Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Australia, Age: 39

Blue Sky Hotel

Ios, Greece

This is definitely my place to stay on Ios. The location is absolutely perfect, situated halfway between the centre of town (5 min walk) and Mylopotas Beach (7 min walk). If you're travelling as a twosome get a twin room if you can as the view looking out over the water is second to none. Our hostess, Maroussa, was superb, recommending the places to eat (Elpis on Mylopotas if you're curious) and providing us with any facility we required. Loved this place.

Pension George

Santorini, Greece

A very nice hotel. It's located in Karterados which is a bit out of the way on Santorini, but hiring a quad bike solves this problem. It also has the bonus of being a little quieter which is a good thing. This is a laundry nearby, a couple of mini-marts and a choice of places to eat (I recommend Jerry's). Be sure to email the hotel with details of your arrival time as, unlike other hotels/hostels, they do not automatically meet every ferry that comes in (we ended up having to catch a cab).

Jimmy's Hostel

Paros, Greece

Can't fault this place at all. Jimmy himself picked us up from the ferry and we were left in the capable hands of his wife Despina and Jimmy's lovely daughter (didn't get her name). We had a wonderful stay here. Once our hosts found out we were on honeymoon, they gave us a gift of flowers and wine. Really outstanding service. By the by, we also had a nice meal at Aeoli on the water.

Mamas Pension

Mykonos, Greece

Love this place so much. It's truly wonderful to be greeted off the ferry by a welcoming Christina, then taken back to Mama's place and made to feel right at home. Mama herself is a lovely old lady. The location is superb in a quieter part of Mykonos, westward-facing, so you get the marvellous sunset. A good restaurant is right next door and the beach a couple of minute's walk. IMHO, this is the place to stay in Mykonos.


Not sure if you can find a better bargain in Athens than this. It's right in the middle of Athens and run by a helpful and friendly lady. It has a couple of interesting quirks; in our private room the toilet is directly underneath the sink which meant that I was riding the porcelain side-saddle. Nonetheless, it is a well-situated bargain.

Seven Hostel

Sorrento, Italy

This place was very modern and comfortable. Felt more like a hotel than hostel. It's true that it's some distance from Sorrento, but as a previous reviewer commented, that was a plus. Staff were great; the onsite restaurant has quality food at a reasonable price. Salvatore the bartender is a nice guy who pours a good drink too. The rooftop area is spectacular, yet underused, although it does appear as if more work is being done. Overall, a great place to stay.

Casa di Antonella

Siena, Italy

We loved this place. It is in a great location in the middle of Siena and run by a fantastic guy named Fabrizio. He does the best breakfast in Italy, especially his omelette which is such a welcome change from sweet croissants and prosciutto alone. The accommodation itself has a country home feel and the limited rooms plus two bathrooms meant there was no 'rush hour' in the morning.

PLUS Camping Jolly

Venice, Italy

You don't really want to stay on the island in Venice due to cost, but this place is deadset miles away. If you want to use their shuttle bus service be sure to book it with reception well in advance. Having said all that, this place is great value for money. The onsite shop is golden and the laundry facilities are outstanding. The bungalows are neat and comfortable.

Emerald Fields

Florence, Italy

Florence is a great city; not too big. This hostel is in a good location, about 7 minutes from SMN Station (Not the 2 minutes given in their directions). Daniele, who runs the place, is a great guy who gave us everything we needed. The kitchen facilities at this place are awesome, so it's a good opportunity to buy food from local supermarkets and prepare it at the hostel, thereby saving valuable Euros on your travel allowance.

Mosaic Hostel

Rome, Italy

Excellent location if being close to Termini suits which it did us. The rooms are very comfortable even with the persistent noise of Rome. One minor complaint is that the toilets are located in the same rooms as the showers so 'bathroom rush' is a factor. The blonde girl on reception is super-friendly and very helpful. For a superb dining experience, eat at 'La Capitale' just around the corner on Via Goito.


Oslo is expensive; I get that. This place looks reasonably priced until they hit you with a bill for linen (50 NOK) upon arrival, and then another for Wi-Fi (10 NOK a day). It's certainly not as reasonable then and seems deceptive. We had to pass 4 doors to get into the room which seemed like excellent security before we learnt inside that an easily accessible window didn't close properly. Look, it's comfortable enough, but certainly not a hostel. I'd look harder in Oslo.


Bath, England

This place is excellent value. The rooms are clean and the facilities excellent. Bath is a great place to visit and I'd stay again at the YMCA.

Kendal Hostel

Lake District, England

Kristina and Jan are absolutely brilliant in helping you plan your stay in the Lake District. The hostel itself is a beautiful old building with plenty of character. One minor quibble - the Wi-Fi doesn't quite reach the rooms; very minor issue though. I would unreservedly recommend this place as a gateway to the Lakes.

MacDonald Hotel

London, England

Great place to stay. Convenient location being so close to King's Cross St. Pancras. Owner/Manager is extremely helpful. Included breakfast is an absolute bargain. Very, very happy indeed.

NAMU Guesthouse

Seoul, South Korea

The Namu Guesthouse is a little hard to find, but apart from that, I found it a superb place to stay. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the facilities (free Internet, breakfast) were excellent. The shared bathroom and shower were a little small, but it wasn't a drama. The location is excellent and the price was reasonable. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Seoul.