Reviews: german_alex

Location: Germany, Gender: Male, Age: 30

Hostel Malti

St. Julians, Malta
89%

The staff at Hostel Malti is really outstanding. Super friendly guys, always up for a chat and a laugh. I loved the roof terrace and the jacuzzi with sweeping views over St. Julian's. There is no breakfast included but they often do roof top BBQs and the hostel is relatively close to Paceville. It's really a bit of a party hostel actually, which is great if you're on your own and wanting to meet new people. I think the showers could be a bit cleaner.

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


PLUS Berlin

Berlin, Germany
77%

Overall a good hostel. The beds were nice, there were clean linen and towels, 2 showers per dorm and even a swimming pool. However, the hostel attracts very big and noisy Contiki travel groups who shout in the hall ways and the breakfast is a massive let down. For 6EUR you get dry hard scrambled eggs, bad coffee and a poor selection of cheese and meat. I would probably not stay here again.

  • 21st Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Pfefferbett Hostel

Berlin, Germany
89%

I loved this hostel for a number of reasons. 1) It's in a lovely patio just minutes from the action of Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg 2) they have a micro brewery next door 3) the little garden where you can have breakfast or chill out is LOVELY 4) the rooms are cool and the beds are good. If you're looking for accomodation in the heart of Berlin and without the noise of huge tour groups etc, this would be an excellent option. The breakfast buffet was also really good.

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Home Made Hostel

Budapest, Hungary
80%

I liked this hostel because it really feels like you're staying in someone's home but that also has disadvantages. The floorboards were really creaky and to get into my dorm I had to walk through another dorm. At a small scale hostel like this, it might also be nice to include breakfast in the price. Otherwise really nice.

  • 11th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Wombats City Hostel Budapest

Budapest, Hungary
86%

Really well located hostel. Doesn't have much character as it's way too big to feel like a cozy place to stay but it makes up for it with excellent facilities, good value for money, friendly staff and a perfect location.

  • 9th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Hostal Akumal

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
74%

I stayed in this hostel on new year's eve and overall it was good. Really nice staff, a nice court yard and good entertainment options. However, the bathrooms are really gross and in winter the rooms are ice cold. The beds also need to be fixed as they shake and croak every time you move.

  • 30th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Hlemmur Square

Reykjavik, Iceland
74%

I really liked the beds and the bathrobe was a nice little extra. The bar downstairs was always lively with bands and people but overall the decor feels a bit cold. Shame the kitchen on the 3rd floor had no windows and only one very stuffed fridge. The location is handy for catching a city bus but overall quite far from the center of town. Takes at least 20 mins to walk. I would stay here again though!

  • 31st Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Ostello S. Fosca

Venice, Italy
71%

I stayed here for one night last week. The hostel is relatively easy to find if you can read a map. I don't agree with other comments that staff was rude. I was checked in by a very friendly guy and everyone else I interacted with was very friendly. The beds were a bit stiff and there were no lockers for your valuables. The curfew only applies if you're staying within the gates so you might want to ask for one of the external rooms. I thought it was a shame that breakfast was not included.

  • 12th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Flying Pig Uptown

Amsterdam, Netherlands
77%

Stayed here once while I rented out my own flat in Amsterdam. In terms of location this is hard to beat. It's right by Vondelpark and within easy walking distance to all good museums and nice cafes and shops in Oud West. They have a nice enough bar downstairs and the breakfast is included so it's ok but like all hostels in Amsterdam, overpriced.

  • 8th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Cocomama

Amsterdam, Netherlands
83%

Finding a good hostel in Amsterdam is really not easy. Either you end up in a trashy and overpriced place in the red light district or somewhere out of town with no atmosphere. Cocomama is nice because it has great staff, a good location and comfortable beds. I didn't like the dark halls and relatively tight rooms (a typical Amsterdam thing). Also, for the price they charge they could include breakfast.

  • 7th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you for leaving us a review. We have planned a refurbishment for the 6-bed dorm where you stayed to create more space, but you are right, Amsterdam monumental buildings have small rooms. Our halls are brightly lit day and night so we're not sure how you got to the comment of dark halls but we will take it into consideration. We provide free coffee, tea, paste, rice and spices and a huge jar with cereal if you would like to make a budget breakfast. Safe travels, regards, Lotje

Antwerp Central Youth Hostel

Antwerp, Belgium
77%

No customer comment

  • 6th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Sleep Well Youth Hostel

Brussels, Belgium
80%

Pretty good hostel in the center of Antwerp, close to the Nationalestraat and the main square. Very modern interior which at times seems a bit cold. Nice selection of beers at the bar but as with all HI hostels, no wifi in the rooms.

  • 5th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, I don’t know if you made a mistake, but Sleep Well is in Brussels and is not part of HI (no member card required). Our Hostel is located in the city center of Brussels, just behind the “Rue neuve” and very close to the “Grand Place”. As from 01/08/2013, the wifi is free and available everywhere in the hostel, including de rooms. Regards, The Sleep Well Team.

HI Vianden

Vianden, Luxembourg
71%

Walking up the hill is quite a mission but then access to the fort is easy. Wifi only works inside the common room. As with the other HIs - feels like a homeless people's shelter rather than a hostel.

  • 8th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Luxembourg City Hostel

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
77%

I didn't realize the hostel was such a steep walk down from the Center. Although the view is pretty cool it's a bit exhausting to lug your bags around when there's no bus service (on weekends). The corridors reminded you more of a hospital than a hostel but there is a nice garden, ping pong tables and the breakfast is included.

  • 7th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Hostal Alcatraz

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
66%

Very basic hostel that is essentially nothing more than a place to sleep. No communcal areas to speak of, no kitchen facilities but relatively close to the centre and nearby places to eat.

  • 3rd Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Athens Backpackers

Athens, Greece
74%

The biggest selling points are the rooftop bar and the location right next to Acropoli. The bathrooms are nothing to rave about and neither is the breakfast.

  • 25th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Little Big House

Thessaloniki, Greece
94%

Probably the only budget option in this city, Little Big House is super chilled and the staff is amazing. Good breakfast included. Views of the city from just up the road are simply breath taking. Would definitely stay again!

  • 23rd May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Sevilla Inn Backpackers

Seville, Spain
80%

Hostel is located right next to the Cathedral, which is awesome. Rented a bike to explore the city and gotta say that was the most amazing thing you can do. Nice roof top terrace with a little bar in the evening. Met some cool people. Would be nice if they also had Wifi on the roofterrace

  • 8th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


The Garden Backpacker

Seville, Spain
71%

Hostel was ok. Staff were helpful and nice but didn't have much atmosphere. Maybe due to the people who were there at the time. Also prices for Easter weekend were double what they normally are.

  • 7th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Hostel One Paralelo

Barcelona, Spain
83%

Overall I think this hostel is pretty good. I thought the fact that Valerio had actually saved me some pasta for dinner on Friday night was really sweet. Other than that the hostel is perfectly ok regarding location etc. The only thing that seemed slightly odd was that some areas or parts still looked like they were under construction.

  • 14th Oct 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


77%

good hostel. a bit overpriced to be honest but right on the beach. not much party atmosphere going on or maybe we just missed it. good beds and bathrooms.


Elena Borgen

Managua, Nicaragua
63%

very basic hostel in Managua. we arrived really late at night and only slept there for a couple of hours. breakfast was included and very basic. Relatively ok to get to from the airport but not really sure in terms of overall accessiblity

  • 10th Mar 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Smart Hyde Park Inn

London, England
60%

Tiny beds that make tall people feel like caged animals, rattling windows, slamming doors and manky showers. If it weren't for the excellent location I wouldn't have stayed longer than 5 minutes.


Young & Happy

Paris, France
73%

The Argentinian girl was really really cool, cleared up some issue with our bill without a big deal. Generally an ok hostel, the beds are good but the showers and toilets were yuck and the breakfast is a joke for this price.


Old Town Hostel Gdansk

Gdansk, Poland
70%

generally good hostel except the building looks horrific from outside and it's a bit of a walk to the town center but the breakfast was very good and the beds comfortable. The only thing they need to do is get wifi throughout and put the common room somewhere else. it's really noisy


Flamingo Hostel

Krakow, Poland
93%

really good hostel right in the middle of town. Excellent breakfast (free), comfy beds with an individual reading lamp and socket and good showers. Had a really good time here (bar for some annoying groups that made loads of noise). Would definitely stay here again!


Lisbon Lounge Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
87%

Very nice hostel in the middle of downtown Lisbon only a short walk to many sights and to the metro. Our room was quite noisy at night due to being on the main road but other than that it was really nice.

  • 21st Mar 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Bellavista Hostel

Santiago, Chile
83%

Good hostel on the whole. Only dorm number 1 can be really noisy as it's right next to the door and the street. Very comfy beds though (probably the best hostel bed I have slept in in a while) and a wicked roof terrace!


Terrazas Estoril

Buenos Aires, Argentina
93%

I loved this hostel. The 6th floor is just like the Hostel Estoril on the 1st except you have the roofterrace and the weird round room on the roof. Have met some amazing people there and when staff know you by name it gives the whole experience a really nice touch. The hostel is clean with excellent facilities. Definitely would stay there again


Marcopolo Inn Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
67%

I was not too fond of this place. It has a good location in town but other than that I think it really lacks character. They turned the a/c off at 8am when it was really starting to heat up outside and it feels more like a motel than a hostel.


El Viajero - Hostel & Suites

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
73%

the rooms are really small and as far as i know there was no a/c breakfast could also be a bit better


Pocitos Hostel

Montevideo, Uruguay
80%

a little out of the way but in a nice neighbourhood and not too far from the bus station. really nice staff and that made it for me. beds are comfy although there are no fans or aircon in the bedrooms. good hostel though


Ecohostel Andromeda

Gent, Belgium
77%

In terms of facilities this hostel was amazing. Super comfy beds, great showers and good breakfast! Location is a bit out of the way and the dude who was on duty that weekend was utterly useless. forgot to turn on the water at night! I mean come on!


The Mitraa

Singapore, Singapore
73%

The Mitraa is a nice hostel overall although the room I stayed in was a bit cramped and had no windows. Also the nearest metro station is a bit of a walk while Little India is not too far. Not too much fun going on while I was there. Seemed more like a hostel for people looking to stay long term but fine enough for the weekend I was there.

  • 2nd Oct 2009
  • Globetrotter
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (56 reviews)


Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
60%

Generally this hostel is not bad. The location (like most other hostels in KK is pretty central) but the bathrooms are literally matchbox sized, some of the staff speaks no English (hello?!) and breakfast is poor.


80%

The hostel was very clean and friendly. All the facilities you can think of were present and the beds were comfortable. Only thing was it was extremely hot so maybe installing aircon in the rooms is a good idea!


Living Mad Hostel

Madrid, Spain
60%

Despite the fact that we were a group of 30+ people the useless and rude staff at this hostel put some of us alone or in random rooms and refused our friends to change. They were very unfriendly and even refused some members of our group to come back inside after a night out. The duvets were manky and the aircon in the room hardly worked. The only plus points were the good location and the roof terrace but we're certainly never staying there again. (only the mexcian guy was nice)


Retro Youth Hostel

Cluj Napoca, Romania
77%

One thing that the hostel really lacks is a common room and the lights near the computers should be on all the time and not have a movement detector.


Chisinau Hostel

Chisinau, Moldova
87%

If you can read a map the hostel is really easy to find (although a sign wouldn't hurt). The hostel is in a perfect location, there is free internet, free breakfast and the staff is super friendly and kind. Beds are a bit hard but over all I had a great time here!


Rolling Stone Hostel

Brasov, Romania
70%

The hostel was generally pretty good, however, the bathrooms need shower curtains to stop them from flooding. People smashing doors until well into the night can rob you of your sleep.


Chess Hostel

Sibiu, Romania
93%

Really nice hostel very close to the old town and with some of the best staff I've ever met! They make you feel at home and make sure you have the time of your life in Sibiu! Would stay here again anytime!!!


Hostel Mostel

Sofia, Bulgaria
87%

Lovely hostel in the center of Sofia. Free breakfast, free dinner, free internet and awesome staff make you feel at home instantly! Would stay here again anytime!


Riad Massine II

Marrakech, Morocco
80%

Very hard to find if you don't know where you are but amazing place in the middle of the city with the friendliest staff and 2 amazing rof terraces!


Bed and Breakfast Keflavik

Keflavik, Iceland
53%

when we got there we looked through the window and it looked like old and tired with depressing furniture. luckily no one was there when we arrived so we stayed somewhere else.


Mansour Hotel

Amman, Jordan
73%

Beds were rock hard but the manager is awesome and the location is perfect. Hot water is now free and the owner will soon install A/C in some rooms.


Suranj

Kotor, Montenegro
83%

The old lady rocks! She\'s so smiley and lovely! makes you feel very much at home!


Bokun Guesthouse

Dubrovnik, Croatia
100%

Beautiful house with a lovely garden right by the marina. Tony and his family really look after you and make you feel at home!


Hostel City Center Sarajevo

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
80%

Perfect location, friendly owner hows always ready to help with anything and nice newly furbished hostel. Would defo recommend this place!


40%

Horrible place, really hated it


Bumbles Backpackers Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand
73%

nice enough on the shores of the lake. nice walk into the center of town but not close to bus station etc...


Cape Town Backpackers

Cape Town, South Africa
100%

sorry i am such a douchebag i meant all smiles! sorry ......


Cape Town Backpackers

Cape Town, South Africa
93%

Leah and Mama Fefe made my stay one of the most amazing trips I had had so far! Really lovely staff, nice place with backyard and a great caring Mama Fefe who makes amazing Braai! Totally recommended!


43%

This was by far the worst hostel I have ever stayed at. I was greeted with loads of long black hairs on my bed and all over the room, the floor was covered in dirt and nobody seemed to care since after everyone else who was in my room checked out, staff didn't bother to clean the room or collect dirty sheets. Also, I am used to hostels emphazising that no noise should be made after 11pm so that others can get some sleep but instead I was woken up at 1am by people screaming and shouting in the hall outside for at least 15 minutes and nobody seemed to care. I am never coming back to this place!


Bahaus Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey
90%

The owner was a legend! Took all of us out on a night out and showed us how you party in Istanbul. Great view from the breakfast room and close to the main sights.