Reviews: Anonymous

Absolute Backpackers

Mission Beach, Australia
86%

This hostel was one of the nicest along the east coast. You have loads of space in the kitchen and a nice garden. The only downside was that our doubleroom could be opened with any key and we didn't have any lockers inside. But as Mission Beach is so small you don't really worry about that. They have free tours and walks to spot wildlife every day. It was just great!

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


86%

We could lock our room but it opened without a key. (You just had to turn the lock with your thumb.) And as it was a double room there were no lockers. Otherwise the hostel was brilliant. Clean and spacious kitchen, nice showers and toilets - and the staff was especially helpfull and nice.

  • 22nd Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your positive comments. We've since checked the lock in your room and we can not find any fault with it. If you were using your thumb on the lock from the inside of the room, then this is normal - by law all doors must unlock from the inside of the rooms without a key :) Also, we have free lockers available in the common area.

Cool Bananas

Agnes Water - Town of 1770, Australia
63%

The rooms weren't locked as nobody locks the sliding doors plus there were no lockers. The biggest problem about the atmosphere was the boss always speaks harsh and loud. So even if you're at the other end of the room you hear what he says (or complains about).

  • 16th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Pippies Beach House Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach, Australia
66%

The rooms are airconditioned and clean. (The tents probably aren't.) The communal kitchen is small and rather dirty. As it is located 50m from the Greyhound bus stop and the Fraser Island pickup stop (the same) and close to the beach it could hardly have a better location.

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Dolphins Beach House

Noosa, Australia
57%

The rooms are basically just open and don't have any lockers. The kitchen is cleaned daily but our co-inhabitants were quite messy and it was dirty 15 minutes after cleaning. The same held for the bathroom. As there are many kitchens and too few pans it is common to go to different kitchens to get a pan. The pans available are not good either. And one shower/toilet combination for two rooms is typically just not enough if half of the inhabitants are women.

  • 10th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Backpackers Holiday Village

Byron Bay, Australia
69%

It's confusing that you have to get your own cuttlary at the reception for a depot and that they don't tell you that on check-in (maybe they just forgot for us). But the good thing about this arrangement is that you're sure your plates are clean ;) The kitchen and reception is closed quite long in the morning to catch the first Greyhound bus. Really nice pool!

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Backpackers HQ

Sydney, Australia
71%

You pay a deposit for everything and even need to give a credit card as security if you leave early. (It's not a problem, just cumbersome.) If you leave early (e.g. 7am Greyhound) the kitchen opening hours might lock your things in the fridge. The next store is 3 walking minutes away.

  • 29th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Point Break Backpackers

Christchurch, New Zealand
63%

My girlfriend got bites all over the body after staying here for one night (Though I did not). The kitchen wasn't clean at all and the stove wasn't good either.

  • 27th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Oaklands Lodge

Auckland, New Zealand
89%

The hostel is everything you want: clean, tidy, well organized and the staff is friendly. A trip to the city center costs you 1.90 NZ$ one way though as it lies a little south. But we're happy to pay that price for such a great hostel. The only bad thing you could say about it is that there are too many information stickers all over the place.

  • 3rd Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Millenium House

Valparaiso, Chile
63%

The hostel is a little bit hidden. You need to get good directions or have a taxi that brings you there and tells you how to find it. (Basically where you need to go up.) Otherwise it's a cosy little hostel that's adjacent to the artist's neighborhood and only a 5 minute walk from a nice viewing point and the center.

  • 27th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Moai Viajero Hostel

Santiago, Chile
74%

It's not in the center of the city but you can still walk there. The walk from the bus stop to the hostel is about 5 to 9 blocks (depending on which stop you arrive at). The hostel itself is tidy, nice and clean. The staff was very helpful and the breakfast was nice (eggs, bread, jam and fruits).

  • 27th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Pariwana Hostel Cusco

Cusco, Peru
86%

The hostel itself is great. Clean rooms, big common area and everything you're looking for. Sadly they lost/mangled our return reservation (after Machu Picchu) so we didn't get our original room back. A missing reservation can be quite frustrating at 11pm if you rose at 4am. Furthermort the BBQ was supposed to start at 8:30pm, started at 9pm and had a long queue until about 10pm (which is when we finally got our meal).

  • 16th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, very sorry for the misunderstood about your reserve, and thank you for the feedback, we always are going to do our best effort for make you feel at ease, also we never lost a reserve, because your stay and them, are our reason for being and also our happiness, also sorry for the BBQ but in this time of the year (rain season) we do not can do anything for some delays, we are going to do our best to improve our services, also to have you back soon - Pariwana Cusco Team

The Adventure Brew Hostel

La Paz, Bolivia
83%

The location is great as it is located 5 walking minutes from the terminal. You can walk to the city center as well. Our shower curtain was a little bit short and the bathroom had a slight smell. But otherwise it's a nice and good hostel.

  • 9th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Hostal Eucalyptus

Potosi, Bolivia
83%

The hostel is more of a hotel in the way that all rooms are privates. They are nice, large and clean. Breakfast is perfect - with scrambled eggs and good bread.

  • 5th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Hostel in Salta

Salta, Argentina
74%

The BBQ night was great and we met a lot of people there. The rooms are a little bit small so you have to see where you put your stuff but otherwise it's really nice. The common areas are comfortable, nice and large.

  • 27th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


A la Gurda Hostel Tucuman

San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
69%

Even though the hostel advertizes itself as having airconditioning it only offers it in private rooms. This is quite a thing during the hot months. But otherwise it's a nice place to stay.

  • 24th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We sorry about your comment because when you booked a bed at the shared dorm you already know it doesn't have air conditioning, if you read the description of every room we offer you could see easily that we only included that in private rooms. Even we dont used to answer the comments we believe that in this case we need it because its not right what you said. Regards, Jimena

El Guembe Hostel House

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
80%

We only stayed one night. It's very close to the bus station. They even let us stay all day in the lobby and shower after check-out.

  • 18th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Hostel Park Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
80%

Really close to the bus station. The building is getting older which you can see everywhere. Matresses are getting (too) old as well. But it's a good starting point for your visit to the Iguazu Falls. The staff is very helpful and friendly.

  • 16th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Santa Mix Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
94%

We stayed for four nights and had fun every evening. The staff was very helpful and had new ideas to complement ours. The hostel is rather small (15 beds) and you get to know each other easily. Except for the steep road up to the place it's just perfect and we would recommend it to everyone.

  • 11th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Candela & Chocolate Hostel

Santa Marta, Colombia
74%

It's located quite close to the waterfront in the center. For breakfast you can chose between two menus and there are no free seconds (you can buy them though). So if you are the hungry type it might not be enough. Otherwise it's a nice little hostel.

  • 17th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


77%

The jacuzzi on the top floor really makes the atmosphere and makes watching the sunset even more enjoying. As the hostel is located near the bus station allows for quick arrival and departure. So perfect if you just do a stopover from/to the airport. We don't know whether the location is good to acutally see Cancún. The Hostel is on a busy street and during the night it was very loud even with closed windows. Also we could easily hear the people in the next room.

  • 8th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Hostal Chalupa

Tulum, Mexico
63%

The hostel is located at the northern end of the town on the road to the beach (which is > 3km though). There is a supermarket just around the corner. You are not allowed to cook meat in the kitchen (vegetarian cooking only). If you're not a vegetarian this might get cumbersome if you stay a little longer. The Bathrooms were cleaned once a day, which didn't prevent the shower from starting to smell from bad water though. The staff was helpful and gave us maps, directions and tipps.

  • 5th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Viatger Inn

Campeche, Mexico
77%

Located near the center of Campeche the hostel is quite new and clean. The rooms are not 5 bed mixed dorms though. There would be space for fourteen people. But we don't know whether they fill the rooms or not (we were 6 in the room).

  • 3rd Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)


Hostel Cathedral

Mexico City, Mexico
91%

The rooms are quite small. But that's what you get for the perfect location at the Zocalo. The staff and especially the director is very helpful and gives good advice. The breakfast on the top floor terrace is tasty and the view breathtaking. There is also entertainment such as walking tours and salsa nights. We can warmly recommend the barbecue even though it starts quite late. A travel angency is right next to the reception area.

  • 25th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (24 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comments and recommending our world famous Wednesday´s BBQ! Happy travels !