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Reviews: laurascribbles

Location USA, Gender Female, Age 34

  • laurascribbles
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
10.0
9th Jul 2014

This place was fantastic! It was well-run and organized. The bar located in the hostel was not rowdy, but a nice place to spend the evening with other hostel-folks. The sleeping quarters and restrooms were clean and comfortable and I met lots of great people!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
City Hostel Seattle, Seattle, USA
9.7
18th Oct 2013

Great hostel! I stayed in the private double room that had lots of hotdogs on the walls. Very clean, efficiently run and fantastic location. My sister and I walked all over Seattle from here.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Green ManGO Hostel, Moscow, Russia
8.0
7th Apr 2012

It's a nice hostel. It appears to be a converted apartment, so definitely on the small side - which I like. The folks who stayed here were mostly Russian. The place was kept fairly tidy and the Wi-fi access was also nice. When I was there I think one of the restrooms was under renovation. The staff, when available, was very nice and helpful. I would stay here again if I'm visiting Moscow. Thanks!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Swiss 1291 Hostel, New York, USA
10.0
18th Feb 2012

This place was awesome! Susan helped out with particulars and the accommodations couldn't have been better. I was set-up in the apartment and the facilities were very clean, comfortable and spacious. If I come back to New York I would definitely stay here again!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
Sydney Central YHA, Sydney, Australia
9.3
20th Jul 2009

This place is right next to the Central train station and just about a block and a half from Paddy\'s Markets. The staff is very professional and this modern skyrise is a world away from most other hostels. Pool on the 9th floor and the kitchen reminds me a bit of a cafeteria.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
Coolangatta Sands Hostel, Coolangatta, Australia
9.3
5th Jul 2009

This place was really quiet when I stayed because it was off season, but that doesn\'t keep the surfers away. I think that when it\'s summertime the place really kicks it up a notch and can generate quite the party. Be wary if you\'re looking for a quiet night\'s rest because on certain days you can here EVERYTHING that\'s going on in the bar downstairs. Other than that, excellent kitchen facilities, nice balcony (common space for backpackers), and Byron\'s great.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
The Northern Greenhouse, Cairns, Australia
10.0
27th Jun 2009

This place was so good I ended up extending my stay for 3 more when I got back from Cape Tribulation. Hostels are probably exceptionally clean because of the professional staff they employ and if you have any questions about travel, the travel desk is quite a stunner! I booked my Daintree/Cape Tribulation trip which included kayaking and diving and the travel agent was really helpful. She worked overtime to get me exactly what i wanted. Thanks Northern Greenhouse!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
Alice Lodge Backpackers, Alice Springs, Australia
8.3
23rd Jun 2009

Simple, Clean, quiet and comfortable. Staff was very helpful in booking tours and such. I walked around at night with 3 other people and didn\'t have a problem. Free internet is an added bonus.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
Freeman Lodge, Melbourne, Australia
10.0
19th Jun 2009

Bob is awesome! He really cares about who stays here. For example, he made a bunch of phone calls to make sure I got on a Phillip Island tour that I had only told him about the night before! I also got to tag along with Christine to the local vegetable market where lots of the local produce are a lot cheaper than in the stores. The people who stay here are great. It\'s not the place for party-somethings, but a great place if you enjoy a nice, cosy and quiet place.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
Nomadas, Merida, Mexico
9.0
1st Jul 2008

hammocks!!! This place has a great lazy feel about it...some of the rooms are a bit dark and dank so stay out in the communal areas

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
Abricotel, Paris, France
6.7
18th Aug 2006

Great for the budget traveller. I must admit we had our doubts when we saw the place, but it's perfectly suitable and nicer than quite a few of the hostel options in Paris. The room was always cleaned (with fresh towels) for each day we stayed there although the bed covers looked a bit ragged. The hotel is out of the city proper but what's nice about that is that the cafes are a bit cheaper and it's pretty close to the Jaures Metro stop.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
Douarskoll Guesthouse, Marrakech, Morocco
9.7
4th Aug 2006

Great overall experience on our trip through the Western Med. Mohammad is very freindly and makes a killer mint tea. The location is great! It's just 5 minutes away from the medina and facilities are very nice. We stayed in the smallest of the 4 rooms (the one with the double bed), and still found it quite comfortable, although i'd recommend dishing out a couple more bucks for one of the other rooms. Michele, the owner, is also quite helpful. Breakfast was very nice. We'd stay here again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
5.7
1st Aug 2006

If you arrive in Palermo Central Station, take the Metro regional train toward Punto Raisi and stop at T. Natale. You must buy the tickets at the tabachi. Once you get off the train, walk towards the main street and take bus 628 and stop at the turnaround. Ask the bus driver to stop at the hostel if you are in doubt. The location is actually quite lovely. There's a nice bar on site, the hostel has their own private beach and the atmosphere is unbeatable. HOWEVER, we stayed during high summer and the rooms (which in cooler conditions would be a much different experience i'm sure) were poorly ventilated and the heat was almost unbearable. We left the windows open and were then eaten alive by the mosquitoes. All this place needed was a fan in the room and i'm sure we'd be raving, but to be quite honest we didn't get a wink of sleep.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
Catania City Center, Catania, Italy
10.0
28th Jul 2006

This place was by far the best place i stayed at in the Western Med. Valentina was extremely helpful in going over a map of the city with us and pointing out the different places for food and fun, the rooms are THEMED!!! We got the St. Agatha room and it was awesome (airconditioned, spacious and colorful...sleeps 4) Also, there's free internet and our breakfast was made even more pleasant because Aga was there to make espresso for us. We were able to arrange an excursion to Mt. Etna from CCC with Roberto and Marco (who are awesome and knowledgeable....caves, alcantara, and lava flow.......who could ask for more?) It's about a 10 minute walk towards the city sites. I highly recommend this place and would stay again in a heartbeat! Just double-check the phone number with their website.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
Venice Rooms, Venice, Italy
7.7
23rd Jul 2006

This bed and breakfast is pretty nice. Out of the city proper but the bus goes straight into the city. I'd recommend this place.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
Venice Rooms, Venice, Italy
7.7
22nd Jul 2006

This place is a nice option for the budget traveller. The directions are good, but "sideways" means to the right on another street named via casona (the stop is on the main "via casona"...remember the second stop). It's clean and you have access to the kitchen. Utilize the supermarket across the street...we prepared dinner for two with tortellini, wine, bread, gelato and pizza margherita for about 8 euro. The area is very residential, but the bus makes it easy to travel into the city. I'd stay here again!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
9.3
20th Jul 2006

This is a very good hostel with friendly staff and nice facilities. a pizza was only 5 euro and you get three toppings. Also i think the staff is quite receptive to the people who stay here and it was a very good hostelling experience. the Hostel is a bit out of the city proper but the buses are easy to use and they pick you up from the bus stop.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • laurascribbles
  • USA,
  • Avid Traveller
Kawaguchi-ko Station Inn, Mount Fuji, Japan
7.7
5th May 2005

The staff was very helpful *they let us leave our bags after we had checked out so we could check out mt fuji*. The front desk man was nice and the hotel is located directly across from the train station. There is also a 7-eleven about two blocks down. Our room had a very nice view of mount fuji, set aside the fact that there were telephone lines tainting the view. Our biggest complaint was that the entire floor smelled of smoke, but this may be due to us getting a smoking floor for checking in late.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness

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