Reviews: chrissam42

Location: USA, Gender: Male, Age: 38

Edwin is great, very friendly and helpful. He let me use his washer and dryer to do laundry in the middle of my stay, and even washed a few extra things that I forgot with his own laundry afterward. The single room is cosy, comfortable and felt like home. But bring earplugs, because the big windows are directly above the street which is raucous all night long, and you'll hear other guests using the bathroom etc. But with earplugs, no worries.

Khmer Inn Angkor

Siem Reap, Cambodia

More like a hotel than a hostel! Rooms are big and cleaned spotless daily, sheets and towels even replaced, and the beds are very comfortable. As everyone else has said, the staff are wonderful and very helpful. Breakfast is simple but excellent. Free goodies like pool table and wi-fi are a plus. Paranoid people might not like that they ask you to leave your keys when you go out. 10 minute walk to town center, on a great street full of restaurants and shops. Would gladly stay again!


It's a dorm room, plain and simple, but we found it a great hostel since we like the privacy of our own room. Free internet a plus!

The Globetrotter Inn Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

Postives: beautiful location right on the sea. Beds are fantastic, very comfortable, and the privacy curtains are nice. Laundry machines were huge! Good showers, and never had to wait for one. The kitchen facilities are great. Individual lockers for each bed. Negatives: paid internet, long way from town and nothing nearby, not particularly friendly staff


Great feeling and convenient location. Staff speaks amazing English. Wireless internet is great, but beware that it doesn't reach all the rooms (we were in 202 and it was occasionally available but basically unusable). Tatami room and futons were very comfy.

Coachmens Inn

Coffs Harbour, Australia

Enjoyed the character of the place and particularly liked the simplicity and cheapness of the wireless internet (although free is always better!).

Nikko Park Lodge

Nikko, Japan

Very fun hostel with great food and staff. I highly recommend the private room for couples. Be warned that this hostel is a 20+ minute walk from the train stations and temple area.

Okinawa Sora House

Okinawa, Japan

Very convenient location in the center of town next to a monorail station. Beds and bathrooms are basic but functional. Common room is lively and comfortable, with free basic foods and drinks, and honor-system cheap washing machine and beer and goodies in the fridge. Note that this hostel is located on the 4th and 5th floor of the building, so you have to do a lot of stair hiking!

Hotel MyStays Otemae

Osaka, Japan

Weekly Mansion is definitely the best value I've experienced in Japan. The "room" was relaly a full apartment complete with kitchen, dining table, balcony, and internet access in the room. Staff was helpful and spoke good English. Coin laundry machines are available too. And all this for the same price as a Japanese youth hostel. Just a couple of blocks from the subway.

Chita Guest Inn

Kyoto, Japan

Fantastic inn, especially if you speak a bit of Japanese. Ms. Sakai is very friendly and helpful. Cozy common room and very comfortable futons. My only complaint is the long walk from the rooms (through the common room) to the toilets. Also, single shower room means you'll have to wait if you shower at busy morning/evening times. Showering late at night or late morning worked well for us.

Marks Inn Sapporo

Sapporo, Japan

Excellent hotel for a good price. Pleasant neighborhood and very helpful staff. They even lent me a wonderful sharp knife when I brought home some food and found I didn't have anything to cut it with.