Reviews: Anonymous

Location: England, Age: 31

America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Staff were very friendly, happy and helpful people. Kitchen is shocking, too small for hostel capacity and with only two chopping boards, no sharp knife for food prep. Not enough glasses or cups to drink from. Rooms are comfortable (we took a private) but take ear plugs as the street gets noisy at night. Location is good and mercado accross road. Breakfast is plentifull but pretty sugary. Not the best hostel for meetign people. Great for a few days stay to explore Buenos Aires, would return.

I Keu Ken Hostel

El Calafate, Argentina

This place was nice enough. It´s probably only 5 blocks from town but is further than you expect. Keep walking up the dirt road, you are going the right way! Hostel is clean and comfortable (we stayed in a 4 bed dorm). The only bad points are that the music is still kept playing past 12 at night and on arrival we were ignored for 10 minutes whilst the girl on shift continued chatting with friend in front garden (we didnt even think she worked there when she ignored us!!)

La Comarca Hostel

El Chalten, Argentina

Cheap and basic hostel, Super friendly guy on the desk (very informative and helpful). We stayed in a 4 bed dorm that was comfortable. Warm and comfortable throughout. Pros: Cons: Only dining tables to relax at. Limited kitchen space and facilities. Would return as this hostel is cheap and basic but essentially fine! Very good young guy running the place. Its worth noting that the hostel isnt as bad as it looks from the outside!

El Patagonico

Puerto Natales, Chile

A great hostel, Andres and Monica are both very welcoming, informative and helpful. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm and it was perfectly comfortable. The hostel is comfortable and has very spacious cooking, eating and relaxign areas. Powerful, hot and clean showers/bathrooms. Only slight issue is that it is a little noisy if someone is walking in in the hallway later in the evening, no big deal though as it is a hostel! Perfect to relax before or after trekking in Torres del Paine. Would def return

Tin House Patagonia

Puerto Natales, Chile

An initial perfect stay we were disappointed to return to collect our bags and to be treated very differently. Having arranged to leave some belongings (including bag of food-clearly labelled with name and return to collect date) we returned to be treated very differently and were abruptly told the food had been eaten and other item disposed of by their staff. Travelling on a tight budget and looking forward to eating the food and using the supplies contained I find this totally unacceptable!

Hostel Achalay

Bariloche, Argentina

We only stayed here for one night but were made to feel very welcome. As they had no space the following night they recommended several other hostels for us in the vicinity. Breakfast of homemad jam and bread was great. The staff and owner make this place. We returned for some advice about a local trek and the owner raved about another trek we should do instead. He was right it was really good! Would def return if back in Bariloche.

Hostal El Refugio

Pucon, Chile

Ok but could be better, The kitchen is way too small and only one person can cook at a time. We stayed in the private room (downstairs in the house) and outide in the larger tent. Downstairs room is v noisy when everyone gets up or goes to bed in the dorm upstairs (thin creaky floors). Stay in the tents, very comfortable and quiet (assuming no snorers!). They offer a good trip up the volcano with the most professional guides we have used on our round the world trip.

Dominica Hostel Santiago

Santiago, Chile

Dissapointing stay. We were due to stay more night but left after 1. The guys running the hostel had a party outside the front of the hostel (for them and their friends) and ran an amplifier from our room at the front. You cannot sleep wth the window open as the sokers sit right outside and you spend the night passively smoking. The matresses are terrible and worn out, I was given a matress cover that was too small to fit, when I asked for a bigger one they said it fitted and walked off.

The Adventure Brew Hostel

La Paz, Bolivia

We actually stayed at the Adventure Hostel B&B (seem to have their pages mixed up!). Pleasant enough, Cons: Free beer, safe 15 minute walk into town, friendly staff, secure lockers for valuables, fairly clean place with good security. Cons: Quite a walk into tourist areas. Kitchen lacking pots pans etc. Pancake breakfast pretty average, atmosphere sometimes lacking, PCs are borderline dangerous with frequent electric shocks!


Can definitely reccomend Dragonfly hostels. Easy to socialise with guests/staff and felt very welcome. Best showers we`ve had on our trip (high pressure & hot!). Free tea/coffee/coca/hw 24/7 is great. Booked Salkantay Trek through the hostel (you may save a few $ elsewhere) and appreciated the relationship they had with the agency (we were able to postpone our trek when we got sick!) If you are into beer or brewing the hostel brews 2-3 x week and they are happy to share thge experience.

Mercaderes Backpackers

Arequipa, Peru

This hostel was adequate for our needs, we returned for a second day after Colca Canyon. It may be due to the season but there was not much atmosphere. Bathrooms

Enjoy Hostels

Lima, Peru

We booked this hostel based on reviews expecting it to be basic but comfortable. The hostel is cheap but unclean, kitchen is v v basic and sticky everywhere. We stayed in a six bed dorm that was OK but it was unnerving to be awoken by strangers (presumably friends or family of the hostel owners) entering the room to use the ensuite bathroom (bin usually overflowing with used toilet paper). We`re not precious but it is easy to find other accom with better atmosphere and cleanlinless close by!

Hostel Revolution

Quito, Ecuador

We enjoyed our stay here and returned from side trips 3 times. Well located, very clean (hostel cleaned daily) and with a good atmosphere. The ratio of facilities to guest is great the only thing that needs sorting is the showers (we understand that this is being looked at currently). Would recommend this cosy hostel as a great choice to meet other travellers. Beds were a great size and solid and they even make it for you every morning! When we return to Quito we will stay here again def!

Reykjavik City Hostel

Reykjavik, Iceland

We had a good stay here before we left to camp around Iceland. The dorm room we stayed in was comfortable and clean as were the showers and toilets. The breakfast (cost extra) was great and was obviously a hit with other travelers judging by the amount of people there! Would stay here again if happy to pay hostel rather than camping prices!

Elbrus Home

Kathmandu, Nepal

We stayed at Elbrus Home as a couple and thoroughly enjoyed our stays (all 3), we returned from side trips twice rather than try somewhere new! Elbrus is well located just a few minutes walk to Thamel (tourist district) and is well priced (especially when you consider that breakfast is included as well as tea & water re-fills all day). Fantastic garden!!!! Khem & Ali are keen to make your stay as comfortable as possible and will give advice, tips and help any time. I will come back to Elbrus!