Reviews: cattrall

Location: Canada, Gender: Male, Age: 38

Hostel Mora Mendoza

Mendoza, Argentina

The private room was very large and comfortable, but *no* air conditioning, which was a bit of a surprise for a private room in Mendoza. Free use of washing machine was excellent. Atmosphere for some reason when I was there was very quiet. They had an asado planned for the evening but no one signed up for it. Was a little difficult to meet people here. Maybe it's just the time that I was there...?

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot for your comment. The rooms without A/C have fans. A lot of hostels donĀ“t provide A/C and this summer was extraordinarily hot. Normally our guests meet and chat with each other very easily. We offer a lot of activities for them but yes, they have to be willing to socialize.

Lagares Hostel

Mendoza, Argentina

Private room had nice strong aircon - a bonus in Mendoza. Lots of showers... Never had to wait. And they were hot, powerful and pretty clean. Nice common area. Lots of international travellers. So easy to meet people. Nice hostel. Only downside - very basic breakfast. But that seems standard in Argenina.

Babilonia Hostel

Cordoba, Argentina

Was staying in the private double. The room is very small, and no air con (good fan) but definitely adequate. Bathroom was large and more or less clean. Unfortunately when I was staying there were very few guests so the atmosphere was very quiet. It was a Monday/Tuesday though to be fair. Staff were friendly and helpful. On the whole a good hostel.

Almaty Backpackers

Almaty, Kazakhstan

This hostel is brand new, and is thus a bit of a work in progress. As of now the only 'common' area is the small kitchen. Having said that there is a huge common area under construction, and I'm sure it'll be very nice when it's complete. Aibek, the guy running the hostel, is super nice and very helpful. Every room has a great shower with hot water, new beds, and is very clean. And it's excellent value. So overall a fantastic place to stay!

Zokol Hostel

Novosibirsk, Russia

A lovely hostel in a fantastic location in Novosibirsk. We had the private room, and it was large and clean. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Only complaint - people kept on unplugging the water heater to run the washing machine. So I kept on getting cold showers! Any chance you could install another plug so that you can run the water heater and the washing machine at the same time?!

Goiabada com Queijo Hostel

Ouro Preto, Brazil

The perfect place to stay in Ouro Preto! Lidi said she only opened the hostel 7 months ago, and it's already one of the best I've ever stayed in. The location is perfect, it's very clean, the breakfast is fantastic, it's got a great little social space, and within an hour you will be friends with everyone in the hostel. Couldn't recommend it enough!

Godzillas Suzdal

Suzdal, Russia

Beautiful hostel in a a beautiful town. Definitely worth the trek out here. The lady working in the hostel was really wonderful. Friendly, helpful, and fun. Follow her suggestions for places to eat and visit because they are amazing as well. The dorms were brand new and spotless. Beds and sheets were very comfortable. Shower was powerful and hot. Wifi internet though it didn't work on my computer?? Small kitchen for tea/coffee/fruit (though no cooking facilities.) Overall awesome stay thanks!!

Tbilisi Hostel

Tbilisi, Georgia

Didn't end up staying here because of an overbooking problem. But Rauf was very kind, sorted out alternative accomodation for me, and refunded my deposit. Thanks!! Seemed like an awesome place to stay.


Stayed in a private room. On the whole it was very good. Room was clean but the toilet did get blocked in my room and the shower drain was plugged so after a shower it took a few hours for the water to go down. Communal area is small but ok. Unfortunately a shared bathroom right next to this area, however, had some really nasty terrible smells coming out of it at times, so it was a bit unpleasant to sit in that area. Wifi internet worked well in the lobby. No signal in the room.

Jollyboys Backpackers

Livingstone, Zambia

Great environment, very friendly staff, good food... Couldn't really ask for more! Beds were a little bit saggy in the private room that I had but otherwise perfect. Thanks! And thanks Faith for all your advice and assistance. You helped make our short stay perfect :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in Livingstone! We hope to see you back for a longer sty in the future! We'll check the mattress in your room now - thanks for the feedback!

Annecy Hostel

Annecy, France

A fantastic new hostel just a few minutes walk from the old town in Annecy. The hostel as been freshly renovated, and is run by two very friendly and welcoming brothers. There is a very large kitchen and a nice outdoor sitting area, so it's easy to meet other travelers. The only thing I might ask for is slightly larger bathrooms that are cleaned a bit more often, but that's a very small comment on a really awesome hostel. Thanks guys!

Amber Tree Lodge Backpackers

Cape Town, South Africa

I was a bit suspicious when I saw a 98% rating on hostelworld for this hostel. But it is in every way totally deserved. Great staff, beautiful hostel which is spotless all the time, awesome beds, great showers. 10 min walk to Long Street with lots of shops and restaurants close by. You couldn't ask for more. Thanks!

Downtown Paraiso Hostel

Barcelona, Spain

Had a double room with shared bathroom. Everything was clean and in good condition. Staff were friendly and helpful. Internet worked fine. Location is down a bit of a quiet side street but I came back twice at 1am and didn't feel unsafe. And in the morning there are lots of cool little local coffee shops and tapas places around.

Hostel Greci

Florence, Italy

Hostel Greci is not in fact a hostel at all. It is a hotel, which seems to market themselves as a hostel. Having said that, the room that we had was very nice and clean, and very good value for money considering it was right downtown. In room wifi was great. The lady working at the hostel was also very nice, though when you call you reach the landlord and not the receptionist. So it is a bit confusing, as the landlord has no record of your booking!

LoLHostel Siracusa

Syracuse, Italy

An excellent hostel in every respect. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The entire hostel was spotlessly clean. Location for me was perfect - 10 minutes to either the old town or the archeological park and 2 mins from the bus station. Thanks for all the advice and for the fun - I had a great stay!

Agora Hostel

Catania, Italy

The highlight here is the bar... a great place that was busy until 2am on a Monday! And the 'happy hour' ticket that you get when you stay here is a great deal. Hostel itself was not that clean and run down though. I don't think they cleaned the toilets the whole time I stayed there. I booked a double room with a 4 Euro deposit, but when I arrived they only had a twin. And they did not give me a 4 Euro credit towards the price of this room. Anyway great location and great bar...!


An excellent hostel - thanks! Location is very convenient to many parts of the city including the expo and french concession. Double room was small but perfectly functional. Facilities, including pool table and table tennis, are great. Rooftop bar is nice. Staff were friendly and efficient. Great place to stay.


Thanks very much - we had a great stay. Lovely staff, nice environment, love the dog and the cheap beer. The hostel is in a great area... peaceful, but with everything you need close by. Bed in the double room was very hard and broken on one side.


Everything about this hostel was great! The staff were friendly and efficient. Thanks to Annie at reception, and Kathy at the bar, who were both friendly and fun. The location is idea, next to the river and downtown. The rooms were clean, well kept, and had lots of character. Thanks!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you so much.You are one happy guy and bring more fun to the hostel.Thanks for you.Have a nice life in hongkong. Best wishes Annie

Celica Art Hostel

Ljubljana, Slovenia

On the whole a great hostel! I stayed here two years ago as well though, and I must say it's not quite what it was. The staff in general were great, but some of the front desk staff were a bit 'sour' and unfriendly. Toilets were ok, but more frequent cleaning was needed. On the days that I was there both the hot water for the showers and the wireless internet was not working, though both were repaired the same day. A mirror in the rooms would be easy, and greatly appreciated. Thanks!