Reviews: crcrosby

Location: USA, Gender: Male, Age: 61

Pineapple Park Kona

Kailua-Kona, USA
80%

Annie is your typical cranky Korean Mama-san in that she rules the premises. But I gotta say, she put on a kick-ass spread on Thanksgiving Day. She brought all us Americans home for the day and showed the internationals how we Americans pig out on that special holiday. Besides, it wasn't the first time a woman yelled at me...


97%

This place is surprisingly affordable for being so close to the airport. The food and drinks are a bit more like what's charged for airport fare, but I could use the kitchen and bring my own if I so chose. I normally take the train in from town, this place is fifteen minutes walking distance if you don't want to pay the 3 euros for shuttle. I was amply satisfied.


Frankfurt Hostel

Frankfurt, Germany
86%

I've stayed at a few hostels in Frankfurt and I like this one the best. Great breakfast and now they have nightly pasta. I'll be back.


Five Reasons Hostel

Nuremberg, Germany
94%

The place is very close to the BahnHoff and I was a beat-up pup from an all night ride from Maribor. They checked me in and let me lay lifeless around the common area until I could go into the room. Everything was great and I would gladly go back if I'm ever in Nurnberg again.


The Brit Hostel Zagreb

Zagreb, Croatia
91%

The directions were okay and even the tram driver helped direct me toward the corner I needed to go to get to the hostel. Everyone was helpful and I even added a night because Zagreb was a pretty enough town. Plus, it had a piano.


Travellers Home Hostel

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
89%

Sarajevo was a city I wish I could have seen more of, but I was running out of time to reach my flight in Frankfurt. The guys there were very helpful and the kitchen was a great place for all of us to relate info and where we had been. Maybe I'll make it back. Good value.


Hostel Hikers Den

Zabljak, Montenegro
100%

Alex and his girlfriend were great helping me figure a route to hike. He told me I would have the trails to myself and that was a fact. They were ever so accommodating to an old geezer such as myself. The area may be a little depressed economically, but it's beautiful and worth going out of the way for.


City Hostel Prizren

Prizren, Kosovo
83%

I wonder if electricity might be a dear commodity in Prizren. No matter, when they got power, the staff was helpful in directing me more practically through Eastern Europe than my original plan. Food was good and I made it out of town alive. If I went back, I'd gladly go back to City Hostel.


Trip'n'Hostel

Tirana, Albania
86%

The directions in English worked great. The people in Tirana were also great. The breakfast was good and the staff was very helpful, accommodating and informative. I would gladly go back to Trip n Hostel....


Fira backpackers place

Santorini, Greece
94%

I spent the first night in a dorm and the next two nights in a reasonably priced private room. All was good and the staff was very helpful setting me up with a scooter for a day.


97%

The place is fairly close to the metro. It was also fairly easy to find if I would only learn to look up more. The price was good for what I got. I actually would've stayed another day but they were booked solid. No complaints.


Hostel Mancini

Naples, Italy
80%

Getting to the place isn't hard. But the surroundings lack something to be desired. No matter, they keep an eye out for you and on you. The staff was helpful and found me a place for the next night. I was okay with it.


Hostel 7 Santi

Florence, Italy
86%

The place is big and about 15 minutes from the bus/train station. But once you get off, you're close and right next door to a supermarket. Not much in the way of a kitchen. The evening meal looked good and I even went for the breakfast on the third morning of my stay. It was pretty good for 5 euros. I'd go back now that I know the way.


INOUT Hostel

Barcelona, Spain
89%

There are special people working at this hostel and they do a great job. It was out of the way and I was okay with that. I could still be to the city center in about twenty minutes with the metro. Wifi was a problem but I could do computer stuff if I walked down to the main building. They also have a great breakfast.


Home Backpackers

Valencia, Spain
80%

The place was okay. The staff was very helpful. The room I stayed in was next to the kitchen and that place is never quiet. After the party is over, The late night crew comes in to clean up and that can be noisy to. No matter, I was okay with the place.


Living Cat's Hostel

Madrid, Spain
83%

I didn't make this reservation until the bus I was in arrived in Madrid. I managed to find it easily enough and the staff was good at helping me find stores and mail off some of my stuff. It was a good time.


Meiga Backpackers

Santiago de Compostela, Spain
83%

Fortunately, the town is small. It was close by and so was the supermarket. The stay was pleasant enough.


Garden House Hostel

Porto, Portugal
80%

I was only in Porto for a day and that day was a Sunday. Everyone was okay and I wish I would have had more time to spend in the town. The breakfast was okay too.


Lisb'on Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
89%

Kitcen was spacious and nice. Staff was helpful for the most part. I thought I lost my computer cord and the girl at the desk was a great help in my going to purchase a new one. She was also kind of hot.


The Stumble Inn

Lagos, Portugal
91%

Lagos is a party town and the folks at this place will show you the best ways to do that. Didn't have to buy a towel for a shower and the kitchen was more than adequate. I was only there a day but was plenty satisfied.


The Garden Backpacker

Seville, Spain
89%

When I finally found the place, it was late and I told the gal I was ready for a beer. She didn't miss a beat and ran off and came back with a San Miguel open and ready to go. I liked that. I liked the free Sangrias at 8 as well. The breakfast was good too. I'd gladly go back.


83%

The place was a nice break from Morocco. Especially since I could finally get a beer somewhere. The kitchen was nice and the breakfast was okay as well.


Funky Fes

Fez, Morocco
83%

I stayed at two different hostels in Fes and this place was the best. Folks were accomodating. Toilet paper was free. So was breakfast. Towels weren´t. but the place was definitely okay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are realy glad that you like our hostel and you will be always welcome to funky fez.

Hostel Waka Waka, Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco
77%

No lockers but folks were honorable enough. Took me awhile to find the place because I turned left at the wrong pharmacy. Good deal for the money.


Alegria's Hostel

Bogota, Colombia
80%

I think Gloria was who welcomed me and she was very nice. She also showed me where the beer was as soon as I got there. The place is okay. The stove needs some work but it got my food cooked. There were also some good museums well within walking distance. I was glad to be there for my last two days in South America.


The Pelican Larry Hostel

Cali, Colombia
86%

I got the idea for this place from a card I picked up at the hostel I stayed at in Pampyan(?) It's fairly close to the bus staion and the staff was helpful in getting me to the bus the next morning. Oh yeah...all the desk chics are hot.


Hostal Marsella

Quito, Ecuador
83%

The place is okay. Estuardo(?) was a big help in getting me out of town the next morning. I was running out of time and needed to be in Bogota in a matter of days. Too bad the beggars wouldn't leave me alone when I went for a walk, but that was pretty much everywhere.


Alternative Hostels

Cuenca, Ecuador
94%

I was in a hurry, but the place was nice and accomodating. I was there long enough for a walk in the evening before having a nice dinner across the street and then checking out a movie before going to bed. The guy in the morning was a great help. He got me out so fast that I forgot to give him my room key back!


Hostel Kokopelli

Lima, Peru
80%

It's far from the airport but about everything is. The folks were very helpful and the place looked like it would have been alot of fun if I could have stayed longer. Unfortunately, I needed to get to Bogota in less than a week so I had to keep travelling.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hola , Glad to see that you liked Kokopelli and would have stayed longer if it weren't for your flight. Woudl like to mention though that we are in Miraflores, the touristy commercial district of Lima which is indeed 30-40 minutes form the airport and also 90% if Lima hostes are located, you don't really want to stay near the airport even if it's 1 night. Cheers and hope to see you back, Koko.

Capac

Cusco, Peru
77%

For Everyone's information, it is no longer called the CAPC. That made it a little tricky to find. But I did and they were helpful enough after that. For what I paid, I was okay with the place.


Supertramp Hostel

Machu Picchu, Peru
91%

Everyone was very helpful. Angie's a sweety. She even gave me a dorm room to myself for the night because all the bottom bunks in the room I was supposed to be in were taken. Too bad she didn't give me an email address that works. Breakfast was good as well. charlie


Ecolodge Copacabana

Copacabana, Bolivia
80%

The place is as far out of town as you can get. They did offer me a ride if I would have known when I was arriving. The rooms are pretty fancy. The shower was iffy with regard to warm water, but I managed. The breakfast was above and beyond excellent. It would be worth going back to...


Villa Bonita Coroico

Coroico, Bolivia
86%

Gianni and his wife Ninth(?) were great. He even gave me a deal because I was by myself checking into a double for two nights. I liked being about a kilometer out of town. Breakfast was nice as well...


Lion Palace

La Paz, Bolivia
66%

Don't know what to say... It was noisy on one night. But I looked around and wasn't sure I could do much better for my money if I went somewhere else. I came back to it mainly because I knew it was there. I'd probably look around for something else if I went back.


International Budget Hostel

Amsterdam, Netherlands
77%

For what I had to pay to stay in A'dam, why do I also have to buy breakfast? Oh well, I guess they are all expensive. Maybe you could make the stairs a little steeper next time..... I didn't mind it though..The staff was nice enough.


Budgett Hostels

Groningen, Netherlands
90%

15 years ago, this place was the office of an agent of mine who booked piano bar entertainers. Wow is it ever different! The place is well kept and the internet was free so I liked that. I thought breakfast was over priced. But the staff were helpful when I needed them.


Stayokay Arnhem

Arnhem, Netherlands
83%

I wanted to get away to a smaller town. I didn't get to a smaller town, but I did get away. The hostel's just outside of the city limits and there weren't alot of people there so it made for a nice break....I liked walking around the neighborhood near a horse farm or whatever. Breakfast was good too....


Snuffel Backpacker Hostel

Bruges, Belgium
80%

I was okay with the place. I liked that I could rent a bike. I didn't wanna buy breakfast. For what I paid, I feel I got an okay deal.


83%

Even though I wasn't crazy about Brussels, the staff were helpful and the breakfast was okay. I was there on a Sunday so things were a little slow anyway.

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hello we thank you for your comments, we're happy you enjoyed your stay in our hostel all the best for your future HI adventures regards phil

Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany
77%

Despite its location in the sleaz district, morale and integrity were top notch.


Frankfurt Hostel

Frankfurt, Germany
83%

Damn good breakfast....


83%

I spent most of my time in Dublin and Belfast so this place was a welcome getaway from the city. I was also lucky that there were very few people the night I stayed. It is out of the way in the Ireland countryside. Wicklow is worth looking for. The next day, Helen(proprietor) told me I could make the bus and she was right. I found the bus to and from nowhere where they let you off and as soon as he started the engine, I was ready to get off and go back.


Avalon House

Dublin, Ireland
83%

This place has a good location in the city. Staff was helpful in getting me an online ticket to Belfast by train. My stay on the way back was nice as well....met interesting people. GOOD CRAIC!!


Lagan Backpackers

Belfast, Northern Ireland
93%

Good crack as they say....William's a warm and accommodating host.Watch the whiskey though... With luck, I'll do it again one day. charlie


Avalon House

Dublin, Ireland
80%

The place was easy enough to find and the staff was helpful. The breakfast was..was...well..free.


Hong Kong Budget Hostel

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
83%

I'm still not sure what to think about hostels in Hong Kong..I got a room to myself at a very reasonable rate at both hostels. This one was very clean. The guy was helpful but I kind of miss being around other folks interacting as you normally do in hostels. But I can't complain about the help I got or ammenities offered.


Innjoyworld Hostel

Shanghai, China
87%

I liked it...It was a let down from Bejing, but it was good to talk with others and in the end, I got to go to alot of areas. Plus, going outside and taking a left would take you about 500 years back in an instant. The areas around there were fascinating. If I go back to Shanghai, I would go back to a new and improved, I'm sure, SLEEPING DRAGON.


93%

I had my own room and it was okay for the money. The staff was great. They were helpful for any number of things and also had alot of activities available for a reasonable price. If you have a whole day, their Great Wall trip is a good value at 240RMB. And there were lots of other things I didn\'t have time to look into. Apple was the biggest help. Her English is best and she\'s a sweetie, but everyone was good to me. I want to go back.


97%

This place was great. It was the first stop and the high point of my visit to China. The staff was very accomidating. I had a single room to myself and it was nice. If you need anything, just ask Apple. She's a sweetheart.


A1 Hostel & Hotel

Prague, Czech Republic
70%

This place was okay....The women working there were very accomidating. For the money, I was satisfied.


93%

After Budapest, the weather was bad and that was a let down. Bratislava is also not a big city and alot of people aren't so helpful. But the staff at Backpackers were very helpful. Latzo and Shannon were especially helpful party-wise. And I appreciate any hostel with a piano.


The Aquarium Hostel

Budapest, Hungary
80%

I didnt stay at the Aquarium....They sent me to the MUSEUM2 instead. Cant complain because except for a few folks, I had the place pretty much to myself.