This was an excellent hostel. There is a large community space, making it easy to meet and mingle with fellow travelers. The staff are warm and friendly, and legitimately care that you have a good time in Madrid. This is an award winning hostel and I can see why!
Location was good, and perhaps I have a generally very high opinion of the people that work at hostels, and really this place is fine, but the guy at the concierge desk seemed to care very little about the guests. Just in getting his actual job done. It gave me a sour vibe of the city just as I was entering it. The guests all seemed pretty cool, but if I ever come back to Munich I'll be staying elsewhere
This hostel is incredibly unique in my travel experience, donut is hard to give a proper rating. It is located in a pacified favela, meaning it is a poorer neighborhood but is controlled by police rather than cartels, and quite frankly I felt safe here. The staff at the hostel are wonderful, Pablo just exudes this personality that you guys are old friends right away- so that the spartan accommodations and cold showers just seem to enhance the experience of being in this favela. Hope to return
Close to metro, so you can get anywhere pretty easily, and in a safe neighborhood. The staff are kind and helpful, and foster a great atmosphere of hanging out on the patio and everybody chilling and talking together. The negatives are very cramped bathrooms and less than optimal showers
Average hostel very close to the beach scene and to buses which can take you anywhere else you'd want to go. The staff was very friendly, and organized activities such as a free pbr night. The shower was weak but I suspect that was only my room (11) really this was a totally fine hostel, no complaints and I would've been perfectly fine here for my whole time. However They were fully booked my last day so I did stay at another hostel, which I actually preffered. The atmosphere was better there
The world of London hostels seems different than any other city I've stayed in. Though there are lots of options, there don't seem to be any standouts. All are pricey, have many live-ins (rather than just travelers) and have difficulty with the atmosphere. That being said, Astor Victoria has helpful staff, a kitchen, is reasonable (for London) price-wise, has breakfast and the location is very convenient to Victoria Station (maybe a 15 minute walk lugging your baggage, 10 minutes otherwise)