Reviews: feraltyger1104

Location: USA, Gender: Male, Age: 42

Port Lincoln YHA

Port Lincoln, Australia

Big lockers for security, very modern and large, all new looking, clean, very well equipped. I've traveled all over the world, some of the worst hostels I've stayed at have been in Australia. I have now traveled from Perth to Melbourne, and this YHA was the best hostel I've seen in the country. Go shark cage diving at PL and stay at this hostel.

Hobart Hostel

Hobart, Australia

Has fair sized kitchen that is decently equipment, wifi is strong and free. Those are the two best things about the hostel. I froze temperature wise for 4 days. Felt like no heat (was wearing 4 t-shirts under a jacket, 3 pairs of shorts under track pants and 2 pairs of socks every day) and I'm not usually too affected by cold, but when it is 5 C and it feels colder inside than outside, it bothers me. I don't suggest going to Tasmania during the Winter months, horrible weather on top of it.

Big Hostel

Sydney, Australia

Kylie and Helen were great, went out of their way to give me info of the area and attempt to book scuba dives for me. Beds are comfortable, big locker to put all your gear in, well stocked kitchen, best wifi I've had in any hostel in Oz. Not thrilled about getting to my room and having a sign on door proclaiming the guy with bad knees was checking in, so leave me a bottom bunk. I was a paratrooper for the US Army, in combat-among other things, but I became bad knee guy. Overall great place.

JJ's Backpackers

Cairns, Australia

Staff is good, professional, friendly. Free shuttle to town. Will arrange all tours you need or find info you want for activities. Breakfast is 2 types of cereal, sliced bread, PB, jelly, milk, coffee. Shower has good power-hot water. Bed is comfortable, rooms are spacious-good fan. AC is a lot extra, but don't need during Winter. Wifi is free and passable near office until many people log on. Full kitchen facility to use to cook meals.

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Thank you so much for sharing your JJ's experience with others. We are happy you had a good stay with us :o) We do charge only $2 per person per night extra for a/c however, as you said, you don't need it this time of year. We do have blankets instead ;o)

Beaches of Broome

Broome, Australia

Front desk is always busy, but are helpful. It's clean, they have washers on premises and clotheslines. Wifi is bad, but workable if not a lot of people are on and you are near the router by front desk. No close grocer, 45 minute walk to one or have to pay $4 for bus 1 way. This time of year don't need AC, but will get stuffy in rooms. Great security, locker under bed, 5 minute walk to beach. Not much to do in area except the beach, and pay loads of money for tours.

Potshot Resort

Exmouth, Australia

Wifi non-existent, if it is working you have to pay $2 for every 15 minutes. No security for belongings at all, dorm is open. People lose their keys so they never lock the door when they leave. Shower has the force of the faucet of bathroom sink. Beach is below average, Ningaloo Reef dives are bad, 1 meter visibility. Absolutely nothing around, need a vehicle to see or do anything. IGA grocer is near and expensive. Lots of mosquitoes all over the area. Keywords: Everything is Very Expensive.


Close to train station, 20-25 minute walk from where bus drops you off from airport. Vincent-staff, was professional, helpful, competent. Showers are spacious enough, good water pressure, never runs out of hot water. Breakfast is a couple different cereals, bread, butter, jam. The main social areas of Perth are about a 10 minute walk away, it's close to Woolworth's grocer too. Kitchen is big, lots of pots and pans, large fridges. Plenty of bathrooms and showers so you don't have to wait.

Nine Hours Narita Airport

Narita Airport, Japan

Basement of Terminal 2 inside Narita Airport, very modern, clean, convenient for early morning flights especially because getting to Narita is a pain from almost everywhere else in Tokyo. Showers are private, wifi is strong (the only place wifi is strong in Narita) and there is a lot to eat right in the area on the 4th floor. Capsule is comfortable and other than all the rude people at the airport who insist on coughing without covering their faces-it's quiet.


Okinawa is nothing like mainland Japan. Hippy atmosphere, drugs, very laid back. Don't expect hostel staff to be around much, though when around they are very helpful. Get a private room, not the male dorm. Thin mattress, dirty shower, very small locker for security. Good thing most people in Oki seem to be honest. It was alright for a couple of days, but don't expect much for hostel accommodations in Okinawa anywhere and you'll have the right mindset-they're all similar to this.Wifi was great.

Mt. Fuji Hostel Michael's

Mount Fuji, Japan

Cold unless heat is cranked up and dorm rooms are closed, wi-fi is horrible, 2 showers for 30 beds, no kitchen, no comfortable place to eat, very small dorms. Close to grocer, clerks are helpful for information. Sick people should be made to book private rooms, not put in with everyone else to make them sick too. Won't stay there again when I come back to climb Mt. Fuji.

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It sounds like you have never stayed in a hostel before, how can you make sick people stay in a private room when they show up not sick or just not sick at the time? The rooms are very warm or cool you just need to know how to use the system. The WiFi works perfect unless the buffer gets full then we re-boot it and then it's perfect. again. No kitchen or command area is in all my sites so if that is what you wanted check before you book your next hostel. Michael, Owner

1night 1980YEN Hotel

Tokyo, Japan

Pros: Close to the subway station at Iriya. 3 grocery stores near, it's quiet, great full sized closet to hold your gear. Helpful staff with directions, good showers-never had to wait, has an elevator to every floor except the 9th. Cons: Takes two hours to get to from Narita Airport and is a pain in transfers if you have a lot of gear, Sick people, there were hackers everywhere. If people are sick they need to be made to buy a private room instead of making everyone else sick, no kitchen.

Hotel Mikado

Osaka, Japan

Small room, private, you sleep on a cushion on the floor, but wasn't bad, have your own tv and mini-fridge, have your own heater and is close to subway and 24 hour supermarket. Wifi is good, no problems in the neighborhood, plenty safe. Showers were good and I din't have any problem with wait times, decent cooking area in kitchen. Good place for quiet time and relaxing. There are cheaper places, but you're going to get what you pay for in this area.

Guest House Hokorobi

Fukuoka City, Japan

You better have GPS to initially find the hostel or it's going to be a problem, all street signs are in Japanese, not English. If you arrive at night it would be impossible unless you speak Japanese. The people in Fukuoka are very nice and helpful, it was the only way I found the hostel. Once you get there it's nice, clean, good and helpful staff, good: wifi, kitchen facility, close to grocers, bus, subway. I would stay there again for sure.

Warsaw Downtown Hostel

Warsaw, Poland

Good staff, if they didn't know they found out and told you later, except for the redheaded female clerk. She was happy not knowing anything. Clean rooms, my light didn't work at my bunk, but I always have my own light because that's a common issue. Hostel makes an effort to do activities each night to encourage client socializing. Can see everything of interest in Warsaw in 2 days, really boring city. Small lockers, room can get crowded with gear fast. Someone stole my food out of the fridge.

Mamas & Papas Hostel

Gdansk, Poland

Best part of town is this hostel because the staff is very helpful and excellent. Glad Papa met me off the bus because directions given would have never gotten me to the hostel. Mama prepared polish potato cakes for me when I checked in, and they made everything much easier for me to get around, even wrote notes in Polish for me to hand to transport personnel because most people in North Poland do not speak English. You go to Gdansk, this is the hostel to choose for sure. Great jogging trail too

Adam&Eva Hostel

Prague, Czech Republic

I had private room, I didn't have to deal with lockers, security was excellent. I didn't try wifi downstairs, but in the room I couldn't stream movies from the net, so it was weak. Clean hostel, nicely equipped kitchen. Hostel was only half filled so I never had to wait for a bathroom and was very quiet. I do suggest the hostel plan a daily get together of the clients to get interaction going and get like minded people together to explore because most of the people in Praha do not speak English.

Birka Hostel

Stockholm, Sweden

All the staff was nice, but the most knowledgeable and helpful was the tall redhead lady, she went out of the way to inform me of cool places to go and see. She also gave me a free ticket to get into a ship- bar she wasn't using. There are laundry facilities there 10Euro, full kitchen, open eating area. Nothing setup to encourage guest mixing, but if you talk to people everyone is well received to go do things. Close to grocer and info. center. Lockers in room are size for carryon only.

Göteborgs Vandrarhem

Gothenburg, Sweden

Not far from tram stop that you take from Central Station. Hop off tram, take a left and it'll be on your right about 3-5 minute walk. Wifi is weak. Toilet paper is the texture of thin paperback book pages. Have to pay for linen, beds fairly comfortable, Quiet at night, well lit, not a place to really meet other travelers. Staff isn't very informed about the area, and English is sub-par. Good, full kitchen, can do laundry there for about 5 Euro, but have to work around the cleaner's schedule.

City Public Hostel

Copenhagen, Denmark

Male showers need cleaned more often. 1 drain so you can stand in 3 inches of other people's shower water. Good kitchen, good wifi, 10 minute walk from train station. Grocer 2 minute walk. Big dorm is surprisingly quiet. Rest of the facility is clean. Best place all around in Copenhagen to stay. 10-15 walk to middle of Copenhagen, shopping architecture, bars.

Shelter City

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Right beside the Red Light District, it's quiet at night in the hostel, good wifi, friendly staff, all English speakers, best price for hostel in Amsterdam, been in the city over 10 times. Grocer 1 minute walk, RLD 1 minute away, laundry 5 minutes away, Central Station 10 minute walk. In my dorm this time around it smells bad in there, but I think that's the other clients, not so much the hostel deal. The odor of being unwashed is disturbing for about 20 minutes until you fall asleep. Dorm 4.


Decent sized kitchen, wifi in common area by kitchen. Basic and decent hostel, but is 4 minute walk from central train station and the Dom, so that's good. Koln is small-ish so not far to walk anywhere. Schedule pub crawls from independent company at least a week before arriving in Koln. Hostel should organize events for clients to get to know one another. Go on self tour of many castles along the river.

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Hello..thanks for your review. We work with several companies who offer Pub crawls and free walking tours...the information can be found at you said its best to check our website or Facebook sid ein advance .


5 minute walk from Central Station in the middle of anything remotely interesting in Frankfurt, though a block on either side and you'll find junkies, bums, strip bars, hookers and panhandlers. No AC, so it gets warm during sunny days. Bunks are solid, mattresses comfortable. Nonsense policy you have to leave deposit 20 Euro to get a bunk light that allows electricity, I got the light, electricity still didn't work. Their solution was to put me in a more crowded room. No. Laundry on site.


Female staff really helpful, male staff not so much. Wifi is decent, but not good enough to upload pics. 5 minute walk from central train station. Big lockers for security, clean showers that are decent sized and separate from toilet. Reception is open 24 hours. They do have washer and dryer. The area is safe and uneventful, grocer is inside the train station. Comfortable bunks. Bar closes early.

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Dear guest, thank you for rating us! Good to hear that you had a great time here with us! We would be very happy about seeing you again here in MEININGER hamburg! Best wishes, your MEININGER team hamburg

PLUS Berlin

Berlin, Germany

One of the nicest and biggest hostels I've stayed in, but there needs to be more client based excursions and activities because the size makes it difficult to meet fellow travelers outside of your dorm. Comfortable bunks, good locker size, 2 WC in my dorm of ample size, clean, helpful staff. Common area closes early 10pm, no self kitchen, wifi only works decently in reception and common area. I would stay here again, no question. Overall tops.


Dresden, Germany

3 minute walk from train station, 7 minute walk to bar area, grocer 5 minute walk, 15 minutes from historic area. Big kitchen, real big wall lockers in room, 24 hour common area. Get 6 hours of wifi per day-I suggest getting it broken up into smaller time allotments. Once you log into wifi the time runs while you're using it or not.


Clean, staff is ok . I had a 8 person dorm. There was only one bath/shower combined room. Design flaw because you can wait up to 2 hours to use the bathroom if you have to wait for others. No other public bathrooms elsewhere on the floor. You'd have to go down to the lobby. No security lockers. They placed 3 other very sick clients in my room. This of course made me sick, cost money for medicine and a week where I was laid up. Put sick people in their own dorm or make them pay for a private.


Very clean facility, nice showers, good privacy in shower area. Can't use kitchen, but can utilize fridge. Really comfortable beds, good noise policy during sleep hours. 45 minute walk from the castles, nice town. They will wash and dry your laundry for 7 Euros. Good deal and convenient.

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thank you!

Hostel Uppelink Ghent

Gent, Belgium

Great location, sits by a canal right in the middle of the coolest architectural sites. Clean, free breakfast, wifi works well, adequate power outlets in dorms. Staff is good, friendly and helpful.


It's a tossup between this hostel and the Kex in Reykajvik Iceland as to which one was best. Bauhaus is definitely the best one I've stayed at in Belgium (by far) and any hostel in the Netherlands. Privacy curtain on solid bunk, comfortable mattress, reading light, large shower, clean, free breakfast, 10-15 minute walk from Center, grocer 2 minute walk from hostel. Security drawer under bunks is spacious, bring your own padlock. Great hostel.

Boomerang Hostel

Antwerp, Belgium

Older building, dirty, unwashed linen. It's cheap though. 1 step above sleeping outside. Hot water runs out quick when hostel is full. Have full use of kitchen and fridge. Very few power outlets in dorm. Thankfully no bugs.

Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab)

Brussels, Belgium

One of the worst hostels I've stayed in. Lockers are beat up, had to tug door of one open and it came out with such force it cut and blacked my eye for a week. Staff is not really helpful. Asked for doctor notes to be scanned so I could keep for records on computer, took going through 3 staff members to get it done finally. Some homeless guy took my sheets and pillow 2nd night, I just slept in my sleeping bag rather than ask the staff for anything. Bathroom/ shower is outside of building.

King Kong Hostel Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Best location in an ugly city, bar street. Very nice/new digs. Good atmosphere, but due to design (no doors) extremely loud at night. I got about 4 hours sleep over 2 days due to noise and inconsiderate hostel clients. Spoke to staff about it, they offered free breakfast. Proactive, polite and came up with possible suggestions for future clients. Once they implement quiet hours, best place in city to stay. Recommended for staff competence, value, new facility and location.

Flying Pig Beach Hostel

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Wifi good in common area and in room 2. Ikee (spelling) is great, upbeat personality and very knowledgeable of the area. If you want to know something about the beach or the Hague, ask her. Easy to get to the hostel from Central station. Find Tram 1, get off at Kiezerstraat and it's about 1 minute away from the stop. Can use the kitchen and store food in fridge. Grocer close. BIG Signs need to be posted on door of dorms quiet time between 11pm-7am. Think that was common sense of guests, it's not

Hostel Ani & Haakien Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Helpful staff, Joyce, one of the owners is very knowledgeable of Rotterdam. Clerk from Portugal wouldn't go get Joyce one time when I needed some assistance from a Dutch speaker, said, " She's here, no idea where..." Not like the hostel is the size of Siberia and it wasn't busy. Loudest door locks on the dorms I have ever heard. Bring earplugs. Very close to central station and grocers. About a 15 minute walk from the cafes and bars. Can use the kitchen, small fridge space. Highly recommend.

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Thanks for your stay & commend. We have been working on the locks of the bedrooms! We now adjust some softlocks that will keep you safe and a sleep! Good travel! Ani & Haakien's Team

Budgett Hostels

Groningen, Netherlands

Can't use the kitchen and nowhere to store food. Short haired lady clerk was very helpful in getting a power of attorney signed for me at the police station. Younger blonde female clerk moved me unnecessarily to another room for no good reason. Told me that I'd have more space in a smaller room with more people in it. Nonsense. Facilities are very clean, the community showers are spacious, room showers are very small. Uncomfortable seating in eating area, close to Central Station by foot.

Stone Hotel & Hostel

Utrecht, Netherlands

Great owner, very helpful, wonderful staff. Laid back atmosphere, close to everything, clean, nice kitchen and dining area.


The Hague, Netherlands

I stayed in Room 1. The showers didn't work and it flooded one night. Staff got on it right away next morning, but if I hadn't have woken during night and told everyone, everybody's gear would have been soaked. Lockers are a long way from Room 1, not many of them. Weird, differing hours in community room. Wifi is about the speed of dialup and only worked in Community Room. Great and helpful staff made up for the few deficiencies. Very close to bus/tram stop.

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Dear Ronald, Thank you for leaving a review, it always helps us as we can learn a lot from it! We also want to thank you for warning everyone about the floading. The problem of course has been taken care of, as well as the WIFI. We hoped you enjoyed your stay and maybe we'll see you another time! Cheers, Jorcrew

International Budget Hostel

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Katerina one of the clerks was awesome to me, very helpful and friendly. Stairs are real bad here, I have about 80lbs of gear, had to bend over and duck as I climbed up the stairs, steps themselves are very narrow, half my foot would hang over the edge on the first 2 floors. Reception area is small, "Ganja" room is right next to reception. Expect a contact high if you hang out in reception to eat. They will keep your food in their fridge. Bathrooms and showers is cramped, but kept clean.

Akureyri Backpackers

Akureyri, Iceland

Friendly staff, knowledgeable, accommodating. Clean hostel, lots of partying on the weekends. Shower in the basement, but very large and clean. Decent kitchen area, small-ish, same with dining area by kitchen. Reception area has a nice outdoorsy feel. Bathrooms clean on each floor, good door locks, god sized sinks. Was snowed in for 3 days and can only do excursions if there is a min. amount of people going. I played on my computer and walked around the small town, not much to see.

KEX Hostel

Reykjavik, Iceland

Knowledgeable, friendly staff. If they didn't know the answer to a question they would find it out. The hostel is pretty quiet within the rooms, so that's nice. The bathrooms are clean and large enough. Fridays and Saturdays they will have some live music. The kitchen area is well equipped and the hostel was clean throughout. Fem Aus clerk was really nice and helpful. Nice big locker to keep your large gear in by reception desk. Everything is expensive in Iceland. Sit down meal avg. $24 USD