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Reviews: richlugg

Location New Zealand, Gender Male, Age 39

  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Savassi, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
8.6
26th Jun 2016

Staff especially helpful - obrigado guys I did find the bathrooms interesting, there's no actual indicator of which is the men's and which is the girls 😳

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Freedom Hostel - MG, Ouro Preto, Brazil
9.1
22nd Jun 2016

Nice hostel with nice people. Comfy beds, lots of hot water. Karolina the owner very helpful in making recommendations of restaurants and things to see and do. I would stay here again. Ouro Preto is well worth a visit.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The Mango Tree, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8.3
18th Jun 2016

Good wifi TV did not work The place could do with a spruce up and a spring clean, if so it would be awesome.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Walk On The Beach Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7.4
16th Jun 2016

Overall experience was good, the Staff were friendly and attentive - excellent local information given, they could not have been more helpful if they tried. But, when I saw my bunk, my heart sank: vinyl covered foam mattress, hard and very uncomfortable. In the morning when I woke up it felt like I had been camping on a sleeping mat. I cannot imagine the owners of the hostel ever having slept in one of these beds, if they had, they would realise how unenjoyable this sleeping experience was.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
8.6
14th Jul 2015

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Pura Vida Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7.4
10th Jul 2015

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Che Lagarto Hostel Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil
8.9
9th Jul 2015

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

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, Cartagena, Colombia
8.0
25th Jun 2015

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Casa Loma Minca, Minca, Colombia
8.6
20th Jun 2015

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, Cartagena, Colombia
8.9
18th Jun 2015

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Black Sheep Hostel Medellin, Medellin, Colombia
9.7
6th Jun 2015

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
La Pinta, Bogota, Colombia
8.0
3rd Jun 2015

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Noosa Flashpackers, Noosa, Australia
9.7
16th Aug 2014

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.

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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

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
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  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Milhouse Hostel Hipo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9.1
12th Oct 2013

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

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.4
25th Sep 2013

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Lemon Spirit Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9.7
23rd Sep 2013

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Books Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9.7
19th Sep 2013

*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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Vila Madalena Hostel, Sao Paulo, Brazil
10.0
14th Sep 2013

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Knock Knock Hostel CURITIBA, Curitiba, Brazil
10.0
12th Sep 2013

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Iguazu Falls Hostel, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
6.9
9th Sep 2013

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.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Galeria 13, Salvador, Brazil
10.0
13th Aug 2013

*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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Jericoacoara Hostel - TIROL, Jericoacoara, Brazil
10.0
27th Jun 2013

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!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Rolling Stone Hostel Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil
8.6
25th Jun 2013

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Sunset Backpackers, Florianopolis, Brazil
10.0
31st May 2013

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 !

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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

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Casa Azul Hostel, Porto Alegre, Brazil
7.4
25th May 2013

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Vila Madalena Hostel, Sao Paulo, Brazil
10.0
14th May 2013

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • richlugg
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
5.7
14th May 2010

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

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  • richlugg
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
The Gershwin Hotel, New York, USA
8.7
12th May 2010

great location nice staff comfy bed

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    • 8.0Security
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  • richlugg
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
USA Hostels San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
9.7
11th Apr 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
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  • richlugg
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
9.7
9th Nov 2008

excellent

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    • 8.0Security
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  • richlugg
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
Kandy View Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka
9.3
27th Oct 2006

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
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    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
Betel Box Backpacker Hostel, Singapore, Singapore
9.7
24th Oct 2006

great. everything is sorted here.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
Green Tortoise Hostel, Seattle, USA
7.7
8th Apr 2005

please take into consideration I only stayed 1 night

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    • 8.0Security
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    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richlugg
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
Rent-A-Room Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
9.3
6th Oct 2004

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
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    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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