Reviews: jbeinstein

Location: USA, Gender: Male, Age: 31

Solid Wifi connection, breakfast is not free.

Toc Hostel Sevilla

Seville, Spain

Felt more like a hotel than a hostel, nowhere to really meet other travelers, except for in your room. There is a common area, but it's in the basement. Wifi connection is pretty decent and well located within Sevilla to get around. Nicely designed, more for the upmarket flashpacker it seems. Beds were comfortable. Fingerprint entry is gimmicky and took 4 times to get it to work, nice though once it did work...

The Spot Central Hostel

Seville, Spain

Stayed for one night because it was central and not much else available for a Friday night. Loud street noise late into the evening and quite hot, as it doesn't seem as though the AC was on, if there was any at all. Limited number of shower's/bathrooms as well.


Great hostel, and Filippa is very accommodating and helpful! Booked an extra 2 nights there because we loved Lagos so much. If you're hiring a car, don't follow google. Park the car on the main st and then get directions as to where to park, it was a nightmare following Google. Close to anything you'll need in Lagos, having a car helps you to go out and see the other amazing beaches of the Algarve. Male showers are quite small compared to the female's. Pillows could use an upgrade.

Sunset Destination Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal

No customer comment

Chili Hostel

Prague, Czech Republic

Stayed over easter weekend and get bent over the railing for my Saturday night stay. Close to $90 USD for a night. Come on it's Prague! It's not NYE! Most of the lockers don't work, the lock is just there for show, turn the handle and the locker will open. As seen by the fact that my DSLR and Laptop were removed from the locker but luckily placed in safer keeping by a staff member because they had to switch my rooms due to an error on their end when I checked in.


Easy to get into the center of the city via the metro. Hostel seemed to be full of students doing work for finals, not really a travelers scene, but more cliquey and long term stays. No real lockers that I can remember either in the room.

Carpe Noctem Vitae

Budapest, Hungary

Had an amazing stay here. Great place to meet other travelers, and the staff was super friendly and went out of their way to help. Noise has to be kept to a minimum after 10pm due to the fact it's in a residential area, but that's probably a good thing for those that want some shuteye. Nightly activities to meet other travelers and have an awesome time out in Budapest's great nightlife. Only thing is that the lockers don't work, turn the handle and it'll open, locks are a mirage.

Astor Victoria

London, England

No customer comment

Atillas Getaway

Selcuk, Turkey

Atilla was great and very accomodating, nice little plot of land he's got. I'm sure it's even better in the summer time once the pool is filled up. Quick jaunt into town and close to Esephus. Meals were good and his pool table is quite nice as well. Would recommend staying here for a night or two.

Bahaus Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey

First night a few of the people in my room complained of bed bug bites. I was then moved the next AM to a different room, but was then charged more for the room w/ less beds. The wifi was garbage, and if you're looking to go out, it's quite far from any kind of bar scene. Cab ride away. It is however close to all of the tourist spots that you may want to check off in a day. Met some really cool people here, but still seemed to be 'dead'

Brown Sugar Backpackers

Johannesburg, South Africa

I only stayed here because I had a flight out of Joberg the next day and it was close to the airport. When I asked for a pickup at the Liseria airport they told me it was not possible, although they advertise pickups on their site. When asked why, they said it was too far and they didn't have enough transportation. Then why even show it as a possibility?

Penthouse on long

Cape Town, South Africa

Slept in the large dorm room, thought it would be a lot noisier than it was. Had a few nights good rest. Wifi is a solid connection. Close to bars on Long Street if you're looking to throw a few back.

Wickham Retreat Backpackers

Perth, Australia

Very rare that you'll find a hostel that provides you with unlimited Bread, Pasta, Jam, Butter and a whole slew of other cooking nice to have's. It's a little far from the city center/nightlife but that's just fine, as it seems as though most people here are more long term tenants. I booked one night unsure of the location but ended up staying 3 more. The wifi connection here is great, and they have a few tv's with satellite cable. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat, for a more chill stay.

Discovery Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

Wifi is no longer free! $5 a day. Even though marketing material still says its free. Most of the lockers in my room were busted and quite small. Limited number of outlets to charge items in rooms. It is close to Queen Victoria Market and some cheap eats, which is ncie.

Base Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

Stayed here one night and that was more than enough. Showers on my floor were out of order and had to take an elevator to get to another set of bathrooms on the main lobby floor. No lockers in the room. Overall just a disgusting/dingy place. You're better suited staying somewhere else. A lot of people I spoke to said the Attic was nice.

Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort

Surfers Paradise, Australia

Free use of washing machine w/ powder was a big win, wifi is pretty solid, but only in the common areas outside. Pretty far from any kind of nightlife and the beach (~20 minutes?)

Nomads Byron Bay

Byron Bay, Australia

No customer comment

Beary Nice! by a beary good hostel

Singapore, Singapore

Decent hostel, although quite loud at night with Chinatown just outside. The staff was nice, and the social area is quite small with limited seating.

The Island Hotel Bali

Kuta, Indonesia

Really comfortable beds, not too far from the beach (although legian beach is a dump), and good food at the hostel!

Lazy House Shenanigans

Koh Phangan, Thailand

We stayed in one of the newly renovated rooms for New Years Eve and the condition of the room was great. Nice bathroom, cable tv on a large flat screen tv, 3 beds, rather comfortable beds (it is SE Asia hostel living after all), wifi was able to reach the room. Not many people socializing in the main room though, but we were with a group, so it didn't matter much.

  • 29th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (25 reviews)

Tu Linh Palace Hotel 2

Hanoi, Vietnam

Good location, very helpful service at the hotel, however the beds were very stiff and uncomfortable. Other than that, it was fine.


Solid place to party, always people downstairs in the main area. The original backpackers has more of a personal feel to it, and a better happy hour as it starts the bar crawl to the downtown hostel eventually. If I were to do it again I'd stay at the original and just party at the downtown.

Sakura Hostel Asakusa

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo in general is expensive, overall everyone there seemed to have their own agenda for the most part, not the most social. Good hostel for use of a bed and a jumping off point for touring, but not much of an area for nightlife...

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for staying with us and for your review. Regarding the nightlife, we have got t o admit that it's true for clubbing and western style bars. In Asakusa we have more Japanese style bars and nightlife. Here you can experience real Japanese bars which you don't have in other places. Maybe next time you can try to experience those places. Thank you again!

Marcopolo Inn Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Probably the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. Compared to every hostel I've been in throughout South and Central America, this was the worst. 1.) Shower barely worked, and the only water pressure we could acquire was scalding hot water 2.) There were ants everywhere 3.) The Air Conditioning was meager at best 4.) Cash-Only for rooms 5.) The toilet splashed up on you everytime you flushed. And lastly, our last night there the toilet flooded because it kept on running over night.

  • 4th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (25 reviews)