Reviews: matt6753

Location: Canada, Gender: Male, Age: 29

Clink78

London, England
80%

This place is very cool and original. The common spaces are old courtrooms. The dorms are definitely warehouses for travelers, where beds are quite literally pigeonholes all lined up and stacked. The breakfast was great. Bear in mind this is a BIG hostel, so the atmosphere will suffer a little. The bar looked cool. Biggest complaint is the lack of free lockers: I ended up paying 2 pounds a day in their pay lockers. Also, not all the beds had a plug (including mine).

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for your time leaving us a review! So nice to hear that you appreciate the history and uniqueness of the building :) We are currently looking into getting more free lockers for the common areas, they should be here in the next couple of months. Hope to see you again soon, enjoy your travels! Indra

Astor Queensway

London, England
71%

I ended up checking out early. After traveling all summer, this was my least favourite hostel. I realize it's London, but the other 2 places I stayed here were far more comfortable (see my reviews). The room was VERY cramped, which very little room to move about. Think of a very small hotel room, then crammed with three bunk beds (6 total). This contributed to the heat problem. Also, there were fewer electrical plugs than there were people, and the internet never worked properly.


Astor Hyde Park

London, England
80%

This hostel is in the beautiful Kensington area, almost adjacent to Hyde Park. It's a bit of a walk to the tube. The atmosphere was a little lacking: the common room is more like a library in the evenings. The dorm was fairly spacious and clean, although some of the beds are awfully close to each other. Excellent and helpful staff.


Montenegro Hostel Podgorica

Podgorica, Montenegro
94%

A great place to stay when in Podgorica. Very clean!


Old Town Hostel East Wing

Kotor, Montenegro
100%

No customer comment

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (21 reviews)


UNITY Hostel Skopje

Skopje, Macedonia
100%

No customer comment

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (21 reviews)


Buffalo Backpackers

Pristina, Kosovo
100%

I had a great stay here. Thanks guys.

  • 21st Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (21 reviews)


Hedonist Hostel

Belgrade, Serbia
97%

Loved it here. It's in a perfect location, close to a lot of the cafes, bars and restaurants around the centre of town. The staff is exceptional, and went out of their way to help you out. I only wish there was a little more room in the dorm: the place was full, and there wasn't a lot of space. Otherwise, I'll stay there again when I go back!

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (21 reviews)


Hostel Franz Ferdinand

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
100%

Everything about this place is great. Security is excellent: you need to be buzzed in, and lockers are huge. The location can't get any better. I loved my time here and wouldn't hesitate to stay again!

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (21 reviews)


Villa Divine

Dubrovnik, Croatia
97%

Great place to stay, and I highly recommend it. It's very clean, not too crowded, and has nice and helpful staff. There are a few beaches nearby, too. Staying in the old city is too much of a pain, and this is a shirt bus ride away without being too far.

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (21 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for spreading the word about Villa Divine. We're so happy that we had a guest like you. Wish you all the best!

Beach Hostel

Split, Croatia
69%

Location is close to the beach, but far from everything else. This is a SMALL hostel, and although Ladybird is great, she expects absolute silence at 11. She's also always into everyone's business, so if you want space, look elsewhere. The hostel isn't at all Croatian, so if you're looking for an experience with insight into the town and its people, a local recommended Croparadise. Lastly, I was placed in the basement dorm, which is very crowded, smells moldy and has low light. Not cool.

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66%

No kitchen, no fridge.

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (21 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
hello, thank you for your review, i am sorry that you were unsatisfied with our facilities, however, on the hostel information page we do not advertise or claim to have kitchen or fridge facilities for guests. Had you asked we could have found some space for your perishables in the fridge at the bar as a courtesy. thank you for your feedback.

89%

Great location. Big dorms, but there are additional washrooms in the basement for when you're waiting. Lots of stairs to climb, but exercise is good for you (except when you sprained your toe like I did). They could use more staff to deal with the high volume of check-ins/-outs. Too expensive.

  • 24th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (21 reviews)


Vertigo Vieux-Port

Marseille, France
71%

Great location, great security, great cleanliness. Yes, it's a bit up a hill, and yes there are stairs. The wifi is a bit spotty in several areas of the building, including the kitchen/eating area. Breakfast leaves a bit to be desired (it's baguettes and jam and a dirty coffeemaker). Not at all a social atmosphere, and people pretty much keep to themselves. I asked the staff about events or a pub crawl or something, which seemed completely unusual. But they were helpful with everything else.

  • 23rd May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (21 reviews)


94%

Cool place! Loved the location. Also, free dinner every night (in an actual restaurant) is reason enough to come here. Great opportunity to meet people. Tight security on the rooms and to the hostel. Only problem is the service in the bar/resto, which was nonexistent. Night I got there I showed up about 10:30, asked if the kitchen was open, and it was. Sat down, asked for a menu, by the time I talked to a waiter the kitchen was closed. Was pissed. And then I missed the pub crawl as a result.

  • 12th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (21 reviews)

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Thank you for nice review! We're proud that you liked our free dinner, we try to make it really special for everybody. We're sorry for that situation in restaurant and because we want to improve our standards, you can be sure it won't happen anymore here so you can join us for pub crawl. Cheers!

Hostel Oki Doki

Warsaw, Poland
80%

The daily happy hour in the bar plus regular events (e.g. pub crawls) really bring this place together. It's a bit hard to find and yes it's up a bunch of stairs, but those weren't an issue for me as I don't think there's one area that's "the" place to stay in Warsaw. Good security. The breakfast was expensive and underwhelming: go to the small market a block away for bread and cheese. If you stay for more than 2-3 days you'll get bored.

  • 10th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (21 reviews)


Guzel Izmir Oteli

Izmir, Turkey
43%

This place is nasty, stay away. Yes you get what you pay for, but I'd have a hard time coming back. It's a cheap hotel, not a hostel. The guy in the room next to me was listening to balkan turbo-pop loudly, if that's any indication of the type of place this is. The TV in my room didn't work, and the bed was dirty. I got really bad vibes at night.

  • 10th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (21 reviews)

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sorry about your experience if you have told the reception they would have changed your tv and they would have told your neighbor to put down the music.

Atillas Getaway

Selcuk, Turkey
60%

I was really looking forward to staying here, and had reserved three days (which is more than enough for Selcuk and its related visits) more as a repose than anything. This place seemed to be a good place for a retreat, with its bar and pool. When I got off the train and called for a pickup, guy was caught off guard and told me he wasn't taking any guests due to ongoing repairs. He said he'd pick me up and take me somewhere else (Artemis Hotel, don't stay here, gross), but I lost my deposit


Cheers Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey
60%

Actually my first hostel experience ever, so I waited a while to have some comparison before reviewing. The rooms are fine and average, but the dorm doors don't lock. The bathroom (on third floor) is nasty and moldy, hair everywhere, etc. The staff is really nice, but there seem to be some of their friends (other staff?) who are always hanging around. I stayed a week, which was too long and probably should've mixed it up somewhere else. Directions from the airport not very helpful. Great bar!

  • 31st Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (21 reviews)