Cabo Inn is an excellent hotel! It's a family run business where Victor is the owner. Victor is very friendly and helpful in booking tours such as snorkeling. It's also cheaper to book a tour through the hotel. His parents, Stanley and Maria, are also very friendly and helpful. His mom Maria helped me book a tour on riding a camel which was so much fun! Everyone is very friendly there and I met new people and improved my Spanish in the common area which was one of my goals.
The Asakusa Hostel in Tokyo is one of the best hostels I have stayed at and I travel allot. The accommodations are great, location is perfect, and the staff are helpful. Each bunk has an individual curtain, light, and electrical outlet in my room. The location is in the heart of the tourist area where the Senso-ji temple is located. The staff especially Tomo, Lars, and Kyoto were very helpful with directions, giving me maps, and explaining the subway system to me. They were always smiling !
This is the third time I have stayed in the H.I. LA/Santa Monica hostel. I enjoy the large hotel feel of the hostel, their excellent breakfasts, and their organized events. The breakfasts are the best I've seen in any hostel with a lot more than just peanut butter, jam, and toast. I went to the acting class, two comedy nights, the Pub Crawl, and the Club Hop that was sponsored by the hostel. In all four of these events, I had fun and met new friends from other countries.
The staff were very accommodating. Richard, the manager, was friendly and informing.
The desk help were friendly and accommodating. I especially liked Rudy and Chelsea. The breakfasts were wonderful! They made us eggs, toast, hash browns, and bacon for the meal called "The Works" which was my favorite. The eight-man room was very inexpensive at $17 a night. I liked how the Canal street was a main throughfare and was only one block away from the hostel. One could take the streetcar to the French quarter easily from the hostel on that street. I would like to stay here again.
I enjoyed staying at South Beach Hostel. I stayed in an eight bunk room that was always full. All my roommates were friendly and respectful. I especially liked the night clerk Rob who provided great information on good nightclubs, checking-in, and also checking-out. He definitely looks out for the hostel guest. I also liked the faithful continental breakfasts every morning. The food was stocked and appealing. I always had great conversations with breakfast travelers before they ventured out.