Reviews: Anonymous

Pousada Galo Suiço

Maceio, Brazil
60%

Room 13 is hell. This is the room at the front and probably the only one that gets the traffic noise from the major road just outside. The aircon was broken meaning that it was too noisy to leave on overnight making it uncomfortably hot to sleep. After killing about 20 mosquitos in the room, we tried blocking all entry points to the room to no avail. I received more mosquito bites here than anywhere else in the world! Having said all that. I think all other rooms would have been fine.

  • 5th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


La Jangada Hospedaje

Leticia, Colombia
71%

We were lucky to be upgraded to a room including private bathroom for one night for free. This room was very nice and comfortable as it also included cable tv which was not in the other rooms. We ended up having to stay a couple of extra days waiting for our boat to Manaus so moved in to the private room at the back of the hostel with the shared bathroom. This room unfortunately did not have good ventilation which resulted in a mouldy smell :(

  • 13th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


The Dreamer Hostel

Santa Marta, Colombia
91%

More of a resort than a hostel. There is a shopping centre close by, but don't expect to be within walking distance of anywhere else. There are buses nearby though and it's quite likely you won't feel the need to leave the hostel anyway. The pool is spectacular! Whilst the staff at The Dreamer spoke perfect English, the driver on the trip to Minca arranged through them spoke only Spanish, which may be an issue for some.

  • 22nd Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Hostal El Hangar

Medellin, Colombia
77%

Perfect location for the airport. Easy to catch a bus in to Medellin leaving you close to the Botero Museum. We were able to check in early and also get driven to the airport for our flight for free. No noise from planes, but we could easily hear the tv noise from the room next to ours. Super good showers!

  • 16th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Cali Hostal

Cali, Colombia
80%

Fine for a short-stay. Private room is small, has a decent kitchen. One of the staff, Fabian, was extremely helpful looking after us - recommending best ways to get to the airport and pointing out what can be seen and done in only half a day in Cali (we ended up eating cheap and delicious traditional Colombian lunch in a restaurant in a car park and going to the zoo) Muchas Gracias, there should be more people that go above & beyond like you.

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Hostel Caldas

Popayan, Colombia
86%

We had a minor annoyance in that we had to change rooms after our first night as it was converted from a shared bathroom to a private bathroom. the accommodations were comfortable and the kitchen was huge

  • 13th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Quito Airport Guesthouse

Quito, Ecuador
83%

Did the job just fine for us as a place to stay the night before an early flight from the new Quito airport. I wouldn't stay any longer as there's very little in town. Getting here without using a taxi, however, was more the challenge but we saved a lot of $ so was worth it (website will give you instructions, I suggest printing a map before you go there as there is a 5-10min walk from the bus stop and we nearly got lost)

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Hostal Marsella

Quito, Ecuador
86%

Great value for money accommodation located conveniently between the historical area and La Mariscal district. We stayed there twice - both rooms were clean and had good hot water. Beds were harder than normal but totally fine. Wifi is better if you're not staying on rooftop. Front door always locked. Not particularly good for socialising as no real common area. Estuardo was particularly helpful in informing us how much a taxi should cost as well as where not to be at certain times of the day.

  • 29th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Marcilia Beach Bungalows

Mancora, Peru
77%

Pleasant getaway from the hustle and bustle of Máncora. In saying that, apart from the beautiful beach there's very little to see or do here that's short walking distance (Máncora is S15-20 mototaxi ride away, Los Organos 30-40min walk) so you'll likely be eating at their restaurant a lot, which can add up as it's not cheap. Bungalow was spacious and clean. Broken shower problem was quickly attended to.

  • 16th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Hospedaje Dimar Inn

Lima, Peru
91%

The staff at this place could not be friendlier. Front door to the hostel is almost always locked, meaning you have to ring to have the staff let you in. Not only is this great from a security perspective, but we also always ended up having a chat with them whenever we came or went. The room was comfortable and clean. The hot water and Internet perfect. Make sure that you close the windows at night even if it may be a little hot or else biting bugs may come in for a snack.

  • 9th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Ecopackers Machupicchu

Machu Picchu, Peru
94%

After travelling as well as spending the day at Machu Picchu, this place was perfect to rest and recuperate with comfy beds, fluffy pillows and a clean & well-equipped private bathroom. A special mention goes out to their bar/restaurant on the top floor for serving REAL BACON on their already-superb hamburgers! You must also try their French fries with melted cheese & oregano on top.

  • 5th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Bright Hostel

Cusco, Peru
86%

Incredibly good value for money accommodation that looks to be improving daily given renovations were occurring during the wk we stayed there, which didn't bother us at all. It's 5min walk to Plaza de Armas and in particular the 5star hotel area, attentive staff, ok breakfast and surprisingly fast and consistent wifi in both lobbies and room 303. Bathroom was clean with hot water but would be even better if it had a shower curtain and a non-broken toilet seat.

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Casa Al Tronco

Sucre, Bolivia
94%

What a beautiful place to stay in the heart of Recoleta (20min walk from city centre). If you want a bit of luxury during your travels, spend time in the abode of Tania & Ebo. Recommended to us by good friends of ours, this place didn't disappoint. We have since recommended this place to others. Our private room with ensuite was spacious, clean, intricately decorated and had a postcard view of Sucre. Their Sucre region guide is extremely detailed. Minor note that wifi was patchy (but we knew)

  • 7th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


63%

In hindsight would've picked somewhere closer to bus terminal as we were only there for one night but it's uber close to the main beach. This hostel seems ideal for single travellers out to party; attention was clearly paid to communal areas but bathrooms, breakfast & twin room were *incredibly* basic. Staff member incorrectly located on the map multiple items. Another didn't understand for several mins that a deposit thru HW was paid in advance of arrival. Luggage storage room was never locked.

  • 15th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Hostal Candelaria

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
89%

Miriam was very knowledgeable of all aspects of the town; not sure if she'll be as hospitable if you speak only in English as we spoke entirely in Spanish and I could tell she appreciated it. Facilities were great given the desert location - hot water, equipped kitchen, breakfast of fresh juice, bread, EGG! and yogurt, regularly-cleaned bathroom. Comfy private room. If you want to be middle of the "action" so to speak, the location mightn't be right for you (10min walk, quiet residential area)

  • 12th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Hostal El Arbol

La Serena, Chile
97%

Couldn't have picked better in La Serena - conveniently close to city centre which we preferred (20min walk to beach), wonderful maid with a big smile & breakfast greeted us each morning, bathrooms were impeccably clean with Dove soap(!), fast WiFi in communal area and the high quality of beds, furnishings & locks in private room gave it a homely feel. The only reason I gave less for Facilities is because the kitchen can only be used by 1-2 people at a time comfortably but it was well-equipped.

  • 7th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Castillo Surfista Hostel

Santiago, Chile
89%

This place has a boutique, chilled-out feel with attention to detail paid on its interior design. At the time, it didn't seem like a place to socialise but we felt this wasn't a bad thing at all as we were out most of the time in nearby barrios. The private room is very large and comfortable for two people, breakfast was never the same two days in a row and the kitchen was well-equipped and big enough for multiple people to cook.

  • 4th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)

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Lagares Hostel

Mendoza, Argentina
94%

We really enjoyed our stay here during Christmas time. They organised a Christmas Eve party and we met wonderful people. Staff are helpful with organising tours, practicing Spanish, showing us where to go and just making you feel comfortable in general. More variety for breakfast would be our only suggestion. Location is close to San Martin but it's a 10min walk to the five parks and Ave. Belgrano which is far more interesting to be at. ¡Gracias por ayudarnos Fabrizio, Jessica y Raquel!

  • 21st Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


La Casa De Tounens

Puerto Madryn, Argentina
97%

Our favourite hostel in Argentina! It's the right size for everyone to get to know each other without being in each other's faces. Breakfast of homemade breads and cakes with dulce de leche, butter and jams was in abundance and incredibly delicious, so was the asado one night. Staff can speak English, French and Spanish which is great when you want to practice. Our private room had a mini-fridge which was a welcome surprise. Muchas Gracias/Merci Beaucoup/Thanks so much!

  • 15th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Hosteria La Posada

Rio Gallegos, Argentina
91%

The rooms are coded by colour rather than number which is a nice touch and makes this hostel feel a little bit more like a B&B than a hostel as do the provided towels, soap & shampoo. Pay TV in the room was great for us on a rainy day when we didn't want to go outside. Downstairs is a cheap 'restaurant' rather than kitchen, which given we were only here for a day wasn't a problem but did mean missing the shared kitchen atmosphere and might mean more if you are planning to stay longer.

  • 13th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


La Posta Hostel and Apart

Ushuaia, Argentina
94%

A surprisingly large hostel, completely full whilst we were there but with the facilities to handle the numbers and everything done right. A little bit outside the town centre but on the side of town with the national park and train to the end of the world. So at least on the good side.

  • 9th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Hostel de las Manos

El Calafate, Argentina
66%

Good bits first; The staff were friendly and it was easy to book great day trips to the glacier & TdP through them. The common area is large, spacious, comfortable and clean. Bad bits next; As they provide breakfast you are requested not to use the kitchen in the morning. As we had a private room, we didn't have lockers, it is requested you leave your key at reception which is not manned 24 hrs. So anybody could take the keys. My bed had a strange divot making it slightly uncomfortable

  • 4th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


The House Hostel Resto & Bar

Bariloche, Argentina
94%

Awesome staff, music, breakfast and craft beer! Strongly recommend the El Bolson frambuesa and rubia beers. Yummy breakfast of warmed-up sweetbreads with homemade jam & dulce de leche, hot drink of choice & juice included. Bathrooms cleaned daily and towels supplied. Location

  • 1st Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Rupestre Hostel

Cordoba, Argentina
86%

Deceivingly comfortable! Fast wifi in common area - had 30 min Skype video call w perfect quality. Wholesome daily breakfast of egg, good-quality fruit and bread included. Sebastian in particular was friendly and suggested delicious places to dine. Two showers shared one changing area which could've been problematic if you showered at the same time as a stranger but I made a point to shower late at night to minimise the chance and I was fine.

  • 26th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Garden Stone

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
91%

Convenient location - 3 blocks from omnibus terminal, walking distance from 3 frontiers. Room and bathrooms were cleaned daily. Was able to check-in the morning after a 20 hour bus ride. Perfect place to chill out and be surrounded by nature after a big day either by the pool or in the hammock.

  • 23rd Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Hostel Rosario Inn

Rosario, Argentina
69%

Darío (pronounced da-REE-io not DA-ree-io) was what changed our impression of the place from not promising to good. We arrived to be greeted by a staff member who made us feel we were disturbing her at 9pm. The room was small for two people but clean. The bathrooms were mouldy & hair was clogged up in the drain. When we met Darío in the morning he was very hospitable, pointed out what to do and showed us where to get great food. Also, thankfully the bathroom improved! Maybe we were just unlucky!

  • 20th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)