Reviews: mad_hatter

Location: Germany, Gender: Male, Age: 34

Hostel Grand Place

Brussels, Belgium
57%

Hostel Grand Place comes along with a perfect location in Brussels Old Town, just a stonethrow away from all major sights, a handful of minutes to walk to the nearest train station Brussels Central. However, it does not offer a reception or any staff available for questions you might want to ask, help you might need, also in terms of security, nobody is there. You will need to check in at a different hostel, about 15-20 minutes walk,. It is not pleasant, especially with luggage...

  • 29th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


The Silk Road

Venice, Italy
100%

What a wonderful welcome - great, friendly staff that warmheartedly welcomes you, perfect location, right next to the boat stop, supermarket and pizzeria, 5-10 minutes by boat to Piazza San Marco, 10 minutes by boat from train/bus station, clean, spacious rooms, good breakfast and wi-fi. All thumbs up! :)

  • 4th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


The Cat's Pajamas Hostel

Berlin, Germany
100%

There's nothing else to say that this is the most wonderful, convenient, designish-chique, staff-superfriendly, home-feeling, clean, comfy hostel at a superb location in Berlin that I know of. It's been my fourth time at the cat's this year already, what else to say? It is especially convenient if you arrive by SXF airport/Schönefeld, there is even a direct bus or convenient subway connection to the heart of Kreuzkölln! :)

  • 11th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


Students & Travellers Inn

Athens, Greece
100%

Extraordinary location: you are in the center of it all, in Plaka, right next to dozens of restaurants and bars, 3, 4minutes by walk away from the parliament and access to all subway lines at Syntagma as well as a direct Bus X95 to the airport. The place is lovely, with a bar in the backyard, free computers to use, wi-fi, laundry service and even aircon in the rooms. There is also a travel agency and walking tours are offered. Most of all, I really enjoyed the very friendly and helpful staff!

  • 4th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


The Cat's Pajamas Hostel

Berlin, Germany
100%

Cat's pajamas in Berlin aka "the perfect hostel", incredibly helpful and committed staff, beautiful "design" rooms, dorms with bathroom and shower, very clean, wonderful comfy beds with personal power outlet, light, cozy mattresses, wi-fi, perfect location in Kreuzkölln, direct access to Schönefeld Airport and all of that at this brand new hostel is a steal - breakfast included of course! :-)

  • 3rd Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


Circus Hostel

Berlin, Germany
89%

Welcome to the circus, one out of three "circus" - besides circus apartments and the circus hotel, busy, stylish, trendy, colourful, including bar, karaoke, thousand things to do, hundreds of beds, superb location, a few steps away from subway, direct bus to the main train station and gazillions of shops, restaurants, eateries, bunk beds are rather basic, bathrooms rare, breakfast buffet (5 Euros) excellent, staff extremely helpful and customer oriented.

  • 29th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


The Cat's Pajamas Hostel

Berlin, Germany
100%

Perfect! 100% - a dream for backpackers, brand-new (opened end 2012), fantastic atmosphere, arty, cool, extremely friendly, helpful staff, gorgeous designer kitchen, good free breakfast, free wi-fi, designer glass showers and luxury bathroom inside the dormitories, best value for money, great location in Kreuzkölln, subway and bus station, Karstadt/restaurants/shopping nearby and the most comfy and luxurious bunk beds I ever slept in, both thumbs up! - my favorite hostel in Berlin!

  • 28th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


EastSeven Berlin Hostel

Berlin, Germany
91%

Excellent, helpful and friendly staff - be welcomed and fee like home, outstanding garden and kitchen, good location, few but extremely clean bathrooms, wi-fi does work in the rooms, strong and fast. Basic breakfast not included, rooms are spacious, bunk beds are rare (!) - even in the dorms!!!

  • 27th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


Dar Rabha

Fez, Morocco
83%

it's a beautiful place - at a great location with that kind of travellers you really want to become friends with. this place boasts a wonderful atmosphere, it seems really easy to find a travel buddy or just meet for dinner. there is wi-fi all over, it is working in all rooms, breakfast is included, some rooms are darker than others, shower and toilet has been put together, however, it is clean, beds are comfy and staff is friendly but I did miss lockers. check twice if a guide is worth it ...

  • 13th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments regarding our location, breakfast, staff etc. Re: lockers & security, we have a safe where guests can securely store valuables & we staff the hostel 24/7 so there is always someone on duty. In addition we have cameras operating in common areas to ensure our guests are safe at all times. We wish you safe onward travels

Hostel Marina

Cagliari, Italy
89%

Excellent, friendly, helpful staff, superb location in the centro/old town and a lot of things going on when I was there - movie night and football fundraising party with DJ, breakfast included, pillows could be exchanged anytime soon but facilities in general very good! thumbs up!

  • 3rd May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


Hostel Slotania

Amsterdam, Netherlands
34%

Horrible - this run-down, shady, unsafe hotel offers dorm beds (clean!, cheap, ok comfy) but does not represent a backpacker place. Staff is not helpful to say the least. For me it was hard to believe to meet 3 staff members at different times all bad mooded, "ask the bus driver" for the way to the centre (about a 20 minutes bus ride), "you must take a taxi to the airport, there's no public transportation in the morning (although night buses directly to AMS start at 5:29 am) is not acceptable.

  • 30th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


86%

Friendly and very helpful staff, excellent location just a few blocks away from the Bund and very accessible by Metro. Comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, free wi-fi, located on the 9 floor (elevator available). Thumbs up!

  • 7th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


71%

Well, it is an experience to stay at an authentic capsule hotel. The location is excellent, right outside asakusa station with an overview over sumida-river and the skytree from the 9th floor. The (male) bathing facility is very good. However, as a regular capsule hotel, the facility has been better days and seemed aged. There is a communcal area on the 2nd floor and wi-fi access. Do check your change when paying at the reception in cash! Recommendable for capsule experience, location and value!

  • 3rd Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


Guesthouse Caminoro

Osaka, Japan
86%

Caminoro hostel offers a stay in a "not touristy" area in Osaka, just a few stops from Umeda, only 1 stop from Shinkansen Shin-Osaka station. It is family run, staff is excellent and extremely helpful, try one of the Sake tastings with certified guides inside the hostel, it was a nice experience! Sometimes, dorm beds are not offered, it is worth it to ask if more beds are available. Thumbs up for Koji and his family run place! :)


Hostel Han

Pristina, Kosovo
100%

Welcome home again! Oh, how do I love this place. Become a friend and stay at this comfy hostel at a superb location with wonderful and extremely helpful staff! I especially love the newly installed curtains that give privacy for every dorm bed plus private lockers. The common area has been re-designed, is now more spacious and keeps on providing a chill out place for weathered travelers and locals as well. Han Hostel - always again! Hope to see you in spring/summer for a longer time! Cheers!

  • 15th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


Ganbara Hostel

Bilbao, Spain
71%

Friendly, helpful staff, good location within the old town of Bilbao, clean rooms and interior rather dark, lack of character, good and included breakfast, especially for cornflakes-lovers!

  • 6th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


The Cat's Pajamas Hostel

Berlin, Germany
97%

WOW - brandnew Cat's Pajama Hostel rewarded me with an outstanding stay, besides comfy beds, wonderful helpful staff, character, a large well-equipped kitchen, lockers, mandatory wi-fi in the rooms does this place also offer extremely clean shower and bathroom inside the dormitories. The equipment absolutely tops regular hostel standards, a superb place just a few blocks away from Hermannsplatz subway stop, easily to get there from Schönefeld Airport and a good location to discover Kreuz-Kölln.

  • 2nd Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Copenhagen, Denmark
94%

Pro: wonderful staff - always love to get back there, clean rooms, comfy beds, cool social evenings a la "horsemeat-lasagne"-dinner, superb location, got character! Con: Wi-fi only at the bar/reception available, not in the rooms, it is NOT right next to Norreport subway station, it is ca. 10/15 min walk!

  • 20th Feb 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Sascha Thanks for your comments! Kind regards and see u soon! Max

Three Little Pigs Hostel

Berlin, Germany
80%

Top: great value for money, very helpful, very obliging staff, extremely clean and well kept, internet/wifi sometimes works in the rooms as well, cozy mattresses, just a few blocks away from Potsdamer Platz Flop: it is a big place, several floors, elevator seems never to work, former convent, nothing much to add to the character, except for the main entrance hall, there is simply no backpacker feeling coming up ...

  • 15th Feb 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


89%

thank you very much, Courtney - great staff! comfy beds, superb location! I had a short but wonderful time with fellow travellers, it takes about 30-60 minutes to get there from SFO (using Bart). Please note that it might not be possible to check-in after midnight.

  • 31st Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


U Hostels

Madrid, Spain
89%

great, very friendly and helpful staff, excellent rooms - and beds, you ll love the mattresses! haven't seen a "cleaner" hostel yet. superb facilities, i.e. kitchen/cinema etc. breakfast is free - well kind of, for two slices of toast with jam and butter plus one glass of milk/coffee/tea, one euro gets you further, for three euros more you ll even get sausage and cheese.

  • 30th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


Mazz Homestay

Negombo, Sri Lanka
80%

Staff was extremely helpful to help me planning my trip around Sri Lanka! Thank you so much! The location is excellent, just a few steps from the bus station, Wifi is available.

  • 24th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


Global Village

Belfast, Northern Ireland
86%

What a beautiful place, xcellent location, very helpful staff!

  • 21st Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


Shanti-Hostel

Skopje, Macedonia
69%

Nice place with friendly people, just a few metres away from the bus and train station - BUT EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND! It took me ages to get there, the description is lacking, signs are not everywhere, taxi drivers don't know the way even if you know the street address... breakfast included.

  • 1st Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


Hostel Han

Pristina, Kosovo
94%

Welcome home! What a wonderful place, perfect location right across Swiss Diamond Hotel, very clean apartment-slyle hostel, brand new, extremely comfy bunk beds (!) and most of all: wonderful, warm-hearted people. From the first moment on, you feel like a friend visiting another friend, making and meeting other friends. It is a great place with truly wonderful and remarkable people. Staff is extremely helpful and great to hang out with. There is a kitchen, cable TV and free wi-fi.

  • 30th Nov 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


Rio Guesthouse

St Lawrence Gap, Barbados
89%

What a friendly place, rare to find a true travelers/backpackers place in Barbados,however this is it! I had a wonderful time there, there is a well-equipped kitchen, staff is very friendly and caring, loved hanging out at the terrace, just a few steps away from St. Lawrence nightlife, a bunch of restaurants, clean Dover Beach and 10 minutes by bus to Oistins fish market.

  • 22nd Nov 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)


Chillton 2

Belgrade, Serbia
90%

Staff is excellent - very motivated, customer-oriented, helpful - simply great!

  • 18th Nov 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (27 reviews)