Reviews: dlovatt

Location: Australia, Gender: Male, Age: 31

Smart Hyde Park Inn

London, England
77%

It felt like climbing a ladder to heaven as our room was at the top, but everything was fine. Free cornflakes breakfast was nice. Bayswater of course is a great location.

  • 29th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)

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Astor Queensway

London, England
83%

Nice hostel just a few mins walk from Bayswater/Queensway. Friendly staff (Zac), chilled out atmosphere.

  • 26th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Flinders Station Backpackers

Melbourne, Australia
49%

Got there, and they didn't have my booking. Had to share a double bed with a mate. We spooned - away from each other of course. It's right above a night club. Would not stay at again.

  • 30th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Space Hotel

Melbourne, Australia
80%

Very nice, funky hostel only 10mins walk from anywhere in Melbourne. Currently undergoing renovations at the front, but this is only an issue if you sleep in the middle of the day, and if you do that, I'm not too sure why you're travelling at all. Needs to have more going on, i.e. pub crawls, other activities.

  • 1st Apr 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Brisbane Backpackers Resort

Brisbane, Australia
70%

Nice hostel and staff. Cool little bar inside. Great free shuttle bus into the city.

  • 12th Mar 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Transit Backpackers

Hobart, Australia
53%

Average hostel, difficult to find parking (that you didn't have to pay for on the meter), and manager was a bit surly, especially towards those with less than average English skills.

  • 27th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Hostelgate B'n'B

Vilnius, Lithuania
67%

Good location to explore Vilnius, however more activities and engagement needed (like pub crawls) to build up the atmosphere.

  • 22nd Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


The Monk's Bunk Kaunas

Kaunas, Lithuania
100%

What a great hostel! Staff were so much fun, and willing to show you the town every night. Nice, cosy atmosphere, and good location too!

  • 20th Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Sir Toby's Hostel

Prague, Czech Republic
77%

Very nice hostel! Though it is quite a journey from the airport. I'd recommend you get a taxi instead of 3 modes of transport and 2 hours of travelling.

  • 13th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Greg & Tom Party Hostel

Krakow, Poland
100%

Amazing hostel. Great spot, right near all the action, and the pub crawl was the best I've been on. Definitely stay here!

  • 12th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Golden Lodge

Nelson, New Zealand
97%

This place is amazing! A glorious 19th century mansion perched spectacularly over Nelson. Friendly couple that own and run it. All i needed was a cigar and slippers.


Base Wanaka

Wanaka, New Zealand
63%

Not a bad hostel, though not much choice in Wanaka. There's a nightclub downstairs, which is either a plus or a minus, depending on what you're after. Very professional setup though.

  • 3rd Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


YHA Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
70%

Very large kitchen, good for groups. Good chill out spot on the way to Milford Sound.

  • 2nd Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Bumbles Backpackers Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand
83%

Very good atmosphere. Nice cabin-style rooms. Lots of pubs/club representatives always visiting to give out discount flyers.

  • 29th Jun 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (31 reviews)


Charlie Bs

Christchurch, New Zealand
83%

Great little spot in Christchurch. Stayed overnight at beginning and end of trip, both being midweek, so pretty quiet. Lots of facilities (lounge, cool room, kitchen, outdoor tables) Only a 5 min walk to the city.


Cambridge Lodge Budget Hostel

Sydney, Australia
97%

This is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. Good quiet spot, only a few minutes from the centre of the city, nice rooms, and you even get a balcony. Also, very friendly staff


Samesun Venice Beach

Los Angeles, USA
70%

Our room was so hot, and smelt like ass. Otherwise good hostel right on Venice Beach. Friendly and helpful staff.


Triana Backpackers

Seville, Spain
93%

Excellent hostel, great staff, fun activities. All in all a great hostel to explore a beautiful city. Oh, and they have hammocks on the roof.


Zorbas Hotel

Athens, Greece
50%

The bar didn't exist, it was 'closed this time of year', which as you can see is summer, so no 'well-stocked' bar as advertised, more like 'well-locked'. and no breakfast either. room was nice and tidy though, and staff were nice.


Trauko's Home

Barcelona, Spain
83%

Bit of confusion on check-in, but overall good base for exploring Barca. Good lounge area, good internet, helpful girl on desk.


The House Hostel

Riga, Latvia
90%

Unique & quirky hostel, Staff were wonderful. Felt like we were visiting old friends. Chilled out atmosphere. It was like a home away from home. Definately recommend it.


57%

Felt as though we were staying in a brothel, female staff very loose. Treated female guests poorly & male guests favourably. Fine for a buck\'s party, but if you are a female, couple or just don\'t like STD\'s, don\'t stay here.


City Lodge Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden
70%

Generally clean and friendly hostel, but had to pay for bed linen, which we had no idea about, and is totally ridiculous in a city that's already more expensive than the top floor of Harrods. Many guests were aged well into their 60s, which prohibited us from having too much fun.


Inverness Tourist Hostel

Inverness, Scotland
30%

This place looks like a prison. Tried to overcharge us, bedding smelt like sweat, window wouldn\'t shut. If you\'re going to see Loch Ness, you\'re best off staying on the Loch, not in Inverness.


Youth Hostel Meetingpoint

Amsterdam, Netherlands
63%

Some of the staff had a bit of an attitude, but it's in a good location. Needs to have more of a community feel, like a pub crawl or tours.


Cowgate Tourist Hostel

Edinburgh, Scotland
90%

Excellent hostel! Great location, very friendly staff, and reasonable rooms. Just what we wanted for the 5 days before we found a flat. Would highly recommend.


Riad Rahba

Marrakech, Morocco
80%

It was in a great location, very close to Djemma al Fna, but it had a few hiccups. When we first arrived, they calculated what we owed, then we paid it, then they told us we owed more. There was no hot water in our shower, the bathroom door didn't close,but other than that, it was clean and comfortable, and puts you right in the thick of it.


Hostel Ruthensteiner

Vienna, Austria
100%

One of the best hostels. Great location, great staff, even musical instruments, all round great management!


PLUS Alba D'Oro Camping

Venice, Italy
47%

First of all, when we arrived at Piazzale Roma, and went to where the bus was meant to be, we waited, and then we saw some other backpackers being herded by the driver, but he forgot us. I think a little explanation on what the bus looks like to newbys would be good. The facilities were great, but i think there should have been more activites involving them, i.e. table tennis competition, things to involve those staying there, so you can meet others easier.


Hotel Serrano

Valencia, Spain
73%

Great price for a hotel in Valencia, close to the Science Centre. Bit far from Ayuntamiento though.


Home Backpackers

Valencia, Spain
90%

Great hostel, inexpensive, great internet facilities, the only drawback was that there was no oven in the kitchen, made it difficult to prepare certain meals.