The shower room in the basement is terrible. Although the water is warm, the room is so cold that you're freezing anyway. Toilets are also not very clean. Everything looks moldy. On the other hand, location is great -- couldn't be closer to the train station. It's also cheap, so might be worthy for a very short stay.
I have only stayed for two nights, in wintertime. The staff is very helpful; and the location is perfect if you don't have enough time and just want to see the main sights. The terrace is a very comfy ambient and it was great to start (breakfast) and finish (drinks) the day there.
This family-run hostel has nice installations (mattresses too thin, though) and staff (specially, Maria José - she prepares great breakfast). Only they're too strict with their policies. For ex., after check-out at 12 pm, you cannot use the bathroom, so, even though you're meters away from the beach, you cannot get a shower afterwards, not even on the yard. When I try to suggest a change in policy, I was called rispid to other guests who weren't even listening before. Not professional at all.
If you're on the lower bed of the bunker bed, you'll feel that London is going through an earthquake every time the person on the upper bed moves. Lockers are not really organized so you might end up, like me, in a room for 8 with 5 people but no place to store your belongings. There's no free towels (and you can't rent, you must pay 5 pounds to buy); and if you, like me, regret booking it, they'll won't give your money back because of their "cancellations policy".
Rooms are not really spacious, which can be not that good on the summer nights, but the common rooms are; and have a great atmosphere - it's not a party hostel but more of a relaxed, meet-and-talk-to-people hostel. The free breakfast is actually quite good and location is great, close to the city center and bus station.
SunnyLake has such a great atmosphere you immediately feel home, home being somewhere in Macedonia where you drink rakya with your friends. Rooms are spacious and bright; free breakfast with local bread is pretty good considering most hostels don't have free breakfast; and it's really close to the city center.
It's common to see people on the stairs taking pictures of the décor on this hostel, on a very old house in Kotor. This only adds to the experience on this amazing town, full of pituresque alleys and surrounded by the mountains. Location is great, close to the gates, to the wall and to a square with restaurants. It's not the best on cleaniness but it's definietly not bad. As Wi-Fi was not working on the rooms, people ended up socializing more on the living room.
Overlooking the main bridge in Dubrovnik, Villa Divine has great installations. Everything seems brand new and super super clean. Common areas also make it easy to meet other guests and the more than lovely staff help it out preparing small surprises (like drinks) on the evenings. Staff is more than excellent. The hostel is not close to the Old Town, and getting a bus on the high season can get a little annoying, but on the other hand is very close to a lot of beaches.
The staff is what makes this hostel so special. They try their best to guarantee you'll love the city. Socializing is easy on the big living room and comfortable sofas. The hostel, though, is on the fourth floor of an old building (lots of stairs!) and had some problems with water supply when I stayed this summer. But the whole atmosphere makes it up for this. Also, location is great, close to everything, on a street with a lot of bars.
Ive stayed three nights at this super clean hostel and really liked it. The staff is sweet and helpful, they keep the hostel super clean. Considering this is a beach destination, it could be really dirty. Beds are comfortable and you can close a small curtain to have more privacy. Lockers are big and all the security system looks really safe.
This busy hostel on an old victotian house has rooms not so busy and it's very close to Union Square and all the major bus and tram lines. I stayed very briefly but think it's a good option in SF.
In a good location, very close to the subway, with clean bathrooms and rooms and huge lockers, this hostel is just a simple good place to be.
- Avid Traveller
- Female, 18-24
- (12 reviews)