Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Wales, Gender: Male, Age: 43

Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua NZ

Rotorua, New Zealand

Great centrally-located hostel - with very interesting / unusual layout (you can watch people on an indoor climbing wall through a window from the lobby area!) Nice. comfortable basement lounge with lots of seating, bean bags etc. for after-hours DVD nights with other hostellers. A big thumbs up!

Junohall YHA Hostel Waitomo

Waitomo, New Zealand

This hostel has a very "at home" atmosphere, the staff are really chatty and friendly, there's a huge fully-equipped kitchen and lounge with plenty of sofas, TV and a nice collection of DVDs. The hostel takes in orphaned animals (they live outside!), and if you like, you can help out with bottle-feeding baby lambs. Just 5 minutes' walk from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company office and a 15-20 minute scenic walk to the village.

YHA Wellington City

Wellington, New Zealand

The facilities in this hostel are incredible - separate reading room & games room (with pool table and music system) & TV / video room, in addition to a large kitchen / lounge area. The location couldn't be better - just around the corner from the bus stop on Courtenay Place where buses can take you just about anywhere!!! The airport bus goes from here, as does the number 2 bus that takes you to the Weta Cave. Mt. Vic Chippery is a few minutes away - the best fush & chups in NZ ;)

YHA Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand

Really helpful staff, clean rooms, excellent security and large common room area to hang out, watch TV etc.


Really friendly hostel in the small village of Franz Josef, where the price includes free breakfast, free homemade soup in the evenings and free popcorn anytime you want ;) Every night, the staff light a fire outside where you can sit around and have drinks with fellow backpackers.

Adventure Queenstown Hostel

Queenstown, New Zealand

Centrally-located hostel, just 2 minutes' walk from where the Intercity buses stop at Athol St. car park. Well-equipped kitchen, 2 free internet computers in the lounge, plus really comfy lounge with huge TV - perfect for the regular film nights. Staff make everyone really welcome, and you can book just about anything at reception. Great dumpling / gyoza shop just across the road, and everything is within easy walking distance. Even the jetty is just 5-10 minutes walk away (jet-boating tours).

On Top Backpackers

Dunedin, New Zealand

A really great, centrally-located hostel, just a couple of minutes from the Octagon, with all its bars, restaurants, shops and statue of Robbie Burns :) The lounge is very homely, with lots of DVDs available to watch, and in the evenings, generally a bunch of people hang out there - both long-stayers and short-term stayers. The hostel has great security (card locks), and even has a free breakfast between 7:30am - 9am. What more do you need? :)


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Smart Russell Square Hostel

London, England

A no-frills hostel, located just behind Russell Square subway station - just 10 minutes or so from Euston station on foot. Recommended for young travelers who really need to travel on a budget. The price is amazing for London, and it even includes breakfast! Older travelers may not like the packed dormitories (6 x 3-stored bunk beds), or the smelly pillows - but clean sheets and a pillow case are provided. The lockers under the beds do not lock though... (maybe just mine though?)

Anker Hostel

Oslo, Norway

A really nice clean hostel, with a tram stop just outside, but just 15 minutes or so walk from Oslo central station . Recommend going for the buffet breakfast at Anker Hotel next door - we filled up for the whole day! The staff were extremely helpful - they even took 1 Kg of prawns off our hands which we got as a doggy bag from an evening boat cruise that included a prawn buffet.

Willow Bank Hotel

Manchester, England

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Greenday Guest House

Jeju Island, South Korea

Really friendly hostel, great location - just a short walk to the local market and the harbour - staff were extremely helpful, and a really fun atmosphere - in the evening, all the guests hang out in the lounge and it was a lot of fun chatting to people from various countries. A big thumbs-up ;)

Clown and Bard

Prague, Czech Republic

Nice hostel, around 30 minutes or so walk from the centre of Prague. No lockers in most of the rooms (just in the top floor 36-bed dorm), but each room can be locked, and the reception staff have to buzz people into the 'rooms area' so very good security really. A few good late night options nearby.

Marco Polo Top Hostel

Budapest, Hungary

Great place, v. secure, lots of privacy. Great bar downstairs - the Monday night Hungarian karaoke night is a MUST!

Eastener Hostel

Berlin, Germany

Very centrally-located hostel, just 15 minutes or so walk from The Brandenburg Gate. The guy who runs it is very helpful, gave us all a map of Berlin, pointing out all the tourist highlights, and offered to let us leave our bags there for the day after we'd checked out! Highly recommended.