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Reviews: DaveyYoung

Location USA, Gender Male, Age 34

  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Couple, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Pushpa Guest House, Pokhara, Nepal
9.4
14th Mar 2016

THis place is so great. The location just off of the main drag in Lakeside is ideal, the rooms are very amenable, the showers are nice and hot, and the service is outstanding. Raj will absolutely help you organize trekking or any other outing you have in mind. Top notch place and a great value for the money.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • Japan, Couple, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Trekkers Home, Kathmandu, Nepal
6.6
10th Mar 2016

Location and staff were great. Very nice at the southern end of Thamel for accessing Kathmandu's sites without being in the middle of Thamel madness. However, the place is pretty run down, and in four nights we had one warm shower of very brown water. There is also a fair bit of noise from nearby bars late into the night, which didn't particularly bother us, but just a heads up if you need peace and quiet.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Couple, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
8.6
2nd Nov 2015

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Couple, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Fat Barracuda, Padang Bai, Indonesia
8.9
22nd Aug 2015

We stayed in the private suite, which is on the second floor at the top of the spiral staircase. The room was very cozy and the patio facing the street was a great place to sit and have a beer as the locals went about their lives below. We could also hear the waves on the shore at night, and the location could not be more convenient for either enjoying Padang Bai or transferring to/from Gili & Lombok or other parts of Bali.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Couple, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Lemon House, Padang Bai, Indonesia
8.3
17th Aug 2015

The view over town is excellent, and can be seen from the common room or the private suites. The staff was also very nice and helpful, but no one was there when we arrived and so we waited about 90 minutes before anyone came back to help is check in.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Couple, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
The Phoenix, Shanghai, China
8.0
29th Aug 2014

Pretty straightforward place: decent location within 10 minutes of People's Square station & East Nanking Road, nice rooms, pleasant rooftop bar, generally clean (though there was a pube on our bed when we got into the room, yuk). Front desk staff wasn't rude, but did the bare minimum in terms of customer service. (Although the guy at the bar the one day we went was very friendly.) No serious complaints, no glowing endorsements either.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Couple, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Smile Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
9.4
21st Aug 2014

I've never stayed in a place where the owner spent an hour helping someone (me) buy train tickets by sitting on the computer to book & walking down to Family Mart to print and purchase in the middle of the night. Ray really came through for us in a pinch, and this was just one of many small favors I saw him do for so many of his guests without any grumbling whatsoever. Ray is the embodiment of customer service and super nice guy, too. Very clean, great location! Walls are thin, though, so...

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Hostel Erottajanpuisto, Helsinki, Finland
6.0
7th Sep 2013

A completely average hostel. If you need a bed, they have one for you. I was upset with the limited number of affordable options in Helsinki, and I think the lack of much budget accommodations lets this place get away with being less than stellar. That being said, the location is good and the community kitchen/hangout room is quite cozy.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Viru Backpackers, Tallinn, Estonia
10.0
1st Sep 2013

Really enjoyed this place- great location and very cozy atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff. My one warning is about the noise on the street, which can persist through the night as lots of tourists stumble drunkenly by through the night. There's nothing the hostel can do about this, so it's not a complaint- just a warning if you need absolute peace and quiet!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Home Made House/Hostel, Vilnius, Lithuania
10.0
25th Aug 2013

One of the best hostel's I've ever visited. Convenient and quiet location in a courtyard off a main road, small and cozy so you can easily make friends with the other people there, and very tidy. Lucas was working an epic week long shift while we were there, but he always had the best attitude and helped us out. He really made our stay in Vilnius.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
City Hostel, Kaunas, Lithuania
9.1
24th Aug 2013

Good location if you want to see more than just the Old Town, really cozy and comfortable rooms, though the common room is almost small enough to be nonexistent. Very friendly and helpful staff. However, consider yourself warned about the noise from the club across the street, though I imagine it's just a weekend thing. I had bad drum and base as a soundtrack to my dreams for my night in Kaunas.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
6.9
22nd Aug 2013

Good location, but noisy street and guests. All the essentials are present at this hostel, but the facilities are pretty bad. The room was so-so, the bathrooms and showers absolutely vile. Don't count on getting your laundry done here. Staff was nice-ish. A big concern wasn't with the staff, but the other guests. A lot of bro types go to Riga to party, and this place was full of them. If you're not a bro, you likely won't like it here. About 90% men when we stayed there, too.

View Property Reply

Wow.... did you even stay in our hostel ??

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
6.3
16th Aug 2013

Good facilities- clean & comfortable, hospitable common room. Two issues: We dealt with 3 staff members throughout our stay. 2 of them should not be working in a hostel, their sense of basic service is so bad. The 3rd was fantastic (owner, maybe?). The location (b/w the station & casinos) is also sketchy, so we never felt safe going in & out of the building. You have to actually walk through a 24 hour McD's to enter the place, & the courtyard below was full of screaming every night (addicts?).

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During your stay we had an unexpected change of staff (2 out of 3 girls had to be replaced) and it's always tough in the middle of the peak season. I'm happy to say that both girls that had the shaky and nerve wrecking first shifts alone have now become a great and valuable addition of the Sally team. With the central location we unfortunately have to expect that all sorts of people can be on the streets, also drunk people enjoying late night burgers. Safe travels, Sallies

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Tanita House, Chiang Mai, Thailand
8.9
1st Feb 2013

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Nikko Guesthouse Sumica, Nikko, Japan
8.6
26th Dec 2012

On the small side, but great location, good charm, and wonderful staff.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Hotel Mikado, Osaka, Japan
7.1
30th Aug 2012

A bit run down, and you have to go down to the first floor to shower. The onsen also has very odd hours. That being said, the staff is incredibly friendly and the hotel provides great free services (bike rental, wifi...) The neighborhood is one of the roughest in Osaka, but still nothing compared to the bad areas of countless other cities. (Japan is just safe everywhere.) The Tennoji area has some characters, and one of the craziest red light districts I've ever seen, so be prepared for that.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
10.0
18th Aug 2012

Excellent all around. Very friendly and helpful staff, great atmosphere, nice rooms, good location. Great value.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • DaveyYoung
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
6.9
10th Aug 2012

No customer comment

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

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