Reviews: marioogazzola3857

Location: USA, Gender: Male, Age: 24

Mongolian Steppe Guesthouse

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Dragon King Hostel

Beijing, China

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Street Backpackers Hostel

Hanoi, Vietnam

Very cheap, very clean, very well run, and perfect location. The couple that run the hostel and their family are great. Lio can take you out to eat Vietnamese delicacies such as dog and snake, which I definitely recommend doing. I got robbed in Hanoi, but Lio and his wife were very helpful and wrote down what happened for me in Vietnamese to take to the police station, and then even gave me a free ride to where I needed to catch a train for my Sapa tour later. Best hostel I stayed at in Vietnam.

Hue Amazing HomeStay

Hue, Vietnam

A modest but very well run hostel. The family that runs it is very nice, and the owner even offered to take me to my bus station for free as I was leaving. I mostly stayed in bed since I was sick while I was in Hue, but the staff always offered me a smile when I came downstairs. Its on the same street as many bars and bigger hostels, but I would definitely recommend staying here due to the staff's willingness to go out of their way to help you.

Hop Yen Hotel

Hoi An, Vietnam

Cheap and close to the center. Much closer to the old quarter than the two more popular hostels, Sunflower and Greens. Lockers were nice though they didn't seem to have enough for the whole dorm. Luckily I managed to get one, but would be upset had they already been all full. Not as social as the more popular spots, but if you're looking for something cheap and close to town look no further.

Easy Rider Hostel

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Staff was very nice and funny. The location is good and it is very cheap, and the rooms are standard. They have a sister property called True Friends Inn which has a better common area, and has an included breakfast for only $1 more. Good hostel, though if I had known before hand that I could stay somewhere with the same management that has a nicer common area and food included for just an extra dollar I would have preferred to do that.

Enjoy Da Lat Hostel

Da Lat, Vietnam

Huge lockers under your bed which was nice. It is difficult to find if you don't know what you are looking for, so make sure to read the directions. Otherwise it was a nice hostel, a little small but they do the best they can with the space available.

Budget Hostel

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

A simple hostel, but as the name implies it is meant for those on a budget. Nothing out of the ordinary, kept reasonably clean, staff is helpful enough, and they offer trips at competitive prices. Location was great, its right by the main backpacker bar area, but not directly on the street so that it does not get too noisy.

Hostel Nomads

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

First time I've had a plug inside a locker. Very convenient for leaving your phone or camera charging. The location is good, and the staff is helpful. They provide you with no hassle tuktuk drivers, and will even send someone out to pick you up from the bus station. The drivers that pick you up hope to take you on trips, but as they offer low, no BS prices this is not a problem. Lots of great travel info available at the hostel as well, they are very knowledgable and can help you with your trip.

Purple Monkey Pai

Pai, Thailand

Still a little rough around the edges, but a great budget option for Pai. The staff is nice and it has a cool atmosphere, although the bathrooms and showers were a little dirty and the water didn't work for a bit while we were there since they get it from the river.

A Little Bird 2 Guest House

Chiang Mai, Thailand

The staff are amazing. They are incredibly nice, incredibly helpful, and always greet you with a smile. They were very flexible with my booking, as I asked to cancel a few nights in order to do a trek as well as a trip to Pai, and they allowed me to cancel the night before both times with no issues, and even let me keep my bags there until I returned. Had an issue where I got pulled over by the police for riding a scooter without my drivers license, and the staff helped me sort it out.

Khaosan Road Rainbow Hostel

Bangkok, Thailand

Not all the lockers work. Location is perfect right by Khaosan road. Staff is nice but won't go out of their way to help you. The food downstairs is very good though, I recommend eating there at least once. A good option for those on a budget, but if you can afford to spend more I'd go somewhere else.

The Nomad House

Koh Phangan, Thailand

I loved this place. The staff is all great and very friendly, the atmosphere is awesome, it is kept as clean as possible (even through the abuse it receives during full moon time), and its definitely the place to be before heading out to whichever party is on schedule that night. Met a lot of great people at this hostel that I kept seeing again throughout Southeast Asia, and have recommended it to every person I've met who is making their way towards a full moon party or Koh Phangan.

Spicytao Backpackers

Koh Tao, Thailand

The best thing about this hostel is the atmosphere. They work hard to ensure that there is a community feel, and although I was only there for 2 nights this definitely stood out. They organize group activities at costs lower than tours in town, and provide ample opportunity to spend time with the other guests. It is a little bit far from the main strip, but it is easily walkable and the distance was well worth the awesome atmosphere and friendly faces.

Samui Hostel

Koh Samui, Thailand

A good hostel. Doesn't stand out in any way, but definitely a nice place to stay.

Chill Out House

Koh Lanta, Thailand

Its a little dirty as it seems a lot of the places in the treehouse community of Koh Lanta are (mostly because of how dusty the area is, not due to any fault of the staff in cleaning), but it has an awesome vibe, and very chill staff. It may be a bit out of your comfort zone for some, but if you have an open mind and think staying a few nights in the tree house community sounds fun, I definitely recommend it.

MrLocal Dorm Rooms

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

There is a small desk on the balcony which is sometimes staffed with someone to help you check in, but there is no 24/7 security as promised. This is an issue because as soon as you walk into the sliding front door (which does not lock) you are inside the rooms. There are lockers, though not all work. The place is dirty and there are too many beds packed into one room, and for all this it is a bit pricey. Better off finding a bungalow once you arrive on the island.

Bodega Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Staff was great and very helpful, the hostel has an awesome vibe, and its located close enough to all the madness that its still convenient to walk, but far enough that the noise is not an issue.

A Beary Good Hostel

Singapore, Singapore

Wasn't very social when I was there, but this may be more due to the other travelers staying at the same time as me. Otherwise a great place with helpful staff and a convenient location due to the proximity to the metro. Check out some of the food courts near by, they are cheaper than Newton Circus but just as good.


Very well run, central location, their bar is the place to be in Cairns, although it is a little expensive and there's no free wifi. This is the case with almost anywhere in Australia though, so can't complain too much.


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