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Reviews: dollyboy

Location England, Gender Male, Age 39

  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.0
14th Jun 2016

decent place to stay in a safe area.nice to walk along the canal.only perhaps small moan is they put the prices up so much during the football tournament(different days different prices,over £30 for a bed in a dorm is pushing it).plenty of bars,restaurants and shops in the vicinity.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
10.0
12th Jun 2016

brand new hostel and still smelt of decorators paint when I visited,beds so comfortable and dorms very good.id like to mention the staff were probably the most helpful and kind people ive ever encountered in a hostel,absolutely superb. definitely recommended.really close to the old town centre.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Russell Scott Hostels, Sheffield, England
8.0
23rd Jan 2016

could do with a light on the front door area by the entry terminal thing.i couldn't see to put in the code.also no heating in the actual dorm and lukewarm shower.but staff were brilliant and its a good location by the tram stop infirmary road.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Sue Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia
9.4
3rd Jan 2016

very nice place in a safe area.Staff very helpful.Decent sized dorms with good bedding.Plenty of toilets and showers(hot water too!).

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Pajara Pinta, Cali, Colombia
8.3
30th Dec 2015

Very nice and informative staff.Probably better place for renting a room as opposed a dorm as the rooms looked really nice whilst the dorms are 4 beds in small dark windowless rooms.Safe area to wander around but bars nearby are expensive.Pool is just a hot tub size.Plenty of toilets and showers and spotlessly clean.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Happy Buddha Boutique Hostel, Medellin, Colombia
10.0
27th Dec 2015

Excellent hostel . Young staff very helpful. Big lockers the bags . keys for the spacious dorms. Bar very busy at night if drinking with other tourists is your thing. Good breakfast. Coffee available all day. Hot water and very clean building. Quality.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Green House Coffee Bar, Cartagena, Colombia
6.3
21st Dec 2015

probably one of the worst places i stayed in colombia unfortunately.8 beds in a very small room with no natural light or lock on the door.I complained and was put into a 6 bed dorm of the same size.Ive actually been locked up in bigger cells to be honest.No interaction with staff or things organised for tourists.Toilets and showers very small.No place to sit and relax outside the dorms.Its a great location but spend your money elsewhere.No security at night for front door or dorms.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
La Brisa Loca, Santa Marta, Colombia
7.4
15th Dec 2015

No locks on the dorm doors so anyone visiting the nightclub upstairs could possibly enter the dorms.The bar was a nightmare most evenings when its just this constant childish spin the wheel and kinda bully people into showing tits and arse.Party hostels should encourage travellers to mingle and be social not scare them from the bar.Also perhaps they could ask the police to keep an eye on all the drugdealers and robbers lurking in the square outside after dark.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Casa Bellavista Hostel, Bogota, Colombia
8.9
13th Dec 2015

very nice people running the hostel,cosy feel to the place.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The Explorers Guesthouse and Hostel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8.0
11th Dec 2014

only slight complaint was the room had no window.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Pride of Paddington, London, England
8.0
4th Oct 2014

good breakfast in the morning,staff very friendly.defo stay here again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Paraty Beach Hostel, Paraty, Brazil
8.3
28th Jun 2014

a brilliant position right on the beach and the town centre just a short stroll away.It seems a safe and popular little town.Gus the manager is very nice and helpful.Spent 4 nights and really enjoyed it there,nice to getaway from the major cities and just relax.Only thing i would say is to cover yourself in mozzie repellent as the hostel is next to a forest and the beach,i got bitten badly one night but that's my fault for not covering myself in jungle juice.defo recommend this hostel.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
El Misti Botafogo Hostel e Pousada, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
6.9
26th Jun 2014

wonderful area botafogo,this hostel was charging extortionate rates for dorm beds and people was packed in like sardines.there was just too many people in the hostel,with the wooden flooring and beds piled 3 high,there was no fire extinguishers so the place would be very dangerous if there was `an incident`.safe area so no problem coming back late(or early)and near to the metro and bus lines.i was very disappointed with the hostel to be honest and wouldn't visit this place again,rip off tbh.

View Property Reply

Dear Anthony We appreciate your detailed review and we would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review. We have a lot of fire extinguishers at the first floor and the second floor. Please rest assured that we will address your recommendations for the improvement of our hostel. Kind regards, Management

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
St Christopher's Village, London, England
6.0
22nd Feb 2014

No customer comment

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
CabanaCopa Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8.9
16th Jun 2013

breakfast was good and varied,the staff very helpful(fellow travellers).the location right next to the metro station and a couple of blocks from the beach was perfect.airport bus to/from Copacabana palace hotel on the sea-front is 13 reais.very large hostel and they seem to try to get the guests to enjoy evenings out in various locales in rio,defo recommend this place!

View Property Reply

Thank you for staying with us and for leaving a review. We are glad to hear you like our breakfast, staff and location. We are also happy to hear you like the various activities we offer the guests. Best regards and safe travels! CabanaCopa staff

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
5.1
14th Jun 2013

I booked a 5 bed dorm,was given a bed in a big area(which had another dorm just off it but inside our unlockable door!)the toilet/shower was being used by both rooms which meant my bed was being hit by the door constantly as all on the 2nd floor used this facility.at least 13 people and more!the water & sewerage gave up the previous day and it all backed up!,i complained 2 the manager and expected to be moved,he just told me to find another bed if i cud.we rowed & he threatenened 2 call the cops

View Property Reply

Hi, Maybe it was a problem ( put a 5 bed dorm next to the 8bed dorm and sharing the bath ). All dorms doors can not be locked, Sorry for the inconvenience, but we also trust in our staff and if he said that, it was for something. Regards, Flying Dog Hostels

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
7.4
13th Jun 2013

a bit of a thrown together place tbh,has tarpaulin over a gathering area and corrugated plastic roof over a dorm on ground floor,not very good!,taps and bathrooms very basic but then you are paying such a small fee.internet access but extremely slow but that's not their problem just peru.puno is very safe and can be walked around with no hassle.id pay a bit extra and get a better hostel if i was in this city again.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Wild Rover Backpackers, La Paz, Bolivia
8.0
11th Jun 2013

i thought the prices in the bar for food and drink are quite expensive.i was given a bed high up in the top floor which was very quiet and away from the noise from the busy bar.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Milhouse Hostel Cusco, Cusco, Peru
8.3
8th Jun 2013

shud be 6-7 soles from bus station,please shop around for macchu picchu deals,$230 for 1 day trip.train costs 10 soles for locals each way not $100!.ollantaytanbo to aguas calientes.good hostel,nice food and beer,well run.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Marker Dubrovnik Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
6.0
6th Oct 2012

it just seemed that in the building i stayed that it was being let go somewhat,none of the tv s worked,no internet to use,no changing of bedding/towels.booked a 4 bed dorm but got put in a very small room with a bunkbed.no exaggeration to say u could fill the entire room with a double bed and that would be it.but great location just outside the old city(not actually in it).

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Residence Rooms, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
7.4
3rd Oct 2012

perfect venue,right opposite very lively pubs and bar area.not for those wishing a quiet night in!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Red Door Hostel, Belgrade, Serbia
8.0
1st Oct 2012

very convenient for the train/bus station.not to far from river bars or up to old town.staff were very friendly,internet,tv,breakfast.very good place.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Nuevo Suizo, Seville, Spain
7.7
12th Feb 2009

the private room with double bed (shared bathroom)is basically a slightly larger broom cupboard!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Casa Babylon Backpackers, Malaga, Spain
6.7
11th Feb 2009

private room with double bed(shared bathroom)was just big enough for the bed & a tiny bedside cabinet.Probably better off sleeping in the dorms!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Siena, Milan, Italy
7.0
1st Dec 2008

double beds should not be 2 singles pushed together.the heating didnt work very well in our room.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Metro-Tour Hostel, St Petersburg, Russia
3.3
22nd Oct 2007

to far out of the city centre,in a very dark & dingy area! also operates a curfew of 01.00am in a brilliant vibrant city that really comes alive later on at night.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • dollyboy
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Godzillas Hostel, Moscow, Russia
8.0
18th Oct 2007

NOT TOO FAR FROM THE KREMLIN,RED SQUARE & ALL THE OTHER SITES.METRO NEARBY & A POLICE STATION WHICH MAKES IT A SAFE PLACE.CURRENTLY BEING RENOVATED SO FUTURE TRAVELLERS WILL BENEFIT.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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