Reviews: richlugg

Location: New Zealand, Gender: Male, Age: 38

Hostel Paulista

Sao Paulo, Brazil
86%

This is an old school hostel conveniently located in downtown, it won't win prizes for coolest hostel on Hostelworld , but it worked out really well for for things like eating and drinking. Transport to Gruluhos, which is pricey taxi ride. I would stay here again if you want to make things easy for yourself

  • 14th Jul 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (23 reviews)


Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
74%

Staff: Quite helpful and fun. Breakfast : V good Location : Even tho the hostel is at the beginning of a favela that runs up to the top of the hill, I felt quite safe. And, it ment the price of beer at the local bars was cheaper than other places in Rio. Towell: Would be nice to be able to rent or include in the price. Bunks: Horrible, noisy. Mattresses, gross. Bathrooms: Not very clean, especially so in the mornings. Security lock: Noisy, stupid. I wouldn't pick to stay here again.

  • 10th Jul 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


Che Lagarto Hostel Fortaleza

Fortaleza, Brazil
89%

The staff were really nice, and happy to help. Breakfast was boring. I would stay here again.

  • 9th Jul 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

Cartagena, Colombia
80%

I found it annoying having make my own bed before sleeping in it.

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


Casa Loma Minca

Minca, Colombia
86%

Well, it would of been quite nice to be able to have a coffee a little bit earlier than 0:800, the time breakfast starts. The food prepared by the staff was really good, especially how everything is carried up the big hill. I mean, fresh grapes with the fruit salad and granola - amazing. Staff, especially the French speaking girls 😉 were very kind, helpful, & happy, with awesome smiles! If you stay here, make sure you read the folder - lots of helpful hints. A very chilled place.

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

Cartagena, Colombia
89%

Location is awesome. Found the staff quite helpful, I think sometimes they just get bored - gave me a big 'Welcome Back!' The dancing in the evening was entertaining - to watch. Separate tv room is a good idea. Breakfast is included, it looked abit average , so I went and had empanadas around the corner at the big tree. Supermarket is super handy. Sneaked into Hotel Movivich for a free swim - was amaaaazing. I stayed here both times I stayed in Cartegena, and would again.

  • 18th Jun 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Black Sheep Hostel Medellin

Medellin, Colombia
97%

The bloke at reception in the mornings was very good, had lots of helpful hints for Medellin, and Life. Lots of good spaces to converse with beer or coffee, I found this Hostel to be quite social, I met a few good ppl here that I got on with well. But also found that after I left, a lot of ppl recognised me from stayn at this hostel, in other destinatios around Colombia. If the situation arose, I would choose to stay here again - which is the what everything boils down to in the end, eh.

  • 6th Jun 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


La Pinta

Bogota, Colombia
80%

Whilst things like, location, staff, atmosphere were all v good, I found the front dorm room was really noisy. The traffic started at 05:30. I think some double glazed windows would be a great addition to this hostel.

  • 3rd Jun 2015
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Noosa Flashpackers

Noosa, Australia
97%

I enjoyed my stay because: friendly, helpful, observant staff. Free breakfast which wasn't cheap and nasty. Extra bathroom and shower other, than the one in the room. Cool atmosphere. A well thought-out hostel. Thank you for having me stay.

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your brilliant review of our hostel. it is very much appreciated and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back in the future. Kind Regards Noosa Flashpackers Crew

Milhouse Hipo

Buenos Aires, Argentina
91%

Great place - pity about the steel framed bunks that squeak every time you roll over. Staff were very helpful - appreciated.

  • 12th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


94%

After a few initial hiccups with our booking, everything got sorted and we had a wonderful time in Buzios at Nomads. Very Nice breakfast, with a fab view. * Eat at O Barco, amazing seafood home style cooking. * Also eat at RockA , Praia Brava, great outdoor beds facing the ocean, and yummy food. * The hostel put our names on the list for Pasha and Privelage, which was appreciated.

  • 25th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Lemon Spirit Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
97%

No customer comment

  • 23rd Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Books Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
97%

*A really fun hostel I'm terms of meeting people to go with at night. * The staff were very helpful when it came to recommending things to do, places to go etc. especially when it can to finding out which bus to take all over Rio.

  • 19th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Vila Madalena Hostel

Sao Paulo, Brazil
100%

No customer comment

  • 14th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Knock Knock Hostel CURITIBA

Curitiba, Brazil
100%

A very clean, calm, and well run Hostel. * breakfast was good, including cooked eggs. * bunks moved when the other person rolled over. * Directions to the hostel were very clear, it was easy to get to by public transport. I would stay here again, if ever in Curitiba. I took the tourist bus around town which worked well, once I found the departure point: the sign Linha Turistico on the bus shelter , is quite small and in white. It's in the middle of Placa Tridentes.

  • 12th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Iguazu Falls Hostel

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
69%

Breakfast was depressing. Pool was nice and clean Kitchen was small Beds were hard, and moved when the other person rolled over. Showers were cold.

  • 9th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Hostel Galeria 13

Salvador, Brazil
100%

*Great breakfast, that goes until 12:00 *Beds were comfy. *Nice communal areas, mixing with other travellers was very easy here. *Free Caiprihinas! I would defiantly recommend this property, and would stay again if back in Salvador.

  • 13th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Hostel e Pousada Tirol

Jericoacoara, Brazil
100%

Tirol is a Mecca of the Hammock - and hammocks in Brasil Rock! Maria's cake baking abilities are awesome, and Carlos has a wonderful relaxed personality, both made my stay at Tirol very enjoyable. I stayed for 6 weeks. Gaucho - what an amazing guy. He has the best Systems I have ever seen at any Hostel. What's also amazing, is how he can maintain his helpful, happy, smiling, funny good natured personality, when working such long hours - amaaazing dedication Gaucho, Muito Obrigado, Cheers!

  • 27th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Rolling Stone Hostel Fortaleza

Fortaleza, Brazil
86%

To get here from the airport take bus #950. Great location. Breakfast good. Mattresses not very clean, but I've had that in several places whilst travelling in Brasil. I stayed for just one night.

  • 25th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Backpackers Sunset

Florianopolis, Brazil
100%

I stayed here for 3wks, and had an awesome time. * the cleaning ladies worked endlessly keeping the Hostel clean, Nice job girls. Thx! * every evening and some days there were organised things to do like trips to the Sth of the island or Clubs (lots nearby) * breakfast was very good, and for lunch they did a v. Good buffet for 15R which I thought was excellent value. And Free Caiprihinas, who can argue?! * The staff were very cool, always happy to help, smiling and enjoying their jobs. They were all wonderful hosts, and because of them my stay was made so much more enjoyable. Whatever the boss is doing to have such cool employees flying the flag for Sunset - keep it up. M. Obrigado !

  • 31st May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Mr. Richard!!! Yhanks for your amazing review amigo!! Was our pleasure to have you here for a longer period!! We believe that we do have the best team in the world. We deinitly love what we here, and on top of that, its very hard to work with one of the best views in the island!!;) all the team sends you a big hug! Cheers Junior

Casa Azul Hostel

Porto Alegre, Brazil
74%

First impressions of this hostel arn't the best - but once inside, it's quite cool. Cleanliness wasn't as good as it could be, and some maintenance would improve this hostel. The beds were hard. Having said that, the staff were helpful and approachable and the location is excellent, close to the bars and the city. I was surprised at Porto Alegre. I really enjoyed my stay, more ppl should come here, even just for a few nights. If you do, take a daytrip up to Gramado - v cool. Thx RL

  • 25th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Vila Madalena Hostel

Sao Paulo, Brazil
100%

Hi , The staff here were all very nice ( and super cute = vanessa ) Everyone had a smile on their face. Location was very good, near where all the bars, restaurants and street art Breakfast was very good as well. Vila Madalena has a lovely vibe. Cheers, Richie.

  • 14th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


57%

beds did not have underlay, uncomfortable. No comfortable couches. expensive internet. staff not happy.


The Gershwin Hotel

New York, USA
87%

great location nice staff comfy bed


USA Hostels San Francisco

San Francisco, USA
97%

staff really happy good social area nice breakfast clean showers and toilets events good thanks for the stay


97%

excellent


Kandy View Hotel

Kandy, Sri Lanka
93%

This place is fairly new.It's located on the edge of town, about a 20 minute walk or 150 rupees in a tuk-tuk. (08.11.06) - Quiet as its surounded by tress and plants which is great. The Staff and Manager are really friendly and helpful, I'd stay here again for sure.


Betel Box Backpacker Hostel

Singapore, Singapore
97%

great. everything is sorted here.


Green Tortoise Hostel

Seattle, USA
77%

please take into consideration I only stayed 1 night


Rent-A-Room Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
93%

a great all rounder, easy to get to, good location, organised, great for what i needed , which was one nights accom in a comfortable bed with ensuite. ( website photos were accurate) cheers RJL