Reviews: mmunger

Location: Canada, Gender: Male, Age: 38

Nomad Cave Hostel

Goreme, Turkey

This is a nice place. The staff helps you and tells you about the scams you should avoid when paying for tours in Cappadocia. Great cave dorms and a very cool common room where travelers can meet. You have to go outside for the bathrooms, which is fine in the summer, but I can imagine how cold it gets in autumn and winter. Nice breakfast in the morning and there is a laundry service. One of the rare hostel Wi-Fi's that work in Turkey. Haha.

Deeps Hostel

Ankara, Turkey

This is a nice little hostel but it shows there is no competition around. The staff is friendly but some of them are unable to really help you when you are looking to find travel information. My dorm wasn't exactly the cleanest. But that may be because of one of the guests, who was really dirty...

Bahaus Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey

The best here is the staff. The manager is super friendly and he helps you to go beyond typical attractions ans tourist traps. He organizes little events and an "off the beatrn path" walking tour. I highly recommend the 14-bed dorm because there is plenty of space there, with curtains for every bed. The Wi-Fi could be improved a bit and unfortunately, there is no washing machine. This hostel remains a great one.

New York Budget Inn

New York, USA

If you are used to European-style hostels with a power plug at every bed and every imaginable service, you will not get that. But this hostel is well located in the Midtown, with access to the subway. Staff is professional and helpful. Most rooms are a bit small. Some of the rest rooms are tiny and the air is hot. But I guess this comes with the territory in New York, Still a much better deal than expensive Manhattan hotels or distance New Jersey hotels.

Balkan Han Hostel

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

One of my favorite hostels in this trip. The dorms, common areas and showers are super clean, comfortable with lively colours. The location is close enough to the city center. The owner helped me to book transportation as I needed to get back to Belgrade, and he handles landry. I recommend it a lot more than the other hostel I tried in Sarajevo!

Hostel Majdas

Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina

This definitely was a nice hostel, operated by a local Bosnian who cares about the people and the quality of the experience. Very friendly common area and garden. Everything is very clean. The showers add a great touch for people who appreciate comfort. Nice little breakfast in the morning. Majda answers all your questions about day trips and about getting around.

Dubrovnik Backpackers Club

Dubrovnik, Croatia

What brings people here is the atmosphere. The common rooms, especially outside, make for a great place to hang out, get to know hostellers and have a beer. The staff makes amazing breakfast in the morning (French toast and eggs). The weakness here was the air quality and humidity in the dorm downstairs. It wasn't exactly the best for me. People with asthma may have a second thought about the dorm in this place.

Hostel Emanuel

Split, Croatia

Good place... if you want a truly quiet hostel. The beds are big, closed on one side and have a curtain on the other side. There is no common room and no kitchen, however. Toni, whi handles the reception, is very nice and helpful but present only for check-in and on request when you send an email. You get a donut and coffee at breakfast time.

The Hostel

Zadar, Croatia

Nice comfy place with very clean dorm and showers. The dorm has white color with black accent, definitely well decorated. Everything is carefully picked. The kitchen is a bit small but you can still cook breakfast there if you wish to. Nice place to stay, 5 minutes away on foot near the old town.

Hedonist Hostel

Belgrade, Serbia

The staff is very fun and charming. In the morning, they will make turkish coffee on request so you can discover it. There are nights when they make crêpes. The location is in a slightly more upscale residential neighbourhood than others and the price for accommodation is more than fair. I loved the place because it was cosy and friendly. It was very easy to meet people and have a beer with them. I look forward to be back here for a couple of days at the end of my trip, before flying out.


Great place to stay overall. The free Wi-Fi is especially appreciated, since too rare in Germany.

Steffi's Hostel Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Former tobacco factory with large rooms, high ceilings, friendly staff and clean place. I highly recommend it and I have been in a lot of hostels in the last 10 years :-)

Emma Hostel

Warsaw, Poland

I was not impressed by this hostel. The staff was not friendly, rather cold and unable to even make conversation. Vaccuum cleaning the dorms wouldn't be a bad idea. My luggage picked up chunks of dust from the floor! The shower heads are made of cheap plastic and some have been patched up with sticky tape, but it keeps falling while you shower. This place is only about location and security if you ask me.

Mamas & Papas Hostel

Gdansk, Poland

Greay hostel, a short bus drive from the main sights. Fun and helpful family-oriented staff. I recommend it to anyone!

Cinnamon Hostel

Wroclaw, Poland

Two important shortcomings. The common room had a fire several weeks ago and instead of cleaning it up, they closed it down but it still smells fire in the corridors, despite the cinnamon scent that they put everywhere. Seriously. The reception has become the common room. The second problem is breakfast. It is bread and jam in a kitchen that has only TWO seats. Not an interesting experience at all.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Michel! We are finally finished with refreshing the hostel after the fire you mentioned. The hostel has new spaces, like two common rooms and a much bigger kitchen with 12-15 seats (!!!) The breakfast consists of more then just bread and jam, you have also spread cheese, ketchup, all sorts of cornflakes with milk and coffee and tea - remember that we are a hostel NOT hotel. We did not clean up the place until then because in Poland all proceeders like claiming compenstation by the insurance company take ages... But we did it finally and so I invite you once again and offer you a 30% discount this time to convince you even stronger ;) Wish you all the best and greetings from Wrocław :)

Flamingo Hostel Zakopane

Zakopane, Poland

Ver helpful staff, good location if you need to take the bus to Morskie Oko. Touristy area, but it is mostly Polish visitors.

Hostel Tyn

Prague, Czech Republic

Given the scarcity of laundromats and their limited opening hours, the lack of a washing machine in this hostel is a major disadvantage. That's if you want to spend your daytime visiting Prague, not washing your clothing.

Hostel 6

Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia

This is the cleanest hostel I ever visited. Old building but rather modern inside. Plenty of locks to keep your things and yourself safe. Great views over the city from balcony. Full kitchen to make food. Very quiet at night for sleeping.


This place looks good, especially the bar area. The girl at the bar is charming, but her colleagues can be unpleasant. The food and beer at the bar are great. Prices are good. The common room is nice, it has a washing machine for free, even free soap. Nice LCD TV with satellite signal from Deutsche Telekom. Showers are very modern, which is good when you like being clean. The rooms could be much cleaner, however. Breakfast is crap. Security could improve, they let people in withou checking.