Reviews: Anonymous


Excellent hostel. Really friendly staff, free breakfast and dinner, lots of free activities and other tidbits too. Highly recommend.

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Hi! I am glad to hear that you had a great time staying with us. You are always welcome to come back. Hope see you soon.

Cimarron House

Los Angeles, USA

PROS: It's cool to stay in a mansion, the pool is ace, the breakfast is good, the staff are (for the most part) very friendly and the price is great. Laundry is free too. CONS: It's in the middle of nowhere in terms of bars or whatnot. No bar in the hostel either. Not set up that great to meet people, apart from the ace pool area. Also I think the family are still living there now so it's kind of weird - you're never really sure where you're allowed to go and where not. Wi-fi is iffy.

Firehouse Hostel

Austin, USA

It's in an old firehouse so the building is a bit cold and grotty in places - for example, the bathrooms... but the staff are cool, the deluxe dorm beds are definitely worth the extra 3 bucks (sturdier bunks, your own lamp and power outlet, more privacy) and the breakfast is fantastic for a hostel.


The shower does get hot but takes 10 minutes to do so. The beds are wire which flip. The wi-fi is non-existent. I encountered two members of staff while I was there - one who was super friendly and helpful and the other who was one of the least friendly people I've ever met in a hostel. Most of the guests seemed to be older folk who stayed there permanently. My room was not cleaned once during my 3 days there. In terms of hostels, you can definitely do worse - but you can do so much better.


The vibe of the hostel is really cool and it's easy to meet people because of the setup. The pool is a nice feature and the breakfast, though not free, is cheap and delicious. Staff are helpful without being super friendly. The rooms are a bit shoddy - old, cold and sort of crumbling... but they did give space heaters and extra blankets on request. All in all a decent hostel and a good place to meet folk.

Hostel Papaya Getsemani

Cartagena, Colombia

Well-placed hostel right off Plaza de la Trinidad. Decent price, good breakfast, quick laundry service, and more than anything else, lovely staff. The girl who worked the day shift went out of her way to help - it makes such a difference to the ambiance of a hostel.

El Viajero San Andres Hostel & Suites

San Andres Island, Colombia

Great hostel. Nice staff, fun bar, good location. Only downsides - internet is crappy and it can be noisy at night, though that didn't bother me.

Backpackers House Paraty

Paraty, Brazil

Fantastic atmosphere and really friendly staff, just like (almost literally) staying in someone's home. What other reviewers have said about the breakfast is all true. Only downsides: 2 bathrooms for 20 people is really a stretch, and the internet sucks. But other than that, great hostel.

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Thanks Jonny; there is 2 bathrooms and 1 extra shower for 16 people and 2 other bathrooms in the private rooms. Anyway I know that we need 2 more bathrooms/showers but till next summer i will not have that space. Internet was bad this days cause the provider in town in changing the hole net....they say....:( nos vemos, huevón!! :)

El Misti Hostel Salvador

Salvador, Brazil

Great breakfast, great staff, good location. Only downside was the Wi-Fi, which was intermittent and very frustrating at times, and the shortage of hot showers. More hammocks would have bee delightful as well, but that's pretty much a given regardless of the existing number of hammocks. Decent hostel.

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Dear guest, Jonathan We appreciate your detailed review and we would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. Please rest assured that we will address your recommendations for the improvement of our hostel. Kind regards, Fabiana dos Santos Management

Mahatu Leticia Hostel

Leticia, Colombia

Decent hostel with a friendly owner who will go out of his way to help. Large selection of hammocks, which is great. Internet is iffy. The pool is a bit of a joke, and the bar closes at 10pm... but it's the jungle... not really a party place!

Lleras Park Hostel

Medellin, Colombia

The lady who owns it is a total nutter but very, very friendly and will go out of her way to help you. The rooftop terrace is quite nice and the showers are the some of the best I've had in South America! No bar is a shame.


Pros: right on the beach, fantastic food for cheap prices, decent communal living area, decent internet speed. Cons: kitchen is a bit of a joke (one hob and that's pretty much it), showers are iffy on temperature and could do with a spruce, 4 bed dorm is pretty musty smelling. Staff are for the most part very friendly though it's a bit hard to know who works there and who doesn't! And the mini skateboard half-pipe is a death trap ha.

Hospedaje Brabant

Nazca, Peru

Very friendly staff who spoke english and were able to help with booking flights over the lines at reasonable rates and dune buggying.

Hotel Utama

Copacabana, Bolivia

Nice rooms, hot shower, very friendly staff and the best breakfast I've had in a hotel for the price.

HI Holandes

Ilha Grande, Brazil

Very nicely laid-out hostel. Little bit further back from the beach but only like 5 mins - close enough to join the party but far enough away to not be bothered by it when you wanted to sleep! Facilities were great and the staff helpful though didn't have english, the guy who was there most of the time was a bit gruff but always got there in the end. Would recommend.

YHA Franz Josef

Franz Josef, New Zealand

very nice hostel, good kitchen facilities and free sauna. also individual lights by each of the beds in the dorm are very useful for reading when everyone else wants to sleep.


Very good hostel, one of the best I've been to. En-suite bathrooms were very nice but in a 10-bed dorm it was a bit difficult only having one toilet and shower in the same bathroom!

Hostel Zeus

Athens, Greece

good value hostel in ideal part of city, close to all the sights and 2 metro stations. staff were very helpful and came out drinking with us one night - sam the bartender is a living legend!