When you book here realize that you will be in the middle of phi phi party central. The music from the beach is deafening well into the wee hours and people in your dorm might be partying along. Just know what you're getting into. A big plus is that the staff are five-star hotel professional, graciously helpful, and reacting to any issues in a flash. A negative is the poor security - although there are solid bedside safes the doors of the dorms open out into the street. Clean. Wifi was spotty.
Great location, clean, good wifi (but only from the common area), good security at the door. Atmosphere was just okay but most travellers are just passing through and YMMV. Help at the front desk was anywhere from the best ever (thanks for helping me arrange my tours and transport) to disappointing (but It's a tough job maybe someone was having a bad day). I was pleased to have stayed.
24 hour security, good free wifi, good location. I thought three things distinguished Gili Backpackers: (1) the place is clean and they are hyper-proactive about keeping it that way, (2) the staff are exceedingly welcoming and helpful, and (3) with thanks to the staff they create events and an atmosphere in which you can't help but meet people - while you can also chill alone in your room or dorm when you need to take a break. Great place. Recommended without reservation.
Good free wifi, helpful staff, good 24 hour security. I was impressed by the facility itself: the dorms are very well built and surprisingly private with concrete barriers between you and the other guests; the showers were also spacious without a crowd or a rush at the end of the day and hot water when I was there. Not much of a social scene but YMMV. A bit of a walk to the beach but it did seem safe at night and Kuta is a big place. I was happy to have stayed there and I do recommend it.
An excellent traveller's hostel. All the basics well executed. Great location right between the ferry jetty and downtown Fort Kochi - a short walk to everything. Good free wifi in the common room. Clean. Very helpful and friendly staff. I had a similar positive experience at Vedanta's Varkala hostel. Both recommended.
Good location, good free wifi, clean tidy room, excellent bed mattress, hot water, affordable on-premises restaurant, helpful and pleasant staff. I was very happy to have stayed with OM.
Spacious and breezy common areas. An excellent location close to the beach, transport, and a short walk to all the sites including Jaffa. The free wifi was quite good in my room (and from the room's deck) but not accessible from all the common areas. The private shower rooms were especially clean and spacious with ample hot water and quite a treat. A very good place to stay in TA.
Cheers Hostel is exceptional for its good location (right in the centre, easy to get to via public transit), its very friendly and helpful staff, the generous and healthy Turkish breakfast they provide, the free wifi that works well, and their fun top-floor pub with a spectacular view of Hagia Sophia. The only problems might be that the bathrooms are a little cramped and aged and the pub might be a little noisy (although they seem to shut the music down well before midnight),
My room was on the small side - but - everything else about Mango Rooms is fantastic. An atmospheric location, excellent free wifi, a kind, cheery, and helpful proprietor (he went out of his way to help me), a well appointed and super-clean room, and very good building security including a solid room safe. Its right in the centre of the old city and very quiet. However, if you have a lot of luggage - this is not the place for you since you are a little distant from the city gates.