Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Canada, Gender: Female, Age: 26

Heathrow Lodge

Heathrow, England
91%

Fantastic that the hostel has a free transfer to your airport terminal. We stayed for one night (between flights) and this place was a life-saver. A couple of pubs around as well for a night cap. Comfy beds and good security. Would definitely stay again.

  • 24th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Full Moon B&B

Santorini, Greece
97%

Wonderful location, 7 minutes from Parissa beach (famous black sand). Internet actually worked in our room (to our surprise) and the air conditioner was heavenly. Check-out was nice and late (12noon) so you could leisurely ready yourself for leaving. Many restaurants and places to rent scooters/quads around. Fantastic :)

  • 21st Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Paraga Beach Hostel

Mykonos, Greece
43%

If they could this hostel would charge you for the air you breathe. You needed to buy a drink to sit by the pool, you needed to purchase a chair to sit by the sea and a .67 cent yogurt was 2 Euro at there 'mini market'. The restaurant has a a small selection of unhealthy fast food, even the veggie pita is stuffed with fries. Its more of an un-organized camp ground situated between 4 clubs (competing for loudness) with music blasting 24/7 so sleeping is quite difficult if not impossible.

  • 18th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We have a very nice salads, and fruits why you dident tried them? we a really in the midle of the club action in MYKONOS what can i do for that? thus people also want from mykonos to party. Yes it cost the yuogurt because we sell the best greek brand high quality product. we support grek companies in our place

Paradise

Syros, Greece
94%

Wonderful double bed private room, had a fridge, air conditioning, hot water shower, clean water (many of the greek islands attempt to de-salinate the water with poor results, not this one!), and a little patio with a table and chairs to eat meals on! The owner was very accommodating when asked if we could have a double room instead of a twin. Lovely staff cleaned and gave us fresh towels everyday. Just a 30 second walk to the market street!

  • 16th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Students & Travellers Inn

Athens, Greece
86%

This was a very nice place to stay and the A/C was wonderful at night. The slight drawbacks include: no laundry facilities, the advertised bar was indefinitely closed, no self-serve kitchen facilities (although they did have breakfast being served). Pros include: wonderful common area on a large outdoor (covered) patio, WiFi everywhere (even the rooms) no lock-out time. I would definitely recommend!

  • 12th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Residenza Sveva

Bari, Italy
97%

The only downside was that the owner requires that you call him to give an arrival time. We did not have a cell phone travelling so this was an annoyance, but the place is gorgeous, free breakfast and air conditioning (and your own remote!). Also the internet was temporarily down.

  • 10th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Brando e Gio

Rome, Italy
89%

Air conditioned (with remote), lovely staff, no lock-out times (for our double bed shared bathroom private room), it was a lovely experience especially we were a bit sick (unrelated). When I alerted the staff to the cold shower, they promptly fiddled with the piping in the next room and the problem was fixed! They were very helpful and this is definitely worth the $ we paid :).

  • 7th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Ivanhoe Hostel

Rome, Italy
86%

No customer comment

  • 4th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Ivanhoe Hostel

Rome, Italy
94%

Out of the 12 countries we've visited we've never stayed at a hostel like this. The staff we're fantastic and over the top friendly. Having breakfast with Veeky (staff member) always put a smile on our face and started the day off great. Salvatore, the owner, made an amazing pasta dinner two of the four nights during our stay and was sure to introduce himself the second we arrived also offering us some lunch and fresh juice. Definitely a hostel highlight for our 5 month trip!! Highly recommended

  • 3rd Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Hotel Genzianella

Florence, Italy
100%

This hostel was a wonderful choice. The owners were so helpful upon check-in, they immediately offered us a bottle of water (free!) as we were so exhausted from the heat outside! He gave us a map and a full layout of the city. It's air conditioned, Wi-Fi in the rooms, ensuite WC, free breakfast (with a good variety of items) and has a common room! Absolutely so pleased we stayed there!

  • 31st Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Ostello Corniglia

Cinque Terre, Italy
91%

Staff were exceptionally helpful with letting us borrow cutlery for breakfast even though we didn't purchase their breakfast. Just wonderful hospitality. Plus air conditioning!

  • 29th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Ostello Corniglia

Cinque Terre, Italy
86%

Excellent hostel for coastal-seaside town. As long as you are fully aware of when their lock-out times are, it is a wonderful place. The air-conditioning is a helpful addition, although it is shut off at 6am everyday. The staff were extremely helpful: we wanted to book an extra night and they had room for my boyfriend but no more availability in the female dorm. The staff went out of their way to get a cot out for me just so we wouldn't have to move hostels! Very courteous.

  • 28th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


PLUS Camping Jolly

Venice, Italy
86%

This is a camping/tenting/cabin village. You will not need a tent if you book through HostelWorld, it is a tent-cabin they provide you with. The location has wonderful facilities, although no guest kitchen, there is a restaurant and market on site with fairly reasonable prices. I would absolutely stay there again and don't worry about the location; they have a shuttle that goes to and from Venice for 2.50 Eur one-way or 4 Eur both ways.

  • 25th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


A Plus Hostel

Prague, Czech Republic
63%

Although there were no lockers for bags, they provided you with a safe box for your valuables. The free breakfast is a buffet, but be aware its mainly leftover food from the previous day: hotdogs, salami, macaroni & cheese, potato salad, coleslaw, cheese, tea/coffee, cereal, toast, yogurt. Too bad there was no fruit, it was kinda heavy for the morning. The internet was dodgy too, only quick when few others were using it and only range enough for the main floor. Overall it was an okay hostel.

  • 11th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Interhostel

Stockholm, Sweden
86%

We generally enjoyed this hostel but a few things could be improved; more functional stove elements (there was only 2 working), alcohol should be allowed in the lounge/kitchen area, air conditioning inside the whole building should be set lower at night to help people sleep (some rooms don't have windows), rooms without windows should be provided with a fan. The staff were great, receptive to notification of the broken stove, but annoying with the alcohol ban and no noise passed 22:00.

  • 3rd Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


City Public Hostel

Copenhagen, Denmark
74%

Kitchen has a good working space, it is very large with multiple fridges (toaster oven too). 66 bed dorm is in a gymnasium with privacy barriers set up every 2 bunks with lockers (bring padlock). Nice showers and chill out area and internet (WiFi) was quick enough for Skype. Yes, would definitely recommend!

  • 30th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Pegasus Hostel

Berlin, Germany
91%

The optional buffet breakfast is 5 Eur; a bit expensive. If you bring your own food there is a guest kitchen and a wonderful courtyard/patio to enjoy too. Very, very affordable and 8min walk from the train station Berlin Ostbanhof. Would definitely recommend!

  • 26th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


The Tent Munich

Munich, Germany
80%

This place was just wonderful, it has three options for accommodation: 100-bed dorm tent, tent for floor sleeping, and tent pitching (if you brought one). Excellent atmosphere and on-site meals with a guest kitchen for cooking. Very affordable!

  • 25th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Hotel Victory

Marseille, France
86%

Maybe a guest kitchen would be worth some consideration? Other than that, very nice rooms and very nice staff!

  • 19th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Bedcelona Gracia

Barcelona, Spain
34%

Let me list what was below-par at Bedcelona: the women's one toilet at no toilet seat (for 32 people) and the last day it was purchased as a favour, the breakfast was not included but 1.50 Eur extra (not bad) but there was often not enough food, the rooms are not rooms (they are separated by a 3/4 wall that allows all light and noise to pass between rooms), air conditioner VERY noisy, they charge to leave your luggage before check-in and after check-out, etc. Simply put, we would not recommend.

  • 17th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Urbany Hostel Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
80%

When we arrived, we were told that our reservations were changed and that we could not longer be in the same room. After a bit of discussion, they were able to make it so we were in the same room for both nights, but I'm sure that resulted in someone else's reservation getting changed.

  • 15th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Grand Luxe Hostel

Seville, Spain
100%

Wonderful hostel and the staff really do go out of their way to help you. When we had to leave at 8am for a train, the staff encouraged us to eat breakfast (free breakfast from 9-11am) even though it was before the serving time! Excellent showers too and the A/C in the rooms have remote controllers! Super free walking tour too!!

  • 14th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Grand Luxe Hostel

Seville, Spain
100%

Rooftop patio to watch the sunset over Sevilla? AWESOME!! Plus each room had a remote for their air conditioner

  • 13th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


No Name City Hostel

Madrid, Spain
80%

No customer comment

  • 12th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


No Name City Hostel

Madrid, Spain
66%

We found out that any key from any other room will open your dorm. Not only that, but the dorms do not automatically lock when they close (only lock when user intentionally locks door from outside). The lock on my safe could open with any chiseled object turned in the slot. When I brought this to the attention of the staff on the first day, it was taken note of, but no action taken, nor was I given a new safe to use (room 305, bed 14).

  • 10th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Hotel Stars Bordeaux Gare

Bordeaux, France
66%

Great if you like boat themed hotels

  • 9th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Hotel Stars Bordeaux Gare

Bordeaux, France
86%

No customer comment

  • 8th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Hotel De Fierlant

Brussels, Belgium
86%

No customer comment

  • 2nd Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Boomerang Hostel

Antwerp, Belgium
51%

There is a make-shift kitchen with an over-stuffed fridge with rotting food. You would be lucky to put your items in and not have them stolen. Twice in 3 days our food was taken. After bringing it to the attention of the owners, I got a shug. If there were shelves installed as other hostels have, there would be less food theft. Do not leave any food in the kitchen. Smoking allowed in kitchen and in lounge. I normally don't mind cigarette smoke, but it was bad. Lastly, no lockers and no keys.

  • 28th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


2GO4 Quality Hostel

Brussels, Belgium
60%

Did not follow though on this reservation, contacted hostel directly.

  • 28th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Flying Pig Beach Hostel

Amsterdam, Netherlands
94%

Our stay was wonderful, the hostel could use some rucksack lockers, but the safes were a nice plus for valuables. Excellent staff, very friendly! Wonderful location, almost beachside. The shuttle from Amsterdam was absolutely essential and very reasonably priced. Thanks for breakfast, would for sure stay again!

  • 26th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Flying Pig Beach Hostel

Amsterdam, Netherlands
89%

Lockers large enough for a camping backpack would have been very useful, but the safes helped well enough.

  • 25th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Hans Brinker Budget Hotel

Amsterdam, Netherlands
71%

The debit/credit card machine either needs to be fixed or the staff using it need more training. Twice my credit card was charged in CAD dollars when the screen read only the payment in EUR. This was very frustrating for me since I bought my credit card specifically for travelling because it gives me a great rate for foreign currency conversion with no extra fees. When the receipt printed from the credit card machine, it read, "customer has chosen to pay in CAD dollars." I was given no choice.

  • 22nd May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Robin, Sorry to hear the difficulties you've experienced at the reception. We hope you've had a great stay in Amsterdam and at the Hans Brinker Hotel! Greetings, Hans Brinker

Globe Trott Inns

London, England
77%

Loved the showers, it felt like being at home again!

  • 21st May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review. Yup we agree our showers are pretty good !

Smart Russell Square

London, England
40%

Unhelpful reception. Had previously called to ask to book an extra night but were told that we could not unless we were present at reception. The rooms are have the least space between horizontal beds we've ever encountered. We've been travelling for more than a month now so we are used to hostels. There are also no lockers in the rooms, this is a large security issue. Must be improved. Cereal must have at least two varieties, not just corn flakes. Some fruit product or yogurt would be helpful.

  • 20th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. we do take phone bookings all the times. However, to amend online made bookings we require you to do so by email or at the front desk. We also provide lockers in every room located under the bunk beds. Our aim is to supply cheap and affordable accommodation to our guest at unique locations, We also offer free simple continental breakfast to our guests.

57%

need a self-serve kitchen!

  • 19th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


London Backpackers

London, England
86%

free use of the computers was so helpful, I cannot express how needed it was!

  • 17th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Bath Backpackers

Bath, England
66%

Free breakfast and large rucksack lockers would make it wonderful.

  • 16th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Hatters at Hilton Chambers

Manchester, England
66%

Could use some lockers in the rooms that fit rucksacks

  • 15th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Taken on board! Keep in mind that you can leave your things with us in the office, it's locked at all times and we're here 24/7 for you to get it back - and we don't mind if you need to keep coming back because you've forgotten your phone, wallet, or beanstalk seeds in your bag - it's the only exercise we (I) get!

Ace York

York, England
71%

Excellent free breakfast but ensuite bathroom mimicked a boat bathroom

  • 14th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Budget Backpackers

Edinburgh, Scotland
91%

Yeah... there were mice in the main restaurant/bar area after 12midnight. Not cool.

  • 13th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Budget Backpackers

Edinburgh, Scotland
89%

Wonderful place, but the mice come out after midnight.

  • 12th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Robin . Thanks for the awesome review. and thanks for letting us know about our little furry friend, we have let our friendly pest control team, know who are now the case.

Uig Youth Hostel

Isle of Skye, Scotland
74%

Check-in after 1700 is kind of late. Coordination with the bus schedules would be helpful.

  • 7th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Crianlarich Youth Hostel

Crianlarich, Scotland
83%

No free wifi, only pay-wifi

  • 5th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Willy Wallace Hostel

Stirling, Scotland
91%

Loved your lounge/chill out room, very inviting!

  • 4th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Blue Sky Hostel

Glasgow, Scotland
46%

No customer comment


Euro Hostel Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland
83%

No customer comment

  • 2nd May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Sandrock Holiday Hostel

Donegal, Ireland
97%

No customer comment

  • 27th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)


Bru Bar & Hostel

Cork, Ireland
74%

Yeah, you need lockers. Under the bed cages are not helpful and provide a false sense of security.

  • 25th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (49 reviews)