Reviews: Anonymous

Shelter City

Amsterdam, Netherlands
94%

Very accessible location, staff were amazing, and really nice atmosphere in the cafe and courtyard. Girls dorms open right to the courtyard so it can be noisy, but I always sleep with earplugs in hostels. Girls dorms were full but there was never a line up for showers. More outlets are definitely needed in the dorms, although you can charge in other open areas. Some beds were really close together so it was hard to get in and out. Overall a great stay :)

  • 16th Sep 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (26 reviews)


Stayokay Den Haag (The Hague)

The Hague, Netherlands
94%

Comfortable beds and spacious rooms. Lots of shelving to use, but would have preferred lockers. Great breakfast and all the staff are super friendly. Very close to HS station (not central station) but only 10-15min walk to centre. Site says wifi in lobby, but it will work well in some rooms. Unfortunately our showerhead in the girls dorm was all clogged up so the water sprayed everywhere and there wasn't enough pressure. Hard to follow their suggestions to have 5min showers to conserve water.

  • 11th Sep 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (26 reviews)


Hostel Van Gogh

Amsterdam, Netherlands
71%

Excellent location for museums, close to parks and away from crowded, narrow streets in the old city. Loved the neighbourhood. Bit of a walk to the city centre / station but the tram station a few steps away. Beds were comfortable but safes didn't all work and there were no lockers. Always had fresh towels but the cleaning staff would not clean bathroom counters or table tops and the room was dusty. Comfortable stay overall as long as u don't count on housekeeping or staff too much.

  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (26 reviews)


86%

Close to tube station and a main road (lots of shops, restaurants, cinema). Building is a bit of a maze but has lots of character. Girl's attic was old but very clean and privacy panels and lockers were good. Hair driers by showers were a nice touch. Didn't have issues finding a plug for charging my stuff - may depend where your bed is. Only issue is that though wi-fi is free it is only available in lobby and signal is not dependable.

  • 2nd Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (26 reviews)


Hotel Queen Anne

Brussels, Belgium
83%

If you're looking for a hotel this may not meet your standards, but if you're hosteling this place is good, though more expensive. Location is close to historical center and also Gare du Nord so you save money by not taking the metro. Room was older, but comfortable, warm and very clean. Wear earplugs though, doors are thin. Breakfast was v. good and included. Wi-fi was 3 euro per day, but they charged me 5 euros for 4 nights which was a good deal.

  • 29th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (26 reviews)


Lybeer Travellers' Hostel

Bruges, Belgium
80%

Renovations are going well - the place will look great when done. Right now missing things like curtains and mirrors. Not sure if they will have lockers in the rooms, which would be nice. Beds very comfortable. No hot water when I showered and spoke to another guest who mentioned that hot water was on and off for her.

  • 28th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (26 reviews)


Brussels Hello Hostel

Brussels, Belgium
71%

They have a second building down the street just for girls, which is a good idea. I was on the ground floor and the front door was very noisy - have earplugs. Room was comfortable but had no lockers and not enough lighting. Also not enough bathrooms, but showers did have good warm water. Breakfast is just cereal and toast but is free. Need to take tram but very close to station and by a very nice park.

  • 24th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (26 reviews)


YHA London St Pancras

London, England
74%

Location is excellent, rooms are clean and comfortable and have lockers. Unfortunately the extras quickly add up; wi-fi is 5£ / day which is not reasonable for budget travellers, luggage storage is not free outside of the dorms, and breakfast not included.

  • 23rd Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (26 reviews)


86%

Good location, lockers are big, and WiFi is excellent. Walls are thin though, bring earplugs because you can hear everything in the hallways. Rooms with ensuite need garbage cans in the bathroom. Would stay here again!

  • 2nd Jan 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


89%

Neighbourhood is quiet and there is a good grocery store about a 5min walk away. Easy to get to most attractions in Inner Stadt - I only used the U to get to Schonbrun and the airport. Very clean and quite new. Free WiFi only available in lobby but signal strength is good. If you want WiFi in your room you`ll have to pay extra. Would stay here again!

  • 26th Dec 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Generator Hostel Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark
87%

Enjoyed my stay! Linen & towel included which is rare in Scandinavia. Rooms nice, bar and chill out areas great. Wi-fi only available in lobby or 1st floor, and is hard to connect to the network sometimes. Location good, tho currently there is construction right in front so it`s noisy early in the morning. Staff are nice, tho new and still getting a hang of things. I needed a 2nd booking and they told me there wasn`t a bed in the 8ppl room, but there was on hostelworld.

  • 14th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


City Public Hostel

Copenhagen, Denmark
83%

Stayed in 66 bed room, which isn't too bad. Bring earplugs and flashlight since they have 1 master light switch (off 11pm, on 8am). Towels and linen cost extra, which is normal for scandinavia, but pillows and blankets cost extra too! Since it's summer I was fine with just my own sheets and inflatable pillow. Could only find 3 female showers, but there is no line up at night. Wi-fi range not very far. Lastly, they only take cash! Can't pay with credit card. Overall a pretty good hostel.

  • 13th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Odense Danhostel City

Odense, Denmark
83%

Great location, rooms are good tho crowded if there is a lot of luggage. Kitchen could use more dishes and cutlery. Wi-fi works on each floor, which is very convenient. Reception is closed from 12-4 which is a little inconvenient, although they do have a kiosk where you can check yourself in but I didn`t use it so don`t know how user friendly it is.


93%

Location good, rooms are great and staff are friendly. Kitchen is great but closes at noon for cleaning. Wi-fi doesn`t work everywhere. There is a store next door but it`s not great so take the extra 10mins and walk back to Triangln and go to the Hemkop across from the McDonalds.

  • 31st Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Backpackers Göteborg

Gothenburg, Sweden
90%

Rooms were spacious and clean, kitchen has lots of room and lots of fridge space. No issues with wi-fi in rooms. Sometimes a bit of a wait for a free washroom. Close to a main street but a bit of a walk to main parts of town. Tram is close by though.

  • 29th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Perminalen Hotel

Oslo, Norway
87%

Location is good, staff were always friendly. Rooms were spacious, include sheets, and were v. clean. Liked having a TV! Breakfast included and is v. good. No kitchen for guest use though, and wi-fi only works in common room on main floor but it is free.

  • 20th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


City Backpackers Hostel

Stockholm, Sweden
80%

Staff were friendly and the location is convenient. They use codes for doors which is safe, but troublesome if you`re not good at remembering numbers. Common areas and kitchen are spacious. Sometimes have to walk far to find a free bathroom. Quite a party atmosphere so take heed if you`re looking for some quiet and rest!

  • 19th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


Skanstulls Hostel

Stockholm, Sweden
67%

They advertise "hotel beds at hostel prices" which may be the case for rooms with fewer beds, but not the 12 person dorm. It was quite crowded and the room was kind of run down. There is no common area except the kitchen, which is quite small. Not enough fridge space.

  • 12th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


FIAP Jean Monnet

Paris, France
77%

Place was comfortable and the rooms were nice and v. clean. Not close to a lot of attractions but the neighbourhood is good, there are some lively streets nearby, and the metro is close. I found they turned on the lights in the courtyard too late and turned them off too early so I had to fumble around in the dark a few times. Long lines at breakfast, but food good. There might have been recycling in the lobby, but couldn't find any near or in the rooms.

  • 28th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


83%

Place is quite new and mostly quite clean (girls floor, at least). Bunks are great - curtain, light, and outlets for each. Always v. lively in the hostel, but not too noisy in rooms. Neighbourhood kind of crappy, tho it's a nice walk down the by the channel and there are no safety issues. Would be nice if floors/rooms had recycling for all the paper and plastic that gets thrown away while travelling, and a communal bin in the room would be nice (for things that people leave behind to share).

  • 20th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (26 reviews)


73%

Rooms were spacious - there would have been room for lockers, a table and some chairs, but room was quite bare. There are small security boxes only, good for passports but not things like laptops or large cameras. Nobody really checks who comes in, and many rooms left their doors open since it was so hot. Location is great, internet access is fast, $1/10mins which is reasonable if you're just quickly checking your e-mail before having a day of fun.


HI Charlottetown Backpackers Inn

Charlottetown, Canada
90%

Great place :) Convenient location, staff are super friendly and helpful, and it's always clean. However, the walls are a bit thin so it can be a little noisy if you're trying to turn in before quiet time.


Archi Rossi Hostel

Florence, Italy
80%

Lockers were great and having my own key was convenient. Free internet is great, tho sometimes the line up was long. I stayed 2 seperate times and both experiences were completely opposite! The 1st time the room was freezing and there was no hot water, and the bathroom wasn't always clean. The 2nd time it was warm, and I chose to use a different bathroom and that one was usually clean and had hot water.


HI - Boston Downtown

Boston, USA
90%

Great location! Common room / kitchen are good, but washrooms (girls) could be cleaned more often. Room was a little stuffy unless air conditioner was on, but was otherwise roomy and beds were comfy.


100%

One of the best hostels I've stayed at! However, shower heads could use more pressure, and my room was really noisy (all the Saturday night partying outside). Then again, my room faced the street, and I think the window might have been faulty. Also a little chilly by the window at night.


The Wanderers Inn

New York, USA
77%

Neighbourhood is safe and convenient by subway. It's nice to be in a classy area for that price! Not a party hostel ( I prefer that), but there are a few decent bars on 3rd Ave. Common room is a little cramped sometimes. Some beds are v. noisy, but I was lucky and mine was just perfect. Lockers are a little small. Some of the staff are great, but some are not v. nice / helpful. Try Yura's Bakery / Cafe one block away on 93rd St and 3rd Ave!