Clean and modern... But So many Mosquitos without air conditioning ! And the window does not close flush against the pane so they get in no matter what! Good wifi though and it was nice having some maps, bus schedules in the room . Make sure you contact with arrival time!!
Nice hostel but one qualm-We pay extra for rooms that have A/C but the first night a Dutch girl thought thr A/C was too cold and had it turned off when she came back from partying. A few hours later my boyfriend went and asked the person on duty to turn it back on because Mosquitos were flying in the windows. He said no. There were heavy blankets in the closet, we didn't understand why that wasn't suggested to the girl at first. The next AM, the other two couples agreed it was unbearable.
Wifi was great- even worked in rooms. 2 minutes from a HUGE supermarket and the tram was so easy to use. Igor had great recommendations on where to go all over Croatia-- not just in Zagreb. Check out the Museum of Contemporary Art while in Zagreb... I loved it!
A bit tricky to find, but people in Split were more than willing to help us. No A/C was brutal... And no proper fan. It was actually a space heater with a fan setting. Other than that, wifi is decent, location is excellent. Look for the Nimba signs.
Loved this place!! Atmosphere was awesome... Special thanks to Mel, Kelsey and Aaron. Wish we could have stayed longer! Great kitchen, proximity to supermarket, cheap wine, and town... Pickup and drop off at the port was so easy. Thank you!
Bar isn't actually a functional bar because the neighbors complain... So you'll have to go into town to drink anything. I think the staff there is just overworked... Our bathroom wasn't cleaned and trash wasn't emptied in 2 days. We also gave our laundry to be done, and it smelled good but my underwear was still dirty and our shirts still had deodorant marks on them. Either they threw both loads in one washer and nothing got wet, or just threw our clothes in the dryer with a sheet.
You have to pay for wifi and A/C. There are prostitutes wandering the streets every night but we still felt pretty safe. They are just trying to make a living. Great location near a kebab place, but the supermarket is is small and expensive. You turn in your key whenever you leave the hotel, which we thought was weird. I always hid my wallet and/or iPad before we locked up. Beds were saggy, and a lot of street noise in the AM, but we were also on the first floor...
The best hostel we have stayed at so far in our 6 weeks of travels! We has a private in a separate apartment building. It was so quiet even though you are so close to everywhere! The girl who checked us in also gave us a really nice tour on our walk to the room, which was a nice touch. Wifi was great, breakfast was free, it was overall a great value for our money.
Do the walking tour!!! george was an amazing guide. we had a private on the 4th floor and the wifi was non existent, and pretty bad even in the common room. Location makes up for everything though.
Only complaint was there were no lockers or even a looking door for each hostel room. No AC was also an issue as the side of the room closest to the common area got no air circulation. Uli was awesome though, and had tons of amazing hiking information! Pays to have a car in Crete, just FYI we drove everywhere.
Great staff, free breakfast and pick up/drop off from port. We came for 3 nights and ended up staying for 6! Location is at the very top of Perissa but we rented a quad for less than 15 dollars a day for 5 days down at Lucas' Motos down the road. Not the fanciest ATV but it was a good deal and allowed us not to be bothered whatsoever by the hotels location. Internet was a bit slow but that is my only complaint. Would absolutely stay here again!
Great atmosphere with the BBQ area upstairs. Met some cool people even though we were not in the dorms. Shower and bathroom was our biggest complaint-- the shower just looked dirty and our toilet ran and we would have to fil up the tank with water every few flushes. Marcos was great-- he picked us up from the port and recommended great food around the area. One last thing... Pepes Souvlaki has the best pita and gyro in all of Greece... You MUST go!!!
Mamas was great! Christina had the best suggestions for beaches to go to, where to get groceries, rent a mo-ped, etc. Only weird thing is we think the room keys work on all the rooms, but there are three large lockers (big enough to fit our backpacks) that are in the room to lock up your stuff. We would definitely return to visit Fokos and Panoramus and go paddle boarding at Kalafari. Next to Kalafari there is also a spot with restaurants called Anna Bay.
Our double room with ensuite on the 6th floor was nice, but no Internet access. Only scary part was coming home at 2am and finding one of our suite mates sleeping on the folding chairs in the ensuite kitchen. How is that even comfortable??The communal kitchen downstairs was filthy with no rags to clean up, and mold growing everywhere. Computers on the main floor were slow as well, and we never received a proper tour to discover that there were more on the first floor or the dorm rooms.
The cleanest hostel we have stayed at so far so kudos to the whole housekeepimg staff!! Great kitchen. Is a little bit out of the way would be my only complaint but cheap grocieries are available just across the street. Also, we were the oldest people there at 25 and 27, but that could just be the scene of Barcelona as a whole.
Having stayed at both the gardens and the beach villa hostels we actually preferred the gardens. The people were amazing, and since the hostel is a bit removed from the downtown, really creates a community amongst backpackers.