I liked this place! Staff was super friendly and helpful, especially the guy who usually works the night shift. And while they did mention tours 2-3 times, they didn't really pester us to book something with them, which in the end we did anyway (Perfume Pagoda, pretty good). The room was very nice, just the bathroom seemed a bit dated. For that price I certainly won't complain, especially since a decent breakfast is included too! I like the location, close to everything, but still rather quiet.
This was not my first time in HK, and I knew what to expect in Chungking Mansions, but this stay was still bizarre. The owners have about 7 or so hostels in the building, you could end up in any, no matter which one you book. We stayed in an unmarked flat on the 15th floor, but when we came home on the 3rd day, all our stuff was gone. Turns out the place wasn't licensed, so they moved us to the 7th floor. Quite annoying to re-unpack after a long day out. Debatable cleanliness in new place too.
What a lovely place, I regret we stayed only for one night there. The owners are lovely people who will try everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible and the husband's family who live next door will give you more tea than you can possibly drink. Everything in the hostel is new and the decor is lovely! Note that it's more than 10km outside of the city though and that public busses don't run all that often, so if you plan on exploring Taitung itself, better have your own transport.
Nice rooms, good location. Staff sometimes hard to find. Shared bathroom always wet. Smell of poo coming from street when it rained a lot. Very good value for money.
A nice place to stay for a night or two. While it most likely won't be the best hostel of your trip, it's in a nice and quiet location, staff are friendly and the banana pancakes for breakfast are a welcome change from the usual bread, butter and jam. Unfortunately a lot of rooms face the common area and therefore can be rather noisy. Also while we were there the shared bathrooms constantly were occupied and not cleanded enough.
We really liked our stay at El Labrador, and what was planned to be a 3 night stay turned into an 8 night stay. The staff were extremely friendly and accomodating, the location very nice (close to everything, but a bit outside in a quite dead end street) and everything was kept clean. When we went to Machu Picchu they did not only store our bags for us, they even let us keep our things in the room without charging for that night! If there's a downside, than it's that the walls are a bit thin...
Staying at the Casa Al Tronco was definitely one of the best part of our stay in Sucre! It's in the beautiful Recoleta neighborhood, which is about a 15 minute walk from the central plaza. There's some great architecture right around the place and it's nice to be in a quiet part of town in the evenings. The place itself is kept spotlessly clean, Ebo and his wife are super helpful and very knowledgeable about the city and there are some great views from the terrace! Definitely recommended!
We only spent one night in Uyuni after a 4-day tour coming from Tupiza, and Piedra Blanca was the perfect place to stay. It's located on the main plaza, so everything you may need like restaurants, internet cafes, the immigration office or the bus terminal is within short walking distance. The showers were nice and hot, and the beds in the 6-bed dorm were super comfy. There's a nice common area with a TV and DVD player and plenty of lockers to store your valuables.
I rarely find it so hard to write a review for a guest house. Patrick and the other staff are awesome, which makes staying at Sunshine very enjoyable. Unfortunately the street facing rooms are super loud, whereas the others don't have windows. Also Bukit Bintang is not the cheapest neighborhood in KL. Recommended for the stuff, not so much for the location.
A very nice place in a good location. Unfortunately the beds are a bit on the short side, so they can become quite uncomfortable if you are over 6'. Also our window was facing a side street with a pub, so we got to enjoy some late night drunken medleys... All in all very good value for money, especially the very nice kitchen/dining room!
Given the very convinient location of the place and the comparatively low price, Man Hing Lung definitely gets my recommendation for a cheap and pleasant stay in Kowloon.