Reviews: Anonymous

Dragon King Hostel

Beijing, China
77%

great location in a hutong and only a few minutes from a metro station. close to dongzhimen so easy access to airport via express train. room was clean and cleaned every day. i was only on a stop over so not enough time to check the action, but it sounded pretty live and fun and looked a good place for it. lots of information about stuff to do in town (not trying to sell you tours or anything like that). recommended.

  • 23rd Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Milhouse Hipo

Buenos Aires, Argentina
74%

Great hostel and really good fun. surprisingly big and clean for a party hostel. It was a bit unfortunate it didn't get a higher rating, because the last two days we were without electricity and it was 40 degrees outside, so it was like sleeping in an oven. however, clearly not the hostel's fault as the whole block was out. seems like the other new one is in a more built up road, less likely to cut out probably, so would recommend there in summer.

  • 12th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Che Lagarto Hostel Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata, Argentina
63%

fine hostel, clean enough, tv internet etc. location is OK, close enough to the beach but still 7 or 8 blocks. it was quiet when we arrived but just before high season (10 Dec) so the whole town was quiet. would go again in high season. rooms a bit small and bathroom didnt drain particuarly well after shower but reasonable. dont think there are many decent hostels here tho and this is good enough so would recommend.

  • 9th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Hostel Internacional Mendoza

Mendoza, Argentina
63%

Feel bad giving a low rating as the people were nice. Room was stuffy. Hostel was empty tho most of town was. Booked activities which got cancelled two days in a row. No one showed and never called so we wasted two days waiting. Ok- not the hostels fault but the tour agency, but theyre working with these people and frankly it was unacceptable. Some of the workers dont speak any english so we just got no information. Ok its argentina but dont call it 'internacional hostel' then...

  • 4th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Hi Patagonia Hostel Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn, Argentina
94%

Sweet hostel. All the facilities are perfect, like a traveller has planned them to a T. Gaston is pretty jokes and knows everything you need to know about the tours and the town. Hard to pick between this and la tosca- both are equally good. Tip-snorkelling with sea lions is expensive but incredible. Do it.

  • 28th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


La Tosca Hostel

Puerto Madryn, Argentina
91%

Only stayed for one night but was impressed. Really cool vibe at the hostel. Owner knows his stuff re tours. Good cooking facilities and en suite shower in dorms. Nice big comfy beds. Cant remember a single con.

  • 27th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Los Cormoranes

Ushuaia, Argentina
49%

I mean it was liveable, but it wasnt pleasant. Its a trek up a hill far from the main throng. The security is poor, lockers all broken and front door left open - but i guess there is little crime in ushuaia. The underfloor heating made the room unbearably hot. The bed sheets didnt cover the length of the bed and s not hygienic really. The bathroom was smelly. Only good thing was breakfast was ok and wifi worked. Go elsewhere unless desparate.

  • 24th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Hospedaje de Maria

Puerto Natales, Chile
89%

Like being in some local family's house, doesnt feel like a hostel at all and only 3 rooms i think. But really comfortable big rooms, big living room with tv and good wifi. Recommended if you wna chill but no atmosphere.

  • 23rd Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Tin House Patagonia

Puerto Natales, Chile
83%

Really nice cozy hostel, welcomed after serious trekking in the cold. Wifi and computer also good. Breakfast is v good and diy and eggs provided. Only issue was that we were kind of rudely kicked out at check out, not allowed to stay a couple hours to check in somewhere else which put a dampener on an otherwise nice hostel.

  • 16th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


America del Sur Hostel

El Calafate, Argentina
83%

Great lay out, open plan chillout area with view of mountains and lake- stunning. The rooms are fine and clean and mostly ensuite i think. Only issue is that its away from the main throng, but still only a 10-15 min walk so no biggie. Definitely recommended.

  • 14th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Hostal El Refugio

Pucon, Chile
97%

Ok this isnt a fake review, super serious. This is the best hostel ever. Dorms are standard with standard lockers and the showers are average but hot. But there is fire to warm u when cold. There is a gorgeous dog. The staff are jokes and helpful. Location is fine, next to pullman buses so book them if poss. Wifi is decent. I honestly dont have one single complaint i can think of. Book in advance i you wna stay here as it books up quick.

  • 7th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


80%

Didnt stay the night in the end but hostel is close to town and te agencies. The hostel isnt an agency so you can get good information about the other agencies and location. He let me have a shower and it was seriously good. He also speaks english well. Dont know about the dorms but would recommend service

  • 29th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Wild Rover Backpackers

La Paz, Bolivia
80%

No complaints really. Only got to stay for one night and had to be up early so couldnt party but looked like a fun bar. Food is good and not so expensive. They were also fairly accommodating with leaving my bags to go on tours and let me chill for a day on return without paying to use facilities. But, its full of wannabes who just come to la paz to party for weeks and never check out what else is on offer. If thats your crowd then its your place.

  • 22nd Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


KulturBerlin - Icba Wasi

Sucre, Bolivia
91%

Its a beautiful old colonial house and its seriously big/spacious with bar area and hangout chilout garden area in back. We booked a dorm (which looked spacious) and it was full so they gave us a 3 bed room. There is a rainforest shower so ask about it. Door has security code at night and its cheap. Two complaints: breakfast was rubbish and wifi barely worked, but i get the impression wifi is slow everywhere in sucre.

  • 19th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We changed the breakfast to buffet breakfast. This is a really a nice breakfast now! We have yoghort, muessli, fruits, etc... Thanks for your comment Claus

Hostel Campo Grande

Campo Grande, Brazil
57%

Dodgy area right next to the OLD bus station, which is now a shady den of who knows what. Theres a dodgy hotel next door with prostitutes coming out often, so maybe a brothel. Also heard bad reviews of ecological tours. We went with pantanal discovery (through Gil, recommended by our lonely planet and who operates from nacional hotel around the corner). The tour is more expensive but it seems to be a lot better though not been on ecological so cant confirm for sure.

  • 7th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


HI Copa Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
77%

Safe, clean, good breakfast. Its also good location near the beach and on the main copa road. Id recommend it if you wna stay in copacabana, but ipanema is safer, nicer and more modern.

  • 4th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
71%

You get what you pay for. It is super cheap and in a good location in ipanema. Fun hostel for partying as well. But the room was a bit grimy, the toilet didnt flush and most importanty, the lockers were useless. You could access someone elses compartment locker by pulling the middle compartment with little effort. So we didnt feel safe leaving our stuff there so we moved.

  • 30th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Bossa in Rio Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
43%

We were robbed by knife 20m from the hotel so the area is unsafe. The guy guessed the spot we were robbed at so its happened before and he didnt bother to tell us. He was then rude and confrontational and offered one pot noodle on credit only 'out of courtesy' but we could have no more (we would pay at check out) even though we had no cards or money on us. We moved the next day and were refused a discount of one night. Much safer to stay in ipanema/any other hostel. #worsthostelever

  • 29th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Backpackers House Paraty

Paraty, Brazil
83%

They got PES!!! Playstation, tv dvds, food nights for 20 real but food and caipis are actually unlimited. 2 problems. They rented us bikes for 25R which basically were total rubbish and we had to walk. Also got bitten by mozzies ALOT. Cos the rooms are hot and people leave the widows open. Aircon looked like it worked but wasnt on. You get a towel and the breakfast is pretty good, and lockers are safe/good.

  • 23rd Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Why some people charge the mosquitos problem over my hostel??? I use poison everyday inside the house, and we provide nets if you want, but this is Brazil and we are right in the tropico. The bicicles can fail, is normal when you both are 2 mts tall boys, heavy and you force it, but this are not so bad knowing that you both came back over one bike. Anyway, that day I did the same tour, and you choose to go cycling. AND I DID NOT CHARGE YOU FOR THE BIKES!!!!. thanks for your comment??? :(

Beats Hostel Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo, Brazil
89%

Great fun party hostel. Good location really close to the metro. The music goes on late but not too late so its not really an issue. Hot showers, clean ish rooms, big lockers, good wifi, cable tv, ok kitchen. Only thing is you have to buy beers / alcohol at the hostel (6.50 reals for 600ml itapavia).

  • 20th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Hostel Suites Palermo

Buenos Aires, Argentina
66%

Really average hostel. Nice big rooms but the lockers didnt seem that secure. However the rooms are lockable unlike alot of dorms. Bathroom was small and ok but nothing special. Its not cheap but its in an expensive area so it is good value if you are looking to live in palermo

  • 4th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Ekkamon Mansion

Phuket, Thailand
80%

Nice hostel, rooms lockable by key and padlock for extra safety. Cable, good aircon nice bed and shower room was ok. Also has a balcony and table/chairs for a nice touch. Its quiet tho so not appropriate if youve come to party.

  • 26th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Ploy Dorm Room

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
80%

Its actually a pretty decent dorm. Beds are good, two showers and one toilet are fine. Share between 8 ppl but never seemed to be an issue. Good location 1 min walk from the action and 5 from the pier but quiet at night. My only complaint is that we were charged differently, between 300-350 baht. The aircon is very good depending on where youre sleeping. The ppl further away need it at 18, which is freezing if youre near the bed, so bring a jumper... Restaurant next door is the cheapest and good

  • 22nd Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


HI Mid Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand
91%

Quite literally the perfect dorm room hostel. Ac worked really well plus fan. Beds were big and comfortable, had a big enough lockable chest for belongings, curtain to block out light / view from room. Bathroom was big and clean and had hot water. Water pressure not the best but good enough for SEA, provided soap and shampoo. Also there is a lift. Public transport links to both airports (29 bus to DM and rail to suc. Far from khaosan rd / party area (5km), so not ideal for party lovers.

  • 19th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Angkor Wonder Hostel

Siem Reap, Cambodia
69%

Be warned that they accept bookings even when fully booked and might try and put you in the grottier hostel opposite. We complained and mr why not paid for us to stay in a more expensive and really nice 3 star hotel nearby. Nice bloke and really helpful an picked us up from the bus stop. His actual hostel seemed nice but cant confirm.

  • 14th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Kha Vi Guest House

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
74%

Quite near the royal palace and museum ie 5 min walk. But it was a bit far from the main throng, still only a 15min walk and its a nice walk along the river. The room was a bit damp but not unclean. Basic room. The tv has cable but fuzzy on most channels and cut off frequently. However, the aircon actually worked well and there was a decent fan aswell. One of the guys there also climbed on the roof to get my wallet which i dropped out the window...

  • 13th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Velkommen Guesthouse

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
83%

The room was fine and clean. The aircon didnt work at all but the fan kept us cool enough at night (still annoying when you pay for aircon). There was a safe in the room and the tv has cable. However the room was very small (hardy any floor space outside the bed). Also its a tall thin building so there are a lot of rooms high up ie a LOT if stairs maybe 7 or 8 floors. Thats fine if you only intend on climbing them once a day but not if youre in and out a lot. Probably nicer hostels about but ok.

  • 11th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Pans Place Guesthouse

Vang Vieng, Laos
83%

Run by a Kiwi. Only stayed one night but he was pretty clinical with directions, bus bookings and payment ie really helpful. The room was a bit damp but the fan is good enough. However for the price it is excellent value for money. Wifi didnt work in the room (but we were the furthest room). Wifi and computers (extra charge but cheap) in the reception. Also has a range of food at ok prices. Also the owner was just a really nice bloke in general. Recommend

  • 7th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Liberty Guest House

Luang Prabang, Laos
91%

Actually a really good hostel. The aircon was too cold, the tv had cable with a good picture, the bathroom was basically fine. The owner is also really helpful, you can rent mopeds and bikes from the hostel, they have a decent breakfast selection at $2 with good portions. The owner was also really funny. Although i was a bit concerned with how handsy he got! Its also less than 10 mins to the market, restaurant, bars etc. would recommend

  • 4th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


94%

We had the nicest room in the hotel for one night. It was the penthouse and had a huge balcony overlooking a mountain. Great huge room. Cant review the hostel in general cos not there long enough and not in the cheaper rooms. Would recommend that penthouse room for a treat tho and only about $15 pp. close to night market and bars.

  • 3rd Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello James ... Thank you very much for stay with us. We're happy to hear you had a good time in Dream Suite at Bed and Terrace Guesthouse. Yes you can see very beautiful Doi Suthep mountain view especially when sky is clear in sunny day. We will strive to maintain and upgrade facilities in rooms to make every guests enjoy their stay. We're looking forward to serve you again soon. Kind regards, Kongkan

Kikies House

Chiang Mai, Thailand
74%

Really basic hostel. Dorms were ok single beds only 5 in a room. Decent big bathroom. Also decent location 10 mins from bars pubs and in the old city. However was there in the summer and the room was really hot. 2 fans covering 5 people. And also there were lots of mozzies. However it was like $3 a night and it is acceptable if you want sth cheap

  • 1st Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Phuket Backpacker

Phuket, Thailand
77%

Facilities are fine. But there are no rooms. The beds are separated by plastic walls which dont reach the ceiling so you can everything that happens in the hostel all night.

  • 21st Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


The World Hotel

Hanoi, Vietnam
80%

Its not the liveliest hostel. However it is really really cheap even for a private room. And its basically clean and fine. Its more happening at the hanoi backpakers hostel but we just stayed here for half the price and went there in the evening for beers and had as much fun as if we were staying there.

  • 18th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)


Lam Bao Long Hotel

Hue, Vietnam
80%

Clean, friendly staff. Aircon and tv worked. No problems. About a 20 min walk from the station. Pretty good value for money.

  • 15th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (36 reviews)