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Reviews: pountama

Location USA, Gender Female, Age 35

  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
8.3
8th Dec 2014

The area of town is a little rough, breakfast was not quality, quantity or tasty, but the night staff were great and the location in regards to public transport is amazing

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
SameSun Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
9.7
6th Dec 2014

Place very clean, except the pillows and duvets smelled a bit - I'm not sure how often they are washed. The rest of the facility is very clean. Excellent breakfast, superb location, and great staff. Highly recommend

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
City Hostel Seattle, Seattle, USA
9.1
28th Nov 2014

Great staff, although they should know more than just one type of going out fun or recommendations. Wonderful location, very friendly staff, decent breakfast and rather clean. It would be nice if they would put shelves or chairs in the shower room to assist with clothes not getting wet.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Station Hostel for Backpackers, Cologne, Germany
8.9
4th Dec 2013

Wonderfully close to the train station, staff answered questions readily, comfortable and clean beds

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
7.7
3rd May 2013

Location is either crappy because 10 min walk to Miraflores or else great because 10 min to beach. Much of staff only knew limited English but very nice. Ask for help how to use water heater in bathroom. Nice set up. Floors a bit dirty and should have rugs in bathroom. Overall nice hostel that has a nice,chill vibe. Great for beach time.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Pariwana Hostel Cusco, Cusco, Peru
9.1
28th Apr 2013

Bit pricey, but a lot comes with it. Clean, nice to have outlets in private lockers. There was no hot water, but they responded and was quickly fixed. Great group activities and created very nice communal spirit. Nice to have the friendly tour/travel contact right in the hostel. Enjoyed the always ready tea. Great location. Perhaps some of the staff spoke limited English, but overall it was a great stay!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
6.9
26th Apr 2013

Excellent location - so convenient being almost right off Avenida Arequipa. But it felt grungy and a bit run-down. There is potential. The bathroom/shower door was broken, no place to set anything down and felt awkward to use. At one point every toilet in the place was out of paper. The place feels like it needs a good, deep cleaning. It does have a very chill atmosphere, but is not conducive to meeting other people. The staff were nice, however spoke kinda limited English.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The Palace Hostel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
8.6
30th Nov 2012

Shannon is a gem and really makes the scene for the place - along with the rest of the staff. Great atmosphere, really helpful with information, and relaxed. The location is pretty ideal - the staff really know the area which makes it even better. Could pretty much walk or have bus access to most things. Staff helpful with taxis as well. The trickle water pressure and only 2.5 baths a little trying, but not fine. Def would stay again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Duo Housing DC, Washington DC, USA
8.3
30th Jun 2012

Staff left a little to be desired, not the most friendly. Very clean, good location. Only one toilet per floor a little annoying. Overall would stay again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Capital View, Washington DC, USA
6.9
28th Jan 2012

There was no hot water the entire three days I was there. The staff seems to live there, which seems a bit odd, along with some regulars who are a bit creepy. although the hostel is super close to Chinatown and Union Station, it is still in a bit of a dodgy area - lots of creepers roaming around. The rooms were rather clean and the kitchen area also seemed nice. Kinda cold - especially with no hot water. And there were cabanas for showers - only 1 closed stall. Overall, alright

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Astor Kensington, London, England
8.3
12th Jun 2011

It was a really nice hostel. The staff were extremely kind and helpful, especially with getting directions where to go places. Bathrooms smelled a little mildewy, but that is pretty typical of old buildings. Def would recommend!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel, London, England
8.0
10th Jun 2011

The locations is excellent. Really got annoyed when I had to be shifted rooms (but it was me and 3 other ppl) during a 2 night stay. The staff tried to be really nice and accommodating though. The showers were icy-cold, had no water pressure and the temperature level cannot be adjusted. Bathrooms were so-so and smelled, but that is pretty typical of a huge hostel. Staff did go from room to room trying to organize a pub-crawl, so they were super friendly.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
YHA Cambridge, Cambridge, England
8.0
9th Jun 2011

Hostel is close to the train station, which is awesome, but 20 minutes walk from the city. So, good yet bad local. Typical YHA place, very clean, very institutionalized (which isn't bad). Nice staff and really, really good breakfast!!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Smart Russell Square Hostel, London, England
7.0
8th Jun 2011

Location is good. It is a huge hostel and gets really chaotic and therefore is a little difficult to keep tidy. The staff were a little overwhelmed and English was a little bit difficult. There is a night security guy, but since there are so many ppl security seemed a bit of an issue. Cold showers, lackluster breakfast, but not bad for a couple of nights stay, especially for the price!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel ROOM Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
7.0
7th Jun 2011

The hostel is rather out of the way from any of the night spots rented a bike and it was about a 10 minutes bike ride to get places), has a cute atmosphere, but there is no night reception. Gets really loud and it was difficult to sleep because of this and ppl hanging around being loud (staff took part in this as well, so there was no use complaining). Hot showers and a decent breakfast and the day staff tried to be quite accommodating.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
RentRooms Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
7.7
25th May 2011

Staff were nice, but only when they had time (meaning they chose when they had time). Awesome central location. Cute atmosphere, but there is no night reception. Would certainly stay again

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Alibi Hostel, Vienna, Austria
6.7
23rd Aug 2009

It really wasn't that great a hostel. Local pretty good, and very clean and quiet

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Believe-it-or-Not, Vienna, Austria
9.7
23rd Aug 2009

She is sooo great! Fun, very friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
PLUS Camping Jolly, Venice, Italy
8.0
20th Aug 2009

The bus back and forth is really good. Nice campsite.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
8.7
18th Jul 2009

A very nice stay and hostel in Paris!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Zorbas Hotel, Athens, Greece
5.7
22nd Jun 2009

Truly is in an area with IV drug users. Kinda far from all locations (nightlife and tourist). Only one room per room not too bad because staff were there all the time with the buzzer door system. Bathroom quite dirty, and over all really not clean. But the AC did work and the staff were helpful with questions. Overall wouldn't stay there again, but it was cheap...

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Hostal La Mimosa, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
8.7
23rd Mar 2009

Great people, and an awesome hostal. Certainly not near the city of Palma, but it is nearer the beaches and the surrounding area is quite nice. Would certainly stay again!!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Terramar, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
6.7
21st Mar 2009

Hostel is located right by the night club strip, but it is a small hike into the actual city. Seemed dirty and a little run down though. Staff were alright, one did speak very good english. All in all not too bad an experience. But I would only stay there to be close to the night scene.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Dublin International (YHA), Dublin, Ireland
6.7
17th Mar 2009

Way out of the way in a less than pleasant corner of Dublin. Good 20 minute way to get places. Not the most impressed but it is very clean

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
9.0
11th Mar 2009

Great place to stay. A little bit out of the way though. I would certainly stay again!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
7.0
8th Mar 2009

Yup loud bar open late, but full of townies mixed with some hostel ppl. Really not that close to anything good. Very nice staff though

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
St Christopher's Greenwich, London, England
6.3
8th Mar 2009

Greenwich is NOT London!! Good city for a visit, just it is not London... Most of staff where nice and helpful but not all. It is a chain, which well. Has its ups and downs

View Property Reply

Hi, thank you for your review. Greenwich is 12 mins by train into central london, as described on our welcome page. Enjoy the rest of your travels...

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
St Christopher's Camden, London, England
7.0
5th Mar 2009

Little far out of the way. Plus the area is not the nicest for most people. Alternative area that is kinda creepy at night. Good breakfast and the down stairs restaurant is convienent.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Hanse-Hostel Rostock, Rostock, Germany
9.3
27th Feb 2009

Fantastic place! Warm atmosphere right in the middle of the city. Only a 2 minute walk from the tram station and the collegy area of town. Staff totally wonderful!! She was so nice and patient and took the time to point out all of the cites for me!! So great. Tasty breakfast as well. So going back!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
City Youth Hostel Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
9.0
21st Feb 2009

Great place, staff very friendly. A little far from City Center, but workable. Would go back!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Kangaroo-Stop, Dresden, Germany
8.7
31st Dec 2008

Just watch out about having to pay for the sheets and towels. Staff were nice, the gal with alternative gal with black hair was exceptionally nice and accomedating. Would recommend!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Lette`m Sleep Hostel, Nuremberg, Germany
5.7
30th Dec 2008

Have to pay for the sheets and a towel extra, no locks on the room doors so security was really lacking. Whole place was cold and not very well lit. Things reeked of bleach, yet really didn't seem very clean. The gal at the desk the first night was totally unfriendly and the gal the second day was, so hard to call there. But having to ring a bell to call the people out of a back room is not very friendly. Would not recommend

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
7.3
18th Sep 2008

School groups come there, so if you don't mind being swarmed by teenagers... it's ok. Kinda far from things though

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Sleepzone, Galway, Ireland
8.7
16th Feb 2007

Great place to go, awesome staff. More quiet place to stay, at least during the week. Would stay there again

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
7.3
8th Feb 2007

Watch out because the bar does not stay open as long as advertised. Staff could be friendlier, and it is a good walk from the sights. Other than that alright

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
8.3
6th Feb 2007

Kinda far from things, but a great bar and fun place!!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Avalon House, Dublin, Ireland
9.3
4th Feb 2007

Great time, will certainly stay there again the next time in Dublin

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pountama
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Belfast International Youth Hostel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
8.0
3rd Feb 2007

Was a very interesting place, good hostel, just not as close to htings as I had hoped

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

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