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Reviews: KarenJohnson83

Location England, Gender Female, Age 33

  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Media Luna Hostel, Cartagena, Colombia
9.4
20th Jul 2013

Great hostel, great staff, great facilities. Definitely a party hostel though, so don't come here for a quiet night!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
La Floresta Hostel, Salento, Colombia
9.4
12th Jul 2013

Lovely, friendly, family run hostel. Nice communal areas, good standard of facilities, comfy beds etc. not too far from the centre of town at all. A great alternative to the arrogant on-and-off reservation system that Tra La La seemingly like to operate.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Buga Hostel, Buga, Colombia
10.0
9th Jul 2013

Fantastic hostel in this must-visit place. Charlie will look after your every need, and make sure you have a great time. Micro-brewed beers and the pizza are fantastic. I've not a bad word to say about this place. Make sure you take one of Pipo's tours whilst you're there.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Secret Garden Quito, Quito, Ecuador
9.4
21st Jun 2013

Great hostel if a little pricey. Terrace bar has great views and is very sociable. Floor boards in the rooms are VERY noisy though!!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Ekeko Hostel, Lima, Peru
9.7
31st May 2013

Excellent hostel. David was very helpful. Great location in Miraflores. The shower could have been better, but otherwise all round good stay.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Residencial Latino, La Paz, Bolivia
8.6
25th May 2013

A very nice, quiet hostel. Defintely not a party hostel! I booked a private single, and it was a lovely, spacious and charmingly furnished 3 bed room. Beds are comfy, and there is plenty of blankets you keep you warm at night. The area where breakfast is served is freezing however, and the lady who served breakfast is not the happiest of people! Good wifi in the common areas. Good location for the main tourist area, and close to the party hostels if you want to go drink. Showers are hot but weak

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Naira, La Paz, Bolivia
8.6
16th May 2013

Very nice hostel. More like a budget hotel. Stayed in a private ensuite room. Clean with good facilities. The cafe bar food is great, but the service very slow. The coffee at breafast is like tar!! Very noisy at the front, but cannot be helped if located on sagarnaga. Even though the rooms have individual locks, they scare you into using the reception lockers, which is a bit of a pain. In general though, very nice and comfortable. Great super hot showers too!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Casa Verde B&B, Sucre, Bolivia
9.4
15th May 2013

This is the nicest hostel I have ever stayed in. The rooms and common areas are beautiful, and nice hot showers too. Rene, the owner, is an absolute star - he will do anything for you, and give you great tourist information. The breakfast is smashing too. Cannot recommend this place enough. It's not the cheapest, but it's worth the extra money - every penny. Great location too - just 5 mins walk from the main square.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Casa Verde B&B, Sucre, Bolivia
9.7
13th May 2013

Probably the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The rooms are beautiful, the beds comfortable, nice hot showers, great breakfast, and amazing staff. Rene is a legend. It's more pricey than others, but worth every penny. Great location too - just a couple of minutes walk from the main square.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.6
9th May 2013

Loved the fact they gave you a heater to keep warm at night. Lovely hot showers. Nice, clean, spacious rooms. All round good hostel.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Arica Unite, Arica, Chile
8.0
2nd May 2013

Nice hostel, fantastic staff, very convenient for the bus station. Arica off-season, however, is very quiet and desolate - which I think probably unfairly impacted the atmosphere at the hostel.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Atacama Tatai's, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
8.0
26th Apr 2013

Tatais is a great hostel. The staff are really helpful and friendly. They put us in a private room at no extra cost and even let me stay on there after my friend had left, which was nice. There's a cute puppy too :) the only slight bad point is that the staff party EVERY night (including drums) - even if no guests are involved, which can be a bit much if you're up early for tours. Also no towel hire available.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel in Salta, Salta, Argentina
8.6
25th Apr 2013

Good hostel in good location. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Lovely outside seating area to relax/socialise in. Dorms were comfortable and clean. No complaints.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Marcopolo Inn Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
8.9
24th Apr 2013

Excellent standard of hostel in a great location - literally opposite the bus station. The dorms are cosy and clean, and the showers nice and hot. It was lacking in atmosphere a bit, but I think this was due to it bring off season. Would definitely recommend.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Suites Florida, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8.9
2nd Apr 2013

Great facilities and staff in this super-clean hostel. Great location for micro centre, but out of the way if you want to be near the bars and clubs of Palermo. The atmosphere was a bit lacking due to the sheer scale of it, and it being quiet when I was there. I had no other people in my dorm half the time! The other half, I was the only girl in a mixed dorm!! Overall, if you want to be central, I would recommend it. The 5 nights for 4 offer is great value too.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Lao, Mendoza, Argentina
10.0
24th Mar 2013

I booked this hostel due to the high number of excellent reviews, and I was not dissapointed! The staff are amazing, and the hostel itself is lovely, spacious, clean, and socialble - without being a party hostel. the activites recommended by the hostel were great - especially the evening horse riding! Only slight issues were no ladders for the bunks, and not enough power sockets in the rooms. This hostel gets booked up, so book in advance to avoid disappointment.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
PataPata Hostel, Valparaiso, Chile
8.3
8th Mar 2013

Really enjoyed my stay here. Basic facilities, but all fine. Great breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff. Common area is very conducive to cooking and chatting with fellow travellers - currently equipped with 'Jim's-dad-from-American-pie-a-like' who will keep you entertained! :) no lock on dorm door, and also that we booked a 4 bed dorm but were put in an 8 bed, were my only gripes.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bellavista Hostel, Santiago, Chile
8.6
6th Mar 2013

Great hostel in a great location. Beds are super comfy for hostel beds. Staff are friendly. Breakdaat is good. There's a great roof terrace to hang out, and an awesome resdident kitty :) The crowd was mixed - not the friendliest vibe I have come across, but I met some nice people here and there. I understand that the hostel is at risk of closing, which would be a real shame, as you won't find a better hostel (or many/any at all!) in this fantastic vibrant area of the city. Give it a try!!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
A Little Bird Guesthouse, Chiang Mai, Thailand
7.4
14th Feb 2013

Like a smaller version of Deejai, but I felt the location was much better for markets, bars and restaurants. Very similar atmosphere and good communal area to socialise in. Also very cheap. The downsides were that I felt the staff were quite grumpy and unhelpful, they were late to let us check in but not at all apologetic. The dorms were pretty standard, but they didn't bother to clean our bathroom or empty the bin once in the 3 days I was there, which was rough, and the sheets were not clean.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Mojito Garden, Chiang Mai, Thailand
6.9
13th Feb 2013

Nice hostel, lovely setting, good location. Only issue was a bad smell from the toilet block/sewers, which was not helped by a lack of aircon. I only had a standard room though so assume this would not be an issue for other room choices.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Deejai Backpacker, Chiang Mai, Thailand
7.7
10th Feb 2013

Does what it says on the tin. Good price, standard hostel facilities. Good atmosphere and easy to meet fellow travellers. The local map they provide is fab too - I am still using it now I have moved on! Only small gripes were having to ask for toilet paper and towels - unclear as to whether these are chargeable or not as I sorted myself out, and that there are not enough security lockers to go around.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
San Sook Place, Ayutthaya, Thailand
9.4
6th Feb 2013

San Sook is an experience. The lady who runs it is one of the nicest, most accommodating people I have ever met. She welcomes you by name on arrival and gives you a drink and a snack, before showing you what's what on a local map. She will book anything from a boat ride to a massage for you and doesn't ask for a penny until you leave. She even let me keep my room for a nap and shower after I'd checked out. rooms are nice, clean and comfortable - highly recommend.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Udee Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
8.9
3rd Feb 2013

Udee is a lovely clean hostel. It has a great roof terrace with views of the city, and cheap DIY laundry facilities. The breakfast is nice. Close to the weekend market and train links in and out of the city, the location is good - especially if you're looking for something away from the carnage of Kao San rd. communal area is pretty quiet and not so good for meeting other travellers, but otherwise no complaints.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • KarenJohnson83
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nomads Coral Grand Koh Tao, Koh Tao, Thailand
7.7
31st Jan 2013

Very nice hostel. Good vibe, dorms set up well to meet fellow travellers. Beach bar/restaurant serving a good range of food and drink, and a beautiful location to have a beer and watch the sun set. Wifi coverage, despite advertised as free and available, was poor. This hostel is also almost double the price of others on the island - I only went with it because I couldn't get a room elsewhere for 1 of the nights of my 2 night stay. If you're no scrimping though, go for it

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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