Reviews: Anonymous

Location: USA, Gender: Male, Age: 19

This is a great Tokyo hostel, the staff is really really friendly, and the facilities very clean. The common room is one of the best I've been to, very easy to meet people here (I was travelling alone). The location is not exactly central (but Tokyo is so enormous that central doesn't really mean anything anyway), but its a nice quiet area right next to the Kuramae subway stop which can get you anywhere in the city, so I was very happy with the location. Highly recommended!!

Hiroshima Hana Hostel

Hiroshima, Japan

This is a great place, the staff are so helpful, the dorm rooms are really good (each bed has curtains for extra privacy which is always a welcome addition), and the location simply can't be beat. Its 5 mins to the train station, and just down the street from the baseball stadium (highly recommend going to a game, even if you're not a baseball fan). And the peace memorial is a short tram ride away. Highly recommended!

BackPacker's Republic

St Petersburg, Russia

This brand new hostel is excellent. All the staff (as well as the owners) were extremely helpful and very fun to be around. The facilities are good, clean, and what you'd expect from a good hostel. Full kitchen too. And location is very good, not on Nevsky, but walking distance, and near a metro station, as well as tons of trolley buses going everywhere. But don't take the dinner they offer every night, its far too expensive (250 rubles) for what you get. Highly recommended hostel though!

TIU Kreschatik

Kiev, Ukraine

Amazing hostel...great atmosphere, and the location is literally in the dead center on the main street, Kreschatik (hence the name). Very small (I think just 13 beds), so you get to know everyone, and Olga is the best host one could even ask for. Just stay here...

Old City Hostel

Lviv, Ukraine

Amazing location (literally in the dead center, and right along the tram line from the train station), and amazing staff. They were both fun to talk to, and very helpful with any questions about the city. And beds were very comfortable. Only complaint is that there's not a full kitchen. So no oven or stove. Just microwave, fridge, and kettle. But puzata hata nearby is cheaper than cooking anyway!

TIU Chernivtsi Backpackers

Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Really good hostel, the only one in Chernivtsi I believe. But there's no reason to go elsewhere anyway. The owners are great, and gave me an awesome tour of both the city and the nightlife, and were generally very helpful. No complaints, great stay there.

The Cozyness Downtown Hostel

Bucharest, Romania

Really great stay here, both other guests and staff (ie Marius) were great. Really small, and the name really fits...its a very cozy place, occupying just one flat on the sixth floor of an apartment building. But facilities are all great, everything is clean, etc. I just wish I could have stayed longer than one night.

Hedonist Hostel

Belgrade, Serbia

Without hesitation Hedonist was the best hostel, and the most fun I've had in 2 months of traveling. The staff (Anja, Katarina, Marjan, MiloŇ°, Elena) were are superb. Anja even made us crepes the first night! Facitilies are great, common area/kitchen ideal for meeting other travelers, and the location just a few minutes from the walking street can't be beat. Thanks Hedonist!

Hostel Mostel

Sofia, Bulgaria

This a very large hostel, especially by Eastern Europe standards. This is fine, except that the common area was very crowded and the atmosphere was not very good for meeting people not staying in your dorm room. But besides this, Hostel Mostel is excellent. Amazingly cheap, very clean, secure, and staff very helpful. Highly recommended in Sofia.


Skopje, Macedonia

Really great hostel, as the reviews suggest, this is far and away the best hostel in Skopje for many reasons: extremely close to the bus station, and just 5-10 mins from city centre. Also, the staff were amazingly helpful and the atmosphere was great for meeting people. Also the curtain for each bed is a welcome addition that few hostels have, but grant extra privacy.


Ohrid, Macedonia

Sunny Lake is the best hostel in Ohrid, no question. The staff are so cool, and are happy to hang out with you or point you in the right direction to any of the sights. But this is definitely a summer hostel; the only heat they have are space heaters in the rooms, so hallways are absolutely freezing, and the hot water lasts 10 seconds if you are lucky. But I had a very nice stay, and they let me check in at 5:30 am and sleep without paying an extra night. So I can't complain!

Hostel Villa Angelina Old Town

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Probably the best location in Dubrovnik in terms of hostels. Very few within the city walls. Naturally its more expensive than Croatian average, but what isn't in Dubrovnik. Great kitchen and common area, comfortable rooms, and no bunk beds. Highly recommended. Only problem is the number of bathrooms; if it was full in high season I could see that being a problem.