Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Russia, Gender: Female, Age: 39
94%

Stayed in a 17-bed dorm. The room was surprisingly spacious and airy, the bedlinen clean, the bunk bed relatively comfortable. The shared bathroom looked clean; however, there were only three sinks so it got crowded fast. The complimentary breakfast was a nice touch even if it was nothing fancy (a selection of cereals, toast, a range of jams, peanut butter, tea/ coffee). The staff were great: they promptly replied to my mail, arranged to keep a low bunk bed for me, and were polite and friendly.

  • 8th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Russia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (22 reviews)


Newcastle East End

Newcastle upon Tyne, England
86%

A nice, clean, comfortable room at an affordable price, a good shower, and a welcoming host. It is not a hostel as such, but those looking for a crash pad for a night would not be disappointed.

  • 11th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Russia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (22 reviews)


Park View Guest House

York, England
60%

There were some bizarre " roofing" problems with the room when we arrived. We were told we had to stay at another B&B and pay the full amount (50 GBP) to them, despite the 5-GBP Hostelworld deposit already paid to Park View. Next day, my husband went back to Park View to retrieve the deposit. First, the receptionist didn't know anything about the deposit. Then he had no cash. Finally, he cobbled together four pounds and just threw them on the table in front of my husband. Unacceptable behavior!

  • 30th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Russia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (22 reviews)


Edinburgh Backpackers

Edinburgh, Scotland
71%

Extremely conveniently located - a five minute walk from the Waverley Train Station. Very helpful staff. Lovely game room with comfortable armchairs. Fast Wifi. The 8-people female dorm room was spacious enough but incredibly stuffy and smelly, and definitely could have used some vacuuming. The kitchen was filthy. The bathroom on the second floor was relatively clean. Overall, a good crash pad, but cleanliness needs improvement.

  • 20th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Russia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (22 reviews)


Mount Eccles Court

Dublin, Ireland
97%

Excellent place, with lots of character, great facilities (common room, ping pong and pool tables), conveniently located. The double room I ordered turned out to be a triple room of epic proportions. The only downside was that the room smelled strongly of cooking (think really cheap Chinese take away eatery, that kind of smell...). I would gladly stay at Mount Eccles Court again, but in a different room.


The Sleepy Camel

Glenbeigh, Ireland
100%

A lovely, quiet, clean, comfortable place run by incredibly patient and helpful people. Will gladly recommend it to everyone and stay there again.


Snoozles Hostel Galway

Galway, Ireland
71%

Positives: Good central location, clean and comfortable room, helpful receptionists. Negative: Leaving in a hurry, I forgot an item of clothing in the room. The cleaning staff, according to the hotel receptionist, claimed they did not find anything left behind. Because of this incident, I will not stay at Snoozles again.


The Dublin Central Hostel

Dublin, Ireland
83%

A very helpful receptionist. Location - about twenty minutes walk from the Temple Bar area. Stayed in a double room (Room 3). A lovely room, spacious, comfortable bed, excellent shower pressure. The downsides: incredibly inconvenient water taps in the bathroom, and the giant piles of laundry by our door (the room was right next to the laundry room).

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, many thanks for supporting us with your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Dublin Central Hostel. Best Regards, Ian

Keystone House Kings Cross

London, England
83%

Pros: Very close to King's Cross; easy to find. Very polite staff. Decent breakfast (cereals, toast, fruit, bacon, sausages, tea/ coffee) included. Comfortable bed and clean bed linen. Hot water available late, good water pressure in the showers (even on the 3rd floor). Cons: impossible to find the light switch in the shower on the third floor (I had to use a flashlight). The communal showers on the first floor have no hooks or shelves, and could have been cleaner. Overall: will stay again.

  • 7th Feb 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Russia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (22 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time and leaving this valuable feedback. We're going to look into getting some hooks for the showers and conduct more checks in regards to cleanliness. We're looking forward to your next stay. Best!

Edinburgh Backpackers

Edinburgh, Scotland
71%

The room was very cold! And the heating did not work. And the small portable heater that was in the room exploded almost right away. Otherwise, the room was rather spacious and the double bed (I had a double ensuite room) comfortable. The location is excellent - very central. I would probably stay in this place again, but definitely not in winter.

  • 8th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Russia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (22 reviews)


Argyle Backpackers

Edinburgh, Scotland
91%

A lovely stay overall. Good location, even though it is not dramatically central - only 15 minute walk to the Royal Mile. Quiet. A comfortable bed and a great shower, properly hot with good water pressure. A very cozy common room (in Building N4), with a fireplace. Downsides - towels provided at extra charge; the heater in the room didn't work; the tacky red velvet curtains were absolutely out of place in the otherwise very pleasant room.

  • 13th Oct 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Russia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (22 reviews)


Canadian Hostel Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
86%

A perfect crash pad for a night - clean, affordable, good location. My single room was tiny but it had a window! (which rooms in many other Chunking Mansions hostels often lack). The location in the E block is good as it has fewer hostels and thus fewer people waiting for the elevator. The owner was nice - polite and accommodating. Will stay there again.

  • 7th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Russia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (22 reviews)

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Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Wish you all the very best!

Guangdong Guest House

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
91%

Exceptionally clean, all new bathroom fixtures, nice-looking bed linen, fresh towels. Simon is very helpful! A gem of the Chunking Mansions so far (I've tried five hostels). An excellent deal if you don't mind the smallness of the room and the lack of windows.

  • 2nd Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Russia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (22 reviews)


WorldWide Guesthouse

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
60%

The young man at the reception was very polite and helpful. The room itself (single standard ensuite, A5,16th floor) was a windowless cubicle, albeit clean. Oh well, there was a tiny window, but it was covered with black film. There was no separate bathroom, just a small fish tank-like enclosure in the corner with shower/ toilet. The walls are very thin, so all noises/ snores etc. from the neighboring rooms can be heard . It's an OK place to crash for one night, nothing more.

  • 12th Nov 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Russia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (22 reviews)


Ashoka Hostel

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
70%

Your typical hostel in the Chunking Mansions - tiny rooms and even tinier bathrooms. On the positive side - a friendly receptionist and very clean and warm rooms. My overall impression was that the Chunking Mansions have cleaned up their act a bit - it looks less seedy compared to what it used to and marginally safer, with fewer pushers and peddlers loitering outside (I last stayed there two years afo). And their location still makes them the best deal for miles a round.


Yesinspace

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
60%

On hte positive side - the rooms were larger than those in standard Hongkong hostels, which tend to be the size of a walk-in closet. The one we had was more like a tiny apartment with a small kitchen counter. Clean. There were no towels, however, and no soap, and the receptionist looked surprised when I asked for them.


The Loft Design Hostel

Chengdu, China
80%

Funky design and good breakfast. Comfortable beds in the double room. A bit cold at this time of the year.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Yulia, Thanks a lot for staying with us and your feedback. From December to February, it's the coldest time in Chengdu. So warm welcome you to visit us in the summer time:) Best regards and Happy New Year! Your sincerely, Joyce Manager from the LOFT Hostel

Maple Leaf Guesthouse

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
53%

if you want to know what sleeping in a walk-in closet is like than this place is for you. Our so-called double room was slightly bigger than the bed which was no double - hardly a single. The absence of windows made me feel claustrophobic for the first time in my life.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Dear Yulia Lugaskova, Thanks for your time to feedback. Our hostel offer the basic accommodation for backpackers and travellers who are looking for budget rooms in heart of the downtown.this is the best location for travellers. Nearby our hostel there are many hotels- right side-HOLIDAY INN GOLDEN MILE,left side-IMPERIAL HOTEL,in front of us-KOWLOON HOTEL,SHERATON HOTEL ,PENINSULA HOTEL. etc. After you checked the above hotel website. if you still are interested in our hostel. pls read the other customer's comments and owner's reply carefully. if you made one wrong booking,Not only you lost your deposit of booking and the other customers will miss one choice. We also offer the promotion for the customers who need upgrade to moderate rooms.(promotion is offered subject to room availability) pls don't hesitate to contact receptionist. We remind our potential customers just to make sure you do your research before staying so you know what to expect from Hong Kong hostels. We hope to serve you next time. Kindly Regards, Manager of Hostel

Noah's Ark Backpackers

Greymouth, New Zealand
100%

Awesome place, comfortable and so much character! The bed in the Giraffe room was incredibly comfy.


Phoenix International Youth Hostel

Fenghuang-Phoenix County, China
60%

The location is good, but the noise from the street can drive you crazy in the morning. The room upstairs was cold and the toilet didn't flush. We booked three rooms, but something went wrong with the booking, so only two rooms were available. The staff was quite helpful though - they got us extra blankets. The best would be to book this hostel just for one night and then look around for other options, which Fenghuang has plenty of.


93%

Lovely place, original design, great breakfasts - best pancakes I've had in China:) Dorm rooms could have been bigger, but their doubles look really cosy n spacious. Very helpful staff indeed - cheers to Nicholas n Elena! Well done, guys:)