Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Germany, Gender: Male, Age: 32

Urban Central

Melbourne, Australia

Probably best hostel in Melbourne. Large rooms, lockers, very clean. Kitchen area could be bigger, though, and the colour scheme makes it feel a bit cold. Staff is very friendly and there are a lot of activities going on.

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Thank you for your review, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.

Habitat HQ

Melbourne, Australia

A typical Australian hostel with all its ups and downs: lots of young British/Irish/French/German backpackers, rooms are a mess (good luck reaching your bunk bed alive), no one is doing their dishes, lots of drinking. Staff is mostly friendly but a bit overstrained. It's a shame because the hostel could be great (very modern kitchen and bathrooms). Could be much worse, but definitely does not deserve the merits it's been receiving. Probably still slightly above average for Australian standards.

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Hey Andreas, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review of your stay, we appreciate your feedback. Glad to hear you found the staff friendly, during your stay we were at full capacity with the Liverpool game on in Melbourne & the staff were quite busy. Sorry to hear you found the rooms a mess, we do encourage our guests to be mindful of their room mates but when sharing with 8 people there can be a lot of luggage. We hope your enjoy the rest of your travels, Jess & the Habitat HQ Crew

Travellers Oasis

Cairns, Australia

Great hostel. Great place to relax from your adventure. The girl working at the reception (Helen) is lovely! Large rooms, no bunk beds - everyone has his own single bed and his own safe under bed. Only thing that could be improved are the reception hours! :-)

Tropic Days Backpackers

Cairns, Australia

A bit further away from the city center than other hostels but they offer a free shuttle service that runs quite often. Great atmosphere, very clean, large rooms with single beds only (no bunk beds!).

Eva's Backpackers

Sydney, Australia

Small hostel in Sydney, very clean, ensuite bathrooms. The absolute highlight is the rooftop terrace. However, the policy of keeping your passport until the next morning if you are arriving late is questionable. Also, the TV area could be at a better place within the hostel. Otherwise it's a hostel I can definitely recommend staying in. One of the best hostels I've stayed in in Australia.

Coolibah Lodge

Perth, Australia

Probably the best hostel in Perth. Good value for money. Super friendly staff. Lockers would be a good addition to the rooms.


It's a good hostel and the owner really cares. Kitchen facilities need some better equipment but otherwise it's a great place to stay.

Pineapple Park Kona

Kailua-Kona, USA

Staff was - in general - very friendly. However, I booked a 6 bed dorm and ended up in a 12 bed dorm for same price. Security is not existent. Hostel is directly at the highway, door to dorm (which was the only door and the front door at the same time) was always unlocked, no lockers. So everyone could just stop by and take whatever he or she likes and then drive on. Also check-out was 10 am, but staff already came in before 8 am and checked on everyone.


They just opened a few weeks ago and they are still working on the inner courtyard but it was already a really nice place to stay and it was the best staff ever! Friendly, always smiling, good tips on what to do in Quebec City... I will recommend it!

Halifax Backpackers

Halifax, Canada

Mice in the kitchen, showers broken and information concerning what's going on in Halifax out of date. A little bit far off from downtown. However, staff was friendly and forthcoming. You could see and feel that they were trying to make this an awesome place to stay. But kitchen and washroom facilities should be their top-priority right now.

Reykjavik City Hostel

Reykjavik, Iceland

Hostel is a 30 min walk from the city centre, so that's quite far. The largest swimming pool of Reykjavik is just next to the hostel, which is a plus. The surroundings are very nice. Staff is very friendly (+++) but sometimes very slow. Especially during breakfast time, you always have to ask: "Excuse me, do have some more tea/coffee/toast/milk/butter/knifes/plates...?" For the reception, you sometimes also have to wait quite long until someones comes out of the office.

Jacobs Inn

Dublin, Ireland

the public space is to small for all the guests, especially during breakfast times