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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoyed my stay, nice people.
nice enough, would go back, friendly staff make a pleasant difference in a rather rude city
splendid, would go back.
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