It's on Victoria Parade and all rooms face it, so loud, and not much by the way of common lounge/TV room other than 2 very small areas and the bar but otherwise clean, comfortable and for Melbourne well priced.
Wifi on all floors but only worked in the reception area during my stay. Breakfast is quite good and the rooms clean and comfortable. It's a hotel tho so has standard hotel atmosphere, nothing more, nothing less.
The first dorm I checked into was practically raining from the inside, with no fan ventilation including in the bathroom, so everything was damp. I changed rooms the next day and it was better (the bathroom fan worked at least). Location good and as part of Central Backpackers group also get the nightly free beer at the sister hostel down the road, but otherwise standard in terms of price and quality. Would I stay again, probably not immediately without first checking out alternatives.
This really is a home stay, the family live on the mezzanine half way up the stairs. They put effort into their guests and if numbers sufficient might even cook a meal for very good price. There tours also cheaper than on the street through an agency. For me the airport transfer with the husband on his 125cc Honda cruiser was good (scooters are not motorbikes!) - the price was fair and he could actually ride. Only negative is beds are in conjoined areas with no doors and only 1 bathroom.
Really new so really clean. Typical (for Asia) hard beds and internal 4 bed dorms with glazed internal window let a bit too much light in at night, but nothing a curtain won't fix when the owners get time. It literally just opened during my stay. The owners have very good English and very friendly. Location great if you're spending a night before catching the train but for sights and beach you either need a Moto or hire a bike yourself (you can negotiate down to 100k VND/day).
Not a social/party hostel, but the best party street is 30s walk so it doesn't need to be, but far enough from the noise down a safe side alley to still be quite. The family staff are very helpful and friendly, and based solely on them I would recommend the place, but good location, clean and quite so would stay again.
Short walk to all the main sites, and the staff are very friendly and helpful, although only one has a good grasp of English, the others grab him if he's not around tho so never had any problems. Only really downside is the internet was pretty much non-existent so had to use a connection from down the road. Otherwise clean with typical Laos (hard) beds and reasonable (for a hostel) breakfast included.
Typical Veng Vieng hostel, just a bed, although a unique one at that, sort of a tree house theme. Good value for the price and not far from the main social area.
You get what you pay for, cheap and a place to stay but not much else. Staff really friendly and helpful however and will point you in the direction of the sights. Free breakfast is also included, and we'll, it's eatable but for the overall price good value.
Great location and most comfortable beds in south East Asia for sure, although probably because the place is new and fit out still being completed. Once finished the number of bathroom facilities will probably be inadequate for the number of rooms tho, but until then worth a stay - just don't get the staff to organise any tours or travel, go out to the street and save yourself some money.
Great location and the staff can organise bus tickets, visas etc for you which seems to work pretty good. Meals and laundry slightly more than if you walk a little up the street but overall I would (and have since) stayed again.
If your a light sleeper the rooms on the Main Street with the best view are definitely not for you, even with the heavy curtain they aren't very loud. Stayed twice the first time shower was blocked but second was ok.
The bar and common room are good but the self catering facilities are pretty small and basic. Also pretty loud and echoey from doors but a good location and reasonable price.
Close enough to old town to walk but fare nought to be away from old town prices, would stay again.
This is NOT a party hostel, but the rooms are great and the nightlife nearby is far better than the old-town (which incidentally is easily walking distance).
Not a social hostel and no 'common room' other than the kitchen, but great breakfast, clean, and very very good location with great friendly staff.
One of the best views available, good value for money and good breakfast although some attention to minor details about the hotel would be nice (more than one power outlet in a room, fixing the shower head )in my cave room to name a couple), but a good place to stay anyhow.
Staff are fantastic and the place is a true social backpackers hostel. Dont let the intial impression of the location put you off either its so close to the beach, stadium, nighlife and a short walk to the city.
Great location, excellent staff but the rooms are very hot if it is hot outside and because of the location if you open a window they then become also very loud. Bring ear plugs if you visit in summer.