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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.