Excellent hostel in the heart of Asakusa, very close to the temple and train station. Very clean and beautifully presented hostel. Slightly expensive but you are paying for good quality. Staff are lovely.. always chatty and helpful. Gave me a hand crafted goodbye card when I left.. very sweet!
You can't fault K's House hostels.. I stayed 3 weeks in Japan & ended up in 4 different Ks Houses.. each excellent. All extremely well maintained, great dorms, lovely common areas, great bathrooms, super friendly staff, good locations. With the discount card I saved about $20 because I stayed at so many Ks Houses! Ive stayed in about 35 hostels around the world & these are up there with the best.. Highly Recommended!
You can't fault K's House hostels.. I stayed 3 weeks in Japan & ended up in 4 different Ks Houses.. each excellent. All extremely well maintained, great dorms, lovely common areas, great bathrooms, super friendly staff, good locations. With the discount card I saved about $20 because I stayed at so many Ks Houses! Ive stayed in about 35 hostels around the world & these are up there with the best. Highly Recommended!
Nice quaint little hostel about 20 minute walk from all the temples. The upside is that its only 5 minutes from the train station and close to shops. Lovely staff, nice dorms. Not the best common space because its a small hostel but its ok. The place has a nice quiet ambiance about it though, Id recommend it for sure. Id also definitely recommend Nara, I liked it more than Kyoto for temples, forest and deer. But you only need a day or so here I think, its pretty small.
This is a pretty crumby hostel, kind of like staying in someones old apartment. Kitchen is hot and stuffy, common room is disastrously unappealing. All I wanted to do in this hostel was get outside. Staff were friendly enough. Location is in an interesting part of town, though it is about 20 minute train ride/ 45 min walk to the action in town. Osaka is a brilliant place.. check it out but maybe not with this hostel.
You can't fault K's House hostels.. I stayed 3 weeks in Japan & ended up in 4 different Ks Houses.. each excellent. All extremely well maintained, great dorms, lovely common areas, great bathrooms, super friendly staff, good locations. With the discount card I saved about $20 because I stayed at so many Ks Houses! Ive stayed in about 35 hostels around the world & these are up there with the best. K's Kyoto has a cool public bar & walkable distance to the train/bus station. Highly Recommended!
You can't fault K's House hostels.. I stayed 3 weeks in Japan and ended up in 4 different Ks Houses.. each excellent. All extremely well maintained, great dorms, lovely common areas, excellent bathrooms, super friendly staff, good locations. With the discount card I saved about $20 because I stayed at so many Ks Houses! Highly Recommended. Also recommend staying here and walking just down the road to the NUI Hostel bar, open to public and easy to meet backpackers and Japanese locals.
Nice hostel, really friendly staff who make an effort. Good location for museums & typical "sights" & right next to Hyde Park & beautiful streets like Kensington Palace Gardens st, most expensive street in London (walk it!). Not so great for nightlife.. headed out to Camden on a 20 minute bus, and night bussing home (Camden is great both day & night). Decent common room & nice enough dorms. Thumbs up! But Id recommend also staying at Shoreditch & Camden as well.. its a big diverse city!
Cant speak about the hostel, never even went in, cancelled once i got there due to the terrible location, despite the pub downstairs.. Only stay here if you want to see Greenwich (why?!). It is 20 minute train from central London and theres NOTHING to do here. I stayed in hostels much closer to everything in London for the same price (cheaper cus you dont have to get trains)! Stay in Shoreditch or Camden for active youth scene, bars & markets etc or central London for the "sights" & big clubs.
Decent hostel above a pub. No real common space, but if you include the famous pub downstairs then I guess you could say it has a great common space.. but i see them as separate ideas. Not much atmosphere, this is really just a place to sleep and shower. Showers and bathrooms are good. Wifi is good too.
Only stayed a night, but seemed good. Big bar downstairs. Nice free breakfast. Good rooms, decent common area and kitchen. Free parking too. 10-15 minutes walk to active Cardiff nightlife if your into socialising with packs of pumped up lads from out of town.
Solo, 2 week stay. Hmm..Got to be the best hostel in London simply because its right in Shoreditch's best day/night life. It has its own bar open to public, great on the weekend & good for chilling weekdays. BUT its being renovated so... uninspiring kitchen & common area, terrible wifi system, closed outdoor area, very poor water pressure. Also some serious theft while I was there. All young staff who live/work there.. some cool, some lazy. But all is forgiven for the amazing location.
Standard average Paris hostel.. typically overpriced and underwhelming. But this one isnt too bad. I got my own single bed in the dorm, overlooking the street. Good location close to Sacre Couer. Common spaces were pretty average and segregated and the downstairs breakfast room was pretty uninspiring too. Overall a decent but forgettable hostel.
Good little hostel, fairly small with only one big dining table inside and a couple of coffee tables on the street, so i found it to be hit or miss socially, depending on the day. Easily the best (and most plentiful) showers and bathroom I've ever seen in hostels anywhere in Europe. Good wifi. Good beds. Location is decent.. but its berlin, everything is far away.. 30 minute walk to the bigger clubs.. but close to lots of smaller bars and restaurants etc
Good little hostel, fairly small with only one big dining table inside and a couple of coffee tables on the street, so i found it to be hit or miss socially, depending on the day. Easily the best (and most plentiful) showers and bathroom I've ever seen in hostels anywhere in Europe. Good wifi. Good beds. Location is decent.. but its berlin, everything is far away.. 30 minute walk to the bigger clubs.. but close to lots of smaller bars and restaurants etc.
Seemed like a good hostel, I was here for 3 nights. For some reason it was very dead socially when I was here.. the common room atmosphere was very quiet. Its a shame.. the staff should put on events or take people out because it has all the ingredients to be a great little hostel. Its quite close to an assortment of bars/clubs. I think if you want a party hostel go somewhere else, this one is nice for chilling.
I just travelled on an around the world trip for the last 6 months and stayed in over 30 different good hostels. But I think this one probably the very best. I came for 4 nights and ended up staying for 10! Its less like a hostel and more like staying in a friends home who hosts a bunch of backpackers. When I arrived Gene sat me down for 30 minutes and marked out all the best places to eat, drink and sightsee. Olga and Gene take everybody out just about every night of the week if your keen.
Small simple hostel in a building full of hostels, this one is top floor. Very close to main bus station. Some beds are singles others are bunks. Dorms are fairly small. Seemed pretty decent to me, I was only there one night but I'd recommend it. Didnt look like much of a party hostel though.. there are others in Belgrade for that.
Cool hostel, everything you could ask for really.. nice indoor and outdoor common spaces, good dorms, central location, friendly staff.
Super cheap, small, clean, simple and close to the bus station. Miran is a cool friendly guy. They do great tours as well from the hostel.. but confirm before you go.. I missed out because its a small hostel and there werent enough visitors to do a tour. 10-15 minute walk into old town. Mostar is an amazing place, definitely worth seeing.
Great hostel, huge beautiful outdoor gardens with hammocks and plenty of grass. Adjoining hostel bar with food and events like karaoke. Does stay noisy till pretty late though because the garden is in the middle of the compound. Hostel is not dead smack in the centre of Naples.. but really, why would you want to be..? Easy to get to via train and good directions. Friendly staff. But really poor showers. Make sure you get a famous pizza from Da Michele whilst your in Napoli...amazing!
Nice simple quiet hostel, my room had 3 single beds instead of bunks, changed everyday by the eccentric cleaning lady. Annoying 11am cleaning lockout. Easily walk-able from the main train station and very central to sights. Few minutes from a great pizza shop/bar called Mostodolce. Decent little backyard deck common space.
Long way out of venice ..20 min bus.. but its fully self contained with bar, restuarant, and mini market. And a big pool. NOT for families, this is a contiki, top deck etc drop off, turns into a wild night club most nights till late. Expect loud drunk americans and australians. But fun if thats what your into.
Basically a shared house right in the middle of the first Cinque town. 5 beds in one large room upstairs. More like air bnb with strangers than a hostel. Beds were clean but kitchen was dirty and the bathroom was shabby. But the location was extremely good, felt like being a local. No wifi tho, had to scab off a bar down the road! Also stayed at Ostello Tramonti, less convinient but its an actual hostel.
Best hostel in cinque terra, very helpful staff and regular shuttle to and from Cinque. Highly recommended!
Small hostel, fairly good location (though I couldn't initially find it), dorm room was big and open with a lot of beds. Not exactly an upmarket swish hostel but its pretty quaint and does the job. Nice staff. Only stayed one night so I cant say much more..
A decent hostel with plenty of rooms and a pretty cool bar of it own which pumps till late.. but its so far away from the action in Nice don't expect to go out in town unless you want to pay for cabs or wait until the trams start up again in the morning. Good as a solo traveller, plenty of people to meet.. kind of a party hostel, but the party stays mostly in the bar downstairs. Mostly australians, americans, british, canadians.. I think Nice is the least French place in France, overrated IMO.
A lovely cosy and quiet hostel in barcelona, away from all the party craziness. I was with friends so it was cool, maybe a little too quiet for solo travellers, but Im sure itd be ok if you make an effort.. not a party hostel though at all.. head to La Rambla hostels for that. Got to mention the staff too.. exceptional helpful and friendly.
Had a fantastic time here. Great common courtyard space with big tables, easy to meet people. The friendly staff (also travellers) all got involved.. even went on an overnight trip to Malaga with some of them. If you stay in Granada for the love of god go ask reception to book you a day tour with Wayne at Zero Gravity, he'll take you out all day into the amazing countryside, lakes, hills and very local food. I spent two incredible days on his tours for very little money.Enjoy granda it rocks!
Nice quaint little hostel, walkable location. Rooms are cramped but the beds were good and the facilities were good. Great bathrooms, lovely outdoor areas looking out to the mountains. Nobody was really around during my stay so it was very quiet.. I dont think I even met the staff the whole time. But i was there in summer.. i imagine in winter when it is full this place could be very special.
Lovely hostel in Reykjavik. Good location (the city is tiny and your right near the middle), quiet, excellent blinds (for those 22hr summer sunshine days). Nice cosy seperate cabin for kitchen and common space. Helpful staff. Only thing is the other hostel on the main street (The Loft) has a great public bar at the top so it might be better for those who want to meet people.. but its public so you can go there anyway. Enjoy Iceland, amazing place.. book min 5 nights if you wanna see it!
Great hostel. My dorm only had three beds and mine was not a bunk, very nice. Best thing about this place is the common spaces.. lovely big open kitchen, big courtyard/garden, connecting TV/chill room, rooftop with spa.. its impossible not to make friends here. Bunch of bars down the road to head to once youve met people and they want to close the common space at midnight. Spent 10 days here and had a great time. It does take 30 min to get into manhattan but that's just being in brooklyn.