Reviews: ChrisRS

Location: England, Gender: Male, Age: 40
77%

Good sized single room (Especially for New York). There's a large outside seating area and a TV room. The kitchen is pretty sparse. And the refrigerator was out of order when I was there. Not much tourist info is given out (the hostels in NYC that I usually stay at give out maps and organize daily tours. There was none of that here).

  • 14th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


The Lazy Hostel Vieques

Vieques, Puerto Rico
80%

Great location by the beach and 5-10 minutes from Sun beach. The 8 bed dorm would have been cramped if full but there were never more than 4 of us during my stay. Nice common area with chairs, hammocks and a small, basic kitchen. The an attached bar / restaurant. It closes early (11 to 12-ish) so there's no late night noise. And the staff did my laundry for free. Bonus.

  • 13th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Moon Light Bay Hostel

Fajardo, Puerto Rico
83%

Staff are friendly and helpful. Good location for the ferry. But there's not really any other reason to come to Fajardo. There's nothing here. Security: there are 8 lockers in the 15 bed dorm room - you do the math. Rooms are clean and modern. The dorm beds are triples - you won't be able to sit up. I had to roll into my bed ;-). There's a large roof top area which makes the place quite sociable.

  • 11th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Hostel Casagrande Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
66%

This place has a huge potential. It's got a great location, a roof garden and plenty of common spaces. The problem is that the staff suck. It took about 15 minutes to check me in because they were working slower than slow motion. And during my entire stay they were more interested in their twitter feeds than acknowledging my presence at their desk. Unfortunately it seems to be a family business so it looks like the place is stuck with them.

  • 8th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Miami Hostel

Miami, USA
77%

Excellent staff. They provide a bagel for breakfast, sandwich for lunch and a cooked meal for dinner (rice and chicken one night, pizza the next). Spacious rooms with lockers and a bathroom. It's about a 10-15 minute walk to the beach / main area. Great outdoor area - Expect a lot of noise from this area until 12am-1am.

  • 28th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


South Beach Hostel

Miami, USA
71%

Friendly staff. Good location (6-10 blocks north and it would have been perfect). The lobby and ground floor look good. The second floor is looking a little tired. Especially the bathroom. My room was sparse - two bunk beds a trash bin. A chair would have been good but anything more and it would have started to get cramped. There were good sized lockers under the bed. Bar OK for few drinks during happy hour but wouldn't pay full price for drinks here. The weekday price is fair value.

  • 22nd Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


69%

No customer comment

  • 31st Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


83%

Not the party hostel I was expecting (but I wan't looking for that and it was off season). They have a bar but nobody used drank there. They still had pub crawls going on - and people arriving back at 4am. Good breakfast. Good location - 10 minutes from the train station and five from the (crappy) beach. Friendly staff.

  • 19th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


My Friends

Florence, Italy
86%

Good location near the train station and just a 10 minute walk to the sites. The staff are friendly and are happy to help out with tips on where to go (in Florence and for day trips) as well as looking up train times, prices, etc...

  • 17th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


77%

No customer comment

  • 16th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Celica Art Hostel

Ljubljana, Slovenia
74%

Great ground floor areas and bar including outside garden. The (dorm) room was tiny and cramped. Especially with the angled roof - not good for tall people. No lockers in the room. The bar was overpriced - for a hostel. Good breakfast for 3 euros.

  • 3rd Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Zeppelin Hostel

Ljubljana, Slovenia
77%

Clean hostel. Large, spacious rooms with lots of lights. Good security with the building's door and the hostel door on the second floor. But dorm rooms are open and the lockers had weak locks (but the risk felt minimal). The showers were push button which only provided three seconds of water at a time - Really annoying. Friendly staff with lots of advice and local info.

  • 1st Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


83%

The four bed room on the top floor was excellent – single beds, plenty of space and light. Fun and friendly staff. You can meet other travellers in the common room downstairs. It’s a hard place to find but the instructions on the site are excellent.

  • 8th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


91%

Good location in the centre of town. There’s a busy bar downstairs where you can meet other travellers. The other drinkers tend to spread onto the street outside so expect noise until 11pm..

  • 5th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


The Drunken Monkey Hostel

Zadar, Croatia
91%

Excellent hostel. Clean rooms, friendly staff and a pool out back. It’s a 20 minute walk to the old town but only 5 from the bus station. There’s a sociable bar downstairs so you can meet other travellers. No kitchen or breakfast options.

  • 4th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Palazzo Sant Ursula

Valletta, Malta
74%

Good location in the centre of Valletta, good breakfast and friendly owner. It scored low on security because there was no lock on the room door. Good for a quiet get away. There's a basic kitchen on the top floor.

  • 27th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Circus Hostel

Berlin, Germany
83%

Excellent spacious rooms. It’s a 15 minute walk to Alexanderplatz but there an underground station right outside. The bar downstairs was fun. There was no kitchen but there was a cafe on the ground floor.

  • 21st Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Riad Verus

Fez, Morocco
80%

Cool hostel. Excellent roof garden. Good breakfast. It's five minutes from the main medina gate. The directions given on the web site don't actually direct you to the hostel. But there are signs on the walls that lead you there. And plenty of annoying people who are desperate to take you there whether you want them to or not. There are no lockers in the room. And the door to the dorm room is never locked. However, the place has a safe non-theft vibe.

  • 9th Dec 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
thanks for the comments Chris and for thinking its a cool hostel and has an excellent roof terrace and good breakfast and the location is good. We do state that there are no lockers and the dorm room is the responsability of the clients in the room whether its locked or not but delighted you sensed that it was a safe place and theft is not an issue.

Funky Fes

Fez, Morocco
80%

Good hostel. Good staff. The 10 bed dorm was a bit cramped thanks to the extra four poster bed in the middle. For the 12 people there were only six lockers. And one bathroom. They do good value meals every night. However, be prepared to wait. (I had to wait 1 hour on the first night and two on the second). They run a good medina tour every morning. It goes to a few shops but there's no pressure to buy.

  • 7th Dec 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello and thank your for your review. While there is only one bathroom in each shared room, there is another bathroom next to the common area that can be used if the shared bathroom is occupied. Sorry about the lengthy waiting time for dinner - we will do our best to have dinner ready on time.

Hotel Central

Casablanca, Morocco
67%

No heating in the room. But thick blankets. The owner / manager is very friendly - in five different languages. There was no hot water on the first night but it was hot enough to burn my skin off the next morning. Breakfast was the standard orange juice, mint tea, jam and bread. The hotel is in a good central location, albeit, not in the best neighbourhood. There are heavy duty locks on the doors but they're badly fitted. A good kick from a 12 year would get you in.

  • 5th Dec 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Equity Point Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco
80%

Good hotel. Excellent beds and rooms with lockers. The air-con didn't work so I was freezing the first night. The court yard seems to amplify any noise so expect noise until the early hours. The so called barbecue was not very impressive. Barbecue to means more than one single skinny chicken leg to me. Although there was plenty of rice and salad. I told this to the chef but he just laughed. It is hard to find.

  • 2nd Dec 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


90%

Good location in the centre of town just a few blocks from the beach. I was in a 6-bed dorm. The bathroom was very large and clean. There's no kitchen but they do good meals every night for 7 Euros. The bar was pretty loud on Friday night but quiet on other nights (probably a different story in the peak season). There are no lockers in the rooms - or anywhere else in the building.

  • 4th Nov 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Fortuna Hostel

Vilnius, Lithuania
77%

Good spacious rooms. The six bed dorm room had a desk and couch. In other countries they would have squashed at least 12 beds in there. The mattress were made of foam but not too bad. The hostel was very quiet. But then so was Vilnius itself (I was expecting loads of UK stag parties but I didn’t see one). This was the end of September so maybe it was out of season. The staff were friendly.

  • 16th Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Greg & Tom Hostel

Krakow, Poland
83%

Good friendly staff. Excellent breakfast. The mattresses were a bit spongy. Good location right next to the station and five minutes from the centre of the main square.

  • 27th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Paddy's Palace Dublin

Dublin, Ireland
80%

I stay here on two occasions. The first night I was in a full 10 bedroom door. It was fairly cramped and got very hot during the night since it was full. This time the dorm was half full and was not as sweaty. The rooms and showers were clean and in good condition. The breakfast was also good (cereal, tea and toast). The staff were friendly and helpful. Having the reception and rooms in a different building was annoying but not the end of the world. There were no lockers in the room.

  • 31st Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Paddy's Palace Dublin

Dublin, Ireland
80%

I stay here on two occasions. On this night I was in a full 10 bedroom door. It was fairly cramped and got very hot during the night since it was full. The second time the dorm was half full and was not as sweaty. The rooms and showers were clean and in good condition. The breakfast was also good (cereal, tea and toast). The staff were friendly and helpful. Having the reception and rooms in a different building was annoying but not the end of the world. There were no lockers in the room.

  • 28th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Hostel Lodi

Rome, Italy
80%

Excellent staff. Very friendly and full of useful information. They provide a good breakfast every morning although hot chocolate, croissants and orange juice got a bit boring by day three. The dorm rooms aren't locked but there are lockers in the rooms (five lockers for six beds ???). There’s a nice garden to chill out in plus free wi-fi and computers. The only down side is the location. It’s a 25+ minute walk to the city centre. Or 10-15 minutes to the underground station.

  • 23rd Jun 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Hostel Stadion

Helsinki, Finland
63%

The hostel is in a bad location about 2 miles out of the city centre. Unless you're there for a sporting event in which case it is perfect. The staff are good. I sent about three emails to them regarding my arrival and non-arrival time (thanks British Airways) and got immediate replies. They spent a long time working out where my ferry was going from (even if they sent me to the wrong place). The dorm room was very big and spacious. The lockers were outside. There are lots of common areas.

  • 26th May 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Hotel Jorgensen

Copenhagen, Denmark
60%

Reasonable location near the centre. It's a 15+ minute walk to the nearest attractions. The dorm room was small but the showers and bathrooms were even smaller. The shower was about 2 feet by 2 feet so don't try to swing a cat. The advert says there are lockers but these are not in the rooms but in the basement (about two floors under ground). The common areas are good and large. The breakfast is excellent.

  • 20th May 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Marken Gjestehus

Bergen, Norway
77%

Good location in the centre. Although Bergen is pretty small and a five minute walk will get you any where. The hostel is clean and in good condition. There are "lockers" in the rooms - they're actually wardrobes with locks on. The back had fallen off mine so it would be possible break into them by pulling the wardrobe forward, away from the wall but nobody had worked this out and there didn't seem to be a risk there anyway. The (mens) bathrooms are small. There's a cool lift from the 50s.

  • 13th May 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Big Apple Hostel & Hotel

Istanbul, Turkey
67%

Good location just of the "main" tourist street with all of the restaurants and bars. It's quiet but a two minute walk will get you to the middle of the party section. The staff were friendly but a bit disinterested at times. Good "all you can eat" breakfast of bread, spreads, cheese, boiled egg, etc... The dorm bathrooms were a bit scummy by European hostel standards.

  • 29th Apr 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Hotel Kalender

Bodrum, Turkey
77%

Good hostel in a good location*. It's a two minute walk to the start of the bars and five minutes to get to the middle of the action. But if you want a quiet night then you're far enough away to not hear a thing. Very friendly staff. It scored low on character and fun because it was very quiet there - due off season? *Note: the hostel is in Gumbet not Bodrum. Bodrum is only a 3 miles / 2.75THL bus ride away. And there seems to be a bus every five minutes.

  • 27th Apr 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We thank you for taking the time to review our hotel we welcome all customer feedback. This is our first season at this property so we appreciate all feedback. The summer season has now begin and the hotel and resort of Gumbet are a lot busier. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Kalender.

Big Apple Hostel & Hotel

Istanbul, Turkey
67%

Good location just of the "main" tourist street with all of the restaurants and bars. It's quiet but a two minute walk will get you to the middle of the party section. The staff were friendly but a bit disinterested at times. Good "all you can eat" breakfast of bread, spreads, cheese, boiled egg, etc... The dorm bathrooms were a bit scummy by European hostel standards.

  • 23rd Apr 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

Reykjavik, Iceland
87%

Good location in the middle of town near to the harbour. The staff are friendly and helpful. The place is pretty new - or at least my room looked new. The breakfast is a bit pricey for cereal and toast but this is Iceland - everything is pricey.

  • 3rd Feb 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Shelter City

Amsterdam, Netherlands
63%

Friendly staff. Good central location (in the middle of the red light distrinct). The rooms are cramped - the lockers are in the hallways because there's no room for them inside. I've put good for security because they check your pass everytime you enter the building but there was no lock on my dorm room so anybody could walk in. A bit expensive for what is offered. Or may be I'm just paying New Year holiday prices?

  • 30th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Shelter City

Amsterdam, Netherlands
63%

Friendly staff. Good central location (in the middle of the red light distrinct). The rooms are cramped - the lockers are in the hallways because there's no room for them inside. I've put good for security because they check your pass everytime you enter the building but there was no lock on my dorm room so anybody could walk in. A bit expensive for what is offered. Or may be I'm just paying New Year holiday prices?

  • 29th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Flying Pig Downtown

Amsterdam, Netherlands
70%

Good location in the middle of town but it's looking a bit aged. It needs a lick of paint, new beds, mattress and carpets. Expect loud music from the ground floor until the early hours. It's a bit pricey for what it offers but this seems to be the norm in Amsterdam.

  • 28th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks for staying with us and writing a review. We take your review very serious and keep working to keep/get the hostel up-to-date. Cheers, The Flying Pig

80%

Good place. A bit far out of town but it only takes fifteen minutes to get to the centre on the Metro (plus a five minute walk to the station). I've stayed at a few St Christopher's now. They're great hostels. My only criticism is that they don't have any kitchens so you have to either head out or eat there - and they tend to have expensive food and drinks.

  • 20th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for rating your stay with us and additional comments. We dont have kitchens for guests to cook their own food but we do offer all guests discount on all food and drinks and special backpacker only deals to give people travelling on a budget a helping hand. We really hope you come back to see us again soon

Yes! Lisbon Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
90%

Clean rooms, friendly staff and a good location.

  • 15th Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


80%

If you're in one of the rooms at the back then it's very quiet. If you're at the front then expect some noise from the bar downstairs, drinkers outside and the traffic outside. There's no kitchen. The tube is right outside.

  • 15th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Equity Point London

London, England
77%

Good, clean hostel. It's only a few minutes walk from Paddington station. They do charge £3 for wifi which was a surprise because every other hostel I've stayed in London has it for free.

  • 4th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


93%

Great place. The beds are new, there are lockers are under the bed and there's a common room downstairs. Unlike the Hammersmith St Christopher's you're not kept awake until 2am by the pub downstairs or the noise from the street. Then again, I was at the back of the hostel. It might be a different story at the front when you're above the pub and in front of the main road. The only thing against the place is that there's no kitchen. Ok, there's a microwave hidden under a table in the common room.

  • 2nd Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review. The bar shuts at 12pm so ALL rooms are quiet. For those that want to keep drinking the chill out room in the basement is open all night and the niose doesn't travel upstiars.

83%

Good place. The big dorm room can be noisy thanks to the bar downstairs and the main road outside. The beds are new and in curtained cubiles for privacy. The only bad thing is that there's no kitchen or common area so you drawn to the bar for food and entertainment. Not good if you're on a budget and want to stick to pot noodles.

  • 19th Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


83%

The dorm room was great. All of the beds were in cubicles with curtains so you could have some privacy. Each cubicle had a light and a power socket too. There was a main road/junction outside so there was a bit of traffic noise. And the pub downstairs meant that there was some duff-duff noise until 2am but it wasn't too bad. I'd stay again.


London Backpackers

London, England
63%

Good for the price. The dorm room was fairly uncluttered considering the number of people crammed in there (it was the first time I had a three story bunk bed). The dorm was noisy thanks to the road outside. The kitchen and common area were pretty small. The staff were friendly and kept the place clean.


A Beary Good Hostel

Singapore, Singapore
73%

Good location - right outside China Town's underground station. It was kept clean despite the number of beds crammed into such a small room (probably normal for Singapore).


The Island Hotel Bali

Kuta, Indonesia
70%

Good place but you get get the same standard place for less around Kuta.

  • 9th Apr 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (52 reviews)


Mexico City Hostel

Mexico City, Mexico
60%

Great location. Right in the centre and the underground is two minutes away. The staff aren´t much help. When I arrived I had to wait five minutes for them to stop watching tv and check me in. They must have been waiting for the adverts. My bed was missing a blanket. When I asked for one they said they would have to get one from another room. Then didn´t bother to get one. Again, the tv was more important. The place was kept clean.


Hotel Jaguar

Cahuita, Costa Rica
70%

Good hostel but a long way out of town (10-15 minute walk). It was very quiet. I was the only person in the 6 bed dorm which was a nice change.


Casa Oralia

Havana, Cuba
100%

Can\'t really say much about the place as when I turned up they had lost my booking. They did find me another place to stay around the corner.


Haina Hostal

Cancun, Mexico
63%

OK location but it was very dark - the few lights they did have on must have had 20 Watt bulbs. The darkness seemed to keep the mossies happy. Wear some repelant here. It was off the main street so was very quiet.