Reviews: Anonymous

Location: USA, Gender: Female, Age: 34

Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse

Seoul, South Korea

Nice hostel, good atmosphere, clean facilities -nice location -not far from subway

The Style Guest House

Daegu, South Korea

I ended up staying in a 4bed door all by myself. Good facilities, clean, decent price, average staff friendliness. Close to train station -easy walk with backpack.

Gyeongju Guesthouse

Gyeong-ju, South Korea

Very clean and quiet. Ended up getting a 4bed dorm room all to myself. Good location -easy walk from train station. Friendly staff, nice/large breakfast area

Indy House

Busan, South Korea

Nice hostel, clean facilities & rooms, lockers provided, assistance from staff with tours

Baan JaJa

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Nice hostel, good location -but tucked away from the noise of the area nearby. Decent price -but definitely not the cheapest option. Clean rooms/facilities, nice breakfast/lounge area

Sleep In Hostel

Yangon, Myanmar

Location is ok. A little distance to the sites, but nice nightly food market nearby. Staff friendly. Breakfast included, but not typical western food. Some days I just opted for the banana & coffee. Dorm room and bed good, with large lockers. Bathrooms in need of an upgrade. Overall good value.

Harbourside Backpackers

Sandakan, Malaysia

Good location, friendly staff, and very clean hostel. Helped with booking tours (although a little expensive). Breakfast basic toast & tea. Really enjoyed the large common room with lots of new movies to chose from. Overall good value and good place to stay.

Sunshine Bedz KL

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Location is good for shopping, but not great to see the city. Especially now, when surrounded by construction and detours. (Hard to even get my taxi there). Rooms and facilities good and clean. Staff friendly. Basic toast breakfast. Overall good value.

Old Penang GuestHouse

Penang, Malaysia

Good location, can walk to most sites. Dorm room large with many beds, but very clean. Basic toast & fruit breakfast. Only complaint... Not enough bathrooms for as many beds they book out. Only 2 downstairs for over 12 people & staff!

Pak-Up Hostel

Krabi, Thailand

Large, clean and friendly hostel. Will help in booking anything you need at good prices. Location near to dining and bars. Room and facilities clean & modern. Plus I like their interior design -very cool.

Bodega Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Good location, close to busy night street but far enough away to be quiet. However, during the day a lot of construction noise out front. Nice cafe downstairs. Staff friendly. Dorm room and bed good, but bathroom had unpleasant smells. Overall, good value.

Saphaipae Hostel

Bangkok, Thailand

Facilities, rooms, beds and breakfast included are all great! Still a little expensive for Bangkok. Staff is ok, not overly friendly. Location depends on what you're looking for... For me it's close to Burmese Embassy and skytrain -perfect, but it's a ways away from touristy locations. Quiet neighborhood. Restaurant for lunch is good. Food prices decent, drinks a little expensive. But very clean and very safe.


Located outside of town a bit of a walk -but worth the beautiful views. Family is very nice and helpful. Food & drinks decently priced in restaurant. Stayed here twice, once room was very nice & clean -once very dirty. But for this price can't complain.

Catba Hostel

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Located up a hill off of main drag, a bit of a walk... Staff was alright, not overly friendly. Overcharged for coffee, thought I was ordering Vietnamese coffee -instead Nescafé on ice (yuk). Room and facilities mostly clean and comfortable. But try to get bed that isn't pushed up to next divided by curtain -too close. Overall good value for price, average Nam hostel.

Street Backpackers Hostel

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hostel staff is very friendly and helpful. Facilities, rooms, and beds are average. But for the price you pay, with a good location, and breakfast included... -it's a great value! Tour prices on par with other agencies.

Hue Amazing HomeStay

Hue, Vietnam

The family/staff is amazingly sweet, and will do what they can to assist in any way. Room and facilities average. A little dirty. The room was very hot when I stayed there... Even with a fan. But the price is low, so if you are looking for a good value with good location -stay here.

Smiley Backpackers

Da Lat, Vietnam

Very friendly staff. Small common area, but a few seats to sit & chat. Great breakfast included equals excellent value. Close to night market, walking distance to lake and crazy house. Canyoning trip organized through guesthouse was great! Rooms & facilities average

NgocThao GuestHouse

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

The ladies that work here are amazing. Good breakfast included equals great value. Location is good, but sometimes hard to find down small alley. Walking distance to most sites. Organized tours if wanted are also good. Comfy dorm with decent facilities. Just a small common space downstairs


I route for the underdog... And as you can see I've reviewed well over 40 hostels. Mistake this time! This place is NOT good. My dorm room and bathroom were extremely dirty and smelled worse than anywhere I've ever stayed before. Staff is more concerned with playing pool and on their phones than the guests. Food is alright and decent price. Cheap stay if you can tolerate the dirty conditions.

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I'm glad she liked the food. The building is getting old and the bathrooms a tired, but that doesn't make them dirty, nor the rooms, nor the bedding. It is the rainy/low/slow season.May-October, and it's hard to keep some of the rooms from smelling a little musty. At least all of our rooms have windows, even if they do need to be kept closed at this time of year, and all of our beds have inner spring mattresses unlike the cheap places near by with no windows and latex foam to sweat in.

Eighty8 Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Big hostel. Common area, bar, restaurant and pool all very nice. Some staff were great, others could care less. Decent location. Food a little pricey, but good. Dorms and facilities nice & clean.

Khammany Inn Hostel

Luang Prabang, Laos

Staff is great! Location a short walk from night market, but a very hot walk during daytime. Breakfast included was nice. Room and facilities typical.


Hostel is a little outside main town, but good for sunset view. Basic bungalows, try to get one with a good view. Need more bathroom facilities. Basic drinks & snack available. Staff was friendly. If you are into juggling, hooping, or general circus type activities -this is your place.

Gongkaew Chiangmai Home

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Dorm room and facilities was nice. Pretty garden space. Friendly staff. Only complaint was location, not a short walk to East or South gates -where all the activity is. But that means it's quiet here.

Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel

Bangkok, Thailand

Great hostel! Convenient location, while slightly away from Khao San madness. Lovely helpful staff. Great coffee & breakfast options! Rooms and facilities were great too. Very clean, very cold air con in rooms. Overall great value, would stay again (and probably will next month)

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Perfect score means a lot to our small property. Thank you for the detailed review with all wonderful things you experienced.Hope to see and welcome you again next month.

Balkan Han Hostel

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

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

Belgrade, Serbia

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!

Hostel Rosemary

Prague, Czech Republic

Friendly helpful staff, close to train station but a little walk to town square. Nice kitchen/common area. Overall good value for the money, would 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!

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Thank you very much for your comment! It is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again one day! Take care, your MEININGER Team


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.

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hi there. thanks for the feedback. next time try to do the SOM-drinking game! save travells :)

Hostel Alex30

Stuttgart, Germany

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.

Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

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.

Central Station Hostel

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

Boomerang Hostel

Antwerp, Belgium

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.

Luxembourg City Hostel

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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

Aloha Hostel

Paris, France

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

Chalet Martin

Gryon, Switzerland

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.

Valley Hostel

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

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...

Lake Como Hostel La Primula

Lake Como, Italy

Great view of the lake. Decent dinner for a fair price. Room and facilities was clean, staff helpful. Overall, good value.

Cinque Terre Holidays

Cinque Terre, Italy

Great location, short walk to the seaside with easy access to the other villages. Room and bathroom was clean, kitchen area also available.

Hostel Baccarat

Nice, France

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.

Pop' Hostel

Avignon, France

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.

Living Mad Hostel

Madrid, Spain

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...

Central Backpack King

Budapest, Hungary

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.

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Thanx for your usefull comments. There are several plugs in most rooms, unfortunately the room you´ve stayed at was not yet reconstructed, but we will do so soon. It is also possible to charge things in the common room. Regarding the security, in spite of surveillance cameras, 24/7 reception, wristbands and lockable rooms it happened that lockers have been robbed. So we decided to add an extra code-protected lattice through which no unaccomodated persons will be able to access the hostel.


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.

Traveller's Haven

Bled, Slovenia

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.

Tresor Hostel

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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.

Gabriel Hostel

Brasov, Romania

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!

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Thank you! You were also very nice!

Umbrella Hostel

Bucharest, Romania

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.

The Penthouse Crib

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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.

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Thank you for writing about your experience in our hostel. I am glad it was a nice one & you felt secure and comfortable staying in TheCrib :) As you already saw -We Are in the city center - 2min to the main pedestrian street & the old town is very near. We, also, started up a new Crib hostel which is 100 meters from the mosque in the central core. But no other hostel or guest house has a roof-view over P-LOVE-div and the Roman Amphitheater like TheCrib has ;) Thanks again and take care!


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.

Hostel Zeus

Athens, Greece

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.

Youth Hostel Plakias

Crete, Greece

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!

Katerina And John Hotel

Santorini, Greece

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!

Youth Hostel Oia

Santorini, Greece

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!

Paraga Beach Hostel

Mykonos, Greece

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.

Hotel Stella

Kusadasi, Turkey

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.

Bahaus Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey

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!