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Reviews: levymetal

Location Australia, Gender Male, Age 27

  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Coliseum Rooms, Rome, Italy
10.0
22nd Jun 2014

Due to changes in someone else's booking we actually stayed in a different location so I cannot review this particular apartment, however I can say the apartment we were were moved to exceeded our expectations. I appreciate this because Gianluca did his absolute best to make us happy, and the accommodation he moved us to was awesome. He also provided a lot of information about the city and his personal recommendations (which we followed up, they were nice places). Highly recommended.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Old Town Hostel East Wing, Kotor, Montenegro
9.7
21st Jun 2013

If you're in Kotor, you absolutely must stay here. As soon as you walk in you're greeted with energetic and amazing staff. There's always people hanging around in the downstairs area, so there's always someone new to meet. They organise heaps of fun tours, the facilities are pretty good, comfy beds, airconditioned rooms etc. They don't push you to go on the pub crawls, so if you want to chill you can, otherwise you can party. Tip: On a hot day grab a few people and catch a cab to Lazy Bar.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Kojic-Bar, Bar, Montenegro
9.4
17th Jun 2013

It's definitely a hotel, not a hostel, so don't expect to meet people, but the private room was a welcome change. I was very surprised to get my own private for 15 euro, I've never had a private so cheap in my life. As others have said, they charge per person, not per room, which is very helpful and shows how friendly the owners are. The facilities are brand new, showers were great, wifi worked everywhere, and it's right next to the best beach in town. I would absolutely stay here again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Montmartre Hostel, Belgrade, Serbia
9.1
10th Jun 2013

This is a really great and friendly hostel. All the staff are super friendly and always down to chat, the beds are large and comfy, decent lockers, and good facilities. Wifi works everywhere. The breakfast is great, you get a burek of your choice plus yogurt, which makes a great start to the day. The staff know Belgrade well and have great suggestions on things to do and see, and where to go next. Definitely a recommended hostel.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel & Cafe Bar Rookies, Novi Sad, Serbia
9.7
3rd Jun 2013

I've stayed at so many hostels that couldn't care less about their customers, and I'm over them. Rookies a small independent and is type of hostel you never want to leave. You really get to know the staff - and the best thing about that is that they're awesome. I stayed for 7 nights, and I sat for hours every day chatting with them. I've never met such friendly and helpful staff in my life. And the facilities: fast free wifi in all rooms, amazingly comfy beds (tempur type), and super clean.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Vagabonds, Belfast, Northern Ireland
9.4
14th Mar 2013

Vagabonds has to be one of my favourite hostels and I'll definitely be returning. It's clean, has comfy beds, great showers, free lockers, an awesome atmosphere, and is laid out pretty well. But that's not what makes Vagabonds so good. The best thing is the staff. Every single staff member is awesome, and they hang out with the guests 100% of the time - from eating dinner to jamming to watching movies to going out. You instantly feel welcome & at home. This is how hostels are supposed to be run.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Equity Point London, London, England
6.9
1st Mar 2013

This is a very large hostel. As a result, it feels very impersonal and not as friendly as smaller hostels. Lots of groups travelling here so it's kind of hard to meet people. The rooms are big, although the shower was small, and sharing one bathroom between 8 people is a little difficult sometimes. Beds are pretty comfy, and lockers are huge. Wifi isn't free. Long queues at breakfast, and toaster barely warms the bread. All in all, a very average (albeit safe) experience.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
The Monkeys in the Trees, London, England
9.1
20th Feb 2013

Monkeys in the Trees is the best value for money hostel in London. For the price you'd expect budget accommodation, but what you get is free lockers, free fast wifi, decent showers, amazing free breakfast, clean rooms, an awesome atmosphere in the pub, and the best staff you'll ever meet. I've stayed at hostels charging twice as much in London and most of the time they've been average at best. Tip: it'll take you half an hour to get to central London, but Shepherds Bush is a cool area.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel City Center Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
10.0
15th Feb 2013

What can I say, I'm so impressed with this hostel, it's just a shame that I was only there for 3 nights! The staff are helpful and friendly, and the common area is set up really well to just chill out. The beds are amazing, such a comfy mattress and pillow. I slept like a baby. Nice breakfast. Wifi everywhere. Super clean (no-shoes policy is a winner). And it's slap-bang in the middle of everything. There's only 1 place to stay in Sarajevo, this is it.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hobo Bear Hostel, Zagreb, Croatia
9.4
10th Feb 2013

Hobo Bear is a small & friendly boutique hostel. The staff are friendly and the common area has a great vibe provides a fun place to hang out. The beds are comfy (except the pillows are a bit small), and the lockers under the bed are large. Wifi everywhere. It's 8 minutes or so to walk to Ban Jelačić square, but I found everything to be in walking distance; I even walked from the train station. All in all, it's a great hostel and I'd definitely stay there again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Sophie's Hostel, Prague, Czech Republic
8.9
2nd Feb 2013

One of the most modern hostels I've ever stayed in. The rooms are beautifully decorated with comfy single beds, massive pillows, personal power outlets, and a table. No expense was spared on the decor, yet the dorms are very well priced. It's quite far out from the Old Town Square which I like as you get to explore more than just the touristy places. I didn't like the fact there was one bathroom for 7 people with no separate toilet. One guy was sick and he had to wait an hour to use the toilet.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Blues, Bratislava, Slovakia
8.9
28th Jan 2013

Nicely decorated hostel with friendly staff. Well situated. Keycard entry into front door & your level, plus large lockers. Wifi seemed to work everywhere. Not enough power outlets in 8 bed dorm; I had none near my bunk. Still, a great hostel for a 2 night stay.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna, Vienna, Austria
8.6
23rd Jan 2013

I found this hostel to be pretty good. It's decorated nicely, the piano is a great touch, and the bar is perfect for grabbing a few drinks. It was never too crazy in the hostel. And the combination of in-room lockers and safety deposit boxes at reception means your stuff is super safe. I liked the happy dream roll package. It's a little far out - but you can walk to places like Schönbrunn Palace easily. Everything was great, except the bunks don't have ladders. Baffles the mind.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Big Fish Budapest Hostel, Budapest, Hungary
9.4
16th Jan 2013

Big Fish would have to be one of my favourite hostels. It's a really chilled out place, and due to it being quite small, you get a very personal feel from it. I felt really comfortable hanging out in the common room, it's done up perfectly. The beds are comfy; the majority of them are singles too. The wifi works everywhere, and the place is super clean because everyone takes off their shoes before walking around (such a luxury to walk around without shoes!). A true home away from home.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Wombats City Hostel Berlin, Berlin, Germany
8.6
12th Dec 2012

Wombats is a large hostel. The staff are generally helpful, but they have to deal with a lot of people, so it does feel quite inpersonal. The rooms are huge, comfy beds, and the ensuite is good. Seemed pretty clean. For the price it's amazing. However, the wifi is terrible. It's not available in the rooms, and it can't handle traffic. During peak hours it's a struggle to open a single web page, and the router craps itself twice an hour requiring a restart. If you rely on wifi, you're in trouble.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Cocomama, Amsterdam, Netherlands
9.7
8th Dec 2012

Cocomama's is the best hostel I've ever stayed in. It has an amazingly homely atmosphere which makes it really easy to get to know other guests. I've never slept in such a comfortable bed in my entire life, it's ridiculous. The bunks are massively solid and don't budge at all. Everything is super clean and the shower is huge and hot. The staff always chat to you and make you feel welcome. The wifi works great and all over the hostel. Oh, and Joop, the hostel cat. He is amazing.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
8.6
24th Oct 2012

This isn't your regular hostel; there's no reception or staff around. It's just a big house. The rooms are ok, enough space, and the beds were pretty comfy. I absolutely loved the 2 kitchens, which were fully kitted with 2 ovens each. Rest of it lacks character, but it's designed for longer term stays, and for that purpose it's great. Although I don't like the fact they block hostelworld, hostelbookers, and various other sites; it makes you feel like they're treating guests as children.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Home Lisbon Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
9.4
16th Oct 2012

Hands down the best value for money hostel in the world. Definitely feels more like a home than a hostel. Massive TV with awesome sound system. 24/7 bar, but the rooms aren't noisy. Clean. Big lockers. Comfy beds & cosy rooms. Ridiculously fast wifi. Nice home cooked dinners. You can party or chill out, the hostel suits everyone. Hard to fault.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Gold Coast, Lagos, Portugal
9.4
14th Oct 2012

If you're looking for a clean and safe hostel in Lagos, this is your place. The staff are very friendly and the hostel is owned by a lovely couple who are always happy to help and offer tastingings of the traditional Portuguese food they cook. It's freshly renovated so the kitchens and bathrooms are amazing. It would be nice to have lockers in the rooms for bags, but there are small safes available for passports etc. Overall can't fault it, would definitely stay again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Travellers House, Lisbon, Portugal
9.7
12th Oct 2012

This hostel is unreal. The staff were perfect, extremely helpful, friendly, and fun. They have cheap activities every night like trips out and Portuguese food tasting. Bunch of great board games in the living room, which also has comfy bean bags and the most homely feel I've ever had in a hostel. The movie room has super comfy couches too. Huge rooms, huge beds. Under-bed lockers that fit your whole backpack, with a safe for your passport. It's so homely you can just chill out all day.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Pride of Paddington, London, England
8.0
4th Oct 2012

Great location. Large rooms. Clean. Every staff member I met was awesome, friendly, and helpful. Expensive for a hostel, but a full english breakfast + coffee is included in the price, which they value at around £9. So if you like cooked breakfasts, it works out ok. Common room closes at 11pm, no kitchen, and not many plugs in the rooms.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Lybeer Travellers' Hostel, Bruges, Belgium
8.3
26th Sep 2012

I thought this hostel was pretty good. Luckily I got a renovated room, which was clean, comfy, and spacious. The renovated bathrooms are nice, and the staff are quite friendly and helpful. However the combination of keyed doors that don't lock automatically + no lockers + an entrance that reception can't see is a tragedy waiting to happen. It's so easy for new guests to forget to lock the door, which leaves your valuables vulnerable. That said, I was there for a week and nothing bad happened.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
9.7
18th Sep 2012

Honestly this is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. The location is absolutely amazing, and the rooms are new, spacious, have well thought out ensuites (separate rooms for shower / toilet / basins), the shower temperature and pressure is awesome, large and comfortable beds, large lockers, and allover very clean. Oh and a great kitchen. Yes, it's undergoing renovations but this doesn't affect the guests much. Only gripe is that iPhones sometimes have trouble connecting to the wifi.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
6.6
5th Sep 2012

This hostel was ok. It's got good security, large under-bed lockers, large rooms, large beds with curtains, and was pretty close to the metro. The stay was pretty comfortable, but it lacks character and atmosphere (I'm not a party person so I didn't check out the club downstairs. I heard it was ok). Wasn't super clean. Also didn't have a kitchen. All up it was ok, I'd probably stay there again.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • levymetal
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
The Monkeys in the Trees, London, England
8.9
3rd Sep 2012

Personally I love this hostel. There's a bar downstairs, but it's a very laid back chilled out place. The staff are very friendly, and the bar, common room, and garden give a lot of opportunity to talk to other guests. Most importantly this hostel feels safe and homely, and it's the cleanest I've ever stayed in. There's also heaps of cheap food around. It's a bit out of the way, being a 10 minute walk from the tube then a 10 minute tube ride to the center of London, but it's well worth it.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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