Friendly little hostel with a great homely atmosphere and an ideal location slap bang in the heart of Rotorua. The living room and kitchen are great to meet people, clean and with good facilities. The dorm rooms are spacious and the free wifi is great. Friendly staff also help make this a great place to stay in Rotorua.
Good if overpriced hostel with a comfortable and sociable communal area, quiet dorm rooms and friendly and helpful staff. However, it's located so far from the city centre (mostly uphill) that it really puts a downer on staying there. Great if you like a lot of walking, though.
Another soulless slab of hostel served up by the "Base" brand; pack 'em in and stack 'em high. The dorms are clean and comfortable enough, if a little damp and poorly ventilated. The communal facilities are a malaise of broken utensils and overcrowded rooms; there's nowhere near enough space in the kitchen or dining ares for the amount of guests squeezed into that hostel. Good location for Queenstown, but there are probably better places to stay nearby.
Dorm rooms on Koh Lanta are sometimes difficult to come by, so it's nice that there is a hostel as good as this one there. Rooms are clean and beds are comfortable. Free breakfast is basic but nice and its just a five minute walk from the beach. That said, it is really overpriced considering it was the most expensive hostel i stayed in in South East Asia, and the common room with TV and movies is great, but with the noisy road outside and no windows, you can't really hear the TV.
Superb hostel completely different from anything else I've been to in South East Asia- very rare to come across a place like this offering dorm room facilities. The hostels location between karst mountains and the bay is great, and is just a short walk/ bike ride from some deserted beaches. As for the place itself, its a great place to relax for a few days. The communal dinners are really good and Ollie is a great host. The beds and bathrooms are clean and comfortable.
Well presented hostel well located within walking distance of all the main attractions, including just a 5 minute walk from the centre of Little India. The beds are clean and comfortable and have curtains for privacy as well as personal lights and power outlets. The showers are good, there are two communal computers and strong wifi. The free breakfast is also nice (just eggs and toast, but its enough).
Fantastic hostel with a great homely feel you don't often get in South East Asia. The common area is great with a TV, kitchen and social area, and the dorm rooms are clean and comfortable. Just located round the corner from the metro station and a minutes walk from the main Chinatown markets.
Nice little hostel tucked into a side street a minute's walk away from Jonker Street. The dorm is a bit off-putting at first (no bunk beds makes it kinda feel like a hospital ward), but it makes it much more sociable and comfortable. Each bed has its own fan and power point. Bathrooms downstairs are very clean and the social area in reception is well stocked with books and a TV. Great value for money.
Clean, comfortable and cheap, so can't really ask for too much more. An easy walk to the main part of town and the night markets. A little annoying that there is no bathroom on the first floor for the dorm room and you have to go down to the basement every time.
I've never stayed in a hostel with so much potential that has, as yet at least, been completely ignored. As it is currently, the dorm beds and brand new and really comfortable. There is a bit of noise from the street which could be improved with AC in the rooms. The bathrooms need improving but function perfectly fine, and the bar/communal area downstairs could be really great with some improvement! Excellent location and prices.
Only about a ten minute walk out of town, but thats still a fair way in Pai. Dorms are clean and comfortable enough, and the staff are really friendly. There are probably equally adequate places to stay in the town centre for the same amount of money, but its not a bad place to stay.
Probably the best hostel in South East Asia, and certainly the best I've stayed in. Rooms are comfortable and quiet, with personal power outlets and lights, the common area is very sociable- easy to meet people. The whole place is spotlessly clean and the staff and knowledgeable and helpful. Location is walking distance to a good nightlife area, or a tuk tuk from Khaosan Road.
Don't be put off by the worlds worst pool table that sits out the front of this place, its gets a lot better inside. Dorm rooms are clean, comfortable and cool. The best part is the pool area, with pool bar and hammocks. Really chilled atmosphere and great for meeting people. The food is also really good and similarly priced to the prices in town. The main downtown area is a five minute walk away, too.
The bar and restaurant area is really great, with good food and a decent atmosphere, but behind that the dorms and rooms are fairly underwhelming. The near-continuous rain didn't help matters, mind, but the walls leaked, the floor leaked and the tap in the bathroom leaked, which left the room looking like an Amazonian adventure zone half the time, complete with murky steam. Bunk beds were interesting apparatus when intoxicated- ie not much fun. Great value for money though, and a good location.
Fairly quiet, low-key hostel down a nice little alleyway close the main backpacker area. Beds were comfortable if a bit lethal (as they were in need of replacing probably). The social area is OK, but the family that run it (who are nice and friendly) tend to take over which doesn't really make you want to hang out too much there.
The best hostel I've stayed in in Vietnam, despite being in the somewhat trashy Nha Trang. Staff are amazingly helpful and really go the extra mile for you. The rooms are cool, clean, comfortable and relatively small (just six people to a dorm). The rooftop breakfast is also great, and the place is just a short walk away from the main bars and the beach.
Probably the best place to stay in Hoi An, as it seems most travelers in the city stay there too. The place itself is a little out the way, but the walk into the old town is not too challenging and the beach is just a short cycle away. The dorms are clean, comfortable and quiet, while the pool/bar area is a great place to chill out during the day (the food here is also good and cheap). And, of course, the buffet breakfast is one of the best I've seen in a hostel.
Large, clean hostel with friendly staff that go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The dorms are spacious and comfortable and the free buffet breakfast in the morning is really good. The place lacks a little in atmosphere as there is no real common area, but its still a nice place to spend a night or two.
The hostel is clean, comfortable with very friendly staff who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The beds in the dorm room are good for a decent nights sleep and the free breakfast in the morning is also very nice. Good location amongst the maze that is Hanoi's old town.
Fairly woeful hostel helped massively by the fact that it's in a really good location. The staff seem disinterested at best, the beds are pretty uncomfortable and the bathrooms are some of the dirtiest I've seen in Chinese hostels. The common area could be good, but mostly was full of people online gaming and plugged into their laptops.
Great hostel located right in the heart of Yangshuo. The hostel is immaculately clean, and the dorm rooms are some of the most spacious I've seen in China. The common area is really nice, with a terrace looking out over the mountains, a restaurant inside out of the heat, and a TV area complete with Wii. The hostel also serves food which is really cheap in comparison to other restaurants in the area and decent quality as well. Really nice place.
Really nice hostel. The staff seemed to take the extra effort to learn guest's names, and would greet them by name as they came and went. The social area is nice and relaxed, with a bar inside and a terrace with seating outside. The Friday night BBQ party was also great, with some really good food. The rooms were clean, the AC worked well and the bathrooms (although a little basic) were decent too. The location is not great; close to the station, but quite a trek from the city centre.
NIce little hostel located in a very handy location in the touristy shopping area and just a short walk from the lake. The hostel offered a free socialising dinner in the restaurant next door with excellent food and a good chance to meet other travelers. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom is clean. The main lobby/ common area was home to some heavily uncomfortable benches though, which didn't really promote too much hanging out.
Really well located hostel just five minutes walk from The Bund and the main East Nanjing Road shopping area. The rooms were clean and comfortable (although the air con was a little temperamental), and the bathrooms were also clean and never too busy. The main bar/ social area was quite cosy with comfortable sofas and tables which was nice and it meant people actually hung out at the hostel.
Well located near to the main East Nanjing Road drag, which is where a lot of the shops/restaurants are. The hostel is clean, and the staff are really helpful with giving information, which was nice. The main common area was also really well laid out and comfortable, although the sign saying "no outside food or drinks" isn't exactly in the hosteling spirit.
Decent enough place to stay but the whole effort seems somewhat half-finished. The directions to the place just kind of stopped halfway through (taking you only to the general area, not to the hostel), while the hostel itself was a selection of corridors and rooms but little more. It may well become a nice place once it's finished though, as the common area had potential at least. Good location in the "old area" around the Confuscian temple was a plus.
Decent enough hostel in central location a short walk from the central bell tower and Muslim quarter. The rooms are clean (although mine didn't have a window so was a bit stuffy). The place is a massive labyrinth or corridors and rooms, though, and as such the atmosphere is not great, with the common area spread over four rooms. The vast majority of other guests were Chinese, so great place to practise your Mandarin if you so inclined.
It's more of a hotel than a hostel, which was disappointing. There is no real common area or kitchen, which makes it difficult to meet other travelers. The place itself is well located in an interesting area and a short walk (by Beijing standards) from some cool spots. The beds are comfortable and the facilities are clean. If you are a couple or in a group, its a great place to stay. If you are traveling alone, there are probably better options in Beijing.
Friendly hostel with excellent staff located not far from the main square. I didn't take a tour with them but I heard the tours offered are good. The only problem was the lack of bathrooms. Just one for about 20 people is hard work
A great hostel at the edge of the forest. The hostel is clean spacious and well equiped with kitchens and social rooms. It's a walk from the lakefront but the walk is worth it. Only lacking in curtains for the dorm room.
Perfectly nice place to stay. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are clean (although there are only two toilets, so not a lot). When I arrived Katija was extremely helpful and showed us where everything in Irkutsk was and how to get there. The hostel is very conveniently located for the station, but a bit of a mission from the city centre and the bus station/stops to get to Listyvanka.
Firstly, this isn't really a hostel at all; instead it's just a couple that want to make a bit of extra cash by whacking a pair of bunk beds in the living room and charging for it. It's basically couchsurfing but without any fun or conversation and having to pay for it. The staff don't seem to really want you there, and are generally unfriendly. The apartment is dirty and untidy, the bathroom messy and the bed linen smelly. I have never felt as awkward staying in a hostel as I did here.
One of the best equipped hostels I've ever stayed in. Everything you would ever need is at the hostel, from a bar/restaurant to a DVD room. Helpful staff eager to help you get the most from your stay, and the hostel itself is just a short walk from the lake.
Great location in Gion district, and just a short walk away from the city center. Easy to access many of the main tourist attractions via the local bus system.
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Great stay for such a cheap price. Decent location, a short walk from the beach, and the staff are helpful and plentiful. It isn't a hostel though, more of a hotel. If you are looking to meet people traveling, then this probably isn't the best place to stay.