularly when I needed to catch a taxi. Girls flagged one down on the street and told me how much to pay. This is what you want from hostels, that and there help to overcome the language. Thanks to everyone at Wada! I'll be back again!
Unfortunately, while most aspects of my stay was good, I "felt nickel and dimed", food bad, beer expensive and I learned to buy next door where beer was always cold and cheap. Tour arrangements could be made but you could not be provided guarantees that they would get the train ticket to Xi`an that they promise. Makes planning quite difficult. However, on average I would recommend this hostel, but am sure you could do better if you search inside the wall.
Price is just a tad heavy for backpackers of course, and has no breakfast or other food options, but for travellers, it is not too bad. You need money to stay here in Rome.