Reviews: pountama

Location: USA, Gender: Female, Age: 33
89%

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


77%

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.


Pariwana Hostel Cusco

Cusco, Peru
91%

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!


69%

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.


The Palace Hostel

San Juan, Puerto Rico
86%

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.


Duo Housing DC

Washington DC, USA
83%

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.


Capital View

Washington DC, USA
69%

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


Astor Kensington

London, England
83%

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!


Smart Hyde Park Inn

London, England
80%

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.


YHA Cambridge

Cambridge, England
80%

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!!


Smart Russell Square

London, England
70%

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!


Hostel ROOM Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
70%

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.


RentRooms Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece
77%

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


Alibi Hostel

Vienna, Austria
67%

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


Believe-it-or-Not

Vienna, Austria
97%

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


PLUS Camping Jolly

Venice, Italy
80%

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


87%

A very nice stay and hostel in Paris!


Zorbas Hotel

Athens, Greece
57%

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...


Hostal La Mimosa

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
87%

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!!


Terramar

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
67%

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.


Dublin International (YHA)

Dublin, Ireland
67%

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


90%

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


St Christopher's Greenwich

London, England
63%

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
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...

70%

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


St Christopher's Camden

London, England
70%

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.


Hanse-Hostel Rostock

Rostock, Germany
93%

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!


City Youth Hostel Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf, Germany
90%

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


Kangaroo-Stop

Dresden, Germany
87%

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!


Lette`m Sleep Hostel

Nuremberg, Germany
57%

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


73%

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


Sleepzone

Galway, Ireland
87%

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


73%

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


83%

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


Avalon House

Dublin, Ireland
93%

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


Belfast International Youth Hostel

Belfast, Northern Ireland
80%

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