The room was huge, the hot water really is 24 hours, the kitchen's big and well equipped and the location's perfect for collectivos to Yungay/Caraz and is walking distance from the start of the Wilkawain path (it's also easy to get into Huaraz centre). Maruja cooks a great breakfast and Gilf is a fantastic source of trekking and local info, they're so kind and will look after you wonderfully. They also let us use the room right up until our 10pm bus so we could shower and rest after trekking.
The staff were lovely and gave us all the info we needed to see the town and the surrounding area. The bedroom was decent size and the bed was comfy. As others have mentioned previously, wifi doesn't quite reach the rooms but the connection is pretty good down in the kitchen area. Shower was hot and the rooftop terrace is a nice place to relax looking over the town. Looking back, it was probably a little expensive in relation to the facilities etc but isn't a bad choice.
This is a great hostel, we really enjoyed staying here and returned to it when we came back from Macchu Picchu. The rooms were big and the hot water was plentiful. All the staff are lovely and gave good advice for what to see and how to get there. Breakfast is very good. Location is a little walk to the centre of Cusco but on the other hand you're only one block away from collectivos to Pisac etc. Would stay here again if we're back in Cusco.
We loved it here. It's an easy walk from the bus station and a stone's throw from the beach. It's only a small hostel so you get to meet everyone staying there and the owners are absolutely lovely, offering advice on everything from what to see in town to how to cross into Peru and recommendations on where to stay when you're there. Highly recommended!
A nice small hostel very near Parque Bustamente metro station so it's not too far to walk and getting to the central market, museums etc is only 15/20 mins walk. There's a big supermarket nearby for supplies as well which is convenient. Owners are lovely, wifi connection was strong, breakfast is great too. Kitchen has good facilities but is quite small so it's one at a time for cooking meals. We'd definitely stay here again if we're in Santiago.
It's right by the JAC terminal so very convenient for when you arrive (but not so close that you hear buses going past all night). Their two wood burning stoves keep the place nice and toasty and mean you can dry your clothes if you get soaked out and about around Pucon. Rooms and bathrooms were clean, with two kitchens available there was never a queue to cook. Walls are a little thin so have earplugs ready if you're a light sleeper.
A great hostel with lovely staff, plenty of showers and toilets (which were always spotlessly clean) and a great breakfast. We had a double room that was quiet so we slept really well and with its own heater meant that we weren't cold in the morning. Oh and as others have commented, their duvets are lovely!
A very professionally run hostel. The dorms are a good size and they have their own shower, sink and toilet which is great. The staff are lovely and within 10 mins of arriving they'd given us all the info we needed to plan our stay in the area. The communal area is huge with lots of places to sit, definitely a good place to meet other travellers. View over the lake is wonderful.
We'd booked a double room but when we arrived we discovered Eduardo had upgraded us to a 2 floor apartment with its own kitchen, washing machine, TV and a bathroom bigger than some of the hostel rooms we've stayed in. We loved it here, it was extremely relaxing and we didn't want to leave, Eduardo is a very considerate and charming host and provides you with everything you need (they even provide washing powder for the machine). Highly recommended if you're looking to kick back for a bit.
This is a great and very cosy hostel. The owner Vincent is a wonderful host, always making sure that everything is ok, he's also a very good source of local info and recommendations. The kitchen is well stocked, there's a HUGE dvd library, the place is always clean and tidy and it's only 5 mins from the bus station. Highly recommended.
The second time we've stayed at Mora Mendoza and it was just as good as the first. Can highly recommend this hostel. They were just about to close for a week to do some decorating and improvements too so it'll get even better.
It's a lovely hostel. The place looks amazing with hand painted walls and murals in every room. As it's a fairly new hostel the kitchen still has pristine pans and utensils, including a smoothie blender. The communal area is big and bright and good to meet people in. The wifi connection is good too. I'd stay here again if we're back in Valparaiso.
I really liked this place, the fact that's it's a big old house and the way it's furnished gives it the feel of a home rather than a hostel. The kitchen is well equipped, the daily cleaning lady means everything is scrupulously clean and the lounge is a lovely place to relax as they have a ton of films available to watch and a Wii too. You'll be able to meet lots of other travellers. Most of the city is within walking distance (plus the metro is 5 minutes away).
The best hostel we've stayed at in the last 6 months. The staff were lovely, they gave us breakfast (they do a fantastic breakfast too) when we arrived before check-in and helped us with info and advice for what to see in Mendoza. The double room was huge with a wall mounted heater and being set on a pretty quiet road we had no problem sleeping. Free empanada cooking lesson, free wine tasting (and free wine in general!) and free washing machine use plus we got to meet plenty of other travellers.
This place has a very laid-back feel to it. Sebastien, the guy who runs it, is lovely and is very helpful. The wifi connection is good and the kitchen is large, there's also free food ingredients that you can add to your cooking. It's not too far from the bus station either. Would definitely stay here again.
This is a great hostel, the staff are extremely helpful and friendly (they gave us breakfast when we arrived at 10am on check-in day) and are more than happy to advise and arrange stuff for you. The kitchen is big, the common areas are well kitted out and a good place to meet other guests. They're constantly cleaning the place and they do a great asado on the rooftop. Breakfast is very good too. Location is a few streets north of Plaza San Martin. Would definitely recommend.
Great location, you're within walking distance from the bus station and only a few streets away from the plaza, plus all the good, reasonably priced restaurants are nearby. The double room was pretty big and the bathrooms were clean. There's a great rooftop area to hang out on. Breakfast was very basic.
A nice place, convenient for reaching the bus station and tucked away from the road so it's quiet at night. Kitchen is fairly well equipped too. Easy to meet other travellers.
Staff are lovely and extremely helpful, good breakfast, location is great as you're in the middle of San Telmo, easy to meet other travellers, only negative is that the kitchen is a little small.
It's a short walk into the old part of Colonia and there are ATMs and shops right nearby which is useful. Breakfast is good, staff are very friendly, the road outside can be a little noisy so have earplugs handy just in case.
Staying at Live MVD is like staying round a friend's house, it's a very relaxed friendly atmosphere and you'll get to meet lots of the other guests as the communal areas are the heart of the hostel. Breakfast is plentiful, the kitchen facilities are good and the staff are lovely. You might get your ankles gently nibbled by their puppy too if you're lucky. Location-wise it's halfway between the beaches and the old town, about 20 mins to Teatro Colon and the ciudad vieja.
Our 2nd time staying here was a bit of a disaster. Was tricky getting hold of any staff, we paid for breakfast to be included this time and on the 1st morning we were pointed to some food in the fridge and indicated we should make our own as the restaurant was closed. The 2nd morning we went for breakfast in the restaurant but were told after we'd eaten that breakfast was not included. Despite arguing and showing them the Hostelworld confirmation that said it was, they insisted we had to pay.
We booked Shakti as it was easily the cheapest hostel that was listed in San Jose and so we were expecting it to be a little rough round the edges. However it turned out to be a great little family run hostel, the rooms were a decent size, they were spotless, the food in the restaurant downstairs is great too. The only negatives are there's not a huge amount going on around it (bars etc are a little walk away) and only one or two of the family speak English so you'll need your phrasebook handy!
The rooms really are as small as all the other comments suggest but overall the place is definitely worth staying at. The staff are lovely, it's really near the river and all the train station as well as having a MTS station just around the corner. If you're staying a few nights in Bangkok then the room size might eventually get to you but for a couple of nights it's perfect.
We splashed out on a double room and it was worth it, the room was big, clean and the wifi connection was good. Location-wise it's a bit further from the river and Wat Pho etc than some other places but it's walkable. Would definitely recommend it.
Staff are lovely and can help arranging all sorts of tours and trips around the city. Good location, tucked down an alley so it's quiet at night. Rooms are good sized, fridge didn't work and floor could have done with a vacuum but all else was good.
A fantastic cheap hotel, the room was huge, spotless and with good aircon. The staff were very friendly and helpful and gave us gifts when we checked out. Battambang is fairly small and from the hotel you could get anywhere in the town within 10 mins. There's a supermarket just around the corner. Would definitely stay here again.
It's a big, busy guesthouse so you'll get to meet lots of other travellers in the downstairs cafe area by reception but we got 3 very good night's sleep here. Location is perfect for getting to Wat Phnom, the palace etc, overall very good value.
This is a fantastic little guesthouse, it was our favourite from our month in Vietnam. The staff are all friendly, helpful and genuinely happy to assist you. The room was spotless and despite being in the centre of District 1 it's was tucked down a quiet little road so you don't hear the bustle of the city at night.. I'd definitely stay here again.
The staff are very friendly, the rooms are a good size and despite no aircon we slept very well. There was an issue with the water supply to the building during our stay that meant we went for 24 hours without any water and couldn't flush toilets but I think that was an isolated problem and shouldn't reflect too badly on the hostel.
Had the best night's sleep of our trip so far in the Dai Long hotel. The room was a good size, very clean and had a mosquito net over the bed, area is quiet (although on Friday night there's a karaoke bar over the road that is impressively loud but it shuts up at about 10.30/11pm) and near some great little restaurants (Cafe 43, Sun Shine etc) on Tran Cao Van. Staff are very friendly and helpful too.
Lam Bao Long is in a great location, easy to get to the bridge to walk over to the citadel and close to plenty of places to eat. Room was spotless and a decent size, the staff were very friendly as well and buying water etc in the hotel was just as cheap as buying from shops in the surrounding area. Only downside is Le Loi is a pretty busy road so traffic noise can be quite loud once Hue's moped riders are awake and driving!
Manh Dung Guesthouse had about 35 reviews on Hostelworld when i booked it but it's now listed as unreviewed, not sure where they've gone. Anyway, hostel is in a good location, tucked down a little side street in the old quarter, you'll need the hostel to arrange a taxi for you as no taxi driver will be able to find it. Room was a decent size although could do with some some TLC, staff friendly but be prepared for a hard sell on their tours (i.e. every time we walked through reception!)
U-Baan may be basic but it's clean, cheap and Joy is a great source of information and assistance. It's slightly away from the touristy parts of Bangkok but that was a plus, you feel like you're experiencing the real Bangkok. The BTS station nearby means you can get most places fairly easily and quickly. We're going to be passing through Bangkok later on again in our trip and we'll stay there again.