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  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Berat Backpackers Hostel, Berat, Albania
8.9
12th Jun 2016

I enjoyed it but as noted by others the ablutions are a little limited and the kitchen dining area is cramped and just doesnt work. Only half full so former wasnt a problem. It has a spiffing garden. Opt for the larger dorm if you want a view altho it is a bit cramped. All up, nice building and people but if showering, teeth brushing and going to the potty are your thing tread carefully in peak season. Oh and charge your gadgetry before arrival. working plugs are rare.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hanoi Tomodachi House, Hanoi, Vietnam
8.9
5th May 2016

Nice place, friendly staff. Not in funky part of old town but not too far away and has its own carfree alleys with streetfood and a few bai hoi spots nearby. if thats your thing. And it should be. Just note, if your tired of sitting on stupid blue kids stools at Viet cafes, these guys make you sit on the floor for breakfast. To be honest the floor probably trumps said Lilliputlian stools but a proper table and chair would be nice. Have a nice holiday.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • Anonymous
  • Algeria, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Transylvania Hostel, Cluj Napoca, Romania
9.1
22nd Oct 2015

Great place, plenty of space, pleasant communal areas. If you're looking to check out negatives, as you probably are, I suppose they have taken to capitalism with a little too much gusto, charging for little things other Romanian hostels I stayed at provide for free. It wasnt a big deal but might be for budding socialists (or indeed communists). The staff are all really lovely. Id return.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Pineapple Backpackers Hostel, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
7.4
14th May 2015

Clean, very comfy and peaceful BUT sterile and location not much use unless you plan on hanging out at the train station. There is a large table at the kitchen but it lacks ambiance. This is a large city so walking about is a lengthy process and for me all the interesting parts were in Yancheng. If you stay near that area you can avoid spending half your day on the metro.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
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    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Meander Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
10.0
12th May 2015

yeah great spot. Unlikely to disappoint, got it all plus spacious, light living area etc and nice little walking tours at night. Note the smaller rooms are a bit cramped so better to go for larger ones.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Agga Guest House, Yangon, Myanmar
8.0
19th Jul 2014

Nice clean place, close enough to the centre, head to 19th st for food. Just beware if you like a medium or soft bed this place probably isnt for you, the beds are very VERY hard. Much like sleeping on a wooden table. I suppose to be fair a table with a table cloth. Also if you have expensive shoes or carry only one pair dont leave them outside, there were 2 (at least) thefts when i was there. Note to owners, the breakfast area should be opened up during the day. Seems a waste of space.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Rucksack Inn @ HongKong Street, Singapore, Singapore
8.0
15th Jul 2014

Nice enough, does the job given the space issues in HK, pleasant people. Just note a large chunk of it is on the 13th floor so expect more time in old lifts. Also I suggest you dont book in advance, I was rewarded with a bed that was simply a mattress on the floor under a set of double bunks. Turn up on the day or call and get them to guarantee you dont get such a bed or something like that.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
A&O Köln Neumarkt, Cologne, Germany
4.9
20th Jun 2014

like a large office block with grumpy staff altho to be fair i arrived auite late so perhaps they were all tired. there is no kitchen so no fridge or anything like that and no atmosphere at all. good location and that is all, if you arrive with time to go to one that isnt quite so close to town i would recommend staying elsewhere. clean rooms tho.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Baxpax Kreuzberg Hostel, Berlin, Germany
8.6
18th Jun 2014

good place with plenty of common areas etc and nice staff. bit cramped in the dorms tho, too many beds, bit hard to swing a toothbrush let alone cat, if indeed you travel with a cat. just beware it tends to attract the preppy american or equally annoying gap year brit so if you are a bit tired and fancy going to bed ealry eg about 3am you will probably hear a bunch of them jabbering about inane topics at the top of their collective voices so perhaps doze in a bus stop until about 7

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
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    • 8.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Cafe Hostel, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
9.1
12th Jun 2014

Seems a bit weird at first as it is the upstairs floor of a cafe, as the name suggests, therefore doesnt open until late afternoon so you have to lug your bag around but its a nice old place, the room is great, bright, room for a table and all that.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Maverick City Lodge, Budapest, Hungary
9.1
8th May 2014

It is bigger than I thought and a bit like a youth hostel so no family sort of atmosphere or anything like that but the staff were excellent and facilities brilliant and if you are trying to work out where everything happens simply from a map, look no further, the location is bang on with 1 billion (roughly) cool bars, cafes etc within a 500m radius.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Avalon Rooms, Oradea, Romania
8.3
7th May 2014

It's a bit further from the happenings than one might expect especially when one gets to the street, largely due to the painfully slow way the street numbers increase (after 400m i was still only up to about number 11) and it is probably a bit dark (windows open to wall of next bldg 3-4m away) but it is still pretty handy, easy to find and clean, safe and pretty much just what you need. i would easily just come back here if I returned to the city.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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    • 6.0Location
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Guesthouse Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
7.4
30th Apr 2014

Note the town is a bit more elongated than one might expect so the hotel's middle location is neither the castle area not the newer town, but its not a huge town so the location works well enough. Nice enough rooms but note that the website says "All of them are exposed to the south which reveals and unforgettable view of Veliko Tarnovo". this is in fact a lie, at lest 2 rooms face the street. so dont book this expecting to get a view, probably just depends on your luck on the day.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Old Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
10.0
28th Apr 2014

Too many "best hostel ever" reviews on this website but to be honest Im having trouble thinking of a better one than old plovdiv. The building is gorgeous, beds more comfortable than the usual plus proper beds, not double bunks, the garden is just so (not a dark alley way) and the staff particularly excellent. And there's a chunk of thracian wall in the breakfast room which makes a fine 5000 year old conversation piece. One finds it difficult to leave.

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It is so great to see, that our efforts to offer first class service are much appreciated ! Thank you for this wonderful feedback !!! It is great honor for me & my team, that you also recommended us to your friends ! You are always welcome back here ! Best regards Hristo

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
8.3
25th Apr 2014

They stuffed up my booking which isnt a good start but they sorted me out with a lovely old lady (with a room that is). From what i saw the hostel was OK, nice garden out back. Saw a very cool band in the bar. Just note that the whole "locals in the bar" thing manifested itself with mostly local couples chatting amongst themselves although Im sure they're all splendid folk as I found all Bulgarians to be. Except those curmudgeons selling train tickets.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Robinson Sunset House, Ohrid, Macedonia
10.0
18th Apr 2014

obviously the location is a bit pants if you want to be in town but once you get that out of your system the view to the albanian mountains is pretty cool. You're staying with a family, its a bit like a farm retreat. a thoroughly pleasant lakeside one, they are such good company, most splendid hosts. The directions are a little wrong, get off bus walk 100m and turn left (to avoid ending up in the lake), there is a drive between the houses, walk to the end and up the wee track.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Di Angolo Hostel, Ohrid, Macedonia
8.6
17th Apr 2014

supreme spot, and good for a night of slumber but a little sterile. plus i couldnt make the cursed aircon work (it was about 2 degrees outside). Spotless and airy but there are no staff so to speak - if you have any questions late at night (like how does the air con work) you have to wait until about 10am when the owners -who are very nice by the way- turn up to open the pizza shop below. The other hostel has more atmosphere (sunny lake thingy).

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
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    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
UNITY Hostel Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia
9.7
15th Apr 2014

They've thought of everything, most pleasant spot. Was nice to return to. location better than "Good", its very convenient, just not quite the "perfect" for which the full 5 marks is reserved.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Coliseum Rooms, Rome, Italy
6.9
25th May 2013

Got a last minute email before arrival saying I was being moved to a building up the road. Which is a little unprofessional, it assumes travellers are perpetually connected to the internet which is a stretch plus it assumes I dont mind being somewhere that I didnt book, also somewhat unprofessional. Having said that the room was fine and it was the same area so no hardship endured, quite enjoyed it really. it is still quite a walk from the coliseum though.

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Hi guys, I'm sorry for letting you know about the change at the last minute, but I really had a problem with the door of your room. I couldn't fix it that day, so I moved you to my friend's b&b, which is in the same street and at the same distance from the Metro stop. You also had an ensuite bathroom and tv at the same price. I think that's fair enough. The Coliseum is just 10 minutes away on foot.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Art y Casa Hostel, Barcelona, Spain
9.1
3rd Jun 2012

kinda small but all the better for it. only downside is that the only place to hang out is attached to the dormitory. apart from that its a grand, nice friendly spot. and si, i would return.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Zugdidi Hostel, Zugdidi, Georgia
5.7
29th Apr 2012

it's just someone's house, it has a nice shaded grassy outside area and the dorm is bright and airy but its about 25 mins from the train station (not 15) and if you follow the directions on the website you technically can not find the place. There are certainly no signs. It is difficult enough even with directions over the phone so email them first for proper directions and if you're stuck search for javaxishvili street, it is off that. Good luck.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Urban Hostel LLP (Backpackers), Singapore, Singapore
5.3
21st Jun 2011

Directions: yes it is close to the tube station but there isnt a big neon sign showing you the way. Come out the side (of 2 options) of the station that opens onto a large 4-5 acre space (half grass/trees, half carpark). On the left is a row of 2-3 story buildings with restaurants at bottom, leading up to a main road straight ahead. The hostel is in the next row behind this row at the train track end, ie it faces onto the next street over. Not a flash place but it does the trick.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
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    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
Kiev Central Station, Kiev, Ukraine
7.0
4th Jul 2010

If you are into the burbs this place is for you. Bright airy and quiet with a pleasant outlook over trees etc. It isnt really near anything tho and there is no tube station nearby so one must trek hither and thither. It isnt particularly close to the train station either tho technically it may be the closest.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
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    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
The Kosmonaut Hostel, Lviv, Ukraine
9.3
3rd Jul 2010

This place is the business as far as ukraine places go. Perhaps the only downside is rather thin walls or floors or something (ie can hear stuff outside your room). But nothing a few cheeky pints wont block out.

    • 0.0Value For Money
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    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
The Babushka Grand Hostel, Odessa, Ukraine
9.7
29th Jun 2010

Pretty cool setup. would very easily return. only minor downside is that the hostel seems to be the living room for a bunch of courtesans of the hostel owner but they are generally nice enough.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
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  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Kiev Backpackers, Kiev, Ukraine
7.0
26th Jun 2010

Possibly a little overrated but still pleasant enough. They dont answer emails which, in my case, meant I wasnt informed that the door code they sent me had changed when i arrived from the airport at 1am. Dorm slightly crowded, one bunk too many and seems to serve as the owner's drying room. Would probably try a different hostel if I returned to kiev. Perhaps this is the norm.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
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    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
New Peking Guest House, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
7.3
22nd Jun 2010

Enjoyed my stay, nice people.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
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    • 4.0Atmosphere
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  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
Yesinn @Fortress Hill, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
7.7
21st Jun 2010

nice enough, would go back, friendly staff make a pleasant difference in a rather rude city

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
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    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Logies Onderland, Gent, Belgium
9.7
3rd Jun 2007

splendid, would go back.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 8.0Atmosphere
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