Reviews: caitlinboylan908417

Location: USA, Gender: Female, Age: 25

Nikkorisou

Nikko, Japan
89%

Such a cozy hostel. Ticks all the boxes and in a good location. Hiro, who runs the place is extremely lovely and helpful. He keeps the fires going all evening so no matter how cold it is outside the common space is toasty warm! Just don't forget to bring waterproof shoes!!


100%

Our last day here was my friends birthday, I asked the staff if they had a candle I could use, they didn't. So, when they finished their shift (10pm) they went out and bought one so we could sing happy birthday at midnight! This is the same for everything here, warm, welcoming, comfortable and lovely. Highly recommend!!

  • 16th Jan 2016
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (32 reviews)


K's House Mt.Fuji

Mount Fuji, Japan
94%

Great location with views of Mt. Fuji and the lake just out the door. Excellent, helpful staff. Good, well supplied kitchen, nice, clean couch area and common space. Amazing Japanese heated table! Room and toilets were clean and functioning, simple, no complaints. Cheap bike rentals are a great bonus! Less than half the price of everywhere else in town!

  • 5th Jan 2016
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (32 reviews)


74%

Very clean rooms with ensuite toilet and shower. Big useable kitchen and nice bar space. Location is a bit out of the way, a very quiet area. When we asked for information at the information desk all she did was a Google search same as we could have done on our own, so we were mostly left to our own devices to figure out what to do in the city. Not bad but I'm sure there're better hostels in Tokyo!

  • 30th Dec 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (32 reviews)


Raizzy's Guesthouse

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
91%

Amazing staff. Basic, clean rooms, bathrooms and common space. Simple free breakfast. Good location close to china town and night markets. A bit confusing finding it at first from the train station.


Osaka GuestHouse KOMA

Osaka, Japan
29%

Do not book this hostel. I looked back at the reviews to figure out how this place had good ones and realized that all the positive reviews are in fact for an entirely DIFFERENT hostel. The staff are rude, I was told off for sitting in a common space with the lights on in the evening. The beds are rock hard, you may as well sleep on the floor. The kitchen didn't have a single cutting knife. There is actually a sign suggesting you go to an Onsen to bathe because there are only two showers.

  • 13th Oct 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (32 reviews)


71%

Nice owner, common spaces and room were fine but bathrooms were very dirty. Most people are long term and working so the place doesn't have lots of energy. Over all ok.

  • 5th Oct 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (32 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review and compliment. Bathrooms were not cleaned as normal then but this has been rectified. Also I have supplied some energy drinks for our existing tenants.

Saga Youth Hostel

Beijing, China
91%

Really nice rooms with privacy curtains and personal lights. Nice showers. Down a cute, quiet street. Easy walk to train. Helpful staff. Not great common space. There is a restaurant but since you just sit at your own table its not a good way to meet people.


Newland Hostel

Da Lat, Vietnam
94%

Mr. Peace makes this place. He's a great laugh. The atmosphere is amazing thanks to him and you'll meet everyone and probably eat and go out with them-easy friends. My ONLY complaint is that the address on hostelworld is different than the actual location and because I don't travel with any electronic device I didn't get their email warning me of this and had trouble finding the place at first (so in reality this won't be a problem for 99.9% of travels who do travel with wifi devices!!)


Little Hanoi Diamond

Hanoi, Vietnam
83%

Only stayed one night. Rooms are clean and breakfast is good. More like a hotel with dorm rooms than a true hostel, there is not really a common space. Location is decent, in old quarter mostly walkable to anywhere.


Sihome Backpackers Hostel

Vientiane, Laos
77%

Stayed one night. Everything was fine, decent breakfast. The city is just big and dirty so it's hard to have a great experience but I think that's more the fault of the city than the hostel.


Kounsavan Guest House

Luang Prabang, Laos
97%

Awesome hostel! Quiet location with a nice garden space. Good free breaky. Staff are so lovely and happy to help you with anything! The showers are amazing and the rooms are clean and spacious. Definitely recommended!


Six Degrees

Jakarta, Indonesia
71%

Cute common space which is nice to meet people in. There are renovations on some of the rooms which is good because ours was not great. The beds were VERY shaky and the room was absolutely sweltering. My friend also woke up with a number of mysterious bites. I had a very negative experience with one of the staff members who did not understand how hostelworld worked and did not know that I had already paid a deposit. Sadly she handled the situation very unprofessionally and was quite rude to me.

  • 3rd Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (32 reviews)


Green Kiwi Backpacker Hostel

Singapore, Singapore
80%

Good little hostel in Singapore. Amazing staff! The rooftop could use some love and it would really add character to the place, it'd be a lovely place to meet people as it is there not a lot of opportunity for that. Close to a good food spot and a ten minutes walk to two subway stops which are easy to use during the day and taxis are always available at night.

  • 26th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (32 reviews)


The Mad Monkey Siem Reap

Siem Reap, Cambodia
89%

Really nice hostel with a pool and rooftop bar. Good atmosphere and a short walk to pub street. Rented bikes to do Angkor wat and the bikes weren't the best. Also the staff weren't the best, one of them booked us on the wrong bus and the other wouldn't take a $5 note that looked too old. Just little things, all in all a good hostel.

  • 30th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (32 reviews)


The Mad Monkey

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
77%

Facilities were fine at this hostel location was a bit away from everything. The restaurant was very overpriced and the hostel staff tried to change my money for a horrendously low rate.

  • 27th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (32 reviews)


Louise 20

Dresden, Germany
77%

Short one night stay, no issues.


Bergen YMCA Hostel

Bergen, Norway
74%

The best thing about the hostel is its very central location. I also booked into a 32 bed dorm and had a 14 bed dorm which is nice, Unfortunately some other things were lacking. There are not a few toilets available for people in the dorm rooms and often you have to go hunting for an available one. The showers are the push button type and you can't control the temperature, so they never actually get hot. Some of the staff were extremely friendly while others were not so much...


Hlemmur Square

Reykjavik, Iceland
83%

This is one of the better hostels out there! It is still new and there is work to be done but someone is putting a lot of thought into the place and it shows! Free linens, a rarity in Iceland, plus free robe and towel! The beds are comfy, the duvets are fluffy, the rooms are spacious and the bathrooms clean. I know they are planning to work on the common space but that is the only thing that is lacking right now, so once it is done it'll be a great place! Excellent location too!


Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

Kilkenny, Ireland
97%

Great hostel right in downtown Kilkenny. Lovely building and great staff. The clientele are nearly all partiers so if you are looking for a decent nights sleep (i.e. not being woken up at 4 am by singing Irish girls) on a Saturday night, you probably won't get it here.


Four Courts Hostel

Dublin, Ireland
89%

This hostel is a few minutes walk from all the things you need to see in Dublin. The staff are friendly and security is very good. The common space is lacking though and while I was there it was being used mostly by students so they were staying long term and were not very interested in normal 'hostel socializing' so that was disappointing but otherwise a good Dublin hostel.


Oliver St. John Gogarty

Dublin, Ireland
77%

This hostel is more like a hotel. Rooms are clean.The worst part though is that with just one key for the entire room if someone is out late they have to bang on the door until they wake someone up!! Not fun when you're that person at 3 am being woken up!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Caitlyn, Thanks for your feedback. We're very much a hostel, but funny enough we are located in an old bank. This adds character we think :) As for the keys, we have 24h reception who are happy to help out should there be any issues with the keys. Thanks and hope to see you next time! Oliver St. John Gogarty Management

Barnacles Temple Bar House

Dublin, Ireland
97%

This is the third hostel I've stayed at in Dublin and by far the best. Great central location right in temple bar. Nice commone space and spacious clean ensuite rooms. Would definitely recommend!


Ahoy! Hostel Prague

Prague, Czech Republic
97%

Awesome little hostel with a great atmosphere. Some people had to que for showers in the morning which was a hassle but otherwise the hostel was superb!

  • 6th Oct 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (32 reviews)


JUFA Salzburg City

Salzburg, Austria
60%

This was the most bizarre hostel experience I have had. I got booked into a dorm that didn't have assigned beds so I put my stuff on a bed to claim it. Later that evening when I went to go to sleep there was someone not only in the bed I had put my stuff on but in every other bed as well. I got moved into another room but without any apology or explanation and was also told I may have to check out and move rooms again in the morning. Not cool. Otherwise there is little character to the hostel.

  • 2nd Oct 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (32 reviews)


Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

Vienna, Austria
86%

Very clean hostel. Free lockers are great. Bar area and general common space is really nice with a great vibe during happy hour and on every evening. Nice outdoor courtyard. Good location only about 15 minute walk to most places you'd want to see. There are only a limited number of showers and toilets but generally you didn't have to wait more then a few minutes to get in.

  • 30th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (32 reviews)


Isaacs Hostel

Dublin, Ireland
60%

The staff were great and common space was 24 hours which were the only two good things. There were no lockers in the room. Only expensive ones in the basement. The kitchen had only four hobs that worked which meant a long line to cook at dinner time. The showers are push faucets which turn off after about 30 seconds and there are only three per floor and they all drain into one shower, so you will have dirty water running over your feet. The hostel was hot and smelly in the rooms.


Way Hostel

Madrid, Spain
97%

Great hostel. Nice kitchen and common areas. Quiet and not too big. In a good area. Free lockers. Clean, private bathrooms. Great staff. Definitely would stay here again!


89%

The hostel is in a great area and very clean and in a nice building. Great value for cheap rooms. Lots of bathroom and showering facilities, never any lines. Free lockers but you need your own lock. There is a lovely rooftop and pool which is great to hang out in, unfortunately that closes at midnight, even on weekends, strange for a 'party hostel.' A huge drawback for me was that there was no age limit. This meant that there were families with young children and elderly folks!


Sleepzone

Galway, Ireland
100%

Absolutely no complaints. Good hostel with al the basics in a fairly central location, easy walk to all of downtown Galway.


Rainbow Hostel Dingle

Dingle, Ireland
90%

This was my second stay at the Rainbow Hostel and everything was again great! The staff is excellent always keeping the place very clean! There is a full kitchen that is accessible for guests use. The rooms are big and perhaps a little chilly in the winter but nothing the big duvets provided can't fix! The hostel is on the outskirts of town and a bit of a walk into town but totally manageable and a gorgeous walk anyways. Great hostel all together!