Reviews: maffustan

Location: England, Age: 37

Queen Elizabeth Chelsea

London, England
74%

No hot water but they did at least admit that and gave us breakfast free to make up for it. Dorm room was a little cramped but did the job.

  • 30th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Hostel 24

Ljubljana, Slovenia
89%

Felt it was slightly lacking in atmosphere as a solo traveler but it gets top marks for location and staff.

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


New York Budget Inn

New York, USA
83%

Good enough place and central location, just not the best place to meet other travelers when going solo

  • 22nd Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Hostel Malti

St. Julians, Malta
94%

Had a great time, met some great people and stayed 2 days longer than intended.........

  • 18th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Die Wohngemeinschaft

Cologne, Germany
91%

Safe, clean, secure and very good rooms/beds........place was unfortunately very quiet the weekend I went due to being low season.

  • 30th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Volver Beach Hostel

Gran Canaria, Spain
89%

Couldn't find much fault with the hostel, great place to stay for a few days.........the town however was far too quiet for my liking.

  • 28th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Casa Grande Surf Hostel

Tenerife, Spain
89%

Easy to reach from the airport, small close knit type of place. The town is very small and full of windsurfers and kite surfers so it would probably help if you was one of them. Not bad for a few days.......

  • 25th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea

London, England
94%

Bit of a walk from the nearest tube station but in a nice safe location. Dorm room was a little cramped but that would be my only minor complaint. Liked the pub downstairs at night........

  • 29th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Montenegro Hostel

Kotor, Montenegro
91%

Nice little hostel in a great central location

  • 21st Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Tirana Backpacker Hostel

Tirana, Albania
89%

Nice enough place but a bit hit and miss if you are a solo traveler. Had a great first night but the place seemed deserted on the third.

  • 18th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Red Emperor Hostel

Tallinn, Estonia
91%

Great place to stay, bar was good at night......didn't like the fact they had a stag party staying

  • 18th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Jimmy Jumps House/Hostel

Vilnius, Lithuania
94%

Good social place, had a great time...............staff were friendly and helpful.....enjoyed the waffles!!!

  • 12th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


100%

Great place to stay, safe, clean, secure and social.........good weekend will return again.

  • 14th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Bru Bar & Hostel

Cork, Ireland
80%

Dorm room was cramped not a big problem on it's own but made 10 times worse by having the radiators on full blast every night. Couldn't sleep properly even next to the window with it wide open. Bar downstairs is also open to the public, got threatened by some local drunk the night I arrived, to be fair the security did deal with the problem. Was told on the final night by security to avoid pubs north of the river (Bru bar is "north of the river") Good points were the live music and the pizza

  • 3rd May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Hostel ROOM Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
97%

Had a good weekend........nice place........and I like the dog!!!

  • 29th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Yes! Lisbon Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
100%

Got awarded best hostel while I was there and I can't argue much with that.

  • 21st Feb 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Wombats City Hostel Munich

Munich, Germany
97%

A good place to stay......can't say much more


Grand Hostel Berlin

Berlin, Germany
100%

Internet access was shockingly slow!!!! however that was the only minor complaint. Everything else was great, location, rooms, showers etc. Got a lengthy list of things to see and do on arrival. The bar area at night was a great spot to meet other travelers.

  • 21st Nov 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey. Thank you for your lovely comment. We gonna take you internet complain seriously and wil work something out.Promised. Have a great christmas timwe and lots of love from Berlin!

69%

Yes it is very noisy and has a poor shower/toilets to guests ratio but I knew that anyway before I arrived. Overall not a bad place to stay for a couple of nights. Only complaint has to be the idiot on the door at Belushi's bar who got very aggressive because I didn't have I.D and politely explained to him that I had to show photo I.D to get my key card in the first place. (I'm 35 and going slightly grey by the way).............at least the other one showed a bit of sense and let us in !!!!!!!!!

  • 12th Oct 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, It`s the St Christopher`s Inn team. First thanks for leaving a comment on hostelworld, it helps us to improve. I`m sorry to hear that your stay was not as good as it should have been. We`ll contact you personally for more details. Thanks again The St Christopher`s Team

Batumi Hostel

Batumi, Georgia
86%

Feels more like a house with a loads of beds on the top floor but it was a good place to stay for a few days. Social and the staff were most helpful.........

  • 18th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Envoy Hostel

Yerevan, Armenia
94%

Stayed 4 nights had a good time, went on some good tours also a good place to meet others which is a must if traveling alone.

  • 12th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Living Cat's Hostel

Madrid, Spain
89%

Great hostel, like the layout and the downstairs bar.

  • 21st Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


360 Hostel Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
89%

Only here for 2 nights..........should have stayed longer great place

  • 16th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Copenhagen, Denmark
91%

Good social atmosphere for a solo traveler, nice location as well. Bean bags out the front are a bonus!!!!!

  • 2nd Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Isaacs Hostel

Dublin, Ireland
83%

Kitchen was a bit overcrowded at times esp straight after breakfast but apart from that it was a great place to stay.

  • 6th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comments which we have addressed. We now provide breakfast in our restaurant area as well as the self catering kitchen which gives everyone that little bit more space to eat...and flip pancakes too...

86%

Bit too big and inpersonal but otherwise a good place to stay

  • 23rd Feb 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Costa Rica Backpackers

San Jose, Costa Rica
77%

Only stayed 1 night and out early the next morning.........seemed good to me

  • 12th Jan 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Las Camas Hostel Mini

Jaco, Costa Rica
86%

Stayed here for 4 days over new year.........people were great and very laid back.

  • 30th Dec 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Fithostel

Keflavik, Iceland
77%

Great place, handy for the airport,it deserves to be in a lot better place than Keflavik.

  • 6th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


Fort Inn Guest House

Galle, Sri Lanka
87%

Accommodation, food, location and staff were great. The area was a bit too quiet at night as everywhere seems to close by 8:30pm.


Palm Garden Guest House

Kandy, Sri Lanka
50%

The place was full when I arrived. After an hours wait which had about a dozen repeats of 'did you book by phone??'....'no I booked through hostelworld'!!!!!!!' I was transfered to 'Palm garden guest house 2' which was actually the Lakshmi guest house.

  • 20th Feb 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (84 reviews)


New Palm Hostel

Jerusalem, Israel
97%

Great location just across the road from the old city. The free tea, coffee and internet goes down very well.


Brothers Hostel

Cairo, Egypt
97%

Only fault was being next to the noisy main road. Overall however an outstanding place to stay.......


100%

A great help with picking me up from the airport following a late arrival. You get well fed at breakfast and the roof top area is a good place to meet other travellers. A shrine to Bob Marley !!!!!! No being pestered to book tours or buy other products which is a rare thing in Luxor. Don\'t know what the previous comment was about as there have been rooms available all the time I have been here


Al Sharq Hotel

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
90%

Arrived having big problems getting my money from the local ATMs but the staff were most helpful. Location not a problem as there is a cheap and regular bus into Dubai from nearby


Elbrus Home

Kathmandu, Nepal
77%

Good place....if full they put you round the corner which is of a similar quality. Good roof top and a friendly dog!!!


Hotel Grand Holiday

Pokhara, Nepal
87%

Nice hotel....just make sure you carry a flash light for walking up that alley during powercuts


Corner Backpacker

Taichung, Taiwan
97%

Spent 18 months of my life on the road in total and have not met a better hostel owner than Jessi


87%

A bit out of Kenting but well serviced by regular bus routes. Nice place to stay


Formosa Backpackers Hostel

Hualien, Taiwan
83%

Owner took us bowling on the first day I got there, loads of reading material and information.


Taipei BackPackers

Taipei, Taiwan
90%

Little bit too quiet for my liking but apart from that ticks all the boxes.


Frendz Resort Boracay

Boracay Island, Philippines
93%

Nice place, bit quiet in the low season. Easy to miss the signpost on the mainroad.


Moalboal Backpacker Lodge

Moalboal, Philippines
97%

Helpful and friendly owner, good location and one of the few real backpacker options on Cebu island...


Allson's Inn

Cebu, Philippines
87%

Good hotel, good location and very secure


Augusters Lodge

Macau (Macao), Macau
70%

Probably the only budget accommodation in Macao. Strange smell coming from somewhere in the dorm room when I first went in that the owner kept trying to blame me for.


97%

Outstanding place, friendly staff, there always seems to be someone cleaning which can only be a good thing. Great wall tour was also good..... Only complaint would be the prices in the bar. 10Y for a coke and 25Y for 2 small beers when you can get a large beer for 3Y in the shop just yards away.


90%

Good place to stay, good location. Heard one story about the owner telling someone who tried to extend their stay the dorm room was booked up when it wasn\'t. This was to try and get them to take a more costly private room.


87%

Nice place to stay....food and drink was overpriced. Should not advertise 24 hour hot shower when it was cold everyday.


80%

Didnt end up staying here so cant comment


Tang Hostel

Hangzhou, China
60%

Walked around the area for ages and couldnt find it so ended up staying somewhere else


90%

Great place to stay with character. The common room seemed a bit quiet as everyone seemed to have their head buried deep into their laptops, obviously thats not the owners fault


90%

The 4 bunk bed dorm room was a bit cramped and should only have had 3 beds at the most. Watch out for the hole in the floor toilets. Otherwise a good place to stay!!!


93%

Great place to stay friendly staff pity there is not a lot to do in Nanning.


97%

Great place for a solo traveler, in fact its a little bit too social and you could get stuck here for a long time.


The Urban Age

Bangkok, Thailand
100%

One of my favourite hostels, stayed there 4 times now. Only one dorm room so book early


Sankris Lodge

Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
97%

Outstanding place, free internet, big TV, hot showers etc everything a backpacker wants.......just a pity there were so few other people there


93%

Great place...just like being round someones house...bit out the way of the city


1848 Princess Tui Inn

Apia, Samoa
73%

The only proper hostel in Apia....bit out the way but otherwise ok


Kerikeri Farm Hostel

KeriKeri, New Zealand
93%

Bit out of the way but a great place. Its like staying round someones house and a good house at that


73%

Nice place but both times I have stayed here the boss has been "out" for hours and I have had to sit around for ages waiting

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Matthew Thank you for your comment.Iam very sorry , you had to wait & it won't happen again.

YHA Gisborne

Gisborne, New Zealand
80%

Typical YHA....nice place


Loft 109 Backpackers

Tauranga, New Zealand
97%

Great place and location....


Base Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand
77%

Typical Base...clean,secure,etc... However if you require more than half a nights sleep don't even think about staying here. Had a big group making a noise outside our room for 2 hours before the management moved them. Also you can hear music from the bar well into the early hours


Big Hostel

Sydney, Australia
93%

Has it all....great place to stop


All Nations City Backpackers

Melbourne, Australia
67%

After 4 years its still the best place for meeting other travelers. However it's still untidy and unclean esp the kitchen area. Also they moved all my things out my room after 2 days even though I had paid for 3. It's just as well they only lost my toothbrush and they had another room for me!!!!!


Central City Backpackers

Hobart, Australia
87%

Only stayed one night as it was fully booked......seemed ok to me

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Sorry we couldnt help you for more than 1 night. We wish we had more beds over summer - as do all hostels I guess. Thank you very much for your high rankings. Cheers, Pete

80%

Some fat fuzzy haired computer geek in room 106 smelled that bad we had to have the window open at night. Everyone knew who I was on about whenever I mentioned it........people should never have to share a room with a person like that


The Witchs Hat Inactive

Perth, Australia
93%

Outstanding hostel. Location in a residential area lets it down slightly as you can't sit outside after 10:30pm due to previous complaints about noise by people who live nearby...

Owner Comment (Hide)
Matthew, Thanks for the positive thoughts. Our location is seen by many as a good thing considering the low noise at night time. So many travellers of today are looking for that quieter environment and prefer to get a good nights sleep rather than party till 5am every morning!! But I would agree that on these warm nights it is frustrating having the outside closed down. The rules and regulations of city councils leave me bewildered and dazed at times... anyway, I hope you continue to enjoy your time in Australia. Travel safely - Hopper

Bedz KL

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
97%

Great place had a great new years eve there


Pineapple Guesthouse

Phuket, Thailand
97%

One of the best hostels in Thailand.


Spicylaos Backpackers

Luang Prabang, Laos
93%

Great place to stay and meet other travellers. Worth the slightly higher cost!!!


Gongkaew Chiangmai Home

Chiang Mai, Thailand
77%

Nice place, Nice people but a bit out of town and very little to do at night...


The Urban Age

Bangkok, Thailand
100%

Second time I have been here and would come back again.


Backpackers-Duesseldorf

Dusseldorf, Germany
87%

Nice place but went in October when it was nearly empty. I hear it gets full and more lively in summer.


Hostel Geckoo's Nest

Siem Reap, Cambodia
77%

Top end of town closer to Ankor Wat. Staff friendly and helpful. Food very good if a little overpriced. Very quiet/little to do at night.....


Phuket Backpacker

Phuket, Thailand
77%

Outstanding hostel,brand new looking,good tv lounge,everywhere very clean. So new the guidebooks dont list it yet which is why so few people in there....


Discovery Lodge

Bangkok, Thailand
77%

Nice place...just a pity its a bit out of the way.


Singgahsana Lodge

Kuching, Malaysia
100%

Bright new clean and modern. When some friends who were staying on the other side of town saw this place they moved here the next day........


TreeTops Lodge

Miri, Malaysia
83%

Nice place made very welcome and the food is outstanding. However it is a bit of a trek to get to miri.


Sepilok Jungle Resort

Sandakan, Malaysia
60%

Nice setting and walking distance from orang-utan centre. However they take full advantage of being in the middle of nowhere charging double for things like water. No ATMs for miles around but they can do it for a shocking 10% charge!!!!! . There was no internet access during the time I was there so having to make bus trips into sandakan.


Borneo Global Backpackers

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
83%

A little bit out of town is the only fault with the place. Well worth stopping there!!!


Pujangga Homestay

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
97%

Outstanding place very clean and modern


Eastern Heritage

Melaka, Malaysia
80%

Lots of guide books give this place a bad name. Its been described as noisy,hot and unsocial. Why!!!! Our stay was great no argument with the rooms. The place is next to a quiet road and the old bloke who works there gave us a free lift to bars around town and back at night.