Reviews: Anonymous

Location: USA, Gender: Male, Age: 27

Yakamoz Guesthouse

Istanbul, Turkey

Great location, just a minute away from Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Incredible staff really made a difference. They were always available and actually fun to be around. I hung out with them at reception and drank tea and chatted with them almost every night I was there. Bathroom cleanliness was a little iffy (toilet was good, shower not so much), but the rooms were clean enough and free lockers (with locks) in the room were good. Incredible value, would stay again without hesitation.

PLUS Camping Jolly

Venice, Italy

Lockers only available at reception for 1€ a day. Must provide own lock. Terrible location (about 1km away from the nearest direct bus to Venice, which takes 20min). Hope you don't mind walking. Super helpful staff. My dorm was clean, but the heater didn't work (stayed in early March) so it was pretty cold at night. Very touchy hot water in shower. Free soap and shampoo, though. Also shuttle to Venice only operates during high season. All in all, for the price, I would stay again.

PLUS Florence

Florence, Italy

Keycard access to rooms with storage lockers available in-room (provide your own lock). Located near bus stops and train station, and only a short walk from Il Duomo. Staff was very helpful. Atmosphere was great (I had amazing roommates), but there were a lot of high school age kids staying there. Daily housekeeping with bedding changes was nice. Meals available (not great though). Pool and DJ booth downstairs. Only downside was that I couldn't get the hot water to work in the shower.

Hostel Miles

Prague, Czech Republic

Great location, just above a metro stop so easy access to everything. Security is decent. Storage lockers available for every bed with provided locks, but the doors to the rooms don't lock automatically. My room was quite loud at night as the window overlooked a main street. Staff is very helpful, but there isn't really anything to do at the hostel itself. Free coffee, though. Great value, would stay again.

MEININGER Amsterdam City West

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Paid for a room in an 8-bed dorm. Was given a single-bed room with private bathroom and shower for no additional cost, plus an unadvertised 10% discount. Score! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. SECURITY: Keycard entry to room. Never felt unsafe in the building. LOCATION: Directly next to Sloterdijk Station (easy access to Centraal). STAFF: Extremely friendly! ATMOSPHERE: Bustling. Great vibe. CLEANLINESS: Spotless. VALUE: Couldn't be higher. FACILITIES: Plenty to do on-site.


This hostel is located in an FJT (Foyer de Jeunes Travailleurs). As such, it's held to much higher standards, which was nice. My room was clean and cozy with my own private bathroom. While there were two beds in the room, I did not have a roommate. A bit on the small side, but when you're only one person with one bag, that's all you really need. SECURITY: Keycard access to room. Awesome. LOCATION: Not close to center, but not a far walk. CLEANLINESS: Spotless.