Reviews: Anonymous

Location: USA, Gender: Male, Age: 27

Bahaus Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey

You can't find a better location than this hostel. The Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Ancient Cistern, Palace, and much more are all within just a couple minutes walking distance. The hostel is off a street that has tons of fantastic restaurants and bars. The rooftop bar on the hostel was incredible. There is a view of the Bosphorous that is really breathtaking. The bar is cheap and there are always plenty of people around to share a drink or a conversation with. The staff was really helpful too.


Don't be fooled, this place is not at the airport. It is close (about a 15 minute drive). The staff was unhelpful and even borderline rude at check-in. Nobody was able to direct us towards a shuttle to the airport or a way to get in to the city (Dublin center-city is about 30-35 minutes from this place and the cheapest way to get in is to walk to a bus stop down the road and wait for a bus - this place will not give you a schedule). Other than that, the rooms were extremely clean and nice.

The Galway City Hostel

Galway, Ireland

The place is a bit of a mess, but you could not ask for a better location. It is around the corner from the central train station and about 3 blocks from the main bus/coach station. It is directly off of Eyre Square (the main square) and is about 2 minutes walking from the Roman Quarter and main pedestrian streets and pubs. It is certainly not the cleanest place in the world, but the staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the location cannot be beat.


The location and quality of this hostel are very good. I had an incident here were my travel companion was thrown out of the hostel at 4 in the morning for drunkenness and the staff threw me out as well. I had nowhere to go, they did not point me in any direction to go, simply kicked me out at 4 in the morning in the rain. The place was great but I've never been treated this way at even the grimiest hostels before.