Closest place to the travertines which is key. We were offered a double for dorm price which was great value. Owner nice enough and helpful when asked. Lacked in atmosphere but it was quiet all round the town.
Clean and comfy dorms in a cool old building. Comfortable common area and kitchen. Not all the staff spoke English but wasn't much of a problem. Down from istiklal street near Taksim, so reasonably good area near much food and bars but off the main drag so no real street noise, except the odd rioting. Not really their fault though.
Right in the centre of Thamel but not noisy or congested. Hotel style rooms with fans or air con, en suite too. Owner is very helpful with advice, not pushy with tours etc. great value for money for couples who want a but of privacy for a price close to a dorm. Not much in the way of common area but there is a bar restaurant on sight as well as many close by.
No need to bother with any other place in Pokhara, this place is just perfect. Rooms are clean and spacious, wifi, nice garden, laundry and travel service. The owner and his family are lovely and always on hand to help you out with any advice or bookings.
Fairly clean and comfortable hostel in Thamel Kathmandu, so location is good. A fairly cool, laid back backpacker charm, nice rooftop bar and helpful staff. Little scruffy round the edges but what do you expect. Staff will help with tours tickets etc if needed. A good place as a base for spending a couple of days in Kathmandu. Security of the rooms could be better but there are lockers across the hall.
Hong Kong is expensive for accomodation outside of the Chungking mansions etc but this wee place in easily accessible fortress hill will not break the bank. Clean and comfortable, just what you need in Hong Kong. Absolutely no charm or atmosphere to speak of but that's not important as the city has it in abundance. It may be nice to have a proper common space. Security is excellent and the beds are comfy and curtained making it easy to get a good nights slumber.
The guys who runs this place makes it. He is ever so helpful and kind. The dorms are basic but are clean and comfortable with an attached toilet/shower. Not much more you could ask for. Internet and free water are great. Brilliant options for food near the subway entrance which is also nearby. Just a couple of stops from Guangzhou east and not far from most other places. Well priced making it easily the best option in Guangzhou.
I have been travelling for 2 months in China and this is thebest hostel of the trip. We went for our first double room of the trip and for 100RMB, the room was a steal. Hotel quality, large comfortable bed, aircon, tv, balcony and ensuite. The hostel itself is bright and airy with an excellent roof terrace overlooking some epic karts. Well priced beer soft drinks, cocktails and food along with computers with Facebook access, movies, music and books. The staff are the best so friendly and helpful
If you are a couple or two travelling together the two bed dorm is a steal. Well priced and complete with tv and air con. The hostel is clean and secure with a nice enough communal area where you can have beer coffee or food and even watch a movie on their huge projector screen. Across the road is a great wonton restaurant and lots of cafes are just a little walk away. Most staff are friendly and helpful.
One of the Mingtown group of hostels which are all roughly the same in terms of appearance. They are going for a chic cafe look but the problem is the chic cafe prices. This is certainly not a place for people who are travelling for a long time. There is clearly a lot of short term holiday makers here which is fine but just don't expect to be able to afford anything in their bar. That said it is clean and comfortable with an excellent kitchen to make your own food.
The new premises across the road from the Han Tang Inn, this one is in an old hotel so the rooms are in brilliant condition with excellent shower facilities. The dorm beds for 30RMB are a very good deal. He beds are massive and comfy and the bar is a nice place to sit although for reasonably priced beer just head over to the other property for a cheap local beer which is also one of the best in China (Hans I think?). Staff were very helpful for train and Yangtze River tour info.
Dorm for 15 are the cheapest we have found so far. Well worth it. The staff are a bit all over the place but that can be standard in China. Nice cafe/bar area to sit but give the food a miss. Beautiful courtyard which is excellent to sit in of an evening. Of the Main Street so not as noisy but its also just round the corner. Wash and dried our clothes for a reasonable price. Overall a nice place to chill for a couple of days as long as crazy staff don't intimidate you.
The main problem with this hostel is the staff who are sometimes hard to tell apart from customers. They are not bothered and don't know anything. The fist room we were in was full of young boys who Treated the place like there own and woke us up at all hours every night, I don't mind people coming in late but they were in and out and not bothered about being quite. The staff moved us but offered no apologies. The second room was fine but not cheap. Location great, near nanluoguxiang.
Second hostel I have stayed in in Tokyo not the best but perfectly good. Clean, friendly, with good facilities like most Japanese hostels. Asakusa is a great base in Tokyo for those that can't afford the city centre, to be honest I think it's nicer anyway and walkable to Ueno. It also has a cheap bar just round the corner which is great fun. We stayed in their strange box beds which are trying to emulate the capsule hotel feel. Plenty room but hardly any ventilation. Stick with the regular bed.
Kanazawa is a place for a couple of nights as you visit the kenroku en and a couple of other sights and this hostel is fine for just that. Very friendly and helpful owner who is a former traveller and very security conscious. Not very central but a doable walk and very close to the station which is arguable more important on what is likely to be a brief stay. Not that easy to find but only because it is down some small alleys. Kitchen is great and room was spotless and comfy. Great shower facili
It's a hotel not a hostel so don't go expecting a bar or common room. That said if you are travelling through Nagoya you won't be staying in the city very much so it's proximity to the train station is perfect. The lack of bar restaurant is also made up by its proximity to Torei Torei Tei, a must visit eatery in Nagoya, especially for the famous Nanban Chicken. The hotel is immaculate and comfortable if a bit cramped. Showers are on the bottom floor but are excellent. No complaints at all.
The most disappointing place we stayed in 3 weeks in Japan. The least comfortable, the least clean. Not unclean but for Japan, pretty much a state. The showers are all on the bottom floor where the lobby is so you take a shower and come out with everyone all around you, bit odd. Also the kitchen area is right beside a toilet which again not unclean but a bizarre combo should one be taking a dump. Common room was good and a nice cheap vendy is available. Only stay here one night for the island.
Hard to fault this hostel. Ticks all the boxes. Immaculate, comfortable, great facilities, friendly staff, good location, reasonable price and nice atmosphere. All this for what is quite a good price in Japan. The only reason you won't stay here is if its full.
Great hostel in Beijing which has recently been renovated. Not easy to find such high quality of staff and cleanliness in the capital as we subsequently found so you may have to book early as this place is becoming more and more popular. The bed is classicly hard but very big with hug ensuites in the dorms. Good staff and a good restaurant bar with things happening every evening. Price has risen since renovation but still reasonable. The location isn't perfect but nearby subway station is great
After a long journey from Russia I was dreading the inevitable negotiations with taxis in the wee small hours of the morning. I get of the train and there is a man with a board with a name on it, it's my name. I couldn't believe it. We had never said anything to them about it but they had gone out there way to get our train time and come to pick us up. We arrived and our beds were made and we were ushered straight in, "worry about payment later, sleep now". Lovely place, owner is amazing.
Cracking wee hostel right in the centre of town. The train station is maybe a 20 min walk but not a difficult one and the staff can help you with buses if you like, they are very helpful. Clean comfortable dorms. Kitchen and laundry there for your own use, bring powder. You might want a couple of days in Krasnoyarsk to do the Stolby reserve and these guys will help you out with all the info and not pushing tours.
It's a flat, which is fine as most hostels are in Russia but its a very dirty untidy flat. The owner is never there and it is left to a young man who seems more interested in mucking about than helping in anyway. Dog and dog food smell covers the place, dog food seems to have been left out for quite some time. The walk into town is 40 mins but is at least a very straight line. Ekaterinburg is a nice enough place but limited budget hostel options mean you may end up staying here. Just be prepared
Meininger is exactly what you want from a budget hostel. It is cheap with smallish but comfortable rooms, no exceptional frills but it is also secure, clean and helpful with a good bar on site. They provide lockers but no locks so bring your own, ensuite bathrooms are a bonus. The biggest bonus however is the location. While not in the centre of town (a mere 15 min walk to the main square) it is across the road from the AUGUSTINER BREWERY which is the best in Munich, get straight over there.