Reviews: Anonymous

Hotel Maria Guadalupe

Valladolid, Mexico
86%

A good all round hotel. Breakfast is a little sparse, but otherwise a good place to stay.

  • 5th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Hostel Zocalo

Merida, Mexico
91%

An interesting hostel. The breakfasts were great. The toilets had shower curtains covering them instead of doors. Thankfully there are separate bathrooms for men and women.

  • 2nd Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


La Posada Chetumal Hostel

Chetumal, Mexico
74%

For one of the few hostels in Chetumal, this one is fairly good. The biggest problem is that there are few restaurants or attractions near to the hostel, but it does have a large supermarket nearby.

  • 25th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Dirty McNasty's Hostel

Caye Caulker, Belize
94%

Dirty McNastys is an excellent hostel that is trying desperately to be a party hostel, but doesn't always have that feel. Free Rum punch is awesome, sometimes too delicious.

  • 22nd Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Chaltunha Hostel Flores Island

Flores, Guatemala
86%

A converted hotel, the dorms are just small rooms with one or two beds in them. They are still called dorms though, so when a single person books a bed he is not forced to pay for all the beds in the room. The downside was the lack of English speaking staff, although they used workarounds. A good spot on the island.

  • 19th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Hacia El Sur - Casa Hostal

Antigua, Guatemala
94%

An excellent place with awesome helpful staff.

  • 16th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Hostel Miguel Chiller's Lodge

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
80%

Generally a good stay. The owner's son can be a little noisy in the morning, but you get that with kids.

  • 13th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Muhas gracias senior por tu revision.Thank you for booking and staying with us,It was our pleasure hosting you sir .Cheers!

Base Camp Antigua

Antigua, Guatemala
80%

8 of us arrived lat - 10pm - and it took 20 minutes for someone to let us in, then the volunteer - who had not had any training - had no idea what to do with us. Needs to be better organised. Facilities were good.

  • 8th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Latina Hostal

Leon, Nicaragua
100%

An excellent hostel, but watch out for Paul, he's trouble with a capital 'would you like another mojito?'

  • 5th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Hostel Oasis Granada

Granada, Nicaragua
91%

Would be nice if there was a separate smokers section and having more fans in the rooms would make sleeping easier, but in general was a good hostel and all you can eat pancakes can't be bad!

  • 2nd Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Yogi's Hostel

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
91%

A pretty good hostel. When they found out I was staying at their hostel they even helped to carry my bags up the hill. Could use a kitchen for those who want to cook. And gardening at 6am is not the best.

  • 30th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Hostal Suenos Del Mar

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
86%

Everything is pretty good for a beach style hostel. With so many limited spanish speaking short term travellers, having a staff member who can speak some English would be useful.

  • 26th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Bambu Hostel

David City, Panama
94%

A good place for one of the only hostels in David. Once the outside kitchen area is complete will be awesome (should be done by now).

  • 9th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Hostel Siriri

Panama City, Panama
91%

Don't trust the Turtle, it's got shifty eyes. A good central city based hostel. Could use more showers. Don't make Pablo grumpy, you won't like him when he is grumpy :) Good for a new hostel

  • 18th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Makako Chill Out Hostel

Cartagena, Colombia
91%

A good hostel.

  • 29th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Black Sheep Hostel Medellin

Medellin, Colombia
97%

Awesome place to stay, everything you need, very popular. Trying hard not to be a party hostel and mostly succeeds. Definitely recommend.

  • 19th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


82hostel

Bogota, Colombia
91%

I came for a week and stayed nearly 3. Lots of good things to say about the hostel. Close to the big malls, shopping areas, bars and restaurants - when you find them. Close to a central city bus station. Staff are great, is not a party hostel. Some of the facilities let it down. The floors are the creakiest I have ever heard and sleeping ends when the manager arrives as he talks loudly. Internet is only okay, and only at reception. And hot water isn't great in the showers. Still good.

  • 2nd Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Musicology Hostel

Bogota, Colombia
83%

For everything this hostel has going for it, the facilities let it down for me. Downstairs, music is blaring loudly from early morning until late night. Upstairs, a different lot of music is blaring loudly most of the afternoon, and the TV is usually on in the bar, and upstairs too. There aren't many quiet places here. Internet is poor and is best downstairs in reception. Don't try to skype though, cause the music is too loud. Washing is expensive and your clothes will not be looked after.

  • 30th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Colombian Hostel

Cali, Colombia
89%

This hostel is a excellent hostel and I enjoyed my stay here. The upstairs porch is large and on cooler days, the spa pool would be good. Breakfast was good and the staff were excellent, although the cleaner can be a little loud, which echoes around the brick house. It is quite some distance from the bus terminal or centro, but there are plenty of restaurants, bars and supermarkets within minutes of walking. Security could be better with lockers, and a washing service would make life easier

  • 27th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your words Thanks for your choice, our location is strategic I'm an architect and I think many travelers must know our city walking will feel different sensations. thanks for being in Colombian Hostel :)

Hostel Revolution

Quito, Ecuador
97%

I enjoyed staying at this hostel. The owner is a crazy woman, in a good way, who is trying to make the place into something beyond awesome (she bought it 3 weeks ago). And THE SHOWERS HAVE BEEN FIXED!! It's not a large hostel and NOT A PARTY HOSTEL, so if that's what you're looking for, try somewhere else. Only downside is the lack of breakfast but there is a good cheap cafe at bottom of street and hostel has a full kitchen and near a supermarket, so eary to do it yourself.

  • 18th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


La Casa de Cecilia

Mindo, Ecuador
94%

This was an excellent hostel and very Mindo in it's styling. Climbing into the rooms was sometimes a challenge, but part of the fun. Breakfast was awesome and the staff were very helpful. Only issue, was the security in the room. While we could padlock the main hatch into the room, it would not have been difficult to climb in through the always open top of the bathroom window.

  • 4th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Alpes Huaraz

Huaraz, Peru
74%

This hostel did a good job in many places, but staff was the main bad issue. Beyond getting people to their rooms, the staff didn't really care much beyond that. The one English speaking staff member was only helpful to a point. It felt like the breakfast lady hated working there and did an average job. For being in the tourist industry, it would be helpful if she spoke a little english, as not everyone speaks perfect spanish. Facilities were generally good...

  • 6th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


77%

Desert Nights is not a bad place to stay. It has beds, and showers and stuff, so that is all good. It gets a bit sandy, but then it is surrounded in massive dunes. Tours can be organised from the front desk. Main bathroom is used by restaurant guests, but beyond that. Good.

  • 31st Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Mama Simona Hostel

Cusco, Peru
94%

This is my second time at this hostel and I obviously think it's good else I would have gone elsewhere

  • 27th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


94%

I enjoyed staying in this hostel. The staff were excellent and while it was a few blocks from down town, this meant it was quieter. There are plenty of little hang out areas which is useful in a large hostel. The biggest issue I found was the lack of coffee at breakfast. WHAT??? The cleanliness was probably too good. They polished the floor every single day, this unfortunately meant that the hostel stunk of strong floor cleaner for a few hours during the day.

  • 16th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Bacoo Hostel

La Paz, Bolivia
91%

I've stayed at Bacoo for quite some time and it's an enjoyable locations with a few issues. Firstly, the lockers are in reception and not in the rooms, which has meant things do missing from rooms more than they should. Overall the facilities are great, large beds, very clean (although staff don't work as hard on Sundays). There is no kitchen, while eating out is cheaper in Bolivia, it's not the best. And the main hangout and breakfast area is a smoking area. not much fun for us non-smokers

  • 17th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Loro Loco Hostel

Santa Cruz, Bolivia
100%

While there is still some construction going on in this brand new hostel, my stay was just great. The staff were friendly, the owner is a good guy and the hostel is amazing, even in it's unfinished state. When it is finished, it's going to be even better. Definitely don't overlook this hostel because of it's newness. Just stay here.

  • 14th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Other Side Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
83%

There is small and there is tiny. For the amount of people they squeeze into the place, there is not enough room to hang out without sitting all over each other. And there is only one bathroom. For the size of the place, it should be easy to clean it in its entirety on a daily basis, but this does not happen. The staff are knowledgable and work hard to ensure that those staying have a good time. So if you can get past the size and lack of cleanliness, this place is actually pretty good.

  • 29th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Garden Stone

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
100%

An excellent hostel that was close to the bus terminal.

  • 19th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Hostel Suites Palermo

Buenos Aires, Argentina
83%

Overall for Buenos Aires, this is a good hostel. At times the staff were generally unhelpful and the cleaning ladies are very noisy in the early morning. Some of the kitchen pots, pans and cutlery needs to be replaced. They need to be more strict on smoking outdoors, as staff were seen smoking in the main corridor because it was colder outside.

  • 12th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Turning Point Hostel

Cordoba, Argentina
89%

Turning Point has a character about it with great art painted on the walls. It is late low season, so the atmosphere was pretty slow. The kitchen was a little lacking in quality plates and cutlery and the lack of available beer was disappointing accompanied by not being able to bring your own beer. I could see this place being a fun place in high season. Overall a good place to stay, just needs a couple of fixes.

  • 8th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback! We will continue to work on our weaknesses to better accomodate futher guest. Have a great trip!

Hostel Mora Mendoza

Mendoza, Argentina
100%

Now this is truly an excellent hostel in Mendoza, there are plenty of bathrooms, separate shower areas, very helpful staff. This place has a lot to offer. Plus, they will cook you scrambled eggs EVERY morning for breakfast. Fantastic. Except, not I want it in every hostel and am being bitterly disappointed! Only complaint is the pillows, they are too thin and uncomfortable. But beyond that an awesome hostel.

  • 3rd Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Pehuenia hostel y cabañas

El Bolson, Argentina
91%

My stay in low season was upgraded to a single room at no extra cost. Thanks! Atmosphere was a little lacking, mainly because it's low season. But not hostels fault. Lack of soap in the bathrooms were a down point, and the breakfast could have been better. Beyond the hostel, I didn't enjoy El Bolsón much, probably because of it being low season. Would be great hiking here in summer.

  • 26th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Hostel 41 Below

Bariloche, Argentina
97%

Hostel 41 was awesome. Location in the middle of town is great, although bus station is a long way from hostel - more a bad about the terminal not the hostel. Leo, the manager, is as crazy (in a good way) as his metre long dreadlocks. He sweeps and mops all day, and runs a good hostel. Only downside of the hostel is the smallish kitchen, which for a popular hostel is not big enough, especially when everyone hangs out there waiting for their food. Build a new one Leo! AJ

  • 10th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


91%

Other than being a bit far from the bus stations if you are carrying heavy gear, this place was awesome. I moved here from a busier place in low season and it was found it quieter. Yes, this hostel is party central in high season, so don't come here if you can't keep up! Dave and Dan are awesome guys and know their way around Pucón. Be warned, this is Pucón's Hotel California. You won't be able to leave. I ended up staying for 12 days! Thanks guys!

  • 27th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Hostal El Refugio

Pucon, Chile
89%

El Refugio is an excellent hostel that is very very close to the bus terminals. This, however, makes it the most popular and therefore the most busy of hostals - and I was there in low season. The place is small, although they have added the tents to alleviate the squeeze for space. The downside is the toilet facilities, for the amount of people coming through, there are just not enough facilities - especially when everyone comes back from climbing the volcano. Other than this it's excellent

  • 25th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Hostal Vermont

Osorno, Chile
86%

Hostal Vermont is a great place to stay when you're in Osorno. The owner is lovely and very helpful. The location is a little far from the bus station when carrying heavy baggage, although the taxi system is rather good. While I missed having breakfast provided, and the hot water for the shower didn't always work, I enjoyed my stay.

  • 21st Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Hospedaje Vista al Mar

Puerto Montt, Chile
83%

The Hospedaje is an excellent place to stay when in Puerto Montt. As it's part of the owners house, like many hospedajes, it gives a sense of a home stay. The Owner was lovely and helpful, while her english was not perfect, it was better than some and communication was easy. The one down point is the location. It's close enough to the ferry terminal and bus station, but it's up a hill, so difficult for those carrying heavy baggage and on arrive, the streets are a little confusing.

  • 19th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Pioneros del Valle Hostel

El Chalten, Argentina
83%

I stayed for two nights, one on each end of a three day hike. It is the low season and the whole town is quiet. While it is a little more expensive than some and does not come with breakfast - a good cafe down the road, I actually enjoyed my stay. I was allocated to a room of my own - with 6 bunks - on both nights. A bathroom, toilet etc to myself. Staff were lovely and the kitchen and recreation areas are huge. Good place to stay. A deposit to use cutlery, or use your own.

  • 9th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


I Keu Ken Hostel

El Calafate, Argentina
89%

Best internet in any hostel in South America to date. Best BBQ/ASADO anywhere and includes beer and wine in the price. The staff are excellent, the facilities lovely and clean. If you are in El Calafate, I would definitely aim to be here on a Friday, for ASADO. Downside, is the small lockers in the rooms, and getting to the hostal up a hill along a dirt road is annoying. But, I'd do it again to stay here.

  • 6th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)


Backpackers Kaweskar Hostel

Puerto Natales, Chile
94%

I enjoyed my stay at Kawashkar. Warning though, Omar is crazy! Ask him for a game of Fifa 12 on the Xbox, but be prepared to lose badly. Omar is a well of information about the treks and the navimag, make sure you ask him. Internet can be a bit screwy, but it is Puerto Natales, so I wasn't expecting that much anyway. Breakfasts are awesome, while laundry is expensive, it's the same price as the laundrette down the road.

  • 24th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (44 reviews)