Reviews: JeffCaron

Location: Canada, Gender: Male, Age: 28
86%

Jared is the man! Hostel is well located, clean and secure, but Hilo isn't a big town. We stayed there for 2 nights (Mauna Kea, Akaka Falls, Volcano National Park) before going to the west side of the island. Staff (Jared) was very helpful and present. Gave us good recommendations and even recorded Game of Thrones finale for us! Atmosphere in the lobby was good. Don't expect a big kitchen there though, only portable stove tops. Overall, a great place to stay if you're on the east coast.

  • 3rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (9 reviews)


74%

Good place to stay on a budget. Area is secure, need to pass a gate to get to the hostel. Well located, 5min walk to everything: grocery, restaurants, beach. Staff is helpful. The open air area with the hammocks is great and the breeze is most welcome at night. The downside is that there are some bugs, and even found a cockroach at our doorstep (one during our 4 days there), but at least the room itself was fine. Overall, I recommend it, good place for the money and you can borrow things.


Arenal Backpackers Resort

La Fortuna, Costa Rica
91%

Good place. The staff was helpful. We stayed in the tent and it was cool. Rather humid during the night, but still a good place to stay. The pool area is excellent. The atmosphere was good and it's rather near from the town center (5min)

  • 16th Jan 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (9 reviews)


Camino Verde Hostel and B&B

Monteverde, Costa Rica
94%

José, José, José! That man is awesome. Really. The hostel was excellent as well. We were staying in the B&B side of the hostel (private room) and it was great, clean and relax. Good breakfast. The atmosphere in the lobby was chill.

  • 14th Jan 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (9 reviews)


Funky Monkey Lodge

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
77%

Chill place. A bit far from the center of the town, but at least it was calm. The atmosphere was rather relax. The place was very clean and the beds were done everyday. The pool was clean and refreshing. A safe was provided in our room. The staff was somewhat helpful and the InHouse restaurant was good. There wasn't any Yoga session though.

  • 10th Jan 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (9 reviews)


Hostel Vista Serena

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
97%

Vista Serena was amazing. It's far from the beach, but there is a lot of buses for only 75¢. The view and the sunset alone are worth the price and stay. The staff was really helpful. They helped us book transportation and activities. The atmosphere was great and our 4 beds dorm was correct. As for the security, the staff provides a safe. I definitely recommend this place.

  • 7th Jan 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (9 reviews)


HI Las Vegas Tod Hostel

Las Vegas, USA
67%

Not so far from the strip, so it's still relatively safe to walk at night. The staff was excellent. The breakfast is excellent. The dorm are cleaned everyday. As for the fun factor... well, this is Vegas, go out on the strip and have fun. But, there is a common room, where you can watch TV and hang around.

  • 25th Aug 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (9 reviews)


87%

Great place to party. Great place to meet people. Many organized tours. Definitely loved the limo tour on friday night, before going out at the Boulevard3 bar. Considering that everything is far in L.A., it took about 1 hour to go anywhere. But, there are a lot of buses and shuttle from the hostel, so it's still ok. The location in itself is relatively safe. The dorm were ok, a thicker matress would have been appreciated.

  • 17th Aug 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (9 reviews)


Amsterdam Hostel

San Francisco, USA
77%

Atmosphere/fun is so-so, there was a couple of people chatting on the Terrace, but no party there. If you want a smooth place, it's perfect. Security is perfect. Not anyone is allowed in the hostel: you must have your magnetic card to enter the hostel and the dorm. Plus, you have a big locker in your dorm. Location is great. You can almost walk to everywhere within 15 minutes. The place was clean. Pancakes were OK. Wifi wasn't working in our dorm though.

  • 14th Aug 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (9 reviews)