Reviews: Anonymous

The 80's Guesthouse

Penang, Malaysia
80%

Great staff, very helpful, but she talks very quick! Great area close to lots of good food and also near a cat cafe. Very clear and really good showers. Thanks.

  • 9th Nov 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Sunshine Bedz KL

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
83%

Good hostel, good price and very good location to get around. Near to monorail and bus stop for the free kl buses.

  • 6th Nov 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Five Stones Hostel

Singapore, Singapore
86%

Very good hostel. Super clean, great location. Showers never quite got hot enough though. Internet speed is the best I've ha in 7 months travel.

  • 2nd Nov 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Alice Lodge Backpackers

Alice Springs, Australia
74%

Bit out the way, which isn't ideal in the heat. Decent hostel though. Haven't heard of any better ones around.

  • 26th Oct 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Alice Lodge Backpackers

Alice Springs, Australia
77%

Decent hostel, good pool, breakfast, atmosphere and helpful staff. Wi-Fi speed was pretty poor, but not worse than many places in Australia. A bit of a walk to the nearest shops, not ideal in the insane heat you can get in Alice Springs. First impressions maybe aren't great but it is a grower and the more time you're there the more you will like it.

  • 22nd Oct 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


Noosa Flashpackers

Noosa, Australia
77%

Really nice hostel but had some annoyances: wi-fi is painfully slow (but it is free) and had top pay for towels, not just a deposit but actually pay. For somewhere that says everything is already included that is poor. location is poor unless you have a car. they do have shuttles, but most people want to be able to get themselves from a-b. Not a worry at all if you have your own car though.

  • 6th Oct 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


Base Sydney

Sydney, Australia
63%

I felt sorry for the cleaners to be honest. The cleaners were really good, but the people stopping there just didn't care, meaning within an hour of cleaning the place was a complete hole. we witnessed bed makers not changing the bottom sheet only the pillow case, but were pleased to see after reporting it the guy did change them the next day. We wonder how long he'd been doing it though. Basically it's a decent hostel in a great location but some of the guests were a joke.

  • 25th Sep 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi James, Thanks for your review. I actually got rid of that bed maker straight after I heard this and we have some great, new bedmakers ;) Of course we can't do a lot about how much "respect" the guests have for our hostel/cleaners, but we try our hardest to keep all rooms as clean as possible so its great to hear that you noticed (we love our cleaning team) I hope to see you again someday at Base and I promise your bed will be clean ;) Happy travels, Jeroen GS Manager Base Sydney

The Nunnery

Melbourne, Australia
80%

The mattresses were poor (though I think they are in the process of upgrading), the rooms were a bit small, the kitchen and other areas often a bit dirty....but somehow it works. Proof of this is that virtually everyone stops longer than they intended. It's very social, people are nice and staff are excellent. I would recommend it without doubt.

  • 17th Sep 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


YHA Auckland City

Auckland, New Zealand
83%

Good location, good facilities. rooms were a bit cold!! staff were helpful in finding us a room for an extra night.

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


Aremango Guesthouse

Rarotonga, Cook Islands
74%

One of the best atmosphere's of any hostel I've stopped in. Staff were never around and it really needed cleaning more often. Showers were often not hot which was annoying. However location is brilliant. Good beaches near by plus food market plus scooter rental and shops. Stay here, but remember it's budget!

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


77%

Staff were really helpful sorting a booking error. Location is brilliant, wish we'd had another night here. Only downside is the building is getting a bit old and needs some reinvestment.

  • 29th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


77%

Fairly good hostel in a good location. Decent breakfast. Cleaning could be better, lots of staff cleaning but it seemed to be every bodies first day so a lot seemed a bit clueless. A lot of the mess was by guests themselves so I guess that's not the hostels fault. Overall pretty good and I would recommend it to stay in Vancouver. Oh, parking is not ideal. You are best off paying about $20 a day to park at the Holiday Inn, unless you want your car broken in to!

  • 20th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


74%

A bit out the way towards the 'rough end' but it was fine and was right by the shuttle bus stop to go down the strip. decent stay for the money.

  • 25th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


AAE Bourbon House Hostel

New Orleans, USA
51%

Staff were good, atmosphere good also but the building needs some work. Not enough showers, an the ones that were there are very poor. Our bedroom light was on the same switch as the landing light so when people turn that on it turned out light on too! Wtf! Kitchen locked at night so no access to drinking water. Walls very thin so you can hear everything. We didnt notice anywhere get cleaned during our stay. The only clean room was the kitchen and that is because the guests kept it clean!

  • 18th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


80%

More suited to a holiday maker than a traveller/backpacker with a fairly expensive bar on site used by locals. The location is probably ok in winter, but in summer its too far from anywhere to walk in the heat! Breakfast is fairly poor. The rooms are the best I've ever come across in a dorm. Staff are good but not enough on the front desk so service can be slow.

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


AAE Universal Maingate

Orlando, USA
69%

We used this as a base for the two Universal parks and it is just fine for the job. It's about a 15 minute walk but feels more like the heat! The rooms were ok, bit worn but comfy beds. The breakfast is poor but you can't expect much for the price. Not many places near to eat if you don't have a car.

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


DC Lofty - Convention Center

Washington DC, USA
74%

Good hostel choice, try to go to their roof top pool (at another building) if you can. Could have been cleaner, but was very busy, which also made it noise for sleeping. Our air con was broken which was a bit annoying. Overall I'd recommend.

  • 5th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


West Side YMCA

New York, USA
57%

Only stopped one night but found the staff to be poor. The complex is too big an not suited too backpackers. No kitchen, no where near enough showers or toilets and those that were there were closed for cleaning between 8 and 9 when people wanted to use them.

  • 4th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


Broadway Hotel n Hostel

New York, USA
80%

Great area in nyc. Near to the best market ship I've ever seen. Staff are really helpful and our room was good, however the kitchen is a big let down. To call it a kitchen is like calling my office at work a kitchen as it has the same amenities...A kettle and a microwave. But if you don't want to cook I'd definitely recommend this hostel.

  • 30th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


Walk On The Beach Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
86%

Firstly, this hostel has the best staff I have ever encountered. Knowledgeable, friendly and happy. Also the homemade cake for breakfast is a winner. The downside is the rooms are cramped, very cramped. Not many showers either so waiting to wash or toilet is common. It's a very social hostel so expect noise at any hour of the night. This hostel will suit some, but definitely not others!

  • 24th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


HI - Boston Hostel

Boston, USA
94%

Great hostel in a great city. The only downsides were no free access to computers to download photos from camera's and being so close to China town if you opened your windows for air your stuff would smell of food. Overall though better than some hotels I've stopped in.

  • 10th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Hostel Buffalo Niagara

Buffalo, USA
71%

Not like your 'brand name' hostels, so less facilities but also more of a homely feel. Breakfast was disappointing, roo was loud from outside noise, but otherwise it was OK.

  • 9th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Chicago Getaway Hostel

Chicago, USA
77%

Nice hostel in a really nice part of the city. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Downside is the room was cold at night and noisy from fans/units outside. I would stop again but try to get a different room.

  • 5th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)