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Reviews: GlennCampbell

Location USA, Gender Male, Age 56

  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Trip Yard, Limassol, Cyprus
8.0
13th Jun 2016

A spacious, airy single-family house turned into a hostel. I came for one night and extended my stay. Place is very informal. I wasn't asked for my passport. No security to speak of, but it isn't clear that any is needed. Big backyard with a hammock. High ceiling give a spacious feel. Very clean. Good wifi. Adequate free parking in front and side of building. I was comfortable here. Given the limited hostel choices in Cyprus, I would probably stay here again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Pushkin 10, Tbilisi, Georgia
10.0
10th Jun 2016

A small but highly professional hostel where everything is done just right! Occupies a modern, luxury 3rd Floor flat with a view of the city. (Warning: no elevator.) Plenty of space! The high ceilings and huge, sunny common room make the facility seem much bigger than it is New, fluffy linen. Fully equipped kitchen. I moved here when my first hostel in Tbilisi was unacceptable (although rated about the same). Don't make the same mistake. Slightly higher price is well worth it.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
6.9
9th Jun 2016

Nice people and funky hostel vibe, but too many things are weird and awkward: (1) There's no obvious sign on the street, so you are drawn down the road to a competing business with a huge HOSTEL sign to ask directions. (They must be really annoyed.) (2) Kitchen has a stove and usual supplies but no microwave oven. (Some of us can't cook without one.) (3) unisex bathroom with only shower curtains for privacy. Trapped in the shower, you may have to ask the opposite gender to hand you your towel.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Amigo Hostel, Almaty, Kazakhstan
10.0
1st Jun 2016

Very happy. Came for 2 nights, stayed for 4. Spacious, airy 4-story building in a leafy setting. Charming staff. Well located, within walking distance of supermarket/subway. I splurged on a private room which was huge, great for my jetlag recovery. Good kitchen facilities. Good wifi, but gets bogged down when several people are on it. Hostel has one rental bike, which I used to tour this spread-out but bike-friendly city. Lasting impressions: loads of space and nice receptionist Genny.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
10.0
20th Mar 2016

Very happy with my stay. First-class hostel in all respects. Location is excellent: adjacent to the main bus and train stations. A short but confusing underground walk from the drop-off point for the 1819 airport bus. (This means you don't have to use the subway, which can be dicey with luggage.) Note: Staff is unavailable from about midnight to 9:30am. (I arrived at 7am, a guest let me into the common room, and I waited there until 9:30.) A popular hostel, especially weekends, so book ahead.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Work Inn, Taipei, Taiwan
8.9
18th Mar 2016

I have mixed feelings. Occupies 8th & 9th floor adjacent to main subway/train/bus hub (Exit M8). Pluses: Excellent location. Nice staff. Minuses: Lodging area is dim and cave-like, packing a lot of people into a small area. Shared shower and toilet facilities have translucent walls so you can see forms of people inside. Could be uncomfortable for females. "Basic single" is a tatami room, essentially sleeping on a floor, but you can ask for a pad. Served my needs but not my first choice in Taipei

    • 10.0Value For Money
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The Local NYC, New York, USA
9.4
30th Jan 2016

My new favorite place to stay in NYC! Incredibly spacious. Occupies a renovated warehouse about two blocks from the subway. Rooms and beds are all brand now. Toilet and shower in every room. Good kitchen facilities. Although it is in Queens, it's only one subway stop to Manhattan. View of Midtown Manhattan from the roof. Neighborhood isn't exciting but seems safe.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
YHA Mei Ho House, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
9.7
23rd Jun 2015

Newly renovated 6-story mega-hostel. A 4-star Hilton of hostels! No local color inside but very comfortable and spacious. Worth the higher cost. Everything is new and works perfectly! 2 big bathrooms in each 8-bed dorm. No guest kitchen, but free breakfast is substantial. (On-site restaurant is otherwise overpriced.) Short walk to the subway and tons of food options. Hike to viewpoint behind hostel. Plenty of local color and Hong Kong grit just outside the hostel, but hostel itself is pristine.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Old Penang GuestHouse, Penang, Malaysia
8.9
21st Jun 2015

Didn't stay long enough to form an impression, but I liked my single room. No windows, but the privacy was well worth the modest additional cost. Walkable distance from the ferry. In the heart of the historic district. 7Eleven and local bus stop on the corner. Wifi is good in lobby but dodgy elsewhere in the building. Old colonial building.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Mostel, Sofia, Bulgaria
9.4
10th Jun 2015

Came for one night, stayed for two. Will come here again. Hostel is a two-story building facing a semi-private courtyard. Feels very spacious. Wooden bunkbeds have privacy curtains, but top bunks can be hard to climb into. Full kitchen. Nice staff. Great breakfast & dinner included (except 10-bed dorm)--worth it! Convenient walk to city center. Cons: WiFi was dodgy (perhaps not adequate for the number of users). Long walk from train station, but at least the directions are simple.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Funky Mamaliga Hostel, Chisinau, Moldova
9.4
7th Jun 2015

Hostel occupies a house in a residential area. Even has a small yard and hammock. Nice place. Would stay here again. The only drawback is the long distance from the train station. Requires 30 minutes walking, a trip on a tight minibus or a potential rip-off taxi. Once here, however, everything is cool and Funky.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The Babushka Grand Hostel, Odessa, Ukraine
10.0
6th Jun 2015

Hostel occupies a spacious apartment with high ceilings. Building looks rough on the outside but very nice on the inside. Run by an older couple who speak limited English but who try hard to please their guests. Easy walk to train station. Good wifi. Full kitchen.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
DREAM House hostel, Kiev, Ukraine
9.7
5th Jun 2015

Not just the best hostel in Kiev, but one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. This is my second visit. This big hostel occupies a hotel-style building facing a courtyard away from the street. It's in a trendy part of town with many food options. Only drawback is the long distance from the train station and the challenge of taking a taxi without being ripped off. (Subway is too crowded for luggage.) I highly recommend using the hostel's transfer service from the airport.

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It's the highest mark for our team that you found our hostel as the best place you have ever stayed!)) We hope that your second visit is not the last one!) Actually we located in the center of Kiev but if you have some difficulties how to get here we are always glad to help you with advice. Our goal is to make your staying here memorable!) Waiting for our next meeting!

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Reggae Hostel, Kingston, Jamaica
9.7
25th Apr 2015

A safe, friendly, comfortable oasis in a challenging city. Makes Kingston a lot less intimidating. Hostel is a big house on a spacious walled lot. Multiple levels of security including a security guard at night. Neighborhood is residential and seems safe (although you wouldn't walk at night anywhere in Kingston). About 2 km from the Knutsford bus - walkable, but taxi is probably better (~$6). Some rooms have A/C, so be sure to ask. Good wifi. No sign in front, so you have to know the address.

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Thanks for your detailed review! We do appreciate you choosing to stay with us and look forward to seeing you again..bless!

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Reggae Hostel Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
9.4
22nd Apr 2015

Good starting point in Jamaica. Hostel is centrally located just a few steps from the beach. 3-story motel-style building with big courtyard fenced off from the rabble. Open-air buildings with no A/C. Always 86°F/30°C inside, which is fine of you are scantily attired. Area is a big let-off point for cruise ship tourists. Expected the usual hassles by vendors and taxi drivers. Supermarkets nearby. No hostel kitchen, but fridge and microwave available. Walking distance to Knutsford Bus. Good wifi.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
M Montreal, Montreal, Canada
10.0
20th Apr 2015

Happy with my stay. Modern hostel within easy walk of the subway and intercity bus terminal (and the bus to the airport).

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The New York Loft Hostel, New York, USA
9.1
16th Feb 2015

I visit New York about four times a year, and this is my preferred lodging--when the price is right. Excellent facilities and extremely spacious for NYC. Hostel is a converted warehouse in an industrial district (or "Bohemian" if you prefer). Gritty looking neighborhood but seems safe. Nothing to see in the vicinity of the hostel, but the subway is nearby. Good wifi. Only problem is the price, which ranges from $30-60 for a dorm bed depending on date. When it is $30, snap it up!

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Thank you for your honest and helpful review! We hope to see you soon!

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Q4 Hotel, New York, USA
9.1
15th Feb 2015

Good practical lodging in NYC. The neighborhood is uninteresting, but you're just a few steps from the subway, making this Brooklyn location almost as good as any in Manhatten. Wifi had a good signal in my room but was slow. It seemed at first that there are no services near the hostel, but I found a cluster of cheap restaurants about a block away (under the Queenboro Plaza transit station). This is my fourth stay, and I will be probably be back.

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Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate your feedback on our hostel. We have noted your disappointment with the speed of the WI-fi and are currently looking into correcting this issue. Thank you for choosing us and it would be our pleasure to accommodate you again. Diana Q4 Management

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.1
2nd Feb 2015

A huge hostel within sight of the Gare du Nord. Don't expect much local color--Inside the hostel, you would hardly know you are in France--but can't be beat for clean, efficient, economical lodging. A perfect first stop when you are unwinding from a long flight. At least you won't have to haul your bags very far. The curtains on each bunk give you some privacy, with power plugs and a reading light inside. Good wifi. I will be back!

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Thank you for leaving such a positive review we are always looking at what we can improve on for you, we are happy to see you utilised all of the amenities we offer for our guests! See you soon! St Christophers GDN

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Siena Hostel, Siena, Italy
9.7
19th Jan 2015

A modern, world-class hostel any big city would be proud of. Occupies a spacious 4-story hotel-style building on the outskirts of the city. Easily reach the city by a city bus stopping directly in front. Only thing missing is a guest kitchen.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Woodah Hostel, Copenhagen, Denmark
9.7
11th Oct 2014

A charming gem just a short walk from the train station. Ought to win an award for clever use of space. Hostel occupies a ground floor commercial space that also serves as yoga studio and cafe. The "dorms" are set up like a Japanese capsule hotel. You get a 1x1x2-meter box to yourself with a curtain providing some privacy. Each box has power and light (but no wifi). Free linen and breakfast. Minuses: No guest kitchen. Wifi can slow down in the evening and is available only in common area.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
DREAM House hostel, Kiev, Ukraine
10.0
9th Oct 2014

Just about the most perfect hostel, housed in its own 3-story building facing a courtyard. Plenty of amenities, including rental bikes, good wifi, lots of power plugs in rooms. Interesting and vibrant neighborhood. Located on a historic street leading from the river up to the original city. Grocery store nearby. 10 minute walk from the Metro. Definitely will return.

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Thanks a bunch! It is so nice to hear so kind feedback! We are glad to meet you again and again at our hostel! Now you know that there is a place in Kiev where you are always welcome.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
DREAM Story hostel, Kiev, Ukraine
8.3
6th Oct 2014

Nice staff, but the hostel was too small for my liking - occupying a large 4-bedroom apartment. (I was more comfortable at the sister property, Dream House, with more amenities and space and a more interesting neighborhood.) 4th floor, but building has a lift. Hard to find if you don't carefully follow instructions. Bunkbeds are high and a bit scary, with only a 1/2 meter railing. Getting up there requires some athleticism. Basic kitchen. Only 1 block from Metro. The high ceilings are a plus.

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Hi Glenn)) Thank you for your feedback! It's so pleasant to hear that you liked our Dream House Hostel, but we are upset that our hostel was small for you=( It's great that despite all difficulties you found us) It's a bit stange that our beds are scary, because usually tourists like our beds and say that they are safe! Anyway we hope that you'll be back to Kiev and we are waiting for you at both of our hostels!!

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Bent Prop Inn Downtown, Anchorage, USA
10.0
6th Aug 2014

A fantastic value in a very expensive city. A small former hotel sitting in the shadow of a huge luxury hotel in downtown Anchorage. Direct bus to airport. Good hostel facilities. Caveat: No grocery store nearby.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
HI San Diego - Downtown, San Diego, USA
9.4
14th May 2014

A big hostel in a central location in the trendy Gaslamp District, where you probably can't afford anything. The nearest trolley station is about five blocks away. Served my lodging needs well. Only drawback is an apparently lack of air conditioning. Rooms can be hot in the summer, and some of my fellow travelers had trouble sleeping.

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Thanks for the review, and your business. We currently have A/C in all of our private rooms with private bathrooms, which makes us one of the only hostels in San Diego to even offer rooms with AC. We will also be replacing most of our ceiling fans before summer, which should help, and adding more AC's in here and there. We really appreciate you bringing this up and we hope to see you again soon. All the best. -HI San Diego Downtown

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Funny-Farm, Interlaken, Switzerland
7.7
17th Apr 2014

Decent accommodations, but not as funny as the name implies. Hostel is part of a big resort complex. (Think Hotel Budapest.) Wifi is guaranteed only in the big hotel lobby (although I got it adequately on the third floor). No guest kitchen, and not much of a hostel vibe, but the location is good for someone arriving by car. Free parking.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hollywood Beach Hostel, Fort Lauderdale, USA
8.9
18th Nov 2013

A great place if you want to get away from the hustle of Miami Beach. Just yards from a quiet, safe beach where you can swim year-round. Former motel. Each room has a kitchenette. Easy bus ride to the Tri Rail station for MIA airport. FLL takes two buses and about 45 minutes. (FLL usually has cheaper airfares than MIA.) Good wifi. No common areas apart from the open lounge space between buildings. FREE bike and board rental. FYI: They will take a $50 hold on your credit card. I'll be back!

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel HOMEr, Prague, Czech Republic
9.7
8th Nov 2013

Great place! I reserved for two nights and stay for four. Excellent location - a 20 minute walk from the train station (You'll need a map.) but right in the center of the tourist district. Good wifi. Big supermarket nearby (but you'll need directions to find it). Spacious kitchen, but only one hotplate was working when I was there. Fun fact: "HOMEr" refers to the Simpson patriarch.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Generator Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
8.6
6th Nov 2013

A giant McHostel directly across from the main station. It's great for what it does: providing affordable, efficient, super-safe, super-clean lodging in a prime location. The one thing you won't find here is a guest kitchen and the relaxed opportunity to socialize that comes with it. The rules say no food in the rooms, but with no kitchen it's unavoidable. I'd stay here again as convenient lodging but not make friends.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel, Copenhagen, Denmark
10.0
4th Nov 2013

Great place in an excellent location! ~1 km from central station. This is a big 7-floor hostel but doesn't feel that way. Super clean. Well-equipped kitchen. I'd stay here again. Notes: Wifi free in the lobby, but bogs down in evening. Better wifi, including in rooms, costs 70 DKK for your stay. Bike rental 70 DKK/day. Credit card can be used for everything, so I spent 2 days here with no DKK cash at all.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Anker Hostel, Oslo, Norway
8.9
3rd Nov 2013

An excellent value in hyper-expensive Oslo, but not the best place to meet people. Only about a kilometer walk from the bus/train station. (You don't need a tram but you do need a map.) No central guest kitchen, only a kitchenette in each room (with no cooking supplies). Hostel occupies a big, modern, ultra-clean hotel building. No real hostel breakfast; they just send you to a restaurant a block away.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
City Backpackers Hostel, Stockholm, Sweden
10.0
1st Nov 2013

A good deal in hyper-expensive Stockholm. A big, well-run hostel, but doesn't feel big. Easy walk from bus/train station. Supermarket about a 5 minute walk (where you can at least afford potatoes). Hostel bike rental at SEK 50 for 4 hours. (Also municipal bikes available nearby in summer.) Big common kitchen with free pasta. Expect a one-time linen charge. My photos: glenn-campbell.com/detail/stockholm

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The Warsaw Hostel, Warsaw, Poland
9.7
27th Oct 2013

Good value. Excellent location. Solid Wifi. Well-stocked supermarket next door. Hostel consists of six bunk rooms along a central corridor on the 1st floor (USA=2nd) of a large multi-use building. The wide corridor and high ceilings make it feel spacious. Basic kitchen with hotplate, microwave and fridge. Hostel can be hard to find the first time, so print a map. Not well marked on outside. Look for ornate entry with statue above the door.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.3
24th Oct 2013

Good, clean, utilitarian lodging close to Laguardia airport. This is my sixth stay. Not a great location for tourist stuff and nothing of interest near the hostel (not even groceries), but great if you happen to be flying in or out of LGA. Also a good choice on weekends and holidays when other hostels' rates are through the roof. The only barrier to using this as a tourist base is the 15-minute bus ride to the subway, which doesn't add to the subway cost if you use a transit card.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Q4 Hotel, New York, USA
9.4
3rd Aug 2013

An excellent choice! Adjacent to the Queens Plaze subway, so virtually the same as staying in Manhattan. Clean, spacious and well-run. Only negatives: Nothing much to do within walking distance. Good kitchen but grocery store is a 15 minute walk. You'll use this hostel mainly as a staging area for subway trips to Manhattan.

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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
7.1
22nd Jun 2013

My third stay. Safe, clean and relatively spacious lodging when other hostels are full or too expensive (especially weekends and holidays). Convenient to LaGuardia airport but nothing else. Spacious common room (in a separate building) but it is closed 2am-7am, which could be a problem for visitors coming from Europe. Bus to Manhattan from outside the hostel runs 24 hours.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Bodrum Backpackers, Bodrum, Turkey
6.3
14th Jun 2013

Gets the job done. Good location. A bit crowded and rough around the edges. Management seems disorganized. Hostel is pushing it's own services and vendors, so don't expect unbiased advice regarding food, airport transportation, etc. I wish there was some competition in town, but this one works.

    • 6.0Value For Money
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  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The New York Loft Hostel, New York, USA
9.7
22nd Mar 2013

I've stayed at several hostels in NYC, and this is by far my favorite. (My 2nd stay.) The most spacious hostel I have stayed in -- not just in NY but anywhere! Neighborhood is bland and semi-industrial, but the hostel's facilities are superior. An easy subway ride to Manhattan (not much different than staying there). Just be sure to reserve in advance, cuz they fill up fast.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
7.4
20th Mar 2013

Not an optimal location, but workable once you understand the constraints. Hotel on the edge of a dense middle class residential area. Not even a convenience store nearby. The facilities of the hostel itself are pretty good however: spacious rooms, fast wifi, large common area, kitchen. Good access to LGA. Allow 45 minutes to get to mid-town Manhattan via M60 bus and subway. Not my first choice in NY, but I felt safe and comfortable here for 2 nights. Check out Jackson Heights, a world bazaar!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.4
15th Mar 2013

Imagine your a character in a Dashielle Hammett novel. "He was living in a two-bit hotel in the Tenderloin." This converted 6-story hotel has plenty of character and couldn't be more centrally located. Probably a lot safer and cleaner than in the 30s. I was comfortable here and will probably return. No many power plugs in the rooms, however, so bring a branching cube.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
10.0
6th Feb 2013

Great place! On the 2nd and 3rd floors above a cafe. 1 block to subway and North Station. Walkable to North End and Quincy Market. My 2nd stay, and I'll be back!

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Thanks for the awesome comments! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we can't wait to see you again soon!

    • 10.0Value For Money
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Apple Hostels of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA
6.0
31st Dec 2012

I was forced to cancel but am leaving a mediocre review for their HW listing. Listing fails to clearly state that it is NOT OPEN TO U.S. CITIZENS UNLESS YOU ARE A STUDENT. I do not question their right to make this restriction, only that it is buried deep in their entry. You have to read every word of the description to figure it out. This should be at the TOP of the entry. I wasted my time and money be reserving based on a casual reading. Only just before travelling did I read the details.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Samesun Montreal Central, Montreal, Canada
9.1
25th Dec 2012

A hostel that looks and feels more like an upscale hotel. Couldn't be more central, right around the corner from the bus station! Good wifi. Microwave/fridge in rooms. Free breakfast. Would come back!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
HI Chamounix Mansion, Philadelphia, USA
9.1
7th Dec 2012

Inconvenient location but excellent facilities. It feel like you're staying in the country, far from the city. You have to figure in the long walk from the bus stop or the cab fare from the city ($20-ish from 30th Street Station). Cab drivers may not know the place so be prepared to direct them.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Chillout Cengo, Istanbul, Turkey
9.1
26th Nov 2012

Great place! Occupies the equivalent of three large apartments on three upper floors in the heart of Istanbul's main shopping district. (Much better to stay here in the Taksim area rather than the Old City, which is more sterile and touristic.) Good wifi. Small supermarket around the corner and plenty of food options within steps of the hostel. Showers are a little primitive but workable. Reach main tourist sites by public transit or a long walk.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
NY Moore Hostel, New York, USA
8.0
24th Nov 2012

A remarkably spacious hostel in a warehouse district of Brooklyn. Would stay here again. Only drawback is the lack of a kitchen (just a microwave/toaster oven/hotplate). The neighborhood has nothing much to offer, but Manhattan is a 15-minute subway ride away.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Downtown Washington Hostel, Washington DC, USA
8.3
29th Sep 2012

I have used this hostel a couple of times as practical lodging when traveling in and out of Union Station (about 15 min walk). Hostel occupies roughly the space of two apartments on the 2nd and 3rd floors above a storefront in an upscale DC neighborhood (which I consider safe). Groceries nearby. Expect stairs.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
10.0
8th Sep 2012

Best hostel of my two-week trip! Occupies the 3rd floor of a multi-use building above a McDonalds. Best possible location in the city, directly across the street from the main station, but may be hard to find the first time. You have to walk THROUGH McDonalds to get to it (between the restaurant and the McCafe). 24-hour currency exchange across street. Nearby supermarket open til midnight. Convenient access to Old Town (but better location than Old Town hostels). Nice staff. Good wifi.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Stadion, Helsinki, Finland
8.0
6th Sep 2012

One should be grateful for affordable lodging in this expensive city. Hostel is clean, safe and well-run but wouldn't rate highly anywhere else. Too far from the city center, and too big and institutional. Wifi is sluggish and only works in the lobby area. Hostel is actually in the Olympic Stadium, under the bleachers. Well equipped kitchen and a 24 supermarket nearby ($$$ like all of Helsinki). Neighborhood feels sterile but safe. I'd stay here again for its value, but not excited about it.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The Palace Hostel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
8.3
11th Jul 2012

Hostel occupies a spacious townhouse. The rooms are air conditioned and the common areas are in the ambient air. Enjoyed my stay and even returned for a second night. Negative: Only one working shower when I was there. Kitchen has hotplate and microwave only. (Note on San Juan: transit system is adequate but confusing. Buses don't seem to stop where signs say they do and there's little info online. Had an easy time getting to hostel from airport but hell of a time getting back to the airport.)

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
7.4
25th Jun 2012

Stayed here for one night during an overnight layover and it fit the bill. Main complaint is the lack of a guest kitchen. I found it a pleasant walk from the train station.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers Fairytale, Split, Croatia
9.4
22nd Jun 2012

This is a penthouse apartment turned into a hostel. I'd stay again. It's on a high floor (5th?) so expect a lot of stairs. It's quite close to the old city but can be incredibly difficult to find, even with a map and directions. When trying to find the hostel, here are some hints: The street it is on is right side of a long parking plaza, which has several street names, with the hostel near the end. Look for an apartment building with a medical symbol above the door, just BEYOND Istarska Street.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The New York Loft Hostel, New York, USA
9.4
30th May 2012

So spacious you'd never think you were in NY! Occupies an entire 4-story warehouse in a safe Bohemian/industrial section of Brooklyn. Via subway, as easy to get to as any Manhattan hostel. 10-bed dorms are a huge spaces with lots of elbow room. Ample breakfast. I've stayed at many NY hostels & this is now my first choice. Warning: always reserve via Hostelworld, as walk-in rate could be much higher. See my hostel photos in this album: http://Glenn-Campbell.com/album?Brooklyn

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Khaosan Tokyo Ninja, Tokyo, Japan
9.7
15th Apr 2012

Great place to stay! Good wifi. Clean. Excellent showers. The 20 bed dorms are "cabin beds", the homemade equivalent of a capsule hotel. You get your own little box with a closing door for a privacy. (The next best thing to a private room.) Spacious kitchen/common room in the basement, insulated from the dorms. 24-hour supermarket nearby. Very safe. Near Toei subway and JR rail, but not Tokyo Metro. I stayed at three hostels in Tokyo, and this would be my first choice to return to.

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Thank you very much for staying with us. We appreciate your rating and feedback. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We will keep doing our best to make our hostel more comfortable and pleasant. We look forward to seeing you next time. Thank you very much again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Downtown Washington Hostel, Washington DC, USA
6.7
17th Nov 2011

Hostel occupies two floors above a storefront in a safe, upscale DC neighborhood. Almost a mile walk from Union Station (through a safe neighborhood). You'll need a map the first time. Small but adequate kitchen. Small supermarket nearby. Good wifi. 8-bed dorm is more comfortable than the smaller rooms. New beds. Leave your shoes at the door. I was NOT HAPPY to be charged the full cost of my stay on my credit card before I arrived (a legally dubious practice). Might stay here again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
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    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
HI NYC Hostel, New York, USA
9.0
20th Oct 2011

This is the biggest hostel I have ever stayed at, occupying a grand hotel 1 block from the subway. For its size, it is clean, safe and well run, and I will stay here again. Free, reliable wifi. (Hostel computers, though, are $6/hr.) Good security. (Bring your own lock for in-room locker.) Many lounges and common rooms, big courtyard patio. No free breakfast, but $2 will feed you the equivalent at the snack bar. Spacious kitchen. $5/day storage lockers. My hostel photos: http://j.mp/nssrWi

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.0
12th Oct 2011

Clean, safe, simple lodging at a reasonable rate for the area. Occupies two floors above a storefront in a commercial area near TD Garden. Short walk to North Station subway and North End. Good wifi. Kitchen has only a fridge, microwave and toaster. Custom-made wooden bunks with lockers under the bed (bring own lock). Breakfast: cereal, toast, juice coffee. Common area closes midday and late at night, which might be a pain if you are jetlagged.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea, London, England
9.0
29th Aug 2011

An excellent choice for the money. Occupies the upper floors above a neighborhood pub (where most of the clients seem to be hostelers). 15 minute walk from Victoria station. Good, free wifi in pub, but dodgy upstairs (where they want you to pay for wifi). Hostel's directions from Pimlico tube station led me astray. (Go LEFT at St. Georges Square at the church, not right. Found myself heading back to Victoria.) Tight dorm rooms. No kitchen. Free soft drinks, snacks and earplugs.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The Monkeys in the Trees, London, England
9.3
24th Aug 2011

Really enjoyed my stay--so much that I extended it and came back again a second time! I'll be back here again. The only negative is its somewhat distant location: 10-minute walk to Shepherds Bush Market tube station then a 20 minute ride to Central London. (£4 one-way or get a transit day pass for £6.60.) Good, free wifi. Good showers. You need no less than 4 security codes to get in after hours. Lots of shopping nearby. My photos of hostel and area: http://Glenn-Campbell.com/album?shepherdsbush

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Best Holidays Venice, Venice, Italy
7.0
21st Aug 2011

Clean, spacious, central Venice location, solid free wifi. Not too fond of the staff, but I'd stay here again for the excellent value. Hostels directions are accurate but inadequate. From the Rialto Bridge, go straight for several blocks before you find the little bridge. Look for a big sign "Sestier de S. Polo". Just to the right is a 1-meter wide alley leading to the hostel. Correct address is 1615, not 1612, which is an expensive-looking guesthouse. Expect to climb stairs.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Pella-Inn, Athens, Greece
8.7
23rd Jun 2011

My 2nd stay at the Pella Inn, and I'd stay here again! This is a multi-story former hotel with a stunning view of the Acropolis from the rooftop terrace and many of the rooms. Nice staff. Solid wifi in the lobby and in at least the rooms. Close to Metro. Walk to Acropolis. No kitchen. Primitive showers that are difficult to use. My main complaint from last time is resolved: Each dorm guest now gets his own key (for a 5 euro deposit). Come for the rooftop terrace alone! Photo: http://j.mp/nySKZU

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Wake UP! Cairo Hostel, Cairo, Egypt
9.7
19th Jun 2011

Reserved for one night and stayed for four, so very happy. 5-room hostel on a high floor of a multi-use building. Stunning views from common area and some rooms. Nice staff. Ideally located, close to Egyptian Museum, but hard to find on first visit. (To find it, walk along a straight line between the museum and the Nasser subway station.) Solid wifi at nominal cost. Bottled water & drinks for sale. Small kitchen. My video of hostel: http://youtu.be/U-bcrxMlm3w

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Pella-Inn, Athens, Greece
8.7
30th May 2011

Came for one night and stayed for 3, so pretty happy overall. Million dollar view of the Acropolis from roof and most rooms! Location couldn't be better. Negatives: no kitchen, primitive showers. The system of one key per dorm room can be awkward. Comfortable common room. Solid wifi in lobby and many rooms.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
10.0
21st Apr 2011

A brand new hostel, only about a month old. Well worth any premium you pay over other hostels! The Chef also offers breakfast and occasional dinner at very low prices. Solid wifi. About a 20 minute walk from the Central Bus Station.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Corinne Hostel, Eilat, Israel
9.3
20th Apr 2011

I'd stay here again! Excellent location near the bus station. Funky decor reminds you a little of Russia. Good Wifi. Dorm rooms segregated by gender (a quaint concept). 24 hour reception. Short walk to the beach and boardwalk. Groceries and all manner of services nearby.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
New Palm Hostel, Jerusalem, Israel
7.7
19th Apr 2011

I've stayed here twice. Not my first choice in Jerusalem, but it works and I'd stay here again. Kitchen is primitive (no microwave). Hostel is well-marked in neon and is across the street from the Damascus Gate, but it still took me a while to find the first time. (It's above a fruit market.)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Arch-Ist Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
8.7
9th Feb 2011

Came for one night and stayed for five, so it worked for me. Occupies several floors of a thin apartment building, so lots of steep stairs. Spacious kitchen and common area. Good wifi in lobby. Location might not be good for everyone. Close to Taksim square (and airport buses), but hard to find on first visit, so study your maps carefully. Public transit to the Blue Mosque area can be confusing and involves a lot of hilly walking. My VIDEO of the hostel: http://youtu.be/mRKJT2GHofw

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Ocean Blue Hostel, Miami, USA
9.7
2nd Feb 2011

My third stay. Clean, simple, in the center of everything. Not a party hostel—which is good! Solid Wifi (except in the 10-bed dorm). See my Miami Beach photos, including several of the hostel: http://j.mp/cjJrcY

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
USA Hostels San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
9.7
27th Jan 2011

Worked for me! Stayed only one night and left early, but seems well-run.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
10.0
24th Dec 2010

Thoroughly enjoyed my 4-night stay! Hostel is in a commercial building halfway between central bus station and Old City. Still has some rough edges due to construction, but super staff makes up for it! Solid wifi in lobby. Tours and advice galore! My photos on Xmas: http://j.mp/ffpfVw

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The Beez Kneez Bakpakers Hostel, Whitehorse, Canada
9.7
20th Nov 2010

Found this a warm and friendly place in the dead of winter. Hostel occupies a Brady Bunch-style split-level ranch house. The proprietor, Nancy, lives on site. Good wifi, but the hostel is sensitive about heavy use due to high overage charges in the Yukon. I'd stay here again! My photos of Whitehorse (including several of the hostel): http://j.mp/hxvUtJ

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Ocean Blue Hostel, Miami, USA
9.7
8th Nov 2010

This place is sweet! I've stayed here twice and will stay here again. Essentially a small hotel occupying the 2nd floor above storefronts on Ocean Drive, directly across the street from the beach and in the middle of South Beach nightlife. Spacious 2-story lobby makes it seem bigger than it is. Squeaky clean and efficiently run. Not a party hostel. (You can get a good night's slieep!) Solid, fast wifi and FREE public computers.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
8.0
7th Nov 2010

This hostel occupies an old two-story hotel about a block from the beach. The free meals are remarkable for the price. I liked the place but had to move out after one night for only one reason: dodgy wifi. It is available only in the lobby and it doesn't seem intended for the traffic it carries. (Worked well for me only before dawn.)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
HI - Winnipeg Downtown, Winnipeg, Canada
8.0
23rd Oct 2010

A bit institutional, but it perfectly served my needs. Good free wifi. Not much to do in the area, but that reflects the city, not the hostel. I'd stay there again!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Las Musas Hostel, Madrid, Spain
9.3
1st Oct 2010

I've stayed in several hostels in Madrid, but this is the one I am most likely to return to. It's a big hostel, occupying three floors of a former apartment house, but since the original floorplans are retained, it doesn't feel big. Many bathrooms, two kitchens, two common areas. Wifi was a little flaky, especially in the evening, but was adequate. Key card access to rooms. Excellent location near Metro. A simple, clean, cheap place that works!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Tarifa Melting Pot Hostel, Tarifa, Spain
10.0
27th Sep 2010

Loved it! Came for 1 night and stayed for three! 5 min. walk to the beach, old town and ferry. 15 min walk from bus. Good WiFi (that staff depends on too, so they'll fix it if it goes out). Big, well-equipped kitchen. Nice staff! My Tarifa album has some hostel photos: http://j.mp/aOYglK

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Nuevo Suizo, Seville, Spain
10.0
26th Sep 2010

Was comfortable here and would stay again. Getting here the first time can be confusing so plot your own course from the bus or train station. No kitchen, only a fridge and microwave. Good wifi.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Nathan's Villa Sighisoara, Sighisoara, Romania
10.0
30th Jul 2010

Nice place in the best location possible! Within a block of the train station, grocery stores and a farmers market. About 10 minutes walk from the old city center and Dracula's birthplace. Would stay here again!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Chillton 2, Belgrade, Serbia
10.0
28th Jul 2010

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Old Town Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
9.3
25th Jul 2010

This is an apartment hostel with only two bedrooms: a 10-bunk dorm and a 2 bed private. However, the pre-Communist architecture and high ceilings make it feel very spacious. BIG kitchen and common area. The day attendant Maja makes everyone feel at home. Solid wifi and a free common computer. Free lockers with key. Supermarket nearby. About 15 minute walk from train station. Easy walk to museums & tourist district. I booked for one night, stayed for two.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Nana's Rooms, Ljubljana, Slovenia
9.3
23rd Jul 2010

A lovely place! Clean and new. Some distance from the city center (took me 1/2 hour to walk from the train station), but they offer a free shuttle. No wifi; instead, much faster plug-in ethernet. (I was skeptical, but it worked better than wifi.) Consider the private room for only a little more. Not a party hostel (or a party city for that matter). Bike rental for €5/day. Free substantial breakfast you order the night before. Low-cost vending machine. Full guest kitchen. Supermarket nearby.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
PLUS Alba D'Oro Camping, Venice, Italy
9.3
21st Jul 2010

I was comfortable here. About 30 min. from Venice by city bus (€1.10) or their own hourly shuttle (€2). A big campground, consisting mainly of portable bungalows. My 3-person dorm was a tiny room with attached toilet/shower and A/C. Security seems good, including a locking door and night patrols. Young crowd, w a party every night. Free WiFi, only near office. Near airport but not walkable (4 min bus). See my photos http://bit.ly/96b4w1 and FOAM PARTY video http://youtu.be/MoBtaQ6h-AQ

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Zorbas Hotel, Athens, Greece
7.7
11th Jun 2010

Did just what I wanted it to: gave me a comfortable place to stay before my flight the next day. I saw only my room. Just a few steps from the Metro (but pay attention to directions). Fast, reliable wifi (at least in my room near reception). Free blanket and linen, but no top sheet. I'd stay here again for cheap, reliable lodging (but not to meet other travelers).

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Santorini Hostel Kykladonisia, Santorini, Greece
10.0
10th Jun 2010

The most stunningly beautiful place I have ever stayed - both the island and the hostel! I felt like No. 6 in The Prisoner (in a good way). The tiny pool is a trip! Many terraces and passageways to explore. My only beef: The directions were WRONG, sending me south from the bus station instead of north. (Also: be sure to bear RIGHT at a fork. When you pass Hertz, you're on track.) Once you find it, though, this hostel is a surreal dream in an excellent location. My photos: http://bit.ly/cmY9LB

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Athens Backpackers, Athens, Greece
7.0
9th Jun 2010

I felt I got the bait-and-switch. The place I stayed was comfortable, but it wasn't the place I reserved. Upon check in, I was told I was staying at the hostel's sister property several blocks away, Athens Studios. The dorm room was superior, but there were no common areas to speak of. I missed the community I expected at Athens Backpackers. I don't think the good ratings of one hostel should be used to fill another. When I pay more to stay at a certain hostel, that's where I expect to stay.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Two Ducks Hostel, Rome, Italy
6.7
16th May 2010

This is a couple of separate top-floor apartments converted into a "hostel". Cramped, with little character, but if you just need a place to stay, it works. Excellent location about 3 blocks from the Termini station. Good wifi (free) but limited power sockets, so bring a branching device.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
PLUS Florence, Florence, Italy
9.3
15th May 2010

One of the must luxurious hostels I've ever stayed at, with amenities you wouldn't believe, like a pool and sauna in the basement and a stunning rooftop bar. (Spectacular view!) The €5 breakfast is awesome. There are negatives, however, including slow wifi and an early 10am checkout time (after which your key stops working). WARNING: This is a BIG hostel (7+ floors) with a huge potential crush at check in and check out (if you happen to hit the desk when everyone else does).

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Amigo, Mexico City, Mexico
9.3
4th May 2010

I felt very comfortable here. Clean, safe and good location. Free breakfast and dinner. Good tours. Minuses: No guest kitchen. Wifi was flaky but usable. Ceiling fans but no A/C. Most rooms have no windows or worse: big windows that don't open. Temp was fine in early May but I would avoid here in summer.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
AAE 11th Avenue Hostel, Denver, USA
5.3
23rd Feb 2010

I have never spent a night in prison, but the men's dorm here gave me a feeling for it. Not a hostel but a flophouse for semi-literate, semi-sober local men. No stalls around toilets (i.e. no privacy anywhere except showers). Wifi exists, but staff didn't know security code. Reserved an 8-bed dorm but got a basement 12-bed dorm (the only one they had). Positives: central location, clean. Can't speak for the privates, but the dorm is inappropriate for tourists.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Living Cat's Hostel, Madrid, Spain
7.7
31st Dec 2009

It does the job. No kitchen. The one-temperature showers take a lot of creativity (but warm enough). Hard-to-use door locks. Good Wifi. Top bedding not changed. Would come back again based only on price.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Lagan Backpackers, Belfast, Northern Ireland
9.7
3rd Dec 2009

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! A warm haven in rainy Belfast. The proprietor works hard to make everything right. Fast, free wifi! Super location! Only neg: probably not enough toilets when fully booked.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Ocean Blue Hostel, Miami, USA
10.0
27th Oct 2009

One of the nicest hostels I've ever stayed at -- and in America no less! Bright, clean, airy! In the heart of the South Beach tourist district, across the street from the beach. Only one negative: Wifi didn't work in my room. An incredible bargain overall!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
New York Hostel 99, New York, USA
7.7
2nd Sep 2009

There are things you can quibble with (crowded dorms, inadequate showers) but this is a safe clean place to stay at a remarkable price. http://bit.ly/CqsM3

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Home Lisbon Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
10.0
3rd Jul 2009

A well-run hostel owned by a former backpacker. My full review: http://bit.ly/L00hX

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
7.7
20th Jun 2009

Has its quirks, but I was very comfortable here. Came for 2 days, stayed for 4. Neighborhood is seedy JUST LIKE THE REST OF ATHENS. Great WiFi!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers on Dundas, Toronto, Canada
6.7
4th May 2009

A tiny little shoebox hostel in a converted 2nd office suite downtown, but it performs the function. I enjoyed working on my laptop in my bunk with the free WiFi.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
6.7
17th Mar 2009

Good for the price. Hard to find, so pay attention to the directions.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
La Posada de Huertas, Madrid, Spain
8.3
15th Nov 2008

A good, convenient choice in a central location. For the price, I would stay there again. One annoyance: Wifi is limited to the lobby and was very temperamental when I was there. Probably not be the best hostel to meet people, but the essential lodging purpose was fulfilled. Expect to pay a 15 euro sheet/key deposit at check-in.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Equity Point Gothic, Barcelona, Spain
8.0
23rd May 2008

An excellent value for the neighborhood, but a few problems: (1) Although only steps from the metro, it's virtually impossible to find without address in hand, as about 10 roads converge here and the hostel is hidden. (2) The tiny kitchen is inadequate for the number of guests. (3) Free internet only at 3 terminals (no wifi), which you may have to wait for. Otherwise, it's an interesting place in the heart of the tourist district. Big common area and an even bigger rooftop terrace.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • GlennCampbell
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Alberguinn Youth Hostel, Barcelona, Spain
8.3
23rd May 2008

Far from the tourist district, but a good choice if you are coming and going from the Sants station. Free wifi in lobby and free soap in the showers. Only pet peeve: No power outlet in my room.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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