Reviews: Anonymous

Happy Dragon Hostel

Beijing, China

The staff at this place are terrific, willing to help you book tours and transportation at all hours, and also just as willing to spend time chatting with you/helping you plan your days around the city. The hostel itself is located fairly close to a main subway line, but is a little hard to find at first (in a back alley). It is definitely within walking distance of the large majority of the city's attractions (Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, temples etc.), and private bathrooms were a plus!


Not very far from the main shopping area and The Bund (walkable), and located on the 6th floor of a pretty nice apartment/hotel style building. The bathrooms and common area were kept fairly clean, but there weren't very many showers/toilets for the amount of people staying there. Also found the staff were very short, to the point, and had a somewhat closed off attitude (could just be the culture of China though..... seemed to be the case everywhere). Not bad value for a bed and clean showers.

JV's Hostel

Taipei, Taiwan

Only spent one night here before leaving the country, but the hostel is in an awesome location as far as night markets and major attractions go. Really close to a subway line, but hidden away from the majority of the foot traffic you'll find on the main streets of Taipei. Staff were incredibly helpful in finding me transportation to the airport, and suggesting places I should stop for food or shopping. Great shower/bathroom facilities, but lots of stairs!

N joy Taichung

Taichung, Taiwan

This place is unreal. It is down a little side street just across the road from the SOGO Department Store in one of the 'Hub' areas of the city. You are literally beside a bus terminal, and just a short walk away from a major shopping/food area. The staff are wonderful people, willing to help you in whatever way they can, and just as willing/happy to spend time hanging out in the living space on the main floor. Great kitchen, awesome showers (could use a couple more though), no complaints!

Meander Taipei

Taipei, Taiwan

This hostel is located a short walk from the subway station, which is ideal for navigating the city, but also keeps it just outside of the heavily trafficked 'main' area around the station. The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful, and willing to spend time helping you plan, and even book trips around Taipei (or further). Giant 'breakfast/living space' created an inviting atmosphere - always had the news on a projector too! Even the 8-bed room I slept in had enough space to feel comfortable.


The staff at this hostel were incredibly helpful and caring people. They watched my luggage while I was away on my last day and even let me into a vacant room to shower and get myself ready when I returned. They are always happy to talk with you and help you plan day trips, and if you're lucky(and they like you), they might even share a beer with you free of charge!

Aoi Garden Home

Chiang Mai, Thailand

This is a really cool hostel in the middle of the old city. It is close to a few very important land marks that you can visit on foot, but a fair trek away from the night market area. The staff are really kind, and try to help you whenever they can. They serve a pretty good breakfast for next to nothing and make great fruit shakes too. They are always willing to take some time to help give you advice or plan day trips outside of the city as well.

Gongkaew Chiangmai Home

Chiang Mai, Thailand

This is a really interesting hostel as it feels very natural and organic. There is a nice lounge area and you can buy some drinks or beer from the front desk fridge if you like. It is a little far away from the night market area, but it is in the heart of the old city, so you can just walk around all day and take in the sights inside of the old city walls. The bathrooms are all outdoors, but they are very modern and pretty clean.

Sivarin Guesthouse

Bangkok, Thailand

This guesthouse is not made for the party crowd, but that being said, it is a really nice place to stay. The rooms are great, and the shared bathrooms/toilets are kept very clean. The staff are friendly and really helpful too, and the free breakfast is actually really good compared to what most hostels offer.

The Siem Reap Hostel

Siem Reap, Cambodia

This is another terrific hostel in Cambodia. They have a decent sized swimming pool in a great lounge area. They serve drinks and food all day, and there are things to do on every floor (pool table, movies, games etc.). The staff are really great people and the atmosphere is really social. It's about five minutes walking to Pub St. and the main downtown area, which is a nice little walk at night anyways. Definitely a must-stay hostel.

Eighty8 Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

This hostel is an incredible place to stay, and definitely has to be in the top 3, if not THE very best place in Phnom Penh. They have a great bar, good food, and lots of selection, with a little pool on the main floor as well. The staff are all really friendly and enjoy talking and sharing with the guests too. My friend and I had an amazing time here.

Vy Khanh Hostel

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

This was a really nice hostel in the heart of the backpacker district. The rooms are really clean, decently sized, and have nice bathrooms. The staff were really helpful with setting up tours as well, and were always happy to help or give us advice at any time of the day or night.

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PBG Koe House

Mount Fuji, Japan

Unreal staff.... they are so friendly and helpful. My group actually arrived at 11pm (10pm is the curfew) and one of the staff had waited for an entire hour for us! He was about to close the doors, but he was still happy to see us and gave us tea and set up our rooms for us. This is a great hostel, and the rooms feel really traditional. The only downside is that there is one big shower room with two shower heads, and it's not terrific. Otherwise a perfect place to stay at the FOOT of Fuji.


Great little hostel with extremely clean bathrooms/showers/beds. Really friendly staff who speak great English. It is a good place to meet other travellers too as you are in fairly close quarters and will inevitably bump into many of them. The location is a little bit of a walk from the main attractions in Hiroshima (20-25 mins) but it's only 5 minutes away from Hiroshima station (and the directions are perfect).


I had a terrific experience staying at this hotel. There is no curfew and there is staff at the front door 24hrs a day (they keep your key while you are out, which means you won't lose it while exploring). Great room (private Japanese style) for the price, and very clean as well.