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.
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.
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. I went to Loki (not my scene people wise but amazing facilities) and then checked into misfits which is just simple beach huts just at the edge of town ... My version of paradise
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 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
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
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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