Reviews: Anonymous

Tasman Bay Backpackers

Nelson, New Zealand

A lovely, comfortable space to use as a base for surrounding activities and to meet other travelers. The setup is perfect for socializing and relaxing. And the pudding makes it even better!

Nomads Capital Backpackers

Wellington, New Zealand

It's a big chain that churns travelers through impersonally, and is also overrun with Stray/Kiwi Experience people, so it can be difficult to meet others. Doesn't give much feel for the city, but it's a fine place if you just need somewhere to sleep.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your comments. I am disappointed to see that you feel we are a big chain that churns through travelers. We like to think that we make an effort to spend time with and get to know our guests. We frequently arrange activity days in the hostel and the bar hosts nightly events to encourage guests to hang out and get to know one another. We do hope you make it back to the Capital in the future. Saoirse, Hostel manager

Taupo Urban Retreat

Taupo, New Zealand

A great place to stay and meet other travelers. Could use some more toilets and showers, though, especially with everybody doing the Tongariro Crossing

Ponsonby Backpackers

Auckland, New Zealand

One of the best environments for meeting other travelers I've experienced. It was wonderfully warm and friendly, and I will definitely go back next time I pass through Auckland

Hostel Mali Mrak Zagreb

Zagreb, Croatia

The only possible downside is that Mali Mrak is outside the city center, which might put off some people, but it's easy to get to and nice to have a place in a quiet spot. It's the best hostel I've stayed in. It immediately felt like staying at a friend's house. Everybody is welcoming and takes the time to get to know you. Mali Mrak is almost a Zagreb destination in its own right. Definitely stay here - you'll love every moment

Stayokay Maastricht

Maastricht, Netherlands

Fantastic place to stay. Such a cozy atmosphere, it was hard to leave!

Hostel Uppelink Ghent

Gent, Belgium

The owners and staff are excellent. They know the ins and outs of the city and can point you to anything you'd want as well as have a great conversation about anything. Comfy beds and the view of the skyline from my room made it even better.


Brussels, Belgium

The best of a hostel and B&B combined. Only 19 guests max, so some travelers might not like the quiet, but I found it very relaxing and it was still easy to talk to other guests. The owner is knowledgable and charming to talk to - you can tell how much he cares for creating a good experience


Stayed in two rooms: one with the pod beds was great. Second, with just bunk beds, hardly had power sockets and the lockers didn't actually lock. Definitely a party hostel, so don't expect a full night's sleep.

Downtown010 Hostel Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands

I could tell they had opened recently, but I think they're off to a good start! The common area could use some reorganizing to help guests meet each other - it feels more like a restaurant than somewhere to chat with a stranger

Hostel Ani & Haakien Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Fantastic atmosphere and setup. Ideal for solo travelers to meet people. So cozy it was hard to leave!

High Street Hostel

Edinburgh, Scotland

It's a very relaxing stay; great for resting in between hectic travels, and a great base to see the rest of Edinburgh

Euro Hostel Liverpool

Liverpool, England

If you're a light sleeper, beware the noise of the club across the alley, but they do provide earplugs to cope. My major issue is that, when I booked, the facilities page says there is bike parking, but they don't, unless they count the public, exposed racks in the busy thoroughfare. As I'm cycling around England this would have been important to know, because I would have gone somewhere that my bike wouldn't have been exposed to potential thieves or left in the rain resulting in a rusty chain

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you for the review. Sorry for any inconvenience caused with storing your bike. The staff here are happy to help and there are plenty of secure places within the building where your bike could be stored , safely. Team HOAX

Hostal Caracol

Valparaiso, Chile

Everything about the hostel was great except for a major problem, which most likely won't happen anytime soon: the locks had been changed while I was gone, and the receptionist who checked us in had not known about the change, so I came back to a door I could not open, and it took awhile to rouse the on-duty staff to let us in. Assuming this isn't a frequent issue, it's a great place to stay.