Reviews: MynameisnotJim

Location: Finland, Gender: Male, Age: 30

Woodah Hostel

Copenhagen, Denmark
80%

Good, smaller place to stay. 50% cafe, 50% hostel. Room reminded me of a capsule hotel because of the little space for sleeping. Simple yet very nice breakfast. Didn't try the yoga but that's a cool thing to offer regardless. Overall, enjoyed my stay and it was good value for money.

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Q4 Hotel

New York, USA
66%

Not much to add to other reviews. It's a decent establishment to spend a night but you're not getting a lot of bang for your buck. I spent 8 nights here and the room was always more or less cold. As it got really cold outside, a couple nights were brutally cold. People were sleeping with their clothes on - that should give you an idea. I'd suggest spending a little extra in the wintertime and going somewhere else. Otherwise, no real complaints just... Meh. *shrug*

  • 1st Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Nomadas Hostel

Malaga, Spain
80%

Well located, friendly staff, good facilities, clean, good breakfast... Cheap too. Excellent value for money. Like many newer hostels they are very much looking to please their guests and while there might be some hiccups that still need work, the effort is there and I can recommend staying here.

  • 12th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


91%

Had an enjoyable stay here. Staff is friendly and will help you with anything you need. Good facilities, though it would not hurt to have a few extra showers/toilets. Simple breakfast of toast and coffee but the simple things in life are the best. Definitely recommended.

  • 11th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Hotel du Palais Casablanca

Casablanca, Morocco
51%

Breakfast NOT included despite what says here. Smoking allowed in rooms. Bit rundown. One small towel provided. Bathroom has little space for toiletries and for hanging a towel. Small TV high up, no remote. Wifi was barely available. Did not notice any room service on offer as stated here. Sounds carry from other rooms and corridors. Quarter roll of toilet paper in bathroom. Room was not attended to during the day. Bed was good. I've stayed in nicer/cheaper places in more expensive countries.

  • 8th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Riad Layla Rouge

Marrakech, Morocco
89%

Very nice hostel, not far from Djemaa El Fna. Staff is friendly and the breakfast is very good. Note: Cafe Argana mentioned in the directions is under wraps after a terrorist bombing in 2011. There is no sign so just look for the building under construction.

  • 6th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


91%

A safe haven in the middle of the medina chaos. A bit hard to find and hard to avoid pushy locals guiding you there (for money, of course) but once you know where it is, it's easy. Got good sleep and wasn't bothered by call to prayer. Simple yet filling breakfast.

  • 4th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Lisboa Hostal

Algeciras, Spain
80%

Clean, safe, well located - good value base of operations for Algeciras and the surrounding areas. Staff will help you with anything you need, just take note of the reception hours. Wifi was not working during my stay but there was a PC for use. Did not use the communal kitchen but they have one. Terrace on the roof.

  • 2nd Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach

Vancouver, Canada
83%

Old building, far from downtown, 2 minute walk to the beach. After staying on Granville Street (not the HI though) last time, I was looking for a more relaxed and quiet hostel. This was just perfect. The biggest asset here is without a doubt the nearby beach. Not a big fan of the long way to town (I'm cheap and I like to walk) but the nearest bus stop is not far. Breakfast is not included but there is a very good cafe/restaurant in the building. If you want to relax, this is your place.

  • 2nd Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Fireside Lodge

Whistler, Canada
80%

Takes a bit of walking to get here. Very good facilities and clean too. Rather quiet during my stay and no real hostel atmosphere to speak of. Closer to Creekside than the Village but there is a nice lake within walking distance.

  • 30th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Painted Turtle Guesthouse

Nanaimo, Canada
83%

Good basic hostel. Like most HI hostels, a bit institutional but quality-wise very good. No air conditioning so after a hot day our room was like a furnace. Downtown Nanaimo may seem sleepy but after midnight it comes alive with throbbing bass. Bring earplugs just in case.

  • 28th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


86%

Good location, very good facilities and staff was most helpful. However, it would be nice to get a cup of coffee and some cornflakes or toast for 40 bucks. Sauna and BBQ are not that essential.

  • 26th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


80%

Has most everything you could ask for. Central enough but without much street noise to bother your sleep. Some shifty looking people outside though and I was even approached by a drug dealer right at the door. Bar downstairs but you can't drink elsewhere in the hostel. Also not sure if there was a proper common room somewhere.

  • 24th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


77%

Most adequate. Location is central but the street noise is terrible. You'll likely share a room with partiers. Great breakfast on saturday morning but the selection got gradually poorer the next few days. Get up early for bagels and muffins (if they're on offer that day).

  • 21st Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Bagels and muffins are part of our breakfast every day, as well as toast, juice, fruit salad, coffee and tea. Cheers Pete

Abigails Hostel

Dublin, Ireland
86%

A bit institutional but it works. No specific traits to comment on. A good breakfast included. Clean. No lockers in the dorms though. Not much to do at the hostel but why would you spend your time there anyway? Dublin is a great city to explore. Excellent value for money.

  • 24th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


77%

A good, smaller hostel. Bit out of the way just the way I like it but still easily within walking distance of everything. Breakfast included and good facilities. Only small lockers in the rooms where you can store your valuables. I believe the common room and kitchen are only open between 08:00-23:00(?). The reception opens at around 09:00 which is a bit odd since I checked out at 08:45 and couldn't have breakfast since there was no one to unlock the kitchen... :-/

  • 22nd Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are truely sorry our kitchen was not open on time the morning of your stay. A staff member slept on it and it was opened at 9. This really was a once off occurance as the kitchen is always opened for 8am. If guests are checking out early it is also possible to inform staff the night before and it will be opened at an earlier time. Once again we are truely sorry. MacGabhainns

Lisbon Old Town Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
83%

Excellent value for money and centrally located. Most everything was provided that you could ask for. Can't comment much on the atmosphere though as there seemed to be only a handful of people staying there at the time - I had a 10 bed dorm all to myself for three days. Staff was very helpful with any questions I had. All in all, a satisfied customer.

  • 10th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


77%

Seemed to be a former office space converted into a hostel. Situated in Wimbledon, it's about 40-60 minute subway ride to London depending on the stop. Facilities are small but adequate (though there's only one toilet, atleast on the male side) and breakfast is included. Not a party hostel so you get good sleep. Excellent value for money, though rates are higher on the weekend. I can see this place getting better as they develop with time.

  • 10th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


YHA Salisbury

Salisbury, England
86%

Nice place to stay. Centrally located, just a short walk from the bus station yet slightly secluded. Good common rooms and a chance to buy food and drinks. Peaceful.

  • 8th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


77%

Nice place, a bit out of town but on the other hand it's in a peaceful area. Good facilities and outdoor areas (thumbs up for the rooftop terrace). You might feel a bit like being watched at times with cameras in most public areas. No complaints though.

  • 16th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear friend, we are glad that you enjoied your stay. The cameras are there for security reasons, to take care of you. Hope to see you again at Garden House!

Hotel Angleterre

Beziers, France
66%

It's good enough. Building is a bit rundown and they seem to be renovating the upper floors so the hallways are quite messy but it was clean where it counts, namely the room. There is a TV in the room but the channels weren't quite working properly. Staff was helpful though only the younger members spoke english.

  • 15th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Annecy Hostel

Annecy, France
89%

What a good place to start the French portion of my trip. You keep hearing about rude people in France but none of that here. Staff was friendly, helpful and spoke good english. Hostel is not far from the old town and has good facilities. Very clean too.

  • 13th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


The Tent Village

Interlaken, Switzerland
66%

Honestly, wasn't that nice when it was cold and raining. You are staying in a tent after all. Staff was friendly and helpful but the place seemed a bit unorganized. Tents have locks but then again, they're tents. There are some lockers in the main tent though. Water had dripped on the electrical extension cord in our tent during the night so I'd be careful with those.

  • 11th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Youthhostel Luzern

Lucerne, Switzerland
71%

It may be institutional but it works. Staff was friendly, hostel secure and the breakfast was very good. Laundry service 15 francs so plan ahead and don't do it here.

  • 9th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Respau Eco Hostel

Como, Italy
71%

An interesting place. Location has it's good side and bad side. On a hill in the middle of a national park so very difficult to get to. You'll be walking uphill in a forest, possibly with a full backpack and drenched with sweat like myself. So unless you have a similar need to bang your head against the wall, I strongly suggest calling the hostel for the pickup or atleast taking the bus. Staff is friendly and they serve good dinner. Was very quiet during the week but lots of guests on Friday.

  • 7th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Antico Capon

Venice, Italy
77%

Good place to lay your head for one night. Clean and quite secure. Feels more like a hotel and there isn't much going on. Staff was friendly.

  • 6th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


91%

Effective, secure, social. Good place to stay in Vienna. Well organized and a lot is provided. You can meet people and party at the bar or get your undisturbed beauty sleep in the room.

  • 4th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Poets Corner Hostel

Olomouc, Czech Republic
83%

Nice place to stay in a nice city. Good character, friendly staff. Lockers were a bit small but enough to hold whatever diamonds you might be carrying.

  • 2nd Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi and thanks for your review and compliments. Yes the jewels our guests carry are safe in those lockers! But seriously, any bigger and they would take up too much space. They are certainly big enough for smaller packs, laptops, cameras etc.. which is most important. But my 2 year old son loves hiding in them so they are a good size!

Hostel Rynek 7

Krakow, Poland
80%

Very good location, just don't keep the window open during the night or you won't get any sleep at all. Lots of drunken people shouting and singing outside and the music from the bars echoes all over the square. Facilities are good and clean. Breakfast is included and it's simple yet hearty. Rooms have lockers but they're not that hard to get into when locked. Doors are open 24/7 so anyone can just walk in (and one random drunkard did indeed stumble in, amazing feat considering the stairs).

  • 31st May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Hostel Oki Doki

Warsaw, Poland
86%

Good place to stay, plenty of value for money. Nothing worth grumbling about.

  • 29th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Budapest Budget Hostel

Budapest, Hungary
74%

Stayed for three nights and can't complain. You get what you pay for and the price is more than right. If you intend to stay active during the day and just need a place to sleep, BBH is for you. It is also quite close to the Palace Of Arts which was my main reason for staying here (went to a concert).

  • 9th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)