Reviews: Anonymous

Location: England, Gender: Male, Age: 31

Aqua Family Resort

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Swimming pool was good and the sunbeds catch the sun pretty much all day. The rooms were ok - large enough but pretty basic. The room was cleaned every day but pretty quickly so not that well. Location was decent, a 5 minute walk down the road to the beach and majority of restaurants and bars. Would stay here again but other options probably give better value for money with location, cleanliness and staff.

Velkommen Guesthouse

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Very basic guesthouse. Nothing really great about it and nothing really bad about it. If you want somewhere to sleep for a couple of nights close to restaurants etc it is fine. They have their own tuk tuk drivers who can take you on the sightseeing tours. They spoke really good English and knew their way around so that helped us as we were short on time.

Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Really fun hostel with lots of people and plenty of places to go and chill out. They had booked us into a two bed dorm room which was incredibly small but they sorted it out quickly and put us into the room we had paid for. Rooms are basic but fine. The trips were really good and the staff were friendly. Would recommend staying here for everything except the rooms themselves so as long as you don't stay there the whole time you'll have fun!

Tanaya Bed & Breakfast

Kuta, Indonesia

Staff were fantastic. Everything about the place was absolutely brilliant...except the breakfast. If the breakfast matched the rest of the experience it would've been given 100%. The atmosphere was hard to generate but that was not down to the staff, it was just a bit quiet.

The Mousetrap Backpackers

Paihia, New Zealand

Short walk from the main centre but no more than 5 mins. Slightly strange building with lots of connecting staircases and corridors but certainly adds to the character. Beds were good and you have your own locker with plenty of plugs etc available. Would certainly stay again.

YHA Auckland International

Auckland, New Zealand

Staff were really helpful. A few minor problems with the booking but was sorted out easily and actually got an upgrade which was perfect! Close to the main street but still quiet.

On the Beach Backpackers

Whitianga, New Zealand

The hostel is very brightly coloured on the outside (not very nice in my opinion but I'm sure some people like it). The layout of the apartments is good. Each has a kitchen (weel equipped), a lounge and their own showers / toilets area. The internet is very weak and doesn't reach the rooms but there are sofas in reception. We were given one wifi code between us and when we asked for another one, we were told that it was one per booking, not per person. Little things would make a big difference.

YHA Wellington City

Wellington, New Zealand

Good, clean hostel with friendly staff. Close to Cuba Street and Te Papa Museum. Stayed here twice and would stay here again if back in Wellington.

Kiwi Basecamp

Christchurch, New Zealand

Basic hostel but had everything we needed. Rooms were clean and the staff were friendly when we checked in. It is hard to say much more as the city is still recovering but it was fine for the short stay we had.

YHA Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Expensive for what it was but there is very limited accommodation available so you have to pay the price. The lady at reception (I can't remember her name) was really nice and helpful but the hostel is just a bit worn and tired. The lake is stunning but be prepared for lots of flying insects. Not the hostels fault but maybe some insect screens could help, especially in the bedrooms.


Staff were really helpful. Rooms were basic but well maintained. Location was central to everything you need and good value for a short stay.

YHA Franz Josef

Franz Josef, New Zealand

The staff were really helpful and nice. The layout of the building was good, facilities all worked and made for a sociable feel. The only thing wrong was there are only 2 plug sockets in the 4 bed dorms which meant only one person using an adapter could charge anything at any one time. Definitely stay here though if you are going to Franz.

YHA National Park Backpackers & Climbing Wall

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Staff were really helpful and assisted us with booking our next hostel. Only stayed for the night but the BBQ and drinks were good. Would recommend staying there but only for the night unless you are going on a trek.

Bounce Sydney

Sydney, Australia

Cannot speak highly enough of this place. The staff were incredible, the rooms and shared areas were spotless. We would definitely come back to this place whenever we are in sydney. The only problem is that it gets booked up so quickly!

Sydney Beachouse YHA

Sydney, Australia

We got to the hostel and checked in to a dorm room. The people in there had their stuff everywhere and it was really hard just to get into the room. I asked at reception if there were any other dorms with space and we were given a dorm room that had no one else staying in it. The lady at reception was really nice and helpful. We didn't stay long enough to know about the location but it was close to the beach and had restaurants and shops around so was piece for what we needed.

Backpackers Holiday Village

Byron Bay, Australia

Good lay out and the apartments didn't make you think you were in a dorm room. It's nice to have your own kitchen area, lounge, bathroom and balcony between just a few people. The staff were helpful and you can get access to pretty much everything you need - just make sure you have plenty of cash available when you check in as EVERYTHING needs a deposit!

Melaluka Apartments

Noosa, Australia

The manager we met was friendly and told us everything we needed to know. We were only there for one night but the apartment was a good size, split across two floors. The bathroom and kitchen areas were clean. The bedroom was fine but minimal - not a bad thing and what you would expect when you have a lounge and kitchen downstairs. The location is as described - a short distance from the main areas of shops and restaurants but you are located over the road from the beach.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Fantastic!!! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We love it here right on the beach as well. We saw the dolphins this morning. The beach rules. The dolphins swim past each morning, they'll say g'day if you'll get up early enough:) Go The Dolphins.