Reviews: Anonymous

Location: New Zealand, Age: 28

Kismet Dao Hostel

Brasov, Romania
74%

If you want a hostel with a great old fashioned hostel vibe than this the place for you. It's a bit rough around the edges (group showers) but if you want that experience great. The hostel offers a good tour of the castles nearby to Brasov and I'd highly recommend taking this. Breakfast was cereal so fine and the free drink was a nice gesture. One bathroom for two dorms and 3 rooms upstairs was a little lacking however

  • 6th Sep 2013
  • Avid Traveller
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


Coffee Home

Lviv, Ukraine
89%

We were very happy to find Coffee House hostel in Lviv, the staff Solomia & Natalie were incredibly helpful and even let us in at 6am when we showed up early! The hostel is nice and the coffee house theme adds to the whole place and gives it a good vibe. It would have been great if they had done breakfast at the hostel but the staff recommend a great place just round the corner so that was fine. Overall would happily stay here again

  • 4th Sep 2013
  • Avid Traveller
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


86%

Goodbye Lenin Revolution has obviously just undergone a renovation and the place is very clean and new, but a little stark. All the things you needed were there and the staff were super helpful, decent breakfast too. However our room did lack a curtain and towels were not provided, nothing major but little things. Overall its a good hostel, but needs a bit more character and then it would be great.

  • 2nd Sep 2013
  • Avid Traveller
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


Edinburgh Backpackers

Edinburgh, Scotland
97%

We had an absolutely great stay at Edinburg Backpackers and highly recommend it. The staff were really friendly and went out of their way to help us with a special request. Our room was a double in the little building across the street and was not grand but more than comfortable, super clean and a fully equipped kitchen downstairs if you want to cook. Great and easy location for everything - we didn't even need a map to work Edinburgh out. Finally get the breakfast, its delicious


Hostel Utopia

Amsterdam, Netherlands
71%

The hostel is run out of a coffee shop and the staff are super lovely and inviting. The stairs are impossibly steep (glorified ladders) and the rooms tiny and pretty run down. However if you are in Amsterdam to enjoy the cafe culture this place is great - it's not like your picky about where you sleep after the local produce. The hostel definitely has a vibe to it - one we enjoyed while reading the crazy tagging on the walls, but hey the place is an adventure and the cafe played great music too

  • 30th Jul 2012
  • Avid Traveller
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


Hostel Slotania

Amsterdam, Netherlands
43%

Firstly this hostel is AGES AWAY FROM THE CENTRE OF TOWN. Don't expect to go out and enjoy the nightlife - its right at the end of the bus line. Secondly our room was super cramped, sure the bathroom was nice and recently done up but it was actually the same size as the room (I kid you not). The one saving grace of this hostel was the good breakfast buffet. Oh its also a contiki stop off so expect that whole malarky....

  • 29th Jul 2012
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  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


Pension Reiter

Berlin, Germany
54%

We arrived only to be informed that we were actually staying ages away from the address listed. We were given a very crude map and directions then sent off having to lug our bags another 1km down the road. It took us 20min to find the place and get in which we were very annoyed at. Why we weren't told about this when booking or told to meet there I don't know, lazy. The apartment was decent enough but the "kitchen" was just a microwave and kettle (no fridge) and the location was very far east.

  • 26th Jul 2012
  • Avid Traveller
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


Hotel City Bell ***

Prague, Czech Republic
100%

This hostel is actually a 3 star hotel and was a great place to stay. Not only were the rooms massive and the rates good but the staff were fantastic. We arrived from an overnight train and went to drop our bags off before check in and the guy at the counter let us have a free breakfast! The breakfast buffet is great and even includes hot dogs! I cannot recommend this hostel enough

  • 21st Jul 2012
  • Avid Traveller
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


Butterfly Hostel & Guesthouse

Budapest, Hungary
97%

We were contacted before arrival and told we were being upgraded as the normal room had a water leak, this turned out to be fantastic as we got basically a whole apartment to ourselves. Complete kitchen and laundry with nice shared lounge. Overall great value for money - just don't be scared by the exterior of the place! Oh and we found taking the tube from the train station to be way easier than the directions provided - and the place is right next to the tube stop.

  • 18th Jul 2012
  • Avid Traveller
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


Red Carpet Hostels Vienna

Vienna, Austria
100%

Fantastic hostel and very convenient to train station. Wifi only works downstairs and not in the rooms (ours was 1st floor), breakfast buffet was good value at 3.50. Hostel is more like a budget hotel (in a good way) and the rooms are definitely value for money - and you get a free drink at the bar!

  • 17th Jul 2012
  • Avid Traveller
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


Vittoria B&B

Rome, Italy
63%

The area around the hostel at first was very intimidating and we thought we were in the ghetto. However we had no problems with anyone and the hostel is locked up tight. The staff were nice and brought us fresh fruit and good breakfasts in our room. Overall value for money and very close to the train station

  • 13th Jul 2012
  • Avid Traveller
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


Noble Art Hostel

Florence, Italy
80%

The lady who runs Afossi is amazingly awesome. So welcoming, friendly and gives great advice for the city, from the moment we arrived she said "Your are home! You are free here!". The only downside to the hostel is the wifi is not very good at all and you have to go into the hall way for it. However the welcoming feel makes up for this. Oh and no kitchen or utensils sadly.

  • 11th Jul 2012
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  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


Casa Trippy

Barcelona, Spain
66%

Really nice little place to stay. Very hard to find however and the two guys who run it are very difficult to contact and don't speak to each other. This meant some things fell between the gaps such as toilet paper running out and breakfast food getting very low. However the place is nice and good value for money.

  • 7th Jul 2012
  • Avid Traveller
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


Las Musas Hostel

Madrid, Spain
100%

Fantastic Hostel, staff were super friendly from the moment of our arrival and really made us feel welcome. Facilities were great and additional things such as nightly Tapas and Bar Crawls really made the whole Madrid experience so much better. Couldn't recommend this Hostel more

  • 6th Jul 2012
  • Avid Traveller
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


63%

No elevator to rooms so expect a 2-5 floor climb with bags. Strange and unhelpful staff but breakfast was pretty good. Room was very cute and definitely French, had a funny little shower right in it. Location was good and pretty easy to get to from Gard du Nord but a bit far from the centre of Paris.

  • 4th Jul 2012
  • Avid Traveller
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (16 reviews)


Perfect Hostel

Paris, France
54%

Room was clean and the elevator was good however we found the staff to be highly disinterested and generally treated us like children. The common room is basically non-existant (just 4 chairs around a table) and there are no kitchen facilities - unless we could actually use the staff one but we were never told and generally everyone sneered at us. The hostel also has a lock out from 1-2am which ment when we went to Moulin Rouge we had to RACE back in order to get our room. Laaaaame