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Reviews: Anonymous

Location USA, Gender Male, Age 34

  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Posada Ganesha, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
5.1
18th Apr 2016

Poor management (but perfectly nice) led to a lot of disappointment and unmatched expectations during my stay here.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Amigo Zocalo, Mexico City, Mexico
6.3
16th Apr 2016

The selling point of this place is its location: across from Templo Mayor, Palacio Nacional and Catedral, therefore ideal for a first-time visitor to Mexico DF; otherwise, you know that this area isn't great. Staff was friendly and helpful but seemed a frazzled if more than one guest needed help (which seemed to be always). Many Mexico City hotels are made of marble so the sound carries easily and noise from lobby was constant until midnight. In all, more a cheap hotel than a traveler's hostel.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Jacobs Inn, Dublin, Ireland
6.9
27th Jun 2015

This was a really disappointing hostel mainly on account of the staff. Except for a few helpful staff, the rest were unhelpful and even condescending, far from the friendliness Ireland is known for. One guy at the reception literally told me "the answer to your question is so obvious I can't even address it". While having to change rooms every single night was an annoying challenge, the staff's overall attitude was just plain upsetting. Of all the hostels I've rated, this one came out the lowest

View Property Reply

Oh gosh , we are so sorry to hear this. Our staff normally come out so well on reviews so we will look into this and do what we can to ensure greater consistency. We will email you directly

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
8.9
3rd Aug 2014

A really lovely place in the middle of Gulin. The staff was eager to help despite some occasional communication breakdowns.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Where 2 Next, Manila, Philippines
9.7
25th Jul 2014

Really nice, comfortable place to stay and hide from the challenges of Manila. The common room has a nice social atmosphere that encourages meeting other travelers.

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Hi, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. W2N Hostel Management

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Masada Backpacker, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
9.7
19th Jul 2014

This is the sort of place I have in mind when I imagine a proper youth hostel. The design encourages people to socialize, the staff is trained to give the information we all need, solid breakfast, clean, etc. Highly recommend while in KK.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Marco Polo, Kuching, Malaysia
7.4
17th Jul 2014

Overall I had a really nice stay, but I think the place could use a sprucing up cosmetically. It's a shame about the back-door entrance near the restaurant's kitchen, and honestly I found the other end of town much nicer. However, with this said, this was the first hostel on my 3-week trip where I found the guests and staff all interacting on the patio with one another, the way hostels used to be before wi-fi (to be clear, there is a good wifi signal here, too!) I have very fond memories here.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
PODs The Backpackers Home, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7.7
15th Jul 2014

I really enjoyed the concept of this hostel, but the execution is rather poor. The location is truly unbeatable, and the common room/lounge has all thebackpacker needs. Upstairs it's a different story. It's not that the pods lack privacy but rather sound-proofing, so those giggling girls or that guy who wrapped all his laundry in plastic bags will still disturb your sleep even if you ha a private room. The beds are mere mattresses, and the showers achieve the "rustic" look they're looking for.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Cameronian Inn, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
6.6
13th Jul 2014

Apparently this place has a great reputation. I'll admit the breakfast, though not included, was delicious. The girl at the reception asked me, rather than told me, how much money I owed. She proceeded to say, "well, most everyone pays this amount, so I guess you do too". Also, the place is in need of some cosmetic work. If you're in a room near the toilets, they run rather noisily throughout the night. Also they should rethink the hallway's halogen light staying on throughout the night.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Red Inn Court, Penang, Malaysia
9.4
11th Jul 2014

This place was nice enough. They have a good eye for esthetics but the dorm rooms are crapped. I think even Spiderman himself would have a hard time getting up to the top bunk.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The Hostel, Jackson Hole, USA
8.6
27th Aug 2013

Despite my above-average ratings, I was quite happy with this lcoation. Hostels in the American rural West aren't common, but they do a real nice job here in Teton Village/Jackson. Really I couldn't have asked for better.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.1
20th Aug 2013

This hostel was really nice. Convivial atmosphere, enthusiastic staff, good facilities for luggage storage, kitchen, etc. However, it will also go down in history as the moment at which I realized I'm too old for hosteling after being put in a dorm with five exchange students with two large suitcases each--there was literally no space left on the floor for walking. Unlucky for me...

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We’re glad to hear you found your stay at Ocean Island friendly, welcoming, and well equipped! Our goal at Ocean Island is to ensure we have everything a guest might need, so that you can spend your time exploring Victoria. We’re sorry to hear you found your room small, but hope this hasn’t deterred you from backpacking in the future - backpacking is a way of life suitable to all ages, and we hope you continue to backpack for many years to come! Ocean Island

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Eco Resort Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
7.1
21st Jul 2013

The beautiful 25m pool is the selling point for this place, but it's basically located in a suburb. Furthermore, there's a lot more concrete than the name "Eco" would imply. I would recommend staying closer to the city (it's easily 45 mins walking) but visiting the pool for $3.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Singharat Guest House, Luang Prabang, Laos
7.4
19th Jul 2013

This place was fine but a little out-of-the-way, which is kind of bogus for me to even mention since LP is all of 1.5 Kms wide. Otherwise it's a fine place tho not exceptional in any way.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
iHouse Residence, Vientiane, Laos
7.1
17th Jul 2013

Truly excellent location--can't be beat in that sense. However the room was small with no window and the bed took up nearly all the floorspace so I had to unpack my suitcase on the bed. Also the bathroom had bad mildew.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hanoi Ciao Hostel, Hanoi, Vietnam
9.1
10th Jul 2013

The rooms are adequate and competitive with the many hotels on this block. The difference here, though, is that staff went above and beyond the call of duty to help make my stay in Hanoi enjoyable.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Town House 50 Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
9.4
3rd Jul 2013

The staff here really stood out. They were friendly, hospitable and helpful. Also they designers have a real eye for aesthetics. Lovely place overall!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Moratin, Valencia, Spain
9.1
20th Apr 2013

This couldn't be any closer to the center (Plaza del Ayuntamiento). Also, the owner was very warm, friendly, personable and eager to help with directions, etc.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Giramundo Hostel, Ibiza, Spain
6.6
18th Apr 2013

This hostel was entirely acceptable, but didn't exceed expectations in any way.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Revolutum Hostel, Salamanca, Spain
10.0
15th Apr 2013

Despite being low season, this place was really extemely clean, centrally located and fun. It's worth noting that the staff went out of its way to help me book my onward bus ticket and give me other information about Salamanca. I highly recommend Revolutum.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
High 5 Hostel, Gdansk, Poland
9.4
28th Aug 2012

A lot of thought went into making it a social place where it's easy to meet up with other travelers. I was in the "Deluxe" part of the establishment, and it was quite nice.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Boogie Hostel, Wroclaw, Poland
9.1
27th Aug 2012

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Greg & Tom Hostel, Krakow, Poland
10.0
25th Aug 2012

No complaints whatsoever. Really appreciated the proximity to train/bus station and the free meals.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hollywood Home Hostel, Lviv, Ukraine
8.3
22nd Aug 2012

This hostel was totally correct--generally comfortable but far from outstanding. The guy at the reception did his best to advise me and the other guests.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hobo Bear Hostel, Zagreb, Croatia
9.7
19th Aug 2012

This hostel is very well thought out and runs smoothly thanks to a great staff. The pillows and mattresses were kind of laughable, but otherwise I was very happy with my stay here.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Dubrovnik Backpackers Club, Dubrovnik, Croatia
6.6
13th Aug 2012

The other reviews accurately name all the benefits of DBC, but I do think it's important to mention the drawbacks. First I'd booked a 4-person dorm and was placed in a 7-bed dorm for the same price. The owner said it's the same price because the room is larger (as it should be!!) Secondly, after 10 it's not possible to read on the patio while enjoying the breeze and peace/quiet since they're afraid you'll make noise. Ultimately, it's hard to justify the prices they're charging.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
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    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
New Age Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
6.6
12th Aug 2012

This place was average at best, no more than an individuals apartment converted into a hoste.. The staff was extremely helpful; Id say thats the best aspect. The rooms are very cramped and the location... well, you would never find it on your own so request a transfer if you can.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Celica Art Hostel, Ljubljana, Slovenia
9.4
10th Aug 2012

This place is truly exceptional as far as hostels are concerned. Lots of nice ammenities, like all-you-can-eat buffet. The design of my room was unique, but impractical. I dont think theres any better option in Lj.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Apple Hostels of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA
9.4
27th Dec 2011

Great hostel, but 24 beds in the male dorm is a lot, especially if you assume 1/4 of them are snoring.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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    • 8.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
HI-Toronto, Toronto, Canada
9.0
25th Nov 2011

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.0
12th Nov 2011

This was the friendliest staff I've ever encountered. Bravo! However, the rooms were a little spartan, and the bathrooms were lacking in just about everything: handsoap, hooks in the shower room for towels/clothes, and I never did manage to get hot water. Some carpeting might reduce the echoes in the hallway. Location-wise: the UWS is kind of far from everything and a very quiet neighborhood, but if you're looking for some quiet in the city (and park accessibility) this is the place.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.3
10th Nov 2011

Location, location, location--doesn't get better than this in the city! Beyond that, the staff was friendly (well, friendlier than the last time), perfectly clean and had the necessary amenities. Not the place to come and meet new people, though.

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Thank you for your review!

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    • 8.0Security
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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Agora Hostel and Guesthouse, Istanbul, Turkey
10.0
14th Aug 2011

This is my second time at the Agora, and my 2nd time giving it a 100%. The staff at the Agora really goes out of their way to make one's stay comfortable and enjoyable. Their mattresses and pillows are more comfortable than mine at home. It's hard to imagine a hostel being any better!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Momo's, Tel Aviv, Israel
6.3
7th Aug 2011

I was amazed by the city of Tel Aviv, but this place is a dingy embarassment. To their credit, the staff is helpful and friendly, but the establishment itself lacks what's necessary for a comfortable stay.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Agora Hostel and Guesthouse, Istanbul, Turkey
10.0
16th Jul 2011

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Posada los Mapaches, Tulum, Mexico
7.7
25th Feb 2011

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Nomadas, Merida, Mexico
10.0
22nd Feb 2011

Judging by the pool, the lighting and some other features, this place could rival some luxury establishments. A nice social ambiance due to the set-up.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Inn Zona Rosa, Mexico City, Mexico
5.0
18th Feb 2011

Located at the heart of ZR nightlife, but that`s about it`s only redeeming feature.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
7.7
7th Jan 2011

For some unexplained reason, they require passports of US Citizens. Still can't figure out why...

View Property Reply

Thank you for staying with us! We chose to ask for passports for security reasons. Most hostels in NYC do the same. It is mentioned on the property description of the website.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
India House Backpackers Hostel, New Orleans, USA
7.3
22nd Apr 2009

The mattresses were VERY uncomfortable (springs poking through). Also, saw a cockroach and a mouse in the dorm room itself... yuck!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Newtons Roof Top Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5.3
20th Aug 2008

Rooftop hostel with no view. Rooms and bathroom not cleaned thoroughly. Dorm rooms small, sheets don't fit the beds. The guys at reception are fun, though, if you can get them chatting!

View Property Reply

We totaly disagree wtih your comments ! ! ! about the sheet small you fell insede the room problably was you that broth from the street a sheet dog !

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Portal del Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9.7
14th Aug 2008

Rooms don´t necessarily have windows, so it becomes stuffy and easy to sleep past noon! Otherwise, attention to detail, great style, and activities organized by staff (ie, tango lessons, parrilla, football outings)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Independencia, Mendoza, Argentina
8.0
8th Aug 2008

They didn´t tell me a few key things during the initial tour that would´ve been helpful to know (ie, breakfast included)

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

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