Reviews: hadfino6910

Location: England, Gender: Female, Age: 33

Phalarn Inn Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand
83%

We stayed in one of the basic fan rooms which was perfect for us. Lovely people, good restaurant (late night drinks) and pool with a jacuzzi - very reasonable for Koh Samui. Wifi only in the reception area, but lets face it - you're more likely to be on the beach or in the pool.

  • 22nd Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Rancho Grande Hostel

El Chalten, Argentina
83%

Good functional hostel. Only stayed two nights, but could easily stay a week in El Chalten. Showers very hot, wifi is rubbish but the town more than makes up for it. Beer expensive , but that's the town. Beds comfy and dorms quiet.

  • 7th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina
94%

Very good city centre location. Showers, wifi, activities, kitchen, beds - all top notch. Quite a large hostel so could sometimes lack a bit of atmosphere....but we hooked up with an awesome group and drunk all the beer, so that's maybe a bit unfair. Oh, and there was a guitar which made the OH super happy :)

  • 30th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Timbo Posada

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
89%

Very good hostel, ideal for that all important Iguazu trip (and, if you have to choose, I'd recommend the Argentinian side). Good wifi (in every dorm!), own plugs, kitchen a bit small but functional. Pool is fine if you've been on the road for more than a few days (and welcome in that heat). There was a bit of a problem with a leaky toilet (the cistern, not anything gross), sure that's easy to fix :) Oh and fab, super friendly and helpful staff. Very good breakfast

  • 26th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Casa Los Molles

Tilcara, Argentina
94%

Beautiful hostel in a stunning location. Go, enjoy the view and relax. Diego is so friendly and welcoming, as is everyone else there. And delicious breakfast (someone else mentioned the home-made preserves: delicious, especially with the home-made bread) - best way to start the day. WiFi can be a bit iffy, but so what?! Pick up a guitar instead. And there are no lockers, but it's a pretty safe place. Just wish we could have stayed longer. Wonderful, wonderful hostel

  • 20th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Cafayate Backpackers Hostel

Cafayate, Argentina
89%

Love, love, love this hostel. Great atmosphere, lovely garden and run by a really nice family. It's a bit basic, but just go to a Bogoda, grab a couple of bottles of wine then head down to the farm shop and get some cheese. Everything you need to sit in the back garden and have one of the most beautiful evenings of your life :) Enjoy!

  • 15th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


7 Duendes Base Hostel

Salta, Argentina
100%

Really liked this hostel - we went back three times in between our various excursions around northern Argentina. So welcoming, so comfortable (stayed in both dorms and private rooms). Strong wifi (watched Netflix, yay!), lovely showers, nice breakfast. Best of all the staff were amazing and very helpful. We got an excellent overview of the city and a guide to changing money on the blue market (including how to check notes). The housekeeper is sooo lovely, a real sweetheart. Fab hostel!

  • 12th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


La Torre

Tupiza, Bolivia
77%

Good hostel, especially for Bolivia. Typical breakfast of bread, jam, coffee and fruit - not very exciting but enough. Strong wifi, comfy clean bedrooms. Really close to the bus station and the rest of town (hard not to be in such a small town though) Strange thing with the kitchen where you can't cook onions or garlic (my bh is still shocked by that. Hasn't stopped mentioning it since we left) Lovely staff and they organised an excellent horse-riding trip for us.

  • 9th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


60%

Typical of Uyuni, which really is just a one night town. Don't make the same mistake we did and stay more than that. There is nothing to do and only pizza to eat... Excellent hot showers, comfy beds. Rooms are a bit cell-like and there's no wifi. Staff are nice enough. Didn't use the cooking facilities (not when there's 50 different pizza places to try!) so can't comment on that. Whole place needs sprucing up a bit - paint and new carpets would be amazing.

  • 8th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Hostal Eucalyptus

Potosi, Bolivia
89%

Very good hostel - great staff, fab (hot, clean, powerful) shower, good kitchen, great breakfast, powerful (for Bolivia - could Skype) wifi. Only problem (and this isn't the hostel's fault) is that when we stayed Potosi was dead...nevermind, still a lovely host to stay in :)

  • 31st Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Hostal Wasi Masi

Sucre, Bolivia
80%

Good hostel in Bolivia's best city. Very good value for money, good wifi, showers etc. Staff friendly, although it's a bit hectic at times. We arrived quite early in the morning (night bus from La Paz - Bolivian buses go at random times) and were made to feel welcome AND given breakfast before we'd even checked in. Kitchen was a bit small and the bed was a matress on the floor. That's not a bad thing, just a bit of a surprise. A good choice hostel!

  • 29th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Cruz de los Andes

La Paz, Bolivia
80%

Good hostel to explore La Paz from. Had a private room with a powerful shower and very comfy beds. Wifi a bit rubbish, but that's Bolivia and #FirstWorldProblems. No kitchen, but knew that already. Very good breakfast and lovely, helpful staff

  • 23rd Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Hotel Utama

Copacabana, Bolivia
86%

Best breakfast ever! Seriously, not just for Bolivia but for the whole of South America. Amazing breakfast. Good hostel, nice rooms, clean enough, lovely staff etc. Wifi is shocking, but that's Copacabana. Have I mentioned the breakfast?

  • 21st Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Hostel TitiUta

Puno, Peru
86%

Good hostel for a couple of nights. Fantastic breakfast and strong wifi (needed it because I had a hangover at altitude so had a day of NetFlix and Inca Kola - top tip if you get accidentally drunk, Inca Kola cures the very worst of hangovers). Staff were super helpful and arranged our tour of the Islands and bus tickets. Would have liked a kitchen, but that's Peru :) Recommended highly

  • 18th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


94%

Stayed here before and after our Inca Trek. Lovely, lovely hostel with wonderful staff. Just what we needed to prepare and recover from four days of solid walking. We like quieter hostels and this worked well for us. Had all the practical things - good wifi (Netflix whilst we recuperated!), fantastic showers, good breakfast (especially when we upgraded as a treat after the trek). Most of all we felt very welcome and very looked after. Highly recommended!

  • 4th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Banana's Adventure

Huacachina, Peru
89%

Great hostel - good wifi, beds (had a private room), shared bathroom etc. Very clean, especially considering it's built on the side of a sand dune. Didn't make full use of it because I was ill whilst here (nothing to do with Banana's Adventure, all to do with dodgy cerviche in Pisco) but the staff seemed very helpful and activities looked well organised with good value for money. Would recommend.

  • 1st Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


80%

Only stayed for one night - late arrival and early start - so a bit difficult to judge everything. However, we were given a great welcome and the staff were very helpful when we were planning our next steps. Easy to find (if you get the bus tell the taxi driver it's opposite the Museum of Modern Art - MILA), clean, good wifi etc. It's an old building with very high ceilings so can be quite echo-y at night. But after 29 hours on a bus I was more than happy to sleep in a very comfortable bed!

  • 28th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Tangara Guest House

Guayaquil, Ecuador
94%

Beautiful hostel close to airport and bus terminals. Strong wifi, comfortable beds, clean bathrooms. Lovely lounge area (calling it a common area is not quite right). Doesn't fit with the usual hostel description - somewhere that's a bit older and more sophisticated.

  • 25th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Dreamkapture Hostal

Guayaquil, Ecuador
74%

Stayed for two nights whilst trying to organise a bus out of Guayaquil - this hostel is ideal for layovers, quite close to bus and air port terminals. Good wifi, clean room, comfy bed (had a private double) and reasonable shower. Kitchen was strangely under equipped (two pans!) and breakfast, whilst nice, was a bit small

  • 23rd Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Princesa Maria

Banos, Ecuador
97%

We had a lovely few of days at Princessa Maria - a great hostel, with excellent facilities and most importantly a wonderful atmosphere. Our hosts could not do enough to help us and we felt very welcome. If we were more adventurous types then we would have made full use of their assistance in booking activities. Instead we enjoyed Banos real ale pub (Stray Dog - very welcome after months of lager!) and relaxing back at Princessa Maria. Oh, and it's super good value for money!

  • 14th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Hostel Revolution

Quito, Ecuador
91%

Very good hostel, in an excellent location convenient for the old town. We had a private double room - very comfortable, and the extra blankets were appreciated. Best of all - I left my kindle at the hostel and they emailed me to let me know (had realised on the bus to Banos...)

  • 11th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Casa Blanca Hostel

Cali, Colombia
51%

Thank goodness the wifi was strong - it meant that we could entertain ourselves without having to bother anyone else. Which is how it felt at the hostel: that we were a bit of a nuisance. The girl on reception was not very helpful or welcoming, and although she was polite enough it felt like we were inconveniencing her. Some small gripes: four toilets in the hostel and only two were working at anyone time. The room, whilst passably comfortable, hadn't been cleaned properly before our arrival an

  • 7th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


El Hostal de Jackie

Santa Marta, Colombia
71%

Good hostel in a strange town. Stayed here a couple of times on our way to different parts of Colombia's caribbean coast. Convenient, but probably wouldn't stay here again because it felt quite cramped (first world problems). Breakfast was very good though

  • 16th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Mamallena Backpackers

Panama City, Panama
74%

No customer comment

  • 10th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Bambu Hostel

David City, Panama
94%

No customer comment

  • 8th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Shangri la' hostel

Cahuita, Costa Rica
71%

A weird one. The hostel was dirty, run down and had a massive influx of biting ants. BUT, it also had one of the best atmospheres in any hostel we've stayed in and we ended up booking four more nights. I'm usually quite fussy about cleanliness and hygiene, so there must of been something great for us to stay here for over a week.

  • 1st Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel

Monteverde, Costa Rica
97%

We stayed here for two nights and were very impressed. Ronny and his family were very welcoming, helpful and accommodating. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable with a hot, powerful shower. Sleepers is very conveniently located (although everything in Monteverde is conveniently located!)and Ronny helped us make our reservations for the tours (particularly recommend the night tour; I wasn't brave enough for zip wires!) Strong wifi signal throughout and a large, delicious breakfast.

  • 25th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (32 reviews)


Aldea Hostel San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica
86%

We stayed here twice at either end of a very busy week. First time we had a night in dorms - very comfortable, good mattresses and a great night's sleep. Second time we treated ourselves to a private room for a relaxed weekend and it was well worth it. Aldea is very clean, the staff are super helpful and it has hot powerful showers. Wifi throughout, good kitchen facilities and great decor.

  • 22nd Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


O.X. Base Camp

Antigua, Guatemala
89%

No customer comment

  • 4th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Villa Esthela

Antigua, Guatemala
89%

No customer comment

  • 4th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


Hostel Sheck

Tulum, Mexico
80%

Clean, with excellent (powerful and hot) showers, central location, good atmosphere, hosts with excellent local knowledge, great dorm, fab bar, strong WiFi and a lovely breakfast to start the day. Only tip, and this is not because of the hostel but the area, take lots of insect repellant. The mosies are out in force.

  • 19th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)


80%

Bright, clean and welcoming. The beds are very comfortable, facilities fine and sitting on the roof terrace is an excellent way to while away a few hours. Staff are very friendly and helpful - especially obvious newbies like ourselves! Very good location - 2 minute walk from the bus station, and I walk slowly. The free margarita is a lovely touch too. Free breakfast is very simple (cereal, toast and fruit) but frankly I didn't want much else.

  • 11th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (32 reviews)