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Reviews: PALA

Location Ireland, Gender Female, Age 28

  • PALA
  • Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nomad, Cardiff, Wales
8.0
18th Sep 2015

The hostel was in a great location to go to Millennium Stadium and Cardiff city. The only issue was that I felt there weren't enough toilets or showers. As most of the toilets were in shower rooms it made it difficult to find rooms available.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.9
26th Aug 2013

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal El Arbol, La Serena, Chile
7.7
4th Aug 2013

There isn´t a 24 hour reception. We arrived at 6am, a pretty regular bus from Valparaiso, and had to wait in the bus station for a few hours with nowhere open for food or hot drinks and it was freezing cold. Once we got there though all the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Can´t complain except for the inconvenience of hanging around the bus station

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Empedrado, Mendoza, Argentina
9.7
26th Jul 2013

Would recommend this hostel to anyone. Great staff, fantastic breakfast and a free glass of wine every night!!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Books Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8.9
2nd Jul 2013

The staff don´t just sit behind a desk, they take you to the best places in town, whatever you´re looking for - jazz night, samba, favela parties. Amazing hostel

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Albergue Vila Carioca Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9.1
28th Jun 2013

We had a fantastic time here. Pedro and the rest of the staff are really cool, willing to help you out in any way they can and take you out to the best dirty bar in Rio! Fantastic location, so close to the beach and within easy reach of all sights and nightlife. Save us a couple of beds when we come back! xxx

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers House, Nha Trang, Vietnam
8.0
16th Jul 2012

Great breakfast choices and cheap laundry. A shared toilet/shower room didn't have a lock on it. Once said to staff they had it sorted within the hour.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
City Tour Hotel, Hue, Vietnam
8.6
13th Jul 2012

We had a room with a really nice balcony. Staff were very friendly and it's in a fantastic location. Wasn't great water pressure in the shower but that's only minor. Also, there was a small blood stain on the bed sheet which I was a little weirded out by and made me feel the sheets weren't the cleaniest, though I'm sure they had been washed...

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Paradiso Backpackers, Nelson, New Zealand
9.4
30th May 2012

Amazing hostel. Free soup at 6, noodles on check in, great breakfast selection, just a really great funky hostel. There is a great tv lounge and an old bus in the back of the hostel by the pool and hot tub where you can hang out. Staff were really friendly and helpful! Best hostel I've ever been in!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Delta Hotel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
7.7
30th Aug 2011

For some reason we didn't have a security locker. There were 3 of us staying in a 4 bed dorm and we had just booked it out so it was grand but we would have needed one if there was a 4th person. Other then that the staff were very helpful and friendly, always had clean towels and sheets. Fantastic location, would definitely stay again :D

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
H�tel du Soleil le Mariale, Lourdes, France
7.3
6th Sep 2010

We ran out of toilet paper and weren't able to get more from reception as it was closed when we left in the morning and by the time we got back in the evening. Could you put multiple rolls in the bathrooms?

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Clarence Castle, Toronto, Canada
8.3
25th Aug 2009

didnt get his name but one of the staff was pure hilarious! had me in stitches anytime i talked to him. was in the heart of the city and right beside all the clubs and pubs. only complaint was that there weren't any security lockers but everyone in my room was really nice so there were no problems! great dvd collection too!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
8.7
16th Aug 2009

Good hostel with helpful friendly staff. Great kitchen and common room. Very close to the city centre! My only complaint would be that the common room got really cold in the evenings. Overall definately one of the better hostels I\'ve stayed in.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Freestyle Hostel, Rome, Italy
4.0
31st Oct 2008

This is probably the worst hostel I've stayed in.I was in an apartment seperate from the main place.It didn't have internet,the kitchen didn't have good facilities,no lockers,bathroom was so filthy and more importantly the door had a lock but was always ajar,you couldn't close it properly!!!One of the hostel owners slept on a fold-out couch in the main room which was really weird.I wouldn't have been comfortable in the area on my own at night

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
The Yellow, Rome, Italy
9.7
29th Oct 2008

Great hostel,very clean.Having a bar means your always meeting people.Good breakfast for amount paid.Staff are friendly and helpful.Good sized cage lockers.Great area.Only downside is that there is no kitchen and it can get quite pricey.I stayed for nearly 3 weeks,enough said :D

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
The Burren Hostel (Sleepzone), Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
6.7
19th Aug 2008

Nice big rooms, really close to the pub which had good trad music. Great kitchen facilities!!!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
The Widget Hotel, New York, USA
6.0
20th Jul 2008

There were cockroaches in our room and my friends saw a mouse. It was difficult to get to (we got a taxi from another hostel, it would have been easier if we were coming from the airport). But the staff were really helpful, we got an upgraded room, as did our friends, and the room sizes were good

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
William Penn House, Washington DC, USA
5.0
3rd Jul 2008

We only stayed here for one night but both of us were glad we wouldn't be spending another second there. There were bed bugs in one of the rooms and all the bags from that room were put in a big room downstairs where we were told everyone left their bags. Thankfully we didnt get them! We booked a taxi at 5 a.m. and there was a woman sitting in the room with the phone in the dark... it was just a weird hostel with things like that happening.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Banana Bungalow West Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA
9.7
14th Jun 2008

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in,I've stayed in more then my amount shows.We were under 21 but the staff were really nice and friendly and bought us drink! There was always a party on,if not in our hostel then in one of two others.6/7 nights there was a free dinner and it rotated location.We got to meet lots of other travellers that way. The location was amazing,right down the road from the Farmer's Market.It definately made L.A.!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Hotel de la Bastille, Paris, France
7.0
6th Sep 2006

literally across the road from the metro station which is really handy no matter where your coming from. very clean!!!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Two Ducks Hostel, Rome, Italy
5.7
4th Sep 2006

great people... bad hostel.we were staying in an apartment and just happened to get groups of really nice people with us.the only member of staff we dealt with wasn't nice or friendly and gave out when we showed up late... due to train difficulties.location is good and is worth it if you want a cheap bed. there are no security lockers at all though... breakfast is given which is crossants and tea and coffee... with no kettle!!!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Antico Capon, Venice, Italy
7.7
31st Aug 2006

its actually on the island itself which is great considering the price of it.its in a square with plenty of restaurants and pubs and is only 15-20 min walk away from Saint Marco square

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna, Vienna, Austria
9.3
28th Aug 2006

no security lockers but was a great place to stay... great craic in the common room!!!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Momotown Hostel, Krakow, Poland
9.0
19th Aug 2006

Best hostel I ever stayed in! It had everything you needed, good location, good security, very clean, washing and kitchen facilities and had a good location too. The staff were really helpful and I have the best memories from that trip because of that hostel. Free international phonecalls was definately an upside!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • PALA
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Lum 'n Abner, Amsterdam, Netherlands
6.7
9th Aug 2006

Was good if you wanted a place to sleep... and only sleep!!! had to get a boat across which came every half hour. booked a 10-12 bed dorm and ended up in a 38-40 bed dorm... 1 shower between everyone and 2 toilets which dont always flush... if your up for a challange or an experience its definately the one to go for!!!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness

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