Hostelworld.com

Reviews: AvidNomad

Location Ireland, Gender Male, Age 33

  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Che Lagarto Hostel Santiago, Santiago, Chile
9.4
1st Sep 2014

Hostel has very good facilities: common laptops available for wi-fi for the traveller who does not have their own but needs to connect; free pool table; very large kitchen to cook. Location is excellent. Staff are very friendly and always available to provide help. The breakfast is a buffet, with fruit included. Dorm beds are very comfortable. Very good value for money. Only downside is that the hostel is part of a chain, so lacking a bit of local feel. Aside from that, definitely worth a stay.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Casa Fischer Hostal, Valparaiso, Chile
9.1
27th Aug 2014

Small hostel close to the street art of Valparaiso. Healthy breakfast included. The hostel was rather quiet when we were there, might feel a bit cramped during high season. The hostel is very modern and clean. Worth a stay if you plan on visiting Valparaiso for two or three nights. Good value for the price you pay.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
7.7
24th Aug 2014

Hostel was busier than the first time we stayed - with two main bathrooms upstairs you might have to wait to take a shower. The curfew at night can be a hassle if you arrive back late: we got back at 1am one night and had to wait 20 mins until a fellow guest answered the door to let us in. The breakfast is very good for the price you pay, kitchen has good facilities (Lider supermarket 5-10 mins walk away) . It's about a 30min walk to Santa Lucia, so a bit out of the way. Lovely parks nearby.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Petero Atamu, Easter Island, Chile
9.4
16th Aug 2014

Pina is lovely, very friendly and warm. The rooms are very spacious, with a great shower. The breakfast sets you up for the day: every second day an omelette, on other days ham and cheese. Good juice, bread and coffee/tea. Hanga Roa's main street is few mins walk away, so easy to reach. Very close to Ahu Tahai so you can get good photos of sunset with the moai and make it back shortly after. The kitchen was good, helped to keep our costs under control! Overall, very happy with our stay.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.7
15th Aug 2014

We only stayed at Hostal Villa America for one night as we were travelling to Easter Island. The hostel looks to be old mansion, refurbished. It is very spacious and the kitchen facilities were brilliant. The beds were really comfortable. There are plenty of really nice parks nearby. Mike let us have breakfast at 5.30am, out of hours. Best breakfast we've had in SA. Boiled eggs included in a hostel breakfast! With cereal! We've gotten use to only bread and coffee. We plan on going back.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Andes Hostal Serena Centro, La Serena, Chile
9.4
14th Aug 2014

Great hostel! Comfortable beds, clean bathrooms and hot showers (probably the best shower we had in SA). The owner was very nice but didn't speak much English. We wanted to visit the Mamalluca observatory and he called them about the tour. Unfortunately the observatory cancelled the tour as the sky was going to be overcast (good that the tell you in advance though!). The kitchen was well equipped and hostel located close to a supermarket. Very good value for money.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Backpacker`s Hostel Iquique, Iquique, Chile
9.4
8th Aug 2014

Kitchen facilities were very good and the hostel was clean. Hostel has a good ping pong table and a pool table (not such a good table). Close to the beach front. Overall a good hostel to stay at in Iquique.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
La Covacha Hostel, Salta, Argentina
7.4
17th Jul 2014

Dorm room was very good. Music playing in the hostel was a bit annoying and the kitchen was a little small for the number of beds at the hostel. No common area but a terrace available (if it's not too cold). Bathrooms were clean and hot water available.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
mate!, Cordoba, Argentina
8.3
14th Jul 2014

Good common area with a decent pool table, a second room also with some sofas. Not alot of space to eat any food cooked. We ate on the terrace, others came out to smoke. Only two bathrooms in the hostel so you might have to wait to take a shower.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Art Rosario Hostel, Rosario, Argentina
7.4
12th Jul 2014

Good common area and kitchen. However, the wifi frequently didn't work and there are not many sockets to charge at. The 8 bed dorm is tiny and you could hear people talking outside the dorm at all hours during the night. Seemingly staff are not too bothered about noise levels. The bathrooms are clean and hot water is available.

View Property Reply

Thanks for the comment, we will consider to improve greetings Art

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Lime House Youth Hostel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8.3
9th Jul 2014

Great breakfast (tea/coffee, croissants, cereal, apple), especially the strong coffee! The bathrooms could be cleaner, floor mats would maybe limit water on the floor after showers. Otherwise this is a good value for money hostel, centrally located.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Bahaus Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
9.7
24th Apr 2014

Only a one night transit stop over in Istanbul. I did stay at this hostel for a longer period two years ago. The roof top common area has been changed significantly and the space is much better used. The breakfast is one of the best I've had at any hostel, anywhere in the world. The dorm beds all have lights and curtains for privacy, which is great and not all that common. Very close to all main tourist attractions at Sultanahmet. Would definitely stay here again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Irkutsk City Lodge, Irkutsk, Russia
9.4
28th Mar 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Irkutsk City Lodge. The hostel is very modern and clean, with good facilities. The staff were friendly and helpful at all times. The location is a bit out of the main city (about 4-5 km, I guess) but the buses and trams are frequent and only cost 12 Roubles. Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in Irkutsk for a few days.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Zokol Hostel, Novosibirsk, Russia
8.3
25th Mar 2014

This was a lovely hostel, spacious and well laid out. The staff were very good - I had a problem with my laptop and they let me use one. The facilities were good but the kitchen could have been a bit cleaner, same for the common room. The location is great, close to a supermarket and the main street. The hostel was very warm (even hot!) during the night with heating in the walls. This made it difficult for us to sleep well. Except for these two points we enjoyed our stay at Zokol.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Art Hostel on Krasnoarmeiskaya street, Yekaterinburg, Russia
8.3
22nd Mar 2014

This was a nice hostel to stay, very small but thankfully the hostel wasn't that busy in March. The staff were polite and helpful, not alot of English but google translate helped. The location of the hostel is quite good but without speaking Russian or having google maps it is very difficult to find. The hostel does not provide much by way of directions to get to the hostel, it is quite hidden. The shower was very good but the floor got quite wet. Aside from these two points it was good value.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Smile Hostel, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
9.1
20th Mar 2014

Great hostel, very clean and modern. The staff did not speak much English but were very friendly and polite. The location is a stand out point - you can literally see the Kemln from the entrance to the hostel. Would recommend the hostel to others passing through Nizhny Novgorod. Spasibo! Ana&Liam

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Oh So Indie House Hostel, Moscow, Russia
9.4
16th Mar 2014

This is a lovely quaint hostel in a historical building. The staff are very friendly and always on hand to help out. The common area is a good spot to lounge around in the evening after exploring the city. The location is perfect, a short stroll to the Red Square and there is a big supermarket nearby. The kitchen could have better utensils (more knifes and pots) and maybe some mats for the showers but otherwise a good value for money hostel with lots of character. Thanks! Ana&Liam

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Soul Kitchen, St Petersburg, Russia
10.0
12th Mar 2014

I can honestly say that this is the best hostel I have stayed at anywhere in the world. The kitchen is well equipped, the common area is cozy, with games available. The computers are Apple desktop computers (we didn't need to use these as we had our own). The staff were great&the hostel is only a short walk from the main attractions in St. Petersburg. A 5 star hostel, you would be silly to go anywhere else. Well done on setting up this travel home - it is a hostel made by backpackers. Ana&Liam

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Riad Layla Rouge, Marrakech, Morocco
10.0
5th Feb 2014

This is a lovely quaint hostel with a great common area, easy to meet fellow travellers. Abdullah is a knowledgeable host, always willing to help. He brought us to a traditional Hamman for a very enjoyable experience&was always willing to prepare some tea, which was much appreciated! Location is perfect, literally two mins walk from Jamaa el Fna. The beds are very comfortable. The aroma of spices cooking in the kitchen (there are cooking classes available) inspires hunger! Shochran! Ana&Liam

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Caverne d'Ali Baba, Essaouira, Morocco
9.4
3rd Feb 2014

This was a beautiful, relaxing, place to stay. The staff were very friendly, displaying the warmth of the Moroccan people. Our room was lovely - clean, colourful and with a great charm. A stairs that leads to a second bed above the bathroom! The breakfast was very good, a great way to prepare for a lovely walk on the beach. If we went back to Essaouira we would certainly stay here again. Shochran! Ana & Liam

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.7
1st Feb 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at this guesthouse. The rooms are lovely, as was the overall design throughout .As we stayed two nights Dominique kindly organised a free transfer from the airport, which was unexpected. The pool table is in great condition. Norbert was kind&funny, we enjoyed his company on the drive to/from the airport. The guesthouse has some adorable pets. The location is not in the centre of Agadir but ideal for soaking in the local atmosphere. Merci bien! Ana & Liam

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
8.6
18th Sep 2013

We only stayed here for one night. However, it was the perfect place to stay after the flights to arrive in Lima. The hostel was quiet, clean and the staff friendly. The breakfast is basis but included in the price. Most importantly, we slept well after the two flights to reach Lima from Madrid. Thanks guys!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.4
17th Jul 2013

I only stayed one night at Greg & Tom´s. The location is ideal, very close to the main square. The facilitates seemed really good, with a bar and food available. If I was going back to Krakow I would probably look to Greg & Tom´s again. Good value for money.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.4
3rd Jun 2013

Excellent place to stay with warm staff, a clean swimming pool, great breakfast and lovely clean rooms. The only downside is that you have to pay for WI-FI, which should be free in any guesthouse. In any event, this was by far the best guesthouse we stayed at in Malta. Thank you Ana and George, all the best.

View Property Reply

Thank you for your comment which is very much appreciated. We try to keep our costs down as much as possible and give a good value accommodation. Unfortunately we have to charge a small fee for wi-fi to cover cost and repairs. We believe the charge of €7.00 minimum / 7 nights is a very fair fee. Thank you once again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
9.7
10th Sep 2012

This is a fantastic hostel to stay at. The staff are all friendly and helpful. Shower/bathroom facilities are always clean. The bar and free pool table make it easy to meet fellow travellers. Pub crawl and quizzes were great as well. Went into another hostel with a friend in Jerusalem and it was nothing compared to Abrahams. Would definitely stay there again. Thanks for a great few days!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hagallile Hostel, Tiberias, Israel
7.4
3rd Sep 2012

Cheap by Israeli standards so I wasn't expecting unbelievable facilities. In saying that, the staff were friendly enough, free internet and tea/coffee. Great location as well. So if you are looking for a cheap bed for one/two days it's not a bad hostel.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Fauzi Azar Inn, Nazareth, Israel
9.4
1st Sep 2012

One of the best hostels I've stayed at anywhere in the world. A little difficult to find at first but the architecture is beautiful and the breakfast was wonderful. Highly recommend anyone going to Narareth to stay here.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.1
3rd Jun 2012

I had a wonderful time staying at Laguna. The room was great with air con and English movie channels. Always hot water and a comfortable bed as well. Tremendously good value. I actually decided to stay for a week instead of the three days I was initially planning. If you want to get away from the tourist traps and spend some time in a lovely Bulgarian village come here. Thanks Petar for making my stay very enjoyable and relaxing. Liam.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostelgate Privates, Vilnius, Lithuania
9.4
15th Mar 2012

Great staff who were helpful and the free walking tour was a good way to learn about the city. Over 300 movies to watch in the common area which was great when I just wanted to relax. Toilets and kitchen were clean and had good facilities. Overall, this is a great hostel and I would certainly stay here again. Thanks for everything!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bakhytty Hostel Kazakhstan, Karaganda, Kazakhstan
8.0
19th Oct 2011

It was a great experience staying with this family. Very friendly and with good english. Not really a hostel, more like a home stay but doesn't take away from the wonderful people. They cooked dinner in the evening and had tea available throughout. I enjoyed my time there - the only hostel in Kazakhstan! Thanks for everything, Eldos, Aidos and your parents.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Smart Russell Square Hostel, London, England
7.7
14th Oct 2010

Good breakfast and great location.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Bodega Hostel Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
8.0
14th Feb 2009

Very reasonable little hotel with a great breakfast included within the price. Excellent location, can walk to Hoan Kiem lake in about 7mins. No common area though apart from the restaurant but the hostel was relatively quiet. Overall, good value for your money.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
10.0
4th Feb 2009

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in and I\'ve been to quite a few at this stage. Great directions, wonderful staff and an atmosphere within the hostel that immediately strikes you that these guys running the place are backpackers as well. I don\'t give 100% often but EE hostel deserves it - well done guys and thanks a million for everything - Liam, Ireland :)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
7.3
26th Jan 2009

A nice hostel but nothing overly special to be honest. Internet was free but quite slow. The room had a free locker which was handy but I had issues again and again with the electronic card key. Not fun if you are trying to get back into the room after a shower!! Excellent location, right beside the Moon Lake which is lovely. Main train station is only 7mins walk as well. For the price of the hostel it was good enough value.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
9.7
21st Jan 2009

Everybody - if you are going to Shanghai you need to stay at this hostel, it is in my top three. Great common area to meet new people, pool table, a large beer was only 5 RMB and free breakfast/internet. Miss this hostel at your travelling peril..no complaints at all on my part..

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
6.0
2nd Jan 2009

Unfortunately I cannot review this hostel as when we arrived the hostel was closed and the owner away. However, I did manage to contact the owner and he did organise alternative accommodation for us. One piece of advice therefore: if you book this place - which is in a great little village perfect for a tour of Connemara - call ahead in advance to ensure the hostel is open.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
8.0
25th Oct 2008

The showers were terrible - too cold and had to keep pressing the button to get any water, not a good experience! However, this is quite a good hostel, room was lovely, apart from the shower. There is a metro stop relatively close and breakfast is included. Not cheap but it is Paris after all. Staff were very helpful and recommended a good restaurant for us. Have fun!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Lisbon Camping & Bungalows, Lisbon, Portugal
7.0
16th Oct 2008

A different choice but interesting anyway, you don\'t stay in a bungalow everyday. As expected, the camping site was well outside of the city but it was good to be out of a city. If it was during July and not mid October it would have been perfect.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Residência Pedra Antiga, Porto, Portugal
8.3
14th Oct 2008

Excellent location, unfortunately the owners didn\'t really speak English but we managed to get by nonetheless. This hostel was great value, the room was lovely with a great shower, bed and television. One of the best hostels I have stayed at for its price.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach, Vancouver, Canada
9.3
12th Jul 2008

This is a really great hostel. The food is lovely, big lockers for your possessions and sports equipment that can be used by hostelers are among the best parts. The hostel is not close to shops etc but that is actually a good thing. The beach is only about a 2mins walk and everything is so laid back. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone intending to visit this city. Only negative point is that you have to pay for internet usage, otherwise a Five star hostel.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
ACBB Hostel Niagara, Niagara Falls, Canada
10.0
9th Jul 2008

Patrick, great job. Unfortunately I only stayed here for one night but the breakfast was great, Patrick's knowledge, advice and openness really helped enjoy my time. Definitely staying there again and would recommend to anyone.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
7.3
6th Jul 2008

Great living room area which was good to meet people. Room was really really small though and you have to pay a dollar for 12 minutes on the internet.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Cowgate Tourist Hostel, Edinburgh, Scotland
6.3
28th Jun 2008

I stayed here at the end of June. The location was great but the security was very poor so be wary. A french girl had her camera stolen and a guy had his backpack stolen from his room. Very cheap but be careful.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Anker Hostel, Oslo, Norway
5.7
12th Nov 2007

The hostel was only okay. You had to pay for the internet, the common area was very small and the security could have potentially been an issue.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Slottsskogens Youth Hostel, Gothenburg, Sweden
7.7
15th Oct 2007

This hostel was reasonably good. Not particularly cheap but it did have good facilities: pool table, free internet and the breakfast, though expensive, had a good variety.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Khaosan Tokyo Smile, Tokyo, Japan
5.7
7th Oct 2007

I think this hostel is only good if you are looking to scrape the barrel to be blunt. It is cheap and that is what you get. The reception is on the third floor which is inconvenient and there are no signs to communicate this. The toilet areas were disgraceful, the smell terrible and no soap/liquid soap for washing hands. Not a favoured hostel of mine.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Chuo, Osaka, Japan
8.7
5th Oct 2007

I thought Hotel Chuo was excellent value for money. The staff were very friendly and tried their best to always help. I thought it was great you could pay 1000 Yen to get a bunch of movies to watch if you wanted to relax and the free coffee in the morning was very welcome indeed. Overall the best value for money cheap hotel I`ve been to in Japan - definitely recommend.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
K's House Mt.Fuji, Mount Fuji, Japan
9.7
1st Oct 2007

Superb hostel - I would recommend anyone who is interested in visiting Mount Fuji to stay here. The hostel was cheap, friendly, and had a shuttle bus for those who stayed there up to the town, which was free..Definitely staying there next time when I hope to climb 'Fuji-san'.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Asakusa Hostel Toukaisou, Tokyo, Japan
8.0
29th Sep 2007

The staff are wonderful at this hostel, it was very clean and security never became as issue at all.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Helter Skelter Hostel, Berlin, Germany
9.0
28th Oct 2006

The Helter Skelter Hostel rocks! The staff were great and the beer so cheap! Thanks guys!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
City Backpackers Hostel, Stockholm, Sweden
8.3
23rd Sep 2004

A great place to meet new people.. if I come back to Stockholm I will definitely use this hostel again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • AvidNomad
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Sleep in Heaven, Copenhagen, Denmark
7.7
20th Sep 2004

The staff were excellent, so friendly and polite. I would have no problem staying in Sleep-in-Heaven again for sure.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

Hostelworld Mobile Apps

Book on the go with the new Hostelworld mobile apps.

Search and book more than 33,000 properties in over 170 countries, from anywhere.

Newsletter Sign Up

Submitting your info

Thank you for signing up to our newsletter!

Sign up for our monthly Newsletter to get the best hostel deals and news sent straight your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time.