Hostel is quite nice, very expensive for a backpacker though, but so is everything in New York. I really don't get why there are so many people complaining about the lower walls that makes it possible to hear noises outside the room. It is the same as if you stayed in a big dorm, when every time there is someone getting in and out. The difference is that it is a better version of that, since you may also get the privacy of a 2-bed room, if you know what I mean...
My stay in this place was amazing, since I met some really wonderful people there! The hostel itself is quiet and cozy, facilities provide all you need plus there are (often) free stuff like food, shampoo etc. Altough there's only one common area (kitchen), that's enough for some socializing. Only cons would be the not so easy location and the perma-Russian (not actually sure where they are from) residents. Old guy is room 6 snores like a jackhammer and is quite annoying awake as well.
Nice hostel, full of nice people. Guys in there are very helpful, also. The place invites you to interact with other travelers. Facilities are nice enough and is overall very clean. If you pay with credit card, know that they'll charge you an extra 4.5% fee. No big deal about the "real Bangkok": its just a somewhat boring neighbourhood to walk around during daylight. Nightlife, on the other hand... Final comment, this place has a good atmosphere and is - almost - a party hostel.
Nice hostel, I'd recommend the place. Staff (Tom, specially) really goes out of their way to help you with anything, just ask them! As mentioned in other comments, they may not seem at first, but they are very much friendly as well. Facilities are overall clean and good, with a great pateo to hang in a lazy afternoon. Courtyard/common area is full of mosquitoes, though. If you happen to stay at this hostel, make sure you go eat at Mr. Kai. Best restaurant, friendliest people ever!!!
Didn't like the place. Don't get me wrong, it's not terrible or anything like that. It just doesn't feel like a backpackers hostel. It's full of malay/indian families, few common areas and little interaction. Location is only good if you're really into indian food (it's near little india - an overall boring area). Walking to metro takes maybe 10 min. Facilities provide you the basics, breakfast is nice (cereal, toast, jam, milk and tea). Just go there if you happen to get the 10 dollar deal.
Surprisingly good place to stay! I really couldn't understand some of the negative reviews I've read before coming here... The common dorm with the capsules concept is very nice for a good night of sleep. The place is always dark, silent and cool (aircon). Not much going around there, still you can meet some nice people. Location is not exactly in the center of things, but being Singapore, you can easily take a MRT anywhere you wish to go. Price is fair, cheaper than most places in town.
Really nice place to stay. Atmosphere is not as great as other reviews might suggest (things are pretty calm over there). Still, great parties with Dennis (staff)! The hostel organizes a sort of pub crawl every Friday and Saturday, going to some bars and one amazing club - all for free, you just pay your own drinks. Everything else about the hostel, location, facilities, breakfast, staff, etc are good enough. Location in Makati helps if you'd like to explore the nightlife from there.
Staff from this place is smg out of this world. Amazing guys, always friendly and interacting with guests. Atmosphere is excellent as well, precisely what a hostel should be like! Location is very good as well (maybe not easy to find when you first get there, though), being just a pathway from that gorgeous (but a little crowded) beach. Walkable distance also for nightlife. Only cons would be with overall "poor" facilities, bad internet and (I dont know if thats ever important there) nohotshower
Beautiful hostel, I've never seen a more beautiful rooftop/common area than the one they have in there. Excellent facilities, they provide it all, even laundry is for free! Location is great, one step away from the metro exit and maybe two blocks from the beach. Looks more a hotel than a hostel, though, missing some integrative events/parties among the guests. Summarizing: the place is perfect (never seen any like it), could improve the atmosphere, though.
Overall it is a good enough hostel (though not as excellent as I imagined from the other reviews). Relatively good location (pretty close to the metro and in the corner of the Hongdae region - best one in Seoul). High point is the atmosphere: one of the few 'party hotels' in the city that I know about. Don't know what's the big deal on the breakfast they offer, nothing more than toast with butter or jam, waffle and powdered coffee. Not bad, but wouldn't highly recommend the place.
Great hostel, high point was staff, very helpful and friendly. The hostel itself is well kept, small and cozy. Didn't quite have an integrative atmosphere amongst the guests, though. They could use better the rooftop they have for throwing parties or doing some kind of social event. Besides that, only praises to the place.
The hostel is good enough, with good facilities and rooms (although the beds are indeed terrible: noisy and very thin mattresses). Good value for money, considering also that they are one of the few that offers a fair free breakfast. Since they are located in the middle of a town, away from the beach and every other nice place in Kenting, it is a good deal to rent a scooter there for NT600. Or if you wanna spend the whole day in only one or two places, it's easy to catch a bus (30/50 one way)
I've been to a lot of different hostels in Taipei (since I spent quite a long time there) and can say there are no great ones. But within the possibilities, JV's is possibly the best one. Great atmosphere, with ppl from all around the world coming in and out everyday, very friendly staff, great location (right in the middle of a night market - for food - and 30 min walk from Taipei 101 - for entertainment, clubbing)
Good place, cheapest one there is in Taipei. It lacks though a more dazzling atmosphere (in the evenings, for example, instead of socializing, drinking, partying etc, people there stay in the common area just texting and using their computer), so if you'r looking to make some friends and interact with other people, this is probably not the hostel for you. There's also the fact that we guests were kicked out of the hostel because they were having some problems with the cops...can you imagine that
Great hostel! Nice structure and good value for money. The girls at the reception are really kind and helpful, specially Amanda.
Great hostel, had a really pleasant stay there. After reading some bad reviews here I was a little afraid I'd pick the wrong place to stay for more than a week in Beijing. They all turned out to be unrealistic to me. Maybe the not so good cleaniness is the only valid criti (plus the fact that beer in their bar is a little expensive). Otherwise, great, cheap, well located place (about 20 min walk from subway, in the core of a Hutong, so you get to experience the real local community)
Nice hostel, only stayed there for one night, but I can tell it is a nice place to rest. Staff is really helpful
Just... perfect. I've been in a lot of hostels so far, and this is probably the best of them all. Great people and atmosphere, parties every night... I don't know what else to say, the place is just perfect.
Day staff is nice, sympathetic and helpful. Night staff is not. Good hostel, confortable and clean, but lacks the typical spirit of hostels, with very few integration between people. I mean, there's not even a common area...
Actually not as good as I expected (by the description). Not confortable and very clean, the partying stuff may not be as good as it sounds... Oh, and while I was in Hatters, there were basically only men staying in there, sad fact.
Very nice hostel, it surprised me. However, location is not very good (comparing to the other hostels in Cardiff, its actually very far! - but the city is not that big and it takes 15 min walking from the centre)
It looked more like a hotel than a hostel (but with the price of a hostel!) - which is good, the conforts of a hotel. The only issue is that it is far from everything (although it is near a metro station, so it's not really a huge problem).
I honestly thought I paided for something better than that. No doubt it is very well located, but the facilities are very lousy and unconfortable, the shower is kinda broken, clogged etc (and there's only one for the entire hostel!). The rooms are hot and full of mosquitos (because we have to leave the windows opened). Well, to make things short, I wouldn't recommend this hostel to anyone. For the same amount of money you can surely find something better!