Reviews: DesmondElBrando

Location: Australia, Gender: Male, Age: 20

Hands down the best hostel I have ever stayed in, staff are amazing Dale, Bryan and Niko deserve a mention for just being amazing blokes. Always someone on hand for info, or a drink. Cheap and amazing breakfast, and great atmosphere, I made some awesome friends here. Rooftop terrace is great for a drink, and the bar is a great place to start before hitting up the tapas all round the city. Would definitely stay here again!

Sant Jordi Arago Hostel

Barcelona, Spain

Really awesome hostel, great atmosphere, great staff, cheap dinner and sangria every night. Really lovely place to stay, would definitely stay here again

Youth Meeting Home

Florence, Italy

Only stayed for a night, but nice enough place. Great location, but the lockout is way too long. Definitely would recommend this place, but it's not much of a party hostel.

Camping Serenissima

Venice, Italy

This place is not 20 minutes from Venice, it's 40 at least. Staff were helpful, will make calls for you if you don't speak Italian. There is a bus stop outside and it's only €1.30 but you are no where near Venice itself. Good value for money, we couldn't afford to stay on the Island and this was a nice enough compromise, and they happily upgraded our room for less than we should have paid. Camp ground was good, Venice not so much, only need a night.

JUFA Salzburg City

Salzburg, Austria

Not a hostel, hotel with some dorm rooms. Staff were dismissive and a little bit rude, had to put the movie on myself but no big deal. Good location, short walk to the sights of Salzburg, cheap cab right from the hauptbahnof

Carpe Noctem Vitae

Budapest, Hungary

This was an amazing hostel, quite possibly the nicest I've seen in Europe. It's a party hostel, but not at all pushy about it. Events organized every night, with the 3 other hostels in this chain. Very cheap and good facilities, bloody awesome staff, Canadian Jesus was hilarious and great to hang with. Definitely stay here if you're coming to Budapest.

Czech Inn

Prague, Czech Republic

Awesome hostel, good enough location only a 250 kruna ride from the train station (don't let the taxi driver charge you more.) no kitchen, but really helpful staff, we missed the walking tour and one of the guys walked us to the next place. They sell public transport tickets at the desk, and give directions for anywhere you to go. One of the nicest hostels I've ever stayed in, very clean and big bathrooms, I would recommend to any and all.

Pegasus Hostel

Berlin, Germany

Great hostel, walking distance from town but close to the s-Bahn and metro. Really helpful staff, no atmosphere since the place was full of school groups but that's hardly their fault. Cheap beer and good kitchen, but horribly slow wifi.

Wira Hostel

Hamburg, Germany

This place was a bit of a hole. In the middle of the red light district, pretty dodgy. Only one staff member who was an unhelpful moron, the rooms don't lock and when I woke up the front door was wide open and a chair was propping it open, very surprised I had nothing stolen. Will not stay here again.

Hostel Alex30

Stuttgart, Germany

Nice enough hostel, walking distance from train station, only stayed for a night. Bit pricey and very little to do in Stuttgart, otherwise quite nice

Amsterdam Hostel Leidseplein

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great staff, great atmosphere, perfect location; pub crawl starts right next door to the hostel. Met some really cool people and the staff were happy to hang out and chat. A guy I was staying with had his iPad stolen, but other than that perfect hostel

Brussels Hello Hostel

Brussels, Belgium

Great hostel, met some cool people and staff were Helpful. Bar was closed on the Saturday night for some reason, other than that it was a great place.

Aloha Hostel

Paris, France

Ok place, no atmosphere and useless staff, had to put the movie on ourselves Cheap for Paris though and in a good location