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Reviews: Anonymous

Location Australia, Gender Male, Age 35

  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Rayuela Hostel Boutique, Buenos Aires, Argentina
10.0
10th Jun 2016

This is one of my favourite hostels in the world and the only hostel I have ever given a perfect 10 to - and I have stayed at well over a 100 hostels in my time. I stayed here on my first visit to Buenos Aires a little over 2 years ago - loved it then and still love it now. It's the perfect combination of comfort, homeliness, affordability, friendliness, and food facilities in a great location. My home away from home in Buenos Aires. Big thanks to the owners and all the staff, past and present!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
El Mochilero, Trujillo, Peru
8.0
4th Jun 2016

Good location between the bus station area and the historic downtown. I stayed in one of the tiki-style single rooms at the back of the hostel which are basic but good value. Decent wifi and nice communal area at the back of the house. Don't expect to sleep in though - there's a school/sports hall immediately behind the hostel so you'll be woken early by umpires blowing their whistles and/or the squeals of children playing...

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Loki del Mar, Mancora, Peru
6.6
31st May 2016

I've stayed at all the Loki's except Salta, Argentina, and I think La Paz, Bolivia, is the best. If you don't like alcohol (and for some, drug) fueled parties then stay away. The Loki model is to build a hostel around a bar and keep everybody drinking. But the rooms at del Mar are pretty skanky - old/dirty mattresses and bedding, squealing fans, and dirty bathrooms. Internet barely works. It's like a flop house for alcoholics. That said, the staff were exceptional and helped me in a big way.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Yakumama, Cuenca, Ecuador
7.1
27th May 2016

Nice hostel with multiple communal areas but lacking in atmosphere. Hostel was apparently full during my stay but you wouldn't know it - there were only ever a few people around at any time. Wifi was a bit sketchy, there's no guest kitchen, and the bar is only open for breakfast and then happy hours, Tuesday-Saturday. Nice building in a good location...

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Minka Hostel, Quito, Ecuador
7.7
20th May 2016

The good:- Super spacious hostel with big, clean dorms, comfy beds with quality bedding, reliable and high speed internet, and guest kitchen. The bad:- poor location (situated neither in the new town or the historic centre) it's a short walk to the historic centre but it's totally dead after 7pm near the hostel and there are no decent restaurants or supermarkets nearby. They also need to provide guests with more info on arrival - eg. tell people breakfast is NOT included and no outside alcohol!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Chacana Hostal, Pasto, Colombia
7.7
19th May 2016

Nice, quiet hostel in a town with few other options.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Casa Blanca Hostel, Cali, Colombia
8.6
16th May 2016

Quiet, clean hostel in a more gentrified (safer) part of Cali. Good internet, well equipped kitchen and nice communal TV area / living room.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Bambu Glamping City House, Medellin, Colombia
7.4
28th Apr 2016

Great place to stay if you're looking for a hedonistic atmosphere in which to meet and party with like-minded travellers. Quiet location away from the party strip so you can get some much needed sleep between weekends but still close to all the action. Dorms are cramped but bunks have individual power-points, lights and privacy curtains. The biggest issue you are likely to have with this place is the cleanliness (or lack thereof). Bathrooms are near constantly flooded and filthy & couches stink.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Paisa City Hostel, Medellin, Colombia
8.3
21st Apr 2016

If you're a clean freak, this is the place for you! - spotlessly clean hostel with large comunal areas, a big kitchen and excellent wifi, Paisa city offers an excellent (cheaper) alternative to Poblado's party-centric offerings. Estadio/Laureles is the nicest part of town outside El Poblado too - and more authentically Colombian.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Casa Areka, Panama City, Panama
8.3
17th Apr 2016

Great value for money, well located if you're not looking for a place in/close to Casco Viejo, great facilities (though the internet was on the blink while I was there, and relaxed atmosphere. All day aircon in the dorms is great - I was in the 8 bed upstairs dorm - think I'd avoid the downstairs dorms like the plague though. Would be very noisy and probably hot.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Capitan Tom, Antigua, Guatemala
9.1
9th Feb 2016

Great hostel - more like a home away from home. Tanya (the owner) works tirelessly to make each guest feel at home from the moment they arrive. Stay for a while and you'll quickly feel like part of the family. Well equipped kitchen with free filter coffee all day and a great terrace with sunbeds and a bbq. Located next to the markets it's in the perfect spot for self caterers or cheap eats.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Green Monkey Bacalar, Bacalar, Mexico
8.0
31st Jan 2016

If you come here you're coming for the stunning position on the banks of the lagoon. School bus dorm is a great feature and well comfy. Don't forget to bring insect repellant though! Toilets all have toilet seats now (so previous reviews have been heeded) - but still no hot water. Very chill atmosphere...

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Casa Del Sol Mexico, Tulum, Mexico
7.1
28th Jan 2016

Close to the bus station and main strip but at the other end of the strip from where you ideally would want to be. No lockers in rooms or even locked doors (except overnight). Nice big outdoor (but sheltered) kitchen/communal area and good internet. Good, varied breakfasts but not big enough. Not enough power outlets in dorms.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Nomadas, Merida, Mexico
8.6
26th Jan 2016

The hostel has great facilities with a nice pool area, free cooking/yoga/salsa classes and free trova performances every night. The atmosphere would benefit from a bar and the breakfast could be more generous/varied/interesting. Otherwise it is a pleasant and well run hostel and probably the most popular place in Merida with good reason.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Posada del Abuelito, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
8.0
19th Jan 2016

Nice hostel in a peaceful setting with a good breakfast. Wi-fi is very sketchy.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Amigo Suites Downtown, Mexico City, Mexico
9.1
17th Jan 2016

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Amigo Suites Downtown, Mexico City, Mexico
9.1
16th Jan 2016

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Amigo Suites Downtown, Mexico City, Mexico
9.7
5th Jan 2016

Fantastic hostel - perfect location, super positive and friendly staff (especially the breakfast staff), great facilities (although wifi is a little sketchy), and great free breakfast and dinner buffets. If you're a solo traveler on a budget - or any kind of traveler for that matter - this is the place to stay... very highly recommended!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Lake View Hostel, Guatape, Colombia
4.9
24th Nov 2015

Nothing is more annoying than a hostel engaging in false advertising - there is no Thai restaurant at Lake View - there is no restaurant at all. They do not provide meals - they don't even have snacks available at the bar. The hostel industry is very competitive and that's why it's so easy to criticise Lake View. On arrival I was told which room I was in and directed to a book on the coffee table if I had any further questions. The bathrooms were dirty and there were no lockers in my dorm...

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Purple Monkey Hostel, Medellin, Colombia
9.4
20th Nov 2015

Comfy beds in a fresh new hostel that is spotlessly clean. The owner is a friendly, unpretentious and genuine bloke whose approach to running a hostel is like an artist in search of perfection. He's not quite there yet but with a few small changes / improvements (like those extra tables you've ordered for the bar area) Purple Monkey will cement its reputation as one of THE places to stay in Poblado.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hopi Hostel, Bogota, Colombia
9.4
24th Oct 2015

Great little hostel with a very relaxed atmosphere in a nice, central location... it's not in La Candelaria, obviously, but there is more to see and do in Bogota than just visit La Candelaria! Super comfy beds and bedding, safe and quiet neighbourhood, well-stocked kitchen and reliable wifi - and the best rates in Bogota! That and the fact that the great staff make it a home away from home in Bogota : )

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Azabache Hostel, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
8.0
28th Aug 2015

Decent hostel in a great location but very noisy at night. A little expensive for peregrinos but you're unlikely to find cheaper in the centre of town. Wifi is good and you have 24 hour access to the hostel...

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Urban House, Copenhagen, Denmark
8.6
23rd Jul 2015

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Urban House, Copenhagen, Denmark
8.6
20th Jul 2015

This is a good McDonalds hostel.... it feels like a big chain and is designed to process as many customers as possible but it's in a very convenient location, is comfortable, and has everything you expect from a hostel - reliable wifi, clean rooms, secure facilities, and a bar downstairs...

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.1
21st May 2015

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.1
18th May 2015

Great hostel - the double room with ensuite for $70 was great value, having a separate room with a couch in it.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
6.9
9th Feb 2015

This hostel was somewhat disappointing. I have stayed at supposedly the best two hostels in Hawaii (including the Seaside) and both of them are pretty ordinary compared to hostels just about anywhere else in the world. My biggest complaint about this hostel is that the wifi is terribly unreliable and only works in a very small area of the larger common area. You never know if it was just a slow period when I was there but there was really no atmosphere to speak of at the hostel, either...

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Beds&Drinks, Miami, USA
8.6
5th Feb 2015

Very clean, newly refurbished art-deco building with quality, comfortable bedding. Wi-fi works well and location is great. However, there isn't much of an atmosphere and the bar and patio is underutilised for the purposes of bringing guests together. Needs more event planning and charges too much for services like airport shuttles and joining tours to clubs (do your own research and book on line!)

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
La Jangada Hospedaje, Leticia, Colombia
9.1
26th Jan 2015

La Jaganda is fantastic! - the building itself is somewhat dilapidated but this is the Amazon and you're paying nothing to stay there and the staff are exceptional. MOST importantly they will help you avoid the touts and scammers and do their best to ensure you get the authentic amazon experience. The tours they organise through local fisherman etc. are simply amazing (I did two). You're in good hands at Jaganda - can't recommend them highly enough! Wish I had space to praise them some more!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, Cartagena, Colombia
8.6
23rd Jan 2015

This is a good hostel and probably the only "party hostel" in Cartagena that actually gets the numbers necessary to classify as a party hostel. Sadly it all just seems a bit lacklustre - which has been the case with each El Viajero hostel I've stayed at. The hostel is a good place to meet people and they have a bar and occasional activities but it doesn't seem anyone is in charge. Quality couldbe much improved upon...

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
El Genoves Hostal, Cartagena, Colombia
8.6
22nd Jan 2015

Great hostel in a lovely building situated centrally within the historic centre of Cartagena. I only stayed one night but it seemed like a nice place and the breakfast was decent. But the real selling point is the incredibly friendly guy who works evenings - what a great guy!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
La Brisa Loca, Santa Marta, Colombia
8.9
20th Jan 2015

The only "party hostel" in the heart of Santa Marta. It has good facilities and is in a beautiful building. That said, there wasn't much partying going on while I was there and the bar prices are somewhat inflated! Still, it's a very good hostel indeed.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Black Sheep Hostel Medellin, Medellin, Colombia
8.6
16th Jan 2015

Good hostel in a great house. Really friendly and professional staff. Location is good - being in Poblado and close to metro, but is a good 10-15 minute walk uphill to Poblado's nightlife. Bathrooms were sometimes dirty but with one shower/toilet shared between a dorm of 8-10, they would inevitably get that way on account of the considerable traffic they receive!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Rana, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
8.9
14th Jan 2015

I don't know what other reviewers are complaining about - this is a great hostel! The woman who owns and runs the place is lovely, it's location is perfect, and the facilities are great (wi-fi, kitchen, trabquil courtyard area...). The water does run hot/cold - but come on... Give it a minute!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Colombian Dream Hostel, Bogota, Colombia
8.6
9th Jan 2015

This is a good hostel. It is kept immaculately clean, the wi-fi works well, and it's well located in Candelaria. The staff are also helpful. It does not, however, have a kitchen and the breakfast is white bread with jam or honey and coffee only. There was also very few people staying there during my five day stay and little opportunity to meet people. Definitely not a party hostel if that's what you're looking for. For me it was fine as I had a couple of friends in Bogotá.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hilo Bay Hostel, Hilo, USA
8.3
5th Jan 2015

It's agrand old building and given there's really only two hostels in Hilo, it's no doubt the best there is. It's a very quiet place - no drinking or noise after 10pm and dorms are segregated. They also accommodate school groups. That said, the staff were very friendly and helpful and if you're coming to Hilo to party you've come to the wrong place. Hawai'i is about nature. Nonetheless, the tavern and kava bar down the road are good fun after a day's hiking or hanging on the beach.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.1
2nd Jan 2015

Good hostel. Good location, good facilities, probably the best hostel in Honolulu (though I haven't been to any others!).

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Pocitos Hostel, Montevideo, Uruguay
6.0
16th Apr 2014

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
El Viajero - Hostel & Suites, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
6.3
15th Apr 2014

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Puerto Limon Hostel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8.9
12th Apr 2014

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...

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Marcopolo Inn Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
9.1
10th Apr 2014

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!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Rayuela Hostel Boutique, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9.1
6th Apr 2014

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.!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Refugio Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8.9
4th Apr 2014

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).

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Freedom Hostel - MG, Ouro Preto, Brazil
8.9
1st Apr 2014

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!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Mambembe Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8.9
27th Mar 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Loro Loco Hostel, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
8.0
26th Mar 2014

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
KulturBerlin Sucre, Sucre, Bolivia
8.6
22nd Mar 2014

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).

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Gringo's Rincon Hostel, Sucre, Bolivia
8.6
21st Mar 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Eucalyptus, Potosi, Bolivia
8.3
18th Mar 2014

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Loki Backpackers La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
6.9
9th Mar 2014

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.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Milhouse Hostel Cusco, Cusco, Peru
9.1
6th Mar 2014

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!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Sumac Chaska Hostel, Ollantaytambo, Peru
6.6
3rd Mar 2014

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
LOKI Backpacker Hostel, Cusco, Peru
8.3
27th Feb 2014

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.7
24th Feb 2014

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).

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
PataPata Hostel, Valparaiso, Chile
8.0
21st Feb 2014

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!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Andes Hostel, Santiago, Chile
7.4
19th Feb 2014

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!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
8.6
15th Apr 2013

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.

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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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.4
13th Apr 2013

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.4
11th Apr 2013

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.

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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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
No Kidd Inn, Yangshuo, China
8.0
7th Apr 2013

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Guilin Riverside Hostel, Guilin, China
7.7
6th Apr 2013

See my previous review.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Guilin Riverside Hostel, Guilin, China
7.7
4th Apr 2013

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!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.4
31st Mar 2013

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

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
RiverSide YHA (Jiangpan), Guangzhou, China
9.4
26th Mar 2013

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?

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Harlem YMCA, New York, USA
7.7
17th Sep 2012

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).

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The New York Loft Hostel, New York, USA
9.7
14th Sep 2012

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...

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
New York Budget Inn, New York, USA
8.3
28th Aug 2012

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
8.0
26th Aug 2012

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.1
24th Aug 2012

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Lucky D's, San Diego, USA
9.1
22nd Aug 2012

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica, Los Angeles, USA
9.4
20th Aug 2012

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Metropol Hostel Berlin, Berlin, Germany
7.0
15th Nov 2010

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!)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Metropol Hostel Berlin, Berlin, Germany
7.3
12th Nov 2010

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!)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Green Studio Hostel, Belgrade, Serbia
9.3
9th Nov 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Enjoy, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
8.7
7th Nov 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Villa Banana, Dubrovnik, Croatia
7.3
5th Nov 2010

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!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
CroParadise Green Hostel, Split, Croatia
9.0
4th Nov 2010

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...

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Welcome Inn, Naples, Italy
9.7
29th Oct 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Ciak Hostel, Rome, Italy
8.0
28th Oct 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Florentine Backpackers Hostel, Tel Aviv, Israel
8.7
27th Oct 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sun Rise Hotel, Amman, Jordan
8.3
18th Oct 2010

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!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Erkal Pansion, Antalya, Turkey
8.7
2nd Oct 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Students & Travellers Inn, Athens, Greece
8.3
17th Sep 2010

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...

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nur Pension, Selcuk, Turkey
7.7
15th Sep 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
ANZAC House, Canakkale, Turkey
7.7
13th Sep 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Istanbul Harmony Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
7.3
10th Sep 2010

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...

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Midland Hostel, Bucharest, Romania
7.3
7th Sep 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Rolling Stone Hostel, Brasov, Romania
8.3
5th Sep 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.7
28th Aug 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Pension Glockenhaus, Innsbruck, Austria
4.3
26th Aug 2010

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...

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Youth Hostel Fussen, Fussen, Germany
7.7
24th Aug 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
7.3
23rd Aug 2010

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)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The InnCrowd Backpackers Hostel 2, Singapore, Singapore
8.0
18th Aug 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
8.3
3rd Dec 2009

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...

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Gershwin Hotel, New York, USA
8.0
27th Nov 2009

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!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Village Inn Hostel, New York, USA
7.3
24th Nov 2009

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
6.3
2nd May 2006

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness

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