Reviews: desnoyerscynthia6993

Location: Canada, Gender: Female, Age: 39

Hosteria Rose Cottage

Otavalo, Ecuador

Nice cozy and quiet place nested in the mountains. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Slept on a foam mattress with lots of blankets and was super warm despite the cooler temperatures. The hot water bottle was a nice touch to warm up the bed at bedtime! (ask for it in the restaurant)


Good hostel if you want to party. However, some of the staff were not very friendly. Just after checking in in the evening, I noticed a beer spill in my room. I asked the front desk guy if someone could clean it and was told that it was not his job, it would have to wait until the cleaning staff arrived the next morning! He ended up mopping it after a bit of back and forth, but this kind of response is totally unprofessional. Worst I've seen in three months of travel through Colombia.

La Floresta Hostel

Salento, Colombia

Great hostel to chill out with nice mountain view. Staff is very helpful and friendly.

Hostel Casa del Parque

San Jose, Costa Rica

Good location, well equipped kitchen, overall nice and quiet hostel.

Lamb Tour House

Taipei, Taiwan

Clean hostel, comfortable bed, helpful staff. Very convenient location to catch the bus to the airport.

Comma Hostel

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Clean modern hostel with a homey loft feel. Well equipped kitchen. Staff is absolutely amazing and helpful.

Summer Guest House

Taitung, Taiwan

Clean basic hostel with spacious dorm rooms. Well located just steps away from the fruit market street and within walking distance to many of the attractions. Owner is very helpful.

Hostel No.76 Junjie

Taitung, Taiwan

This little hostel feels like a chalet. It is far from everything, so it can be a bit difficult to get around since the buses are infrequent. But it's the perfect spot if you're just looking for a place to relax (I ended up extending my stay for this very reason). Right next to the ocean, although you have to walk about 10 minutes to get to a beach. The kitchen is not really a kitchen, but it's possible to make very simple meals. Owners are incredibly welcoming.


Dorm rooms are very cramped, but luckily there were only two of us when I was there. Can't imagine how it would be with 6 people in there. Mattresses are the very thin style on a hard surface. Clean hostel, well equipped kitchen. Plenty of seating, but no table with proper chairs, which makes it a bit hard if you have some work to do on your computer while on the road.

Clearsky Backpacker Hostel

Hualien, Taiwan

Clean hostel that feels very new, well-equiped kitchen, nice common areas, comfortable beds. The hostel owner is friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay there again!

The Meeting Place

Taipei, Taiwan

Great common areas, decent kitchen. most dorm rooms do not have windows.


Quiet hostel with a nice relaxing outdoor area. Easy to get there, although located a bit out of the way. 4-bed dorm room was on the small side, but it didn't feel too cramped. Mattress was firm and comfortable.

Rainbow Lodge HK

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Super friendly and helpful staff. Tiny like a lot of things in Hong Kong. Very clean. Can be a bit noisy at night if people chat in the common room located right next to the three dorm rooms that make up the hostel, so bring earplugs and you'll sleep well. Easy to find with the instructions and photos provided.


Fairly central hostel close to public transit, so it was easy to go just about anywhere. Liked that it was in a traditional building, but it's a bit cold in the winter. The fact that it's a vegetarian hostel rocks!


Small hostel with a family feel. Staff was super helpful, the kitchen was very well equipped, and the bathrooms were clean. Very quiet at night, which made it easy to get a good night of sleep.

Ecopackers Machupicchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

With comfortable bunk beds and hot water with good pressure for showers in the ensuite bathroom, this was a great spot to rest after hiking for four days on the Inca Trail. The atmosphere was a bit lacking, but that's probably because I was there during the low season and was alone in a 4-bed dorm room. Food at the bar was reasonably priced, especially considering how overpriced everything in Aguas Calientes normally is. The staff was friendly and helpful.


The dorm rooms, while not super spacious, are very nice and clean. Mattresses are big and comfy, beds are very solid, you don't even notice when someone on the top bunk moves or uses the ladder. The plywood surrounding each bunk is a nice touch for privacy, and the personal outlet and light are quite practical. Items at the pub/bar are reasonably priced. The staff is very friendly and helpful. If there was also a kitchen for guests to cook their own food, it would be the perfect hostel.

CabanaCopa Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Overall a good hostel, but the staff was a bit clueless at times. Dorm room was a bit cramped, mattress of average comfort. The toilets and showers were super clean. My only major complaint is that the kitchen was very poorly equipped.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi & thanks for staying with us! Some of our staff is quite young and was being trained when you came, but now they are much better! Our kitchen is hard to maintain, we buy new equipment monthly and it disappears. We are building a new one though, so that guests have 2 full kitchens. Safe travels! CabanaCopa Staff

La Casona Hostel

Santiago, Chile

Great location, nice and clean, comfy beds and probably the best comforter I've ever seen in a hostel. Wish I could have stayed longer!

Hostel Plinio

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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Hostel City Central Old Town

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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