Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Australia, Gender: Female, Age: 34

Davies Court

London, England
94%

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

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Urbany Hostel BCN GO!

Barcelona, Spain
91%

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.

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


U Hostels

Madrid, Spain
94%

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

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Fulano Backpackers

Bogota, Colombia
86%

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.

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

Cartagena, Colombia
69%

Poor staff make this not worth it. Checked out and into mamallena instead - much better, more buzzy location, heaps friendlier and helpful staff

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Casa Elemento

Minca, Colombia
83%

What an amazing place!!! You can (and many do) get lost here for weeks. The giant hammock is back

  • 21st Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Casa Elemento

Minca, Colombia
91%

The new giant hammock is up

  • 20th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


The Dreamer

Palomino, Colombia
100%

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

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Hostel Masaya Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia
89%

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.

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


La Tortuga Hostel

Taganga, Colombia
51%

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.

  • 4th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


The Dreamer Hostel

Santa Marta, Colombia
97%

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!

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

Cartagena, Colombia
69%

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.

  • 29th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Black Sheep Hostel Medellin

Medellin, Colombia
86%

Killer kitchen

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Sam�S VIP Hostel San Gil

San Gil, Colombia
97%

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.

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


The Cranky Croc Hostel

Bogota, Colombia
71%

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.

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


BoutiQuito Design Hostel

Quito, Ecuador
89%

No customer comment

  • 18th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Galapagos Best Home Stay

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
97%

Came here on the recommendation of other travellers

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Dreamkapture Hostal

Guayaquil, Ecuador
60%

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.

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Misfit Hostel

Mancora, Peru
94%

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

  • 5th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
You should of stayed longer!!! Oh well at least you now know where to fin paradise! Love the misfits x

Kokopelli Beachpackers

Mancora, Peru
66%

Kokopelli is just ok. The atmosphere was pretty flat when I was there.

  • 4th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


89%

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.

  • 26th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


83%

No customer comment

  • 16th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


511 Lima Hostel

Lima, Peru
91%

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

  • 13th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Kokopelli Hostel Paracas

Paracas, Peru
100%

No customer comment

  • 11th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


89%

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

  • 9th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Cruz de los Andes

La Paz, Bolivia
83%

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.

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (52 reviews)


91%

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.

  • 16th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Backpackers San Pedro

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
91%

No customer comment

  • 10th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Hostel Lao

Mendoza, Argentina
100%

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

  • 5th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Hostel Empedrado

Mendoza, Argentina
100%

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

  • 4th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. It is important for us to provide the best service for our guests.

Hostel 41 Below

Bariloche, Argentina
80%

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.

  • 31st Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


The Singing Lamb Backpackers

Puerto Natales, Chile
97%

No customer comment

  • 19th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Hospedaje Magallanes

Punta Arenas, Chile
94%

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.

  • 17th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for you gerat review! True, we know Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego hands on and are happy to share what we know! Happy trails! --Sebastian

La Posta Hostel and Apart

Ushuaia, Argentina
89%

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!!

  • 14th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina
100%

No customer comment

  • 10th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Destino26

Montevideo, Uruguay
91%

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!

  • 7th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


El Viajero - Hostel & Suites

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
86%

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

  • 5th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


El Galope Horse Farm

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
100%

Monica and Miguel are the perfect hosts. Very clean, comfy & cosy rooms. Try the organic, hand squeezed wine from their friends down the road.

  • 2nd Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your coment and rating!!! All the best to you

Negrita Hostel

Punta del Este, Uruguay
97%

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

  • 25th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Viva Hostel Design

Sao Paulo, Brazil
100%

What an amazing new hostel! The beds are the best you could ever ask for, comfy chill out area, cool bar, great kitchen

  • 13th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Backpackers House Paraty

Paraty, Brazil
94%

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

  • 10th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


HI Holandes

Ilha Grande, Brazil
89%

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

  • 6th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
63%

The staff on front desk are lovely .. Apart from that the rooms are below par, bathrooms pretty gross

  • 3rd Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Lemon Spirit Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
86%

Lemon spirit is in an amazing location with good breakfast

  • 30th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Stay Inn Lisbon Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
97%

What an amazing hostel - lovely showers

  • 21st Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


City Backpacker - Hostel Biber

Zurich, Switzerland
54%

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

  • 18th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Oxford Backpackers Hostel

Oxford, England
60%

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.

  • 13th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Little Hanoi Hostel

Hanoi, Vietnam
91%

Very sweet owners - great local area map. Do a hanoi street food tour one of the first nights you arrive - is delish!

  • 1st Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


The Siem Reap Hostel

Siem Reap, Cambodia
94%

Couldn't find a fault with this hostel - if only there was one like it in every city!!!!

  • 16th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Zing

Sydney, Australia
40%

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
The night manager is employed to keep the hostel quiet at night for the benefit of all residents.We would and have not kicked out ANYONE (this year) at 3am! We pride ourselves on having a quiet hostel as this is what most people want.

The Nunnery

Melbourne, Australia
87%

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.