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Reviews: BubbaB

Location USA, Gender Male, Age 74

  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
European Hostel, San Francisco, USA
8.0
15th Jun 2017

A recommendable stay during an outstanding visit to the city by the bay.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Walk of Fame Hollywood Hostel, Los Angeles, USA
8.9
13th Jun 2017

STUNNING location only stops from Union Station and Patsaouras commuter station with Metro, SENSATIONAL concept incorporating the necessities; FEATURING exceptional artwork that SIZZLES. Reminds of the London SoHostel so much in MINDBENDING clarity of purpose, design and execution with extra space. Forget the old TINSELTOWN when options were few. THRILLING concept and with very few complaints. A movingly fitting CLIMAX to my bucket trip. THX! SOME LIKE IT HOT my dear. No regrets here.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Ardwick House, Blackpool, England
9.1
7th Jun 2017

Smashing location, staff recedes recommandably. Andy's a treat and don't miss the bath w/skylight.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
YHA Liverpool, Liverpool, England
8.9
6th Jun 2017

I drove all night as it were arriving at YHA Liverpool and once adjusted to the blusters discovered a well thought and purpose planned hostel with all the accouterments one could wish beside the Baltic Pub for and a lovely, nay beautiful lady informed me there was an overnight coach Corfu to Athens. OMG

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Generator Paris, Paris, France
6.9
4th Jun 2017

Lavender, anise, Rhone wine, delicious fusion cuisine, truffles, mirrored bunks, all the images conjured by the invoking of Paris were embodied here, plus a stunning rooftop view of the skyline and the cathedral. Maybe the setting sun makes it comparable to a sunset on the caldera, who knows? If this were a yacht, I'd name it "SupercalifragilisticexpialidociouS", you know like in the movie Mary Poppins?

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Birmingham Central Backpackers, Birmingham, England
8.6
26th May 2017

Not easily found. B'ham's is like a labyrinthine maze to Americans since the US' all on grid. The commons area with nooks and cubbyholes, tvs, bar is visionary and didn't mind separate dorms. Highly competent staff if a bit stale. and the clientele revelationary. Dorms are custom designed and cabinet-like milled installations. This could be a series with many fine hostels city + backpackers. Athens Backpackers, Rhodes Backpackers, Fira Backpackers, etc. Any breakfast's smashing.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
SoHostel, London, England
9.1
25th May 2017

Everything was quite superior but the cramping of space was my worry. The neighborhood is quite kinetic as guests luxuriate in sybaritic delights. SoHostel's invitingly accessible also. Thoroughly recommendable and not to be missed.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Vivian Studios, Rhodes, Greece
7.7
20th May 2017

What a hidden gem, Rhodes is. I t was the most prominent on my bucket list. Vivian, sweet as she is, is sitting on a treasure of a hostel located within the honeycomb labyrinth of Lalysos very near the airport road. Wish my time were more abundant today. Take care Vivian until I return to this blessed Brigadoon of Greek Isles.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Zorbas Hotel, Athens, Greece
6.6
16th May 2017

Women love it but it must be Europe -don't drink the water, no paper in the loo, last one out lock the door. Mildly depressing. Travelers were bright and the Bazaar grocer across the plaza, two community desk tops; the nice hand unit shower. Please brighten the lounge dining space immediately. Challenging. The authoritative staff showed me where the now deteriorating Olympic stadium is. Here four days during one of the crippling strikes. Domineering housekeeping.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Soula Hotel, Naxos, Greece
8.6
13th May 2017

Sparkling clean linens, sheets,towels, near port activity and the beaches and we speak your language. Weather not a factor and historical monuments, musems. and the temple on the ridge. Sweet people in charge.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Fira backpackers place, Santorini, Greece
8.3
10th May 2017

It's window-licking good and it's in a perfect location. Dorm size refrigerators in the room, good kitchen-commons space, wonderful views of the island and fields. Santorini's a sensual paradise, at least in my book.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
SmallFunnyWorld Athens, Athens, Greece
8.6
6th May 2017

if this were a yacht, I'd name it THE CAUTIONARY TALE.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Washington DC House, Washington DC, USA
8.3
4th May 2017

Likable, recommendable, amazingly effective and convenient, just hope my shoes are there in the morning, and I don't bump my head on some protruding architectural feature. Thanks so much. I don't prefer having to buzz from one area to another but this is not unheard of by any manner of means.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.6
26th Dec 2016

Wonderful refurbed older monument of a hotel that deserves preservation. My stays here are always infused with multi-multiculturalism and adventure and of course the location in SoBe, omg. Recommendable and a pre-requisite for enjoyment with proximity to Lincoln Rd. the boardwalk and Collins Ave/Ocean Drive. Amazing assortment of personalities and characters changing planes or waiting to hop a cruise liner. The kitchen and patio are delightul staging areas for aspiring chefs, with a pool.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
SoBe Hostel & Bar, Miami, USA
9.1
25th Dec 2016

With so many SoBe hostels and too much similarity, Bed & Schmooze, how could crackle and sizzle be added but not the cost? I've wanted to see Nikki's and the hostel group did Christmas night and the next rotation I won't miss on a gurney with a morphine drip. Incomparable inventory of delightfully interesting wayfarers to be found within. Recommend enthusiastically.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
SoBe Hostel & Bar, Miami, USA
8.9
24th Dec 2016

A bit cramped in multiple areas but the clientele was superior and I met divine creatures which after all is a primary motivator for the backpackers' lifestyle. Eminently recommendable tho the location necessitates legwork. Not a problem in SoBe. Kitchen, pls.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Miami Hostel, Miami, USA
7.1
23rd Dec 2016

I like my stay here once I found it but was inconvenienced by the sheer complication of access to rooms and finding various spaces but it was great and probably underrated and would stay again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
7.1
13th May 2016

If this were a yacht I'd name it "Show & Tell". Great hostels improve with tinkering and diy just like GP and the tree-house concept of space. Close to the Marion Transport Center, and Hillsborough Bd. definitely drop in soon for a slice of fun. And thanks, Keith for the Digiorno pizza slice.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
5.4
9th Mar 2016

Well I say this much. The most unusual experience I've encountered happened in the deluxe room. I mean I've staid in DC and EU when humping was audible but WWW went over the top with a guy humping the mattress until finally his phone shot off. LOL. A likable hostel but the cedar furniture, tho atmospheric, in the dark could be deadly. I mean it's heavy and cumbersome tho very much of the atmosphere. And Josh hadn't yet materialized. Clean tho not antiseptic. Thx. for the memories.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Firehouse Hostel, Austin, USA
9.4
8th Mar 2016

If this were a yacht, I'd name it "Four Stars". Great hostels with hospitality and few encombrements are unusual. Hostels with lockers, kitchens, location, breakfast, affordability and upholstery make a wanderer of me. Hurry in, it's the best.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
7.4
5th Mar 2016

The building itself's a treasured architectural masterpiece. Breakfast, kitchen are super; light and airy cloistered feeling, staff's unabashedly brittle; no one wants to be shot if the water overflows. Mystery and intrigue characterize the top floor, charming dormer windows overlooking landscaping; with tv giving a sense of serenity and personal conquest. Roommates -v. business-like. The pool, pool room, and grounds tbc. V. v. Impressionist. The light oak hard wood floors're v.slickery.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Q4 Hotel, New York, USA
8.9
3rd Oct 2015

I really liked this hostel -really. I pray mgmt. maintains Q4 well, a fabulous and beautiful oasis. If Q4 were a yacht I'd name it "Q4 to Manhattan".

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Ashton House Hostel, Manchester, England
9.7
26th Sep 2015

Delightful structures meet an untimely demise in America often. The gem has a real sense of survival, the location is in back of Shudehill Station. This lovely overnight journey from London was enjoyable as Ashton House is not a third world barracks, thankfully. The computers were additionally £1 the hour. We're learning us Americans to like dining in the basement if the water table cooperates. We have some sayings like "nickel & dime", "hamper scamper", "elbow in the eye" not european

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hola Hostel Eixample, Barcelona, Spain
9.7
16th Sep 2015

The staff and personnel are helpful at all times and the hostel is brand new. Breakfast is included and there nothing surprising. Hot showers, lockers, mattresses, kitchen and terrace- well it is most excellent. The Ramblas, P. de Gracia, Sagrada familia cathedral, and City Park all nearby. The quiet at night is brilliant. HI HHE is so preferrable.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Washington DC House, Washington DC, USA
9.7
8th Sep 2015

Made to feel warm & cozy inside with interesting guests and caring management. Workers devote themselves to hosting a finely tuned experience. I just like this hostel and encourage DC voyagers within for a way house kind of stopover -no unrequited feeling. The €22 nightly is great DC value. The Giant Genie grocery for anything and everything makes a kinetic neighborhood better, not one bit glib.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.9
27th Dec 2014

If this were a yacht, I'd name it -LE PETIT PRINCE- location, location, location. No HDTV, no toaster, no lockers, no geyser, no prob. Still the patio kitchen has a feel of provence I favored. Unforgettable holiday holidaying with an ABBA touch that may not last forever.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.1
26th Dec 2014

Sampling the "full pension" meals was good. MBIH's a youth mecca with activities to wit and a sense of non-stop fun partying. No tears here, just reflective of the SoBe energetic vitality, like a wildly popular night club.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.6
26th Dec 2014

If this were a yacht, I'd name it -INCOGNITO-. The trip requiring two or three Lynx routes is to be factored, 50 & 56 but of course Orlando-Kissimmee's quite vast.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.1
25th Dec 2014

If this were a yacht I'd name it -UNFORGETTABLE II-. Attention paid to detail creates the comforting backpackers' lodge Tampa deserves. Why gripe -this's perfection? These folks eat their hearts out for backpackers yall. ;)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Washington DC House, Washington DC, USA
8.0
30th Jul 2014

I was in house briefly changing transport but the experience was most solid and I was eternally mindful I was in DC.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Canadiana Backpackers Inn, Toronto, Canada
8.9
25th Jul 2014

Leafy glade, Valkyries, and showers omg. This impeccable destination of distinction should not be overlooked by discerning travelers. Maybe they were half so happy having me as I was being there?

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    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
2.0
20th Mar 2014

had to cancel

    • 2.0Value For Money
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  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.9
5th Nov 2013

Surprising mix of personalities; my generous compliments to the owner.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.3
3rd Nov 2013

A blessing and refreshing glimpse of Houston. Grounds and facilities all first class A rating, exquisite, friendly and forgiving. I had considered this location before it became the MR Hostel. The place is flawless and so are the folk, furthermore it veritably crackles with excitement. The continental breakfast alone's worthy of Zagat of Michelin rating. A compound dotted with inviting nooks and niches; fascinating.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.6
16th Oct 2013

Dramatic and dynamic comparable to a Ritz Carlton, really. The dining hall view, the room plans, new and trending furnishings give the impression planners were profoundly devoted to image and perfection. H.I. Chicago's a sophisticated marvel.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • BubbaB
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
St. Vincent's Guesthouse, New Orleans, USA
9.1
19th Mar 2013

Leery of evaluating the hotel industry, accustomed to having doors slammed in my face ringingly; my obsession usually is this is too good and I hope it isn't razed before I return. Thanks v. much. In the past I sensed within beautiful New Orleans had a sanctuary.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
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