Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Australia, Gender: Male, Age: 33

Pocitos Hostel

Montevideo, Uruguay
60%

The worst thing about this hostel is its location - it's miles away from the central district and old town - so unless you're coming to Montevideo with no other intention than to sit on the nearby (very ordinary) suburban beach, I'd look elsewhere. There are also no decent shops/restaurants nearby. It's also not run very professionally - they don't have maps for the local area, the lockers in the downstairs dorm are broken, the one computer they have is missing keys, and the breakfast is cr@p.

  • 16th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


El Viajero - Hostel & Suites

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
63%

Staff don't seem to enjoy their jobs (aren't very welcoming) and there was no room key for the dorm room I was staying in at the front of the building (which means people could walk into the dorm off the street without even having to pass reception). All in all, there is nothing to recommend this hostel but it does the job insofar as being a place to sleep for a night. The hostel has a bar and communal area but was very quiet the night I stayed there.

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Puerto Limon

Buenos Aires, Argentina
89%

I stayed in a private double with ensuite. The private rooms are at the back of a communal courtyard which affords lots of privacy (maybe less so in the warmer months when people might be outside). The hostel is in good condition worth large, pleasant communal areas and good facilities. Staff are polite but not overly friendly or helpful. Breakfast is terrible - coffee, bread and spreads only...

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Marcopolo Inn Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
91%

Does the job - very conveniently located across from the bus station, lots of communal space, decent breakfast and friendly and well informed staff. Biggest problem with this place is there was only one power point in my 6 bed dorm (one more in the bathroom above the sink, but not exactly an ideal place to be charging your electronics!

  • 10th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Rayuela Hostel Boutique

Buenos Aires, Argentina
91%

I usually rate a hostel's atmosphere based on a its activities/party atmosphere, but the atmosphere at this hostel, while quiet, was so peaceful and friendly that I had to give it 100%. The area it is in (the business district) is pretty dead on Sundays and in the evening but is central (halfway between the cental plaza and the bars/restaurants of San Telmo. Breakfast is decent (for Argentina). Would help if you restocked your maps guys! - and had a printer on site to print bus tickets etc.!

  • 6th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Refugio Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
89%

Everything about this hostel is right on the money except perhaps the location and atmosphere (It's neither walking distance from the beaches or lapa's nightlife, but halfway between the two). However the rooms are spacious and comfortable, there's a great kitchen, good communal areas, and a decent breakfast. It's also clean and reasonably priced. Not a party hostel (for better or worse).

  • 4th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Freedom Hostel - MG

Ouro Preto, Brazil
89%

The best hostel with a live-in family / owners that I have ever stayed in. Anthony et al couldn't possibly do a better job of making you feel at home and at ease. Truly beautifil people living in a truly idillic setting. Definitely THE place to stay in Ouro Preto. Thank you so much for your hospitality guys. Keep up the good work!

  • 1st Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Mambembe Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
89%

A truly bohemian hostel in the bohemian heart of Rio. Staff are really friendly and down to earth and the hostel has a very communal feel. The building itself will only get better as the owners complete more of their planned renovations. No air-conditioning makes for some pretty sweaty days and nights but the owners tell me there are plans afoot to install a/c once the electricity mains have been upgraded.

  • 27th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Loro Loco Hostel

Santa Cruz, Bolivia
80%

A good hostel but nothing special. Does the job with all the usual features.

  • 26th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


KulturBerlin - Icba Wasi

Sucre, Bolivia
86%

Great hostel if not a little pricey. The Mathias (private) room is fantastic! - more like a private cottage (or retreat) with views out over a garden - but the bathroom needs a shower curtain! Breakfast is also great but would benefit from the addition of ham and cheese. Almost certainly the best hostel in Sucre (if you can afford it).

  • 22nd Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Gringo's Rincon Hostel

Sucre, Bolivia
86%

Great basic hostel - Mike is a really awesome, friendly guy. Hostel itself is really spacious with big rooms and a great roof-top terrace on which to hang out and meet people. No breakfast, bar or booze available for purchase on site but there is a shop a couple doors up and, of course, not having to pay inflated prices for stuff supplied by the hostel contributes to the hostel's being super cheap! Definitely the hostel of choice for the budget-conscious traveler.

  • 21st Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Hostal Eucalyptus

Potosi, Bolivia
83%

Great hostel! - spacious, clean, friendly staff, and a great breakfast. Nice terrace with great views over Potosi!

  • 18th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Loki Backpackers La Paz

La Paz, Bolivia
69%

Hard place to review as I stayed 3 nights at the 'old Loki' followed by 3 nights at the 'new Loki'. In 3 months, Loki La Paz will probably be the best party hostel in La Paz but right now it is an utter shambles! Some staff (special mention to 'Tai'? on reception) are working their arses off and deserve.a bonus for all the flack they are copping from disgruntled guests. Management are seemingly incompetent or greedy for moving everyone into a building not yet set-up to receive guests.

  • 9th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


91%

I stayed at both Loki and Milhouse during my stay in Cusco (3 nights each in a private double room). Milhouse is a nicer hostel, but Loki is where it's at If you're looking for that hard-drinking, sexually charged party atmosphere. Loki was also cheaper for a standard double (but not as nice). You could always stay at Milhouse and visit the bar at Loki... I guess it all depends on how badly you want to be able to sleep during your stay in Cusco!

  • 6th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Sumac Chaska Hostel

Ollantaytambo, Peru
66%

Family run hostel more like a B&B. Staff are friendly and patient but don't speak any English. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Only complaint is that there is NO HOT WATER. I tried to explain this to one of the staff but he just insisted there was hot water... a polar bear wouldn't consider the water in those showers to be even lukewarm! Oh... and there's no real communal area unless you want to sit in what is essentially an adult Peruvian family's living room and watch TV with them.

  • 3rd Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


83%

I stayed at both Loki and Milhouse hostels during my stay in Cusco (both in Private rooms). Both are very professional operations but ultimately I think Loki is a better bar than it is a hostel. The basic double at Loki was cheaper but not as nice, the wifi at Loki barely works, and the breakfast at Loki was not as good. There was also a shortage of power outlets in my room but I was able to borrow an extension cord from reception. Basically, Loki lives up to its reputation as a party hostel.

  • 27th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


97%

Does what it says on the box (everything). Very professional operation... if you're on a budget though, you might want to do your drinking elsewhere (you pay a premium over the bar - ie. 150% mark ups! - and you're not allowed to bring in alcohol from outside).

  • 24th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


PataPata Hostel

Valparaiso, Chile
80%

Pretty basic hostel in terms of rooms - comfy bunk beds but no secure lockers in the room I was staying in. No hostel activities but a decent breakfast. What really made this place for me was the guests. A great bunch of people who got together and organised our own barbecues etc. Make it happen!

  • 21st Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Andes Hostel

Santiago, Chile
74%

Very comfy bed and what I imagine is the best possible location in relation to places of interest. Very noisy at night (from the street) - if you have any difficulty sleeping, forget about it. No social vibe - set upp of common areas too rigid so everyone plays with their phones and avoids eye contact. Worst critcism - they have a bar AND rooftop patio but NEITHER were staffed/open the whole time I was there... what a waste!

  • 19th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


86%

This is a nice hostel with decent (private) rooms in a fantastic location with great staff and pleasant surrounds (in particular, a nice courtyard and rooftop chill-out area). However there are several little things that could be done to improve the place... the hot water is never more than warm, there is no soap in either the private ensuite or communal bathrooms, our rooms were not cleaned (and toilet paper etc. not replaced) during our three night stay and food was not always available.

  • 15th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks quite a lot for your comments. We are so glad to hear from your valuable suggestions. We are trying to improve our facility and service all the time. We also felt terribly sorry for you inconvience of our food-service. Honestly speaking, there were really tight labors who played the mutil-role in Panba covering all the service. We would fully consider our situation and warm welcome you and your family to come back Panba next time! Good luck, my dear friend.

94%

One of the best hostels we have stayed at in China. Great location, impeccable facilities, near-faultless domestic staff who are both friendly and helpful, and comprehensive information provided in both Mandarin and English (as you would expect from a Chinese/Australian co-owned hostel). Only criticism I will make is that the seemingly self-important management and their expat cronies do nothing to contribute to a welcoming, convivial atmosphere when they treat the Chinese staff so imperiously.

  • 13th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


94%

Great hostel with reasonably priced, good food and coffee available on premises. It's not in the center of town but still within walking distance and, in my opinion, in a better location, close to the bohemian university area and nearby lake and temples etc. Great facilities and friendly staff... would definitely recommend as a place to stay in Kunming.

  • 11th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)

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Dear : Thank you so much for your review and comments. We are really so great to hear you like our hostel! Wish you have a nice trip and hope to see you again. KUNMING UPLAND YHA

No Kidd Inn

Yangshuo, China
80%

Good hostel with very friendly staff - could benefit from keeping the bar fully stocked and there didn't seem to be much of a scene there during my stay (ie. I don't think anybody had a drink on the roof while we were there). Still, rooms were good and staff were great.

  • 7th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Guilin Riverside Hostel

Guilin, China
77%

See my previous review.

  • 6th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Guilin Riverside Hostel

Guilin, China
77%

Staff were excellent and (private) rooms were spacious and comfortable. Tours arranged by the hostel and pricing of coffee and food provided on premises were not competitive with other hostels we have stayed at in the area, however (it was much cheaper to do a tour to the Longji rice terraces from Yangshuo, for example). Most alarmingly, if you stay in the second building they lock you in with a bicycle lock overnight such that if there is a fire you are going down with the building!

  • 4th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


94%

Awesome hostel - best possible location, friendly staff, good value accommodation, and excellent breakfast, coffee and cocktails on site. Would definitely stay there again...

  • 31st Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


RiverSide YHA (Jiangpan)

Guangzhou, China
94%

Great hostel - fantastic location on the river front away from all of the hustle and bustle (yet a short ferry ride away from Guangzhou's premiere tourist site, Shamian Island). Private single room in which I stayed had a great bathroom and lots of character with a window overlooking a side street etc. Good breakfast and coffee available without having to leave the hostel, lots of people about to have a drink with in the evenings, and bars right on your doorstep. What more could you want?

  • 26th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Harlem YMCA

New York, USA
77%

It's a little far north of all the action (being in Harlem), but represents excellent value for money if you're looking for a private room and don't mind sharing a bathroom. If you're that way inclined, you may also be interested in the full access to gym facilities that is thrown in with each night's stay (including pool and fitness classes). Still relatively accessible from anywhere in Manhattan by subway (roughly the equivalent of staying in Brooklyn).

  • 17th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


The New York Loft Hostel

New York, USA
97%

Fantastic hostel in an awesome part of Brookyln. Not exactly central but, as a result, the local bars, cafes and restaurants feel more genuine (ie. less touristy than Bedford Ave, Williamsburg). Great street art in the surrounding streets as well as an eclectic mix of hipster locals. The hostel itself is a little expensive but has great facilities. Particulary the spacious courtyard area and (at the time of my staying) VERY spacious rooms due to some dispute with NYC council over bed numbers...

  • 14th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


New York Budget Inn

New York, USA
83%

Bearing in mind that this is New York, the Budget Inn provides good value for money (especially if you're looking for a private room). That said, you will be in a room smaller than most jail cells and the hostel has no communal area or kitchen facilities etc. Lockers cost an extra $1 a day which seems a bit unnecessary but the hostel is kept in top shape (ie. it's new and very clean) and the staff are very friendly.

  • 28th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


80%

Insanely good value at $26 a night for a private-room with ensuite, pool, and wireless internet. As previous reviews mention, the casino is a fair distance from the strip and it's mighty hot in Las Vegas so ideally you'll want to have a car. There seem to be quite a few dodgy types that hangout around the entrance to the actual casino as well, but if you can get a room by the pool you're doing well. Wireless internet is rather un-reliable.

  • 26th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


91%

Great, cozy little hostel with a very friendly vibe. Spacious common areas and helpful staff. Good value for money. Only issue I would suggest is that there are no lockers for those that are especially concerned about security.

  • 24th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Lucky D's

San Diego, USA
91%

Great hostel at an affordable price. Lots of activities on offer and a decent party atmosphere. Noise from the bar/club on the street corner donwstairs may be an issue if you have difficulty sleeping when there is noise (I don't). Bathrooms appear to be regularly cleaned and common areas are spacious.

  • 22nd Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


94%

Great hostel in a crappy, soulless city. Staff are friendly and unpretentious, facilities are fantastic (lots of communal space indoors and outdoors with places to get away from the crowd if you just want to chill out for a bit), huge fully-equipped stainless-steel industrial kitchen and great location in the only part of L.A. any sane person would want to stay. Would not hesitate to recommend this hostel provided being able to drink wherever you stay isn't a priority for you.

  • 20th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (60 reviews)


Metropol Hostel Berlin

Berlin, Germany
70%

Terrible place to stay if you're a solo traveller looking to meet people and party (mainly because it's a great big institutional kind of back-packers with no soul and no party vibe). Also has terribly slow and unreliable WiFi. On the positive side, the breakfast is excellent, the hostel is very clean, and you can get the world's best kebab just outside the front door (especially handy when it's so freakin' cold in the winter months!)

  • 15th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Metropol Hostel Berlin

Berlin, Germany
73%

Terrible place to stay if you're a solo traveller looking to meet people and party (mainly because it's a great big institutional kind of back-packers with no soul and no party vibe). Also has terribly slow and unreliable WiFi. On the positive side, the breakfast is excellent, the hostel is very clean, and you can get the world's best kebab just outside the front door (especially handy when it's so freakin' cold in the winter months!)

  • 12th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Green Studio Hostel

Belgrade, Serbia
93%

Great budget hostel with an excellent location and lots of free stuff (1 free beer, free Rakie and... FREE LAUNDRY SERVICE!!!) Staff are friendly and very helpful and the common area has a good relaxed vibe to it. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

  • 9th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Hostel Enjoy

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
87%

Excellent location - just a few minutes walk from the train station, 15 minutes from the town centre, and less than 5 minutes from the History Museum. But the best feature of this hostel is its owner/manager - Jasmine. It was off season when I stayed so I was the only person staying at the hostel the two nights I was there, but Jasmine went above and beyond to make me feel welcome. She bought me breakfast both mornings in nearby bakeries/cafes and her tour of the tunnels was priceless.

  • 7th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Villa Banana

Dubrovnik, Croatia
73%

Location is roughly half-way between bus station / ferry terminal and old town (maybe a little closer to old town) - DEFINITELY pre-arrange the free pick-up from bus/ferry terminal, but having said that the hill is not going to kill you. Most important thing to note about this place is it's a house, not a hostel - can be a little eerily quiet if you're there by yourself (as I was for one of two nights I stayed) - ie. not a good place for solo travelling revellers. Woman (family's mum) is lovely!

  • 5th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


CroParadise Green Hostel

Split, Croatia
90%

I booked a bed at CroParadise Green but was given a bed at CroParadise Blue so this rating is somewhat misleading if you are booking your accomm at CP Green. CP Blue, however, was great! Spotlessly clean (looks brand new), with SUPER FAST internet, comfy beds and friendly staff. Big-screen teles in every room with thousands of movies to watch if not travelling with your own 'pooter. Very small communal area mind you, and the kitchen is the size of a large cupboard with limited facilities...

  • 4th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Welcome Inn

Naples, Italy
97%

This is an awesome hostel - one of the best I have ever stayed at. Comfy beds, great common area with full kitchen and super-fast internet, free dinner twice a week, friendly and helpful staff and, in the 5 nights I stayed there, two bar crawls semi-organised and attended by staff and a halloween party. Very welcoming and hospitable environment with staff going way above-and-beyond to ensure everybody has a good time. Only suggestion is that cliips be put on the big lockers so you can lock them.

  • 29th Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Ciak Hostel

Rome, Italy
80%

Great location, not far from Stazione Termini. Facilities seem very new and clean. It's a small place with not a very large common area so might not provide a lot of opportunities for fun, but if you're just passing through (as I was) then it's perfect. Would stay there again.

  • 28th Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


87%

Great hostel - great common area and good, clean facilities at a bargain price. Staff are friendly and helpful.

  • 27th Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Sun Rise Hotel

Amman, Jordan
83%

If you're a budget traveller looking for a single room then this is the cheapest place in town. The bed is very uncomfortable, the water is only lukewarm, and water was dripping from the ceiling in the room in which I stayed - but if you're not fussy and simply want your own space for a night or two then 9 dinar for a single room with ensuite is a massive bargain! The hotel seems to be a father-and-son enterprise. I didn't speak with the father much but the son, Odai, goes above and beyond!

  • 18th Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Erkal Pansion

Antalya, Turkey
87%

Super friendly staff in a hostel which provides exceptionally good value. I highly recommend it...

  • 2nd Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Students & Travellers Inn

Athens, Greece
83%

Comfy beds in decent-sized dorms with air-con. Fantastic shaded courtyard for escaping the Athens heat in the middle of the day and great staff. Receptionist and tour/bookings guy were happy go out of their way to give you advice and/or assist in any way possible. Romanian girls working there, on the other hand, could afford to loosen-up and/or smile occasionally...

  • 17th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Nur Pension

Selcuk, Turkey
77%

Staff are mainly very friendly and welcoming (2 out of 3 that I met). Place is very homely but has plenty of room to kick-back and relax after a long day's visit to Ephesus.

  • 15th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


ANZAC House

Canakkale, Turkey
77%

Good basic accommodation at reasonable rates. I didn't stay in a dorm room so I can't vouch for the security there, but my single room had a lock on it (which can be a luxury in Turkey). Perfect crash pad for somebody visiting the ANZAC battlefields - beware though that aside from the battlefields tour, you could almost certainly do tours to Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus far more cheaply if you do so independently. That said, their tours are well run.

  • 13th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Istanbul Harmony Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey
73%

Pros - great roof top terrace which is perfect for lounging around and doing nothing and excellent location. Cons - no security (no lockers and no locks on doors either in rooms or at entrance to building). Larger dorms are VERY crowded but you get what you pay for and this hostel is very cheap for Istanbul. Oh and free breakfast and dinner can save you a bucket...

  • 10th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


The Midland Hostel

Bucharest, Romania
73%

Very comfortable place to stay (only they were doing some minor renovations while I was there). Great big common area/reception with good chill-out music.

  • 7th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Rolling Stone Hostel

Brasov, Romania
83%

Mattresses are very uncomfortable - like lying on a bag of coat-hangers - but otherwise a great hostel.

  • 5th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


87%

Tad expensive but you get what you pay for... spotless rooms, comfy beds, fantastic facilities.

  • 28th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Pension Glockenhaus

Innsbruck, Austria
43%

Very basic accommodation in a run down old building with zero security (no locks on any doors - both the entrance and the rooms - and no lockers! The hostel would be easily put out of business if there were any other cheap options in Innsbruck. That is, stay elsewhere if you can afford it...

  • 26th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Youth Hostel Fussen

Fussen, Germany
77%

This is a YHI Hostel which means it doesn't just cater to young trouble-makers. Expect to encounter families and the like. That said, it's in a beautiful, peaceful location, the staff are fantastic, the breakfast (included) is amongst the best I've had at any hostel and dinner (for just 4.2 euros) is exceptional value. Would not hesitate to recommend provided you are not looking to party.

  • 24th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany
73%

I only stayed one night, but the hostel's location is perfect, it's very clean, and it looks like it would be a fun place to stay (if you're not in a hurry to go elsewhere)

  • 23rd Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


The InnCrowd Backpackers Hostel 2

Singapore, Singapore
80%

Can get a little crowded and could do with more organised activities ie. hostel organised bar/pub crawls, but otherwise an excellent choice.

  • 18th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


83%

One of the problems with my visit was that there were more live-in staff at the hostel than guests. While a stay at the hostel might feel like you are visiting friends - as a guest you are inclined to feel you are intruding on an already established social-scene. The hostel needs to make a choice as to whether it wants to be a boarding-house or a travel hostel. It kinda' felt more like a boarding-house to me...


The Gershwin Hotel

New York, USA
80%

Didn't end-up staying at the hotel as I found somewhere cheaper elsewhere. I will say that they were very prompt in responding to my cancellation, however!

  • 27th Nov 2009
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


Village Inn Hostel

New York, USA
73%

Location, location! - and that's about it. Very clean, decent lockers for storing your gear and a small communal area. Nothing fancy but location alone makes it a winner - one staff member in particular was a super grumpy and tended to communicate in grunts.

  • 24th Nov 2009
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (60 reviews)


The 3 Ducks

Paris, France
63%

Showers are terrible, beer is very expensive (with no happy hour), and you're not allowed to bring your own alcohol on to the premises. Hostel is very run down... would probably recommend you stay at Peace and Love instead, unless Peace and Love Hostel is fully booked.