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Reviews: dlovatt

Location Australia, Gender Male, Age 33

  • dlovatt
  • Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel, London, England
7.7
29th Apr 2014

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.

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    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Astor Queensway, London, England
8.3
26th Aug 2012

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Flinders Backpackers, Melbourne, Australia
4.9
30th Mar 2012

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.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Space Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
8.0
1st Apr 2011

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Brisbane Backpackers Resort, Brisbane, Australia
7.0
12th Mar 2011

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Transit Backpackers, Hobart, Australia
5.3
27th Dec 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostelgate Privates, Vilnius, Lithuania
6.7
22nd Oct 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Monk's Bunk Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania
10.0
20th Oct 2010

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!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sir Toby's Hostel, Prague, Czech Republic
7.7
13th Aug 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Greg & Tom Party Hostel, Krakow, Poland
10.0
12th Aug 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Golden Lodge, Nelson, New Zealand
9.7
6th Jul 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Base Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand
6.3
3rd Jul 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
YHA Te Anau, Te Anau, New Zealand
7.0
2nd Jul 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bumbles Backpackers Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand
8.3
29th Jun 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Charlie Bs, Christchurch, New Zealand
8.3
28th Jun 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Cambridge Lodge Budget Hostel, Sydney, Australia
9.7
11th Oct 2009

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Samesun Venice Beach, Los Angeles, USA
7.0
12th Sep 2008

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Triana Backpackers, Seville, Spain
9.3
5th Sep 2008

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Zorbas Hotel, Athens, Greece
5.0
31st Aug 2008

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Trauko's Home, Barcelona, Spain
8.3
31st Aug 2008

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
The House Hostel, Riga, Latvia
9.0
12th Aug 2008

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
5.7
3rd Aug 2008

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
City Lodge Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
7.0
16th Jun 2008

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Inverness Tourist Hostel, Inverness, Scotland
3.0
16th May 2008

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Youth Hostel Meetingpoint, Amsterdam, Netherlands
6.3
11th Apr 2008

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Cowgate Tourist Hostel, Edinburgh, Scotland
9.0
7th Jan 2008

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Riad Rahba, Marrakech, Morocco
8.0
12th Oct 2007

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna, Vienna, Austria
10.0
20th Sep 2007

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
PLUS Alba D'Oro Camping, Venice, Italy
4.7
17th Sep 2007

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Serrano, Valencia, Spain
7.3
31st Aug 2007

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dlovatt
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
9.0
27th Aug 2007

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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