Reviews: Anonymous

Street Garden Hostel

Vina del Mar, Chile
80%

This is a nice hostel with comfy beds. I like the outside breakfast area (which was also good). The location is really nice, close to some good veggie restaurants and the beach. It's about 20 mins walk from the bus station.

  • 30th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Casa Pueblo Hostel

Mendoza, Argentina
80%

Nice hostel with comfortable beds and decent breakfast. Staff were helpful with tours.

  • 24th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much! Happy traveling!

La Lechuza Hostel Rosario

Rosario, Argentina
74%

This was a nice place to stay with comfortable beds. Water pressure in the shower was a bit bad though. Breakfast was ok. It would have been nice if they offered some non-dairy based spreads like jam at breakfast. If you don't eat dulce de leche and or butter then you were stuck with dry bread.

  • 21st Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Terrazas Estoril

Buenos Aires, Argentina
83%

Comfortable hostel with air conditioning that's not too cold. Good location near the metro station. Hostel is very secure. You can't get in or out unless someone opens the door for you.

  • 20th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


El Viajero - Hostel & Suites

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
77%

This place has air conditioning (not too cold) which is awesome in summer when it's like 37C. The room was comfortable but water leaked everywhere out of shower if you didn't position the curtain right, which was annoying. Location is good.

  • 19th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Destino26

Montevideo, Uruguay
74%

Good clean hostel. It's easy to get there by bus. Comfy beds and clean bathrooms. Location is in a lovely area close to the beach.

  • 17th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


GreenHouse Hostel

Florianopolis, Brazil
83%

Nice hostel with a pool. Beds were pretty comfortable. Staff are friendly and helpful and I enjoyed the free vegan pasta night!

  • 13th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Aotearoa Hostel

Itacare, Brazil
74%

This hostel is about 15mins walk from the city centre, which is not terrible and it's quiet at night (good for sleeping). However, some better directions from the bus station (including an accurate map) to avoid a taxi would be nice. I liked that this place has a pool and the guys running it are really nice and helpful. The bed was comfy and shower good. Can't complain.

  • 6th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Barra Guest Hostel

Salvador, Brazil
83%

This is a great hostel. The staff (especially Natasha) are excellent. Breakfast was excellent. A free caipirinha each night was great. I liked the people staying there. Barra is nice and feels safe walking around. WiFi is good. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • 1st Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you!! We are happy to know that you've enjoyed your moment with us :)

Kerana Hostel

Encarnacion, Paraguay
71%

Good location, comfy beds, good kitchen, good breakfast. WiFi was terrible when I stayed. It did not work in the room at all, and near reception it dropped out constantly. It didn't work more times than it worked. Very frustrating since you can not do any online transactions/ banking for fear it will drop out. This is really my only complaint though. Everything else was fine.

  • 28th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


El Nomada

Asuncion, Paraguay
80%

A nice hostel run by a nice couple. Close to the shops and city centre but on a quiet street. The pool is a life saver since Paraguay is so hot. Rooms are air conditioned at night, which is also good. Breakfast is good. Guest kitchen could use a few more utensils to check what is available before doing your shopping.

  • 26th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


7 Duendes

Salta, Argentina
77%

I liked this hostel, although the power point in the room I was in could be better placed so you could actually use the fan at night. Location is good. Staff are pretty helpful.

  • 22nd Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Traveler's Guesthouse

Sucre, Bolivia
43%

This hostel does not supply toilet paper in communal bathrooms. The WiFi worked less than half the time I was there and when it did it was super slow (this has clearly not been addressed from the reviews 6 months ago). Front door never seems to be locked. The bed in the single room is so old you sink into the middle from all directions, where it is very hard. The only good thing was being opposite a park so fairly quiet at night. However, I would stay somewhere else.

  • 14th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Hostel Siriri

Panama City, Panama
74%

This hostel is nice and everything is new (good beds, kitchen stuff etc). However, there are 3 bathrooms for at least 32 beds, which is not enough especially if everyone is taking a shower and you need the loo. The rooms are very cramped when full as no thought has been given to where backpacks go so there is no floor space anywhere. The pillows are way too high and uncomfortable. On the weekend I was there, the quiet time was not adhered to and the noise just carries up from the communal area.

  • 5th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Aldea Hostel San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica
66%

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

  • 22nd Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Allow me to apologize for the general uncomfortable experience you had with us. Aldea is built on a Victorian Mansion in the heart of Paseo Colon,and with its historic charm comes certain issues such as the malfunctions you described. These are but a few of the issues we are dealing with and are working our hardest to rectify them as soon as possible to provide comfort for our guests. We hope that you reconsider your last statement and allow us to make it up to you in the future. Safe travels

Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna

La Fortuna, Costa Rica
83%

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.

  • 17th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Gaudys Backpackers Hostel

San Jose, Costa Rica
74%

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.

  • 14th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Costa Rica Backpackers

San Jose, Costa Rica
69%

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.

  • 12th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, I am sorry for the trouble the bathroom situation may have caused you... We have talked to the receptionists because the bathrooms are separate in males and females, so things like those won't happen again. The train runs 3 times a day, the last one is at 10 p.m. They are changing the horn for lights and other systems (as should be) so this will be over soon. Thank you for your feedback, it help us to improve! Pura vida!

Hostel Cathedral

Mexico City, Mexico
89%

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.

  • 5th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)

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Thanks for your comments! We look forward to have you back!

Hotel and Youth Hostal Mayflower

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
77%

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.

  • 3rd Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


La Unidad Hostal

Oaxaca, Mexico
63%

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.

  • 29th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Rossco Backpackers Hostel

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
89%

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.

  • 25th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there,,, thanks for your review... about the dogs & cats we will put something in the kitchen in order to keep away they from the kitchen and add plugs in the dorms... thanks a lot for your comment that help us a lot..... have nice travels

The Yak

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
89%

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.

  • 14th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Nomadas

Merida, Mexico
83%

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.

  • 9th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


89%

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.

  • 14th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Hostel Cat

Las Vegas, USA
83%

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.

  • 9th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Hollywood Beach Hostel

Fort Lauderdale, USA
89%

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.

  • 8th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Posh South Beach

Miami, USA
94%

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.

  • 2nd Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


HI Amazônia

Belem, Brazil
63%

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.

  • 31st Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Ocara Hostel

Manaus, Brazil
91%

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.

  • 26th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Jamrock hostel

Cartagena, Colombia
80%

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.

  • 9th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Arlequino Hostel

Bogota, Colombia
74%

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.

  • 8th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Sam�S VIP Hostel San Gil

San Gil, Colombia
89%

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.

  • 30th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Thanks for choosing Sam´S VIP Hostel, we are glad you like the hostel and we will use this information to improve our hostel, with the pool will be hard to heat it up as the volume of water is to high, sorry about the internet but sometimes is out of our hands, the shower is already fixed , Thanks again and hope to see you back soon.

Buddha Hostel Medellin

Medellin, Colombia
91%

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.

  • 19th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


Posada del Caminante

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
69%

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.

  • 14th Feb 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)


HI Copa Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
86%

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.

  • 30th Dec 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (36 reviews)