Reviews: MadScience

Location: England, Gender: Male, Age: 38

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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 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
  • (22 reviews)