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Reviews: Anonymous

Location USA, Gender Male, Age 29

  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Kombi Hostel, Santiago, Chile
3.7
14th Mar 2017

Upon arrival, staff seemed not to understand that I had booked in advance on Hostelworld and tried to charge me the full amount. Bedroom desperately needed to be swept, mold/deterioration in showers - the shower hose was even cracked. Loud music until 2am made sleep difficult - unclear if this was from the hostel or a neighboring location. Woke up with some kind of insect bite marks. Breakfast was good.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Residencia en el Cerro - Hostal, Valparaiso, Chile
10.0
10th Mar 2017

This quaint little hostel, converted from a 100+ year old home in a quiet corner in the middle of the Concepcion Hill area, seems more like a bed and breakfast. It is run by a family who personally prepare breakfast for every guest each morning. Apart from the TVs and Internet (which works great), the entire place seems set several decades back, as is fitting for Valparaiso. The building can be hard to find - it is the blue house in a walkway by Cafe Central. Be nice to the cat.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Bellavista Hostel, Santiago, Chile
8.6
7th Mar 2017

Located in the lively Bellavista area (10min walk from the Baquedano metro station), this hostel, converted from old row homes, boasts excellent facilities and helpful staff. The showers could use cleaning (or better, replacement) but the water is consistently hot. Internet works fine. Good free breakfast and access to bottled water. Tuesday nights, the nearby sister hostel hosts free food events you can go to, but these often are more socializing than food.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers San Pedro, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
8.0
2nd Mar 2017

Very helpful staff, great at setting up tours. The place is a bit dirty overall, but no more so than the rest of San Pedro. Not always hot water for showers. Internet works great. Kind of far from restaurants and such, but the town is so small, the walk isn't that long. Plenty of people get up early for tours, and it gets quiet early enough to accommodate that. If you're up early, the stars make an awesome sight from the central courtyard.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7.4
27th Feb 2017

If all you need is a place to crash for the night before an early flight the next morning, this is the place. When they extend the metro this way in a few years so you can access the rest of the city without depending on a cab, it will be convenient. The place itself is fine, good internet and hot water and help arranging transportation, but it's not near anything. It's possible to walk here from the airport in less than an hour, but it's through some sketchy areas. Just let them send a cab.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Pakarina, Aguas Calientes, Peru
7.1
24th Feb 2017

Hot water for shower is hit or miss. Internet works fine. Beware exposed electrical wires near the lights in the bathroom. Windows look like they could easily be opened from outside, though it's not likely anyone would climb to second floor to do so (safe in room would be nice). Looks like a family-run operation. Try to deal with the father - he seemed more honest and inclined to help than the younger staff. Breakfast is available early to accommodate Machu Picchu visitors.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Pisko & Soul, Cusco, Peru
9.4
23rd Feb 2017

Quaint little hostel in Cusco's historic area close to numerous shops, restaurants and attractions. Rooms are good, internet works fine, nothing objectionable about the bathrooms. Not everyone on staff is proficient in English, but unless a problem comes up, it's enough for checking in/out and such. Some minor roof leaks in the common area during heavy rain. Shower water isn't always hot.

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Thank you for the review: - yes we have one guy in the staff is learning the english, - in february the rains in Cusco is really heavy - the shower is hot, but in your room 102 you need to wait around 5 minutes to come the hot water best regards

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
6.6
20th Feb 2017

Good location near the old town historic sites. Breakfast was pretty limited. It would have been nice to have hooks near the showers so you can actually hang your clothes up. Internet worked consistently. Noises from the shops below the hostel lasted well past midnight sometimes.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Destino Nomada, Bogota, Colombia
10.0
14th Feb 2017

Great place to stay. Good location close to numerous museums, parks, and the Transmilenio system. There hostel organizes regular events and activities, but they are usually held elsewhere, so the hostel itself is generally pretty quiet. Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful with planning, and the extensive breakfast is a nice bonus.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Arcadia Hostel, Medellin, Colombia
8.9
10th Feb 2017

Good place to stay. The hostel seems like a converted home, so the common area can be a bit cramped. The occasional evening meals and get-togethers are a nice touch. Helpful staff. The hostel is tucked back in a neighborhood, so while it is pretty quiet, it's also a bit of a walk to get to. And there's a hill involved.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, Cartagena, Colombia
8.9
5th Feb 2017

Nice place, lots of help with tours, and a lot of room at the hostel to just hang out. Good location within the Walled City. Free soap for the showers is a plus. The music at the on-site bar can be kind of excessive, but they usually turn it down around midnight. My only complaint is that the staff didn't have much information about the local public transport system.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Siriri, Panama City, Panama
6.0
1st Feb 2017

Party hostel. Not much of interest nearby, just a typical urban setting. Plenty of restaurants and shops, though. Maybe 20 minute walk from the paths along the Pacific, which is nice (then another hour+ to the Old Town area). The staff when I was there seemed to have limited English and wasn't too inclined to help with setting up tours. The daily banana pancake breakfast was nice. Some internet outages for several hours at a time, not sure if that was the hostel or if that happens in Panama.

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Hi Sir , thanks for your review, about your afirmation , i would like to know what are you based on to say this is a party hostel , we close the common areas at 24:00, we only have a little stereo, we do not have bar , and we serve the breakfast from 8:00 to 10:30 , and everymorning you will find the hostal perfectly clean because the nightguard does his job. And yes you are right , not all the people working here speak good english, but this is problably because english is not the mother lenguage of panama. Un saludo y muchas gracias Vicky y Pablo !

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
8.9
19th Oct 2015

Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Location is a bit of a walk from CBD, but not too bad. Enough nearby amenities for food and traveler supplies. Clean facilities, pleasant atmosphere and a nice range of 'extras' such as the theater room and pool table.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Koh Lipe Backpackers Hostel, Koh Lipe, Thailand
6.3
5th Nov 2013

This isn't so much a real hostel as it is just basic rooms to sleep in. No common area or kitchen, etc. No working wifi at the time of visit, though they did have running water 5 of my 6 nights there. Really nice that it's right on the beach, though kinda far from Walking Street, the main area of Koh Lipe. I only saw 2 showers and 2 toilets for the guests, which resulted in backups at times. Personal storage lockers were appreciated. Overall, not bad for budget accommodations.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Siem Reap Hostel, Siem Reap, Cambodia
8.3
30th Oct 2013

With a bar, pool and restaurant, this place seemed more like a resort. Helpful with everything, including transportation and Angkor Wat tour arrangements. The place also makes a point of employing locals at good wages to help with the development situation in the region. Dorms are clean with safes under the beds. Only suggestions would be more hooks for hanging stuff in the dorms and maybe curtains around the beds.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Mile Map Hostel, Bangkok, Thailand
9.4
22nd Oct 2013

Great place to stay. Helpful staff, clean, secure, though kinda far from many of the attractions in Bangkok. My only complaints would be; get thicker curtains for the north facing windows to better block the light from your big outdoor sign; and find a different company to arrange transportation to Siem Reap by bus. The current company is involved in the common visa scam at the border (as outlined in wikitravel for Poipet).

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Our Melting Pot, Manila, Philippines
9.4
16th Oct 2013

Great, clean, friendly place to stay. Manila can be a challenge, but the tours organized by the staff are a great way to venture into the city and some surrounding locations. I just wish they offered more out-of-city tours. The breakfast each morning was a big help, as was the designated 'party spot' on the roof. Only two complaints: no laundry facilities, and some restaurant across the street playing music until late at night. But this is Manila: noise is to be expected.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Here and Now Hostel, Hualien, Taiwan
9.4
11th Oct 2013

Excellent hostel. Clean facilities, helpful staff, free local treats sometimes, and good location near train and bus stations. Kind of far from the shore, but bikes can be rented nearby. The only things I would recommends: curtains around the dorm beds for added privacy; and rearranging some of the lobby furniture to make it a more comfortable area to socialize. Maybe replace the big table and bench with a counter and some more comfortable chairs. But overall, I thought this was a great place.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Pink Rosa, Taitung, Taiwan
5.7
7th Oct 2013

Really needs a deep cleaning. Despite a general lack of doors and separate rooms, the isolated nature of this place about 20km north of Taitung in Dulan village means security is not an issue. Easy walking distance of all Dulan, several beaches. Owner, Berry, is quite nice and helpful, though rest of staff needs to be prodded for information. Having a flyer that lists useful info like the wifi password, check in/out times, how to get free water, and how to get to nearby attractions would be good

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Cleaning is all done, cheers... caught you at an off moment maybe ...;) Dulan102 is an open style dorm hostel (4 dorms on 2 floors all connected) 'social' security and personal safety are still strong in the village... ;) we have lockers though... thx for your flyer suggestion ... would save a lot of explanation...working on it, together with a Dulan map... constantly on the look out for good people too ... but 57% Benjamin, really...? Best regards, Barry

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
On My Way Taipei Hostel, Taipei, Taiwan
9.1
30th Sep 2013

Excellent dorm accommodations. Simply having a curtain for your bed really helps with privacy, while the personal shelves and storage locker were very convenient. Staff was very knowledgeable about everything from attractions and activities to currency exchange to food options. The laundry room could have used a bit of cleaning, but apart from that the facilities were very new and fresh. The only downside is that the inn is so far from central Taipei, though it is only a 3min walk to the train.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nahbi Guest House for Backpackers, Gyeong-ju, South Korea
9.1
14th Sep 2013

More shelves and clothes hooks on the walls in the dorm room would make organizing your things during the stay a bit easier. But overall, I really enjoyed my stay there.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hello Guesthouse, Busan, South Korea
8.9
11th Sep 2013

Great place. The only thing I would recommend is more clothes hooks in the dorms and maybe shelves near the beds; just something to set my glasses on would have been convenient. Apart from that, the free breakfast was very helpful, as were staff recommendations on things to do in Busan apart from the beach.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Fukuoka Hana Hostel, Fukuoka City, Japan
9.7
10th Sep 2013

Perhaps my favorite hostel in Japan of the 5 I stayed in this trip. I found the curtains around the dorm beds to be very helpful. My only recommendation would be to have backdoor access to the riverwalk directly.

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Dear Benjamin Thank you for staying with us and great review! We are super happy to hear that hana hostel is your favorite hostel in Japan!!! Awesome! We will see if we can make backdoor to the riverwalk, great idea, it seems lil difficult for some security reasons thou. However we will do our best! Thank you :-)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Kyoto Hana Hostel, Kyoto, Japan
9.4
25th Aug 2013

Excellent stay. Maybe having rental kimonos to add to the ryokan experience would be my suggestion if they really wanted to change anything.

View Property Reply

Thank you very much for your comment:) Kimono rentals! Thank you for your suggestion:) Actually we added Kimono as a present for 4th nights coupon service! Limited ones though. Thank you again, and hope to see you again!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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