We all know by now never to stay in big, commercial, sterile, hostels. Unfortunately a conference was on and there was no other choice, the hostel requires you to take a ferry to get into town (10m), and after that, it's a good 15-20 min walk into the action. The hostel is enormous, so forget meeting people in the common area. My room was cleaned once every second day (except the bathroom). The staff were unfriendly robots who we're not even informed about best times to avoid queues.
- All Male Group, 31-40
- (52 reviews)
I don't know what all the bad reviews were talking about! I stayed two nights and the place was spotlessly clean. Best showers I've ever experienced in a hostel too. I think the owner had just come back from holidays. I'm a solo traveler and within minutes I had met some great people and felt totally comfortable. If I hadnt already booked my next destination would have stayed longer. Great fun!
- Male, 18-24
- (52 reviews)
Good stay at Suns guesthouse. It is brand new, the rooms are spacious and plenty of bathrooms and toilets. The only thing was it was a bit hard to meet people. There were not any activities whatsoever. Staff could also have had a better knowledge of restaurants and bars in the area.
Very solid hostel. Clean and fairly nice rooms with curtains, sockets, lights. The neighbourhood is a brisk 10min walk to some of the action. Found it had main to families cooking dinner and what not. Certainly didn't attract a social crowd.
Hostel looks great, perfect location and very cool!!! Was easy to meet people, activities every night and the free coffee was real espresso. Couldn't ask for more in a hostel.
I stayed in the Japanese style room which was spacious and full of character. It is a huge hostel that looks like it used to be a hotel. It has the Potential to be social At the bar. Would be nice if they had beer on tap.
Brand new hostel means bunks, linen etc all brand new. Showers were spacious. Would have enjoyed it a lot more if I had not been a solo traveller. V hard to meet people.
Was quiet while I was there but the three staff came with me out to lunch and to the beach. Felt homey. Booked one night ended up staying 4 nights to chill on the beach and speak to English speakers.
- Male, 18-24
- (52 reviews)
No activities or coffee or socialising but a cheap, old private room close to the centre. Think cheap hotel without an elevator.
Of my three month trip, this hostel and city was the highlight. The bar looks fantastic and has a great bartender and person in Mariana who served me up something special every time. The pub crawl had some outstanding music, the hostel design is great and location on 6th street could not be any better. Very easy to meet people which is super important for a solo traveller. I will be back in Austin just for this hostel and staff!!
I have stayed in over 100 hostels and this is one of the best atmosphere's I have ever seen. Extraordinary value for money and super easy to meet people, super friendly crowd too. 1 camera on the fridge where we put our beers would stop us losing our alcohol every night.
Good value for the private room, but absolutely no atmosphere. The social area is one couch and a bench for laptops in an area where u cannot drink. As a social guy travelling by himself, I found it impossible to meet people. Even on the weekend there were no activities or outingsl Denver deserves a real hostel.
By far the best HI I've ever stayed in. Good crowd and quite social. 4.blocks from 23rd st which is probably the best place to hang out in Portland. Don't miss happy hour at Bartini up the road!!
Very social hostel which broke up into two groups. The young, party Aussies, and the older travellers. socialising was easier than most big hostels, just sit at the bar stools and make friends in minutes!! Food and night,I've we're excellent too.
Typical big hostel, treat you like a number. I had to ask specifically for a towel, they wouldn't print my boarding pass for me, even when I offered to paid. Individual tables made it hard for a solo traveler to meet people. BBQ was 90% bun and 10% meat and salad. Basically a big, cost cutting corporation with the thinnest toilet paper I'd ever seen, inedible free pancakes, and free coffee so terrible nobody drank it coupled with a 10am check out!! Def. wont be staying here again.
What a terrible place. BIG hostel with appalling design and super overpriced tours / night events / dorms! Reading all the reviews I thought this place would be rad. No powerpoints near the bed, pathetic shower pressure, NO ALCOHOL allowed to be brought in, NO bar (just a beer keg 5-11pm), social area far too large and unaccommodatoing. Most people left after a few days to another hostel because it was so hard to meet people.
- (52 reviews)
This is the place you stay when you can't get into Miami Backpackers (MB). NO socialising and more expensive than MB so I'd only stay here as a last resort! The 3pm check in time is BS too.
Very nice design. Just watch out for the tours you don't need, and whatever you do don't ride the camel to Giza...I'm still bleeding. Also would be nice if they sold beers.
One of the best hostels in the world!! Finally a place where the management actually believes in the ethos of a back packer; keep it is cheap as possible and base everything around making your guests have a great time - well done Rafi!!! Perfect social area, free food basket, extremely good for social travellers and interesting and energetic staff (Petter, Noam) who genuninely engage you from the moment you step in the door. The fact that this is also the cheapest hostel in Israel is a miracle
Good location and nice character but terrible for socialization. In 3 nights nobody was drinking and when I finally did meet someone, we came back to the hostel at midnight and couldn't even buy a beer.
Fantastic Design and the service / breakfast was fantastic. It was low season so the place was quite empty but they really went out of their way to look after us. They even had a free dinner and drinks saturday night. Downside is its near the train station and far from the bus station / nightlife.
Considering hotel / hostel prices in HK. This place is very good value. Rooms couldn't be smaller but the location makes up for it.
Great little place right on the airport train line. Super Social and a Crew of Expats come round every night to beef up the numbers. Perfect for Solo travellers of people who are flying out the next day. Leo worked his butt off and was always very helpful, polite and made you feel at home. Keep up the good work Leo!!
This hostel was terrible. The rooms were extremely old and worn (the undersheets were torn and yellow) and the wifi worked for about 10 minutes a day and was extremely slow! Its a huge hostel so no activities to meet other travellers. I also had to check out and check in just to change rooms! The food next door was expensive and terrible. Stay away!
I have stayed in over 100 hostels and this place is in my top 5!! Absolutely perfect in every way. Hillarious staff, super social, beautifully designed, very spacious rooms, oddles of activities and games including Wii!!, Communal dinner and drinks every night for 5 pounds. I honestly couldn't fault it. Come to Belfast just to stay at this place, I'm going back in 2 days!!!
Not a good place for solo travellers. The common room was uninviting and the hostel seemed to have lots of French and German large groups. No Wifi in the rooms was also a real pain, especially when you can't get a seat in the common room.
Beautiful design, huge rooms and brilliant array of activities / restaurant / tour guides. Restaurant was also very good food. Prepare for long waits at reception.
Exactly a year ago I stayed here and it was just as good this time. Fantastic people, food and an unbeatable vibe. I'll be back next year again to make it a hat trick! One of the best hostels in the world. I hope they bring back the weekly buffet!!
New and Clean. Only problem was I am 6"2 and the bunk beds were about 6"0.
The hostel: Good location, good crowd (18-23). Just watch out for owners constant trying to sell you an overpriced package in the hostel - Scuba Diving, A particular 'friends' restaurant, hostel restaurant, snorkeling & The hostel 'Buffet' are all complete Ripoffs. The city: Compared to Thailand, Vietnam, Phillipines this is not a desireable beach holiday destination. It is expensive and the beach, streets & water is filthy dirty and poorly managed.
0%. The only dorm within 45mins of expo. A climate control that was 'broken' for 8 days,staff that made no effort,one AC plug in the entire room, toilet lid broken, no toilet paper, charged for towel, water pressure pathetic, hot water lasts 3 mins and absolutely no socialising whatsoever. The food portions were tiny and prices sky high. Internet didn't work in the dorm. They tried to overcharge me when I had to extend my stay. Nothing but 45+ Chinese business guys.
Hong Kong is probably the worst city in the world for hostels, but this place was definitely the best value hostel in HK. The staff were great,price rock bottom, and location couldn't be better just dont expect to meet other travelers.
Wow its hard to fault this place. I've spent over 900 nights in hostels over 9 years. The standard of middle range accomm. in the Philippines is pretty darn low but this place stands out. The bungalows are spacious, clean and tropical. The whole place is like a tropical resort at $20USD a night for a private room. The staff went the extra mile, chatting with the owner, taking your bags for you (and wouldn't accept a tip) and the price is the same as a seedy hotel. Excellent mix of crowd too ( 1
Great vibe from the place and the hottest staff i've ever seen, but the rooms / facilities were run down and completely packed with guys. Activities would have made the place a lot better.
- (52 reviews)
Awesome place, awesome vibe. The Staff were more efficacious than friendly, which was an issue because I couldn't pay the full up amount at check-in. Apart from that, couldn't fault it!!
I concur with the other reviews...Amazing staff, man they really excel under the toughest possible conditions. Rooms were OK, but the nightly events were spectacular especially the Limo Ride! Only downside is the price, thought perhaps it excluded a good chunk of the party market. Great place to hook up with Australian girls!
Yeah just like a hotel except a hotel with 200 people usually has people at the bar. Would be good if on business, terrible for a solo traveller.
The numero uno place to be in KL. Immaculately clean, bright and new. Also staff are very liberal so can bring in your own drinks and pretty much do what you want without raising an eyebrow. Also an outstanding selection of DVDs and dance CDs to watch / burn / listen to. Also the 24 hour restaurant 50 metres away serves the most delicious Mee Lemak... I ate it daily!!!
Surpassed all expectations. Bright rooms, very modern and staff as attentive as a 5 star restaurant. Great place!
Big rooms, bright, clean. Free pool and drinking water and lots of activities. Never seen staff so willing to go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. One of the best!!!
Unbelieveably nice, bright rooms. Liberal staff too.
- (52 reviews)
Great value. If value was a hostelworld criterion, this place would rate a lot higher.
- (52 reviews)
Definitely the upmarket option in Bangkok. A couple of dollars more for pure indulgence. Was full of professionals and Americans than wanted to party. Staff were hot and I hooked up with an Essex girl. Will be checking in here to check for more Essex girls next time.
Staff were the real let down here with the absense of a common area compounding matters. The pub downstairs closed at 12 (and had to be out by then) and nothing else within 15 minutes walk on a friday night!! Only two showers per floor and I was woken up my management at 8am because i took an extra pillow!
Loads of rules and the bar shuts before 10pm!! The pool and basketball court more than make up for it though. Expect to spend more for a towel and remember its only the 4 bed dorms if you're an Aussie ($30)
After 2 years staying in hostels this place was the best. The staff genuinely cared about your welfare, there was always an underground party coming up (a couple of promoters live in the hostel), and the food was good and extremely cheap. Massive DVD collection, hotel like atmosphere, right number of people, ~40, and no rules! If I started a hostel, I would base it on Fatima.
Awesome atmosphere, more like a guesthouse, walking distance to everythere and the staff were simply great.
Not ideal for single travellers, in a group would be awesome.
Antonio was a star! Fun, great cook and extremely friendly.
All things considered. The BEST hostel I\'ve ever stayed at, mind you I\'m a party animal.
RIght next to the train / bus station everywhere was within walking distance. Was a very lame crowd, though. You know 18 yr olds eating soup and playing scrabble.
No effort made to enhance your travels. Has hundreds of rooms, run like a huge company. No smiles, no helpfulness
This place was awesome, I actually got completely wasted one night and the owner handled me professionally and courteously. Was tres impressed!!!!