Good place- a bit quiet as i came during winter. Ppl do smoke in the restaurant/bat which was a bummer. Its a bit tricky finding the alley/small street. Before u come into china, get it loaded on google maps (which is blocked in china) so u dont get lost! Also, u can go to terra cotta warriors via public bus instead for soo much cheaper (only 7 rmb each way)! Take the buses that are parked to the right of the train station. I took bus 103.
Great location. i went when its winter so where rooms are located are a bit cold. Bathrooms can be crowded sometimes but no big deal. Wish there was free tea and coffee instead of having to buy it. TIP: if ur flying domestic, try to get a late morning flight- metro doesnt open until 6am, not enough time to catch a morning flight (taxis is about $33 to airport). And before getting to china, download vpn app-- or gmail google, google maps, facebook wont work on ur phone/computer!!
Seriously, good everything. Just no air conditioning... So wear bug spray before you sleep! Buy water from budget mart- much much cheaper. And take the "southwest" airport transfer if ur coming from kalibo airport-- it takes u straight to the hostel for 500 pesos. Covers bus, ferry, and jeepney. Its also what the locals do.
Great everything- atmosphere and amazing staff etc.! Only bad thing is wifi is verrrry slow and the location is not great. You can get by with cheap tricycle, but it can be annoying when u just need to go to the ATM or want to eat out. Make sure you have enough money before checkig out and closing ur tab. But eveything else is great!!
Keep in mind the big dorm doesnt have aircon. Only fans. Wifi only works in the lobby. Kind staff, toast for breakfast.
Good staff, aircon, wifi, lockers, computers, food u can order-- its good becuz its not as party crazy so u can get sleep. But it has a great backpacker/meeting other travellers atmosphere. Other ppl i met wish they were at this hostel instead of theirs! Its also. Ear the airport shuttles.
The place is old- in a musty way. If u need just a place to sleep with aircon and wifi, its ok. If u want an atmosphere, go down the streetto hanoi backpackers. If u want a halong bay tour, just go to the tour agency across the street as its cheaper.
Like everyone said- amazing amazing staff, everyone who stays here as a traveller was nice- bike ride ended up being good and not long at all! Tips: research on tailors before buying stuff; cheapest but great quality place i found was "blue gecko"- recommended by an expat. Ladies- ask the staff about doing what a LOT of local viets do-going to a salon and getting "shampooed" for only $1.Also, eat a yummy buffet place called Bale Well. I stayed longer cuz this place is lovely.Miss it already!
There is a reason why this hostel is rated high. It's simply just great!
Amazing and such kind staff- they go above and beyond for you. Two of the staff members happened to be visiting hoi an as well the same day i went and they made sure me and the others got off ok. Good location, has aircon wifi and breakfast-- all you need :)
Great staff, just a 15 minute walk from city centre. Directions are kinda unclear, just look for a school on google maps on the hostel's street... The hostel is in the alleyway next to the school- at the very top end of the alley street.
Great staff. Free breakfast of bread and eggs or crepe or instant noodles. Aircon and good wifi. Right by the backpacker nightlife. Its in an alleyway which has cheap street food, massage spas, everything you need. Just keep in mind their airport pickup service will be charged to you when you check in $15. Normal price if u haggle at the airport is $7 (about 150,000 viet dong)
Great kind staff -- of two ladies. Aircon wifi. Cheap hostel. Great location
Really good clean cheap hostel. Staff was very kind and welcoming. Right in the city so you can just walk everywhere. No breakfast but still has tea and coffee.
I stayed only a night go catch my flight. Good clean basic hostel with aircon and wifi. Its close to public transport and also right by the cheap local food vendors/shops. Keep in mind the front dresk seems to open at 8am. I came early from an overnight bus but couldnt get in.
Great hostel & kind staff & free snacks. Only downfall was that I was in the 10 bed dorm and the girl and guy in the room told me they got bit by bedbugs. I didn't want to believe them but I did get bites all over my ankles :(
I was in the 4 bed dorm behind reception so wifi worked well in that room. Everyone else had to go to the lobby. Free breakfast was baguette bread and eggs. My room had aircon. The toilet did not have a toilet seat. Basic hostel. Fairly easy to meet people in the lobby, esp. As eveyone is looking for ppl to go to the waterfall with them (150 baht). Only 2 of the staff really know english to be able to help you out with questions.
Staff an receptionist (esp. Receptionist) was so kind and good to talk to. Basic dorm with aircon (cheAPest i could ind in the city centre) and wifi and clean. No common area but u meet ppl easily in the the room.
Everything isgood or above average. Location just isnt great like what everyone else said. Tuk tuk from where your bus drops you off should cost about $1.50 to get to the hostel.
Ok hostel, basic one. Wifi works only in the fromt bar area. Rooms are in a separate building in the bAck. bathroom is separate building as well. The atmosphere is not great, other backpackers and i went to chill and hangout up the street at monkey republic (you can only bool there via walk in, just a tad bit pricier) but thats where a lot of backpackera hang. Girl next to my bed got bed bug bites.I prob would have stayed somewhere else. There are many hostels and guesthouses on the same road.
Good social hostel, easy to meet ppl. Convenient they have bar and food but pricier. Also they sell bus tix. Only downfall like other ppl have said is the location. Maybe 20-30 min walk. Tuk tuks at hostel are pricier than off the street ones for tours. Also water and food is cheaper across and down the street. Tuk tuk from city to hostel should be only $1-$1.50
Ok hostel, not great for atmosphere for meeting other ppl. Close to the city which is small anyways. Bed Sheets are changed everyday. Tour and bus bookings are pricier through the hostel. I just rented a bicycle down the street for $1/day which was good for seeing everythin including the temples.
Your typical basic dorm. Clean, has wifi, about 10 minute walk from the tourist area of khao san rd. Only thing was that staff seemed to mix up things or was confused as i had extended a night but the other receptionist didnt seem to know about it.
the water pressure is terrible. There is a tap faucet by your knees-you can bend down to wash your hair. I got a bucket from a bar to collect the water to wash my body. Wifi cuts in and out. wanted to extend a night but pay later which they said was ok. A few hrs later, they said the place was full. The island was getting booked up quickly and i stressed
Has nice extras such as volleyball, workout area, pool - ppl mainly lounge by the pool during the day and go out at night. Staff speak english - yay! Only down part is the location. Its in the middle of the long main road on the island, so theres not much nearby at all. You will always need to pay taxi (minimum 100 baht) to go either to the party side (haad rin beach) Or the side where the pier drops u off (thongsala) which had some more shops and food nite mkt orrent a motorbike to get around.
Good cheap hostel, tours are a bit pricey so check other tour agents before u book at the hostel. Staff are thai but speak english. Ive been in ao many hostels and i have to say this was by the THE CLEANEST one ever. And nice and cheap.
Wifi is faulty at times which isn't a big deal, until you need to viber or skype :/ Laundry is available at I think 8 ringgits ($3 USD) per kilogram. Good location, has the basics of your typical hostel.
Staff is great. Atmosphere is great. The one main thing is the cleanliness. They do not clean the bathrooms (the same hair balls have been there all the nights i stayed), nor the lounge area. The hostel sells bus vouchers as well. My friend and i got unlucky and wound up on a bus that sidnt have a permit. So instead of getting to kal in 5 hours, it took 9 hours. My other friend went on another bus at another time and was fine
Its right by the city. All hostels/hotels are in the city as its tiny. No drinkin water. The main downfall was that my roommate and i found bed bugs. The staff were really nice about it and tried to fix it as quick as possible and put the beds out in the sun and sprayed the wood down. so just make sure to check under your bed before laying in it!
Located right in the city centre and Pasar Seni metro/train station which was great and near the free purple bus stop. Clean. Breakfast is simple toast and jam/butter, free drinking water. The walls can be thin so sometimes it's easy to hear people walking and talking in the halls. Some of the workers are not from the area so sometimes they didn't know answers to your question. Overall, Good Cheap place for your basic hostel.
Whats great about this hostel is that Howard is so enthusiatic and kind in having a quick bike stroll to show people about and eat dinner at local cheap places or the market. This is how i made friends there! The receptionist guy was so friendly as well which helps when you have a rough day travelling to malaka and just checked in. And theres free water. Just keep in mind that the dorm room (i stayed in female 4 bed dorm) has only a fan, no aircon which got quite warm at night.
Location is ok, maybe 20 minute walk to get to the start of things such as little india. Toast for breakfast. Everything was fine. Just another hostel, nothing superb and nothing awful
Close to train station. Not much to do in city. Basic toast for breakfast. Female dorm had good aircon.
Nice free breakfast, usually a rice dish instead of just toast. Good location. I didnt go on the tour but the hostel has them for temples etc. for about $8 and up. there are lots pf students that can be loud. However you are put in a dorm room with other travellers.
Free drinking water which helps save you from buying lots of water, right near everything- great location, across from supermarket and cheap food stall. Staff speaks limited english. Wifi only works in lobby. I was in the open room dorm (not bunk beds) and it turns out u make friends a lot easier that way. Taxi should cost only 50,000 rupiah from the airport. Bargain hard!
About a 20 minute walk to city center. Leah and danny are amazing people who go out of the way for you. They offered me to join them for dinner and a night out. One of the best statf ever. Hostel is small so you might not meet S many people but its very personable.
You have to walk about 15-20 minutes to the bus stop if you are trying to get to the airport (or if you are coming from the airport). The local bus that takes you around the beach area is pretty much across the street. Some of the staff was helpful in knowing when the buses ran, places to see and do...and the other half seemed not too helpful and were sort of unprofessional- kind of brushing off questions. The dorm comes with a kitchen area. The ktichen was ok for cleanliness.
This is probably one of the top 2-3 hostels I stayed at during my 3 month Euro trip. Free breakfast AND dinner! The place feels very home-like which was nice. Location is great, right across the street from the train station. The staff are super friendly (ADAM---you are so awesome and kickass and kind). This hostel is the better Greg and Tom...at least you can get sleep here!
About 15 minute walk from city center, tucked away in an alley. Cute hostel- chill staff for the most part and very helpful.
Located near the train station, but it was a pain to try to find in a small alleyway when it was dark outside. Kind staff and nice atmosphere.
kinda pricey, but again..its Italy. theres no common room so everyone hangs and socializes in the bar downstairs. Its near the train station but it takes a while to walk to the sight seeing sites. Staff was ok..not mean but not friendly.
Its about a 15 minute walk from the city center. And takes quite a while to get to the ferry if you plan to go to Capri Island or other places. This place is a hotel, but with some rooms having bunk beds in them (aka those are hostel rooms), so dont expect extra facilities suchas kitchen but you can order food from their restaurant. they have happy hour as well. Staff was ok, not mean but not friendly either. There are ants for sure but the maids try to clean them up.
Clean, nice, good staff, etc. There were activities they set up and such but it was kind of hard as a soilo traveler connecting and meeting with others since I guess the time I went, a lot of them were in groups or couples. So, oh well. The vibe was ok, just didn´t surpass a couple of other hostels Ive been in.
Note: no kitchen or fridge and to use the comptuer its 3.50 Euros per hour:( This was where I met the most group of awesome ppl compared to all the others Ive stayed at. Its easy to meet ppl in the common room or bar/restaurant area. Hostels a bit pricey.
Note- no kitchen or common room. You are just in your dorm room of 10 or 20 people.Most people who stay were in grops so its harder for solo travelres to make friends. Most come to drink and smoke, so dont be suprised if people come in late at night loud and not caring on whether they bug you or not. Its Amsterdam after all.. For security, theres a guy that chills at the front desk and the front door to the hostel is left open until 4am just fyi.
Just another hostel- nothing special. It has only 1 computer for everyone to use, which was usually occupied by someone. The man in the front was pretty cold and kind of unfriendly when checking in. The way the hostel is set up, it was more of a quiet vibe, versus others I´´ve been in. So it´ wasnt as easy to meet people., Overall just average and a bit bland.
It was my first hostel ever and I´´m so glad I chose it. It had breakfast, luggage storage, computers to use, free internet, and most importantly, it was easy to meet people (ie. kitchen dring dinner time, common room, bar). The people I met there set such a good tone for the rest of my trip. So far, its been hard trying to get a hostel with a good warvibe as this place. m
It was more like a suite-style dorm. My room had 3 beds, not the 8-16 beds in a typical hostel. Not much of social interaction between people in different rooms, but most ppl are out and about during the day sightseeing anyways. It was clean, not super clean, but clean. Average ok place. Nothing great, nothing bad.