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Reviews: Anonymous

Location USA, Gender Male, Age 33

  • Anonymous
  • USA, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel 33, Faro, Portugal
7.1
15th Aug 2016

This hostel serves its purpose if you're passing through Faro and you want a convenient location near the train station (it is right next to the train station) for a night or two. The room (private room) was very nice, but the staff wasn't particularly friendly or helpful and the rest of the facilities were mediocre at best (tiny kitchen, "common room" is just the reception area...) Security itself was fine, but the fact that you need to ring the doorbell and wait for someone was annoying.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Nice Way Porto, Porto, Portugal
8.9
13th Aug 2016

Good hostel and great value for the money. The staff was mixed. One in particular was incredibly helpful and went out of his way to help us with upcoming travel plans. Others were polite, but not particularly friendly or overly helpful beyond answering specific questions. The biggest challenge regarding personnel was the large number of guests, combined with few staff. There were frequently long lines at the reception desk, which also served as the bar, place to sign up for tours, etc.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Nice Way Sintra, Sintra, Portugal
8.3
11th Aug 2016

This hostel has lots of potential, but it didn't quite deliver beyond serving as a reasonably priced place to lay down for "rest" between visiting sites. In photos, common areas seem great, but they didn't promote the social atmosphere expected. The biggest issue may be unique to the weather. The heat of August was unbearable at night and opening windows brought on constant noise from cars, dogs, roosters... We didn't sleep more than a couple of hours for two nights. AC or fans would hel

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Goodmorning Lisbon Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
9.4
6th Aug 2016

I would recommend the hostel without hesitation. Friendly, helpful, and hard working staff take this hostel from "good" to "great". It is centrally located among key neighborhoods. The "common" spaces are are all in one part of the hostel, meaning it is very easy to meet others. Breakfast was great. My only criticisms would be the common rooms could get very packed. It only got a little noisy at ~4am with slamming doors when travelers returned home late from the bars.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Stay Hostel, Rhodes, Greece
8.6
8th Aug 2015

Lots of potential, but it doesn't quite reach perfection. On paper, STAY is flawless. The location is central. It is reasonably priced and has a beautiful lounge/bar in the lobby. There are many events, facilities, and activities offered by the hostel; however, it is this last point where it begins to fall short. Many are in fact third party offerings, which may not be available when desired. For example, if you want to do the island group tour--no problem, just bring 10 friends...

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Hi, thanks for taking the time to review us. We are very sorry that we weren't able to organise an island tour during your STAY. You are right we did not reach our minimum numbers in our activities sometimes. It was our first year of operation. Next summer we are cutting some the activities in order to reach the minimum numbers better. Sorry about that. Best wishes, Your STAY Crew

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Athens Backpackers, Athens, Greece
9.1
2nd Aug 2015

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Athens Backpackers, Athens, Greece
9.4
1st Aug 2015

We were at Athens Studios. It was great hostel overall. The highlight was the rooftop bar at Athens Backpackers a couple of blocks away. Staff was always nice and helpful when approached, but not actively promoting fun among guests as some places I've stayed before (for example, engaging guests on events like their bar trivia night to recruit people and promote a fun atmosphere or promoting/organizing pub crawls). The room was clean and comfortable. I would not hesitate to come stay here again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, All Male Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
MEININGER Munich City Center, Munich, Germany
7.4
1st Oct 2013

Good location for Oktoberfest. Triples are a little cramped for three people and way overpriced that time of year, but so is everything else available. Served its purpose and no complaints.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, All Male Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Royal Road Residence Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
9.1
28th Sep 2013

We had a nice apartment on the fifth floor (yes, there was a lift). The "3 bed private" was a one bedroom apartment. The bedroom had one bed, with a second bed in the "living room" as well as a pullout couch. Also a nice kitchen. Tatyana at reception was nice and very helpful.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Central, Casablanca, Morocco
6.3
22nd Aug 2013

Room was as advertised. No more and no less. Reception was friendly and let us change our reservation the day we were supposed to arrive after we realized we booked the wrong night. That said, due to location (in the Medina) and weather in August, the room was very hot and loud... No AC or fan and every sound (people, dogs, cats, and roosters) echoed loudly off the adjacent building. Also of note is after a week in Morocco, the Medina in Casablanca was where we felt the least safe of anywhere.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Riad Layla Rouge, Marrakech, Morocco
10.0
20th Aug 2013

The private room was outstanding. It was large, clean, and had AC that worked well, allowing the possibility of a mid-day August siesta to escape the otherwise unbearable heat. The manager was friendly and helpful. The "bar" wasn't really a social gathering point, although the rooftop terrace as a whole was nice. Other guests staying at the hostel seemed particularly friendly and outgoing, which may be a reflection of the hostel itself or just a coincidence.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Dar El Yasmine, Fez, Morocco
8.3
17th Aug 2013

As advertised. Great location (easy to find and get around in the Medina). Only complaint is the AC was weak, meaning the room only got down to about 28 C during the day with the cold air at full blast, leaving few options to escape the summer heat.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Tarifa Melting Pot Hostel, Tarifa, Spain
8.0
15th Aug 2013

Dorm room was quite small for the number of beds and very hot at night with no fan or AC (August). There wasn't really a "bar" so much as a common room with a refrigerator from which you could purchase drinks. Kitchen was large and nice and the rooftop terrace was great.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.6
11th Aug 2013

Private room was nice (basically an apartment located at a separate site). Biggest complaint is that the bar was hardly ever open, even during happy hour. There didn't seem to be a reason why, other than there just being no one to work it. This hostel was fine, but after visiting friends at the Oasis Palace Hostel (same owners), I would recommend staying there instead based on the much larger rooftop terrace and fun bar scene that was non-existent at Backpackers.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, All Male Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Blues, Bratislava, Slovakia
8.9
28th Sep 2012

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
DREAM House hostel, Kiev, Ukraine
9.1
22nd Sep 2012

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, All Male Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Hub, Kiev, Ukraine
9.4
22nd Sep 2012

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Cheers Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
9.3
19th Aug 2011

I Highly recommend this hostel. All rooms looked very comfortable, clean, and large (dorms too). Staff was very nice and also helpful. View from the bar upstairs is amazing and prices reasonable. No problems with "security", but there didn't seem to be any safes. With cleaning people coming in/out when you're not there, a safe would be nice. The slight drop in cleanliness is from the horrible smell emanating from our sink, what seemed to be an exception in an otherwise very clean place.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7.3
7th Aug 2011

If you need a bed to sleep in close to the train station, this is the way to go; just don't expect anything more than that and you won't be disappointed. I wouldn't stay here for more than a night or two if you can avoid it. The facility is very small (basically a Soviet style one bedroom apartment. The staff was incredibly friendly and the location was great, but that's about all I can say.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
9.7
9th Apr 2010

This B&B is run by a very friendly couple aiming to please their guests. It is on the city's "romantic" park and less than 10 minute walk from most attractions, as well as the train station. I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast; for couples especially.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
TIU Backpackers Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine
10.0
7th Aug 2009

I highly recommend this hostel for your stay in Odessa. staff is layed back but hard working and accomodating--a good resouce for where to go, what to do, and how to do it. The hostel is basic, but has wifi for free and laundry at a nominal cost (like 30 grivnya). There weren't any hidden charges like at some other hostels. Staff is on hand 24 hours a day; there if you need someone to call a taxi for you or have any questions.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
New World St. Hostel, Warsaw, Poland
9.7
5th Sep 2008

Incredibly clean and very well managed with the potential to be one of the best! The young and dedicated staff are already doing a great job, but are also very open to suggestions to improve the hostel and eager to please guests. I highly recommend this hostel for anyone traveling to Warsaw.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Tutti Frutti Hostel, Krakow, Poland
10.0
2nd Sep 2008

CHARACTER is great SECURITY is ideal. Front door requires you to be buzzed in and lockers in rooms are huge. LOCATION couldn\'t be better. STAFF is friendly, helpful, and fun (and cute). CLEANLINESS is not a problem. FUN is tutti's biggest strength. The bar downstairs is fun and cheap. They also have a staff member whose job it is to organize social events (think free pub crawl each night). Prob the most fun hostel that I have ever stayed in.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Alfa Tourist Service - Hostel Jednota, Prague, Czech Republic
6.3
20th Aug 2008

Big student dorm. Not the cleanest, most fun, but location is good and the staff is friendly, if not always particularly helpful.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Skippy, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
7.0
19th Aug 2008

Only one shower, but a small hostel so not a huge deal. It would be nice if it had a shower curtain though. Skippy is very nice and helpful as well. Location is a short walk to the old town, although many hostels are located right in the center. Back deck on the river is a good place to socialize, although the small size of the hostel means that there aren\'t always others around to meet.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
DIC Hostel, Ljubljana, Slovenia
7.0
16th Aug 2008

Just a big student dorm. Too big for it to be easy to meet people, but decent price, reasonable location, and no big complaints.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Lucky Youth, Paris, France
6.7
15th Aug 2005

Nothing special. Basically an apartment with a few beds in it. Experience depends on other travelers there, but mine was good overall.

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

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