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Reviews: kathrynmacdonald17017

Location Canada, Gender Female, Age 27

  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Walrus Hostel, London, England
8.9
13th Oct 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Walrus. Great location, with easy access to all the major sites. The atmosphere is really cool, the breakfasts are tasty and the staff is fantastic. I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a fun experience and a convenient location!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Gallery Hyde Park, London, England
7.7
7th Oct 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Gallery Hyde Park. The location is great and the staff are so nice and helpful. The kitchen facilities are also really great and they serve a decent breakfast. The only problem I had was that the wifi signal was very week in my room (in the basement) and there wasn't a lot of room for baggage. The only lockers for valuables are located at reception on the top floor which is also a bit of a hassle. I thought the hostel itself was beautiful.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
8.3
23rd Mar 2014

This is a really nice hostel in a great location. I stayed in a 10 bed female dorm and it was really nice. The washrooms and room were kept very clean. Even though there were 10 girls sharing one room, each bed felt private and had adequate storage space for bags and belongings. The breakfast was ok, nothing special. The free tours offered by the hostel are great though and so are their maps. The street food tour is fantastic.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Valentine Hotel, Hue, Vietnam
8.3
21st Mar 2014

The staff at the Valentine hotel were really kind and helpful. It's a bit hard to find, but very cozy. I stayed two nights and really enjoyed it. The room smelled a little musty at first but once it was aired out it was great. The TV was great and they had lots of English channels. It was also very nice to have the privacy of a single room and a private bathroom.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Sunflower Hotel Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam
8.3
16th Mar 2014

This hostel was amazing. The morning buffet breakfast was delicious and the best I've had in a hostel. The staff were nice and helpful. The pick-up service from the Da Nang airport was really convenient. The pool was crystal clear. The location is also pretty good, and within easy walking distance of all the shops and restaurants.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Eco Backpackers Hostel, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
8.6
13th Mar 2014

Wish there was a common room but the pods are awesome. So private, lots of space, own lamp and outlets! Bathroom is pretty good as well. Loud if your bed is facing the street though.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Eighty8 Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
7.7
11th Mar 2014

Nice bar, bad wifi. Helpful nice staff. Rooms are ok but aircon could be stronger.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Serendipity Beach Hostel, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
5.1
6th Mar 2014

Gross no aircon rooms. Pay more for an aircon room. It's like a refugee camp. Breakfast pancakes were good but mold in the butter. Just go down the street to Monkey Republic and save yourself the trouble.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Samon's Village, Kampot, Cambodia
9.1
2nd Mar 2014

Decent room. Lots of holes in the cabin so be prepared for animal visitors! mainly cats, toads and mice! Great restaurant/common area. Great staff. Good laundry (no shrinking because it's hung to dry!). Yummy yummy food. Delicious side potatoes at brekkie covered in some peanut sauce. and DELICIOUS kampot pepper beef for dinner. so amazing. Also the showerhead is a coconut. AMAZING!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Central Backpackers Hostel, Luang Prabang, Laos
8.3
21st Feb 2014

Amazing pancakes. Great TV room with loads of new movies to choose from. Great place to chill out in the aircon. Really decent wifi (FINALLY!) Rooms are ok, bathrooms are ok.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Sivarin Guesthouse, Bangkok, Thailand
8.9
2nd Feb 2014

Good breakfast, good bathrooms. GREAT staff. Min min is a treasure. She's so sweet and helpful! Love her!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
The Nunnery, Melbourne, Australia
8.3
31st Jan 2014

Great free brekkie, decent rooms, cool atmosphere. Good location, felt safe with my valuables. Would stay again!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Dolphins Beach House, Noosa, Australia
8.6
26th Oct 2013

Great little place in Sunshine Beach. Kind of far away from town but it's a nice walk or they provide a shuttle. No lockers in room and people don't lock the doors but I still felt safe. The staff was really friendly, the atmosphere was so nice and chill! It was really clean and probably my favorite part was that for every 2 bedrooms with 5 beds each you have your own lounge room with a TV and kitchen. It's like having your own little apartment. So nice! I would stay again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Nomads Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Australia
8.9
20th Oct 2013

Great hostel. Fun bar. Nice 8 bed mixed dorm with two showers ensuite. Large room, high ceilings. Nice pool . Great location close to bars and lagoon. Would love to stay here again!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Coral Inn Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Australia
8.3
19th Oct 2013

Decent kitchen, residential area. Very quiet hostel. Nice but small rooms. Nice pool, cute pet animals. Would stay again if in yeppoon.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay, Byron Bay, Australia
8.9
11th Oct 2013

Nice hostel. Dorm rooms are two stories so not crowded. Messy kitchen but immaculate in the mornings. Deposit for cutlery. Nice common areas with TV cable, pool table, pool, hammocks. Would stay again for sure!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay, Byron Bay, Australia
8.9
10th Oct 2013

Nice place. Best 10 bed dorm I've stayed in. The bathrooms get pretty filthy with 10 girls in there but the rooms are two story so it's a very spacious dorm otherwise! Security is decent at night because they have a guard buttt anyone from the hostel can come into your room at any time because no one locks the doors. Good common areas with TVs and pool tables. Paid internet doesn't work in some rooms.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Flashpackers Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay, Australia
8.9
6th Oct 2013

There was no wifi signal in the rooms but it was good in the common room which was spacious with lots to do. Day staff were soooo helpful and nice. Kitchen was clean. Bedrooms didn't have bunk beds which is awesome! Nice washrooms too. Far away from bus stop but there is a shuttle.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Noosa Flashpackers, Noosa, Australia
9.7
5th Oct 2013

This is the best hostel I've been to. So clean, new and gorgeous. Has so many things included, great common room with wii games and wifi plus a huge tv with a library of programs! Nice brekkie. 6 bed girls dorms are adorable and have hair dryers and straighteners in them! Awesome!

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Hi Kathryn Thank you so much for an awesome and enthusiastic review of our hostel, its reviews like this that show that the work we do here is appreciated, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope you get the opportunity to come back to Noosa one day. Safe and happy travels From all the staff at Flashpackers

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Maroochydore Backpackers, Maroochydore, Australia
8.0
4th Oct 2013

I liked this hostel, although some of the permanent female residents were quite rude. Good tv room. Fairly cheap paid internet. Decent breakfast of stale bread. Good atmosphere. Be aware hostel office is closed from 11 to 4 so you won't have a place to store your bag.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Darwin YHA, Darwin, Australia
8.0
27th Sep 2013

Decent pool, nice renovated washrooms. Beds should already be made (especially for late checking!) good Aircon

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Darwin YHA, Darwin, Australia
7.1
24th Sep 2013

Nice enough pool, well equipped kitchen. Messy bedrooms (maybe if there was more storage space it wouldn't be an issue, especially considering the amount of long term stays). Had to make own bed, which was fine but pillow protector was filthy. Newly renovated bathrooms and great aircon. $5 a day for internet. Really internet should be much cheaper if you're going to make someone pay for it.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Annie's Place, Alice Springs, Australia
9.4
19th Sep 2013

free wifi and computer room, great bar and kitchen area, nice pool and laundry facilities. The only things I would say could be improved are there are no railings on the top bunks in the bedrooms (so... if you move about a lot you could fall off) and then also I felt really rushed out by the housekeeping staff. They came by like 3 times between 9 and 10 to ask me if they could clean the room. I was still packing and it added some stress. the tours this hostel hosts look great!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Base Sydney, Sydney, Australia
7.7
18th Sep 2013

Annoying that you have to pay for Wifi. Bathroom facilities are really good. The place is really large. The long term people seem to all be great friends which is nice. Stayed in a 10 bedroom. Not bad for one night... could get annoying with so many people and it was really messy. Not the hostel's fault though-- there are even drawers under the bunks which is great for storing clothes.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
The Flying Fox, Blue Mountains, Australia
9.1
17th Sep 2013

Really cool hostel. Nice rooms, a lot of long time people living there. A little cold in the bedrooms but nice and cozy in the living room with a roaring fire, free tea and friendly staff. The girl working at the desk gave me an excellent recommendation for a walk, really knowledgeable and helpful. Would stay here again, love the communal vibe.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
9.4
10th Sep 2013

Second stay. Great bar, amazing and friendly staff. They make you feel at home.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
City Circus Athens, Athens, Greece
9.7
8th Sep 2013

This was my second time staying at circus city and I liked it even better! I finally got to try the free breakfast...omg it's delicious! Greek yogurt, Muesli, fresh fruit. Such great quality. The room once again exceeded expectations. 6 bed this time and it was even better value for money and just as nice as the for bed

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Paradise Beach Camping, Mykonos, Greece
7.1
4th Sep 2013

The cabin looks exactly like the prison-y plywood shack in the photos but it's very comfortable for your needs. The shower and bathroom facilities are alright for camping. Sometimes we might get a wiff of sewage in our room but it was only once a day for like 2 minutes. We didn't need aircon for the time we were there, we were very comfy. Also get to use all the facilities of the resort although the restaurants suck and are so pricey, the bar guapaloca has nice drinks and a great bartender mike!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Caveland, Santorini, Greece
9.1
31st Aug 2013

WOW. This was such a nice hostel. Great pool, nice rooms with living space. Free breakfast and useful kitchen for common use. The 6 bed dorm is HUGE with a great lounge area with really funky furniture. The ground are also really pretty. Near enough to Thira. Best to rent an ATV to get around the island, so much fun. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Such good value for an amazing place to stay! :)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
City Circus Athens, Athens, Greece
9.4
30th Aug 2013

Such a nice hostel! I had just made a long journey and my 4 bedroom shared dorm was just what I needed. It was so clean, air conditioned, pretty... it felt like being home. The whole place is just gorgeous. It doesn't feel like a hostel at all! Really felt safe there and so comfortable. Like being at home! The wifi is also really strong. Great if you want a little comfort!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kathrynmacdonald17017
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
9.7
23rd Jul 2013

What an amazing hostel! It definitely lived up to the hype. The staff were super friendly and helpful and made you feel really welcome and comfortable. I chose this hostel because I was travelling on my own and wanted to meet people and this seemed like a really social hostel. It really was! I lived on the top floor near the rooftop bar and never found it too loud. I did however meet lots of people through the bar and the great organized activities set up by the hostel. Awesome place!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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