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Reviews: VSWells

Location England, Gender Female, Age 22

  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Yes! Porto Hostel, Porto, Portugal
9.1
25th Jul 2016

Staff were super lovely and there was a great atmosphere - the links with the tour guide operators were actually really helpful, and there was a fun vibe!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Bru Bar & Hostel, Cork, Ireland
7.7
23rd Jul 2016

Perfectly pleasant place, very small bedrooms but a nice atmosphere.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Khaosan Tokyo Kabuki, Tokyo, Japan
9.1
14th Aug 2015

Lovely place with a nice vibe and the 4-person dorms are a good size. Staff were so helpful when I got into difficulties, and helped me with my Japanese too!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Couple, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Zabutton Hostel, Tokyo, Japan
8.0
13th Aug 2015

Nice enough place, and staff were very helpful after I lost my passport there - but a bit of an industrial vibe.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Couple, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Asakusa Ryokan Toukaisou, Tokyo, Japan
8.9
24th Jul 2015

Nice little place in Asakusa with great directions to find it. Twin rooms are futons and have ensuites, very cosy.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
9.4
16th Jul 2015

Loved the location and the staff were very helpful! Lovely place to stay and the curtains round the bed were a nice touch for privacy.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Oak Hostel Zen, Tokyo, Japan
8.6
24th Jun 2015

Nice place near the station and within easy walking distance of Ueno Park. Very clean and safe to the point of feeling slightly sterile, but the showers were great!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
United Backpackers, Melbourne, Australia
8.3
30th Mar 2015

Lovely location in the centre of Melbourne with a really chill bar.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Bunk Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia
7.4
28th Mar 2015

Near the bars, far from the city. Nice atmosphere but the rooms felt a bit cramped.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Bounce Sydney, Sydney, Australia
8.9
23rd Mar 2015

A little expensive, but always something going on! The roof terrace was lovely but not the best for non-drinkers.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Canberra City YHA, Canberra, Australia
7.7
21st Mar 2015

Standard youth hostel. Annoying the café has such limited opening hours.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Base St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia
8.3
18th Mar 2015

Party hostel. Hope you like kids drinking and smoking. But the staff were lovely and the en suites were great.

View Property Reply

G'day there, We appreciate you leaving a review. Although it seems that we weren't the best hostel suited for you you still seemed to enjoy our facilities, and appreciated our friendly staff and location. We wish you the best on our future travels :-) Best wishes, BASE MANAGEMENT

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Ashfield Hostel, Dublin, Ireland
8.6
24th Jul 2014

Excellent security and great location near Temple Bar and Trinity College. Atmosphere was quite relaxed - people didn't really talk to each other. Free breakfast was nice and cooking facilities got used by lots of guests.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Guest House Kinta, Kyoto, Japan
9.1
10th Apr 2014

The PIN code to access the girls' dorm was a nice touch. The beds are huge and very comfortable, and though the WiFi was a bit dodgy, there was a Mac downstairs for all to use. However, don't stay here if you're allergic to dogs - there was an adorable one running around!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Kyoto UTANO Youth Hostel, Kyoto, Japan
7.7
7th Apr 2014

Utano is not really suited for lone travelers. The 11.30pm curfew and location in a North-West Kyoto suburb make it very pretty but not suited to nights on the town. It would be great for groups of schoolkids, but not for adults. There isn't WiFi in the rooms, and no showers (only a really nice onsen, which might not be for everyone). But the staff were nice and breakfast was reasonably priced.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Daikoku Hostel, Osaka, Japan
8.3
4th Apr 2014

Nice location and helpful staff.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Khaosan Kyoto Theater, Kyoto, Japan
9.4
4th Apr 2014

Theater isn't on Google Maps, so it can be a pain to get to - make sure to take a map with you, as taxi drivers don't know either! But it's in the heart of Kyoto, and the attached bar is awesome. The staff were lovely and the atmosphere was great, especially in the downstairs bar that's open at the weekend.

View Property Reply

Thank you for your feed back. We are trying to be on Google map but it takes a while to done. Sorry...Instead we have good advice for access on our website :) We are very happy that you liked our bar, we will make it even more exciting place for our guest!! See you next time ;)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Jiyujin, Kyoto, Japan
9.4
2nd Apr 2014

The staff were absolutely lovely, and the building is in traditional Japanese style, built by one of the receptionist's fathers! However, this isn't a party hostel: it was full of domestic tourists and older people, not so much backpackers, but it made a nice change of pace.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
MidTown Hostel, Nottingham, England
8.6
10th Oct 2013

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
International Budget Hostel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
6.9
16th Sep 2013

Not the hostel for socialising, unless your version of socialising involves smoking weed. But as a cheap bed in the centre of Amsterdam I can't complain.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Art Hole Hostel, Prague, Czech Republic
9.1
14th Sep 2013

Lovely location, lovely staff, lovely decor. The kitchen and living room were a bit cramped, and the free breakfast was basic but a bonus.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
9.1
7th Sep 2013

Very clean, very good location with excellent travel links, and within walking distance of lots of attractions - and the on site bar was a nice bonus!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
8.9
11th Aug 2013

Asakusa is a lovely bit of Tokyo near the Sumida River and Khaosan Tokyo Annex is a fairly short walk from the metro station, which has direct stations to Shibuya and Narita Airport. The hostel is very comfortable, with good beds and very affable staff.

View Property Reply

Thank you very much for staying with us. We appreciate your rating and feedback, too. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We will keep doing our best to make our place more comfortable and convenient. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you very much again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
J-Hoppers Hiroshima Guesthouse, Hiroshima, Japan
9.1
8th Aug 2013

J-Hoppers in Hiroshima was incredibly nice to stay in. The atmosphere was lovely, there were sightseeing guides all over the place and the walls were decorated with pictures of other happy hostel guests. The staff were happy to point us to the best okonomiyaki places and bars, and I would definitely stay here again if I returned to Hiroshima.

View Property Reply

Thank you for your staying with us Veronica!! Did you enjoy Hiroshima? I hope so. We are glad to see your review. Please come back again in some day!! We are waiting for you~~!!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Mikado, Osaka, Japan
8.9
5th Aug 2013

Though Hotel Mikado is in the less picturesque bit of Osaka, it is close to Spa World (which was recommended highly) and not far from Shin-Imamiya station. The rooms were comfy and also very cheap, and the common area in the reception downstairs was very neat and the staff were very helpful.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Takama Guest House, Nara, Japan
9.1
4th Aug 2013

Firstly - all travellers going to Japan should make time to visit Nara. It is absolutely beautiful. Secondly - Takama Guesthouse is very nice to stay in, close to Kintetsu Nara station and a fairly short walk from JR Nara. I was only there for a night but it was incredibly pleasant and the free green tea was a nice touch! Possibly the comfiest bed I slept in, in the whole of Japan!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Mundo Chiquito, Kyoto, Japan
9.1
1st Aug 2013

There was a huge trunk by each bunk with a padlock, in which you can easily store a large suitcase or rucksack. The beds were very comfortable and it was lovely to walk past Nijo-jo (the World Heritage Site castle) every day on the way to the bus stop! The staff were lovely, the showers were good, and the common area was very pleasant to hang out in.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hidatakayama Guesthouse Tomaru, Hida Takayama, Japan
8.3
31st Jul 2013

Takayama is a pleasant city a little off the beaten track and this was a lovely place to explore it from.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Lub d Bangkok Siam, Bangkok, Thailand
8.0
21st Jul 2013

The hostel was very nice - it was clean, close to central attractions and had excellent showers. However, the price of a twin room was much higher than in many of the other hostels I stayed in and it felt rather clinical. It was not the best value for money, but might be if you book a dorm room instead.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Aoi Garden Home, Chiang Mai, Thailand
9.1
19th Jul 2013

Aoi Garden Home is a pretty hostel near the middle of Chiang Mai and is within easy walking distance of lots of interesting sights. The eponymous garden is lovely and there is a beautiful pagoda to sit in. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and the beds were incredibly comfy.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Ayutthaya Place Youth Hostel, Ayutthaya, Thailand
8.0
17th Jul 2013

This youth hostel was in a good location within walking or cycling distance of many of the famous wats. The hostel itself was a little lacking in personality and the room looked like it was in a shed, but it was very comfortable.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
U-Baan Guesthouse, Bangkok, Thailand
9.1
15th Jul 2013

U-Baan was a lovely place to stay in and not too hard to find. It was a little removed from the centre of the city but close by to a metro station to travel around. The atmosphere was lovely and Joy, the owner, was very kind and helpful.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Old Penang GuestHouse, Penang, Malaysia
8.0
13th Jul 2013

Old Penang Guesthouse was a fine place to stay in, in the middle of George Town. The twin room was spacious and the laundry service was excellent, and it was nice to have breakfast provided. The atmosphere was a little lacking but it was a boon to be able to connect to the WiFi all over Penang, not just in the hostel, thanks to the Penang Free WiFi code provided.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Step Inn Guest House and Hostel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7.4
11th Jul 2013

I stayed in a twin room with my friend and it was very cheap, even by Malaysian prices! It was fairly easy to access and close to a nice Hindu temple but seeing a rat running around the common area slightly marred my impression.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • VSWells
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Footprints Hostel, Singapore, Singapore
9.1
8th Jul 2013

Footprints was the first hostel I stayed in and, while it was a little hard to find in the winding streets of Little India, the location was good and the beds were very comfy.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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