Reviews: sengjea

Location: Malaysia, Gender: Male, Age: 27

MEININGER Brussels City Center

Brussels, Belgium
89%

Very clean bathrooms, decent shower, usable kitchen. Has a hotel-like atmosphere.

  • 13th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Brussels Hello Hostel

Brussels, Belgium
80%

No locker in rooms. Excellent breakfast included. Showers do not have temperature control. Fixed temperature. Which is warm enough but could have been better.

  • 16th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


71%

Lockers require a lock with a certain diameter or else it doesn't work (the lock provided by the hotel did not meet this minimum). Staff are friendly and polite but too inexperienced to handle changes to bookings. There's a bar but no one goes there to chat. Just for wifi.

  • 11th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Check In Hostel

Berlin, Germany
74%

Showers were broken but the shower area itself was very clean. Dorm roon was clean too. Kitchen didn't have any plates except on the day I left. No backpackers atmosphere.

  • 8th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


One World Hostel

Krakow, Poland
80%

Decent hostel. Room was next to lounge and facing the street and earplugs are necessary (insufficient even). Staff were friendly and helpful.

  • 4th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Hostel Oki Doki

Warsaw, Poland
86%

Frequent dinners and someone is always sharing something at the kitchen. Easy to meet people and chat with at the bar

  • 2nd Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Jimmy Jumps House/Hostel

Vilnius, Lithuania
83%

Great hostel in general. Staff were very cheerful and motivated to serve. Easy to meet and chat with fellow travellers at the lounge or smoking area. One gripe: The entrance to the smoking area is through the 12-bed dorm. Expect your clothes to smell abit.

  • 28th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Red Emperor Hostel

Tallinn, Estonia
77%

Next to old town and supermarket. A bartender swore at me for waiting for my change.

  • 25th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and hope you enjoyed your stay with us in Tallinn. We are however very sorry to hear about the incident at the bar. We reviewed who was working that day and said staff member does not work at our bar, was merely covering one of our permanent staffs shift. We hope to see you here again in the future, safe travels further!

Vyborg Hostel

Vyborg, Russia
74%

Staff seemed overworked and tired. Couldn't remember if I had paid or not. Other guests are mostly Russians who do not seem to speak a word of English or are not inclined to.

  • 17th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Acme Hostel

St Petersburg, Russia
74%

Hostel has a No Alchohol Policy. Up on the 5th floor with no elevators.

  • 16th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


The CubaHostel

St Petersburg, Russia
86%

Oxana is awesome, and so are some of the other staff! Very lively atmosphere at the lounge area. Easy to meet fellow backpackers and start drinking before heading down to a bar somewhere at midnight.

  • 13th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


TNT Hostel Moscow

Moscow, Russia
74%

Hostel has a No-Alchohol Policy. Hostel residents tend to be quiet and keep to themselves. Otherwise, decent hostel altogether. Nothing great to shout about.

  • 9th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Almaty Backpackers

Almaty, Kazakhstan
80%

Kitchen has a stove and dining area is great for meeting other travellers. Rooms are very clean and spotless. Location is abit off the city centre and not really near any local eateries. Hostel manager needs to get his act together. There is no reception and he frequently forgets if you have paid for your stay (no receipt given either). He's a nice guy to talk to and knows enough about the city to point you to the right direction, but just not a great hostel manager.

  • 29th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


71%

The toilets are pretty crappy. And bathrooms have alot of mud and sand on the floor. It's distance from town is compensated by the fact that it is near a sand dune. Rooms are clean and quiet. Still a decent place to stay and meet other travellers but lower your expectations.

  • 16th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Han Tang House

Xi'an, China
91%

I was sceptical about the reviews here but this hostel is truly one of the best I have ever stayed. The bar/cafe downstairs is always very welcoming and filled with people willing to talk and chat. Hostel is just next to alot of street food for breakfast and dinners. Staff are always smiling. And the dorms seemed to be converted from a 2 star hostel bedroom which explains the excellent shower facilities and beautifully tiled floors

  • 10th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


77%

Very clean compared to other hostels in China. A little far away from cheap local food. Staff need a little cheering up.

  • 9th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Red Palm

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
71%

Rooms are not properly air-conditioned (one A/C cool an entire floor). Sleeping at night is OK, evening naps are horribly warm. Shower area could be cleaner. The most decent portion of this hostel, the living room area, is marred by the presence of indoor smokers.

  • 29th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Wada Hostel in Guilin

Guilin, China
83%

Staff are very friendly and polite. Room was a bit damp. would be good to have. more ventilation. Hostel is near to a morning market, night market and super market. Good places to wander around and find some food.

  • 16th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


89%

Very very well run backpackers hostel. Very clean rooms and shower areas. Located right in the heart of the Old Quarter. Excellent security: Bags are tagged when put into luggage storage. They provide all sorts of services, including changing money at a very reasonable rate. However, this place tends to only attract the 18 to 24s and the 18 to 24s at heart. If that is not the sort of crowd you are looking for, go some place else.

  • 10th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Sihome Backpackers Hostel

Vientiane, Laos
71%

Hostel needs to beef up it's security. Came back one night with a few friends from the bar but apparently one of them isn't a guest at the hostel and he managed to stay the night. hostel has 3 toilets and 3 shower cubicles for all dorm guests. Learn to hold your pee.

  • 6th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


HI-Sukhumvit

Bangkok, Thailand
74%

The Hostel is a clean and quiet place to stay.

  • 3rd Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Red Inn

Penang, Malaysia
77%

They have got the basics right: beds are clean, rooms are quiet and showers are high pressured and hot. However, they could do with some proper maintenance work. Shower area could be cleaner. Some of the lamps were broken. A/C gives a slight damp smell when turned on.

  • 21st May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Old Penang GuestHouse

Penang, Malaysia
86%

Slept for 5 nights there. Clean hostel with very decent bathrooms and lavatories. Breakfast is basic: toast, fruits and coffee/tea. Rooms are the complete opposite of sound-proof (you can hear everything), but is not a problem, hostel is very quiet at night. Except for the family that check-in next door with a kid on Red Bull (and ruined my final night's sleep).

  • 12th Nov 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Masada Backpacker

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
91%

Great place to stay while in KK. Rooms were very clean and other general areas were well kept. Big plus points: High pressure hot showers, round-the-clock breakfast. TV lounge and dining area are great places to chill out and meet others. Its about 15 minutes walk away from the seaside.

  • 4th Oct 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Lavender Lodge Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
83%

Had a decent night's stay before heading to Mount K. Rooms are clean but basic. Located opposite many seafood restaurants. Common areas aren't conducive to meeting other backpackers.

  • 2nd Oct 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (38 reviews)


Adelaide Hostel and Hotel

San Francisco, USA
87%

Clean hot showers, awesome lounge to relax in!

  • 4th Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Malaysia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (38 reviews)


Hotel Namaskar

New Delhi, India
83%

A very nice hostel along one of the tiny alleys in Paharganj. Clean by Indian hostel standards with a decent shower, this family-run place is a good place to meet other travellers too. Just hang out at the reception. You have to leave your room key at the reception whenever you leave.


83%

Great homestay. Benson and his family are more than happy to help me out. Clean and well kept.


93%

The rating system which gives equal weightage to all categories does not do justice to this guesthouse. Sebastianna is by far THE BEST innkeeper I've come across in my travels. She's friendly, helpful and genuinely down to earth. Visit them if you're homesick, she's the cure :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks Seng Jea for the nice review, you were very nice and full of fun yourself. Wish you a very bright future. With warm wishes, All of us at Evershine.

Istanbul Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey
80%

There are no common room areas. Not a good place to meet other travellers if you're alone.


Bahaus Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey
87%

This hostel deserves a good rating mainly because I had low expectations of Turkish hostels. ++ points: Great rooftop bar, with a good view, friendly bartender & most hostelers somehow mix around rather than to stay with their own group.


Astor Kensington

London, England
77%

Security: personal lockers would be appreciated. Tiny PIN-pad lockers aren't so great. Cleanliness: Bathroom could use an overhaul, needs a ventilator to get rid of the 'after-shower' smell. + points: Power shower (somehow a standard feature now), 24hr grocery shop nearby is GREAT, night busses run there. Didn't join their pub crawl but from the looks of it, it's awesome thanks to their cool staff.


Hostel One Prague

Prague, Czech Republic
87%

A little far away from the city centre. But the staff there are amazing. One of the cleanest hostels I have been to. Good water pressure for shower. Snazzy TV room with large screen TV and the atmosphere is cozy.


83%

Their high water pressure shower is something rarely seen in hostels +++points. Clean and spacious dorms. The general location of the hostel is good but the main entrance is via an eerie back-alley and without any signboard!. The bar plays good music and occasionally Latvian-pop. Staff are friendly and ultra-helpful but insists that you have a free beer after taking your passports whilst checking in...


The Court Hostel

London, England
63%

Pretty OK neighbourhood, amenities are nearby. No lockers, just a luggage storage area underneath the stairs. A really nice Iraqi man works there. Have a chat with him :-)


B&B Inn

Kuching, Malaysia
77%

It's a mixed crowd here. Young and old all come here for a few nights stay. Cleanliness level is pretty standard for the price. Neither spotless nor dodgy. People are nice. Do look for 'Nik'. He's lived there as a guest since 2006...knows a good deal about Sarawak. DIY Breakfast is a nice thing to wake up to.


Wake Up! London

London, England
73%

This hostel is quite institutionalised. So you get all kinds of people in here. There are 60 year olds staying in here. it's not really a problem until they decide to turn off your TV because it's too noisy. I guess it's perfect for those who just want a place to dump their body on after a long day of touring. The security system is very good here. As well as the location, which is about a 6-8 minutes walk to the nearest tube line. The staff are all generally fine but once in a while, there are some personnel shortages and you have to queue for a while. Lovely place. But would consider a smaller and cosy hostel next time.


83%

Loved this place. It's nice and cozy. The hostel is about 3-5 mins away from the metro station, which makes it convinient to travel around if u have an unlimited travel pass like I did. It's walking distance to the Basilica Sacre Coeur too. And from the terrace, it's partially viewable. The employees are great. Always willing to help, even if you knew 3 french phrases only. If you can afford it, skip the breakfast, it's only a bun and a croissant... The shower is quirky in my room. After someone has used the shower, the next person won't get cold water. So no matter how cold you turn it to, it's always HOT... Will definitely stay here again if given the opportunity. Paris is great!!