Broken window in #205 means people can see in when you have a shower unless you rig up a curtain with your towel. No water in shower - you have to ask someone to turn it on. Fan in room only works if the light is on - so stupid. Half the lights in the place are out so this hostel is generally dark. There seemed to be a lack of pillowcases (and some pillows). The curtain in # 205 is so thin it did nothing to shield the morning sun. Major lack of powerpoints. Very noisy. I wouldn't stay here again
A nice hostel with access to the sister hostel for a pool if you want it. Comfy beds, good clean kitchen, lockers in room, good showers. Staff were nice. Welcome drink is good. I would stay here again.
I've stayed in 3 hostels in San Jose and this was by far the best one. Clean. No trains or other noise. Hot water. Breakfast is included. If I have to go back to San Jose again I will stay here.
I was in a girls dorm with a connecting girls bathroom however the staff told some guys they could also use it (via another door) even though there is no privacy in the showers (only curtains, no doors). I though this was bad since there are plenty of other bathrooms. The curtains in our room were too small for the window, so it was very light. The train horn is SO annoying. Not a fault of the hostel, but it really does get to you. Apart from these things, it was fine.
This is a good hostel (although I think their other hostel in Cancun is better). The location is great. The only thing I didn't like was that most of the rooms face an atrium which means they can be a bit dark and noisy at times. That said quiet time does seem to be respected so after about 11pm so you can't hear tvs or anything. Breakfast was better than most of the hostels in Mexico. (i.e. more that just sugar coated cereal and white bread) so that was nice. I'd stay here again.
The water did not work in the dorm bathroom at the back any of the mornings I was there. No flush, no showers. Every morning guy had to go do something out the back to get the water to come on again. Additionally there was no hot water the whole time which didn't matter too much cos it's hot, except that they advertise it's available 24/7. Water issues aside, the hostel was actually quite nice and the beds were comfy. Location is good between the bus station and the beach.
The good: location, comfy beds, free towels. One guy who works there (could be the manager/ owner) is helpful. The bad: lack of bathrooms, hot water seemed to run out a lot, breakfast was not great. I definitely got "yesterday's bread" one morning. Additional comments: There is a cafe onsite that never seems to be open so you can use the kitchen to make your own meals. If you don't want noise, don't stay in the front room which is open to the entrance. You will hear everyone coming in/ out.
There are about 5 resident dogs and 2 resident cats in this hostel. While they are fine most of the time, 1 of the dogs and 1 of the cats are continually in the kitchen & the cat is always climbing on the table meowing trying to eat your food. It's really annoying. You can't close the kitchen door either unless you barricade it shut from the inside with a chair so they will come in. Apart from this & a lack of power points in the rooms the hostel was pretty good.
Despite a very unfortunate incident occurring in the large dorm, the staff were extremely helpful in getting it sorted which I appreciated a lot. I think this hostel would be better if a female only room was provided so you can avoid drunk dickheads if you choose. Apart from that the hostel was clean and nice and the beds are big and comfy. Air con was really cold so keep this in mind if you aren't a fan. I liked the free activities, this was a nice touch.
Free yoga, salsa lessons and cooking classes are awesome. Comfy beds and not noisy despite a lot of beds in the girl's dorm. Good number of bathroom facilities. Location near the city centre is great. Breakfast is self serve fruit, cereal and bread. The pool is huge and really nice. Really good information is provided on things to do. I booked for 1 night and stayed for 5 since it's a nice hostel and there's so much to see around Merida. I'd stay here again.
Good clean hostel. I like that the dorms have nooks where the beds are so you don't feel like there's 10 beds in there. Each bed has an individual light and powerpoint in locker which is nice. Quiet in dorms (no noise from rooftop bar) which is good for sleeping. Breakfast is a buffet and has a good selection of fresh fruit, bread, cereals etc. Hot tub is nice since no hostels in Cancun seem to have a pool. Easy walk to ADO bus. Easy to get local bus to hotel zone/beach, etc. Good atmosphere.
I liked this hostel. The staff were helpful with organising trips to the Grand Canyon etc. There are activities organised every night. Rooms were ok although we had a constant battle with the person right next to the air conditioner. This could be better placed. Atmosphere is good. Facilities good. I didn't hate the location since it's walking distance (over some freeway barriers) to an awesome vegan restaurant. Bus to downtown is quick. Going up the strip is less quick. I'd stay here again.
I only stayed here one night since I was flying out of FFL early in the morning. The room was clean and bed comfortable and wifi worked everywhere. Awesome beach location. Helpful staff. I have no complaints and would stay here again.
The good: free transport to/from the airport, awesome pool, awesome location, comfy beds, very clean, good showers. The bad: it's really noisy given the rooms are huge (get a bed at the back if you want less noise and bring earplugs), the toilet stalls seem overly small, showers have limited privacy, you can't hang anything anywhere near your bed which is really annoying cos there isn't any hanging space for wet towels. Overall though, it's a nice hostel with a good atmosphere.
I didn't really like this place. The rooms had no windows. The air con was freezing at night. You have to pay to store your bag. It's very expensive for a hostel (but there's no competition in Belem so they can charge what they want). Someone stole my food out of the fridge which is the only time this has happened to me. However, the cheap hotels in Belem were disgusting so you're better off staying here or finding a decent hotel. One girl spoke very good English and was very helpful.
This was a very nice hostel although no taxis can find it. A sign out the front might be helpful (assuming they find the street). Fabio is very friendly and helpful. The other staff are also good. The beds were comfortable and the WiFi signal was good throughout the hostel. The bathrooms are clean but all of toilet seats need to be reattached and some of the doors don't lock properly. This isn't a major problem but I would not expect this already from a new hostel.
This is a nice hostel but it needs a sign out the front since the rubbish taxi drivers in Cartegena cannot find it. Close to the beach, 2 supermarkets, and buses for the old town. Air-conditioned rooms are the highlight of this hostel. Combined with new, comfy beds this made sleeping really easy. I liked the people I met here too. A friendly hostel but not a party hostel.
This place offers good value for money in the historical part of Bogota. I've stayed here twice and the beds are comfortable and the WiFi is not bad. However, it gets really cold at night so ask for more blankets if you prone to being cold (like me!) The kitchen is not fully equipped so check it before you you head to the Exito to make sure they have the utensils you need. Also, both times I was here the kitchen sink looked like it had not been cleaned in days and was really gross.
I stayed 4 nights in this hostel. The location on the main square is really nice and it is a good hostel. Unfortunately the pool was too cold to swim in unless you are brave. The kitchen facilities are excellent and the staff are helpful. Wifi was not working downstairs during the time I stayed but upstairs was fine. One of the showers did not have hot water.
I really liked this hostel. It was relaxing (not a party hostel), had comfy beds, good showers, enough bathrooms and reliable WiFi. I liked the location. It felt very safe and is close to several excellent vegetarian/ vegan restaurants. I would definitely stay here again.
This place was ok. The wifi did not work in the building I was in (not the main one), which was annoying. The owner was quite helpful though. It was not overly busy when I was there, but I met a few nice people in the common garden/ hammock area. The location was only a five minute walk from the beach, so this was fine for me.
I stayed here for NYE so it was really expensive, but all hostels were. Location was great and staff organised really good tours from the hostel for us and were really helpful. On the negative side, the hostel was really loud from the bar. Our airconditioning didn't work so the room was quite hot. Also the bathrooms have frosted doors for the showers and toilets so you don't get 100% privacy and there is no where to change except in the shower itself. The male bathroom is separate.