Reviews: Anonymous

Location: England, Gender: Male, Age: 22
77%

Great location being so close to the beach. Can rent 'beach towels' for $2, and unlimited use, which is pretty good (the towels definitely aren't beach towels though! A little small). They have a few balls you can take to the beach too, for free, a good little bonus. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable. Pancakes for breakfast every day, can't complain there. Rooms kept pretty clean. Kitchen could definitely use some work though (cleanliness & facilities wis)e


Manhattan Hostel

New York, USA
74%

Had only just opened when I was there, so it will likely have improved a lot since. Facilities were limited, so would expect them to be better. The beds were comfy and brand new. Bathrooms were a bit ropey, they could definitely use some work. Great location, nicely near a subway stop. Good WiFi, friendly staff, kept generally clean, and the front door has to be opened by staff for entry, which seemed like pretty decent security


60%

$234 for two people for 3 nights is a lot of money for a hostel. It was expensive when booking it, but the tax on top made it even more so. Staff were OK, could answer questions but didn't get involved with you like other hostels. Location is put of Manhattan, and you need to get a bus to the train really. Not too bad if you don't, only a 20min walk. No real atmosphere whilst there. Kept nice and clean though, good WiFi, pool table, table footy and a TV with cable. Seems secure too

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (8 reviews)


69%

Staff were fantastic. It's not got a brilliant location, but that's offset by the free shuttle to and from the nearest station. Doesn't take long at all from there to get downtown. Kitchen isn't great, no good supermarkets particularly close by either. Nice to have a bar in the hostel, got a pool table there too. Showers were OK, rooms were definitely adequate. Free internet, and good internet was nice to have too.

  • 23rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (8 reviews)


86%

Bathrooms and beds weren't great, but the kitchen and computers available for use were very good. Also, the staff were fantastic. Knowledgeable and very helpful.

  • 20th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (8 reviews)


Win Backpacker Hostel

Phuket, Thailand
69%

Doesn't claim to be what it's not. Location in the city, far away from Patong Beach. Can get a bus there for 30baht though. Nothing in the surrounding area to do, decor was less than basic. The room smelt damp, so not nice at all. But, the place felt very secure and the wifi (free) was very good. Showers and toilets were good too. It's a cheap place, can't complain for the price.

  • 24th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (8 reviews)


Ploy Dorm Room

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
80%

The lack of a reception area means you walk off of the street straight into the dorm. Not the best security given that no one is really manning the door. Had lockers inside though, fairly big ones too. WiFi was temperamental, beds were very comfortable. Bathroom was standard. Location ideal, so close to the harbour and still very close to the bars. Would recommend if you're looking for a good, cheap place to stay

  • 22nd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (8 reviews)


The Nomad House

Koh Phangan, Thailand
94%

Booked on the day of full moon party, very cheap, so wasn't expecting much. It was fantastic, the staff are attentive and helpful. Food on offer is tasty and well priced. Considering this place is still being developed, it was brilliant. Great common room with films to watch all day, the place was cleaned daily and the staff have great knowledge of the island and South Thailand in general. Helped us book our transport onto our next destination. Location being so close to a beach was ideal.

  • 17th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (8 reviews)

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Thanks for the detailed, and honest commentary. I hope our advice for Southern Thailand is working out for ya.