Reviews: vinodv

Location: Canada, Gender: Male, Age: 37
74%

Decent hostel, great staff, very clean. Location- although close to Termini station, far from everything else. Area around Termini station is sketchy both day/night so something to consider when planning your trip.

  • 12th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge

Marrakech, Morocco
83%

Good hostel overall, staff are excellent. Place is clean but security could be better. Great place to meet other travelers, swap stories from the road and plan a tour. Wifi was poor and washroom facilities need to be updated. Free mint tea and sheesha all the time. Perfect place to escape to after the madness of the market.

  • 26th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Little Hanoi Hostel

Hanoi, Vietnam
89%

Great hostel, safe and secure and clean. Staff are awesome and you can trust where they suggest you go. They enjoy looking after you. Unfortunately no common area to mingle. Anna at front desk was really cool and helpful for our day trips. Location is a bit out from the center of action but it's only an extra 10 minutes walk. Highly recommended!

  • 26th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Diep Anh Guesthouse

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
94%

Great little hostel in a quiet part of HCMC. Was nice to be off the main street due to the noise. The owners are fantastic and take pride in having you as their guest. VERY clean and safe and they are full of suggestions for things to do. More of a guesthouse and not a hostel as there is no social common area to hang out in, but a welcome peaceful place to set down amidst the big city. Highly recommended!

  • 23rd Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


93%

Stopped in and stayed for one night. Received a very warm welcome with cold drinks and a full introduction to where to eat and what to see. Rooms and bathroom very clean, rooms VERY comfortable with clean beds, a/c and plenty of lighting options so as not to disturb others. Location is near to everything and quiet at night. Definitely the best place to stay on a budget in Malacca!

  • 4th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


Siem Reap Rooms

Siem Reap, Cambodia
93%

Dave and Melissa run an excellent guesthouse- they make your stay perfect by being available with clear, accurate and honest information and advice. They are able to offer ideas beyond Siem reap as they have travelled through Southeast Asia extensively. Rooms are clean, confortable with clean towels and a fresh roll of toilet paper. They can connect you with trustworthy tuk tuk drivers, guides etc who were always available. Not a party hostel, but great, quiet and secure for those who want it!

  • 4th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


Spicythai Backpackers

Chiang Mai, Thailand
70%

Place is fairly standard hostel environment. Not sure what everyone is raving about though. Staff are great and will point you in the right direction with trustworthy information. Location out of the way so you need to always consider getting there and away from town. Rooms alright, not enough bathroom facilities. Good for single travellers to meet etc.

  • 28th Jun 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


Lub d Bangkok Siam Square

Bangkok, Thailand
80%

Very clean and modern, offers a safe place to leave your things and come back to each day. It's not a party hostel at all and they don't organize any common events. Staff are friendly but weren't a huge help when trying to get information for travel planning. Location is great for access to MBK and Siam Square. Overall a good place if you know what you want to do in Bangkok and need a safe, clean place to crash.

  • 25th Jun 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (23 reviews)


The Babushka Grand Hostel

Odessa, Ukraine
90%

Maria and John run a really excellent hostel. They make you feel welcome and are always available to point you in the right direction. Highly recommend taking cooking lessons from a real babushka! Rooms are huge and the incredible chandeliers are great! Would return for sure!

  • 20th Jun 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (23 reviews)


Dream Story Hostel

Kiev, Ukraine
70%

It's a veery new hostel still fine-tuning a few things. The first night was impossible to sleep as the staff did nothing to control the loud party in the common area and kept turning th music up. Cigarette smoke was also an issue. Following nights were quiet but half the hostel was empty. Location is a little bit far from the main area but with the metro you can get around easily. I would stay here if the more central ones are booked and be sure to let the staff know if it gets too loud. The one staff membe

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment! We will try to control our parties at night better, but you know sometimes it is difficult to find the balance between having fun and silence :)

GO Backpackers Hostel

Edmonton, Canada
57%

Valiant effort to convert an old budget hotel into a hostel. Has all the standard hostel ammenities but due to location and nature of the city, attracts non-backpackers. Many young immigrant families and oil-field workers from Ft.McMurray made for a sketchy and lack-lustre experience. The latter clentele were filthy and smelly. In room heating was so noisy rattling/shaking all night. The 6 bed dorm style was uncomfortable and too cramped for the one bathroom. Imagine a travelodge room sharing 6!

Owner Comment (Hide)
I investigated your comments and was taken aback. We do welcome all guests as long as they are not from the Edmonton area. During your one night stay we had no children inhouse but did have a South African, Irish and Australian couple . The night you were here we had 16 Canadians including yourself and about 80% of our guests were from outside of North America. For your 6 bed dorm, you only had two room mates who were Canadians working in Fort McMurray. I cannot comment on the smell in the room but we did not get a complaint from you or from the other guests. In regards to the heater unit, thank you for bringing it to our attention. It was due to one loose bolt which has now been tightened. I am surprised at your disappointment regarding having only 3 people in a 6 bed dorm. We would have happily upgraded you although you may have had more room mates in a four bed dorm. Most of our guests are very happy to have one bathroom for maximum 6 people. The Travelodge is a good budget brand but there are none within 5 km of downtown.

Astor Hyde Park

London, England
73%

Good hostel overall but location is tricky-a bit far from the tube stop and not much around it. Staff were friendly but inconsistent with information. Breakfast was chaotic. But generally a decent place! Clean, warm and very much a hostel.


Vila Veselova

Ljubljana, Slovenia
83%

Nice hostel with big rooms and good security. Breakfast was not up to standard. This is a good place if you are independent or in your own group as there is no organized social events etc. Once the staff leave at 9pm you are on your own. It is off a major roadway so can be noisy depending on your room. Otherwise just a simple nice hostel!


Gold Coast

Lagos, Portugal
90%

Great non-party hostel! This is a very well run place and has a good atmosphere for travelers that are not going crazy to party but know what they are doing. Clean and full of great amenities, the manager and his staff do an excellent job. Would definetly stay again and highly recommend it!


Sant Jordi Alberg

Barcelona, Spain
90%

Definitely a Party Hostel but not out of control. Clean, secure, good location. If you want to meet people and party in Barco this is the place as they organize going outs every night. Not a terribly quiet place but once everyone is out its fine. I would stay again no problems.


83%

Excellent location in the heart of the action. Only 2 minute walk from the beach.The rooms were clean and well kept. The setup of 1 bathroom for up to 14 people is tight. There was no possibility for a personal lockup in the room for belongings. The walls are paper thin as you could hear everything in the next rooms around you. It was good stay in South Beach at a hostel price and be able to meet fellow travelers. They also include a free breakfast and dinner everyday, not bad but its free!


73%

The hostel itself is great, very clean and each dorm room of only 5 beds has its own bathroom. The cleanliness standards are that of a hotel with daily cleaning services. The staff are quite resourceful and are great at pointing you in the right direction. The location, however, is terrible. It is in San Francisco's Tenderloin district which is filled with dodgy types all over the place. To get anywhere you have to walk through or beside these types which is not a plesant experience. If you can deal with that, then this hostel is for you!


Bahaus Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey
93%

Great hostel. The staff are awesome and very accomodating and take the time to get to know their guests. They create an awesome party atmosphere which makes it easy for all travellers to meet and get to know each other. Best of all they organize nights out on the weekends to check out Istanbuls amazing nightlife. Overall a great place to stay!


Bahaus Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey
100%

The staff do a great job giving people the right advice. They take the travellers out on friday night clubbing which is awesome. Very clean, very casual. Everything is awesome with Bahaus!!


Bahaus Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey
100%

Out of the many hostels in Sultahnamet this one is the best.After researching many hostels this one came true on all the promises. Their rooftap patio is excellent and the party atmosphere is just right. Great place for single travellers. Highly Recommend this hostel!


Itaca Hostel

Barcelona, Spain
77%

Overall an excellent hostel but not a buzzing place with travellers looking to share stories/experiences or go explore and party together. The directions that are provided were not very useful as without prior research on the streets of the area one would not be able to find it. I arrived at night and luckily I had a printed map from the internet and was able to navigate the gothic area to find it. The hostel closes at 4am so if you are planning on going clubbing be prepared to have to stay out until 7am when it opens! However the place was very clean.


HI Paudimar Falls

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
60%

They should try to make a social option to visit the other big hostel which is where the party is at!