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Reviews: matthewfrancois2417

Location Canada, Gender Male, Age 33

  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Hostel Villa Angelina Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
9.1
9th Jun 2016

This is a great little hostel, with the staff making it exceptional. They were able to answer all my questions and book any tours etc for me with ease. Follow the instructions they email you on how to get to the hostel to save yourself from walking up hundreds of stairs. They have a kitchen and eating area which is nice since Dubrovnik is quite pricey. The hostel was very social and it was easy to meet other travelers here. I'd totally recommend this place.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
The North Face Inn, Pokhara, Nepal
9.4
31st Mar 2015

This was a great place to stay in pokhara! Very kind and helpful staff. They arranged our tickets and provide pickup and drop off at the bus station. Facilities were clean and the room had a great view of the lake and mountains. WiFi worked in the room and was reliable for Nepal. The hotel is down a quiet street close to everything. We'd definitely stay here again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
The Siem Reap Hostel, Siem Reap, Cambodia
9.4
7th Oct 2014

The staff make it a great place to stay! It's easy to be social with other travelers here, and take a break from exploring the temples. For checking out the ruins, you can easily book a tuk tuk through the hostel, which is great because they won't try to scam or upsell you on ridiculous stuff like others you might hire outside of the hostel. They also provide free bicycles if you want to explore that way as well. Great food in the restaurant, and close to markets and bar street. Good wifi! Great

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
BackHome Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9.7
6th Oct 2014

This is my second (or is it third?) time staying here and everything was wonderful as always. Very clean, super comfy beds, and very kind and helpful staff. Good WiFi. If you're visiting KL or have a stop over, check this place out!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
3Howw Hostel at Sukhumvit 21, Bangkok, Thailand
9.1
25th Aug 2014

This is a great hostel! Ultra clean, nice private bathrooms/showers, nice staff, and close to BTS. Beds were comfortable and clean. Wifi worked everywhere. Only issues were that the aircon was rarely turned on, except in the rooms and reception, and they would turn it off in the early morning so you'd wake up sweaty. Also, their listing says they have a restaurant, cafe, and rooftop bar but they don't. Despite all that, I'd definitely stay here again! Great place.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Suneta Hostel Khaosan, Bangkok, Thailand
9.1
18th Aug 2014

This is a great, clean, and safe hostel very close to Khao San Road, but in a quieter area so you can sleep. I met lots of other cool travelers here. I stayed in the cabin dorm, which at first seemed like a good idea. Unfortunately, I found the beds very hard. Also, it didn't seem particularly safe, since someone could latch your cabin door from the outside, trapping you inside. I think light-blocking curtains instead of doors would be safer. Other than that, great place to stay.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Banilah, Chiang Mai, Thailand
9.1
23rd Jul 2014

This is a great guesthouse. The staff are very nice. When you arrive they tell you everything you need to know about the area and Chiang Mai, and they're always around for questions. The room I had was clean and comfortable. My only issue was that the Windows didn't really keep any sounds out and my room was right beside the road, so I could hear other guests and motorbikes at night. Luckily the area is generally pretty quiet.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Bodega Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
9.4
16th Jul 2014

Great hostel. We stayed in a private room and it had everything we needed. The staff were super nice, and can book transportation etc for you. The location is right in the heart of Patong, close to all the restaurants and bars. The have a nice little restaurant too.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
BackHome Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9.4
10th Jul 2014

I stayed in the 4 bed dorm. What was amazing is that each bed in the dorm is a super comfortable double bed! The place was spotless too, with very kind and helpful staff. I'm definitely staying here again the next time I'm in KL.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Meander Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
9.4
4th May 2014

This is a great, brand new, clean, hostel. The staff are exceptional, and did a great job of making me feel welcome in Taipei. Location is great too, close to the metro and busy walking area of Ximen, but in a quiet area so you can sleep. Great common area for meeting people. Super clean bathrooms and great showers. It's actually really hard to think of anything bad about this hostel. Maybe my only suggestion is to put hooks in the toilet stalls to hang your stuff, like in the showers.

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We're glad that Meander is one of the best hostels during your travel and is able to become an unforgettable memory in Taiwan.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Yesinn @Fortress Hill, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
6.0
29th Apr 2014

Tiny room but it was clean and functional. No hot water at all in the bathroom.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Sanlitun Youth Hostel, Beijing, China
8.6
11th Apr 2014

This is a great hostel and definitely the place to stay if you want to party in Beijing. Great location and staff, and meeting fellow travelers is easy. I stayed in the dorms and also a private room and they were very clean and comfortable. My only criticism would be that the public and private bathrooms smell pretty bad all the time, even when "unused". Seems to be smells wafting up through the drains. Not sure what the hostel could do about this, but it was really the only downside of my stay.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
365 Inn, Beijing, China
10.0
31st Mar 2014

I've stayed in a couple of hostels in Beijing and this one is absolutely great! Very clean, good beds, friendly staff, and close to the Forbidden City etc. It's right on a busy walking street with tons of restaurants so there's lots to do. It has a restaurant and bar in the front, but the rooms are quiet. My only suggestions for the hostel are to put power outlets beside each bunk, and to provide soap and a way to dry your hands in the washrooms. But really, everything else was great! Thank you!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Han Tang Inn Hostel, Xi'an, China
8.9
24th Mar 2014

This is a great hostel, right near the bell tower and close to the Muslim Quarter. The beds are comfortable, the staff very kind and friendly, and it's easy to meet other travelers. They have tours to all the sites, and although I didn't go on them myself, other travelers I met did and they had good things to say about them. My only suggestion to the hostel is to do something about the showers in the bathrooms. The whole rooms gets soaked when you use it. Otherwise, this a great place to stay.

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Thank you for all aspects of the location, staff and service in our hostel. because of your recognition and support, we will continue to work to be a completely different and amazing, but comfortable Hostel. For the problem you mentioned, we will be renovated, thank you for your timely feedback to us. Here we wish you a pleasant journey. See you next time.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
9.1
13th Nov 2013

The beds are fantastic; comfortable, private, and clean. This is a "chain" hostel, connected to a bar/restaurant. I met tons of cool travelers in the bar, but you have to be comfortable in such an environment. If not, it might be difficult to meet people at the hostel (as a solo traveler). They don't have a kitchen, but everything else was great.

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We're pleased to see the lack of a kitchen didn't seem to put you off staying with us too much, I'm sure you knew about this beforehand. It's great to see how much you loved it and as a solo traveller we're happy to see you loved the bar! St Christopher's Inn GDN

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Amistat Beach Hostel, Barcelona, Spain
10.0
5th Nov 2013

This was my second time staying at this hostel, and I can only say good things about it. Brand new, super clean, and a cool atmosphere that makes it easy to meet other travelers. If you love the beaches of Barcelona, stay at this hostel. Free breakfast, tasty nightly meals, and super fun pubcrawls / "night tours" with an excellent guide Frida.

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Hey thanks for your review! We like to hear that you had a good time with us, so we hope to see you soon! Have safe trips =)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
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  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Way Hostel, Madrid, Spain
8.0
30th Oct 2013

PROS: Perfect location in Madrid. Activities every night, a nightly pub crawl, "free" walking tour. Clean bathrooms. Traveling solo, it's a great place to meet people. I'd stay again. CONS: Lockers in my room were all broken except for mine, which was subsequently broken into (but nothing stolen). So now they're all broken. Most of the shower heads were busted too, and not much hot water. HOSTEL: Turn the music down a bit in the lounge to make it easier to talk. Turn off the TV to make it social

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Amistat Beach Hostel, Barcelona, Spain
10.0
19th Oct 2013

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • matthewfrancois2417
  • Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
INOUT Hostel, Barcelona, Spain
8.9
18th Oct 2013

No customer comment

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

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