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Tiki Lodge

Taupo, New Zealand
83%

Tiki Lodge was a nice if quiet place to stay in Taupo (though considering its winter, was understandable). Great location near the lake and town, though the staff wouldn't let stay in the common room after we checked out, which was annoying as we had a bit of a wait till our bus and it was quite cold outside. The toilet floor was also always wet, which seemed a bit weird.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for feedback. As explained to guest - due to our 11am checkin policy - guests checking out are asked to vacate these areas to allow efficient cleaning of the lodge. It's difficult enough to work around current guests, constantly (politely) asking them to move so we can clean particular areas - let alone working around luggage/extra guests. The guest was offered to come back after cleaning and their luggage was stored for free. Toilet floor wet = guest with poor bathroom manners.

The Dwellington

Wellington, New Zealand
60%

A big let down, this hostel is located quite far away from central town and had terrible wifi which constantly cut out through our time there. The staff were very unprofessional, as when we first turned up the receptionist was too busy to greet us as he was drinking with his mates. Reception was usually shut throughout the day, when some information on the local area would have been beneficial. This seemed more like a place for long term stayers, though a plus was the big supermarket next door.

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Fish Tank Lodge

Kaikoura, New Zealand
91%

A very nice hostel, right on the coast with the added bonus of the coach stopping off right outside. Interesting decorations inside and very nice staff, though it was a bit quiet. Free Wifi was a nice touch.

  • 18th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Jailhouse Accommodation

Christchurch, New Zealand
80%

This hostel makes for an interesting stay, though Christchurch itself was less interesting. Not much to do in the town, but if you are going to stay here, then Jailhouse is one of the better places to stay. It is in a nice location in Addington, though it can get pretty cold during the winter here.

  • 15th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


YHA Franz Josef

Franz Josef, New Zealand
77%

A fairly good hostel to stay in Frans Josef, though not much competition in the area. The staff could have been more enthusiastic behind the counter but no major problems.

  • 13th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Adventure Queenstown Hostel

Queenstown, New Zealand
97%

One of the best hotels I have stayed in. Though it's not the cheapest, they provide free wifi (rare in NZ) great themed nights (e.g. mario cart tournament) and very friendly staff. There was mix up when booking skiing equipment, but they apologised immediately and refunded us the money back so no harm there. Is located right in the centre of town and I would definitely recommend to any people travelling to Queenstown.

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Backpackers HQ

Sydney, Australia
63%

An okay hostel, though the bathroom was tiny for a 10 bed room. Was rather unclean as well, though if your going there to party it is right near some good bars and has a good atmosphere.

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Cairns, Australia
89%

The rooms and bathrooms were clean although our bathroom had a window that people could see through. The hostel was close to the centre of town and had a mall very close by. All in all a nice hostel!

  • 22nd May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Tanaya Bed & Breakfast

Kuta, Indonesia
91%

Tanaya B&B was a really comfortable place to stay in Bali. Roughly 10 mins from the beach and with a great range of bars and restaurants on the same road. The staff were really nice as well, although if your looking to meet other travellers, this place probably isn't for you.

  • 18th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Nick's Homestay

Ubud, Indonesia
83%

A unique place to stay in Ubud. The garden surrounding the rooms is beautiful and creates a really nice atmosphere. It is also located very close to the monkey forest and a few shops and restaurants. There is no Air-con, though that seemed a regular trait throughout Ubud, and it could be annoying trying to locate the staff as half the time there was no-one at the desk.

  • 15th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


The InnCrowd Backpackers Hostel 2

Singapore, Singapore
89%

A fun hostel, with a large common room that holds a friendly atmosphere. Is located right in little india and is surrounded by good bars and restaurants. The only negatives are the bathroom which is full of bugs and the lack of wifi in the bedroom. A big plus was the free scooter tour; was really fun and got to see a lot of Singapore.

  • 7th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


BackHome Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
89%

A big hostel that provided a good free breakfast and was very clean. The staff could have been more informative, but overall this is a good place to stay in KL. Located near china town which was useful.

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Kimberley House

Penang, Malaysia
91%

A nice hostel, with friendly staff.

  • 29th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Pak-Up Hostel

Krabi, Thailand
77%

An underwhelming hostel in an underwhelming town. The staff were rather uninterested eventually booking us transport to Malaysia which didn't even drop us off at the right location. Despite the hostels flaws it was probably one of the better hostels in the area.

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


The Boardroom Beach Bungalows

Koh Samui, Thailand
94%

Some great bungalows right on the beach. The surrounding area isn't great, so you have to decide whether you want a relaxing stay on the beach, or the more busier touristy area. The owners are really nice and helped to create a good atmosphere, even offering to help bake a cake for my birthday.

  • 21st Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Koh Tao Central Hostel

Koh Tao, Thailand
60%

A poor hostel in a great location. Right near the pier and surrounded by good bars, restaurants and diving instructors. The rooms are too dark though, there is no sort of atmopshere, the bar across the road was pretty poor and the showers and toilets were horrible, regularly full of bugs and very smelly. If you don't mind where you are staying its probably a good option for koh tao given the location.

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Ringside

Koh Phangan, Thailand
97%

Great option if you are up for partying, there is a fun atmosphere and when we turned up during the thai new year, they had tanks of water and water guns set up so everyone could have a water fight, If you are just looking for somewhere to sleep it probably isn't for you.

  • 13th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Green Tulip House

Chiang Mai, Thailand
94%

The staff here made it a really fun place to stay in Chiang Mai, creating a good atmosphere and having great knowledge of what to do in the area. The location was a bit out from the nightlife area, but as the main attractions are outside Chiang Mai, it doesn't matter.

  • 6th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Lub d Bangkok Silom

Bangkok, Thailand
94%

A great place to stay in bangkok, has a fun communal area and great facilities. The only criticism I would have is that the staff didn't have much useful knowledge of the area or bangkok really.

  • 2nd Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Bou Savy Guesthouse

Siem Reap, Cambodia
63%

First place of stay on our RTW trip that we didn't like. The staff seemed to want to overcharge whenever they could, while we weren't told beforehand that a room with AC would be a much higher rate than the one quoted on here. There was a lack of any atmosphere and the tour for the ankor temples was poorly planned out.

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


The Mad Monkey

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
89%

A great hostel, with an excellent restaurant opposite the street and a good atmosphere for the guests. It is let down by its location (not really near the big sight seeing locations) and staff in the hostel, who were rather lifeless whenever I saw them (polar opposites of the restaurant staff it should be said).

  • 28th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Diep Anh Guesthouse

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
86%

This is a nice guesthouse, with some friendly staff. It isn't too far from all the centre of the city and is near some good bars. We had a bit of an ant problem in our room and didn't have our towels changed while we were there, but a nice cheap option for ho chi minh.

  • 24th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Mojzo inn

Nha Trang, Vietnam
100%

One of our favourite places we have stayed at so far on our RTW trip. The staff are so friendly and energetic and the breakfast is well worth getting up for, with the poached eggs topping the list. Very cheap place to stay as well and is literally down the road from the beach :)

  • 21st Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Hoa My Hotel

Hoi An, Vietnam
91%

A nice hotel, very cheap with a good location opposite a great place to grab a bite called cafe 41.

  • 16th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Valentine Hotel

Hue, Vietnam
91%

A good hostel in a great location for places to eat. The staff were very helpful in setting up a tour for us and giving us local information on where to go. The breakfast could be more varied, but i'm just being picky.

  • 14th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Hanoi Serendipity Hotel

Hanoi, Vietnam
97%

A great budget hotel to stay at. It's cheap, has a very good free breakfast and large rooms. The only thing we found was that the staff tended to try and sell you a lot of stuff, otherwise it was a very enjoyable experience.

  • 8th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


89%

A very good hostel with a cool bar attached. It had good showers and was bang in the middle of where you wanted to be in Shanghai. The staff were pretty stand-offish, but then we didn't really need them to be fair.

  • 26th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


77%

We had a great time in Beijing at this hostel, it had a good location and felt very secure. The hostel staff even sent on my phone (after I forgot it) to the next hostel. The only criticism would be for the bathroom which had a weird layout and never seemed to drain properly, leaving a wet floor almost constantly.

  • 21st Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)


Barcelona Central Garden

Barcelona, Spain
89%

I thought the staff were really helpful, they gave us some useful hints of where to visit and what bars to choose, while they were always open to questions. I would recommend to friends.

  • 20th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (29 reviews)