Recommended if you have to stay in Addis (make it short). It's a good place half way from the airport to town in an area with some restaurants. We stayed in a double ensuite ('single') which was clean and had reliable hot water. The owner and staff were helpful. The breakfast is basic but good for Ethiopian standards. The atmosphere is okay; with the extended staff it feels like you're staying at a bigger family house.
- Avid Traveller
- Male, 31-40
- (10 reviews)
Second best hostel I've stayed in in Thailand. It's quiet despite being very close to Khao San Road. It's clean, the beds are good, outlets are there, facilities are clean and good, the public area inside is great for napping, the public area outside is great for hanging out before going on a tour. Recommended.
Absolute recommendation. The hostel has a rooftop terrace with a jacuzzi. Need I say more? Why not: The owner Chris is super nice, as is the rest of the staff that I've met. (Free drinks and food during the anniversary rooftop party!) The beds are sturdy and there are huge lockers under them. There's a fan in each room, which might be a little hot in the summer, but in spring it was great. The area is quiet, but easy to reach. Go there.
Pros: Great (box-like) beds with two lights and charger, friendly staff, breakfast included, great location in every way, shower after check-out possible, big lockers, shampoo and soap provided. Cons: Toilets have showers, which makes for wet floors. Didn't seem like a place to meet people, but maybe I didn't stay long enough.
This is a very good place to stay in the Old Quarter. The 8 bed dorms feature two queen-sized beds and 3 bunk beds (a sturdy wood construction). It has a classy feel to it (the private rooms even more so). Your bed linen and towel is changed every day, even if you stay on. The shower is hot. The staff is cheerful and friendly, but they don't forget about their commission when answering questions. The only downside of this hotel-partially-turned-hostel is the lack of a common room.
This was a decent place to stay. The cheaper room come without windows (or one facing the staircase). The furniture and facilities were older, but well taken care of. At least when it's rainy, it's impossible to reduce the humidity – even the linen felt damp. The location is good; it's in the main tourist area in close proximity to restaurants.
I enjoyed my stay here. My room was small but comfortable. The bathroom even had some stylish glass elements (which I didn't expect) and a nice warm shower. Everything was very clean. Breakfast was included (although basic). The staff was nice and helpful. The hotel is situated a little north of the main action in the Old Town, about an 8 minute walk. Overall, I wouldn't call this place anything special, but a convenient and nice place to stay in Hoi An.
You won't find a better place to stay, I think. The owners go out of their way to help you, be it with a detailed orientation sessions, a motorbike helmet to borrow or a shower in their bathroom after you've checked out. You can see it's honest friendliness, not only professionalism. The rooms (in the main house, mind you), are very clean and well-equipped. The location is excellent in the heart of the backpacker area, but quieter since it's in a narrow alley. I definitely recommend this place.
This is a relatively new guesthouse in an interesting niche: backpacker prices, but guesthouse comfort. I stayed in an air conditioned room with ensuite bathroom. It was very clean and in good condition. The staff there is incredibly helpful and very nice. If there is one thing it lacks, it's style. The building was designed to be grand, but is now functional. However, the nice staff and a well-frequented lounge make up for that. Recommended accommodation for Siem Reap.
I really liked the hostel. Let's get the downsides out of the way before we proceed to the advantages: 1) Small common area to hang out (the café) and 2) you need to convince taxi drivers to take you there (although it is easy to find on day two. The rest was great, I liked the dark wood style, big lockers, good a/c, very friendly and helpful staff, reliable wifi, soap in the shower, one shower available after checkout and much more. I'd recommend that hostel to anyone coming to Bangkok.