Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Canada, Gender: Female, Age: 27

Goodmorning Lisbon Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
100%

The most amazing hostel we've ever stayed in. It had amazing staff, a neat vibe with a cool decor. Nice cozy lounge area. Really good waffles for breakfast, and something each night (soup or sangria). Good free 'wild walking tour'. Lovely fully equiped kitchen. Super clean. Nice rooms, helpful with a fan. Wifi didn't reach to all the rooms.

  • 16th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


The Garden Backpacker

Seville, Spain
89%

Really nice staff and hostel. Neat decor and nice garden area. Free good sangria for an hour at night. There were crepe batter in the morning to make your own. Two different free walking tours with Fillipo was fun and informative. Could use a few more implements and upgrades for the kitchen, like sharp small knives and more pans. Wifi was intermittent. Was nice that the garden shut down at midnight so quiet for sleeping. Could use little things like hooks and shower head wall attachment.

  • 14th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


97%

Very nice location. Good wifi connection and computers available free. Hostel was very clean. Amazing staff had great suggestions, we even saw a free flamenco dance recital because of their suggestion. Good free walking tour with Greco (sp?). The beds were sturdy but close to the ceiling in some rooms. Breakfast was just two slices of bread and milk, you had to pay extra for a portioned cooked breakfast. There was nice events at night. The courtyard doesn´t stop at night so can be loud.

  • 13th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


#bunk beyoglu

Istanbul, Turkey
74%

Staff was excellent with our requests. Location is good, considering cost of the city, and an easy walk to the old town, and good variety of shops close. The one computer didn´t work the whole visit. False advertising on the postal service, and laundry facilities as there are none. Showers were often cool for long periods, couldn´t seem to handle more than one person showering at a time. Kitchen lacked a lot, only one pot, and had to go to the desk often for cultery and dishes, vary bare.

  • 6th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


Luxembourg City Hostel

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
83%

Great sturdy wood bunk bed. Reading light. Nice separated shower and toilet. Unfortunately no kitchen. Nice hostel and very large. Had a decent breakfast but have had better at other HI hostels. Nice bar, sitting areas and games areas. Neatly placed in a valley. Easy access to a bus for the airport (#9 only 20 min ride and bus comes every 15 minutes) and easy walk to main sites. Quite a ways from the train station but I walked it and only 30 minutes on a nice day but there is a bus.

  • 22nd Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


83%

Reading lights. There were no bunk beds in my room. Nice shower. Good burgers available and decent price with the discount from your stay. There was a microwave and they will lend cutlery. Wifi is fairly poor. Easily to accessible to some good metro lines and neat area. Good distance from the centre for Paris. There is a pickup for the free walking your of Paris. Nice bar and restaurant. Basic breakfast. Staff helpful and fun. Bonus of free towels

  • 16th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


Vertigo Vieux-Port

Marseille, France
74%

Only a hot plate for cooking and only one so difficult if you are cooking or if someone else needs to as well. Could do with some more cutlery especially at breakfast. Basic breakfast of cereal and fresh baguettes. Neat set up to the rooms. Bunk beds a bit noisy and flimsy. Walls are very thin and you can hear people in the next rooms easily. No really luggage lockers in room. Only a locker with shelves and not enough for the people in the room. Nice showers

  • 13th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


83%

Our room ended up being dim because a light switch didn't work and wasn't passed along after I told staff and has to remind them. The kitchen area is a strange set up but the staff does your dishes. Needs more fridge room. Comfy beds but a bit flimsy. Breakfast is many choices of cereal and toast with juice and coffee. Great location. Hostel puts on a free tour, no tipping. Shows the main sights. Great staff to help decide what to do and how to get places for day trips

  • 10th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


Manena Hostel

Genoa, Italy
83%

The one door on the bathroom broke and the staff started fixing it immediately. Staff was very helpful and eager to please and tried very hard with a language barrier with success. Comfy rooms and beds, secure beds with good steps. Great kitchen. Great location, right off of the main street, Strata Nuova with all the Unesco world heritage site palaces. No locks on the bedroom doors but good, big lockers. Were accommodating with special requests.

  • 8th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


54%

There were only two toilets/showers. There was always a que in the morning and night. There was a third bathroom but weren't allow you to use because there was laundry in there which was really frustrating when you couldn't wen use the toilet and had a huge wait. The kitchen was very small for eating and preparing. There were also very few dishes and cooking implements. The lockers were very frail, wouldn't fit a normal lock and were plastic lock pieces so could be broken easy. Great location.

  • 4th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


St Ives Backpackers

St Ives, England
51%

Hostel very run down. Lacked basic safety precautions such a locks on doors and lockers. Showers were broken and no shower curtain to keep things from getting wet, and very cold and couldn't adjust temp because non broken. Beds comfortable but duvets were ripped an unequal with some being fluffy and others like a sheet. There was a biscuit under the bed when new room. Curtain was not functional so basically no curtain, just a crappy cloth. Dying oven. Was warm at times. Needs a bit of TLC

  • 27th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


YHA Salisbury

Salisbury, England
80%

Beds were very uncomfortable, at least in the twin room. Woke up with back pain because the beds are so sunken in the middle. Rooms were warm. Bathrooms and showers were okay. Great idea for the kitchen with multiple stations. Staff was helpful. Hostel was out of the centre, as these hostels usually are, but easy to find and in a quiet area. Nice lounge area with a tv. No lockers, but were in a twin room. Baggage storage was just an open space in the basement.

  • 25th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


Avalon House

Dublin, Ireland
66%

Bathrooms were few and far from rooms. Felt run down. Breakfast was a bit confusing because its in the same area as a cafe. I can imagine people get confused and get stuff from the cafe thinking its included. Decent location, easy to find good for bus access to airpot and walking distance to city centre. It was thankfully warm. Staff was helpful

  • 18th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


Barnacles Temple Bar House

Dublin, Ireland
74%

The hostel let in a lot of noise which I expected, but I was still naive to what the area was like. The people that joined my room were incredibly rude and loud so it skewed my perception of this hostel a bit. Great kitchen and hang out area. Basic breakfast of just toast and coffee/tea. Basic rooms felt a bit run down. The lockers under the bed didn't even have anything to lock with or attach it to, they were badly broken and looked like it had been that way a long time with not being fixed

  • 8th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


Ace York

York, England
89%

Neat building and little info plaques in the house.. The room was really cold overnight (no heater in the room), and the shower wasn't that warm so took a long time to warm up at the end of the day, luckily had lots of bed clothes. Nice kitchen and breakfast, although it's just a continental breakfast and not sure why it wouldn't go a little longer as it ends at 9am. Staff was helpful. Was fairly quiet the day we went. Nice kitchen.

  • 12th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


Flying Pig Uptown

Amsterdam, Netherlands
80%

Booked early for the hostel, then only when emailed about time of arrival did I find out that there was an upper 'age limit', although nothing when booking, as I brought my parents. Kind of rude reply to my enquire by email, and asked to be far from bar, but got put in a crappy room right beside bar, of which there were only two (spite?). We were nicely moved once we asked though to a much nicer room with more space and reading lights. Great breakfast, nice kitchen and bar area.

  • 10th Nov 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (22 reviews)


Lybeer Travellers' Hostel

Bruges, Belgium
74%

The hostel was under construction while we were there, and there was no communcation of this. We arrived on a Friday and the hostel was closed for a few days so no one was there to let us in before 1pm so we could leave our bags before checking in so that we could explore as we arrived in the morning. Luckily the info centre let us keep them there because they knew the hostel was closed. There was no reduced price although many inconveniences of construction (no curtains or reading light).

  • 9th Nov 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (22 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
It's very well communicated that we are renovating: you can read many reviews about the renovations, plus it's mentioned on our Hostelworld profile AND on our own website. These people didn't really fit the profile of a backpacker, since they were already in there 40ies. A hotel would have suited them better. Checking in at 1pm is perfectly normal. But thank you for your opinion.

Residence les Ecrins

Brussels, Belgium
91%

Great staff, comfortable and roomy rooms with nice bathrooms. Just bread and pastries for breakfast, with great coffee. No toaster. Fruit available. Flexible breakfast time. Really close to the centre and in a quite area.

  • 8th Nov 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (22 reviews)


Minto Guest House

Edinburgh, Scotland
69%

No customer comment

  • 1st Nov 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (22 reviews)


Hostel Helvetia

Warsaw, Poland
94%

Great common area and kitchen. Rooms were spacious and comfortable, with a great beside table/locker and light. Easy to get places from this location, nearby supermarket. Staff were great, really helpful to any concerns or questions, had good tips and suggestions.

  • 25th Oct 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


Lullaby Garden Hostel

Barcelona, Spain
86%

The location was awesome. The showers were pretty run down, they were leaky and you had to hold the, sometime falling apart shower head up, although it had a broken stand. Kitchen and breakfast was decent. The staff was all so amazing and enthusiastic. You could tell they all loved Barcelona. Great tips were given about what to do, where to go, where to eat and how to get there.

  • 27th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)


Mister Bed City-Bagnolet

Paris, France
71%

The location was okay. It was easily accessible by metro it was just the last stop, but you could still get to downtown in decent time, you just have to plan accordingly. It was a bit loud at night being by the highway, and we wanted to have the window open because the hostel was over heated. The breakfast was expensive. We only had one unhelpful guy at the desk, the other staff were fine.

  • 21st Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (22 reviews)