I only stayed for a night, unfortunately- this place seems like a lot of fun! Lots of young people (guy to girl ratio was like 10:1 haha). The bed was very comfortable- small lockers so your bigger bag will be on the floor which is fine. Bring a lock in case. Walking distance to the beach area, and it's pretty to walk along the oceanfront. At night most people head up towards the bar and hang out. Everyone was chilling in groups and talking- and I think there was a bar game going on? Good vibes.
I only stayed one night as I did Machu Picchu the night before and my flight left from Cusco the next morning. I had stayed in the Millhouse in Buenos Aires before, so I knew Millhouse was good. Like I expected, it was huge- there was a beautiful courtyard with people playing ping pong. There were lots of open spaces. The sheets they gave me seemed to be new! The bed was very comfortable, with a lamp and a little ledge to place your stuff. Bathroom was fine. Overall good- relaxed atmosphere.
I didn't actually stay at this hostel. READ THIS before booking. When you arrive in Ollantaytambo, Chaska Wasi is in the lefthand bottom corner of the square when you first drive in. It will be hard to find. Your taxi driver/collectivo van driver will likely tell you where Chaska Wasi is- this is the ORIGINAL Chaska Wasi, which is down an alley and is now named Sumac Chaska. The owners of these two hostels fight, saying each person stole the other's name/building/etc. I would just avoid both.
I LOVED THIS HOSTEL! Security- they have huge locker cages that you can put suitcases or big duffels or whatever you want in- just bring your own lock. Beds are clean and comfortable. Location is good, walkable distance to Casa Rosada and San Telmo district. Every day/night there are activities planned if you want to join- walking tours during the day (Carolina, the tour guide, is very knowledgable and funny) and at night the clubs are so fun. Be aware of South American time! I want to go back.
Overall nice hostel. I was here for a night to check out the Brasil side of Iguassu Falls. The bed was comfortable, there is A/C if necessary. Lockers are small so I left my stuff out but locked. Showers were hot and nice, and the bathrooms were clean and very nice. Atmosphere was okay- there weren't that many people and everyone had stuff to do. Free breakfast was fabulous. They literally serve you! A plate of fruit and one of bread/cheese/ham. And juice/coffee/tea. Far from Falls though.
Living Cat's Hostel is has an absolutely beautiful courtyard! I also got one of the cool rooms around the balcony on the top so I felt like a princess. Beds were very comfortable and warm, and met some great people. Walking tour wasn't so good (but I got a guy who was substituting though). Location was about 10 min walk from Plaza Mayor, so pretty good. Bathrooms were kind of gross; there were annoying push button showers, and once there was a giant poop on the floor that stunk up the place...
The hostel was fine. Nothing absolutely amazing but nothing terrible either (I've had both), it's right in the middle! I have had friends stay that say they loved it. I think it is very nice and home-y. The free sangria is delicious and the dinners are always delicious, definitely recommend! The walls are a bit thin and the sheets and blankets are also very thin; it gets pretty cold at night which is interesting since it is pretty warm outside. I felt very safe and secure, which is always good.
Yes! hostel is one of the top hostels I've stayed in (and I have traveled a lot!) It has a great home-like feel, with comfortable and warm beds, sliding lockable drawers underneath, and wall sockets/lamps right on the wall next to the bed. The showers were great and everything was very clean. The people were amazing--the people who work at this hostel seem like they have so much fun, and they really make the entire atmosphere so great. The bar/parties at night are awesome and the dinners=yummy!
Loved this hostel. AMAZING location, and very busy and bustling. Good food, and really nice rooms and beds. Would definitely stay here again.
I love all the Wombats hostels! Anyway, this one in particular--so I chose the Base because it was the cheapest option. I wish I chose the Wombats hostel that was a little closer (I forgot the name) to the metro stop (Simmering), but this one was fine. Staff was excellent, rooms and beds were warm and comfortable and clean, overall very nice place.
The location was a bit out of the way, but I still love the Wombats chain. Always fun and decorated really nicely, warm and comfortable rooms, good and knowledgeable staff, fun bars. Good place to stay! But not near nightlife at all.
Their advertising gimmick as the worst hostel in the world was a great strategy, because I had horrible expectations. It turned out it wasn't so bad! Bunk beds, and free sheets and linens. The locker was skinny, but it was all right. Overall it was okay. I wish it was close to the red light district, but it was like a 30 minute walk from the Centraal Station.