Great hostel! Very cute small intimate feel but not at all cramped. Beautiful building, staff nice, good location... No real kitchen, which is a downside, but other than that, it's quite nice. Definitely recommended.
This is a phenomenal hostel. Basically run like a hotel, in the sense that towels are changed and the rooms cleaned every day, but it still costs what a hostel should. The built-in beds with lights and chargers, along with chargers IN the lockers and the fingerprint scanners by the door lend themselves to a futuristic feel. The staff is pretty great mostly.The downsides: The social area is in the basement and not THAT much socializing happens. Also the kitchen doesn't have almost any equipment.
This is a wonderful hostel. The space is really great, and the two people who run the place are very sweet. They don't really speak English, but this is no huge shock (of the 14 or so countries in Europe to which I have been, Spain is the one where by far the least English is spoken). Perfectly good/well-furnished kitchen, nice lounge area, etc. Go here.
Good hostel. Not a whole lot of like community or people doing stuff, but I get the impression that this may be just a more quiet place for folks who want to stay alone for a few days. Nice room, etc! Unfortunately the wifi only works in the lobby, but c'est la vie.
It's a perfectly good hostel. I don't know much about location (didn't see THAT much of Marseilles). While the room is fine, nice bathroom and stuff, I can't escape the feeling that it's kinda overpriced. I'm sorry, but this is by the station in Marseilles, not London with a view of Parliament or something.
Nice kitchen/common area, and nice people. The fact that the staff is so absent on weekends is ridiculous and impractical, but that (and the onetime lack of toilet paper that resulted) was the only real issue. The staff is very nice when there, the location is good and the building is very cool!
This was definitely the best hostel experience I've had. The rave reviews (probably seen below) about Alex, the guy who runs things, are all accurate; he's awesome. The location is fantastic (Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque out the window) and the view from the terrace is amazing. Stay in the big room on the top floor. Internet sometimes has some issues, but c'est la vie, it mostly works. If you go to Istanbul, definitely stay here, I plan on going back some day.
It's a cute little hostel-- emphasis on the little. The only real problem is that there are two bathrooms and one (somewhat broken and gross) shower for like 30 people. Other than that, not bad at all.
A cute and very tiny hostel. Perfectly good Internet, staff nice, location great. Only problem: bathrooms pretty bad-- only one shower for like 30 people and a bit gross. But hey, you get what you pay for.
(My number is rating is misleadingly high). If you're an older person (I mean above like 35) and you're too cheap to stay in a hotel, this will do. If you're someone taking a bunch of 16-year-olds together on a school trip, it's good. But if you're a young adult traveling looking to have fun and meet people, look elsewhere. This is basically a hotel where you share rooms with old guys who snore all night. Far too big and separate for any sense of community or meeting people or any of that.
Chili was great. Very centrally located, the staff was pretty good overall, and the lounge area is great for meeting people. The laundry took forever, but (to the whiners in previous comments) what do you expect? It's a washer-dryer and a hostel full of people. If you expected a laundromat, go to a laundromat. Bathrooms pretty good, rooms ok (some beds a bit creaky), but a very nice building and good place.
If you're looking for somewhere to just sleep, this place is ok. Think of it as the Ryanair of hostels-- it technically gets the job done, but absolutely nothing beyond that. It's so huge that no one talks to anyone, you will not meet people here. Also, they don't provide towels, you have to pay for sheets, and they charge you to use the (slow) internet. The surrounding area is interesting if you want to wander in a sketchy area at night (interesting) but nowhere near anything in the middle.