Reviews: Sivaramakrishnan

Location: India, Gender: Male, Age: 32

Torre al Sur Hostel

Ushuaia, Argentina

Positives: - Great location (2 blocks away from the San Martin street) - Marissa was very helpful in guiding us about various tours available Negatives: - No towels available; ideally, should be provided free, but at least should have an option to rent them at the hostel. - Too many rules - kitchen shuts between 9.30 pm and 8.30 am, no bags on beds, no phone charging points in dorm rooms (so, have to sit in common area every time one needs to charge the phone)

Hostel Estoril

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Positives: - Good location, walking distance to Av 9 de Julio, and the Congresso - Staff very helpful Negatives: - Had to ring the bell and wait for door to be opened everytime - a passcode protected door would be much simpler

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! We keep the door locked for safety reasons. If there was a passcode, many tourists will probably let strangers in and that would threaten the security of the hostel. Thanks for reading!


Walking distance from both the Anvers and Barbara Roche metro stations and Sacre-Cour. Very nice vibe in the hostel, with a foosball table, and some musical instruments strewn about. My room was through a separate entrance (I think it was an annexe to the main hostel), and hence, had to depend on the front desk person to open the door to that entrance every time. Very helpful staff, even made a tour reservation on my behalf since I didn't know how to speak French. The wi-fi in the room sucks

Papa Germano

Rome, Italy

Very close to Termini. The rooms are clean, but a bit cramped for space. The staff at the front desk were a bit cold, and I felt like I was interrupting them every time I had to ask them for suggestions. The front door gets locked at 9 pm, but they give you a key. Great for security, not so good when you have friends coming to meet you late at night for going out.

Academy Hostel

Florence, Italy

Located very close to the main Cathedral (Duomo), this is a very nice hostel with helpful staff who are happy to provide suggestions on places to visit, bars to go to and eating options. The only drawback is that they ask you to vacate the rooms between 11.00 am to 2.00 pm when they clean the hostel. But that's a trade off between having a clean hostel versus the convenience of sleeping in after a late night out.

Hostel Lodi

Rome, Italy

The hostel desk, especially Ali, was very helpful, and mapped out a route for us to cover most of the city's highlights, especially since we were there for a very short time. The hostel rooms are spacious and clean. The only suggestion would be to add a washing machine/dryer, since they seem to have the space and it would be more convenient for travelers rather than depending on third-party laundry service providers. Located at 10 minute walk to metro station, so it was very convenient.

Karisma Hostel Ipanema

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The rooms were very cramped, and even the common area had too much furniture but not enough space for people to sit. For the facilities provided, the price was too high (maybe due to FIFA World Cup season). There is no 24-hour desk which is strange in a city known for its late night parties. We were told "Ring the bell if you come back after 11 pm, and 'hopefully' someone would open the door."

Morumbi Hostel

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Finding the hostel was very difficult as there was no signboard. Rooms were nice and clean, and the owner was very helpful, but none of the others speak English