Like everyone else says the owner is really nice and knows a lot about the area and tours etc. He can book you tours but does not push tours on you like some do. Breakfest coffee is great and you can get extra. Area is quiet at night. Rooms are kept in great shape and cleaned. No TV in the rooms but maybe you do not need it. One needs to find out how to adjust the hot water as some times it acts up a bit. Will return here from Lompok in a week. Would send my friends. Room security good.
Good place to stay. Have stayed there before.
Very good place to stay and value for the money. Good breakfest.
Excellent hotel and we suggest anyone who wants a good place should stay there. Very good buffett breakfest.
If you have an International Hostel Card DO NOT book on hostelworld hostel will not give you the 15% discount for the hostel membership. Book on IYH Hostel Site. Only hostel that does this. Room OK . Kitchen OK. Staff helpful. Excellent $11 Saturday Night BBQ all you can eat. Show the IYH card to get the discount to $10, Can get noisey and will not shut people up till 2 AM. Large garden back area. Has computers that work OK. Good breakfest included. Not far from BA boats. Takes credit cards.
- Mixed Group, 41+
- (49 reviews)
Staff best part of hostel. excellent and helpful. Rooms OK for the $ not great. Pool nice. Large grounds. Were repainting place, good. Looks like the place has seen better days. Kitchen needs lot work. Tables unstable, old need to replace. Need lock on kitchen door keep dogs out. 1 packed frig that is never cleaned out. Need force people lable food. Stoves work OK not great. Need 1 more sink for amount of use. Need more utensiles and dish racks. Need basics like salt and peper for cooking.
Staff is very good. Management is very cheap about upkeep. Do not replace lights till all fail. Porch light permanently failed. One shower faucett lose. Etc. Kitchen very good. Free pickup and drop off at Amtrek and Greyhound very good and unusual in USA. Management needs to spend the time and money to repair and fix up the place or they will get a poor rating in the future from people used to hostels where things work and are kept up. Could be one of the best in New Orleans if did upkeep.
Stayed in shaired bath and private bath room on 2 visits. The STAFF is the strongest point of this hostel as they will go out of their way to help and are friendly about it. Very valuable translations of directions and addresses etc into Chinese. Staff English is good. Private bath rooms better deal than the shaired bath as get hot water maker, TV and new paint job. Good location. Problems, one bath for whole floor of shaired bath rooms, one water heater for building, expensive food beer.
An excellent hostel, the staff are excellent. The staff go out of their way to help as does the manages and wife. Very friendly and knowledgable. Excellent English spoken. Rooms have a lot of character as old stile Chinese rooms. Only problem is the entire town has a sewerage problem so the drains smell. This IS NOT THE HOSTELS PROBLEMS but a town problem. The food in the hostel is good and reasonable priced as is the beer price. Very good location. Will pick you up at the train staion free.
Excellent helpful and knowledgable staff. Good English. Did some booking of 6 train tickets for us and told us how to get a better train. Nice free breakfest buffet. Room was fine and clean. Have a nice lazy cat that needs a lot of petting. Easy access to hot water for coffee etc. Air con in room was noisey and they could not fix it well. Helpful in doing translations to Chinese when we needed them to find things.
Staff were very good even if English not perfect. They were good about telling us where to find the GOOD train booking office and writing all the train information in Chinese so the ticket seller who did not speak any English could process tickets that started in another city correctly. Also did other translations and map guidance all of which is essential if you do not speak Chinese. Nice to have free computers. Hostel may appear to be a bit isolated as it is in a compound. You get used to it
Staff was totally excellent. One staff woman who was off duty went with me to a Korean All You Can Eat to explain the details of the menue as all Chinese. Great help finding places and booking tickets. Clean room. Quiet. Lots of translations into Chinese of museum and sites locations and directions with a smile. Cafe expensive, mostly Western food. We were in basement but no toilets in basement. Some guests get really drunk. Would stay again. Would send friends. Great place! Robert Wilkinson
The entire staff male and female at the desk were really excellent and went out of their way to help. Some of the best I have seen anywhere in the world even at very expensive hotels. The chinese food in the cafe is very average as they try to make American Chinese food and not real chinese food. It is also not cheap. Lots of food outside. The owner is too cheap to fix the computers so they will run well and he is charging $1 USA per hour. This also drove the staff nuts.
Excellent place. Would stay again. Very helpful staff. Staff had good information. Would send others. Lowest cost for a hostel to buy your train and bus tickets. Robert Wilkinson
Excellent place to stay. Would stay again. Good staff and helpful. Good for Information. Good English. Would send others. Need to fix the door to our room as always stuck. Get BBC on the TV Good.
Excellent Place. Will go back next week. Will send others to it. Very helpful staff. Good English. Good Computers
Good place to stay. Would stay again. Good value. Would send others. Wish the staff knew a bit more English. Usually cooperative staff. No internet in the business office a big minus. It is long term broken. Did let us use the office computer once.
Good place to stay in HK. Would send others there. Would stay again. Staff very helpful as persuaded us to take the bus to China and not the train to save 30% of cost. Do not be put off by the Chungking Mansions as the strange people in the lobby are not dangerous. Think of the movie Blade Runner. Good security. Next to subway line.
Very good place to stay in in this city. Would send all friends to this hostel. Staff goes out of their way to help. Nice to get free coffee etc all day. Especially nice as we had a 1 AM flight so they let us stay in the common area to look at the TV till we went to the airport for free. Very clean. Robert Wilkinson
Would stay again. Would send others there. Staff is very nice and helpful. Air con works well in the room which is great as so hot. Price is fine.
Good place to stay and I would send others to stay there. Looks like the person who found his room sold to another was very late and did not call. I did send an e mail in advance to say if the bus is late it will not be my fault and I do not have a cell phone to call you. Room was ready.
Good place to stay and I would send others to stay there. Would stay again. Would be good if they either got regular TV reception in the rooms as no stations operate or got DVDs that did not glitch for DVD players in room. Probably have to buy new DVDs.
Hotel was fine and I would send people there.
Good place to stay and I would tell others to stay there.
Good place to stay and good value for the $. Would stay again and would tell friends to stay there.
Hostel world has the wrong prices in the system for this hostel. Dorm is $20/night. Room for 2 is $45 per night. Family room for 3 is $60/ night. Hostel world overcharged me as they used the $60 rate for 2. Hostel DID charge the correct $45. Still looking for my hostel world refund for overcharge. Hostel could use some cleanup but kitchen etc are fine. There is something wrong with this comments section as I am having a great deal of trouble editing my comments - Hostel world please fix it
- Mixed Group, 41+
- (49 reviews)
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It is a very good and safe place to stay. Some of the public space is a little small when full. Staff are very helpful. Can leave stuff at the place when you travel for a small fee and that is very useful. I will be staying again
Very nice and reasonable place. Husband enjoyed staying here 2 months ago.
- Female, 41+
- (49 reviews)
I do not know why the last reviewer complained about the place so much and that almost put me off. The place is very good and the food is very good and cheap and the staff are very helpful. It cannot be in such a bad neighborhood as the USA consulate is just down the street. Have lock boxes for $. Room security is good. Cable TV etc. Get useful info from staff etc. Rooms are large and clean. Not noisey at night. Would go again. Booked for 3 nights and stayed 5.
Very good hostel for the $. Free ride to beach which is 20 miles away. Need more bathrooms. Good kitchen but need more work space.
Need to improve the kitchen. Some of the long term guests were questionable. Bar is a lot of fun.
Great Place. Good Price. Flexable management.
Excellent hostel. Nice buildinbg and staff. Nice that they let me stay in the lounge and kitchen till 7 PM for $10 as my train left late at night. Good to stay there. Clean place. Staff serious about keeping kitchen clean. Bathrooms clean. Quiet at night.
The owner is VERY helpful in many ways to make life go smoothly at the place. Also a nice person. The hostel is very good if you need to go or come from Narita Airport in the early morning or at night. Owner provides free pickup/dropoff at Narita Airport during regular hours and on off hours does same for a small charge. He will also drive you to Hanida Airport 1.5 hours door to door for the same cost as the Narita - Hanida Airport bus say 6000 yen for his car that can take up to 3 - we were 2. Great
Nice place and great owner. Would stay again.
Keeps the place very clean. Real good security. Would stay again.
Had a very nice time. Very helpful. Added nice touches like getting hot water so I could make coffee. Actually got the dorm to myself as a Canadian Cricket team came and took all the beds for their rooms.
Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Great place. Traffic noise can be a problem till about 9 PM and after 6 AM. Need to take dog home at night as barks too much.
Need to fix the smell in one bathroom. Need to get a new refrigerator as old one broken. Need to clean up the kitchen. Can get very noisey but good for party types. BBQ was good.
Would be good if they had a safe to keep guests passports and money etc in so guests do not have to store in room. Very good kitchen and it stays clean. Area appears safe. Garden in back. Nice breakfest for free.
Great price and dorm includes a kitchen area with lots of pots and pans etc. Nice owner who is helpful. Quiet at night for sleep. If you need to contact use phone not e mail as owner does not have a computer and does not answer e mail.
One of the best on my trip. Really easy to get to places like airport. Clean rooms every day. Useful and correct information. It would be nice if they let people use the TV at night.
The manager was very thoughtful and helpful especialy as I was in culture shock of comming to very expensive and confusing Greece from easier countires. Only one open in winter.
Had a load of 5 all night drunks in my room that were a pain in the ass but staff gave me a new room and a free day so ok. Staff very helpful. Breakfest good. Nice building.
Bathrooms always wet floors. Shower over toilet and makes toilet wet. Staff always want payment money in advance. Some staff lazy or full of themselves. Free ride from airport very good paid return to ai±rport big problem driver had accident on way to hostel I had to force staff person to find a tax± in 10 minutes at 6 AM. Breakfest free but very slow. Cost of hostel is reasonable for what you get
Hostel managers are wonderful! Very helpful, knowledgeable, and responsible. Superb place I would recommend to anyone.