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Reviews: schnerbazoink

Location Australia, Gender Male, Age 39

  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Samesun Venice Beach, Los Angeles, USA
8.0
16th Oct 2013

All seemed good here; it's a perfect place if you're looking to spend time on the beach. The area seems OK and safe enough, though worth keeping your eyes open when wandering around at night. The hostel seems a bit of a party place, and sound comes through from the adjoining music venue on occasion - though not for very long, thankfully. The hostel was a bit hot inside and had a slight odd smell, but it wasn't that big a worry. Overall I was pretty happy with my stay.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Struy Guest House, Inverness, Scotland
6.9
21st Jul 2013

This place was pretty decent. Staff were helpful, though there were a few minor communication problems. It was very clean other than in the rarely-used areas. Security was OK, except we had a ground floor room with windows opening onto the street, and needed to keep them open because it was hot. The location is a bit out of the centre; walkable, but we took a taxi when we had our bags with us. One notable issue was only having one bathroom (and one sink) between lots of people.

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Agreed that is a problem when we are busy but we offer guest the opportunity to use our private bathroom if the need arises

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Highlander B&B, Inverness, Scotland
8.9
20th Jul 2013

This place was really good - clean and comfortable, and with all the right features, except possibly a way to keep the ground floor room's window open in the heat without feeling a bit insecure. The manager was very helpful and nice, and gave a lot of good ideas for things to do - but seemed a bit upset that we went to a different place afterwards, even though we'd actually booked that other one first, and it turned out to be not as good as Highlander B&B anyway.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Rainforest Bed and Breakfast, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8.9
2nd Jun 2012

Very nice in most respects, and I enjoyed my stay; pretty much everything was good to very good. My one problem was that the air conditioning is only in the rooms, and the wireless signal isn't great in the rooms, so I spent some time in some very hot common areas to do some web chatting. Still, it's quite well located, and nice and cheap - and it's very handy to be able to buy bottles of water from the front desk.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
White Nest Hostel - Granada, Granada, Spain
9.7
17th Sep 2011

This is a great place to pick if you want a party hostel. Unfortunately the events they organised didn't fit in with our timings, which was a shame, as the walking and tapas tours sounded great. The staff are excellent, the location is very handy, and everything was very clean. Being a party hostel means things got a bit loud at times - particularly after opening the window when the room got a bit hot - but that's part of the hostel experience.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Santa Ana Hostal, Cordoba, Spain
8.3
15th Aug 2011

This is a very nice hostel: super-clean, very well located, and remarkably quiet considering how close to everything it is. Not all of the front desk staff speak English (which isn't unusual for Spain), but they were all quite helpful with anything that came up despite our communication problems. I'd definitely stay there again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
7.7
11th Sep 2010

This place is a good standard option for a trip to Amsterdam; nothing special, but all fine. It's not right in the centre, but within walking distance from everything, and lively enough itself with its own pub. It's also not constantly packed out with people smoking in every room, which helps a lot.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
8.3
17th May 2010

This place is good value, and one of the better hostels I've been in - friendly staff, handy location, and well set up. A couple of shower drains were blocked while I was there but that's a pretty minor thing.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Budget Backpackers, Edinburgh, Scotland
8.7
22nd Nov 2009

I was pretty happy with this place. It's deceptively big, and was very busy on the Saturday/Sunday I was there, but mostly well organised and clean, and in a fairly handy location. It's certainly on the DIY-side with linen and such but that's not unusual.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Euro Hostel Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
8.3
21st Nov 2009

I thought this place was good value. A couple of minor things needed fixing in the room, but it was no big deal. The location is very good, and the staff were generally quite cheerful.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Railway Square YHA, Sydney, Australia
8.3
10th Oct 2009

Charging for storing bags on the departure day is bad form. I've never seen any other hostel do that. Otherwise I was very happy with this place - it's very clean, and quite well located. My room was fairly normal, rather than train-styled.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Paddy's Palace Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
7.3
3rd Aug 2009

I found this place completely fine. To me it didn't match the others I've stayed at in Dublin, but I had no major problems, and it was certainly very convenient for the Paddywagon tour I took.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Swiss 1291 Hostel, New York, USA
8.0
12th Apr 2009

This is a good choice for a stay in NY. We didn't see much of the staff as we were put in an apartment down the road, which was fine but we didn't really feel part of the rest of the hostel. Probably helped us to talk more to people in our room though. Name labels for beds is a great idea - it eases introductions - and more places should do the same. Location is good; not quite in the noisy centre (e. g. Times Square) but it's pretty easily reached even by foot. Overall: worth a visit.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Times Square Dream Hostel, New York, USA
6.3
9th Apr 2009

This hostel is OK but not great, so all the recent good reviews are a bit confusing. The location is ideal, and free Internet access is nice, but the place is very cramped, has no atmosphere (common area was always pretty quiet), and only one shower for 20-odd people. Definitely could be better.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
8.3
23rd Nov 2008

Probably your best choice in Paris. A few issues though: cold showers; staff OK but a bit new and impersonal (because the hostel's so big); needs a much bigger "left luggage" room; common room essentially becomes part of the bar after 8pm, so it helps if you're in a party mood. All manageable though. Certainly very clean and conveniently located.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Residenza Santa Croce, Venice, Italy
8.0
9th Nov 2008

I was quite happy with this place: location was very good (easy to find, though the door isn't quite red :) ), as were the staff and the general hostel condition. Having one bathroom in my 6 bed room and one other common one was helpful. The only minor issue was the lack of a common room.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
B&B Anna, Bologna, Italy
9.0
8th Nov 2008

This is a really nice place to stay in Bologna. Eugenio is an excellent host, and the place is well located for a walk around the centre of town. It was quiet of course, because it's not a hostel, but that can be a good thing at times.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Academy Hostel, Florence, Italy
9.3
7th Nov 2008

Very good hostel. Staff were great, everything was new and very clean, and there was plenty of room in the four bed room I stayed in. Ivan's restaurant suggestions were very good too. One bathroom between eight people was the only downer, but it's not that big a worry really.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Red Nest Hostel Valencia, Valencia, Spain
10.0
28th Mar 2008

I can't say a thing against this place - it's a big hostel done really well. Staff were excellent. My only disappointment was just staying one night so I didn't visit the bar and terrace. I stayed in the Purple Nest, as many people booking will do.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Giovanni's Home, Naples, Italy
8.3
27th Mar 2008

Staying at Giovanni’s flat is an interesting and worthwhile experience. He's a great host, and very generous, often cooking meals for the whole hostel, which is a nice way to get everyone together too. He also helps with lots of information on the city as you need it - there's more to see in Naples than you think! Some things were slightly broken down, but no major problems - and honestly, even if they weren't fixed I'd still recommend staying here.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Legends, Rome, Italy
8.3
25th Mar 2008

Excellent location and quite easy to find. The free pasta is nice and gets people in a sociable mood. Staff were polite and efficient although a bit quiet.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel DownTown, Prague, Czech Republic
7.3
20th Sep 2007

It's in pretty much the ideal location for exploring Prague - I barely needed public transport. It's on a main road though, so consider the noise if that bothers you.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Budapest Bubble, Budapest, Hungary
10.0
16th Sep 2007

Stay here - you won't regret it. Olga is probably the nicest hostel manager you'll ever meet and always has time for everyone. This rubs off on people who stay there, giving the place a really friendly atmosphere. It's my new favourite hostel, of many.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
NosDa @ The Riverbank, Cardiff, Wales
8.7
14th Jan 2007

Excellent in most ways, and very conveniently located. It's apparently under long-term refurbishment at the moment, and so though the dorm & bathroom weren't as clean as they might have been, they were still fine and will probably improve. The bar and common room are very nice, and though the TV in the common room seemed broken, the one in the bar seemed fine.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Capsule Inn Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan
7.0
18th Dec 2006

I'd describe my night in this place as something like sleeping in the bottom of a bunk bed with the sides walled off, except with a TV. I'd recommend giving this place a go for a night just for the experience. Can't say it was the best sleep I've ever had, but it was certainly unique, and it's handy if you want to visit Akihabara's electronics district.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
9.3
17th Dec 2006

Easily the cleanest hostel I've stayed in, very friendly, great staff, and in a convenient area that isn't too noisy. Highly recommended.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Paraiso Travellers Hostel, Barcelona, Spain
8.7
26th Jun 2006

Pretty cool place, easy enough to meet people. It's next to the Old Town (as many Barcelona hostels are I think) so travellers need to keep an eye on their stuff when outside the hostel. It's a very convenient spot for sightseeing, though.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • schnerbazoink
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Flying Pig Downtown, Amsterdam, Netherlands
9.3
1st May 2006

I was a bit disappointed that I booked a 6 bed dorm and a mistake somewhere meant I ended up in a 14 bed dorm, but otherwise all was good.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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