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Reviews: blade_928

Location England, Gender Male, Age 35

  • blade_928
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
Backpackers Paradise, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
10.0
19th Jan 2014

Amazing welcome and such helpful staff/ owners. So many highlights of South Africa not to be missed near this hostel, great food, only clean hostel I found in South Africa with ample charging points that won't electrocute you! Don't miss this part of SA if your backpacking

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • blade_928
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
Island Vibe Backpackers, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
8.3
17th Jan 2014

Amazing location best there is, great food, lots to do, fun night life at hostel bar, nice staff generally, cheap and cheerful, small lockers for valuables, other than that you can walk into anyone's room and it's poor security, loud and drunken and lots of fun! 1 charge point in room of 6 hanging of the wall with wires showing, broken tiles in showers not that clean etc but..great place

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • blade_928
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
Tekweni Backpackers Hostel, Durban, South Africa
6.9
10th Jan 2014

I didn't hate the place but I'm not fussy.. only 1 charge point in room of 10, no lockers, nothing works properly, staff are ok nice enough, near to some dodgy night life (Blackpool meets SA) durbans a hole, so much more to see in SA, lots of locals hanging round in hostel, not an amazing party hostel as sold, near to supermarket, it is in safer part of city, an average bed for the night then move on quick! It's so so

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Thanks for your review. Sounds like you either caught us at a bad time or we caught you at a bad time. Some positive there though and we will definitely pay attention to your not so positive points. We love Durb's as do many, many others and definitely don't think it is "a hole" but everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • blade_928
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
Shoestrings Airport Lodge, Johannesburg, South Africa
6.6
5th Jan 2014

Rob the owner is a nice guy, near to the airport if that's what you need, Baz bus picks up here plus Kruger. Cheap food and bar at nearby hotel. Nothing to do at hostel and way out of city. Rob will pick you up from airport for free. No party hostel

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • blade_928
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
Pineapple Park Kona, Kailua-Kona, USA
10.0
26th Oct 2012

I would recommend this hostel whole heatedly to anyone, Annie who runs it is a total legend and rather than a hostel it's like being a guest in her home. You do really need a car or be willing to hitchhike on the big island but for me it was the best island and this is the perfect base. It's very hippy, chilled place, near to wild dolphins, giant manta rays, and great snorkelling. Met such cool people, loved it, thanks Annie and co :)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • blade_928
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
City Backpackers Hostel, Stockholm, Sweden
8.9
30th Jul 2012

Great location, staff, first time in Sweden and I loved it was very happy with the hostel. No problems, lockers in room, felt secure. Baggage room could do with being bigger and better organised Is only comment I'd have if I was looking to fault. On the plus staff were lovely, plenty going on, put yourself out there and you'll meet people. Hostels in Europe are often not up to those in many other parts of the world but thisus a pretty good one :)

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • blade_928
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
7.7
10th May 2010

Ok its not the cleanest, it has very little security BUT...its awsome, I heard of nothing being stolen and I had no issues, the staff were great, the location amazing, its a superb area and sooo much fun to be had. I was on my own and met loads of cool people I am still in touch with, stayed at this hostel for 2 weeks!! I've had better breakfasts, theres a noise curfew, but loads of clubs, pubs and people to go with..loved it, thanks to all the staff I became friends with... try it!!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • blade_928
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
Balmers Hostel, Interlaken, Switzerland
8.7
8th Aug 2007

I had such a good time at this hostel, great bar downstairs and great people, they kick you out in the morning which is a pain as I am a late night, late to rise type of person but hey, I loved it, staff nothing special, no great freebes but good for europe where hostels can be shocking!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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