As always St. Christopher's is a good hostel mainstay. They have the best beds of any dorm--love the privacy curtains, and individual reading lamps and outlets with each bed. Also I love that their lockers are big enough for a full back pack/ suitcase. Loved the vibe of the Barcelona hostel--really cool artwork and outdoor space that fit in well with Barcelona's atmosphere. Great location at the top of the Las Ramblas and literally across the plaza from the buses to the airport.
Great stay at Granada Inn! Friend and I rented a private suite and the amenities and room were on par with a nice budget hotel. The open courtyard layout was great for hanging out and getting to know the other guests, and the hostel runs some great walking tours and activities. Location is only about a 10 min walk from the Central Granada and near a lot of restaurants and bars. Wish we had been able to stay longer!
The Mad House is amazing!! There's no place better to stay in Prague. Rooms are colorful, comfy, and the whole hostel is inviting and a great place to hang out. Staff organize events every single night, and you can join in the family dinners if you don't want to venture out into Prague for a meal or need to save some cash. Be prepared to make friends with the entire hostel as it's a small guest group each night and almost everyone hangs out in the kitchen playing beer pong before heading out.
Abraham hostel is a great place to stay during a visit to Jerusalem. In the center of the newer part of the city along the Light Rail so it's extremely easy to access almost any part of Jerusalem from Old City to the Mahane Yehuda market which is a must go. Also easy walking distance to Old City and area feels safe and has good restaurants and bars. Rooms are clean and have individual reading lights and lockers. They have great tours as well-I did the Masada Sunrise tour which was amazing.
Great place to stay in Montreal! Rooms were cleaned daily, and the mini fridges in the room were a really nice touch. The bar downstairs had good free breakfast and fun events each night. Location was right in the heart of Montreal, very close to good restaurants, bars, and Old Montreal. Easy to get to and from the airport as well. Staff were friendly and full of advice and suggestions. Definitely would stay again.
Lovely stay at the Walrus Hostel. Stayed in 18 bed dorm, and everything was cozy and clean-if a bit worn. Bathrooms and showers were clean, and it was nice to have a room with two sinks and two showers in the dorm itself. Staff were friendly and had lots of advice and suggestions--also they had free towels, earplugs, and locks for the lockers. Great location, close to Waterloo, underground, and downtown London. Bit noisy outside at night, but nothing earplugs couldn't fix. Would stay again.
Bath YMCA was a really good value for the money. Dorms were clean and quiet, and the location was right in the heart of Bath. Staff were helpful and nice. Only complaint would be that it would be nice to have wifi throughout the hostel, instead of just the common area; however, the common areas are large and comfy enough that going down there for internet access isn't too big of a deal. Overall, great stay, would recommend.
Great location in Oxford! Only took about 5 minutes to get to the heart of the town and less than 5 min to get to the train station. Staff were friendly and genuinely seemed to enjoy interacting with guests. A lot of fun activities for guests-such as a Wednesday night pub crawl-and suggestions for what to do with you stay no matter the weather. Dorm rooms were cozy and comfortable, with good size storage lockers and plenty of outlets. Also there is an outdoor covered terrace which was lovely.
Great stay! Hostel is in a great location in Jordaan, only about 5-10 minutes walking from the center of Amsterdam. Staff are friendly and helpful, and the wifi reaches throughout the hostel. Complimentary breakfast is one of the best values I had seen on my trip--real hot food like eggs and toast instead of just cereal and tea. Staff does dinner every night that guests can join in for only 5 euro. Overall comfortable and quiet, would definitely stay again.
St. Christopher's Paris is excellent. The facilities are top notch--all the beds in the dorms have individual outlets, curtains, and reading lights, and the security lockers are huge and can easily fit all of your luggage. Staff are friendly and super helpful. The bar and restaurant downstairs provide a great place to hang out and meet fellow travelers-plus there is an excellent happy hour.