Everyone who visits Bangkok should stay at U-Baan, great atmosphere, nice people, fantastic local food close by plus Joy is super helpful and knows everything about the city.
If you don't mind the lack of atmosphere this place is fantastic value for money, you get hotel facilities and huge buffet breakfast all for $5 a night. Strangely, if you stay for longer than 7 days the price rises to $10. Took me a while to work out why this would be but am fairly sure it's so they can get backpackers in and then sell them tours at overinflated prices so if you're planning to do Ha Long/Sapa definitely worth shopping around before buying from reception. Would still recommend.
$10 is quite expensive for a dorm room but the epic buffet breakfast goes a long way to making up for that. It's quite a big place and lacks that intimate hostel vibe. As it is the main place for backpackers in Hoi An there were lots of groups of gap year kids constantly talking about how drunk they got last night which isn't really my thing. On the plus side the dorm was clean, air con is decent and each bed has a locker. It's a pleasant 15mins walk from the old town.so free exercise too.
I think I stayed here for over a month in total. Firstly, Kim is wonderful! He was always cheerful, friendly and very helpful. I didn't give 100% for staff however as if Kim is not there then the family who own the place can sometimes be rather unwelcoming. Other than that the place is great value for money, the dorms all have fridges and TVs and are kept very clean. The location is great, just back off the main streets, and the surrounding alleys are full of people selling fantastic food.
Very decent hostel. Stayed in A/C dorm twice for ten days in total. It's very clean, big comfy beds, good a/c, lockers, staff are friendly and helpful, area is nice with lots of cheap places to eat very close by, walking distance of Royal Palace and S21 museum, Would stay here again.
Very flash hostel, has nice bar and a pool. Dorms was clean with good A/C, wifi and security. Shower was excellent.
I really liked this hostel, the dorm I stayed in was clean, A/Ced with locker, pretty comfy bed and good wifi. Joy is very helpful and even fixed my sunglasses that I had sat on in Koh Tao. Also, the neighbourhood is not full of tourists, which was bliss after staying on the islands for a few weeks. Would/will definitely stay here again next time I'm in Bangkok.
Great place, very lively, short walk from the beach, maybe 10mins. Clean dorm with AC, lockers and shower for 250 baht was really good value.
I stayed at New King for a few days when I first got to Delhi. The manager was very helpful and allowed me to change rooms as my first room was a bit noisy. The place was a little difficult to find at first and the area can be very lively especially if this is your first stop in India. Overall though definitely one of the better hostels I stayed at while in India, the room was big and clean, the location is central and near to the station, and price was very reasonable.
The good first: the place is cheap (especially considering breakfast is included) and conveniently located in the centre of Amman, the manager was helpful and knowledgeable (although the chain smoking can get a bit much if you're a non smoker) and there is a smallish common area with free tea and decent wifi. The not so good: this place needs a major refurb, the dorm was pretty manky and the bathroom even worse. All that said, I could have left but stayed three nights because of the price.
Mostly great, has the best facilities of any hostel I've stayed in as you are staying in a larger resort, staff are very helpful and friendly and the location is fantastic. Not so great were the bugs (which survived the dorm being fumigated) and the atmosphere which was a little more expat/package holiday than traditional backpacker hostel. Overall great place though, especially at the price.
Great place with a really welcoming atmosphere, Maria, Sayed and the staff are fantastic! Would definitely stay here again if in Luxor.
Really enjoyed my stay at Dina's. Great location in Downtown, wonderful staff who know the city, cheap, wifi throughout, large common area, free breakfast, the list goes on..... Sad to be moving on after something like twelve days here. You should stay here if you're coming to Cairo!
Nice bar, friendly and helpful staff, comfy beds, near to the main sites, would definitely recommend if you're in Istanbul.
Definitely up there with the best. Marius makes you feel so welcome the experience is more like staying in the apartment of an old friend rather than in a typical hostel. Great location and facilities too.
Awesome hostel. The owner, Raul, is a great guy and really makes you feel welcome. The beds are very comfy and the atmosphere was so good in the hostel and the in the town (helped by some epic snowfall and accompanying hot wine) that I ended up extending my stay. Would definitely recommend if you're staying in Timisoara.
I love this hostel. Originally booked in for two days but think I finally stayed for around ten. Great atmosphere even in the 'off season', communal area is perfect size for meeting people, free Rakija, helpful and knowledgeable staff, fourth night free = one very satisfied backpacker. Hope to visit again one day.
Great hostel. Very central location, friendly and helpful staff, clean and modern facilities, Would highly recommend.
Really nice hostel and definitely the first time I've ever stayed in a hostel room with a chandelier in it. Stayed in November so was fairly quiet which suited me.