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  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
YHA Salisbury, Salisbury, England
9.7
19th Feb 2015

A lovely country-house environment, only a few minutes walk from the city centre (and major sights). Friendly and helpful staff. Good self-catering facilities, with a lovely dining area overlooking the gardens. Only negative was having no bedside lights or power-outlets in the female dorm.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
YHA London Central, London, England
10.0
30th Jan 2015

My favourite hostel for short stays in central London. The staff are excellent - friendly, helpful and patient regardless of how busy they are. Lots of interesting travelers to chat to. Good facilities for self-catering.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
YHA Canterbury, Canterbury, England
10.0
26th Jan 2015

A very comfortable place to stay when exploring the historic centre of Canterbury.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Mayfield, Bournemouth, England
10.0
23rd Jan 2015

A very convenient location for people arriving in Bournemouth by train or coach. Located on a quiet street, a 10 minute walk from the seafront. The single room with ensuite was good value for money.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
YHA London Central, London, England
10.0
18th Sep 2013

A great base for visitors to central London. The staff are exceptional, friendly and helpful 24/7.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Igloo Backpackers Hostel, Nottingham, England
9.7
6th Sep 2012

Great location, friendly atmosphere, a well-managed facility.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
YHA London Central, London, England
10.0
4th Dec 2011

Exactly what a hostel should be - great location, quiet at night, clean dorms, comfortable beds. Staff were all exceptional - friendly, patient, helpful and well-informed.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
SoBo House Brighton, Brighton, England
7.7
2nd Dec 2011

This hostel is located in Hove, west of Brighton proper. It's located on a quiet residential street, an easy walk from ftrain and bus services and close to the seafront promenade. The hostel used to be two older terraced houses, so the interior feels a bit cramped. My dorm room had no lockers, but was otherwise clean and comfortable. The hostel's policy of charging a 5% premium to pay by credit card should be reviewed.

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Hi Laura, We are in the City of Brighton and Hove and just 1.5 miles or 2.4 Km from central club land Approximate Journey times for 1.5 miles. Walking - 22.5 minutes for 1.5 miles - The "average" speed for a normal, healthy individual walking at a steady pace (not speed-walking, but not dawdling, either) is about 4 miles per hour, or 15 minutes per mile. Taxi/Car - 5 minutes / Public Transport - 10 minutes Lockers are located in areas where security cameras are recording for additional peace of mind ! 5% is simply the charge that the banks pass on to us - we dont like it either and encourage guests to walk a few minutes up the road to a cash machine Thanks for your comments

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    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
Chester Backpackers, Chester, England
9.0
16th Jul 2010

Great location for access from station or bus. Convenient for walking to main sights in Chester. Friendly atmosphere.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
7.3
1st Jul 2010

Convenient for travellers in transit. Pickup at the airport was handled smoothly, staff were friendly (but minimal English spoken), room was clean and quiet.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
8.0
28th Jan 2010

Good location north of the former Italian Concession and across the river from the Old Town and Ancient Culture Street. Stylish rooms in a modern business hotel, spotlessly clean. Some staff very helpful, others less so. Minimal English spoken.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
7.3
3rd Sep 2009

A good choice for overnight stay if you have a flight to catch. Pickup at airport went smoothly, registration and checkout was efficient. Room was quiet and very clean.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
Happy Dragon Hostel, Beijing, China
8.3
15th Feb 2009

The management and staff of this small hostel are exceptional - available, helpful, and interested in their guests.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
YHA London Holland Park, London, England
9.3
9th Feb 2009

Located in Holland Park, this hostel is an oasis of calm in the middle of the city. Great cafeteria for breakfast and dinner. Staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
The Groves, York, England
9.0
4th Feb 2009

Located on a quiet side street just a short walk from the historic city centre. Lovely, spacious single room with lots of little extras eg hairdryer, heater in the bathroom. Wonderful English breakfast!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
8.3
13th Jan 2009

Room met the high standard expected from this business hotel chain. Front desk staff were very efficient. Breakfast available in lobby, but this was crowded with guests waiting for the next shuttle bus - could be arranged better.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
7.3
12th Jan 2009

A short walk from both the long-distance bus station and the train station. Close to shopping areas and tourist sights. Room was older-style, with upgraded bathroom facilities.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
8.3
10th Feb 2008

This hotel chain consistently delivers what it promises - clean, comfortable, and inexpensive accommodation. The Zhongyangmen location is super-convenient if you are making a bus/train/plane transfer in Nanjing.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
8.3
8th Feb 2008

This hostel is 14km from downtown Chongqing in the ancient fishing port of Ci Qi Kou, which has been transformed into a shopping/eating/cultural area. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food excellent. Dorms were warm but common areas freezing cold, so not much interaction between travellers. Riverside location should be lovely in warmer weather.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
The Loft Design Hostel, Chengdu, China
7.7
31st Jan 2008

Great location, helpful staff. It's been a cold winter and the central heating just couldn't cope. Dorms were warm, but common areas were freezing (so not much interaction with other travellers). One unusual feature here - no lockers in the dorms.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
LSE Carr-Saunders Hall, London, England
8.7
4th Aug 2007

Great location on a quiet street only steps away from the bustle of Tottenham Court Road. An easy walk to the British Museum and many other tourist sites.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
8.0
20th Jun 2007

The room was modern and very clean. The staff efficient and friendly. The location is great for overnight transfers, as it's walking distance from the bus station (Jiangsu buses) and a short taxi ride from the train station. For sightseeing purposes, there are pleasanter parts of the city to stay in.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
9.0
19th Jun 2007

The room was modern and super-clean. Staff were efficient and very welcoming. The location is great - only 3 minutes walk from Da Ming Lake, and 15 minutes walk (or a short taxi ride) from the main shopping areas.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
9.3
23rd Feb 2007

Great location next to West Lake Scenic Area. Inside bar/lounge, outside terrace and roof garden. Dorms clean and quiet but beds were rock-hard (even for China). Staff very friendly and helpful. Good food available at reasonable prices.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
9.3
20th Feb 2007

Clean rooms and facilities. Staff friendly and very helpful. Plenty of internet access. Food, coffee etc available all day in the restaurant/bar off the lobby. Lots of interesting travellers to talk to.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
8.0
13th Feb 2007

Modern room, spotlessly clean. Quiet location on a side street off main N-S road, easy access by bus or taxi to downtown. Set-meals in the restaurant are good value for solo travellers. Lobby internet access not available during my stay.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
Luoyang Hostel, Luoyang, China
6.7
11th Feb 2007

Long, dark corridors make this place feel institutional though the upgraded rooms were clean. Convenient for getting buses to the out-of-town tourist sights, but a long walk from the city centre.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
8.3
3rd Feb 2007

Large room, modern decor, spotlessly clean. Staff pleasand and helpful, management speak English. Set-meals available in the ground-floor restaurant (Chinese food/English menu) are good value for solo travellers.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
JinJingLou Hotel, Pingyao, China
8.3
31st Jan 2007

Great location in the centre of town. Guest rooms are located in the back courtyard, so very quiet. Room was warm, plenty of hot water. The food in the restaurant was excellent but spoiled by the room's chilly temperature and dim lighting.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
8.0
25th Jan 2007

Clean, modern room, in a brand-new building. Designed for business travellers so limited storage space. Breakfast buffet good value for 10RMB. Staff helpful, management speak English. Location convenient for sightseeing in west or south of city. Easy access by bus or taxi to city centre.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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