Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Australia, Gender: Female, Age: 27

Astor Queensway

London, England
94%

One of the best London hostels I've stayed in! Really great staff and atmosphere. Good kitchen and laundry facilities, comfortable beds, really close to two tube stations, Hyde Park and not far from Oxford Street.

  • 12th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


94%

Hard to fault this place! Amazing location near the main square, good kitchen and bathroom facilities, helpful staff, friendly atmosphere with good common areas... and the best hostel breakfast I've had in 18 months of travelling!

  • 9th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Hostel Happy Seven

Gdansk, Poland
94%

Really great hostel, nice common area, comfortable rooms and friendly staff!

  • 7th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Hostel Oki Doki

Warsaw, Poland
86%

Close to main train station, short walk to Old Town. Kind of a loud, sociable hostel - good if that's what you're looking for! Breakfast not included but kitchen available also. Staff friendly and helpful :)

  • 6th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Adam&Eva Hostel

Prague, Czech Republic
94%

Excellent kitchen and bathroom facilities, bright and spacious dorms, comfortable beds, AMAZING value! Only downsides were that it's a bit away from the centre, and the atmosphere was a little lacking with people not really hanging out in common areas. I'd definitely recommend this hostel though :)

  • 2nd Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Hobo Bear Hostel

Zagreb, Croatia
97%

Lovely little homely hostel! Friendly staff, good common areas and kitchen / bathroom facilities, would definitely recommend this place!

  • 31st Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Silver Central Hostel

Split, Croatia
89%

Excellent location and value for money, comfortable beds and nice dorms. There's a fridge and microwave, but no other kitchen facilities, and the atmosphere was a bit lacking when I was there. Friendly staff :)

  • 29th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Astor Victoria

London, England
89%

No customer comment

  • 27th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Barmy Badger Backpackers

London, England
89%

Good location, nice and close to Earl's Court station. Good kitchen and bathrooms, cheap laundry facilities.

  • 24th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us!

Riad Layla Rouge

Marrakech, Morocco
100%

Lovely hostel in the heart of Marrakech! Super-friendly staff, very hospitable (lots of tea and cake!) and helpful with Moroccan travel advice. Nice common facilities, including a cool central courtyard and roof terrace. Comfortable beds, air-conditioning, nice bathrooms. Would be nice to have kitchen facilities, but otherwise no complaints!

  • 21st Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Riad Verus

Fez, Morocco
80%

Beautiful internal courtyard, amazing view from the rooftop terrace, great breakfast. I had booked a dorm, but was moved to a tiny poky single room (at additional cost). Not so great if you're travelling alone and hoping to meet other people. The manager was keen to help, but a bit pushy.

  • 18th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are so pleased you liked the beautiful courtyard and the amazing view from the top terrace. I am confussed why you would have been charged more to move to another room, i did the upgrade and didnt charge you any more money than what you had to pay i can assure you. there are plenty of spaces within the riad and the terraces too to meet other travellers not just paying to be in a dorm room.

Phoenix Hostel

London, England
69%

Okay place to stay for a night, similar to a few hostels-above-pubs I've stayed at in London.

  • 17th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


80%

Excellent location for anyone travelling from Victoria Station, bright and spacious rooms, lockers available in the basement. No kitchen or laundry facilities but there's a coin laundry literally next door.

  • 3rd Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Struy Guest House

Inverness, Scotland
63%

Quite a long way from the centre of town, very tightly-packed dorm room, nice bathroom, management seemed unprofessional. Okay for one night, but I wouldn't choose to stay here again.

  • 31st Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Glencoe Independent Hostel

Glencoe, Scotland
89%

I arrived by bus and it was a bit of a trek (along a road) to get to the hostel, not so great with a heavy backpack, but very beautiful. Very relaxing location. Helpful staff and lots of info on local activities etc.

  • 28th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Soula Hotel

Naxos, Greece
83%

Excellent location and value for money. Very helpful to have a pick-up service for our late-night ferry arrival. The bathroom set-up wasn't the greatest. It was handy to have a kitchenette (with small stove, sink, crockery, etc) in our four-bed dorm room. Breakfast was a bit overpriced at 6 euros, but quite nice with a hard-boiled egg, cheese, fresh bread, jams, etc. Staff were very friendly and helpful!

  • 20th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Dioskouros

Athens, Greece
89%

Great location and staff. Delicious breakfast (French toast and fresh bread with jams, etc) included. Shower facilities weren't the greatest and the kitchen was a bit limited, but all in all a really good hostel option in Athens.

  • 18th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Hotel Andre Gill

Paris, France
77%

Good value for this central location in Montmartre, an easy walk from the metro station. Our twin room was quite pleasant, with good bathroom facilities. Breakfast was included (croissant, baguette, tea / coffee). Staff were variable in their manner: some friendly and helpful, others rude and dismissive. The main negative would be the security. Keys had to be left on hooks at reception, accessible by anyone (said to be "monitored" via CCTV, although this would be impossible!) Loved the cats!

  • 10th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Astor Victoria

London, England
89%

No customer comment

  • 7th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Equity Point London

London, England
71%

Good location, close to Paddington Station. Atmosphere seemed lacking (large, multi-storey building with ?limited common areas). My 8-person dorm had a strong cigarette odour which was off-putting, but the ensuite bathroom was quite good. Disappointing not to have wifi included (although this is available at an affordable rate). Not a bad place, but I wouldn't rush to book here again.

  • 31st Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Casa d'Alagoa

Faro, Portugal
97%

This is a wonderful hostel! A real home-away-from-home! The staff are so welcoming, taking the time to help with luggage, physically show you around, answer local questions, etc. The rooms are light and spacious (even the 12-bed dorm, which is actually two adjoining rooms). There's a great kitchen and common areas, with help create a really friendly communal atmosphere. Free wifi, free breakfast, a chef who prepares delicious dinners for 5-6 euro... I'd definitely recommend this place!

  • 27th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Lisboa Central Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
100%

You can see why this hostel wins so many awards! It has a great atmosphere, is well-located (just a few minutes from the metro or an easy half-hour walk to the main part of town), excellent kitchen and bathroom set-up, comfortable beds, free wifi and breakfast (including made-to-order fruit pancakes!). Best of all are the friendly staff who are more than happy to help with directions and advice, etc. I'd definitely recommend this place!

  • 26th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Las Musas Hostel

Madrid, Spain
86%

Great location, close to the centre of town. Nice to have churros for breakfast, but other options might also be a good idea! Clean rooms, good beds, bathrooms and kitchen. Atmosphere was a bit lacking.

  • 22nd Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


St Christopher's Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
89%

Great location! I've stayed in a couple of other St Christopher's hostels and find them to be quite consistent. Breakfast is good, the beds are really comfortable and well set-up (bunks with curtains and reading lights etc), there's a bar attached to the hostel. Cons were the virtually non-existent "kitchen" and maybe a bit of an institutional feel? which I guess comes with large-scale accommodation.

  • 19th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Astor Hyde Park

London, England
94%

I've stayed in a few of the Astor London hostels and think they're all really great! This one is really well-priced for such an excellent location. The staff are friendly, there's a good kitchen and common areas, the dorms are quite spacious. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • 17th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Clink261

London, England
71%

I only spent one night here. It was okay, but I wouldn't hurry back to stay here again. The dorms were small, the bathroom facilities weren't great and there was no free wifi. On the plus side, the beds were quite comfortable, the free breakfast was good and the staff were friendly and helpful.

  • 16th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the review. You can try to stay in a dorm with more beds next time, those rooms are more spacious. There are many free wi-fi spots around the hostel, just ask our staff how to find them! Hope to see you again :)

Safestay York

York, England
89%

This is a lovely "boutique hostel" in an beautiful old building. It's nice and close to the train station. The dorms are spacious, the beds are comfortable, and the (free) breakfast is decent. The atmosphere was a bit lacking, with people tending to keep to themselves in the common areas, but it was still a great hostel and I'd definitely return.

  • 13th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Astor Victoria

London, England
89%

I booked this hostel after having stayed at the Astor Museum previously. It was a similarly good hostel. The location was great, especially if you're coming from Victoria Coach Station (or the train station). The kitchen is a bit crowded but well set-up. I'd definitely return here.

  • 12th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Hatters at Hilton Chambers

Manchester, England
83%

This hostel is really well-located, in the middle of the Northern Quarter with loads of bars, restaurants, vintage shops etc nearby. The common areas weren't fantastic: the lounge area was kind of cold and empty, with people mainly hanging out in the kitchen. Apparently there's another Hatters hostel just around the corner, which is where most of the social activities take place. Breakfast is included and there's tea / coffee and toast available 24/7 :) Staff were friendly and helpful.

  • 4th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Bath Backpackers

Bath, England
83%

This hostel has an excellent location, really close to the station and right in the centre of town. The kitchen is well-equipped, but the common areas are limited and the atmosphere was a bit lacking. My dorm was a bit small but the beds were comfortable. I'd stay here again.

  • 23rd Feb 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Castle Rock Hostel

Edinburgh, Scotland
91%

Really great hostel! Close to the train station, the castle and the "old town". Spacious dorms, nice common areas and well-equipped kitchen. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • 16th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Euro Hostel Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland
77%

This place lacks some atmosphere (it's a big multi-storey complex with an institutional feel), but the dorms and bathrooms are okay, there's a good included breakfast, good kitchen set-up, bar downstairs. Nice and central.

  • 13th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Central Backpackers

Oxford, England
89%

No customer comment

  • 21st Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Home Made Hostel

Budapest, Hungary
89%

No customer comment

  • 1st Oct 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (45 reviews)


Kipps Hostel Canterbury

Canterbury, England
89%

No customer comment

  • 20th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (45 reviews)


Kipps Hostel Canterbury

Canterbury, England
89%

I had a little trouble finding this hostel - my map was a bit sketchy and I managed to walk past it several times! Spacious rooms, comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen and nice common areas.

  • 19th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (45 reviews)


83%

This hostel is similar to the St Christopher's standard - clean and comfortable with good facilities, but large-scale and lacking a little in atmosphere.

  • 15th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (45 reviews)


Abhostel

Antwerp, Belgium
86%

Really cool building and decor, comfy beds, great kitchen area and very friendly staff! My room felt a little exposed, close to the common areas with an open unlocked door and large open internal window... but apart from this, I had a great stay here. Love the blackboard walls :)

  • 13th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (45 reviews)


Hostelle - Female Only Hostel

Amsterdam, Netherlands
97%

I had a wonderful stay at Hostelle! After 5 weeks of hostel-staying, this hostel was a fantastic change - with its comfortable beds, spacious dorms, fantastic kitchen and bathroom facilities and great common room area. The owner was so friendly, helpful and hospitable. Minor downsides are that the wifi is a little temperamental and it's a (short) train trip away from the centre of Amsterdam. I'd definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends :)

  • 3rd May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (45 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thanks for your advice. We are always trying to improve our services, so therefore we have upgraded our internet router and have no more problems with our internet services. We hope to see you again at Hostelle with our improved services! Best Regards, Hostelle Management

89%

I only spent one night at this hostel. It's away from the centre of town, but the bus stops right out the front (unfortunately I was travelling on a public holiday, when buses came at 2-hourly intervals!). The staff were very friendly and helpful. My room quite spacious, with 4 single beds - a nice change from the usual cramped bunkbeds! Wifi access was not the best, bit temperamental and only worked in a small area. Would probably stay here again if I returned to Bologna :)

  • 1st May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (45 reviews)


Ostello San Frediano

Lucca, Italy
94%

The staff at this hostel were among the most helpful and friendliest I have encountered on my travels! The bathrooms were clean and the dorms were comfortable. It was really well-located, within the old part of town. It's always a bit disappointing not to have access to kitchen facilities in a hostel, but the chef here was lovely and very obliging. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • 29th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (45 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Julia, thanks for your kindly review, your words pay off our hard work and engagement in the years. We wish to welcome you again, many greetings The staff

Best Holidays Venice

Venice, Italy
77%

PROS: fantastic location, comfortable beds, great bathrooms. CONS: no lockers, poor breakfast, unprofessional management. DIRECTIONS ADVICE (!): from "Rialto" you cross over the main bridge and walk straight ahead through a long area of market stalls until you come to a little square. To the right is a covered market hall (fish market). You walk over towards the top left corner of the square, go over a small bridge and down some steps. Take the TINY alley straight ahead, then the first right :)

  • 25th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (45 reviews)


Hotel Du Bellay

Blois, France
77%

We stayed a couple of nights in a double room with an ensuite. POSITIVES - The staff were very pleasant and helpful, including allowing us to leave our bags in the reception area prior to check-in. The building has a lot of character and rooms are clean and comfortable. NEGATIVES - It's a bit of a hilly walk to and from the station with luggage, although not too far. Also a bit of a climb up the narrow and steep spiral staircase! Free wifi was only accessible from the dining room.

  • 13th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (45 reviews)


74%

This hostel is well-located, a short walk from the Republique metro station. Reception staff were pleasant and helpful. We stayed in a four-person dorm room. It was quite cramped and lacked lockers, but the beds were comfortable and the sheets clean. It was definitely nice to have use of an ensuite bathroom (although it was a bit mouldy and had water leaking onto the floor). The kitchen facilities were quite good and breakfast was great! I would probably stay here again.

  • 9th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (45 reviews)


77%

On the whole, I found this to be a lovely, clean, modern hostel with friendly travellers and staff. One unfortunate issue was the fact that the metal crates for use as lockers were unable to be secured with locks by any of the 8 travellers in our dorm, due to the size of the fastening mechanism. It was annoying not to be able to secure any belongings, without paying extra to use hire lockers in the basement. Otherwise, the breakfast was delicious, the facilities attractive and my stay enjoyable.

  • 7th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (45 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your comments and for staying here with us. Our lockers in the room, are huge metal cages in order to make sure that all your things are always safe from your roommates, so hence the need of a large padlock. We always have padlocks to seel behind reception in case yours don't fit to avoid people spending unecessary money for the check out lockers in the luggage room. We are happy to know that your stay was enjoyable and that you had a good time. Please come back again soon... we would love to see you in our hostel one day again.