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Reviews: craigmactavish

Location Canada, Gender Male, Age 27

  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Mostel, Sofia, Bulgaria
9.1
29th May 2016

We were placed in a building two blocks down the street from the main place, but the large pink room was definately the largest room on the trip. Definately bring a frisbee or washer tosh, as there's enough room to play. Only one shower for four rooms in the separate appartment, so get up early or shower late. Great value for money and staff are really helpful.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.4
27th May 2016

This place is ridiculously nice. Bathroom, kitchenette and a really fancy bedroom area. Staff was extremely helpful with ideas and activities both day in night for our stay. They went out of their way to help in every single way. Really clean and a great value for what you pay. Location wasn't in the middle of town, but that was only about an 8 minute walk away, with the train, bus, bakery and large grocery store right around the corner. Definitely would recommend to anyone.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The White Tree, Pristina, Kosovo
8.0
25th May 2016

More bar with a place to stay, but it was a very good bar. Club down the street does go Wednesday nights, so expect to dance in your sleep fi you plan on sleeping 12-3am. Only one washroom in one of the dorm rooms and two for the rest of the place, which one is used by everyone in the bar.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Tirana Backpacker Hostel, Tirana, Albania
7.1
23rd May 2016

Safe Location, about a 10min. walk to the centre/Bilkou. Breakfast included, but it was only one egg, jam and the end of a loaf of bread for us, so don't count on it, food is really cheap anyways. Plumbing seemed to be a problem, but not a big deal with few people there. Bar in the back looks cool, but was only used to watch American comedians on a projector when we were there, so awkward if you wanted to have a drink and meet a few people. Either LP or the Hostel copied all recom. things to do.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Old Town Hostel East Wing, Kotor, Montenegro
9.7
21st May 2016

Quality Staff that definitely pride themselves in creating atmosphere and giving you many activities. Good facilities and great location within the walls. The building itself was quite a site and of the 3 weeks we spent in the Balkans, it was the nicest stay in a hostel room. If you get information from any of the staff, make sure it’s the main staff, as the casual people that live/work there gave us the wrong information regarding the hike up the hill and a few things around the city.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Stari Grad Guest House, Dubrovnik, Croatia
6.6
19th May 2016

Not enough characters to describe this place. Facilities are nice, though one room's locks didn't work & our bathroom doorknob broke off. Be prepared to have a story for the owner who will let you in, as he will interrogate you about your life. There is no normal staff and the proprietor (according to him) doesn't check his email during the day, so ensure you have exact plans. Main door often left open during the day. Atmosphere is limited to people creepily looking at you from other rooms.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Downtown Hostel, Split, Croatia
9.1
16th May 2016

Fantasitic location in the Palace, great staff and very safe. Hostel is remarkably small due to its location, but it has good clean facilities and there's always someone in the lounge or balcany. Great location for coming and going throughout the day as it's close to transport, the beach and the park.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Bureau, Zagreb, Croatia
8.3
15th May 2016

Very nice and fancy hostel in a location near the main sights of Zagreb. Staff was extremely helpful in getting us to the activities we wanted to do. Hostel seems to cater to big groups, one was leaving when we go there and one showed up late the night when were there. Hostel has great potential to have awesome atmosphere, but there seemed to be only 3 other guests that weren't in the large exclusive group. Hostel was overall very clean, however our bathroom seemed to be missed.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
AdHoc Hostel, Ljubljana, Slovenia
6.9
13th May 2016

Hostel is in a great location and the staff is very helpful in giving you advice. Hostel is very calm and liquor free, not entirely social. Security is great during the day, but it’s in a bar district and they leave the door unlocked at night with staff not at the front desk, meaning your room is the only lock. Random people did come in from the street to use the hostel WC. Facilities could be improved with things like garbage bins in rooms, towel hooks or maybe even a mirror outside the WC.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Samesun Kelowna, Kelowna, Canada
6.6
21st Apr 2016

Staff were really nice and this was a great location for Kelowna. Hostel seemed to have more staff than visitors, but probably due to the time of year and renovations going on. Stayed in a private room which was the worst private hostel room I've ever stayed in outside of Hue and the worst bed other than a hostel in Koln. Hopefully renovations will help fix that in the future. Not at all horrible, just not the best facilities especially given the amount of money to stay there.

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Samesun Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
9.1
24th Mar 2016

The staff at Samesun were amazing! No problem getting in 4 hours late (1am) from a delayed plane - bed was already made and gave me help on what I was still able to do that night. Hostel was in the best location imaginable, but even with its prime location the security was top notch and they didn't let anyone not staying there in the room section. I had an early flight out the morning and they helped me find a few missing items I had misplaced without asking and helped me make my flightontime

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
La Chimba Hostel, Santiago, Chile
9.1
10th Apr 2014

This hostel is in a great location, right in the middle of the action, but a block away so that you can sleep when you want to sleep. Staff were helpful, pub crawl starting across the street on the weekends also very fun and there were multiple common areas to meet in. Breakfast sucked, but no big deal. This is a really well run hostel and there's nothing bad to say about it.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Casa Verde Limon, Valparaiso, Chile
9.1
4th Apr 2014

Great location right on the street in Valpo with all of nightlife, but up the street so if you need to sleep you can. Safe location (even when there's an earthquake) , very helpful staff (all of them) and the rooms are great, especially when you consider the cost. We stayed in the private en suite and it was bigger than our apartment back home. The action is in Valparaiso however, there's not much going on in the hostel unless you like the trapeze.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Mendoza Inn, Mendoza, Argentina
8.3
2nd Apr 2014

This hostel is in good location for Mendoza with lots of stuff going on nearby. It also has a lot of activities and tours available with a great patio in the back where everyone can meet everyone. The tours provided at the hostel are so-so and I'd advise to go elsewhere. This is certainly a great hostel for anyone trying to meet people, especially if you're in your early 20's.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Estoril, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8.0
29th Mar 2014

The hostel is in a good location for sightseeing, not so much for nightlife. The subway is right outside the door, so the transit options are very good. Staff were really good and helpful and the patio upstairs was awesome. People stay up late in this hostel, which would be okay if the cleaning staff and breakfast makers didn't make so much noise early in the morning, you won't sleep well here if your room window backs onto the interior courtyard. Washrooms were few and far between, but clea

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Dolce Vita Hostel, Montevideo, Uruguay
9.4
27th Mar 2014

The hostel was in a decent location and had a great sense of community in it. Really easy to meet new people and the place was very clean. The staff was ultra helpful and provided great advice about the city.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Vy Khanh Hostel, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
8.3
23rd Nov 2013

We booked a private, so our room was across the street. It is very new, clean, safe and in the heart of the backpacker's district. If you're planning on walking around HCMC, it is in a decent location, but not the best. If your in the city to hang out with other backpackers - a great location. The lounge area is small, so a little hard to meet people actually in the hostel, easy outside though. The hostel's proprietor in the main building is very interesting and opinionated, always willing

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Dear Guests, Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again and, hopefully, to get a higher ratings from you. ;-) Best regards, Your Vy Khanh Guesthouse ;-) (Ms Vy)

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Valentine Hotel, Hue, Vietnam
8.0
18th Nov 2013

This is a very basic hotel, but great value. $14 got us transportation bookings, a map, tourist advice, $2 worth of drinks and a breakfast worth about $5. You can't complain about the staff or the value at all. It's a little bit of a walk from central Hue, but most of the hostels/cheap hotels are and it is in a good backpacker zone. Staff were really friendly and the place was clean a part from the dirty wet towels left on the floor with the appropriate silverfish.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hoa My Hotel, Hoi An, Vietnam
9.1
16th Nov 2013

This hotel had great facilities, was very clean and overall had really good value. The location is optimal as we were 7 minutes from the riverfront, but out of the flood zone. As we went in the rainy season, many of the other hotels flooded further down the street. The tailor they recommended was also great. Don't go the the restaurant next door, even if the lady seems really energetic, no questions.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.7
13th Nov 2013

This is up there for the nicest hostels I've been in, especially when compared with the price. The location is great, right on the lake at the south end of the old quarter and the facilities are top-end. The staff there is almost too friendly and helpful (if that's possible), especially as we had issues getting VND and they really helped us out. The atmosphere of the hostel is more like a hotel and it is very calm and quiet off the main street. Breakfast had many options and all were good.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Yesinn @CAUSEWAY BAY, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
9.4
9th Nov 2013

This Hostel was in a very good location for Hong Kong at a good price. The place was very clean and a great value for your $ in HK. Great access to the Subway and it is close walking distance to a whole lot of things in CB. If you get a private room, you are in the building across the street, which limits the atmosphere as meeting people is hard and the lounge is on the other side. They also do not have enough towels at the hostel, so make sure to either bring one or show up after laundry.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, All Male Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Pension Tara, Prague, Czech Republic
7.7
5th Oct 2012

This hostel is in a great location and it is very secure when all the gates are locked. This is a hostel that just provides rooms, so don't expect to meet anyone else here. Also, if you get the 5 bedroom suite, you are in the hot attic jumping over and under some beams. Great place to stay if you're looking for location and want a good room for a couple people.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, All Male Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Patio Hostel, Bratislava, Slovakia
8.9
2nd Oct 2012

The hostel had great facilities for laundry, internet, showers and my room looked like it came straight out of an IKEA catalogue. The bar downstairs was nice an quaint, cheap by most standards (EUR 1.5 pints) and a good place to meet up with people. Location is on a main street, but it is nice and tucked away so noise is not an issue. Services are near, but not close to the train station and a little walk to the old town.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, All Male Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Happy Hostel, Vienna, Austria
8.6
1st Oct 2012

The facilities for this hostel were great. Rooms are spacious and they even gave us a room with a bathroom, kitchen and separate bedroom when we just booked 5 beds. Staff was funny, helpful and quite nice. Location is great for the train and the metro, though only decent for walking. There isn't really any common areas, so if you're in the market to meet people, this might not be the best place.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • craigmactavish
  • Canada, All Male Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7x24 Central Hostel, Budapest, Hungary
9.7
28th Sep 2012

This hostel's staff and owner were by far the best of any hostel I've ever stayed in. The airline lost our luggage and the staff took the time while they at the desk an even while they were off work to come back and phone around for our luggage. They even arranged for our luggage to be delivered at 1am to the hostel owner's flat to ensure that we could get it and they even delivered it to our room after. Andi is just AWESOME!

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

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