Reviews: johnsteies1018

Location: USA, Gender: Male, Age: 26

Banana Bender Backpackers

Brisbane, Australia

Decent place. Staff were helpful when engaged. Not a very nice atmosphere as nothing is ever organized within the hostel for everyone. Showers are poor, and the Internet you pay for is not great. Most surprising thing is long-term people in the rooms are not asked to clean up, and simply take up every inch of space you'd hope to store your bag or clothes. Kitchen is very small as well, making it difficult to keep more than a day or two worth of food in the fridge.

Tropic Days Backpackers

Cairns, Australia

Nice place. Clean, friendly staff, many events around the hostel. Not the greatest location, but the free shuttle into town is helpful. Wifi isn't great, but the pool and billiards table on-site are. Would recommend.

Wickham Retreat Backpackers

Perth, Australia

Nice hostel. Staff were helpful and always available, the rooms were good with plenty of space for your stuff, decent wifi, a lot of free food in the kitchen. The best part is the free laundry, never seen this service offered. Good enough location and the facility was very clean.

The Mitraa

Singapore, Singapore

Very solid hostel. There is a kitchen in which to make light meals, the wifi is good, and the staff are great, particularly Sebastian, who was incredibly helpful throughout our stay. It is a welcoming environment to base your exploration of Singapore out of. This hostel is a little far from the city center, but it's right on an MRT line, and you can't ask for everything for this great price. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone.


Riverview was a really comfortable place to stay while exploring Melaka. The staff are very helpful. You may have to go just a few doors down to the café to find them, but it's no inconvenience. The rooms are simple but more than what's necessary. Kitchen is really great to save some cash. Location is great as there really isn't anywhere you'd like to go that would be too far to walk. Beautiful terrace upstairs was nice to sit on after a long day in the heat.

Sunshine Bedz KL

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sunshine was a really comfortable place to stay with a perfect location to explore KL. The staff are friendly, and the bedrooms nice with your own locker to stash your stuff in if you feel the need. The common area next to the rooms gets a bit loud at night, but nothing too crazy. Kitchen was helpful as well. Would definitely stay again.

Six Degrees

Jakarta, Indonesia

Six Degrees was as advertised; a great place to kick back after a long day exploring Jakarta. Their pod beds are really comfortable with your own light, fan, and multiple charging spots. Six Degrees has a pool table, ping pong, and a great bar. Really comfy place overall. Would definitely stay again and recommend.

EDU Hostel Jogja

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Solid hostel, but it is much more like a big apartment. Common area is okay, but not a whole lot to do. Very welcoming staff, but nothing is really organized for guests to get to know one another, and the location is rather poor. Outside of that, decent wifi, very clean, breakfast is good. Good value for money.

Pondok Permata Homestay

Ubud, Indonesia

Great hostel. Quiet, and away from all of the commotion, while close enough for an easy ten minute walk into town. Motorbikes are a bit expensive at 50,000, but the free breakfast is great, staff lovely, and the place is spotlessly clean. Wifi is okay as well.

Gusti Homestay

Seminyak, Indonesia

I'll start by just saying that this is the best hostel I've stayed at. Gusti picked us up at the airport for free at 10pm, and brought us for a really cheap, great dinner. The hostel is spotlessly clean, the free breakfast is great, wifi good, and Gusti even provides a free motorbike for your stay of 3+ nights. I can't say enough nice things about this place in Seminyak.

Melaleuca On Mitchell

Darwin, Australia

Melaleuca is right in the heart of Mitchell street, which is party central. If this is what you're looking for, I'd stay here. If not, I wouldn't. Nice staff, but no free wifi. Nice pool but lacks a communal area without loud music. There are so many people staying here that cooking is a bit difficult, but the kitchen is satisfactory.

Alice's Secret Travellers Inn

Alice Springs, Australia

Great hostel. Seb is very accommodating and will help you book tours and all that. Kitchen so you can save some cash cooking for yourself. Close to everything, but nothing is very far in Alice. Very quiet hostel which is great to relax. Unique layout as the outdoors are really a point of focus. Wonderful experience.

Backpack Oz

Adelaide, Australia

The facility was everything you could want out of a hostel. Staff were very friendly and the BBQ on Tuesday night is a great way to meet people at the hostel. As good a location as any, great value for your money.

Landing Pads Brunswick

Melbourne, Australia

Landing Pads is a fantastic place to start your stay in Australia. More of a share house than your typical hostel, LPs is full of people looking for work, or already employed. The owner of the hostel, Matt, is a top guy who is always willing to help with the job hunt or trips around town and Victoria. Events are organized for everyday of the week so you can join at your leisure and get to know your housemates a bit better. LP is a very easy place to make great friends and start your job search.

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so good to hear you enjoyed your time at the Brunswick Pad John, it was great having you stay with us. Thanks Matt

Orient Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey

The location and security and all that was good but the staff was somewhat rude and unaccommodating. You aren't allowed to go into any other room in the hostel to visit a friend and I was asked to return my key to the front desk whenever I left the hostel. Nice place, just some strange rules.

Freedom Hostel

Cairo, Egypt

This is certainly the best hostel I have stayed at to this point. The staff will help you with maps, directions, suggestions and tips with a smile on their face. The entire hostel was extremely clean the whole week I was here. The bedrooms are air-conditioned and feel great after a day of sight-seeing in Cairo. To top it off, they can do laundry for you and provide a small complimentary breakfast. Great experience.


This is a party hostel. It is located on Adams Morgan street and right above a club that plays dance music until 2am. I was down for going out and partying so I didn't mind and actually had an amazing time at this hostel especially meeting people from abroad. So if you are looking to party, stay here! That being said, if you are looking for a nice quiet few nights, this isn't your spot. The rooms are adequate as are other living quarters. Nice staff.