This hostel has the potential to be great, WHEN IT'S FINISHED. Good beds and kitchen, ok location. But, hammering and drilling right outside our room at 8am. Wifi works about 40% of the time, "they're working on it." No lockers in the 12-bed dorm, a few in the hall IF they are not taken. Area that WILL be the super-cool chill-out space, with a projector with movies, but that is now piles of tools. Bathroom flooded and out of service one day. Should be HALF PRICE until they FINISH the place!
Hostel heaven for American college students who want to take the frat party abroad with them (and anyone else who might like this experience), the environment is very familiar, Nick and staff go out of their way to accommodate and make every guest feel at home. The free pancake breakfast is delicious, and the communal style vegetarian dinners for 1 euro (with wine!) is a great way to meet other guests. The queen-size beds are quite a luxury. Beer pong and pub crawl in Bairro Alto every night!
Combines the best of both a hostel and a homestay, extremely cozy and comfortable, and with more amenities and little extras than even some hotels. Lilly is amazing, so sweet and cool, she naturally makes it feel like you've come to visit and stay in her flat, and you instantly feel at home. I can see why it's called "Believe-It-Or-Not," after staying here, I believe it! Thanks so much Lilly!
Facilities were excellent, felt like a hotel, just with more beds in the room. Everything was new and very clean. Having said that, it felt a little cold and austere, both for the decor and the somewhat chilly reception of the staff. It's also a bit out-of-the-way, though well-connected by metro to get the center and some of the main sights. I'll probably try a different hostel next time I'm in Paris, but it's a decent option considering the lack of choice and high prices throughout Paris.
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By far the rudest staff I've encountered in all of my travels, these people have no business being in the hospitality industry. Just ONE example: A few of us were having a nice chat in the common area, when the manager angrily told us to be quiet or leave so he could watch his TV show. It seems they are getting by on being one of only 3 hostels in Eilat, and could not care less about petty things like "customer service." Book the HI or Arava if you can...if not, good luck friend.
Though initially it looks a little shabby (as does a lot of Tel Aviv itself), it has a nice character inside, with a friendly environment encouraging travelers to cook together in the kitchen or have some beers in the backyard. Great location near nightlife, food and crafts markets, and not too far from train and bus stations. Also the beds are really good for a hostel, at least in the 6-person dorm, and the staff is helpful and cool.
Staff ranged from extremely nice and helpful, to standard Israeli bluntness, to rather rude, depending on who. The place is nice enough, clean and comfortable, though 11pm is lights out, with reception, lobby, computers, kitchen, and indoor common areas shutting down, so the "fun" rating here is pretty low. Having said this, it's pretty much the only game in town, so if you must come to Haifa (which in itself doesn't have much going for it), you're gonna book here, and you could do a lot worse.
One of the best hostels I've stayed in, super-clean, great activities, informative and friendly staff, and well-located. The breakfast is impressive for a hostel: in addition to the standard toast and jam, they provide cottage cheese, fruit, cucumber and tomato salad, cereal and milk, and more. Good bar, nice social atmosphere. Towels, soap provided. You have to set the water heater timer for 20 before taking a hot shower in the ensuite rooms, but the showers down the hall are instantly hot.
Perfectly good and affordable accommodation in an expensive city. Though a bit far from some of the main tourist attractions, the metro is easy to navigate, and it's only a 20 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower. The room was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. Definitely recommend this one within it's price range.
Intermittent water problems, but good other than that. I stayed in 3 hostels in Mexico City and this by far had the most social vibe, with a rooftop terrace and bar. Also the location is good for exploring different neighborhoods, and it's walking distance from good nightlife in Condesa.
the party is HERE
Pretty much sets the standard for hostels. Cool, helpful and knowledgeable staff, clean and comfortable, great rooftop terrace with bar to hang out (don't miss the bbq Wednesday night), perfect central location for exploring the various neighborhoods of BA.
Puerto Iguazu is a charming little town and good base for exploring the Argentine side of the Falls, and this is a perfectly located, comfortable, cool and fun place to hang out after a long day at the Falls.
Very small, only an 8-bed dorm and a couples room, but on a block with many other hostels, so always people to meet. Sylvia the owner is fun and takes good care of her guests.
Clean, new, perfectly located,only problem for me was it was a bit big and impersonal, but if you don´t mind that it´s a perfect place to stay in Valencia and more than what you´d expect for the cost. Staff was also very helpful and informative.
Only stayed one night, wish I could have stayed more. Very welcoming vibe & relaxed atmosphere. Claudia the owner is so cool, she and her staff make you feel at home.
Feels like home, Papa Giovanni takes care of you, often cooks tasty lunch or dinner, & he or Valeria greet you with a very informative and entertaining orientation of the city and possible daytrips. Nice atmosphere, easy to meet people, well located within the historic part of Napoli. Valeria is the best, she's so funny and she loves American boys! ; )
Chozahn is extremely accomodating and even made dinner for everybody one night. Very clean and comfortable, easy to meet people. Not really a party hostel, as it quiets down around midnight, but you are in Rome, so no problem finding nightlife if you want.
Very comfortable, more like an apartment than a hostel, with living room, dining room, full kitchen (but no toaster or microwave), only five people in entire place, so no problem sharing bathroom.
perfect - stay here - Clara takes care of you more like a guesthouse than a hostel, great full breakfast to start the day, very comfortable.
More like a hotel room but with six beds in it. Thank God for A/C in hot humid Venice. Free (slow) internet is far away in check-in office. No common room, kitchen, not much opportunity for socialising except in the room. Overall a comfortable place to stay and a good spot from which to explore Venice. Helpful front desk staff.
This hostel claims to be run by former backpackers who know what we are looking for in a hostel, however: They are closed from 4am-7am, though Barcelona parties til 5 or 6am; they lockout for cleaning from 12-2pm, so good luck sleeping in; the kitchen is only open from 2pm - 10:30pm, so good luck making breakfast with those money-saving groceries you bought (then they conveniently charge 2.50 for the same measly breakfast most hostels have for free). The common room is also part of the kitchen, so if you're having a nice time hanging out with your fellow travellers prepare to be kicked out at 10:30pm. They only have one computer, and they charge for using it (I'm paying right now). The phone in the lobby only takes coins, so you can't use your calling card (or you can wander around the streets in your pajamas looking for a payphone). And there is no laundry service, so enjoy spending half a day of your already short vacation at the nearest laundromat (once you find it). Don't get me wrong, it's not all bad, my ratings speak for themselves. Put it this way: If you're coming to Barcelona to sleep, this is your hostel. Book immediately. If you don't mind these unusual rules that end up inconveniencing you and costing you money, then you will enjoy the central location, cleanliness, and general comfort of this hostel. Plus the 2 female owners of this hostel who made these rules happen to be pretty damn hot, so it's hard to stay mad at them. And if you took the time to read this whole review, you may have even less of a life than I have : )
Extremely friendly and helpful staff. I stayed for 9 days and they really made me feel at home. Couldn't be better located, nice homey feel. Couldn't count on a hot shower every time, but it was at least always warm.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Only a couple little qualms, like toilet paper ran out a couple times and breakfast ran out once. Located across the river from main attractions (unless youŕe there for Feria de Abril), so a bit of a walk. But very clean, nice set-up, comfortable, and nice helpful staff.
Men´s bathroom smells of rancid urine. Room 3 extremely hot & stuffy, and is facing men´s bathroom, which did I mention smells of rancid urine?
A bit large and impersonal, but has everything you need.
Couldn't be better located, impeccably clean, relatively quiet (not a party hostel). A bit cramped and no common room, and room 5 a bit stuffy, but all in all excellent.