Reviews: MadScience

Location: England, Gender: Male, Age: 39

Nasca Trails B&B

Nazca, Peru
94%

Very nice stay here. the guy who runs the place is very nice and helped me with all of my questions and more. would easily recommend. comfortable stay.

  • 12th Feb 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Pisko & Soul

Cusco, Peru
91%

I had just got over a very bad bout of travel sickness and suffered in a very cold Cusco hostel unable to leave. arriving here was heaven. warm comfortable and very cosey. i recoved fast here and felt human again once leaving. lovely stay.

  • 9th Feb 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


VIP House

Cusco, Peru
66%

Its an ok place, but i found it cold and the wifi in my room did not work. Staff are polite and the location is not far from the centre of town.

  • 5th Feb 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


El Tuco Hostel

Cusco, Peru
94%

A great little hostel, the moment i arrived 'Coco' (the owner) said to me "this is your home now" and it honestly felt that way. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, with warm showers, the wifi works great, everything is clean and looked after. As a traveller one of the most important things for me is trust and i knew i could trust Coco. he helped me booked my tours, looked after my bags while i was gone for days and always had answers to my questions. A 5-10 min walk from the centre. easy.

  • 22nd Jan 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Santa Cecilia

Sucre, Bolivia
91%

lovely place with lovely people who run it. room very comfortable with big comfy bed. short walk to town centre. very happy here. wifi in rooms poor though.

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Hostal Republica

La Paz, Bolivia
74%

Comfy room although a little dusty. Wifi rarely worked in my room. the building its self is beautiful and well placed. staff helpful.

  • 24th Dec 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Hostal Provenzal

La Paz, Bolivia
89%

very comfortable room. loved the rooftop kitchen for breakfast and coffee looking out over the city. good wifi. stayed here twice.

  • 20th Dec 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


The Adventure Brew Hostel

La Paz, Bolivia
71%

Wasnt the cleanest place but it did the job. seemed like a good social life was to be had but i only stayed one night and after a long journey across the boarder that day i just hit the hay. wifi upstairs wasnt great.

  • 19th Dec 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Hostal Colonial

Arica, Chile
91%

Very comfortable stay. very good wifi. was very happy here. very nice people own the place

  • 11th Dec 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


71%

only stayed one night so cannot comment on the atmosphere, but my stay was comfortable. a bit way from everything though.

  • 10th Dec 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Hostal Laskar

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
83%

Great Place to stay. made some good friends and really enjoyed myself. Good Wifi and garden area. only issue is two showers and toilets, but wasnt a big issue. recommend.

  • 24th Nov 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Aji Verde Hostel

La Serena, Chile
80%

Nice hostel with lovely staff. had a very comfortable stay here. made some friends and enjoyed myself. Recommend this hostel.

  • 6th Nov 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Andes Hostal Serena Centro

La Serena, Chile
74%

Staff very nice, the guy who met me on the night i arrived was very helpful. the hostel its self si fairly large in a hodge podge respect, but ultimately i slept well and was comfortable. i stayed only one night so i cannot comment on social aspects or facilities. close walk to town centre.

  • 5th Nov 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Kombi Hostel

Santiago, Chile
77%

Good Hostel, very close to the best santiago night life. however for that reason its noisey every nght because of the surrounding night clubs. however if you want to meet people and party then this is your place. staff polite and facilities worked well.

  • 30th Oct 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


B&B estilo Colonial

Santiago, Chile
83%

A lovely lady runs this guesthouse. It's her home and you rent the spare bed rooms. the house is very tidy and comfortable, breakfast every morning and no problems with wifi or access to facilities. Its better for a couple i think, as a solo traveller i felt a little out of place. but i recommend if you want a quiet, clean and comfortable place to stay and unwind. 20 minute walk to the main road and bus routes. No atmosphere if you wish to meet people though. not a hostel.

  • 28th Oct 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Castillo Surfista Hostel

Santiago, Chile
89%

Nice place, with nice people. had a good stay here. made some friends. went to a party and enjoyed my self. garden is nice at night with peeps and beers. Recommend.

  • 22nd Oct 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Bellavista Hostel

Santiago, Chile
74%

had a private room, was large and comfortable. No other guests when i was staying so cant comment on the atmosphere. located in the heart of Santiago's night life. so a little noisey but good food and drink options near by.

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Parrón de Colores

Santiago, Chile
89%

A house with students and visitors. clean tidy little rooms with good wifi. Just along way from central or anything to be honest. but a nice quiet stay, none the less.

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Hostal Providencia

Santiago, Chile
60%

I stayed here once in a private room and got a wonderful room in the new section of the hostel. clean, well lit and with a big tv. i left santiago and when i returned i booked here again. For the same price i got put in a paper thin partition in the old section, huge gaps in the walls, dust from the building work which started at 7am.. BANG BANG BANG. *Radio music * BANG BANG. dark, cold, damp, noisey. it felt like a prison cell!! i left the same day and demanded a refund. 50/50 win/lose here.

  • 6th Oct 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Eco Hostel

Santiago, Chile
71%

An ok place. Not in a great part of Santiago, not dangerous, just not very pretty. Wifi was not very good. slow and alot of disconnects. People who work there are nice and friendly. Atmosphere is ok if you speak Spanish. Cold at night.

  • 2nd Oct 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Guesthouse WASABI

Tokyo, Japan
97%

I stayed here for 1 month, extending multiple times. i traveled Japan for 3 months but stayed in Tokyo for 1 month, its a great city. During my Japan travels i experienced multiple difficulties finding good, well priced accommodation. But when i booked into Wasabi i was surprised at its quality, easily the best hostel i stayed in while in Japan. The people who work there are great and i cannot speak highly enough of them, making me feel at home among friends the whole time. I miss Wasabi GH!!!

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Hotel Raizan South

Osaka, Japan
80%

Nice little waldrobe sized rooms with a matress and TV, better than capsules. Good Wifi. 10 minute walk to train station. Comfortable stay.

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Hotel Mikado

Osaka, Japan
80%

Nice place, clean and comfortable. Wifi worked well. Always booked out though, so if you choose to extend make sure to do in advance and not last minute.

  • 30th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


1night 1980YEN Hotel

Tokyo, Japan
91%

Good place. comfy large capsules. great wifi. clean and new. Nice staff. great value for money. 2nd best place for backpackers in Tokyo IMHO. Recommend.

  • 21st Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Capsule Inn Kinshichou

Tokyo, Japan
69%

A traditional Japanese Capsule hotel that has opened its doors to backpackers. My issues. No charge sockets, forced to leave my laptop out in the hallway to charge it in the wall. No private showers, public bathing with middle aged business men. Over priced, cheaper and better is available in Tokyo. Wifi was very bad unless downstairs in the reception. Not very well located. Small lockers, large enough to fit a suit on a hanger but nothing else. No atmosphere.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


83%

People complain, but i found the staff very friendly (english fine) and the place its self was comfortable and i had no real complaints. to be honest Japan is a bit odd when it comes to hotels and finding one regardless of price on weekends and during peak seasons is sometimes a complete pain. Kawase is the cheapest you will find and the most comfortable for that price ticket in tokyo and i stayed in Japan for 3 months 6 weeks of which was in toyko alone. its cheap, does the job, i stayed twice.

  • 9th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Central Backpackers Hostel

Luang Prabang, Laos
80%

To be hoest i didnt stay here, i booked but ended up in their sister hostel because i ran into a group of people on the Mehkong and chose to hang with them. But apparently its a good place.

  • 16th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Parami Guesthouse

Chiang Mai, Thailand
77%

Nice place, a little walk from centre but nothing bad. rooms clean and good wifi. staff helpfull. Nice place, would stay again.

  • 8th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


At Baan Khun Hostel

Chiang Mai, Thailand
74%

Comfy hostel, no real compaints except for the showers which was not so great, wet slippery and dirty. shower toilet combo, so nothing worse than trying to enjoy a wash surrounded by the odor of the last (#2) toilet user. However beds comfy, wifi was 'ok', and it was a good oportunity to meet people.

  • 5th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Dozy House

Chiang Mai, Thailand
89%

Loved Chiang Mai, and this was a lovely little hostel that made me feel very welcome. Lovely people run it and work there and i have no complaints. very nice. wanted to stay longer in fact but they where booked out :(

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Sivarin Guesthouse

Bangkok, Thailand
100%

I stayed here twice, upon returning to bangkok i knew where i wanted to stay again. Its a quiet and beautiful hostel out of the way down a quiet street, but its not far from the noise and bad behavior of Khao San road if you want to party. i made some good friends here and enjoyed my time in bangkok alot. always returning at night to a quiet and clean well run hostel Ive traveled around the world for almost 19 months now (still going) and this hostel is still within my top 3 hostels. Miss it

  • 25th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Patong Backpacker Hostel

Phuket Patong Beach, Thailand
71%

I only stayed two nights but its a good hostel if you wanna meet people and party. the older lady who runs the place called mumma is great, attitute and motherly concern. i enjoyed my stay.

  • 22nd Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Sleep Sheep Phuket Hostel

Phuket, Thailand
69%

Nice hostel. but when i visited it was empty. a ghost house. its clean and the location isnt bad, the wifi worked well and the people who run it nice enough. for me it was a bed for a couple of nights before i left Phuket town which to be honest is pretty dull.

  • 20th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Slumber Party Hostel

Krabi Ao Nang, Thailand
69%

It's a party hostel so noisey. private capsule beds got hot at night despite Air con and fans in the room. bar downstairs which was good for meeting people. location is a long walk to everything its litterally at the end of a long road leading to the beach. staff where nice, all westerners. biggest gripe, the shower toilet combo upstairs. cold water and limited room. im a big guy and washing drying my self in that space was a pain. Plus the TP kept getting wet. resorted in buying my own.

  • 9th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Thaksin Grand Home

Krabi, Thailand
63%

It's a nice enough place, i was comfortable and the Wifi worked well. cable TV with english channels in the private rooms. The dorms on the top floor are really just matresses on the floor with a flimsey locker to put your stuff in. I stayed in the private double and had no complaints. Watch for ants though. The only issue i can imagine for visitors was the location which is a good 20 minute walk to the centre which did not bother me because i love walk abouts in beautiful Thai weather.

  • 29th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Argo Hostel Rhodes

Rhodes, Greece
86%

Can't really review the hostel because it was closing down for the seasons end, but i was put up 2 minutes down the road in the owners other apartment hotel. Had my own private apartment for a few days. can't complain. Double bed, TV, kitchenette, private bathroom. all for the hostel price. Owner was very nice and i was very happy here.

  • 16th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Youth Hostel Plakias

Crete, Greece
100%

i stayed here for 21 days and still found it hard to leave. It's perfect. when i die and if there is such thing as an after life, this hostel would be where i would spend a few centuries at least. Relax in hammocks and read a book with a beer by your side. Everyone is so friendly and invitations to join in or not join in are there every day. enjoy life at your own pace and feel at home. The hostel has a friendly, trusting, peaceful vibe that slows down time. Loved this hostel.

  • 24th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Rethymno Youth Hostel

Crete, Greece
91%

Had a great time here. made many friends and stayed for way longer than i originally planned. felt at home and very comfortable. Sasa... You made me a promise... Make sure you get propper rest!! you work to hard! loved it here. well worth a visit!

  • 14th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Caveland

Santorini, Greece
94%

This place is wonderful. Had a perfect time here. It's beautiful. it's quiet. it has great atmosphere. it is a slice of heaven. i WILL return! The 4 dogs who guard the place are wonderful friendly little guys, I miss Goofy, his ears are so soft. i hope his foot is all better now.

  • 7th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Youth Hostel Anna

Santorini, Greece
80%

Nice little hostel with access to the beach and many bars. Clean and well priced its the perfect hostel for the budget traveler to Santorini. Although the people who stay here are usually 18 to 22, so if you are seeking a more grown up crowd i would suggest one of the other hostels on the island.

  • 29th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Zorbas Hotel

Athens, Greece
83%

Great little hostel. Good staff, clean and over all exactly what you expect. If i return to Athens i will check here first. The Bar is never open though :(

  • 20th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Fivos

Athens, Greece
60%

I stayed in a private room which is on the 5th floor So you will need to hoof it up 5 storeys each day. The hostel has zero atmos so if you want to meet people...tough. Its very central and right near the best parts of Athens including the flee market which is great at night. They boast about a terrace view of the acropolis but you are not allowed up there, so that boast is a lie. My room was infested with ants and the room was SWEATING HOT!! A/C worthless and smelled like stinky feet when on.

  • 16th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


69%

This is a typical Youth Hostel, its pretty much what you expect. Even though the place was run down and the facilities a little on the lived in side, i found my self to be very comfortable here. The people who worked here where very nice and i felt part of the family from my first night there. The Australian Girl was awesome. There is a bar and socializing was pretty easy. Brindisi is actually a very nice town and the best way across to Greece via ferry. would return.

  • 10th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Naples Pizza Hostel

Naples, Italy
57%

Good, But. Well located, the building and facilities are adequate. I was in a double private witha mezzanine and found it comfortable, except the windy staircase which is impossible to use if you are larger than a child. need crash helmet. I just never felt comfortable here, The 2 guys who ran the place just treated me like i was not really very welcome. strange looks. The cleaning lady would start at 7am and shout for hours as she worked. The common room was noisy until 4am, so not much sleep

  • 5th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)


Prima Base Hostel

Rome, Italy
63%

I found Prima Base to be a good enough hostel, the staff where polite and helpful even though the English spoken was limited. There is very limited atmosphere here so meeting people is not likely. The distance from Rome was not an issue, 10 min walk to the metro and then 15 min by train direct to Termini. If you are a backpacker then this is nothing. I can't understand the negative reviews given for this issue. Overall Cheap and typical Hostel that does the job. Would stay again.

  • 1st Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (44 reviews)