If you are wanting a break from the hectic and trashy London hostel scene then this is the perfect break. Cheap private rooms (some with own ensure) fridge and tv in room with kitchen at the end of each corridor. Easy access into the city with westferry dlr a 3 min walk away. Student digs but was very quiet while I was there. Amazing fast Wifi (believe this is a new addition). You will not make friends here as its not a hostel scene
This hostel felt very sterile and cold to me - perhaps it was the cement like corridors with strange blue lights that made it look like those toilets councils don't want street people to shoot up in?! Great beds with lockers that work with your security card. Fast Internet.
Extended my stay here for a week. Room 54 is the most beautiful dorm I've seen in over a year of travel - light, bright
Great live music on a saturday night. I splurged on a private room & was a bit surprised to have to make my own bed given the price. Awesome set up and cool vibe.
Poor staff make this not worth it. Checked out and into mamallena instead - much better, more buzzy location, heaps friendlier and helpful staff
What an amazing place!!! You can (and many do) get lost here for weeks. The giant hammock is back
The new giant hammock is up
Perfect hostel - amazing staff who remember your name (no matter how long your backpack has been hiding in their store room). Clean decent sized pool. Great location to go into tayrona, palomino, costeno or taganga. Awesome Italian food as the owners are from there! Good party without being bresa-loca wild
Amazing rooftop pool, comfy beds with curtains. Lush design that looks like a boutique hotel. Only downside is that the atmosphere is lacking - everyone who wants to socialise walks down the road to bresa loca. The staff don't do anything to help change this.
Not my style of hostel - young drunk English kids & music blaring through the whole hostel until 6am. May be another travellers paradise with a pool & big bar. Paying 26,000 I expect a seat on the toilet.
Having now wrapped up a year of travel, this is one place I regularly dream of so it's accurately named. Awesome balance of everything. Great location to use as a hop off point to Tayrona, Minca, Palamino (better than the hostels in town). I also stayed at Masaya in town for a bit of variety which is very pretty but no atmosphere. If you are after a mega party hostel Brisa Loca is your place. Dreamer Palamino is also brilliant. Thank you so much guys - what a legendary time you gave me!
Lacking in a bit of atmosphere & very moody staff. Facilities & location great plus good wifi. The fact they don't have proper lockers & instead have small (very loud & beepy) safes in the room is annoying as they need to be used at all hours.
This place is brilliant & quite a number of people use it as a place for some downtime on their travels. The white water rafting the hostel use is really great & safety focused. The first hostel I've stayed at that is right on the city plaza which is nice. Also a short walk to the extremely modern supermarket & two good kitchens make for a cheap stay & healthy food which was a good empanada break.
Personally, apart from the very flash bathrooms (which were awesome), I'm not sure why people rave about this place. If you walk out the door the chances of getting mugged are high & the atmosphere wasn't that great (douchy american's doing coke off the top of the locker in my dorm). When I went back to Bogota to fly home I stayed at Fulano which was very funky & had great live local music in the bar over the weekend & the location was better too.
Came here on the recommendation of other travellers
A few hiccups here - they had lost our booking even though we were communicating about potential galapagos tours. They also failed to mention that it was not possible to book flights or research tours on Sundays which mean we booked a more expensive flight online to leave on Monday. A lot of cruises leave on Monday so good to get to the island Friday or Saturday to book.
A chilled out alternative to the party hostels a 10 min walk down the beach (and one next door if you want it). Would love to have spent longer in this back to basics paradise
Kokopelli is just ok. The atmosphere was pretty flat when I was there.
My second kokopelli & while I liked paracas more this as a solid option in cusco. They do great discounts around town. It you want to take advantage of the 10pc discount at other kokopelli locations don't ask the staff to call through as we have had two reservations lost that way now. Email only.
This is a stylish break from the mega-hostel scene in peru. The owner could not be more helpful. Come here if you want some stellar restaurant recommendations
I'm not a massive fan of the big chain party hostels, but this one was actually pretty good. Great outdoor chillout area they do beer pong etc in of an evening, decent beds & very good location. Do youself a favour and skip the maccas across the road for a republica burger or even better a go to La Lucha across the road for a slow cooked pork sandwich - you won't regret it! Pretty much all the other chain hostels circle around the same park as pariwana
This is a hotel not a hostel. I stayed here when I couldn't deal with the big party hostels while getting my new passport. It's in a great location and as a single girl who was going a bit crazy due to altitude illness (clearly La Paz wasn't my town) the staff were very kind. You can also hire their car as a taxi for the same cost as the dodgy ones on the street.
- Female, 25-30
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I was surprised by how comforting pie dra was after seeing fairly scathing reviews of all the hostels in town. Warm comfy beds and hot showers were my two key wishes coming off the salt flats and both were present. Bolivia-slow internet was present and a pretty average breaky were the only downsides.
Great chilled hotel - loved every second. My only suggestion would be to ask tour questions of the managers during the day as the night staff aren't as experienced
Only stayed here one night before meeting friends at Lao. This one is a little more party with lots and lots of activities for guests to meet people. I personally preferred the chilled out vibe at Lao but would happily stay at either again
It's been a while since I stayed, and nothing really stands out. OK location to walk into town. The horseriding I did through them was average, but I think the good one they liked books out heaps in advance. My bro did rock climbing with them & said it was awesome. Good kitchen & nice chillout area.
One of the friendliest staff I met in a year of travel - they were absolute gems. The asado out back was delicious! As the owners used to be tour operators they know all the best bits (penginos) Perfect. Also, sounds strange but visit the graveyard.
A decent hike out of town (40 mins easy walking pace) but super cheap taxis compensate. Amazing pastry breaky from the yummy bakery next door. Friendliest staff ever!!
A great hostel with all the facilities but a few factors mean the atmosphere falls short. My dorm room over 3 days had myself, a 60 European man and a Spanish speaking mum and her 7-8 year old kid which I've never seen in a hostel before! The tv in the centre of the one inside hangout area meant most people stuck to siting silently on wifi so not to disturb the tv watchers. Maybe it would be amazing at other times!
Chilled and social atmosphere. Bathrooms are a bit shabby but at least they have hot water. I visited their montevideo one as well & similar set up there so a decent chain to use I think
Monica and Miguel are the perfect hosts. Very clean, comfy & cosy rooms. Try the organic, hand squeezed wine from their friends down the road.
A super chilled out converted home run by a family of cute Uruguayan boys. La barra is in easy reach of PDE but heaps more relaxed, more stylish
What an amazing new hostel! The beds are the best you could ever ask for, comfy chill out area, cool bar, great kitchen
Te definition of relaxation. Hammocks galore, chilled out but very friendly staff and owner plus a good availability of activities if you want. As a converted house the facilities are functional but basic bit I promise once you eat their asado that won't matter! Book ahead in high season
This is the definition of relaxed! Family asado feasts, hammocks galore ... It's like living with locals for a few days. If you need somewhere with all the mod cons this isn't for you but I fell in love with this place
The staff on front desk are lovely .. Apart from that the rooms are below par, bathrooms pretty gross
Lemon spirit is in an amazing location with good breakfast
What an amazing hostel - lovely showers
Zurich - is the price worth going when on a backpacking budget? Not so much for me. For the cost you'd think they'd offer sheets for free, but no. I think it's really unhygenic & asking for bed bugs. Very small common room. Friendly staff
My RTW trip has mostly been focused on South America and Asia so the poor quality of hostel here was a shock. If you can book in advance & stay in one of the university colleges for a more authentic experience & better location. Otherwise, this one ticks the box of a bed to sleep in & a place to shower.
Very sweet owners - great local area map. Do a hanoi street food tour one of the first nights you arrive - is delish!
Couldn't find a fault with this hostel - if only there was one like it in every city!!!!
absolutely crazy manager seemed to wake up up screaming at an unsuspecting backpacker who dared to whisper in the corridor after 10pm. He kicked out more people at 3am than I can count. I had a private room with ensuite to kept to myself (as I used to live in Sydney and just wanted a private place to crash at night while I was recovering from jetlag), and it was a big room with everything I needed.
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What a beautiful place! There seems to be a lot of long-termers here, which makes it a very family, homely environment. Somehow my bookings was lost, but they managed to find us a place to stay with no hassles.
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