Reviews: tomwhfoster

Location: Australia, Gender: Male, Age: 25

Grand Hotel de Nantes

Nantes, France
86%

Nice little place. Very cosy and relaxing rooms. Location is great, quite close to the tram lines and the main train station. Nice neighbourhood, great caf├ęs and restaurants and bars nearby. Only issue was wifi was not working while I was there.


Legends

Rome, Italy
80%

Nice place, good facilities, bit of a sketchy neighbourhood though for women, several of the women I talked to said they felt quite uncomfortable walking around here after dark. Besides that, lovely place.


1 Step from St Peter

Rome, Italy
69%

Quite an awkward stay here. Everything was very rushed, and our stay here felt like when you visit a friend that doesn't want you around, and so we walked on egg shells around the staff, like we were a burden. There is no free parking, despite the advertisement here that there is. When we arrived and asked where to park we were told to just park on the street and not pay the meter for a ticket. That is not "free parking" Very awkward stay, but lovely rooms and facilities. Very beautiful.

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,I'm sorry Thomas, on arrival we give all the details necessary tourist is room is cleaned every day, breakfast plentiful during the day all free: the coffee yogurt, pastries. to 10 cleanings radicals everywhere. I do not understand what eggs if you have your keys and open day and night. free parking by 20% compared to a fee, just turn. April 25 is a holiday in Italy and you do not pay parking.

Fattoria di Cavaglioni

Siena, Italy
100%

Perfect. This place is perfect. The location is ideal, the house immaculate, the entire property and view is breathtaking. I have no idea why the price isn't double or triple what it is, but it's not. If you're looking to spend a few days in the Tuscan country side, after a base to go wine tasting from, or just after a perfect place to spend with a friend or loved one, come here. Nothing could be done to make the experience here better.


Ostello del Chianti

Florence, Italy
71%

Great staff here, and good location if you're after a bit more of a town experience than a city one. Great walks can be done to close little towns for coffees, pictures and meals in an unbelievably beautiful setting. However the hostel is quite different, in our opinion, to the advertised image here on hostelworld. The facilities are quite lacking (cold rooms, no heating in the day, limited wifi, very limited bathroom/showers, etc.)

  • 20th Apr 2014
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  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (17 reviews)


Il Nosadillo

Bologna, Italy
83%

Loved our stay here. Had a fantastic time, the upstairs common area and kitchen was a great place to meet a bunch of people and cook up a storm. There were a few oddities about this place that unfortunately detracted from our stay, just a bunch of little things about the place that are hard to explain. Would stay again for sure, some fantastic restaurants and plazas and things to do all around the area. Travellers note, if driving here do not arrive by car. Email staff first to explain.

  • 16th Apr 2014
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  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (17 reviews)


Camping Rialto

Venice, Italy
100%

On value for money, this place delivered. For the budget traveler who cannot afford to stay closer to Venice I would really recommend considering staying here. The bus runs you into and out of Venice in about 15 minutes, and runs frequently. The showers are hot, everything is impeccably clean, there's even a clothes washing and drying facility. Staff are beyond helpful and multilingual, and the on site restaurant/cafe is great.

  • 14th Apr 2014
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  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (17 reviews)


Ostello Dante

Ravenna, Italy
86%

Great hostel. Stayed off peak here, so hard to tell how it would seem when it was more busy. The staff were great, rooms perfect, great showers, awesome free breakfast in the mornings (free cappuccino, sweet!) on site free parking. There's a little restaurant nearby that staff direct you to, the BEST gnocchi and tiramisu there, and cheap! Check it out. Great place, would certainly stay again.

  • 13th Apr 2014
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  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (17 reviews)


Maison De Dora

Pisa, Italy
77%

This was a very decent little B&B. quite out of the way from Pisa, so would recommend only those travelling via car or bike should consider it. But it had evening we needed. A well equipped kitchen, decent wifi, quirky little features and decorations everywhere. Quite enjoyable.

  • 12th Apr 2014
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  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (17 reviews)


VesuView Inn

Pompei, Italy
100%

This was a great little place for discovering Pompeii. Really close to the entrance to the ruins, and on the main road. The staff were excellent; hilarious ladies up for a chat in any of a number of languages. Great free breakfast, and everything you'd need in your rooms or the common area. Great place, would recommend. Only slight issue is it's a 10-15 minute walk to any decent places to eat.

  • 9th Apr 2014
  • Avid Traveller
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (17 reviews)


Funny Palace Hostel

Rome, Italy
80%

This was a fine hostel. Nothing great, but for the price of hostels in Rome it is value for money. Good facilities, nice rooms, location is really good too; not far from a main train station and a stones throw from a dozen great restaurants in any direction. Wouldn't really recommend it for anyone looking to socialise, in fact they even refer you to another hostel down the road if you want some nightlife.


Hostel Meyerbeer Beach

Nice, France
100%

This is a really chill and relaxed hostel. Lucas is always up for a laugh and keen to help out, rest of the staff are awesome as well. Always happy to help out, nicest crew ever. Really great location, wifi works well, free breakfast! Never worry about your stuff left in the room, just an all round great place to stay. Would certainly come back.


94%

Great place, location is awesome if you're new to Paris. Staff at the desk are legends, super happy to help with anything. Free breakfast, sweet bar menu for lunch/dinner, and a cool bar atmosphere at night. This is definitely a hostel to stay at if you want to meet new people and have quite a few drinks. Also, broadband internet that actually works 24/7 anywhere in the hostel. Sweeeeeeet.


77%

Nice little place, bit out of the way but nothing terrible. Good staff, always seemed to be happy and ready to help (if not understaffed at times) free breakfast was very nice! The rooms are pretty great too (no wifi in rooms) but good showers and beds. The bar is also pretty nice, but quite overpriced.


Miso Guesthouse and Hostel

Seoul, South Korea
100%

Lovely little place. Literally at the exit to the train station, if you're flying into Seoul, and catching the train, this place is perfect. Incredibly cozy and cute little apartments, free breakfast, awesome wifi, huge TV in living room, free PC to use, free tea and coffee, just an awesome little place in a fantastic location that I would recommend anyone to stay at you just de-jet lag. Also, cute little bar just next door, pop in for a pint and a bite to eat


77%

A bit out of the way, but if you understand the metro system it's not too bad. Pretty terrible atmosphere here, which is a disappointment because it seems like it could be buzzing when you actually see the potential. Feels like a place where people go just to sleep, not to meet people or talk or drink.


J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guesthouse

Hida Takayama, Japan
89%

Great little place! Super friendly staff, a bit of a walk from the train station (make sure you're dressed well if you arrive at the train station at 8pm and it's snowing) cozy little kitchen area for socialising, few vending machines as you'd expect, very good wifi, a few communal computers to use. Couldn't ask for too much more, they're always happy to help you to do anything. Great place!