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Reviews: gavinpwilliams

Location Australia, Gender Male, Age 30

  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Igloo Backpackers Hostel, Nottingham, England
8.6
30th Oct 2013

Had a private room and there was a TV! What more can you want. Rooms clean and good bathrooms too. Close to the city centre.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Westend Hostel, Edinburgh, Scotland
6.3
28th Oct 2013

Hostel rooms are large and spacious, a couple of downsides though. 1 it says in the description there are lockers in the rooms, there aren't so you can't lock anything up, 2 I'm in a dorm of 18 and there is only one toilet on this level, also if you are a guy and need to use the toilet but the one on the floor is busy, you can't use the one in the bar between 11pm and 8am as it closes and there are no other options.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Great Glen Hostel, Loch Ness, Scotland
8.3
26th Oct 2013

Hostel is a little out if the way, about 10miles from the closest town, but it's peaceful and recently renovated.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Alba Hostel Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
8.0
24th Oct 2013

Nice hostel, if you have a car there is parking which is a plus, a little far out of the city but there is a train line over the road and a pub near for dinner and drinks.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Lagan Backpackers, Belfast, Northern Ireland
8.3
23rd Oct 2013

Great little Hostel in Belfast, Cook to order breakfast and dinners, staff are friendly place is clean and beds are comfy!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Snoozles Hostel Galway, Galway, Ireland
8.9
21st Oct 2013

Great little Hostel in Galway staff are friendly place is clean and beds are comfy!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.6
19th Oct 2013

This hostel is in a old manor house, it's a fantastic place with so much character. The staff were really helpful as well. It's a little hard to find when driving, but if you just keep your eye out for the high ropes course you will find it.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Abbey Court, Dublin, Ireland
8.6
17th Oct 2013

Great Hostel in Dublin, right near Temple Bar and city centre. Staff were very. Helpful, I arrived at 5am and they were able to check me in and let me leave my bag in the storage room, they also suggested tours and activities for me to do during the day.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Keystone House Kings Cross, London, England
7.7
15th Oct 2013

Staff were rude, but I've come to expect this from Hostel staff in London, they should all go on a customer service course, mid way during check-in he left unexpectedly and didn't return for 5 min. No explanation. Anyway location is good near kingscross station and pretty cheap considering the location.

View Property Reply

Hi Gavin Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am very sorry if you found our staff rude as there is no excuse for this. We do train our staff to a very high standard so that they can look after our guests in the best possible way. However, I will be sure to look into this matter! I do hope you will come and stay with us again in the future. All the best Orla

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
City Hostel Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
8.9
23rd Sep 2013

Great Hostel in Geneva, movie night every night, shop in the reception, not far from the station and clean and quiet Hostel. A little expensive but it's Switzerland and therefore one of the only hostels in Geneva and the rooms are a little small but overall a great place to stay.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Archi Rossi Hostel, Florence, Italy
8.3
20th Sep 2013

Free breakfast that includes bacon and eggs! What more can you want! Great place to stay, not far from the station rooms are clean and ensuite is also clean. Nice hostel would recommend staying there.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Freedom Traveller, Rome, Italy
4.6
15th Sep 2013

Do not stay at this Hostel! The bathrooms are a disgrace, there is mould and grime everywhere and we were staying on the second floor and couldn't have a shower in the morning because there was no water. When I asked I was told to wait till other people on the lower floor finished showering! WTF!?! Also there is a lock out period, you can't go to your room between 10am and 2pm staff were also rude and had private conversations while serving me and took forever! After one night I left. Beware!

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Ostello S. Fosca, Venice, Italy
8.3
11th Sep 2013

This hostel is a little out of the way and it's a solid 10min walk from the station but on the up side it's quiet. The Hostel is part of a catholic university so it's in a school grounds. The biggest thing that sucks in Italy I've found is the "city tax" €2 per person per night and not included in the price of the hostel. If you ask me it's just a way for all the hotels/hostels to get extra cash and pocket it. Every place I've stayed in Italy charge this. Total rip off.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Wombats City Hostel Munich, Munich, Germany
9.4
7th Sep 2013

Great hostel, this is the second time I've stayed here, close to Hauptbahnhof and other amenities.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.7
3rd Sep 2013

Great Hostel, I've stayed at Wombats in Berlin and Munich and I like the standard wombats set for Hostels. Free drink on arrival, bar and clean rooms and bathrooms. Great Hostel chain.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Santini Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
9.1
30th Aug 2013

Great hostel located in lesser town just below the castle. 17th century building with amazing paintings on the wall. Facilities are excellent as it used to be a hotel before hostel. Bit of a hike from station or tram but close to Charles bridge so well worth it.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Mosquito Hostel, Krakow, Poland
10.0
27th Aug 2013

Free breakfast AND dinner and a pub crawl every night! What more can you want! Really clean safe and friendly. Staff are really helpful and even let you make sandwiches to take for lunches. Great place to stay, close to the town square and about a 5min walk from the station. Value for money

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Wombats City Hostel Berlin, Berlin, Germany
9.4
23rd Aug 2013

This is the second time I've stayed at wombats in Berlin, and I love it there! Close to Rosa-Luxenburg Platz which is one stop from Alexander Platz station and 3 stops from Berlin HBF. Close to heaps of sights and the Hostel is located in the old East Berlin area. Great place to stay

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, All Male Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Quentin Arrive, Amsterdam, Netherlands
6.9
19th Aug 2013

Its a cheap 1 star hotel so don't expect much. Location is excellent as were the staff at the hotel' they were friendly and helpful. Room not the best but look your not spending the day there its just a place to sleep, so for me it was fine. And it beats a hostel in Amsterdam anyday

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.9
5th Aug 2013

Been here before so when i was back in London i spent 2 weeks here, great place to stay and not too far from London. Only downside is the lack of pressure and the timers in some showers only lasting 8sec. Other than that great place To stay.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Flying Pig Downtown, Amsterdam, Netherlands
8.9
28th May 2013

Very busy Hostel but also very friendly. its not in the red-light district which I preferred, but its only a 10min walk to there. private bar and smoking room only for the use of the Hostel guests so you dont get hassled by locals if you dont want too. Dont expect too much sleep though, this is Amsterdam after all and its a bit of a party Hostel.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Wombats City Hostel Berlin, Berlin, Germany
10.0
23rd May 2013

Great Hostel, located near Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz S-Bahn line which is one station from Alexanderplatz U-Bahn. Hostel is located in East Berlin so there is lots of history around and very close to Alexanderplatz and the TV tower. Very clean hostel with en-suites in room and and staff are friendly. Only thing is that Top Deck tours use this Hostel as one of their stops so it can get a bit crowded and noisy at night. other than that will defiantly be staying there again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Wombats City Hostel Munich, Munich, Germany
9.7
19th May 2013

Great place to stay, close to the Hbf so it's easy to walk too. Only annoying thing is no WIFI in rooms, they say its so people mix but they just sit in the common area making the place look messy not mixing. Oh well other then that great place to stay. Had some great nights in the bar.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Langstars, Zurich, Switzerland
8.3
15th May 2013

Good Hostel in Zürich, there aren't many cheap places to stay, but this one does the job. Get a free drink every night in the Bar and don't let the red light district put you off. It's very tame.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.3
24th Apr 2013

Great Hostel to stay at, the only downside for me was its a bit of a walk from the tube station, but you do go through the High Street and there is a 98 Bus right into Oxford Street which is good. Staff are friendly and the food at the Hostel wasnt bad either.

View Property Reply

Dear Guest Thank you for your review and feedback, We are about 7 to 10 min walking from the tube station, please ask us for the sort cut next time ;). We hope you will choose us again in the future. Regards Robert Palmers Lodge Hillspring

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.6
17th Apr 2013

This is a new Hostel located in Elephant & Castle, everyone says its not a great place, but its fine really. there are bus stops right outside the Hostel that take you almost anywhere in the city. the only problem I had with the Hostel is I booked for 7 nights and because their bookling system is stupid, I had to move room 3 times! very annoying. as were the large groups of school children they take. Other than that, would stay again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Riverhouse Backpackers, Cardiff, Wales
9.7
10th Apr 2013

I will be defiantly be staying here next time I'm in Cardiff, great hostel more like a house, staff are really friendly and helpful and so are the people. Love this place

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Kariba Guesthouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
8.9
29th Mar 2013

Its a great little B&B to stay at, the staff were friendly and the rooms were really clean, the only downside is its a little way out of the centre of the city, but there is a bus stop literally accross the road from the B&B and it only cost £1.50 for a single or £3.50 for an all day ticket on Lothian buses, and the No. 10 bus goes straight into Princess Street. Would stay again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
London Private Rooms, London, England
2.3
18th Mar 2013

DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOSTEL!!! The rooms are cramped, 5 bunk beds in a small room, the facilities are lacking, only 2 toilets and 1 shower per floor of at least 10 people, I'm also potty sure there were people actually living there and not just passing through, no one in the hostel spoke English, there was no 24hr front desk, it's literally a house I a street that people are living in, any problems and you have to call up. I didn't feel safe there only stayed one night then booked another place

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • gavinpwilliams
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.6
10th Mar 2013

Great place to stay, facilities always clean and staff are friendly and helpful. Bar is also a good place to go and have a few drinks at the end of the day. Just beware of the large bus loads of students coming in. Other than that will defiantly stay there again.

View Property Reply

Hello, Thanks for the feedback, sadly March and September are group months :(. Rest of the year we try to avoid them like the plague. Thanks for the feedback.

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

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