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Reviews: joannefarrell955

Location Australia, Gender Female, Age 37

  • joannefarrell955
  • Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
Barra Guest Hostel, Salvador, Brazil
8.0
5th Mar 2013

Good location a couple of blocks from the beach and a bunch of restaurants to choose from. Clean and comfortable.

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Thank you girls for your feedback. We're working hard to give you the best. Nice travels!!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • joannefarrell955
  • Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
Casa Sweety, Cartagena, Colombia
9.4
20th Nov 2012

The hotel is a little more pricey than others, but the staff make up for this with their exceptional, personalised service and friendliness. The breakfast is awesome - fresh fruit, juice and then pancakes, tortillas or arepas, as well as coffee. There is a small plunge pool for cooling off and a cute little courtyard area to hang out as well as a pool table. The 'hot' water, wasn't so hot, but considering the temperature in Cartagena it doesn't matter. All in all we had an awesome week stay!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • joannefarrell955
  • Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
Eco Hostal Yuluka, Santa Marta, Colombia
8.0
15th Nov 2012

Whilst not being luxurious (think No hot water, no internet) this hostel makes up for it with great, friendly and helpful staff and a perfect location to get to Tayrona National Park. Be aware you will encounter bugs and all manner of creepy crawlies, but it's the Jungle people! Nelly and Wilmar helped with our taxis, bus transfer to Cartagena and were generally very lovely. We had a great stay!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • joannefarrell955
  • Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
Anandamayi Hostel & Hotel, Bogota, Colombia
6.6
12th Nov 2012

This hostel can be very, very noisy if you are located in the front, street rooms like we were. You will get no sleep there. The Hostel itself is quite charming, however very basic and the rooms were freezing in the evening, everything felt damp due to no heating of any kind. Breakfast is very basic, 1 egg, 3 toast, 1 drink per person. It is up the hill from the main square of La Candelaria. It is an ok area but you need to be careful.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • joannefarrell955
  • Australia, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
Hostal Barrera, Madrid, Spain
6.6
9th Nov 2012

This hostel is more like a small hotel. The rooms are modern and clean however there are a few downsides, one is paying 1 Euro everytime you want to lock your in-room safe. This is a rip off. The second is the noise. There is relentless street noise and internal building noise from people coming and going. The third is the price of laundry. Paying 1.50Euro per t-short is way over the top. The owners need to decide what market they are aiming for - hotel or hostel. No kitchen or common area.

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Dear guest, Thank you for your comments, these will help us to improve our service. Just clarify that it is not compulsory to use the laundry service we offer and , besides, rates are provided in advance, so, and of course, it is the guest final decision to accept it or not. On the other hand, we are a Hostal - guesthouse, ( Not a Hostel ) a concept difficult to explain to tourists but very popular in Spain. Basically , we are a small hotel, providing almost the same services as a hotel but with a very good price and services, located in the city center of Madrid, which offers the possibility to reach all main spots easily. Thank you. Nieves Mollo Manager of Hostal Barrera

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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