Reviews: earthwormgeorge2656

Location: England, Gender: Female, Age: 31

Smile Hostel

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Great modern hostel, very clean, friendly but didn't seem to have our booking so put us in a bigger dorm. Bathrooms lovely, beds and bedrooms amazing, complete with free lockers, curtain over each bed for privacy, own shelf/lamp etc. very central on main strip. Staff have very basic English but willing to help. Comfy relaxed common room, kitchen well equipped. Only tng was you had to pay for PCs and luggage storage.

Apple Hostel Moscow

Moscow, Russia

Hard to find-just off the street it says it's on with small sign. Staff were mixed-Esp when asking about registering visas (THEY WILL NOT REGISTER YOU) and tried to charge us 3000 rubles to do it. Olga however is amazing-very friendly, great English and took us ice skating. Great kitchen, and other facilities are there but all VERY cramped. Only 2 toilets/3showers for approx 40 people. Bedrooms also cramped but nice beds. Very clean-cleaner there 24/7. Fantastic location-10 mins from Kremlin.

Retro House St Petersburg

St Petersburg, Russia

Spent 1/2 hour trying to get in (in -10 degrees this is not good!). Very hard to find as tiny A4 sign is all there is against a big metal door of the same colour. Staff dont speak much English. THEY DON'T REGISTER YOUR VISA. Rooms-drab, cramped, beds-old/small/uncomfortable. Kitchen-NO cutlery etc so can't cook.most people live here so strange unfriendly atmosphere. Bathrooms poor. Great location. Advertised 4th dorm night free-staff argued this was hostelworlds mistake&tried to make us pay.

Gallery Hyde Park

London, England

Went here with a group of girls for a night out in London. Very easy to get to on the tube and find on foot, however after the tubes stop it is a costly cab ride from the centre of town (leicester sq). The room was clean, had an en-suite with was also very clean. Onl negative was one of our group was ill and couldn't come and they insisted on us paying for her bed until we sited our statutory rights and they backed off. Security was good - key cards that you pay a deposit for.

  • 8th Feb 2014
  • Avid Traveller
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (18 reviews)

Premium Hostel

Krakow, Poland

We didn't really use the communal areas as we're out all the time but it was more like a very basic/old fashioned hotel than a hostel, so good value. A little hard to find as not much signage outside (sign in second floor window). Great place to see e city from and 25 min walk from the train station. Room and beds were basic but we had an en-suite which was nice and clean. The staff didn't speak much English and didn't seem all that approachable but were fine.

DREAM House hostel

Kiev, Ukraine

This is a blueprint for what every hostel should be! It had everything-free laptops to use and print from, pass code security doors, secure luggage room, well equipped kitchen, great communal shower facilities, bar/cafe downstairs with happy hour, staff were brilliant, quite central-10min walk to Indepenance Sq. would recommend this to anyone! Even better than some hotels we've stayed in.

Hotel Central

Casablanca, Morocco

Much more like your basic travelodge-ie big hotel, basic rooms but clean. One large room for the free breakfast which was basic but fine (continental). Very hard to find/get to even by taxi as down tiny streets in medina. Better to get dropped off on the Main Street nearby that goes directly to the Mosque II. The mosque is walking distance and beautiful-worth oaying to see inside.

Hostal Vallparadis

Chefchaouen, Morocco

A welcoming face collected us from the centre of town and took us to this small riad. The room was small and basic but fine. The lock on the door didn't work,mother sound travelled up from the lower floor/common room area where the cleaners sit and chat loudly and the owner sits all day and night coughing! Security is poor but the owner is always there so not really a problem. The bathrooms are very basic, limited hot water, not very clean. Very central though and fine for budget travellers.

Rainbow Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

We turned up after a long journey to find that although we had booked a private double room, they do not actually have any! They wanted us to share in a dorm but as we are on honeymoon we didn't want to do this. In the end, after about an hour they managed to find us sa room in their sister hostel. In fairness this was offered at the same price but was MUCH nicer.


We stayed in a private double which smelt quite damp, but which was spacious and had a Tv which was a nice surprise! It was a little noisy as its on a main road. The free breakfast was fine, and served on their lovely roof terrace (which has a small jacuzzi and hammocks). The location is good in that its just down the road from the bus terminal, but bad as its very far from the main Cancun strip and you have to take quite a long bus to get there (20 mins). Staff very helpful and spoke English.

Hostel Che Playa

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

With a nice Kitchen, roof top Bar and a good choice in music, Hostel Che really is a lively place to stay. If you do want an early night, or quiet evening, this is not the place for you (our room had open windows facing the bar and noisy corridors). A simple roof bar, can easily become a noisy nightclub within a few hours and not stop until 1am. We really enjoyed a relaxed atmosphere and fun times, especially from Tony the barman!


Mark & Michelle are the best hosts! Such a lovely couple and so happy to help with questions, trips, diving etc. the hotel is lovely - brand new and very clean, with very big comfortable beds and lovely bathrooms :) nice pool too. They provide a good atmosphere themselves but if you're there aren't really any communal areas so it's hard to meet other people there. It is listed as a hotel so it's understandable that there's no kitchen but this would be a massive plus for those staying. Stay here!

Yaxkin Hostel

Palenque, Mexico

Great location to visit Palemque ruins. Nicely surrounded by the jungle. Internet was intermittent in the public areas at times and we had a few power it's (obviously notin their control). Room was small but comfortable with air con (noisy) and ensuite shower room (upgrade). Nicely equipped kitchen with free drinking water. Nice cafe attahched (Jardin) where they sold English Breakfast tea (great after 2 months without!). Lovely hostel!

Posada Leon de Jovel

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

This hostel was massively overrated. Their percentage score was really high, but our double bedroom was tiny, stank of cigarette smoke, there was blood (albeit old, probably washed) on the sheets, and the furniture was falling apart. I had been ill and was still recovering, so wanted to go to sleep at about 10, but all rooms are around a courtyard where everyone sits and drinks so it was very loud till they all moved at 12pm. The shower rooms were very poor also. Worst hostel we've stayed at.

Hostal Casa del Sol

Oaxaca, Mexico

This beautiful little hostel is more like a hotel than a hostel. Girls bathroom is especially nice. Rooms can be hot but ours had a freestanding fan which helped. The owner Guillermo, who lives on site was amazing though. He speaks good English and translated for my husband on the phone to docs&hospital when I got very sick (a bug from Peru). He even visited me in hospital both days. Really can't say enough how lovely he is and would do anything for his guests. Definitely recommended!!!

Hostel Amigo

Mexico City, Mexico

Our private double was massive and lovely. However the communal areas of the hostel weren't all that inviting. Basic breakfast included was good. Water for showers was generally cold or ran out all together. Biggest gripe was location as it's quite far from any bars - this area was more for historical sightseeing.


Great homely hostel with it's own bar, lovely couple who run it and a very cute cuddly kitten! Our private double room was lovely. Bathrooms and kitchen a little rundown but clean and perfectly fine. Cinema room, pool table and comfy sofas to lounge on all day. Only difficulty for us was that the staff on the front desk didn't speak a word of English but then the managers were always on hand to help.


We just needed a stopover before heading to Cuzco the next day. The guy that collected us from the airport was great, and the reception staff alright. Our room was pretty clean, though there were also bunk beds in our room, one of which had a pillow without a cover and it was black with dirt, which did make me wonder about the deep down cleanliness. We had an en-suite, very basic but the shower knob gave us shocks so we didn't feel comfortable using it. Overall alright.