Reviews: Anonymous

Alberguinn Youth Hostel

Barcelona, Spain

Only stayed for a quick night (3-4) hours, but the staff was great and the hostel seemed like it would have been a great place to stay longer. I'll try it out next time I go to Barcelona.

The Yellow

Rome, Italy

Great hostel, good location. Can be a bit busy and hectic to actually meet people, though, but that's assumed given the size of the hostel. Bar and food is great. Staff is friendly and courteous. Apart I didn't get on well with a guy of the staff that almost ruined my experience. We'll see if the Yellow actually responds to the email that I sent them about it. Doubt it.

Ostello Gallo D'Oro

Florence, Italy

Good hostel in Florence. Place was a bit quiet when I stayed there, but the staff was excellent and always willing to go the extra mile. Place is so close to being a great hostel, maybe a kitchen or a few more activities to get people to meet each other outside of their respective rooms.

Emerald Fields

Florence, Italy

Hostel is in need of a makeover or a reboot. It's just super-quiet, not very social at all. No sense of community. One of the staff members, Luca I think, was super chill. Not sure why they had to close the kitchen area at 1am, especially if it was dead anyway. Beds are super comfortable though; got a great night's sleep; but you don't want to spend more than a night here.

Ostello Bello

Milan, Italy

Very cool hostel in Milan. The bar area is surprisingly frequented by locals, not just travellers, and I had a great time meeting some locals while I was there. Great, helpful staff, fantastic facilities between the basement, lobby bar, terraces, and kitchen. Easy to be in the heart of it or find a quiet place to relax upstairs. Soap needs to be provided in the rooms - it's unhygenic, esp. when roommates don't use their own. Great time though! Will come back.

Hostel Meyerbeer Beach

Nice, France

Fun hostel in a good location. Easy to meet people, clean and spacious rooms ( I slept in a 4-bed). Stay here!


Stay and explore a local neighborhood and avoid being stuck in the chaos of La Rambla and old town - Barcelona has so much more to offer. You can truly relax here, with couches, a beautiful outdoor area, and lots of natural light. Downtown is only 20min away by metro. Rooms could use lockers, but maybe that's part of the mindset of staying here. A friendly staff tries to make people feel welcome; it's a place where you can look to meet people or just stay invisible and have some alone time.


Ok hostel in a very cool neighborhood. Heard there were some issues with staff reacting poorly to their own double-booking, I hope they rectify that. Some staffers were great, others not so much. Rooms need soap. Rooms need soap. If you don't provide soap, others don't use any. It's unhygenic. Please provide soap.

Pink Panther's Hostel

Krakow, Poland

Clean hostel, great facilities, nice staff who gave great recommendations. But bear in mind that this is inevitably a party hostel. Don't go here if you're solo-travelling and looking to meet fellow travelers and explore Krakow. Don't go here if you intend to try and get some sleep. Go here if you want to get plastered and enjoy the company of 20+ drunk British bachelors that keep people awake through 8am.

Jetpak Alternative

Berlin, Germany

By far one of the best hostels i've stayed at in my travels in Europe. The layout and setup makes for a fantastic way to meet people. Clean facilities, great common area, great location in an alternative section of Berlin. No kitchen, but you'll live with all of the food in the neighborhood. Thanks Julian and Grant for a fantastic time!!

City Backpackers Hostel

Stockholm, Sweden

Fantastic hostel in a great location. Facilities are great and are super clean. Amazing kitchen. Setup is very community-oriented - I met a ton of great people the two nights that I stayed there, and most importantly, the staff CARES about facilitating friendships and cares about the experience of its guests. Feels like a home away from home. Thanks for a great stay! I'll be sure to be back.

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We're looking forward to seeing you again! You really should see Stockholm in May or June, it would blow your mind - it never gets dark! Lena

Old Town Hostel Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden

Great little hostel in the heart of Old Town. Facilities are super clean. The place is designed to be very low-maintenance, so not very good if you're looking for some community, but great if you're looking for a low-key place to get some rest.


Busy hostel in a great London location, easily accessible to most things. Swiss Cottage seems to cater often to large tour groups as opposed to backpackers, so you can feel a bit anonymous while staying there. Privacy curtains around beds are great for privacy, but that may sometimes not be the best thing.

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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you soon. Best Regards, Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage Team