Reviews: keithmaguire

Location: Ireland, Gender: Male, Age: 30

Lisbon Destination Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
89%

Great location, especially if you intend on taking the train to Sintra, the tracks are right there as soon as you walk out of the hostel! We were in two different rooms. The first was a twin with shared bathroom and the view from this room was great. Good facilities, nice breakfast and a great common area.

  • 31st Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Sato Cave Hostel Goreme

Goreme, Turkey
83%

A nice, well-located place. The breakfast was quite nice and the view from the breakfast room is lovely. The rooms are a little tight. The only real downside was how damp the bathroom was as there shower is just a shower head on the wall, it's hard not to get the whole floor in the bathroom pretty wet. Having shower shoes in a place like this would be a big help.

  • 8th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Centrum House Hostel

Brasov, Romania
94%

Bright, clean, spacious and nicely-decorated. I liked that they didn't have that many guests but still didn't cram everyone into one or two rooms. I'd highly recommend this hostel.

  • 14th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


The Cozyness Downtown Hostel

Bucharest, Romania
89%

A very relaxed and friendly place. The staff were very, very helpful. The beds are definitely very cosy. One issue would be security because if you're in the second building, there's nothing really stopping anyone from walking right in, other than the fact that people are often around. The bathrooms are cleaner in the main building. They have Wii as well!

  • 11th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Let's Rock Hostel

Krakow, Poland
89%

A nice place. I didn't like that we were moved from the more central branch to another one but it wasn't that far away and it worked out pretty well. You can organise tours through the hostel and get picked up at the front door. The breakfast is basic but nice. The room and bathroom were clean. All in all, we were more than satisfied. The wifi didn't work in the room though.

  • 12th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Generator Hostel Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark
89%

The hostel is really big. The lobby and bar area is really nice. The rooms are just a little tight but modern, clean and comfortable. Sometimes there are queues at reception and the wifi is a little weak in some of the rooms. All in all, the set-up is pretty good though.

  • 22nd Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Sleepzone

Galway, Ireland
91%

Nice place, good location. The staff were nice and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We booked a 4 person room but were given a 6 person room. There was noise from the street during the night though - one of those little trucks that sprays the street came by at 6am! Bring earplugs in case your in a room on the wrong side of the hostel!

  • 12th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


83%

You couldn't ask for a better location. So central but just off the beaten track a little - close to a lot of things but not in the thick of things. All in all, the hostel has a nice set-up.

  • 9th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Kangaroo-Stop

Dresden, Germany
89%

This is one of those big but quiet hostels. Really large building with lots of rooms but not that many people staying there. It's a bit spooky walking down the dark corridor to the showers actually!! The lights are sensor activated. The staff were REALLY nice and helpful. The common room and kitchen were really nice and spacious. Location was pretty good, you can walk or take a tram to the Aldstadt. The "young" area is nearby with restaurants, supermarkets and pubs/bars. All in all, a nice place

  • 18th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Prague Square Hostel

Prague, Czech Republic
89%

Good hostel. The rooms were simple but nice as was the breakfast. The staff spoke English well and were quite helpful. The set up is quite good, with a security code for the main door. The bathrooms and shower rooms are also quite good and I wouldn't say you'd have to queue to use either very often. The best thing about the hostel is the location. So close to the main square but on a FAIRLY quite street. The only negatives were the occasional drunks on the street and the teens in the hostel.

  • 15th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


91%

This is one of those big, busy super hostels but it's well run. Security is good. Staff were nice and spoke English well. Lots of facilities. Our room was clean, spacious and bright. The bathroom was clean too but could have more fixtures or a little shelf to put your clothes or toiletries down on. The bathmat was also one of those plastic mats with spaces in it. Anyway, I'm nitpicking. It's a really good hostel and they didn't charge me even though I completely forgot to return my keycard.

  • 13th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Rialto Star

Venice, Italy
77%

Interesting place, decor-wise. PERFECT location, so close to the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge but on a quiet street. Our room was very basic but very spacious. Breakfast was simple. The one big problem was the bathroom. The shower was an awkward shape and a tight squeeze. It was clean, except for the drain which was often clogged with hair. Actually, the worst thing was the bathmat. It was a thin square of spongey, plasticy material. It was vile. The new owner is not nice to staff - overworked.

  • 9th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


3jolie

Verona, Italy
77%

Really nice place, comfortable, modern and clean. However, we were about 45mins late for check-in (which happens when you're travelling!) and so no one was there. We were lucky that someone was coming out of the building and was kind enough to call the owner so we could get some instructions as to how to get in. Once we got in we had to guess which rooms were ours! It's such a nice place with such a bad set-up. We didn't see the owner until the very hour we were checking out.

  • 8th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Hotel Ca' Grande

Milan, Italy
60%

It's hard to find a nice, reasonably priced place in Milan. This hotel is not great but I'm not sure where is in that city. Milan's nice but the accommodation is just not up to scratch. Our room in this hotel was very basic and quite drab. One of the staff members was a bit "blah/meh" but the man who seemed to run the hotel was quite nice. The location is okay, it's a bit of a walk to the metro but it's quite direct.

  • 7th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Pension Stella

Santorini, Greece
97%

A really nice guesthouse. It's really lovely and quaint. You get free airport pick-up and drop off, which is handy. George and Stella were very nice and welcoming, quite chatty and friendly but they still give you your space. I was sick for two days after eating at a local restaurant called Mama's and George and Stella did their best to let me recuperate but also offered any help they could give. They let me rest in bed for hours after checkout because the room wasn't booked,which I appreciated

  • 4th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Students & Travellers Inn

Athens, Greece
91%

Good hostel, nice staff. They gave us little presents when we were leaving because it was Easter. We left out bags in a room while we went to Santorini for a couple of nights, too. It's well located, near Syntagma station but far enough away so that it's on a nice, quaint street! Rooms are not huge but spacious enough. The bathroom was fine except for the fixture on the wall to hold the shower head. You pretty much had to hold the shower head or pull on the tube to keep it in the fixture.

  • 31st Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


94%

Nice hotel. Stayed in a private room, which had a big tv, phone and a laptop. The laptop didn't work perfectly but we got by with it. Breakfast buffet was quite good. Good location. We arranged a tour to Halong with the company in the hotel and we left our bags in the luggage room for two days while we were gone. The staff spoke English quite well. A nice, clean, modern hotel.

  • 23rd Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Phuoc An Hotel

Hoi An, Vietnam
86%

Nice hotel. Rooms are a bit old-fashioned, but in a cute way. The swimming pool is FREEZING, be warned, there's also very, very little space around it. You can rent bikes (maybe for free, can't remember) and it's nice to cycle down to the old town or to the beach. They arranged a tour to My Son for us. On the whole the tour was good but My Son wasn't that impressive, the tour guide lost his temper too. There are some really nice restaurants in Hoi An, one of the best is near this hotel.

  • 20th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Dai A Hotel

Da Nang, Vietnam
89%

This is a nice hotel. It's comfortable, clean and modern. The room was a good size, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was clean. We had a view, though there's not much to view in Da Nang. The hotel is close to the museum, which is one of the few things in the city to see. Not a lot of facilities in the area - a couple of restaurants and a shopping centre about a 15 minute walk away, maybe a little more. The staff were nice, they arranged a car to take us to Hoi An, stopping at Marble Mtn

  • 19th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


89%

This is a nice hostel. The location is great, especially if you are cycling, you don't have to cross too many roads or navigate traffic. It's also a short walk to Pub Street. The pool is great. You can relax after a long day temple-trekking. The rooms are a little old-fashioned but spacious and comfortable. Try to avoid staying in the rooms near reception, you'll probably be woken up in the morning. Stay in the back building instead. Breakfast was quite good.

  • 15th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


The Local Riverside

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
89%

Local 2 was great. It's quite close to a lot of restaurants and some bars. It's also quite close to sights like the palace and the museum. The guy who runs it, Will, can arrange things for you. We arranged a bus from PP-Siem Reap and we were dropped to the departure point for free. The bus was a brand new, spotlessly clean 12 seater mini-van! You can also get kangaroo burgers at the hostel! Room had no window but we only stayed two nights so it wasn't a big deal. The room was a little small.

  • 13th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Maney Resort Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
83%

This place is quite cool because you have your own little hut/cabin. You still have all you need in the cabin; tv, fan, ac, mosquito nets, warm water. It's nice that your "room" doesn't adjoin anyone else's too. You have your own little space. Many of the rooms have nice views but they're a bit of a climb and the view is decent in the reception/breakfast area. It's a bit quieter up on the hill but it's still not far from all the action. If you have heavy bags you need the pick-up/drop-off.

  • 8th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Sunwest Apartment

Phuket, Thailand
77%

This is more like a budget hotel. It a little old-fashioned and quite quiet but we were only staying there for one night, so it was definitely convenient for us. Our room was quite big and spacious and the bathroom was clean. The staff were quite helpful. It's about a 10-15 minute walk to the centre of Phuket town but you can walk there quite directly. The free breakfast was okay, they kind of rushed making the food for us because they knew we had to get a taxi to the port, which was nice ofthem

  • 7th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Sydney Hostel Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
80%

The best thing about the hostel is definitely its location. It's just a stone's throw for the main attractions in Istanbul on a nice street with lots of restaurants and laid back lounge-bars. Everything else about the hostel was good except for the bathroom, it was a bit old so it looked a little dirty and the toilet didn't flush well but the common bathroom on the floor was better. The other guests were all quite considerate. It was a very reasonable price considering the location.

  • 30th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


90%

The staff here seem to change daily but they're ALL really nice. The hostel is quaint and pretty much all of the people there were chilled and nice. I'd definitely recommend this place!

  • 18th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Hiroshima Hana Hostel

Hiroshima, Japan
77%

The hostel is good and well located, though it didn't seem to be EXACTLY where it was geotagged on the map. I don't know...maybe I got it wrong. Also, 11am-3pm is quite a while to shut down the reception. No one was there when I arrived so I had to go up to the second floor and leave my bags in a baggage closet. Other than that everything was pretty good, just like your usual Japanese hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for staying with us at Hana Hostel. And thank you for your feedback. As we checked, our hostel is located exactly where it is marked on our map. Also, we're very sorry for the inconvenient reception hours. However, we are closed for cleaning during those hours and we have mentioned our reception hours on your confirmation e-mail and we have also put a sign at the reception. We apologize again for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Hana Hostel

Hannari

Kyoto, Japan
83%

Hannari was a really good hostel. It was comfortable, clean and modern and had all the toiletries that I forgot to bring and an adaptor! It's a well run place.

  • 27th Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (39 reviews)


Pal's Hostel

Budapest, Hungary
100%

The service Pal runs is great. You get your own apartment with a prime location. They're all in historic, high-ceilinged buildings with great views of the basilica. Pal was quick to respond to texts when we needed a couple of things sorted out. The only downside was that the shower was awkward to use in our apt. Pal is a nice and helpful man and he certainly seems to be offering by far the best budget deal in Budapest!


Hakkas Guest House

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
83%

This place isn't quite as nice as many you'd find in other cities but I think it's as good as you'll get on a budget in HK. The rooms are small and simple, but fine really. The shower system isn't great, you have to wait a little while for the water to heat and the tank is small, so you can't have a long shower. The owner is very nice, helpful and he has lots of information and materials. He seemed to genuinely want to help out as much as possible. The location is great.


Bun Kao Guest House

Siem Reap, Cambodia
87%

The family that run the guesthouse are really, really sweet. They're very kind and helpful. The location is really good as well, it's walking distance to the centre of town and really close to the roads to Angkor, the airport and Kampong Phluk. It's on a quiet backstreet with some good restaurants around and the building is colonial style, with a nice balcony area.


Paradiso Bed&Breakfast

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
90%

The hostel is in a great location. It's less than a two minute walk from Bukit Bintang Station and the Bukit Bintang is quite central - not far from the Petronas Towers. The staff were nice and friendly too.


The Mitraa

Singapore, Singapore
87%

The staff were the nicest I have ever met in a hostel. They were all very friendly and helpful. The rooms are basic but clean. The place is close to the MRT station and it doesn't take long to get into the city. Once you're at Clarke Quay many places are walkable. There are also a few temples right beside the Mitraa and two nice Hindu temples in Little India.


Khaosan Tokyo Ninja

Tokyo, Japan
87%

I think the "deluxe one room" should specify that it's still a capsule in a dorm.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you very much for your comment. We are afraid that we made you confused about the room type. To avoid misunderstanding, we state the cabin bed room as Deluxe One Bed Mixed Dorm on the room type list. However, thank you very much for the advice! We will try to find out a better solution not to make our guests get confused any further. Best Regards, Khaosan Tokyo Ninja

93%

The hostel was great. The rooms were really cool, even without the air conditioning on. That was good because it was so hot and humid outside. It has a great location too, the rest of Shanghai is so accessible from it.


Gyeong-ju Park Tourist Hotel

Gyeong-ju, South Korea
83%

I\'ve stayed here before and returned because it does seem to be one of the better hotels in Gyeongju. It definitely has a great location and that\'s important to me. I stayed on the other side of the hotel this time, so I wasn\'t bothered by the noise from the nightclub. However they had the floor heating on at night. It was too hot in the room. It\'s May so floor heating is really unnecessary.


Gyeong-ju Park Tourist Hotel

Gyeong-ju, South Korea
77%

If you are on the second floor it\'s possible to hear the thumping of the music from the nightclub. It\'s not very loud but if you have trouble getting to sleep like I do, it could cause you trouble. It has a great location, near the tombs and parks. Not too far from the train station and only a minute away from the bus stop for the 10 and 11 buses to Bulguksa.


Lette`m Sleep Hostel

Nuremberg, Germany
87%

A little loud at times. Rooms are very spacious and well laid out.


Babelfish-Hostel

Wurzburg, Germany
73%

The hostel probably has more character and is livelier during the summer.


Ritter Hotel

Frankfurt, Germany
63%

Breakfast was quite poor. Staff were slightly odd but they were polite and helpful.