Reviews: markjames

Location: Canada, Gender: Male, Age: 28

Chill House

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The rooms and bathrooms were very clean, the owners/workers are very nice a well! A chill place, not a party hostel, just remember to bring american dollars to change on the street!!


Great party for st paddys day!! Good food, really good bar and nice outdoor spaces located near to he main square. Coed bathrooms can be awkward haha but other than that all is good. Maybe try booking tours outside hotel for more variety of tours and prices, particularly to colca canyon.

Nasca Lodge

Nazca, Peru

Very nice and clean private room with ensuite. They'll pick you up from the bus station too. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Location is close to main streets an main plaza.


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Obviously good place to party, good location in Miraflores and close to the beach too. A fairly expensive part of town, however.

Hostal Cocosbeach

Trujillo, Peru

Had a private double with ensuite and tv which was nice, and right on the beach as well. There are cheaper places to eat however. Good town to just chill and surf!

Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada)

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The location is perfect, on the beach and on the edge of town. 30 iguanas chilling on the beach in front of the hostel too! staff were friendly and nice and the included breakfast was good too. Day tours can be booked through the hostel as well. Definitely recommend the ´´bay tour´´ for $30, saw lots of giant turtles while snorkelling and an island with a crazy amount of iguanas and seals and other things also. Volcano hostel across the road is cheaper and nice as well if caleta is full

Vibes Hostel

Quito, Ecuador

Great location halfway between old town and airport. Next to Foch plaza too. Don't eat there though unless you have money to burn! Santiago is very helpful and nice, and he can speak English as a bonus for the less fluent in Spanish. Only one shower in the main house which is a bit inconvenient, all else is good!

The Pit Stop Hostel

Medellin, Colombia

The facilities were great, with a pool, movie room, soccer/basketball court and a volleyball court too. Location is in a very nice area in Medellin which also is close to many bars and restaurants and malls etc. also fairly close to the poblano metro station. We did the Eacobar tour which was interesting. It's a bit expensive at 60,000 pesos however. But we met Pablo's brother Roberto who also signed a copy of the DVD and took pictures with us which was well worth the price of admission!

La Brisa Loca

Santa Marta, Colombia

Nice pool, bar and rooftop terrace, close to most things as well. Room without AC was super hot at night. Staff generally nice and helpful, except for one gringo!

El Dorado International Hostel

San Gil, Colombia

The staff were very nice and helpful, and helped us get a bus to Santa Marta for 80.000COP with tickets delivered to our room. We checked at the terminal and they sell tickets for 110.000 or 85.000 for touristas, which didn't make much sense to me but whatever, it worked! Downside was no hot showers, no towels and very strict quiet hrs at 11pm (no teeth brushing!). The canyoning trek was fun though and I hear the mtn biking through gringo mikes is killer. They also have really good food there.

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We have towels free for everyone and we close all the social areas at 11pm for the other guest can have a good rest.

Hostel Sue Candelaria

Bogota, Colombia

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