We had a very pleasant stay at the Loft Hostel - it has a very relaxed atmosphere and it is easy to talk to people and hang out together at night. Important to note, though, that it is a pretty small hostel (around 15 beds) so if you are up for meeting lots of people to go for crazy partying, this may not be your perfect place. For everyone just looking to chill in a relaxed atmosphere, would definitely recommend.
One of the best hostels I have ever been to, but also one of the most expensive ones (not just the stay also auxilliary services: washing one load of laundry is about $10). However, facilities, location and especially the breakfast were amazing. One thing to improve though would be installing individual reading lights and power outlets at the beds. As information for travellers, I would add that most guests at Cty Circus are on the more 'mature' side, i.e. median age is probably mid- to late 20s
Great hostel! Hightlights are the nice terrace, good breakfast and modern facilities, great atmosphere and the helpful staff. Recommend!
The hostel was alright - I guess, there aren't any excellent hostels anywhere in Chisinau ;) The hostel is bascially a converted apartment. This is also its biggest drawback: there is only one shower and one toilet and there is no basin to wash your hands after using the toilet, if the shower is in use. That said, the atmosphere was good and the staff was alright.
Great hostel, that remains true to its name: this really is a party hostel! Great base for going on pub crawls or otherwise partying. However, that also has a downside: it is not uncommon for people to puke in the sleeping room or drunkenly disturb everyone in the room. Also, I understand that they make their money with alcohol, but the beer is quite pricey and no outside alcohol is allowed. In any case, the staff were very helpful in organizing onward travels. Thanks for that!
Good hostel, with a relaxed atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff in a very secure neighborhood. However, it may not be the best place to meet other travellers, if you travel alone as I did. Also, while there are a number of bars and restuarants in the immediate neighborhood, travelling to the city centre actually takes a little bit of time. I would say it's ideal for people or better yet, couples, looking for a more relaxed stay.
Great hostel! If you look for a place with great atmosphere to meet other travellers look no further. In addition, the staff was outstanding: since there were not enough people for the regular pup crawl due to low season (which I'm certain would have been awesome btw ) they took me and another guy on a private trip to a couple pretty neat clubs - awesome night, great effort to make guests happy, great hostel experience! Recommended!
Great Hostel! The staff was outstanding - they really went out of their way to help me create a video for my sister's 18th birthday. When I'm in HKG next time, I'll go here again!
A good hostel. Somewhat unusual, it is actually a family-house made into an hostel which gives it an interesting atmosphere. It is pretty hard to find despite the directions given. Try to go on a walking tour with the owner - very cool.
Solid hostel - nothing special though.
Very professionally-run hostel. Be aware though that it has a very strong focus on partying - if that's not what you are looking for then a different hostel may be better.
Really good place - a hotel really, not a hostel. Outstanding and super-helpful staff!
- Couple, 25-30
- (24 reviews)
Overall, an average hotel. One of the staff speaks basically no English, which makes communication difficult. Also be aware that there is more than one Ruby Hotel in town - they failed to tell us and we had to pay another 80K to the taxi driver to get us there. However, they were nice in offering a place to sleep until our actual room was ready. The room itself was rather underwhelming but ok for the price.
Good hostel, great staff, excellent location. If I could change one thing, it would be getting a better commons area - maybe on the rooftop?
- Couple, 25-30
- (24 reviews)
Overall, a below-average experience. The location is good and they have alright facilities (rooftop restaurant, bar/commons area etc.). However, the staff`s English was mediocre at best and the fact that they always want to have money upfront (even in the restaurant they brought my food to the table and then asked for the money on the spot) was kind of offputting. Also, the bathrooms need better cleaning. Next time, I´ll stay somewhere else.
Overall a great hostel! Atmosphere is great, they have an awesome swimming pool and the rooms are great, too. Oh, and they come and pick you up. Mildly offputting is the price of the food - it feels like they really try to squeeze money out of you. I still strongly recommend this place!
Overall a solid hostel. I liked the tipps & tricks on Cambodia the owner was giving out. Also the breakfast is nice (you have to pay extra though). Location is alright, too. Only downside was that the hostel at times looked a little run down (not terrible, but could use a new paint job, new beds and/or lockers).
Okay-experience. Somewhat unusual for a hostel, it basically occupies one level of an office building. That means there are no windows and only artificial light. Also you need to be aware that it's at the center of Phuket's night life strip. Great if you would like to party, but not very relaxing. I liked that the bathrooms were very big and comparatively clean.
Simply a really great hostel - best facilities (beds, rooms etc.) I have ever had in a hostel plus really clean. Only drawback is the location - though not terrible by any means it doesn't want to make you stay for an extended period.
A good hostel - a plus is that there are 2 showers and 2 toilets for every 8-bed dorm. To become excellent, it would need a commons area and the cleaning lady would have to work a bit more diligent (which isn't to say it was outright dirty).
Good hostel with great facilities (2 showers + 2 toilets for 8 people) and a very helpful owner, Ryan. Downsides: no commons area plus there is some construction going on. But overall, very good experience.
This isn't really a hostel: it's a Tatoo parlor with a room upstairs where they crammed as many bunk beds in as possible. There is one shower and one toilet+shower for 14 people. There is no commons area plus the price is ridiculous. It is, however, very close to the Full Moon Party site - which is probably the only time anyone would ever book there. Oh, and the staff is friendly, at least.
A good hostel experience - especially the staff was very helpful (they also rent out scooters and help you with the booking). Two things to improve: the hostel didn't have a commons area and also the toilets/shower area could really use a fan. the way it's now, there is a constant smell. Overall, a reasonable hostel, especially if you are looking for something cheaper.
Overall a solid hostel - just a little far out: you'll have to take the metro train to get to the city centre. But if you like it quiet for a couple of days, you will like it.