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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
HI-Banff Alpine Centre, Banff, Canada
6.9
17th Jul 2016

I found this hostel to be just functional - not the most inviting at which I've stayed. Check-in was perfunctory, the 6-bed dorm room was quite cramped, and the location a bit of hike outside of center. It was ok, but I've stayed in better hostels for less.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Sobaka Hostel, Yalta, Ukraine
9.1
21st Apr 2013

Once you find this place, you are in for a treat. The guys who run this place are keen to show you the beauty of outdoor Crimea - take advantage of it! I wish I could have stayed longer.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The Babushka Grand Hostel, Odessa, Ukraine
9.4
18th Apr 2013

The initial approach isn't so promising, as you navigate through construction and a well worn stair well - but once inside the hostel you are in an expansive old Odessa flat full of character. The hostel is also really nicely located, especially if you are arriving and/or leaving by train. The only odd thing was feeling like you were crashing in the staff's private apartment at times; they just sort of slept wherever there was an empty bed. But a good base for exploring Odessa.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Umbrella Hostel, Bucharest, Romania
9.7
11th Apr 2013

After having a rough start to my day, what a wonderful turn of events to arrive at Umbrella Hostel! Not only was the space it self spacious and cheery, but the staff bent over backwards to make me feel at home and to help me with a slight injury (that rough start). The beds were comfy and the lockers large and secure. The only slight issue is that the shower and bathroom facilities are a little limited - not an issue when the hostel isn't full, but might be when it is. Definitely will return!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The English Guesthouse, Ruse, Bulgaria
9.4
9th Apr 2013

I was made to feel immediately at home at the English Guesthouse. This is a lovely retreat right in the heart of Ruse, so everything is easy to walk to. I would stay here again were I to make a return trip.

View Property Reply

Thanks. Will be happy to see you again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Nomads Hostel, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
8.3
7th Apr 2013

Overall, Nomads was a fine place to stay for a couple days. It was in a good location, and the breakfasts were lovely. But the 6-bed dorm room was a bit cramped and there are no security lockers.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Old Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
10.0
3rd Apr 2013

Despite arriving on a cold, rainy day, I was instantly warmed by the personal greeting I got when I set foot in the Old Plovdiv Guesthouse - both from the owner and from a handchalked sign at the desk. The place itself was a fantastic, atmospheric 19th century home that made a perfect base to explore the the Old Town. One of the nicest places I have stayed in the Balkans, and hope to return someday!

View Property Reply

Dear James, I am waiting to read your book about your journey! Your blog is fantastic, you definitely have a talent of a writer ! Best regards Hristo

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Dragon King Hostel, Beijing, China
7.7
14th Mar 2013

This was a comfortable hostel set in a hutong, which gives you a flavor of the fast disappearing old Beijing. The only thing I would have liked to see was a communal space other than the cafe. Hard to meet others outside of your dorm room.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Dozy House, Chiang Mai, Thailand
9.1
21st Jan 2013

Lovely place to stay while in Chiang Mai. Quiet yet convient.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Sila Resort, Sukhothai, Thailand
9.1
19th Jan 2013

The staff at Sila bent over backwards to make my short stay in Sukhothai memorable. The place is a bit out of center and my room - the cheapest available - was extremely basic - but all these things I knew in advance. But the people and the grounds more than made up for that!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
U-Baan Guesthouse, Bangkok, Thailand
7.4
1st Jan 2013

I liked this hostel was not in the thick of the backpacker district. But just know it is basic hostel - not so much character.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Funky Fes, Fez, Morocco
9.4
15th Dec 2012

Funky Fes was a great choice for a place to stay while visiting Fez. It provides the character that comes with being in a converted dar/riad, yet at the price of a hostel. It was in the medina, meaning you could to most sights easily, yet in a quiet area, removed from the crowds and noise. Definitely would stay here again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Dar Jameel, Tangier, Morocco
9.4
9th Dec 2012

Dar Jameel was a wonderful oasis right in the heart of fascinating Tangier. I especially liked the roof terrace that allowed for a view of the whole medina and the harbor. Being off season, I felt like I had the place pretty much all to myself.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Riad Baraka, Chefchaouen, Morocco
9.1
5th Dec 2012

This was a lovely, quirky little hideout in blue-blue Chefchaouen. It was a great base to explore the city, and the proprietors were quite fun. Really nice breakfast - once everyone is up and going!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Academy Hostel, Florence, Italy
9.7
24th Nov 2012

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel 5 Terre, Cinque Terre, Italy
5.4
21st Nov 2012

Perhaps it was simply the contrast with it gorgeous surroundings, but I found the 5 Terre Hostel remarkably cold and institutional. It felt like it was once a school or hospital - and then little changed to make it a more inviting place. The room I stayed in had bare white walls and beds on creaky metal frames. The walls were thin and the hallways echo-y; as it was low season (so few guests), this was not so that much of a problem - but during peak times? The staff, though, were quite nice.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Academy Hostel, Florence, Italy
9.1
18th Nov 2012

The Academy is a great spot at a great value in a great city! I like that it's a more 'grown up' hostel, geared less to the party crowd and more to those who simply want to enjoy the many pleasures that Florence has to offer. Moreover, they make the place as comfy as hostel can be (I loved that there were no bunk beds in my room, for one).

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hobo Bear Hostel, Zagreb, Croatia
7.7
6th Oct 2012

Overall, Hobo Bear was fine, but I'm afraid it suffers a bit in comparison to other hostel experiences I've had in the region - even Croatia. It was one of the more expensive hostels I've stayed in, yet the bed was not the most comfortable and certain services unavailable that are pretty much standard elsewhere (like laundry). Still, the staff were helpful and the common area is a nice place to hang out.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
City Hostel Prizren, Prizren, Kosovo
9.1
4th Oct 2012

I wish I could have stayed two nights at City Hostel. It was a great base from which to explore beautiful Prizren, and I was made to feel welcome right from the start. And for value for money, I don't think it can be beat in Kosovo!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Han, Pristina, Kosovo
8.9
2nd Oct 2012

While a very basic hostel, the staff and the location are excellent. I was made to feel right at home. Because of that, I added an extra day to my stay!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Shanti-Hostel, Skopje, Macedonia
10.0
30th Sep 2012

A bright, welcoming spot in Skopje. Easy to get to the sights; even easier to get to the bus and train stations. Will definitely stay here again if in town!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Shanti Hostel Bitola, Bitola, Macedonia
9.7
28th Sep 2012

I wasn't originally supposed to stay in Bitola, but when I ended up having to spend a night - thankfully! - I was lucky to find Shanti. The owners were incredibly warm and welcoming, and they even gave me a ride up to Skopje since I was going to stay at their hostel there. I am glad I had a chance to see lovely Bitola and to stay at Shanti.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
AnastasiaHomestay, Ohrid, Macedonia
9.1
25th Sep 2012

This was an excellent, and affordable, way to be right in the center of Ohrid, within walking distance to all the major sights. I would recommend it!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Lorenc Guesthouse & Hostel, Berat, Albania
8.3
19th Sep 2012

Lorenc made me feel welcome and at home right from the start. His garden is a lovely area to relax in after huffing and puffing up Berat's hills! Watch out for his rakiya, though - it's powerful stuff!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Florian Shkodra Guesthouse, Shkoder, Albania
8.6
15th Sep 2012

This was a very relaxing place to stay. And with the aid of the bikes that they provide, it is easy to get into the center. The biggest plus, though, was the food!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Old Town Hostel East Wing, Kotor, Montenegro
9.1
9th Sep 2012

Very helpful, engaging staff! But expect a party atmosphere...

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Tchaikovsky Hostel, Split, Croatia
10.0
3rd Sep 2012

This might just have been the best hostel I've ever stayed in - cheerful, impeccably clean, well designed, etc.. And when I had one of my darkest travel moments (getting my daypack stolen), the staff bent over backwards to make me feel better. Highly, highly recommend!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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