Reviews: LucyWallington

Location: Australia, Gender: Female, Age: 21

La Flor de Gaudi Hostel

Barcelona, Spain
80%

This brand new hostel is a fantastic property located away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist district. In it's very first season, the hostel is still a work in progress, but owners and staff are doing their absolute best to make sure everyone is happy and comfortable. Any issues/tips we had were immediately resolved. Great breakfast offering, and lovely courtyard to socialize and relax in. Very comfy beds, AC in rooms is great! Highly recommend staying at Flor de Gaudi.

  • 24th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


Gracia City Hostel Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
57%

2 nights was 2 too many!! Hostel is so insecure that people don't leave their bags in the room and carry them downstairs every morning. It was very noisy outside but we had to open windows or else suffocate. Mattresses were old and stained, had to ask for clean sheets on arrival. Showers very small and very public- hope you like getting changed in front of 2 other people male or female! Full of rude party-goers coming home at 6.30am and trashing the room!

  • 22nd Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, many thanks for your review and we do sorry to hear that. We´d like to comment that: We have lockers in all rooms and locks are always available at the reception. We have 6 showers, so our staff can always show you the free one. We are very strict about noise at night, in case of any problem staff must be advised immediately and we´ll take all necessary measures. Thank you for your review, it really helps us make our hostel better. Regards, The Staff

San Sebastian Roos Bed & Brekky

San Sebastian, Spain
77%

Like everyone else as said, crappy hostel, fantastic staff, fantastic location. Overpriced but so is everything in San Sebastian. Overall a good stay for a few days if you can deal without personal space. Mattresses and pillows need replacing.

  • 19th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


NavigatorsHouse

Cascais, Portugal
100%

Best hostel experience! Such a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. Navigator House absolutely made our stay in Cascais unforgettable. We stayed 3 nights and wished we stayed 2 weeks. Felt like you were at a family's beach house. Grill and plunge pool on spacious patio. Big kitchen, big living area, big separate TV room. Our room had no fun, asked and next day we had a brand new one. Lots of each equipment free to borrow including umbrellas, surf boards, etc. Great job Bernardo and team!!!

  • 9th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


PH Lisbon Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
66%

New hostel obviously trying very hard but missing some big obvious basics. No charging points or reading lights. Air con not in every room. Not enough bathrooms when hostel was full. Wifi was extremely unreliable!! It's a beautiful building and does look like a home but too much time has been spent in appearance and not enough on basics that travellers want. Teisha was very friendly and is doing the best she can but she needs help from managers.

  • 7th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


Lone Surfer Guesthouse

Ericeira, Portugal
74%

I would recommend Ericeira and Lone Surfer to friends or couples travelling together looking for great surfing or coastal holiday. Hard to socialise because outdoor bar is only communal area. But what an outdoor bar! Best view in Ericeira!!! Great space, we loved grilling our dinner there every night. Some room for improvement: kitchen's need better facilities, e.g. More pots and pans, a better stove, basics like salt pepper and oil. Also bathrooms need cleaning at night.

  • 5th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


West Hostel

Peniche, Portugal
91%

Great and cosy little hostel in Peniche, couldn't be closer to beach and everything you need. We stayed in a spacious double private room and were so comfortable, wish we stayed longer! Kitchen is very well equipped for cooking and there is an outdoor grill. Beach umbrellas and beach games available to borrow plus wetsuits (old but free). Good breakfast. Great friendly staff keep the place clean and have a beer with you in the evening. Highly recommend staying here for a relaxed beachy holiday.

  • 4th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


Peniche Surf Lodge

Peniche, Portugal
94%

Great thing going on here. We were so comfortable and relaxed. Feels like a beach house of friends. Like-minded respectful travellers just wanting to surf and have a good time. Surf lessons and gear rental available directly from Duncan the owner at a great rate. Owners really look after the lodge and guests, then get out of the way so we had space to cook and grill, etc. Given the slightly higher price and surf focus were disappointed with breakfast. Muesli and yoghurt would be a easy addition.

  • 2nd Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


Oporto Invictus Hostel

Porto, Portugal
94%

So impressed by value for money here. Really nice, clean and comfortable hostel. 12 bed dorm was very spacious and well designed- no squeaky bunks as top and bottom beds separately bolted to wall. Good basic breaky, very friendly and helpful staff! Good location. All in all an all-round great value stay. Fans in room would be a good addition! Highly recommended.

  • 1st Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


PILOT Design Hostel & Bar

Porto, Portugal
77%

First night in 4 bed dorm- extremely cramped and uncomfortable. Next night in 10/12(?) bed dorm in roof/loft much more comfortable and spacious- no bunks up there! And plenty of room for belongings. A bit hot but fans were good. Breakfast is basic but what you expect for the very competitive price. Staff were good. Great backyard area. A good hostel but a bit disjointed feeling given the size. Recommend for friends traveling together but singles might be a bit lonely.

  • 30th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


Generator Hostel Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany
71%

Stayed one night in transit. Someone else was in our bed but staff addressed it quickly and have us free drinks. It's a McMega hostel with lots of 'bucks' parties and heavy metal festival-goers the weekend we were there. They were a bit loud and obnoxious. Not the hostel's fault. Ideal location 50m from train station and bus terminal. Fine for transit or short stay.

  • 29th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


Hostel Absteige

Leipzig, Germany
60%

No common area makes it very difficult to connect with anyone. Fine as a transit hostel although a short tram ride to the train station. Close to a nice bar/restaurant district. Leipzig is a great city to visit but for us the hostel was somewhere to sleep and nothing more. Bathroom's are a bit awkward- only curtains separating the showers and toilets not very private either. Didn't really have anything to do with staff except on check in late at night so can't really comment on them.

  • 4th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


Slottsskogens Youth Hostel

Gothenburg, Sweden
80%

Big hostel with big kitchen/dining area in main building. We slept in second building which was nice and quiet with a smaller kitchen, but we were welcome in main building too. Good location next to a really great big park, good for a walk/run/picnic/playground. Laundry was broken and no alternative (apparently no Laundromat's in Gothenburg) so we hand washed in kitchen sink- took 2 hours- not fun! Staff were helpful but not always available as reception has restricted hours. Hostel fine overall

  • 17th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


Hatters Hostel- Liverpool

Liverpool, England
74%

A large-scale hostel pumping out budget accomodation for 'bucks' and 'hens' parties on drinking weekends. Staff do the best they can, especially 20-something girl from New Zealand, but hostel should not accept large groups if they want to create a welcome atmosphere for backpackers. Good location and great free breakfast. Good value stay, just noisy.

  • 7th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


Snuffel Backpacker Hostel

Bruges, Belgium
57%

This hostel is also a pub popular with locals at night- same building, same management, not just a hostel above a pub. You have to walk through pub to go outside to shower building which is awkward. Kitchen was too small but well equipped. Free boardgames nice touch. Very noisy at night but staff were helpful to move us to a quieter floor. Walking distance to most attractions and nice park area. Bruges is expensive so given our restricted budget the hostel was fine but nothing special.

  • 26th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


MEININGER Brussels City Center

Brussels, Belgium
71%

New hostel with good bed design- bunks don't squeak and have personal lights and sockets. Spacious kitchen and common areas but fridge was over stocked, need a second fridge. Someone's luggage was stolen from store room while we were there but could happen anywhere. Staff on reception were professional and helpful. Another large-scale tourist hostel not really a backpacker vibe. Good overall in Brussels- an expensive city.

  • 24th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


Abhostel

Antwerp, Belgium
97%

We loved this hostel. It was very quiet in May which we loved. Freshly baked chocolate cake on arrival- wow! Impressive kitchen facilities and very nice spacious 10 bed dorm. Owners are very unique in that they have backpacked and stayed in hostels a lot and know what travellers want. It's an awesome building- old chocolate factory which is light, spacious and airy. A short tram ride from tourist centre. Highly recommend it.

  • 20th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


63%

Menninger had severe water damage so we were moved to AB Hostel. Menninger stag were extremely apologetic and looked after us very(!) well, but moved to A&O Hostel which was absolutely shocking so it was a disappointing experience overall. Such a shame because Menninger looked great, but these things happen. Would give Menninger another chance but will never stay in A&O again.

  • 13th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We thank you for you comment! The water damage was a pretty bad thing. We apologize that your stay at the other hotel was not a pleasant experience we tried to relocate people to places with good reputations and standards. We apologize again for the unsatisfactory experience and cant wait to have you back with us here at Meininger Hotel Cologne!

Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany
91%

So impressed with value for money here!! Best hostel breakfast, big spread. Great atmosphere with free activities including a great night time walking tour. We loved the very cheap BBQ's. Nice spacious showers and dorm rooms. Big lockers under beds and personal shelves. At this price, it is an absolute steal! Right in red light district but good security and we were very comfortable there.

  • 10th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


Equity Point London

London, England
63%

Only hostel I've visited without free wifi. It's 2013- keep up! No common areas. Good buffet breakfast but kitchen closed all other times. Good location for Notting Hill and north London attractions.

  • 1st Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


St Christopher's Village

London, England
86%

I was suspicious of the St. C's chain but visiting London as a solo traveller it was the perfect place to meet people, party if you want, also see all the sights. Staff great- I felt so welcome. Love the Borough High St. location- opposite Borough markets, so close to Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, etc. Also within walking distance to attractions North of the Thames + easy tube connections. Good breakfast and great food and drink deals at the bar for hostel guests. No kitchen but free tea/coffee.

  • 21st Feb 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)


Cool & Bed

Lyon, France
71%

Great little short or long stay hostel. One of only 2 hostels in Lyon, explains the high price (relative to hostels in Germany and Spain). Breakfast very basic and should be expanded. Baguettes and butter not enough for hungry foreigners. There was a great atmosphere of mostly like-minded exchange students newly arrived and looking for permanent accommodation. Male manager (Mathieu?) was fantastic and helpful but female woman of Indian appearance was very rude. Clean & comfortable.

  • 8th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (24 reviews)