Reviews: mindyvr

Location: USA, Gender: Female, Age: 27

Nimbin Rox YHA Resort

Nimbin, Australia

I loved my stay at the Nimbin Rox! Would've loved to stay longer and lounge in the hammocks under the big tree forever. A brisk 15 minute walk gets you into town. Make sure you plan ahead re: munchies or food because everything in town has weird hours or closes early. Otherwise, just kick back and relax! I'll be back :-)

Byron Beach Resort

Byron Bay, Australia

The staff rocks and it's right next to he beach which is great! The wifi is slow even though you have to pay for it :-( all the hammocks around are lovely for lounging. Wish there were bigger lockers in the dorms, you couldn't fit much in them and due to this everyone's stuff was everywhere. They didn't clean every day, meaning sand was all over the floor. The private rooms look awesome though; I'd book one of those next time.

Brisbane City YHA

Brisbane, Australia

Great facilities! Love the rooftop pool, movie room, and the huge kitchen. I just wish the bathrooms were cleaned more often since they were quite dirty. There were also some people at reception who did not seem the least bit interested in being helpful. Would also be helpful to let guests control the television; having to go down two floors to reception every time you wanted to adjust anything was quite irritating. Other than that, this is a great hostel!

United Backpackers

Melbourne, Australia

Nice brand new hostel. But they seem to have opened up too soon; the bar isn't finished and has no atmosphere to speak of. You can't bring in any alcohol whatsoever. Their guest policy is also ridiculous. You can't have any friends anywhere in the hostel, not even in the bar. Wifi was fast and the location was awesome. It's just a shame that there's too many strict rules. Almost perfect, but not quite. Maybe I would stay again once the place is actually finished and they've chilled out a bit.

Blue Parrot Backpackers

Sydney, Australia

I loved my stay at the blue parrot! It feels like home, and has a nice atmosphere. No frills, but they have everything you need. Wifi is slow but free so I can't complain too much. All the stores and shops you need are right there. Thanks blue parrot!

USA Hostels Hollywood

Los Angeles, USA

The location simply cannot be beat. It's just off of Hollywood Blvd. I also loved the privacy pods with the little light, shelf, and outlets. The upstairs hangout room was underutilized; not sure why. The free breakfast was great! Make sure you sign up early for the shuttle to Venice Beach, I had to take a different shuttle which wasn't free but still a pretty good deal. I saw the people who worked at the hostel constantly cleaning the place which was nice. I'd stay here again!

The Backpack

Cape Town, South Africa

I loved my stay at the Backpack! The beds were comfortable in the dorm and I slept soundly. The staff, especially Paul and Lisa were fantastic. They made me feel at home and they were always happy to chat with me and give me advice. Only a couple of suggestions: some of the lockers in the dorm were broken and didnt close properly. And with such a big hostel a lot of the bathrooms were always occupied! I was only able to find three but there must be more somewhere else? Thanks guys, I'll be back!

The Hippo Backpackers

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Great location right by all the Stanley st restaurants, however this hostel is in need of an update. It looks worn out and tired and like its best days are behind it. There's not really any atmosphere to speak of, but a fine place to sleep.

Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

Durban, South Africa

A bit grimy and dirty (saw cockroaches on the stairs and under the bed in the big dorm, but only on my first night). However, tekweni has a great vibe overall and the staff was helpful. Great location. Internet was a little spotty but at least it was free!

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Thanks for the great review. We do have a pest control company service us monthly but we will check out those spots. Glad you enjoyed the Tek's thing!

Mbizi Backpackers Lodge

Johannesburg, South Africa

Very chill hostel. Not pretentious and feels like home. It is quite small but I didn't mind that. My flight arrived early and Patrick sent someone to come get me right away. He also arranged for an excellent tour of Soweto and the apartheid museum with Jabu. Highly recommended! Grocery store is a 15 minute walk. Beds were comfy and wifi available. What else do you need? Thanks for the good times, Pat!


Amsterdam, Netherlands

I absolutely loved staying at Cocomama! From the minute I got there the ladies who worked at the hostel made me feel welcome. The vibe was super chill and even though I was traveling alone I was able to meet all kinds of fun people to hang out with. The hostel was impeccably clean and the beds were INSANELY comfortable. Add an adorable hostel cat to the mix, and I'm worried that Cocomama has spoiled me for all future hostel visits! Will definitely be staying here again the next time I'm in town!