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Central Backpackers Hostel

Luang Prabang, Laos
74%

This place is an actual hostel, a bit rare around these parts, so if that is your thing this place may suit... Staff were nice and helpful. Onward travel & tours organised here. AC didn't work in room. Room had window but was quite dark. Was clean enough & shower was great. Breakfast is the usual Laos bread & egg combination choices. Location an easy walk to night market etc - but there are a lot of other guesthouses in a better location (closer to shops/river/market) that charge less for more.

  • 23rd Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Posh Hotel

Hanoi, Vietnam
94%

It was a pleasure to stay here, and we stayed again when we revisited Hanoi. Staff very helpful, & while tours etc are on offer they are not pushed. Not all rooms have external windows, but the rooms we tried were all roomy with nice feel (& furniture). There is secure lockup if you need bag storage & a safe in the rooms (& at reception). Breakfast is very good, part buffet and the rest cooked to order. Location perfect for everywhere in Old Quarter. Would confidently recommend this hotel.

  • 12th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Waterland Hotel

Hue, Vietnam
89%

Staff always friendly & most spoke fair English. Hot tea offered every time we were in reception & we got a complementary fruit tray brought to the room one afternoon. The room was large & comfy, the bathroom was fine (but with constant water leak near WC). The room was made up & cleaned daily. Wifi was fairly poor a lot of the time, but there were two PC's in the reception area. Basic breakfast but ok. Quiet location (alley access a bit muddy but felt safe) & handy to everything we needed.

  • 8th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Hoa Binh Hotel

Hoi An, Vietnam
86%

Hotel is in a great location for ancient town, everything we required was within a 15 min walk max (most stuff closer). The staff were smilier than expected (after reading other reviews!) and friendly. Our room on the top floor at the back was small with a low ceiling, but had all the advertised facilities (plus bath!). Wifi was fine. Don't miss the buffet breakfast here, there is a lot of choice, and it will be hard to find a better one included in the room price. Would happily stay here again.

  • 5th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Tulip Xanh Dalat Hotel

Da Lat, Vietnam
89%

Location is not in the main backpacker area, but all that is easily walkable in under 10 mins, and to market in 15 mins. Hotel itself very clean with large rooms, some with balconies. Facilities generally very good, however the wifi in our room at least was patchy, but ok in reception area. Breakfast was basic (Egg, baguette, fruit, drink) but better than many. Staff speak reasonable English and are helpful. Booked Countryside tour with Lee through hotel, which was laid back & informative.

  • 2nd Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Truong Giang Hotel Nha Trang

Nha Trang, Vietnam
91%

Hotel is easy to find and just a few metres down an alley, so there is no noise at night. Location is great with shops & restaurants beginning at mouth of alley, plenty to choose from. The beach is much better than expected & only a 5 minute walk from hotel. Staff are really friendly & whilst tours are offered they are not pushed in any way. Must also note Truong Giang has the friendliest cleaners we have come across too! Very happy with our stay here, we did extend it. Recommended.

  • 26th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Kim Hotel

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
89%

Friendly local hotel right in the midst of the backpacker ghetto. Very close to everything but in a (safe) alley away from the noise of main streets. Staff organise tours (for a tiny mark up) through reliable operators, but don't push them if you're not keen. Room was very clean & spacious, it also included a large safe. Room cleaned daily. A cheap breakfast is available if you require it from around 6am. All in all, very happy with our stay here (& extended to 6 nights) Loads to do in HCMC!

  • 20th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Dive Den

Phuket Patong Beach, Thailand
77%

Location is great if you don't want to be in the chaos of closer to the beach. The area is a bit more laid back, but with all you need close at hand, including fresh market, restaurants & bars - but quiet late at night. Not any atmosphere in hotel, & don't expect to meet anyone, but the room was adequate (ours had no window) & cleaned everyday. Great shower. Staff willing to organise tours if needed or shuttles and taxi's. This place was nothing special, but absolutely fine for what we needed.

  • 16th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Nau Here

Kuta, Indonesia
86%

For us the location was fine, the beach is easily walkable (but hardly worth going to). Close to supermarket. Easy for taxi's to find. Staff were friendly & helpful, & offered to prepare our breakfast for us when leaving early. Breakfast is basic, but fine. Room had no window but was clean & comfy, and AC worked well. The shared bathroom had plenty of wc's & hot showers & towels were provided. Would stay there again if in Kuta. Only drawback was the strong smell of mothballs in room!!

  • 26th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Landay Hostel

Santiago, Chile
91%

A really nice hostel and would happily recommend. The place is spottless, with excellent bathroom and kitchen facilities. The kitchen may be small but it is well equipped and very clean. The included breakfast was perfectly fine. All the staff were very helpful. The place has character and a good vibe. Dorms have large lockers. The only improvement could be some comfortable seating in the lounge! A short walk to the Metro makes everything close, but it's still only a 20 minute walk into centre.

  • 29th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


B&B Patricia

Valparaiso, Chile
63%

The staff were reasonably friendly here & our room itself was good: large, clean & with TV & cable. Hot water was available only for 2 hours in the morning, shower was poor, breakfast was apparently available (but at an extra cost), the pc was only to be used 15 mins a day. There was virtually no common area besides the room for eating. The two kitchens were really grotty & poorly equipped. Location was good, but too expensive, & atmosphere was zero. Noisy. Regret paying for 3 days on arrival!!

  • 26th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Quechua Inn

Sucre, Bolivia
80%

Hostel is located a short walk from the centre one way and the bus station the other. The hostel is clean and the staff friendly. The beds left a bit to be desired, but the neighbourhood was quiet at night. The kitchen facilities were probably about average, perfectly fine for basic cooking (and the market is fairly close too). The wifi was ok, and there was a communal pc and TV and movies in the common area. The showers were pretty good, but take your own paper for the toilet!

  • 27th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Hostal Chawi

Coroico, Bolivia
91%

Stating at Hostel Chawi is more like staying with friends than a normal hostel experience. Inti is an excellent host and provides a great breakfast and other excellent veggie meals if required. The views from the hostel are amazing and are worth the price alone. Our room was large and clean with a warm comfy bed. We'd definitely stay again if we were back in Coroico. We booked for one night but stayed for two as it was so relaxing.

  • 18th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)

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Thank you guy for staying here! I really enjoyed the nice time we had together and the nice conversations and drinks as well! Thank you for the nice review and I wish you the best travelling in South America! Greets from Coroico! Hostal Chawi Says Thank you! Inti

Hostel TitiUta

Puno, Peru
94%

Booked TitiUta but when collected by hotel staff they took us to San Antonio Suites instead, as no availability at TitiUta. However the booked price (lower) was honoured. San Antonio Suites was very clean with great staff. Our room was large, warm & comfy, & included cable tv & extra pillows and blankets. The buffet breakfast was really good putting to shame 99% of other Peruvian hostel breakfasts. Wifi was good, & communal PC's available. Free teas available all day. Great location.

  • 12th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Mama Simona Hostel

Cusco, Peru
83%

We arrived just after 6am and we were able to hang out till our room was ready. No wifi in rooms, but the common area (good wifi) a bit cold. Room was small but nice and extra blankets provided if needed; we were very warm. Showers good & hot (but nowhere for your towel/clothes). Basic breakfast provided, with extras available at fair price. Full size storage lockers available. Reasonable travel agency on site. Good location, close to San Pedro market, supermarket, & 5 mins to main square.

  • 7th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Hospedaje Brabant

Nazca, Peru
86%

Staff here were very good and all were helpful with good English. We were welcome to hang out while waiting for a night bus, & luggage storage was no problem. Tours available but no pressure to sell. The rooms are basic (with TV) but clean, and suicide showers worked well. Location is an easy walk to all buses, and two blocks from main square. Although all their advertising promotes the kitchen, guests have no access. A reasonable breakfast is available for 5/7 Soles. Good value for money.

  • 1st Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Kon Tiki Bungalows

Mancora, Peru
83%

This is a great place to relax away from town but still close enough to be there in a few minutes. The dirt track did not put us of popping into the centre, and the walk up takes about 5 mins. Fantastic views from the top! Our room was basic but clean, but did include hammock

  • 21st Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Hostal Yakumama

Cuenca, Ecuador
89%

The hostel is in an old school & has a slightly sterile/institutional feel about it, but it is made up for by the cosy bar restaurant area. Happy hour is not to be missed, and the food is fine too. Basic breakfast included. Facilities are clean, and there are plenty of toilets and showers (which were hot with good pressure). The bed was comfy and warm, but nowhere to hang or store anything in the room. Staff helpful. Location good for main square and bus terminal ($3 taxi or 15 min walk)

  • 19th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Hostal D' Mathias

Banos, Ecuador
94%

Fantastic location, 25 seconds from bus station, & in centre; but noise not a problem. Really good rooms with towels, warm blankets, amazing hot showers & TV. Place was very clean. Staff helpful & friendly & always available 24 hours. Didn't use kitchen but it looked well equipped. Computers available (but wifi poor on top floor). Pool table & hand washing & drying facilities available. Stayed there our last night in Banos, but would have happily stayed longer. Real value for money.

  • 15th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


La Casa del Molino Blanco

Banos, Ecuador
91%

Staff here are excellent, friendly & helpful. The location is under 10 min from buses and centre (Banos is small), & very close to walking trails. The place is spotless, & breakfasts amongst the best you'll get included. This place has a good atmosphere, comfy beds, room storage, & great showers. The only downside was the wifi was poor, & although they are happy to store luggage there was no secure area for it... it sits at the bottom of the stairs, (still there when we got back though!)

  • 11th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Hostel Revolution

Quito, Ecuador
91%

Hostel Revolution is an easy walk to Centro Historico and Mariscal Sucre, and close to public transport for all of Quito & beyond. The neighbourhood seemed perfectly safe, night and day. Staff were friendly & informative. The kitchen was really good (as was the free coffee), There is a sociable bar & TV area & there was a good bunch of people there when we stayed (we booked a night & stayed a week... loads to do in Quito!) The only downside was the showers were hot & cold in cycles. Recommended.

  • 2nd Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


HostelTrail

Popayan, Colombia
83%

We booked here but were unable to get to Popayan due to the road blockades at the time and no buses were running. However we were in contact with Kim at HostelTrail via email and she was extremely helpful with information regarding the situation at the Popayan end. She was also very understanding when we couldn't get there as planned, and we were not charged a cancellation fee. Looks like we missed out on a good hostel. (We've had to put a rating score in to leave a comment)

  • 28th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Casa Camaleón Hostal

Cali, Colombia
83%

Located in San Antonio the hostel is in a pretty good area for restaurants and easy walk to main square. From bus terminal costs about COP7000 in a taxi or 1600 by bus. Hostel was very clean, but little atmosphere when we visited (only two other guests). Dorm rooms quite cramped, but privates better. Good roof deck. Kitchen good but would be too small if place was full. There seemed to be a lot of rules posted all over. Info a bit hard to come by if your Spanish poor.

  • 24th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Tip Top Hostel

Bogota, Colombia
86%

Staff were very helpful, informative & upgraded us to a room with a bathroom for no extra charge. The area is great for exploring La Candeleria & many museums. Our bed was comfortable & the pillows were great. There was not a great backpacker vibe here, however I think the other Tip Top location (a few streets away) is better if that is important to you. One point to note was that the kitchens were not very well equipped but that was fed back to Maria with a positive response from her .

  • 22nd Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Black Sheep Hostel Medellin

Medellin, Colombia
94%

Black Sheep is highly recommended. Kelvin is a mine of info for the local area & onward travel. The hostel is very clean and well equipped (although the kitchen can get very busy). Lots of communal space in different areas. The beds are super comfortable, and the showers absolutely amazing... when they say hot... they actually mean it. Location is good, in a secure neighbourhood, close to metro, supermarket & nightlife. Recommend doing the Escobar tour through Black Sheep too, well worth it.

  • 17th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Palm Tree Hostel Medellin

Medellin, Colombia
91%

The staff here were excellent, genuinely warm & helpful. The hostel was very clean & bathroom facilities were fine. The kitchen was good, with storage provided for each room, and enough pots & pans etc. Breakfast is provided but you make it, good system. Location was great for the central area, 5 minutes walk from Suramericana Metro, & 10 mins taxi from Norte bus Terminal (max COP7,000). Also right next to an Exito supermarket. Would happily recommend this hostel for this area.

  • 15th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Candela & Chocolate Hostel

Santa Marta, Colombia
94%

A had a great stay here, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Location fine for central area

  • 6th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


86%

Excellent location in middle of Centro, but still only 15 min walk to middle of Getsemini. Supermarket and ATM's close by. Hostel was very clean, staff helpful

  • 3rd Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Castle Tam Hostel

San Jose, Costa Rica
91%

Castle Tam is in a great location, less than 10 mins from city centre by bus (stop easy to locate & ride cost $0.50c). Supermarket & fast food close by hostel. The site & room felt secure & the staff were friendly & informative. Area is quiet and the hostel was quiet well before midnight. Our private room had the best hot shower I've had in Central America!! There are two kitchens & plenty of shelf and fridge space. Breakfast is included in price and is had around the corner in a local cafe.

  • 8th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Hotel Guanacaste

Liberia, Costa Rica
80%

Location of this place is great if you are passing through, one block from Pulmitan bus terminal, and 2 blocks from the bus from Penas Blancas if you're coming from Nicaragua. There is a Maxi Pali 5 minutes walk away. The rooms are small, but clean, with fan and bathroom (cold water only) The place is not a backpackers hip place, but has more of a motel feel to it. Staff were not over friendly, but certainly not rude. It was fairly quiet at night. There is a bar, but the rooms are not near it.

  • 5th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


GM Granada Hostel

Granada, Nicaragua
97%

We arrived to find a revamp in progress. Despite this we were warmly welcomed. The owner, Greg, has an amazing vision for this hostel, & we will definitely need to go back to try out the pool and the bar (both almost finished in early July 2013) The staff were extremely friendly, the place was spotless & the kitchen very well equipped. Location is about 10 min walk from square, & directly opposite Tica bus stop. Security is excellent, atmosphere is great. Highly recommended.

  • 25th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Managua Backpackers Inn

Managua, Nicaragua
74%

Location is good for buses to Leon & Granada (from UCA, just over 1km away). There is a mall with supermarket & ATM's within 5 min walk. The hostel is on 2 separate properties 200m apart. We stayed at both & preferred the main house: atmosphere was nicer & kitchen better equipped. Second house was quieter (not that the first one was noisy), & yes here the staff did dominate the TV! Both places felt secure and were very clean. Private rooms a bit overpriced, but would stay again if passing thru.

  • 15th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)


Pause

Caye Caulker, Belize
77%

This place is well located for everything in Caye Caulker, and only about 3 minutes walk from water taxi dock. Maddie is a great host and very helpful. However be aware that there are many animals around, and the smell of their urine is sometimes quite strong. The stand alone buildings seemed less affected. Security seems good, and it's a quiet area. If you're not fond of Maybe think of staying somewhere else...

  • 18th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)

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As previously mentioned, we welcome and value the comments & review by customers because this is how we improve our accommodations but we believe that customers must do their research about the property they want to book not just book & later complaint because of their irresponsibility to do their research i.e. what does one expect to see , find & smell if you go to a zoo? We are as clear as possible on the description of our property.

Hostal Casa La Asunción

Antigua, Guatemala
89%

Location suited us, ten minutes walk from main square, 5 minutes from local market and bus station. Free shuttle from Guatemala City Airport met our flight no problems. Staff very friendly, but could be quite noisy (bear in mind it is their home too). Breakfast was good especially as included in price. Would recommend, the noise was the only issue, otherwise very happy.

  • 18th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (34 reviews)