Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Australia, Gender: Male, Age: 25

Khammany Inn Hostel

Luang Prabang, Laos
86%

Decent hostel, absolutely LOVED the Christmas eve dinner they put on for free. Great staff who genuinely cared for our well-being. The beds were extremely hard, and the building quality was nothing special. Overall a good place to stay. Excellent value for money.

  • 24th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


NapPark Hostel at Khao San

Bangkok, Thailand
80%

The rooms had good facilities but were hindered by design flaws - the room lights were placed directly above (within 50cm) upper bunk beds, guaranteeing to wake everyone whenever someone turns on the room light. The sleeping area dividing curtains were a nice touch but in practice they did very little to block the light from other areas at nighttime. Overall a decent hostel.

  • 23rd Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


Vivacity Home

Chiang Mai, Thailand
86%

A really nice and luxurious place, however, this was not a hostel. It's also pretty far away from Chiang Mai, and it was quite difficult to get to and from the main part of the city. The man managing it, Smiley, really is one of the nicest people I've ever met. Incredibly helpful, welcoming and hospitable. If you just want to spend a few days in luxury by yourself or whoever you're travelling with, though, look no further.

  • 6th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel

Bangkok, Thailand
91%

A fairly good hostel. Staff were very eager to help, and everything was clean and comfortable. The common room was a little cramped though. Would've been nice if it were a little more social.

  • 30th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments regarding our service and property. For the common area, we od hope guests will enjoy both coffee lobby and our common room for watching dvd & chit chat .Wish you happy travel!

The Siem Reap Hostel

Siem Reap, Cambodia
100%

An outstandingly good hostel. Everything was fantastic, and the swimming pool was a huge bonus. Perhaps it could've benefited from a little more furniture and a few more inflatable toys to play with (that was, honestly, the biggest problem). Really good food as well. Very friendly, honest, hard working people.

  • 21st Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot. Comments like yours are fantastic reward for the effort the team puts in. Especially helpful are comments regarding improvements. We've just taken delivery of some comfortable cane lounge sets for upper balconies, and there's a few refurbished day beds on the way. Our poor pool toys cop are real work out here and on occasion there are casualties. I'll head out to the shop today and beef up the numbers! Cheers, Gus and Driess.

Lub d Bangkok Siam Square

Bangkok, Thailand
89%

A high quality hostel in a reasonably good location (near department stores but not Khaosan Rd). Extremely clean, good air conditioning. Easily the best of the three hostels in BKK I've stayed in. The common room / eating area was great but the space was restricted by communal computers. If these were moved somewhere else (they had space) the hostel could've had an awesome bar there in the evenings.


Check Inn HK

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
89%

A good hostel with staff who genuinely cared for everyone's wellbeing. Outstanding room quality. Meeting others was somewhat hindered by having the rooms to be on various floors of the building, which is understandable given HK's outrageous rental prices. Although it shouldn't be expected, it would've been nice if they could've excused me for having to pay for another night as first thing in the morning I had to cancel the last night, and they very likely would've sold the bed anyway.

  • 14th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


Yesinn @CAUSEWAY BAY

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
66%

A mediocre hostel that was poor value for money. It was difficult to meet other travellers as the common room was cramped and of a poor quality, and the majority of the guests were Chinese people waiting on a visa. After a few days I moved to Check Inn Hostel (right up the road), which was far better...

  • 12th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


83%

Overall a decent hostel. With no air conditioning it wasn't very comfortable on a hot and humid night. Was also quite disappointing to have to pay €3.80 for an average breakfast. Internet only worked in lobby too, which at night was far too loud to talk to anyone on the computer. Had a decent bar but it was packed with people from a Contiki tour.

  • 22nd Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


Hostel Pekarna

Maribor, Slovenia
80%

This hostel is incredibly comfortable, luxurious, and has every facility you could ever want. The room was like a high class hotel room. It was extremely cheap, too. However, the place was completely dead. I was literally the only person in the hostel on the night I stayed, so it was very quiet and lonesome. It's also not in a fantastic area, with a decent 20 minute walk into the main part of town. Still, if you only want to stay in great comfort for 15 euro or so look no further.

  • 21st Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


Celica Art Hostel

Ljubljana, Slovenia
74%

Wasn't put into the prison style rooms, which was the selling point of this hostel for me. Quite disappointing. The bathroom worked poorly - there was no shower head. No internet in the rooms either. Uncomfortable bed with torn sheets. Nice garden and hammocks though.

  • 20th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


Zeppelin Hostel

Ljubljana, Slovenia
63%

A poor quality hostel. There was no kind of social atmosphere and the place was completely dead. I'm no travelling princess but the men's showers were completely disgusting - they were so bad I didn't shower because afterwards I would've been dirtier. The rooms were extremely hot with no air conditioning, and I got very little sleep lying in a pool of sweat. The only redeeming feature about it was great internet.

  • 19th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


Funk Hostel

Zagreb, Croatia
83%

A nice hostel, a little out of the way but not too far. It's a pleasant 15 minute walk to the city centre. The internet worked poorly and while complimentary the breakfast was mediocre at best (e.g. stale bread). The downstairs common room was ruined for me as it was a smoking area and subsequently smelled horrible. Excellent staff; the girls were especially eager to help and be of any assistance. Overall quite good.

  • 17th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


Hostel Split

Split, Croatia
94%

A very nice hostel. Comfortable, clean, and cheap. Very fast internet. Only minor complaints was that there was no area to socialise with other travellers, and that we had to wait 30 minutes to check in because the desk was too busy (however, this was on a Saturday morning, by far the busiest time of the week for them, when everyone gets on / gets off boats).

  • 16th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


The Yellow

Rome, Italy
66%

Very average. The electronic keys to the doors barely worked, there was no internet in the rooms, and the place was infested with stereotypical bigoted, obnoxious and "partying" Americans. While it didn't really bother me, it wasn't very clean either. Great location though, and staff did all they could to help. Like all of Italy it was poor value for money.

  • 7th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


Yes! Porto Hostel

Porto, Portugal
100%

Yes! Porto Hostel was absolutely amazing. By far the best Hostel I've stayed in out of dozens this trip. Extremely cheap, fun, clean, comfortable, spacious, friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, lightning fast internet, great bathrooms. Can't recommend it highly enough. It was simply amazing in comparison to everywhere else I've stayed. If you're looking for a hostel that raises the bell curve of rating hostels this is it.

  • 31st May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


Cloud 9 Hostel

Lagos, Portugal
100%

A fantastic hostel in an amazing place. Comfortable rooms with beautiful spacious balconies, highly social atmosphere, fast internet, and terrific value for money. Staff were brilliant and very eager to help. This place is so good I'm thinking of rearranging my trip to come back here again in a few weeks.

  • 21st May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


89%

Overall a good hostel. Very secure, clean, and had comfortable beds. Downsides were no internet above the first floor or so, and not being allowed to bring drinks or food up to the nice but overpriced bar on the roof. Consequently very few people staying in the hostel actually used the bar, and this made it more difficult to socialise with travellers alike. The staff were great, especially those running the tours (Michael was a champ).

  • 17th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


X Hostel Alicante

Alicante, Spain
89%

A fledgling but nice hostel with excellent owners / managers that genuinely cared for everyone's wellbeing. Staying during the week in off-peak season with very few people, X-hostel wasn't able to deliver the "party" atmosphere it marketed, but that's not the hostel's fault. Breakfast was adequate but nothing special, and internet worked only sporadically from the 3rd floor and higher. Would be well worth the money and terrific fun come summertime.

  • 15th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks ... Please do come back in the summer and you will see the difference. As is, the end of May has picked up already and im sure the warm weather has something to do with it. Beach Time!!!!

Sant Jordi Gracia

Barcelona, Spain
100%

I had a fantastic stay thanks to the excellent service of your staff, particularly Matias. I would thoroughly recommend this hostel to anyone.

  • 11th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


Sant Jordi Alberg

Barcelona, Spain
74%

Paid an absolute fortune for mediocrity. Among other things the internet was completely useless, there were no basic kitchen utensils, and the whole place felt uncomfortable. There's no way this hostel deserves such prestigious awards. Because of no availability on the 2nd night I went to Sant Jordi Gracia which was FAR better and far cheaper. Despite already paying nearly twice SJ Gracia's amount I managed to get my booking changed to SJ Gracia, which was a far more enjoyable experience.

  • 10th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


Vertigo Vieux-Port

Marseille, France
94%

Personally I thought it would've been nice to have a friendlier atmosphere in the common rooms. Although this comes at the trade off of creating more noise and annoyance for those wanting peace and quiet, the hostel felt more like a hotel to me. Also, while the service was much appreciated, I think that a minimum of 7 euros to get your clothes washed is a little expensive. It would've been nice to get my clothes washed at a cheaper price. All in all, a fantastic stay though.

  • 9th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


Ostello Bello

Milan, Italy
97%

Ostello Bello was fantastic. Very friendly people and the staff were great. The unexpected welcome beer after a 30 hour trip was especially appreciated. My only very minor complaint were the many local Italians who frequent the bar at lunch and dinnertimes. Very few of them were open to talking to foreigners and some of them were outright rude. However, this of course isn't the fault of the hostel. All in all most people were very friendly and it was easy to make great friends quickly.

  • 3rd May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)