This hostel is great! And Unkas is a legend:) The atmosphere is fun & lively. Rooms and facilities are big and clean. Great recommendations on things to do in the city. And if you can talk Unkas into going with you -DO IT! He took care of me while I was sick, his kindness is unmatched. Stay at Balkan Han!!!
In Old Shoes was a GREAT hostel! Phil & the girls are incredibly kind and helpful. Good recommendations for the city. Location is super easy via train or bus, short walk to attractions. Hostel is always clean with good facilities. Kitchen is small but nice, cooked several meals while there. Good deal on laundry was nice. This is NOT a party hostel, but the chill/relaxed vibe is just what I was looking for. Stayed with them two separate times, and would definitely stay again!
Great location... Just steps away from central station. Large property, more like hotel than hostel. But it is organized and has good facilities. Bar was nice, although bartender tended to disappear. Breakfast is good. Staff friendly. Best part: location!
Good hostel. Large, but still friendly with good atmosphere. Helpful staff. Fairly priced meals & drinks. Sound of Music movie night = surprisingly fun. Rooms and bathrooms clean and well kept. Not too far from train station.
Staff was friendly and helpful. Bar on site was nice. Close to tram stop, but a little outside city center. Only 2 bathrooms on my floor, both were always busy. Overall, good value.
Nice hostel, close to train station. Great kitchen and common room. Bicycle rental was added bonus. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean rooms and bathrooms.
Staff wasn't super friendly, but hostel was a good value for my stay. Close to train station makes it easy. Breakfast was ok. Room and facilities clean and well kept.
I had a great stay here. Rachid at the front desk is awesome and very helpful. My room was large and very clean. It's unfortunate there isn't a lounge or common room. Location was close enough to Train Station and right in the heart of the action. Overall good value, rates are high everywhere on the weekends. I'd definitely stay again.
Staff was friendly, but this hostel isn't in a great location. Not enough bathrooms/showers for guests, kind of dirty. Kitchen was cramped and Los slightly dirty. Breakfast was nice, and wifi (once u figure out codes) works well.
Very large hostel, more like hotel. Clean and organized, walking distance to old town tea. Staff was helpful. Nice thy restaurant is on site offering all meals and bar if wanted, breakfast included. Overall good value
Not enough bathrooms or plugs in rooms. Wifi was sketchy. The location was fairly close to metro and in a safe area, but still not really close to anything. Breakfast room to crowded, not enough seats. Overall decent stay/value, just not a highlight of my trip
Amazing views! The staff was great. Lacking on plugs and bathroom facilities, but it is an old house so... Cheap laundry options and really good/big kitchen. Good wifi too.
I've now stayed in close to 35 hostels on my RTW trip, and Valley Hostel was one of the best!!! Clean, friendly, great facilities including amazing kitchen, and the location is outstanding. I had a very nice room with loft and balcony. Front desk ladies were excellent and helpful. So great, will come back someday! But buy breakfast elsewhere...
Great view of the lake. Decent dinner for a fair price. Room and facilities was clean, staff helpful. Overall, good value.
Great location, short walk to the seaside with easy access to the other villages. Room and bathroom was clean, kitchen area also available.
Front desk girl was great!!! Location was pretty nice and good value for money. However, hostel was very noisy, not very clean and smelled of mildew. A/C didn't always work, and lack of plugs in rooms.
Great location, friendly staff, and good overall value for money. Bar has decent price drinks too! Rooms were nice and clean... But make sure your floor has power. There was electrical problems on my floor, they graciously moved me to a different room.
Staff were not very friendly. Breakfast is a few packaged sweets, cereal & bad coffee. Security is "good" because no one can get wristbands to actually unlock any doors on first few attempts. Only one outlet with small power strip per room. Showers are small with little privacy. Location is not ideal...
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Location was great! Walking distance to bars/restaurants, shopping, and transportation. Room was good, bathrooms were alright (wish they had more than 2). Only coffee/tea for breakfast.
On the day I arrived lockers had been broken into and things stolen, so security is questionable. Staff was very friendly and helpful. And the bar/restaurant downstairs is really good. The room I was in had only one strip of power outlets, so charging my electronics was not an option. Limited bathrooms for lots of rooms, so people were always waiting in lines. Good value, but needs some upgrades and improved security.
Very large hostel, more like hotel. Staff were too busy to be friendly or helpful. Location is just alright, easy access to metro but a big walk from attractions. Good market right across the street though. Clean facilities and good breakfast.
Hostel staff was great, very friendly. Make u take shoes off at the door = clean floors. Showers/bathrooms ok. Slightly outside city center uphill, not too far of a walk.
Big hostel, but staff is still very attentive and friendly. Room might be on upper floor, lots of stairs. Not enough outlets in rooms, And beds and doors are noisey. Really good location and good breakfast... Overall good value and good hostel.
Although its a little out of the city center, the staff makes up for it. They were so sweet and helpful, even took the day trip to Bran castle with a small group and Gabriel drove us. Breakfast is simple toast & coffee, facilities & rooms are very clean. Loved my time in Brasov!
Staff was very friendly & helpful. Location isn't ideal for sites, but it is a good value. The breakfast is good and outside courtyard is a nice place to relax.
Staff was super cool, friendly & helpful. Large bathroom in the 4bed dorm and communal kitchen area were both really nice. Breakfast seems varied, but 1 morning we had French toast which was good. Within walking distance of city center and old town. Very secure, which is good for solo female traveler. Overall, good value.
Great location on busy shopping/dining street, relatively close to the sites. Very secure, felt very safe as solo female traveler. Kitchen facility was good and helpful. Needs some mirrors... Only 1 bathroom had a mirror and female dorm also without. Friendly/helpful staff:) recommend city walking tour.
Good location for walking around and seeing the sites. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend city walking tour. Showers/facilities need a little upgrade. Wifi only works on bottom floors. Overall good value for price, noting fancy.
One word: Great! Uli is a great hostel manager, so helpful with things to do and see. This hostel is so relaxed in a good area for hiking, laying on the beach (multiple beach choices), or grabbing a hammock and a good book. The shared fridge and cooking utensils was an added bonus. Such a great value for all they offer. Plus the facilities are very good & clean. Planned on 3 days, stayed 10. Highly recommend, and one day I hope to return (as many people do). Thanks YHP!
Staff (family) is amazingly friendly and welcoming, they go above and beyond to make your stay even better. This hostel is a good location to walk to the Parissa Beach area. There you can lounge on the beach all day, or have some drinks & dance at night. There is also a great Super Market and Bakery very close by. The fridge in my room was an added bonus. And since their son owns the ATV/Scooter rental (which has good prices) he can arrange day rentals for you. Enjoyed my stay. Thanks!
This hostel and the staff were great! Location was within easy walking to town center. The property is spacious and always clean. With the added breakfast, it was a good value. And the managers Jamie & Lydia were very helpful with questions about what to do and where to go. I would (and have already) highly recommended this hostel to others looking to stay in Oia. Thanks for making my stay in Santorini even better!
This property is like Summer Camp on ecstasy! While it was cheap... The negatives far outweighed the low cost. The shower/bathroom area always smelled horrible. The self-serve kitchen they advertise isn't really open for use. And their restaurant and bar serves overpriced food & drinks. The wifi is horrible, and even after you buy an overpriced drink to get the code -it probably won't work. The 'tents' were FULL of Mosquitos! The average age is 20, and these kids drink & party ALL day & night.
For 10€ was a good value. Right on harbor close to ferry port, restaurants/shopping. The staff were friendly/helpful. However, I booked the female dorm 6th floor, + couple flights of stairs to ground level reception -That's ALOT of stairs!!! Especially with a heavy bag (although kind sir did help me) & it made for a good city view. Room very basic (beds, dresser, nightstand). Large window needed to open for ventilation, but birds/neighbor could crawl in. Also entire top floor shares 1 bathroom.
This hostel was great! Amazing staff (Alex, Bahre, Breakfast/Cleaning Ladies) all very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was awesome, lots of yummy options. My room and bathroom was always clean. They gave me great tips to see the city, a map, and even hooked me up with local travel agent (The Captain, B4 Travel) who booked some guided tours. Great Value, Great Hostel, Highly recommend!