Reviews: Anonymous

Francesco's

Ios, Greece
97%

Best place to stay in Ios and one of the best hostels we have ever stayed in, if not the best. The rooms plenty of space and always have hot water. There's a free shuttle to and from the port and they even put the bags in a ute so you don't have to carry them up some stairs. Close to the nightlife but far enough away that it's quiet, Alex gives you a mini tour when you get there so you know where everything is. Pool/view are awesome. Great atmosphere for travellers. Only neg wifi really slow.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Martin's lodge

Peniche, Portugal
83%

Martin's was a cool place to stay, best thing is you can check the surf at supertubos and baleal from the roof or loungeroom. Pedro and Filipa are really friendly/helpful. Kitchen well equipped and loungeroom comfy with pay tv. Wifi works well. Downside no lockers, fair walk to anywhere to shop/go out, extras all cost eg laundry, wetsuits 20 euro a day, bus to baleal 8 euro, all add up, also one shower is tiny and the other didn't work. Overall would stay again especially if on a surf trip.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Inn Possible Lisbon Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
89%

Super new hostel with the comfiest beds and best showers I've had in a hostel. The kitchen is new and well equipped and the wifi works perfectly. There's a good laundromat very close that the hostel has discounts with and a supermarket across the street that is great for supplies. There's also pay tv with a heap of english channels. Only negatives no organised tours, fair walk to bairro alto, and often people hang out there who don't stay there.

  • 19th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


JJs Yard 2

Lagos, Portugal
97%

One of the best places we've stayed. It's in a great spot, it has everything you need as a traveller, there's no hidden costs and the hosts are amazing, they made sure everything and everyone staying there has a great time (even bought a birthday cake). They also recommended amazing places to eat and go out and came out with us too sometimes. The other hostel staff were also friendly and everyone is made to feel welcome. Highly recommended to anyone and would love to return sometime. BEST HOSTEL

  • 13th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


69%

Was an alright place to stay for a cheap price. The pros-cheap, handy to transport, bar downstairs, wifi in basement is ok, close to many food places. The cons-balcony outside our room was used for a late night drinking session by what were at least a few staff (their room also nearby), ripped off re-booking at reception (10 pound more per person than on hostel world), older staff members sleeping/yelling/swearing in common room, dodgy area late at night, no kitchen. I might go back cos it cheap

  • 28th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Astor Victoria

London, England
74%

Pretty good place, would stay here again. Wifi is ok at times other times very slow, kitchen fairly good. Our room was small (6 bed dorm) but just big enough. Often toilets were clogged but they were unclogged fairly fast, also showers very low pressure. Brekky is solid a bit of cereal is nice if you like it (I do) but if you don't nothing else. Also a million staff work here/often hang out in kitchen. Movie room is nice and there's heaps of movies. Would stay here again, it's good but not great

  • 24th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Freedom Traveller

Rome, Italy
89%

Would definitely stay here again. Close to train station and walkable distance to main attractions of Rome. The reception staff are super helpful with where to go, what to see etc and speak great english. They have a deal with a place across the road for pizza/pasta on each night and it's really cheap (although not the greatest food it's well worth what you pay). The kitchen is kind of small for a large hostel so don't plan on cooking too often.

  • 12th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Affittacamere Stella Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre, Italy
40%

Absolute bad. We chose it for 2 reasons-close proximity to Riomaggiore train station/town center, and free wifi (to book our next accommodation)-the place had neither. You check in at the place shown on the map, then some rooms are 5 min walk, while some are 15 min up very steep hills/stairs. For wifi we were told 'just go into town to a bar and buy a drink and you get free wifi.' Corner of room leaked badly, didn't discover my bag was soaked til checkout. Owner now not responding to emails.

  • 6th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Camping Serenissima

Venice, Italy
80%

Was a great place to stay for what we were looking for. About 25 mins on the bus (which does eventually get there-don't panic when it doesn't take the turn to the camp because it comes around the long way) from Venice. The campground is nice and spacious, there is a market, restaurant and camp kitchen so you have options. Our room was clean and nice, although very hot. Would stay here again.

  • 2nd Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Apartments & Rooms

Dubrovnik, Croatia
80%

This place (slightlyhidden) is in a great spot 5 mins walk up a slight but not too steep hill.If you're looking for a place to sleep-yes,if you want a hostel or something to meet and mingle with people maybe go for a proper hostel.Overall hard to rate-some things excellent-rooms are very nice and clean and some air conditioned, unexpected wifi, others average-double booked so had to change room to Grandmas room in owners house (still comfy) 2 single beds with frames makingdouble.Would stay again

  • 30th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Adria

Split, Croatia
94%

A great hostel. The facilities are top notch and the included brekky is pretty good, there is even fresh fruit some days. You walk out the door of the common room and are literally on the shore of the Adriatic, there is a diving board into the sea and everything. Wifi and kitchen all work well and are some of the best I've come across. Staff are also very helpful regarding stuff to do and helping book things if you need. Once you work out the bus to and from Split, the place is awesome.

  • 27th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Mediterranean Youth Hostel

Barcelona, Spain
89%

A great place to stay and would stay here again. There is a washing service, full kitchen downstairs and mini kitchens on each level above, and the staff are very friendly and speak good english. Only issue we had was wifi doesn't work in the "blue room" on some floors (all other parts ok). Also wouldn't really recommend the hostel's pub crawl, you meet other hostels in "local bars" but they can't cope and you'll never get served by 2 bar staff trying to cater for 60+ people coming at once.

  • 9th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Hotel Zenit Pamplona

Pamplona, Spain
83%

Everything was great, the room was very nice and clean and good value for money. However, the wifi in the room didn't work for the majority of the stay (only about 1 hour when we first arrived). We called reception a couple of times trying to get it fixed and they said they would, but it was never fixed. Found out in the morning that "the company doesn't give us enough megabytes for when we have a full hotel, so if full it doesn't work." If you need internet for work, banking etc beware

  • 4th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


94%

This hostel was excellent. The owners speak good english and were super helpful in telling us about good places to go. There is a fully equipped kitchen, the wifi works, and everything is very clean. The hostel also has ties with free walking tours, and a company who runs tapas, flamenco and pub crawls (all of which we did and were very good). It is also really easy to find, and in a great spot right in the centre of Madrid, and has shops and everything close by.

  • 30th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


PensiĆ³n San Juan

San Sebastian, Spain
71%

One of the most ideal locations for a hostel in San Sebastian right in the old town, it's great. The staff are also very friendly and speak good english. However, there is no kitchen facilities at all, and despite what the ad said in our time there there was no lounge area either which meant nowhere to hang out or meet other guests as no drinking in rooms (but one room with beds didn't have a door number so that might be in less busy times). Also the colour tv is smaller than a laptop screen.

  • 28th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Pension Amalur

San Sebastian, Spain
91%

This hostel was one of our favourite stops so far. It is in a great spot 1 min walk to the beach, 5 mins walk to the old city, and near a supermarket. The common area is great for meeting people and having a few drinks (there are neighbours so can't be loud after about 10pm but can still drink/be there). Miguel the owner was very helpful, and although his English isn't strong he uses a map well and we had no problems. There is a microwave and jug but no stove/oven.

  • 25th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Hossegor Surf Hostel

Hossegor, France
80%

Was a really friendly vibe from good people running the hostel as well as good guests at the time we were there. It was a very relaxing place to stay. Everything was very clean and well maintained. It is a fair way out of town especially if you have luggage (about 2km from bus stop/town and about 4km total from beach) was the only bad thing. Also a microwave in kitchen might be useful.

  • 22nd Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Glad to hear you had such a good time,thanks for the feedback, i will put a microwave in the kitchen as suggested,all the best for the future.

Hotel Argi Eder

Biarritz, France
91%

Hotel in a really great spot, very close to beaches and nightlife. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

  • 20th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


91%

Nice, clean hostel in a great area (Montmarte). Close to attractions like Moulin Rouge and Sacre Cour, also pretty close to Metro for getting to things like Eiffel Tower and Lourve. The staff were very friendly and helpful and there is a bar downstairs which is also good. Good atmosphere too.

  • 19th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Friend's Hostel

Paris, France
57%

Our room was a 13 bed shared dorm, but the room was a hot, windowless shed which also had the kitchen in it (room and kitchen separated by an indoor roller door). The lack of windows meant the room had a fairly strong body odour smell. The bathroom was also dirty. Also security was a concern, with anyone seemingly having access to the luggage room and 2 other guests reporting stolen property in the preceding days.

  • 17th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)