Reviews: Anonymous

Globe Backpackers Exeter

Exeter, England
80%

I was just passing through and it met my needs - somewhere to sleep and clean. PROS: Excellent showers. CONS: Not the quietest of places with people crashing around late at night. HOT TIP: Take sometime to walk around the old part of Exeter near the Cathedral - Lovely.

  • 24th Nov 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


54%

If you can stomach the price & keep you expectations low, it'll do. PROs: Location. CONs: Staff weren't helpful, started with security guy who was too busy chatting up a girl to challenge us on entry; unhelpful reception girl, we had to go back to reception later once we found there were no sheets in the room & travel desk guy who couldn't be bothered to sort tickets for us cause he was going home soon. Also you pay for internet! HOT TIP: Go to Leicester Sqr for cheaper theatre tickets.

  • 15th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


83%

I love Miami Beach and if your looking for a quieter hostel this is the one for you. PROs: Location and not a party hostel, although there is the opportunity party if you want to. CONs: WIFI only available in the lobby. HOT TIP: No breakfast at Hostel, so try Jerry's Famous Deli one block down Collins Ave.

  • 10th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


AAE Universal Maingate

Orlando, USA
77%

Perfect location but I wouldn't want to stay long here. My room was musty and a little damp. PROs: Location for Universal is beyond perfect. 15 minutes walk to main gate! CONs: Huge hotel style complex so lacks any real charm. Bar some pool time I wouldn't have wanted to spend anytime during the day here. HOT TIPS: They will store your bags after you check out if you want to squeeze in another day in one of the parks!

  • 9th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


City Hostel Seattle

Seattle, USA
94%

This is a great place to stay in Seattle. PROs: Location. Its right in the middle of everything and you can walk nearly everywhere. CONs: This place was really busy when I was there. I had a change in itinerary (this is my own fault) and the hostel did find me room to stay (so plus points for them!) but I had to dot around a few rooms. So be sure of your booking and book as early as possible. HOT TIPS: Great kitchen facilities. Real easy to eat in and save some cash.

  • 7th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


100%

Didn't stay cause of an issue with my hire car. Nothing to do with the hostel.

  • 5th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


St. Clair Hotel and Hostel

Vancouver, Canada
91%

Lots of character in this place. Had a great stay. PROs: Good central location. CONs: WIFI was terrible and the staff weren't trained in its use. HOT TIP: Shared bathrooms so try and shower at odd times.

  • 4th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Parthenon Hostel

Chicago, USA
89%

Stayed for 4 nights and was well worth it. PROs: Location is as close as your going to get to Downtown for the price. CONs: WIFI gets a bit sketchy in the rooms. HOT TIP: Ask for a room on the lower floors. 3rd Floor is a long way up!

  • 29th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


49%

Wanted a place in central Chicago, but their map was incorrect and this motel is +25 miles outside Chicago Downtown. So after arriving at the (wrong) location as stated on HostelWorld, I had to book alternate accommodation at the last minute. They didn't answer my emails and were quite happy to charge me the no show fee. Disgusted with the customer service and the incorrect listing. I would never have booked here had I known.

  • 27th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Downtown Washington Hostel

Washington DC, USA
94%

Had a great stay for a couple of nights. PROs: Location only a 20 minute walk to Capitol Building and 10 minutes to Metro. CONs: Mattresses are super heat reflective, not even the aircon could keep me cool. HOT TIP: If travelling from Ronald Reagan Airport to the Hostel, catch the Metro, you save about $18 on a one way trip.

  • 25th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


86%

Amazing location and its party central! PROs: Location is 2 blocks from South Beach's Ocean Drive. CONs: There is little respect at night if your sleeping and no enforcement of quiet rules by hostel. HOT TIP: Bring plenty of cash for shopping and night clubs, its not cheap, but a lot of fun.

  • 17th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Reggae Hostel

Kingston, Jamaica
91%

The hostel has only been open a year, still the best hostel in the Caribbean. PROs: Location is great and the staff more than helpful. Its at a great price too. CONs: Internet can be slow, hardware needs to be reset a couple of times a day. Be prepared there isn't any aircon and it can get really hot at night. HOT TIP: Usually on Sunday evenings there's a free BBQ. The Jerk Chicken is a speciality! **Thanks Scotty, Zana & team for a great stay!**.

  • 5th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Coco Boutique Hotel

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
91%

A great quite venue, just far enough from the tourist attractions to make it a good retreat. Staff couldn't be more helpful, the food is great and the rooms clean and comfortable.

  • 26th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Inn La Galleria

St. John's, Antigua And Barbuda
57%

Budget accomodation in Antigua is limited. The La Inn Galleria suffers from being situated a long way out of St Johns and expensive for what it is. In his hay-day I would imagine this was quite a place to stay with great views over the bay, but now is a little run down. The staff are fantastic and very helpful. The breakfast and the internet is also good. You'll need to consider hiring a car to see anything though. Beaches are 10 minutes walk from the hotel.

  • 24th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Posada San Francisco

San Juan, Puerto Rico
100%

My second visit and for good reason. PROs: Fantastic location at the best price. CONs: Err... Maybe not always the easiest place to get chatting to people. HOT TIP: Go to the Tourist Information on Calle Marina (near Pier 3) for maps of Old San Juan.

  • 11th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Rincon Inn

Rincon, Puerto Rico
60%

The dorms are clean and comfortable but the common area is old and dirty. PROs: Location is good if your travelling to the West of the PR. CONs: Not a nice experience cooking here. Everything is old and dirty. HOT TIP: Don't waste too much time search for cheap accommodation away from HostelWorld, there isn't anything under about U$120 on the island.

  • 9th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Posada San Francisco

San Juan, Puerto Rico
94%

Perfect location and at the right price. Puerto Rico is sooo expensive for accommodation, so it was great to find Posada. The owners are very professional in their approach and run a tight ship. Their welcoming email is a little aggressive but look past it your going to have a great stay.

  • 2nd Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Condominium Parque

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
91%

Great location at the right price, but really didn't enjoy my stay, as the rooms were soooo hot. Make sure you check the weather and get a private with aircon if needed. PROs: Location and price. CONs: Lack of aircon in dorm rooms. HOT TIP: Don't stay too long in SD, there isn't very much to do.

  • 1st Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Condominium Parque

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
91%

Great location at the right price, but really didn't enjoy my stay, as the rooms were soooo hot. Make sure you check the weather and get a private with aircon if needed. PROs: Location and price. CONs: Lack of aircon in dorm rooms. HOT TIP: Make sure you have a torch, we had 3 power cuts whilst I stayed there. Not the hostels fault but a regular supply issue.

  • 29th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Condominium Parque

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
86%

A good budget accommodation, which is centrally located. Perfect fora few days in Zona Colonial. Would recommend aircon though. When I was there the humidity was so high I nearly couldn't sleep.

  • 28th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Coco Boutique Hotel

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
80%

Pros: - The hotel is only a few blocks from the main square in Zona Colonia. Makes for a great base to explore. - The restaurant serves a fantastic menu and worth an evening in finished with drinks on the roof terrace. Cons: - The place is super quiet so lacks any real atmosphere, - Our room, didn't have window in the bathroom so everything smelled of damp. Comments: - We got better rate booking through HostelWorld.

  • 24th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Tierraplana Cool Hostal

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
83%

Santo Domingo is not well served with hostels, so this is a good hostel but not a great hostel. Needs to improve its social image. Near impossible to socialize. PROs: TVs in the bedrooms. CONs: Bit shabby, doesn't live up to the promise of the photos. And only Spanish spoken by staff. HOT TIP: Taxi drives in th colonial zone will at least double their prices, so don't be afraid to haggle the price down. There's always another cab around the corner.


Casa Bellavista Hostel

Bogota, Colombia
91%

Location is right in the middle of the old town which is perfect. PROs: Location. CONs: If your room faces the street its noisy nearly all the time, no good if your a light sleeper like me. HOT TIP: Ask for extra blankets, gets real cold at night.

  • 13th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Casa Bellavista Hostel

Bogota, Colombia
94%

Lovely hostel, very new and nicely presented. Staff very helpful! Noisy at night and early in the morning if your in the private rooms at the front of the house as the alley out front is a major pedestrain walk way and there are a few bars too. This does mean though that it is well situated for everything in old Bogota.

  • 12th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Amber Hostel Cartagena

Cartagena, Colombia
91%

Arrived for 2 nights and stayed for a week. Great location, everything you need within a couple of blocks and if you fancy tourist heaven the old town is only 5 minutes walk. Perfect. No toilet seat in our room hence only good on facilities.

  • 7th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Amber Hostel Cartagena

Cartagena, Colombia
91%

Arrived and hostel was over booked and tyere was no room for us on our first night, hence the low score on 'atmosphere'. The landlady was very helpful though and toom us to her sisters hostel for the night, which was just around the corner.

  • 6th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


The Dreamer Hostel

Santa Marta, Colombia
97%

Great place. Fills in the gaps where Santa Marta can't meet the pace. A good mix between party hostel and chilled place to stay. Worth a look. Ask for Ricardo for a Salsa dance!!

  • 3rd Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Iguana

Cali, Colombia
94%

Not the most inspiring place, but its the perfect place to stay if you want to explore Cali and dance Salsa 'Cali Style'!

  • 26th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Hostal Las Fresas

Lima, Peru
91%

We stopped here over night between flights. Perfect if this is what your looking for. even sent a guy to arrivals to collect us (for a fee). Location not great though if your looking for a base to explore the area.

  • 25th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Miraflores House

Lima, Peru
97%

You can't fault the service. Fantastic help and support from all the staff. A real home from home. Rooms could do with a little updating though.

  • 17th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Miraflores House

Lima, Peru
97%

You can't fault the service. Fantastic help and support from all the staff. A real home from home. Rooms could do with a little updating though.

  • 15th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


100%

Awesome place. Difficult to fault. Recently been refitted, except for the top floor, where we stayed, a little dated upon top but still good. Difficult to fault.

  • 10th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Southern Comfort

Cusco, Peru
89%

Brand new and purpose built there is a little to complain about, but for it being a 15 minute walk from the main square. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and always had a smile for you. It was quite quiet there which suited us well and with good facilities its was a nice place to relax after a busy day as a tourist!

  • 5th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


The Adventure Brew B&B

La Paz, Bolivia
69%

Did the job. We needed a place to stay as we passed through La Paz, the beds were comfy, it had all the facilities we needed but the place is looking a little tired and needs a freshen up. Bathroom in our room needed a really good clean.

  • 29th Feb 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


Residencial Latino

La Paz, Bolivia
80%

Good hostel. Not much of a vibe so there wasn't much chance to interact with the other guests. Cable TV in the rooms was a nice touch and gave a chance to unwind.

  • 26th Feb 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


60%

Locations was excellent & the building a charm, but the staff were sometimes hard to find. Security is terrible, with public accessing the courtyard restaurant during the day, the next point of security is the lock on your door (if you have a private room). The rooms were comfortable, but cold. Plenty of blankets were supplied. The shared bathroom was clean and well kept, but hot water was not always available. Key highlight was Antonio's mining tour, which isn't for the faint hearted.

  • 23rd Feb 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)


K Road City Travellers

Auckland, New Zealand
69%

Simple lacked in character and because it was small there was no opportunity to develop conversation with theother people staying. This shouldn't out you off, as we used to as a night over before flying to Santiago and it did just what we wanted. Had we stayed longer though I would have wanted a little more.

  • 26th Dec 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (38 reviews)