Reviews: Petjorin

Location: Sweden, Gender: Male, Age: 39

Parthenon Hostel

Chicago, USA
77%

Not a bad option. Very convenient location if you travel by bus or train. Good options for eating and drinking on the street. The hostel it self is nothing special but does the job.

  • 13th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


89%

Great value if you want a single room. Nothing fancy but does the job. Lovely neighbourhood and close enough to all major sights. Tram just outside the door connects directly to the Subway a few blocks up the road and you'll get door to door from the airport in just over an hour for 3 dollars. Good restaurants nearby.

  • 10th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


Hotel Don Moises

Copan Ruinas, Honduras
83%

Overall a pleasant experience. Very nice staff and great location. The rooms and common areas have room for improvement but it's still a fair deal. Wouldn't rule out other options though. I recommend the cafe next to the entrance regardless if you stay at the hostel or not.

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


Hotel La Fortuna

La Fortuna, Costa Rica
94%

After a a week staying at "rustic" cabanas at the Caribbean cost was Hotel La Fortuna a great relief. Clean, professional and a great location. The single rooms are very good value for a single traveller at about - about the same price as for getting a room for yourself at the hostels in town. Had some problems with the wifi the second night but it got better pretty quick.


Vista Verde

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
80%

Very helpful staff. Location is good - close to beaches and the party street, but still quite. The room was clean but rather rustic. Concerning security - A safe in the room would've been nice. The door and windows would've been no match for a seasoned thief, but the area felt safe and there was staff on site almost 24/7.


Panama's Paradise Saigoncito's

Bocas del Toro, Panama
94%

I loved my stay at Saigoncito. Very nice room, extremely safe (safe in room, camera surveillance). Location is good if you want to be within striking distance of the party street and the beach, but still have some peace an quite. Recommended. Staff sometimes a bit hard to find, but otherwise very nice.

  • 31st Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


Jasmyn House

Worcester, South Africa
74%

Student dorm working as a hostel. No real backpacker vibe, but it's an OK option if you need some rest while driving on the N1 highway. Located in a calm area and not to far from the center if you drive. Staff friendly.

  • 13th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


Little Brak Beach House

Mossel Bay, South Africa
97%

Great place! Very cozy and just a block away from the beachfront. Excellent value. The only potential con was that I couldn't find any individual lookers in the dorm, but since I was the only guest at the time and didn't really ask about safe/lookers. Might be that they have some. The area itself though must be one of the safest places in South Africa.


Banghoek Place

Stellenbosch, South Africa
80%

It's a good option for a couple of nights, but nothing really special.


Zebra Crossing

Cape Town, South Africa
94%

Great place in a good location. I stayed in a nice single room that was great value for the money. Only real con was that the traffic could become a bit noisy - especially in the morning - but that probably only goes for a few of the rooms eg. not the dorms.

  • 31st Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


Victoria Falls Backpackers

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
80%

Location not great but OK. The place got good potential but the new management need more time to make all the ambitions come true. Secure area and there are a handful of tiny lockers at the reception, but individual lockers at the dorms would be great if you have a laptop or so. Staff friendly, but perhaps slightly to eager to pitch activities. Everybody is trying to sell you something to in Vic Falls, and it would be nice to leave that behind when you come "home".

  • 26th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


Comfort Corner Guesthouse

Livingstone, Zambia
91%

I had an enjoyable stay at Comfort Corner. Sure, my basic single room could do with a lick of paint, but that just added to he charm of the place and the room was great value. The staff is very nice and the location not bad either. A good option if you are feed up with the backpacker and overland crowds.

  • 24th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


57%

Location OK, but not great. You can walk to the centre in about 20 minutes. It's probably a converted dorm from the nearby University, with some old soviet charm, but could be cleaner. Staff were very nice though and really got out of their way to help. All taken in to account - it's a barely OK for a night or two, but you could probably find a better option.

  • 29th Apr 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (40 reviews)


Suraj Guest House

Varanasi, India
57%

Location is good, but my room was rather damp, if reasonable clean for India (but not for the rest of Asia). Staff is friendly, but much to friendly with the tuk-tuk-drivers. "You will only pay the normal transport fee" it says in the information, but I was charged aprox. 400 rupies for being picked up at the train station. That is way more than normal rate. I only paid 40 rupies to get back to the station arranging it on my own. 400 rupies is REALLY bad karma for the owner


Matahari Lodge

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
93%

Great location and super friendly staff that really go out of their way to help you, The rooms are basic but functional with comfy beds, god security lookers and powerful AC. My room didn't have any windows, which is actually good in a noisy city like KL. Strongly recommend!

  • 16th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


Hostel One66

Singapore, Singapore
90%

Great host and top marks for the fun and surrealistic interior design. No AC - but enough fans to create a storm will sure keep you cool. About location... depends on what you're after. It's at least 30 minutes to the centre by MRT, but I enjoyed living in a calm area. You find an inexpensive food court, a good super market a really nice pool nearby. It also great for travelling to Malaysia - 10 minutes by local bus for 1.20 S$ - straight to the JB Sentral train station. Recommended!

  • 11th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


Hanoi Phoenix Hostel

Hanoi, Vietnam
87%

It's good, it's not a hostel, but rather a hotel that rent out their normal (and very nice) rooms as mini dorms in case someone books a dorm-bunk. I ended up in a very nice single room for 3 night, paying dorm price. A great deal! Staff is very helpful, but sometimes perhaps a bit influence by the prospects of getting commissions from taxis and tour agencies. The price for those services are good though. I didn't pay more for my Halong bay tour than others that booked at the tour company.


Dragon Hostel Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
70%

It's Hongkong so the rooms are smallish and with no dorm or real common area it's not the place to meet other travellers, Apart from that, it's not a bad place. I stayed in a clean single room with shared bathroom and my bed was comfy (but probably not if your taller than 1.8 m). Location is also good, with busy street life and the two MTR-lines your most likely to be using just outside. Overall it's probably a good deal in Hongkong, but it would have a hard time competing elsewhere in Asia.


Bay View Inn

Xiamen, China
97%

You know it's good when there´s a line of newly-weeds take weeding pictures in front your hotel. It really is a hotel that also has a couple of basic but clean dorms. Beds are comfy and the "real" hotel rooms seemed very nice. BIG plus for the café with a very nice garden setting. A perfect place sit with a cup of tea and look imperialistic as Chinese tour groups and newly weeds are passing by. Staff is great as well. Bay View is a much better value than the IH-hostel across the street.

  • 28th Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


87%

It's a good hostel in a cosy environment. A bit far from the action unless your like to hang out on the nearby campus, but it's still a good choice if your going to Xiamen.

  • 21st Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


77%

Good location and cosy common areas are the big pros for this place. Quality of the staff is a bit unstable both when it comes to English skills and service mindness. Cons: Smell and noice. An alley behind the hostel is partly to blame, but the toilets don't smell like raspberry juice either. A even bigger problem is that the bathrooms and the adjacent hallway has an acoustic like an antic Greek theatre. I woke up every morning to the sound of hair dryers or throat clearing... 25 m away.

  • 17th Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


97%

This is really a top class guest house run by a very nice and service minded couple. It's combines a traditional style with the convenience of modern comfort in an excellent way. I would definitely stay there again.

  • 12th Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


93%

If your looking for a genuine capsule hotel experience look no further. This place is the real thing and it's good. The capsules are big, roomy and nicely air-conditioned, but the real treat is the spa-section (probably for men only). Great sauna, nice baths and if you pay for it you'll get a massage until 4 a.m.. Location is superb, right there things happen in Kyoto and close to the subway and a JR-station. I would definitely stay there again.

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73%

This place has seen better days, but the capsules are spacious, the staff not bad and the location very continent. Considering the rather low price, it's a fair deal if you just looking for a place to sleep.


Hiroshima Hana Hostel

Hiroshima, Japan
83%

Basically a very good hostel. Clean and with plenty of clever details (2 sockets at every bed, possibility to screen of the bed, etc.) Locations very close to the rail station is great if your just staying one night, but it's not really down town. You could walk to the A-bomb area without problem though. So it's really all good and very professional, but I of missed the cosy feeling of some smaller hostels I stayed at recently.

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Chan Guest House

Busan, South Korea
97%

This is a really cool place with excellent staff and a superb location close to a very nice beach-area and just a short walk from the metro. The only real week spots is that there's only one shower/toilet, which could be a problem if the the guest house is full. The indian-style sitting on the floor thing might also be a problem for older guest, but besides that - an awesome guest house


Ann Guesthouse

Seoul, South Korea
80%

Great location in a cool district and actually on top of a subway station. It's very clean and Ann is nice, but you'll hardly see her after check-in. Kitchen/common room and the beds are in the same room making it hard to socialize if someone is trying to sleep and with Seouls night life someone will be trying to sleep no matter when. Toilet isn't really soundprof either. OK security lockers, but you enter the unstaffed room with a code that doesn't seems to be changed very often.


93%

It really is a deluxe guest house. The place is clean and the staff is very nice and helpful. With only 5 dorm beds and the rest privates, it might not be the best place for meeting other solo travellers, but I still had a great time with the few I actually met. Location is not bad - Right in a really cool Hutong, not that far the metro and 20 minutes walk from the Forbidden city. The only real con was the lack of security lockers in the dorm, but it felt rather secure anyway.

  • 15th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


93%

Great location a block from the main shopping street, extremely nice and helpful staff and very fair deal on extra services such as laundry.. Situated in an oid synagog, the hostel is a sight in it self with a really cool atmosphere. The only real con is that they only have squat toilets, but the prime facilities of McDonalds are avalible 2 minutes walk from the hostel. I booked 2 nights, stayed 4 in the end and would definitely stay there again.

  • 11th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


Vladivostok Guesthouse

Vladivostok, Russia
87%

It's not really a hostel - you rent a very nice room at a very nice couple. Being the only guest, it's not a place to meet other travellers, but the hosts are fun to chat with. The location is not central, but there are great bus connections both to the centre and straight to the train station. The owners REALLY get out of the way to help you, including spending a morning hunting down a bus tickets to Harbin and getting up at 04.15 to flag down a cheap ride to the bus station. Recommended


Explorer Hostel

Irkutsk, Russia
80%

Great location a block from Kirova square and 2 stops by tram from the train station. Clean rooms and nice staff. No real common room, but you can enjoy yourself with a good internet connection.


Nikita's

Olkhon Island, Russia
77%

A great place to hang out with hords of other backpackers and you are likely to make good friends on the 6 h bumpy minibus ride from Irkutsk. If you want "small and cozy" there are much better options in the village. Location is superb and staff is nice. Security seems to be OK, but combination code padlocks used for frontdoors aren't really safe. Anyone who used theroom before could just walk in. Visiting in the end of the peak season, my room wasn't very clean, even by a log cabin standards.


Taiga Hostel

Tomsk, Russia
80%

It's a small, but fresh and clean apartment hostel, with very friendly and helpful staff. Good location an easy walk from the centre and good bus/tram connections to the train station. Cons: No kitchen and common room. The place feels very safe, but it would be nice to be able to lock the lockers attached to the bed. Advice to the management: Make it possible to use pad-locks on the lockers. Advice to travellers: Don't miss out on Tomsk. It's a really nice and relaxed city.

  • 27th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


Sunny Kazan Hostel

Kazan, Russia
83%

Would stay again. The old Soviet-style building doesn't look much for the world, but this small 3-room flat hostel is a warm and friendl place. It's the staff that saves the day, Galina is so sweet that you don't need to put suger in your free tea and the place is as clean as an soviet-style flat could be. Location is OK - way out of the centre, but close to the metro. The owner, however, ought to invest in softer mattresses, better cups etc in the kitchen and perhaps a sign on the door.

  • 21st Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (40 reviews)


LOCATION HOSTEL Ligovskiy 74

St Petersburg, Russia
90%

Located in the arty and trendy Loft-project, this hostel is the coolest and cleanest hostel in all Russia. Location is great – next to the metro and withi easy walking distance to the main train station and Nevsky. The Loft-project is a sight in itself – don’t miss the wine bar on the top floor. The only con is that some of the rooms don’t have separate entrances from the hallway and you have to enter through other rooms that might be a disturbance and lessen the evel of security.


Prague City Pension

Prague, Czech Republic
53%

A pension that seen better days . The rooms are anything but soundproof. The cleanliness could be greatly improved - bring your own flora in order to identify the brown stuff that’s growing in the bathroom. The staff is a bit of a lottery - some good, others not. WIFI is not working well, if at all. Location isn’t that bad - close enough to the centre and train stations and there are plenty of inexpensive restaurants in the area. Even so, you could surely find a much better option in Prague.

  • 8th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (40 reviews)


Petit

Bratislava, Slovakia
87%

Great location and staff, We stayed in the twin-private room, which in fact was a room separated, upstairs, from the rest of the hostel. I can't really say much about the rest of the hostel, but our room was very secure and quiet.

  • 5th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (40 reviews)


MushROOMs Parlament

Budapest, Hungary
97%

Great value! It's a really nice place for couples or a group of friends. Rooms are clean with functional IKEA furniture and feels very spacius due to the high celling. Great commonroom/kitchen,everything is brand new and there's even a dish washer. Good guest-bathroom ratio. Perfekt location: Metro with direct connection to the train station just a block away and most major sight within walking distance. Cons: No sign at the door TV, but no antenna connected No lock for the shower

  • 1st Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (40 reviews)


Zimmer Fest Hostel

St Petersburg, Russia
77%

Very nice and helpful staff. The location is OK - in the centre but still with a 10-15 minutes walk to the metro, Hermitage and Nevskij.


Harrington House

Dublin, Ireland
83%

Clean and cozy. Not much of a party hostel, which is great if you´re main objective is a nice bed to sleep in. The lack of lockers keeps the security score down.