Reviews: Anonymous

Heritage Inn San Diego

San Diego, USA

Very basic but fine. We were given an upgrade which was really good of them. About 8 miles from the centre of Hunt Beach

Around The World Backpackers

Christchurch, New Zealand

Great little place in a decent location. Lots of items/oils/spices/sauces available for use in the kitchen and the toilets were always pretty clean. They are not too keen on having you keep your bag there for too long once you've checked out.

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Hi Christina...thank you for your review. Regarding storage, as you know we are a small hostel and we don't have a lot of storage room. But generally speaking, we always hold baggage for our guests so really it is not an issue. I do apologise if any of our staff gave you the wrong impression. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review and we wish you all the very best... Geri & Lee

Globetrotters International

Cairns, Australia

Overall the property is good in a decent location. Unfortunately, the kitchen (at the top above the pool) let it down as often the cold tap would run hot and the stoves barely worked so it literally took about an hour to cook a small piece of meat in a pan. Also, despite a million reminders on every door, wall and window about rules, these were never enforced! We had guys listening to loud music in the kitchen next to our room at 02:00 in the morning and the same dishes in the sink for 4 days.

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Next time Mark just let the hostel know of your problems and i am sure they would look at it for you. We are far better than your review suggests and it is crazy to focus on 3 negative things when there are so so many positives. So all future guests take this review with some caution as Mark maybe is missing his mother :)

Kikies House

Chiang Mai, Thailand

We booked a double room but ended up staying in a dorm (which we had to ourselves). The room was extremely basic (concrete floors etc) but was fine. Kikie was lovely and we booked a great cookery class via her. She also provided lots of helpful advice. My only complaint would be the noise. There were window slats that stay open all day and night rather than proper windows and 2 extremely noisy dogs that fight and bark all through the night right outside the hostel which kept us awake.

Truong Giang Hotel Nha Trang

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Stayed in a private double room which very basic, but fine. The hostel is located in a tiny alley right next to loads of bars and restaurants making it an ideal location. There is no breakfast but two great bakeries really close by and they do provide unlimited tea and coffee. Did not use the kitchen but did not find that it looked too inviting to use. We found the staff to be really helpful and flexible. Overall, would recommend.

Tran Ly Hotel

Hue, Vietnam

We stayed in a double room and found it comfortable and spacious. Although there was no window they had tried hard to insert a few glass bricks into the wall to let light in. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast (free) was great. Excellent value for money overall.

Hanoi Lucky Guesthouse

Hanoi, Vietnam

Very good value for money. We had a decent sized double bedroom (tiny window) with a good shower and a lockable wardrobe which was handy. The free breakfast was great-they gave you a fresh bread roll, an omelette and jam. The laundry facilities were great too. The staff were very friendly and very helpful and organised a great trip to Halong Bay for us aboard the 'Cristina'. Would recommend.

Guangdong Guest House

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Small but perfectly functional rooms. Good price for Hong Kong. Chungking Mansions, although in an excellent location, is not the most desirable place but we had no trouble other than lots of touts and Simon tries very hard to keep his guesthouse secure (although the front door was left open on a number of occasions). There was air-con and a fan and a very small window in our double bedroom and a decent shower.


Good hostel overall with basic facilities and a 7-10 minutes walk from the centre/west street. The guy on reception was really helpful and flexible. We stayed in a private double on the 5th floor. The room was fine but very cold and damp as the heater barely did anything. The bathroom sink was not plumbed properly so water went directly onto the floor and the floor never dried. Good for the price.

Han Tang House

Xi'an, China

Good overall. Music plays all day which is nice and the bar is lively at night although it was filled with locals rather than people staying at the hostel. Food is expensive compared with everywhere else but nice. The rooms are basic but adequate with good showers. We emailed 4 days prior to arrival to request the free pick up and when we didn't hear back we assumed they would not come so struggled with our bags on a local bus. It turned out they had gone to meet us by did not think to tell us!