Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Canada, Gender: Male, Age: 28

Doug's Mountain Getaway

Innsbruck, Austria

Truly an awesome place. As other commenters have said, this place is set up like a house, so you really get to know the other guests/staff. There's tons to do, both in the hostel as well as in the area. Very relaxing, very fun. I can't say enough good things about this hostel and Doug. Stay here!

HotelHotel Hostel

Seattle, USA

Good hostel if you're looking for somewhere to crash that's clean, in a great location (in Fremont, cool hip neighborhood), with a good breaky and facilities. Only thing keeping me from going with a higher rating here is the social aspect. It would be great if there was a more social atmosphere (Eg: organized outings or something). When I was there, a bunch of people were there for a conference so it seemed like there was nobody around the hostel

PLUS Camping Michelangelo

Florence, Italy

This camping site doesn't have a pool (like the others), but is really close to the center -- very short walk down the hill. The staff were nice, even drove me and my bag to my tent which was a nice touch. This PLUS has an outdoor club nearby, which is nice if you're down to party, but not so nice if you're down to sleep ;)

Cinque Terre Holidays

Cinque Terre, Italy

This place is set up more like a room to rent in an apartment than a "hostel" per se. The staff guy didn't look to happy about his job..pretty much just showed me the room I was staying in then left. The room I was in was PACKED full of beds..barely any space. If you're looking for a place to crash and not much else, this place is fine, but I wouldn't recommend it. Sort of up to you to make your own fun.

PLUS Camping Jolly

Venice, Italy

the good: EXCELLENT breakfast, a market to buy stuff cheap, pool, great place to be if the weather is warm since you're outside all the time the bad: night security staff are pricks, the tents get VERY hot in the morning once the sun is up (cabins have AC), a little far from Venice (but you can take a bus in), front reception is always VERY slow. Keep in mind this place is not "only" a hostel per se, but a public campground also. You get a bunch of families there too (or really young kids).

Yes! Lisbon Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal

Couple great things about this hostel: free breakfast with eggs/sausages, excellent showers, AC in the rooms, VERY spacious rooms, plug ins everywhere, free shots at the bar, walking tours and pub crawls, wifi is EVERYWHERE (rooms, lobby, etc), AMAZING dinners!!!!. This is a really great place to stay in Lisbon. The many awards they've won are much deserved. Way to go guys!

Shangri-Lagos Hostel

Lagos, Portugal

Super chill place - love the terrace with the couches/lounge space, the staff are great...this is an amazing hostel. Shower/bathrooms are a little small, but if you're not super picky about that kind of stuff, this hostel is great!

Greg & Tom Hostel

Krakow, Poland

Ok, this hostel is pretty great. They have an awesome breakfast every morning, and DELICIOUS dinner every night. Try to make it for polish sausage day..the best IMO. Dinner and breakfast together get everyone socializing, then after that the staff take you out! They even made me some sandwiches at 3am for my 6am flight!

Carpe Noctem Vitae

Budapest, Hungary

This is quite simply an amazing hostel!! Great social atmosphere, amazing staff that take you out every night (I actually had a pretty hard time trying to figure out who was staff and who were the guests for a couple days, they were that tight with the guests). If you don't stay here in Budapest, you're a moron. Also, if you can, try to make it for the Friday night booze cruise - it was incredible. Suggestion for the staff - list on Hostelworld the weekly events! They were amazing! - Ryan ;)

Circus Hostel

Berlin, Germany

For a large hostel, this one is excellent - there are events at the bar every night (including a free keg one night!), good lounge area, the breakfast is excellent, excellent showers, and there's lots of restaurants/bars in the area. The only thing is (and I'm not sure if all rooms are like this), but I was on the corner of the building close to a pretty main intersection, and the tram is really loud going around the corner every morning!). Still, I would definitely recommend this hostel!


Big hostel with a bar downstairs, beer happy hour, close-ish to the train station and downtown. What would be GREAT though is plugs for all of the beds, somewhere to hang a towel/clothes in the shower, and some social events to get people chatting. Other than that, this was a good place to stay


Very cool hostel right in the heart of the old city (medina). Comfortable beds (comparable to ones in europe, better than other hostels I stayed at in Morocco), good cheap breakfast, amazing staff, really neat terrace and hammocks you can chill in -- this place is really sweet. I'll be back! Some thoughts: the the signs directing you to the hostel probably need to be repainted -- the paint is wearing off and unless you recognize the 'hostelworld' logo/colors, its tough to spot. Cheers, Ryan ;)

Rainbow Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

Had great time here, amazing staff, very close to the action, sweet terrace. The onky downside is lack of wifi

Balmers Herberge

Interlaken, Switzerland

The good -- club downstairs, great location, lots of fun The bad - showers suck, security isn't great (anyone could walk in to the hostel), recommendation -- stay at Backpacker's Villa, and go out to the Metro Bar at night . The 80-something percent rating is there for a reason. Again..stay at Backpacker's Villa...(be sure to get on the guest list if you're not staying here though, as it can get busy, especially if there's a bus trip up from Italy or something, which there sometimes is)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Ryan Thank you for your comment and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay in the club and had lots of fun at Balmer's. We appologise if you felt unsafe and we will do our best to improve the security. We do have a 24h reception therefore people can go in and out whenever they like. We have over the weekends 3 bouncers who are in charge to keep the place safe and we haven't had any problems so far. The rooms are only accessible by electronic key cards so only hostel guest's can enter them. We still hope to welcoming you another time at Balmer's! :-)

Sant Jordi Arago Hostel

Barcelona, Spain

This was a great hostel - well equipped kitchen, the staff take you out every night (literally a free pubcrawl every day!), nice living area with a big TV and tons of movies, good showers... I could go on. I'd definitely recommend this hostel.

The Yellow

Rome, Italy

The good -- awesome value for money, super helpful staff (esp. the cute Spanish girl at the front know who you are ;) ), the bar at the hostel is a great place to meet people the bad -- their internet provider changed recently, and I couldn't get my laptop (running Internet Explorer) to connect..apparently Google Chrome works well though, so if you're going, be sure to install google chrome before you go (internet worked great on my phone, but IE was being silly). -Ryan from Canada

Bahaus Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey

Wikedly comfortable beds, wifi throughout, free coffee and tea, a bar/lounge area upstairs to socialize...this is a great hostel! There isn't a kitchen to cook food in, but this really isn't a problem budget-wise, since you can find cheap food around. The only thing that would be nice is if you could bring snacks or drinks in :(

Sir Toby's Hostel

Prague, Czech Republic

Very fun hostel -- the communal area really creates an atmosphere where people are encouraged to socialize. I had a great time here. The hostel is a bit removed from the downtown area, but there are a couple of tram lines that can take you right into the old town centre very quickly, and the hostel is only a few blocks from Club Mecca and Cross Club. Also...this hostel has probably the best breakfast you'll ever have at a hostel -- it's AMAZING - omlettes, pancakes, granola, yogurt, fruit etc.

St Christopher's Village

London, England

This place is in a great location! Very close to London Bridge station and very walkable to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. If you like walking you can also go to London Eye, Parliament etc, but all of these are a short subway ride away. This hostel is a little bigger than others I was used to, so is (and needs to be) a little less intimate. The common rooms are a great place to meet people, but there's also more of them. Also, breakfast really sucks.


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Excellent hostel! After checking in, the staff gave me tons of recommendations for where to go and what to see, the best ways to get around etc. The communal lounge room made it easy to get to know people to hang out with. We did most of our fun stuff outside the hostel (eg: would have been great if the hostel organized more events), but overall this is a great place. If you're looking for party central, this isn't it, but there's lots of people willing to have a great time.