Toilets didn't flush while I was here which was a shame. There was a huge group of young and annoying kids staying here as some sort of excursion which made the atmosphere pretty terrible. The staff cancelled the booking of a couple who arrived when I did to make way for these guys. When I came back after my jungle trip I had a reservation in a dorm, but was instead put in a private with two strangers. Weird. It seems reservations are just a suggestion for these guys?
The best breakfasts I've had so far in South America, especially the fritata! Well worth the extra few Bob over other places in Sucre. It's in a nice, safe area with local tiendas and food, also near the supermarket. It's definitely not a party hostel, it has a midnight curfew during the week, 3am on weekends. The place is very social though, there is always something happening to take part in, don't miss out on Wally!
Nice to have my own room after months of dormitories! The staff at the hotel were okay, but right next door at Tupiza tours (the same business I think?) they were a lot more helpful. Went on the four day Salar de Uyuni tour through them and it was great. The included breakfast was pretty nice as well.
I loved Salta, and loved this hostel. Thanks Diego for helping with everything. The rooftop is great but gets a little cold at night, they are opening a new common room soon, which should be great! Only minor problem I had was that only one of the bathrooms could be locked.
It's a pretty nice hostel, right near the main plaza. The staff were nice, but some were new so maybe not as knowledgeable as they could have been. The bathrooms were SUPER cold, not 100% clean either. This would be a great hostel in a lot of cities, but Mendoza has better (I liked Mora the best of the 3 I stayed in)
Really nice hostel, the owners where really nice, even gave me wine and things! Santiago was in low season when I visited, so there wasn't many people staying at the hostel to hang out with
The location is great, in a safe and beautiful part of Valporaiso. I definitely recommend paying the extra for breakfast, the fresh smoothie and toastie is a great way to start the day and the lady who works in the mornings is super nice and helpful. Some of the facilities weren't so great, the water is either ice cold or scalding hot, the bunks are flimsy and shake all over the place and the kitchen only has one fork. These are all small problems though, would definitely stay again.
Great location, close to the metro and some nice things to see, close to shops, not too far from the markets etc. The place was pretty empty when I was there though, which made the atmosphere kind of strange.
Great place, location was nice excellent facilities. Staff were all really helpful and all knew your name after a day or two. The breakfast was fantastic and the activities organised by or booked through the hostel were all great too.
Nice friendly place, in a good location in Bariloche. The big dining table was really nice, everyone ate breakfast and dinner together. The breakfast was amazing as well, homemade bread and jams - delicious! Staff were fun and helped organize anything you were looking for
Great location, Ushuaia is a great place to visit and this hostel is close to all the activities. Staff helped out with bookings and recommendations, but be prepared to speak some Spanish. The rules posted on every surface were a bit off putting and the staff hovered around way too closely at times.
Lovely small hostel, felt like a family. The place is beautiful, but is definitely not in pristine condition if that's you're thing. It's located in a great spot in Palermo Hollywood, and not too far from the metro if you want to go elsewhere. I found that the wifi and hot water were both a bit temperamental, but the other aspects of the hostel more than made up for this. Special thanks to Juan P, Rafa and Felix.
The hostel has everything you need, but is really big and doesn't have too much character. i really enjoyed the asado on Friday night! San Telmo is a cool area with lots happening; it feels 'young' and 'arty' but doesn't feel safe if you are alone at night.
Although it looks a little out of the way on the map, Asakusa is a great area to stay in in Tokyo. K's House was a very friendly and welcoming hostel. Met nice people there, and the small lounge with kotatsu was great and cozy
A little bit big and corporate feeling, but everything else was great. A leisurely stroll down to the lake or local restaurants. The staff and facilities were excellent. Great kitchen
Had a fantastic stay in this hostel, which is in an amazing old but immaculately clean building. It is in a great area, surrounded by narrow streets and traditional buildings. The owner was very helpful, sorting me out with some bike maps when I mentioned I got lost on the way. The recommended restaurant was also great.
Great hostel. The location is great, really close to all the public transport links, which you will use a lot if you plan on exploring the temples and mountains. The staff were really helpful and friendly. I even got free bike hire for a day because I stayed there for four nights.
It was cheap but not good value. The rooms were so small I couldn't get out of my bed without falling into the curtains of the next bunk. They actually cut a corner out of my bed so that it could fit in the room. The lounge was so small that it was useless, same with the kitchen. Would not recommend it for a solo traveller, or anyone who wants to spend any time in the hostel. Have to give credit to the location though.
Perfect guesthouse. The house was beautiful and spotlessly clean. Location was good, close to the train/bus station and walking distance to nice restaurants and the sights in town. Best of all is the owner Miki is the nicest and most enthusiastic host around!
I found all the J-Hoppers to be really good hostels. They all had everything you would need, but still had some character of their own, unlike some other chains.
Friendly place, behind and above a cafe in the shopping street. The building is old and beautiful, heaps of character. It's about 20 minutes walk from the bike rental and ferry port if you are using this hostel as a base to ride the Shiminami Kaido
I got the "superior" capsule just because I wanted to make sure I got a tv. It turns out this actually gives you a little room surrounding your capsule, with a locker desk and chair. This was great for privacy, especially as I was staying for 4 nights. When I checked in the receptionist had very limited English, but we managed to get it done. May be a problem if you are hoping for reccomendations or directions. The included breakfast was quite nice.
Great location, easy to find and near the metro. It seemed a bit big and soulless, better for a short stay or with a group. The common area was nice and big which was a plus
Nice place. Asakusabashi is a nice although fairly quiet area to stay in Tokyo. Of course it's really easy to get to any of the other districts by metro.
Nice place, good location, had everything I needed for my stay in Tokyo
Nice place, the building had lots of character. The only problem is that you need to book ahead. Not good for someone who can't plan a thing!
I've stayed here a couple of times. The location is amazing, on top of an archaeological dig, the rooftop has completely ridiculous views of the harbor. The only downside is that it is quite pricey.