Reviews: gavinpwilliams

Location: Australia, Gender: Male, Age: 29

Igloo Backpackers Hostel

Nottingham, England
86%

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.

  • 30th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


The Westend Hostel

Edinburgh, Scotland
63%

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.

  • 28th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Great Glen Hostel

Loch Ness, Scotland
83%

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

  • 26th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Alba Hostel Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland
80%

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.

  • 24th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Lagan Backpackers

Belfast, Northern Ireland
83%

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

  • 23rd Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Snoozles Hostel Galway

Galway, Ireland
89%

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

  • 21st Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


86%

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.

  • 19th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Abbey Court

Dublin, Ireland
86%

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.

  • 17th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Keystone House Kings Cross

London, England
77%

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.

  • 15th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
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

City Hostel Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland
89%

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.

  • 23rd Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Archi Rossi Hostel

Florence, Italy
83%

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.

  • 20th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Freedom Traveller

Rome, Italy
46%

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!

  • 15th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Ostello S. Fosca

Venice, Italy
83%

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.

  • 11th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Wombats City Hostel Munich

Munich, Germany
94%

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

  • 7th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


97%

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.

  • 3rd Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Hostel Santini Prague

Prague, Czech Republic
91%

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.

  • 30th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Mosquito Hostel

Krakow, Poland
100%

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

  • 27th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Wombats City Hostel Berlin

Berlin, Germany
94%

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

  • 23rd Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


The Quentin Arrive

Amsterdam, Netherlands
69%

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

  • 19th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


89%

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.

  • 5th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Flying Pig Downtown

Amsterdam, Netherlands
89%

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.

  • 28th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Wombats City Hostel Berlin

Berlin, Germany
100%

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.

  • 23rd May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Wombats City Hostel Munich

Munich, Germany
97%

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.

  • 19th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Langstars

Zurich, Switzerland
83%

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.

  • 15th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


83%

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.

  • 24th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
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

86%

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.

  • 17th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


97%

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

  • 10th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


Kariba Guesthouse

Edinburgh, Scotland
89%

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.

  • 29th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


London Private Rooms

London, England
23%

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

  • 18th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)


86%

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.

  • 10th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (30 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
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.