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Reviews: dalecollie

Location USA, Gender Male, Age 71

  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
City Hostel Seattle, Seattle, USA
10.0
11th Sep 2014

Exceptionally good hostel. Professionally managed, excellent and helpful staff, very good security check on those entering the hostel and roomy lockers in the key-card accessed rooms. Bathrooms and showers spotless. Good breakfast with plenty of fresh fruit, cereals, toast, coffee, and tea. Exceptionally clean dishes and utensils sanitized in dishwasher operated by staff after guests rinse items. Streaming WiFi was excellent at back of building, 2nd floor even during times of high usage.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Toc Hostel Sevilla, Seville, Spain
10.0
10th Aug 2014

Extraordinary! TOC is a great destination in the midst of historical Seville. You'll be so happy with your stay that you'll want to send me a thank you note for recommending them. Staying here is like sharing a hotel room vs a hostel dorm. Only area for improvement would be the lighting in the breakfast area. The atmosphere there doesn't match up with the extraordinary atmosphere of the rest of TOC.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Famous Crows, Lisbon, Portugal
10.0
6th Aug 2014

If you're not staying at Famous Crows, you're missing out. This is an owner operated hostel with impressive attention to detail. Stay here. You won't be disappointed.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel B&B&B, Santander, Spain
10.0
3rd Aug 2014

Excellent staff and facility. Very good location.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Downtown River Hostel, San Sebastian, Spain
10.0
30th Jul 2014

You won't be disappointed if you stay at Downtown River Hostel. It's close to what you want.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Bilbao Central Hostel, Bilbao, Spain
10.0
27th Jul 2014

Central Hostel is professionally run and is a great value for the cost. Staff was very helpful. Location is good for walking to just about any part of the city.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Bilbao Central Hostel, Bilbao, Spain
10.0
26th Jul 2014

Excellent, well managed, well maintained, very helpful to guests.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The Hat Madrid, Madrid, Spain
10.0
22nd Jul 2014

Excellent ... I've stayed in hostels all around the world. Top Hat rates right there at the top of the list for quality, cleanliness, security, atmosphere and everything. The breakfast was different from many hostels, but the tomato based sauce to put on the toast was good. It seems that a number of Spanish hostels consider the toast a sufficient desayuno (breakfast). Don't miss the rooftop patio and bar where drinks are reasonably priced and there is often music.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
10.0
8th Jun 2014

Excellent. I'll stay here again - as often as I'm in Frankfurt

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
10.0
8th Jun 2014

Excellent place to stay. And the staff went out of their way to help correct an error I made in reservations.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Baccarat, Nice, France
6.0
8th Jul 2013

Location is convenient to rail station, but directions to hostel are poor. The hostel is located at the far end of the boulevard from the old city and large public plaza. The staff was helpful at the desk. The 3 euro wine/pasta dinner was a plate of spaghetti with cheap wine.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Vertigo Vieux-Port, Marseille, France
7.4
5th Jul 2013

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Jacobs Inn, Dublin, Ireland
10.0
2nd Jul 2013

Convenient location and helpful staff. Hostel understands what travelers need and are focused on meeting the needs

View Property Reply

Yes so good to hear this as we have been very focused on meeting needs this year

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Jacobs Inn, Dublin, Ireland
10.0
25th Jun 2013

Best hostel I've ever stayed in.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Global Village, Belfast, Northern Ireland
9.7
23rd Jun 2013

Very good hostel. Staff knows the needs of travelers

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Sandra's Backpackers Hostel, Thurso, Scotland
6.0
17th Jun 2013

Hard to find because name on front of building appears to be a food stand. Rooms are up the narrow rusting stairs above the restaurant. Park on the street where the sign limits the length of parking, but the owner says "never mind. we have only one policeman and he serves two towns."

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
St Christopher's Inn Newquay, Newquay, England
9.4
8th Jun 2013

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
9.7
29th Apr 2013

Located in the Red Light and drug sale district, but only 3-5 min walk from the main train station - very convenient. The strip joint people will try to get your attention as you walk past, but if you ignore them you're just fine - just keep walking, don't look at them or answer their questions/invitations. The drug people are involved with their own business and give you no attention. The hostel is well secured and entry must be approved by the person at the counter, so no outsiders on the insi

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
10.0
15th Feb 2013

X-cellent-clean-and very helpful staff. I'll stay again and recommend them highly

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Alaska Backpackers Inn, Anchorage, USA
3.1
7th Aug 2012

Ya know this place is just nasty. There's equipment stored behind the front desk of the "annex." There's graffiti all over the walls in an effort to be creative and allow guests to personalize the wall space, but it's not really working for this hostel. All the amateur artwork just makes the place look bad. Hosts who really care about guests do all they can to make the place look good. Alaska Backpackers seems to have the opposite attitude.

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Adam&Eva Hostel, Prague, Czech Republic
10.0
28th Jul 2012

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
10.0
24th Jul 2012

Great hostel and compliments to Oliver, the staff guy on duty when I checked in ... very helpful and enthusiastic about the hostel and guests. Convenient location for walking through the old city, easy Metro stop, only a few blocks from the river. Be sure to use their coupon for Bali Restaurant - very good place to dine.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
U inn Berlin Hostel, Berlin, Germany
10.0
20th Jul 2012

Excellent hostel and staff. Easy tram and walk to hostel. Quiet but easy enough transportation to the site seeing and party attractions

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
EastSeven Berlin Hostel, Berlin, Germany
10.0
18th Jul 2012

The U-bahn ride makes this a convenient place to stay. The directions are detailed but a little unclear about which way to go when you leave the U-bahn. The directions just give you the street name, but you cannot see it from the u-bahn exit. You'll have to ask someone which way to the street.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
9.1
16th Jul 2012

Great staff and great facility. Thanks for your hospitality.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.7
14th Jul 2012

Wanderlust is in the town of Florsheim, a convenient train stop between Weisbaden/Mainz and Frankfort. The staff is extraordinarily hospitable.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Euphemia Old City Canal Zone, Amsterdam, Netherlands
10.0
2nd Jul 2012

Excellent hostel, management and staff. One of the best hostels I've seen across USA and Europe. I've already recommended Euphemia to others and will return the next time I get to Amsterdam. -- Dale

View Property Reply

Thank you Dale. It was a pleasure having you stay with us!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
10.0
24th May 2012

Outstanding ... owner was very helpful. i exstended my stay from one night to 3 nights.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.0
23rd May 2012

This basic hostel is on the "other side of the tracks" from the city of Pisa, but it is a convenient walk from the train station. I went there to stay one night and extended for an additional 3 nights, making day trips to Lucca and Florence. Price is right. Beds are single and not bunk.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Ospitalia del Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy
8.0
20th May 2012

I for fitted the nights fee when I decided to extend my stay at another hostel in Carniglia

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Ostello Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Italy
10.0
19th May 2012

Cleanest and most helpful hostel I've found so far. Alessandro on the desk and his wife Julia are knowledgable and so helpful it's as though you are guests in their own home. And Elizabeth works with them in aking sure everything is Perfect Be sure to sign up for the 3 Euro breakfast -- it will make you happy And if you're visiting the trail and other towns be sure to buy at the train station the 10 Euro day pass that covers the train, the hiking trail, and the little bus from the station .

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dalecollie
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hollywood Beach Hostel, Fort Lauderdale, USA
6.3
20th Apr 2012

This basic hostel is close to the beach, but pretty average otherwise. Insufficient parking.

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

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