Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Australia, Gender: Female,

Elton Bank Hotel

Manchester, England
60%

We stayed in August when the local uni students were on break and the whole area seemed deserted. Difficult to get to/from central Manchester without using a cab, and certainly difficult to get to Old Trafford which was the point of our visit. Only seemed to be one staff, who tried to be receptionist, breakfast cook, cleaner, information etc. Lots of stairs, building felt old, dark and creaky. Our attic room was odd, but light and bright with sink

  • 1st Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


The Fort Boutique Hostel

York, England
100%

Booked for my mum (60s) who stayed here for a weekend and loved it: Perfectly central to Minster. Thorough friendly welcome - paperwork quick and easy, showed me how to enter the keycode, use the lift, where the common areas were etc - all very new, as my part of the hostel only opened 2 days before! Modern unique individual interior, comfortable bed, storing suitcases on departure day was easy and efficient, tea/coffee/milk and biscuits in common kitchen.

  • 27th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (46 reviews)


Hostel Erottajanpuisto

Helsinki, Finland
89%

Nice hostel in a city where there aren't many hostels. Very centrally located close to the harbour and with lots of tram connections, friendly helpful staff who told me about the "tourist" tram (3B/3T) and had good maps, large lounge/kitchen area

  • 26th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


83%

Still a great hostel, and we've had really good stays here in the past, but there should definitely be different rate/booking option for the back rooms as ours was small, stuffy, pokey, hot, uncomfortable and had a view of a brick wall. I would happily have paid extra to have a room overlooking the beach, as we'd specifically booked St Christophers to have a good view of the half marathon

  • 16th Feb 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


94%

Amazing value double room on one of the busiest weekends of the year in Brighton. We were sceptical about booking St Christophers, but our room was great, incredible views of the beach and pier, 3rd floor so there wasn't much noise from the pub below. The room was a little faded, but clean and spacious, staff were friendly and the location can't be beaten. We'll be back!

  • 17th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Hostel Helvetia

Warsaw, Poland
89%

Nice stay. Creaky floors and doors made sleeping slightly challenging, and the dorm rooms are pretty small, but free breakfast, large common room, clean facilities, friendly staff and good location about 15 mins walk from Old Town were all good.

  • 4th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Hostel Happy Seven

Gdansk, Poland
100%

Great hostel walking distance from Gdansk's beautiful old town. Free breakfast, free computers/internet, great lounge and individually themed dorm rooms, cosy, clean, homely, pretty difficult to fault!

  • 4th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Zen House B&B

Rome, Italy
100%

What a beautiful stay, thankyou Giacomo! Quiet, peaceful, clean, interesting, friendly, cheap, great breakfast and sightseeing ideas. I'll be back next time I'm in Roma!

  • 18th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


80%

Pleasantly surprised, given the poor rating and the fact that I visited during Jazz Fest. Liked the authentic local building, and spacious dorm room which was half empty for my whole stay. Bathrooms and linen were clean, and garden was a great place to relax and meet other travellers. Some handsoap in the bathrooms would have helped.

  • 2nd May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Hostel Quetzal

Cancun, Mexico
89%

Great fun, great value with breakfast and dinner included, and really easy to meet people at dinner each night. Organised trips down to the hotel zone clubs for those who were interested, and were able to book tours as well. Friendly, welcoming owners. Dorm room is basic - bunkbeds and creaky fans, which made for some hot, noisy nights depending on how late people got home from the clubs, but the rooftop terrace, shady back garden and welcoming atmosphere definitely made it worth it.

  • 28th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Intersail

Amsterdam, Netherlands
83%

I've stayed in plenty of worse hostels in Amsterdam, and the intersail boat is fun and quirky for a night or two. The cabins are tiny (don't stay here if you're tall!), and very noisy (though this was mostly the fault of the travellers, not the boat). But, breakfast was good, the boat was well fitted out with drinks, icecreams, movies, large living area etc, the location is great, and waking up to a misty winter harbour was pretty cool.

  • 18th Nov 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Generator Hostel Dublin

Dublin, Ireland
100%

Wow, great hostel. New, clean, spacious. Breakfast, free internet, bar, comfy couches, laid back atmosphere. Great weekend!

  • 14th Oct 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


STF/IYHF af Chapman

Stockholm, Sweden
100%

Loved this place! Sleeping on a boat was so incredibly cool (though I would definitely have been annoyed if I'd been placed in the non-boat accomodation, so maybe that should be made clear on booking?). Stunning views, clean, friendly staff, amazing breakfast, great coffee, 15 minute stroll around to Old Town. Couldn't fault it!

  • 25th Jun 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Apple Hostel Italy

St Petersburg, Russia
93%

Great hostel! Quite small and cramped, but otherwise a great location just off Neviskiy Prospekt, great staff, free sheets & towels, free internet, free washing machine, free drinking water, nice kitchen etc.


Athenstyle

Athens, Greece
80%

Good hostel, rooftop bar has great views of the Acropolis, free internet is good, breakfast is basic, but it's in a really noisy part of town, especially on weekends

  • 30th Apr 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Athens Backpackers

Athens, Greece
90%

Fantastic hostel, I wish I had stayed longer. Great location near Acropolis, but not in the really noisy part of town. Amazing staff, friendly and helpful, great breakfast, clean rooms. Would have been nice if the internet was free but I'll definitely be back

  • 27th Apr 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Hush Hostel Lounge

Istanbul, Turkey
87%

Great hostel, I loved staying here. Loved relaxing in the outside garden over breakfast and meeting other travellers. Great lounge, tv area, free internet, and breakfast. Fantastic base to explore eastern Istanbul. But, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, put some more info in your directions section about travel from western Istanbul late night/early mornings. It was quite difficult to get back to Attaturk airport for an early morning flight, and had I known I would have stayed my last night somewhere else

  • 25th Apr 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Orient Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey
80%

Good hostel, very central to the main Sultanahmet tourist areas. 30 bed dorm was cleaner and quieter than expected


Amsterdam Hostel Janson

Amsterdam, Netherlands
47%

Disappointing hostel - when we arrived we rang the doorbell for 20 minutes before anyone answered, there was building equipment everywhere which made it feel very cramped, and our keycards didn't work for the whole weekend despite us changing cards everytime we came inside. My room for the first night had a massive hole in the basin and a broken shower screen - not very appealing or safe. Disinterested staff with no introduction to the hostel (aparently there was another bathroom somewhere, but I only heard


Brussels 2GO4 Quality Hostel

Brussels, Belgium
90%

I'm usually suspicious of places which call themselves "Quality", but I was pleasantly surprised here. Clean, large common area, kitchen, friendly staff. Warm rooms and the most comfortable hostel beds I've ever stayed in were an absolute bonus in mid-December. Not quite enough bathrooms for everyone to shower, but they were working on installing more when I was visiting

  • 2nd Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Global Village

Belfast, Northern Ireland
97%

Great hostel. A little far from town, but still within walking distance. Huge, clean rooms, kitchen, lounge, free internet, free breakfast, friendly staff... alll good!


Urban House

San Sebastian, Spain
90%

All fine, great location really close to the beach and old town, loads of restaurants, bars and tapas places. Pretty noisy at night, but we were staying on a Saturday night in the middle of a festival, so probably to be expected. Small rooms but comfortable beds. Breakfast nothing special, I'd recommend you go and find a bakery instead


Bilbao Akelarre Hostel

Bilbao, Spain
87%

Great hostel, a little out of the way, but very clean, welcoming with modern decor and looked recently redecorated. Small but good facilities - couches, internet etc. Friendly staff once I arrived, but it would have been nice if they'd contacted me to let me know that the shuttle bus I'd booked with them wasn't operating


Hotello di Roma

Rome, Italy
100%

Amazing hostel on the basis of it's welcoming staff. If I could rate them any more than "Excellent", I would. Friendly, welcoming, funny, helpful with maps, directions, transport and tourist ideas. Free breakfast (proper Italian coffee, juice and pastries) served to you in the sunny garden was a first for me in a hostel. Free internet, lockers, dorm rooms with bathrooms.. just fantastic. On the downside, it was a little noisy and beds weren't hugely comfortable, but I'll definitely be back


Academy Hostel

Florence, Italy
93%

Great hostel. Clean, modern, central location, cute rooms, friendly staff, better than average breakfast. But, the hot water hardly worked while I was there.

  • 14th Nov 2009
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Times Square World

New York, USA
87%

Awesome location close to Times Square. Perfectly adequate.. rooms and bathroom a little cramped, but that's probably to be expected in NYC. Could have been cleaner too. Make sure you read the directions carefully as there are no signs when you arrive


Jakarta Bed & Breakfast

Jakarta, Indonesia
83%

Essentially a homestay so you\'ll probably see more of the family than other travellers - great if you want to experience a suburban Jakartan lifestyle. Swimming pool was fantastic after a hot day\'s sightseeing. Location is not close to the centre of town, so it will take you a while to get anywhere. If you\'re not in a hurry though, the printed directions from the staff are great and the local busses from the end of the street make it easy, if not quick, to get around. Relaxing, enjoyable stay


Surf City Hostel

Los Angeles, USA
90%

Great hostel, 100m from the beach, fantastic atmosphere and always someone to talk to. Free wifi, sheets and breakfast are all good. Smallish rooms, verry noisy street and lack of cutlery to eat free breakfast are not so. This place is also a long way from downtown LA...about 2 hours from the bus station. If you're looking for a beachy holiday, stay here, if you want to see the sights, you might want want to look closer in.


Schlafmeile Hostel

Berlin, Germany
90%

Great place, and cheap! Clean, friendly, great common room with kitchen, tv, table tennis etc. A little far from town but only 7mins walk to the metro


Travellers Hostel Ujezd

Prague, Czech Republic
87%

What a cool place to stay. Yes it\'s a school gym converted into a dorm, but loads of fun, super cheap, the best free breakfast I had on my whole trip, free internet, free sheets, and walking distance to everything. I\'ll be back


The Tent Munich

Munich, Germany
90%

Yes, this is a large tent with 100 bunks in it, but great fun and cheap. 24hr tram into town, good shop, internet, and surprisingly, quite a lot of sleep. Bathrooms could be cleaned a bit more frequently though.


90%

Very small rooms, but clean and comfy, no problems


97%

Great hostel. Clean, cheap, efficient, close to trains etc


Hostel Enjoy

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
90%

If you need a mother for a few days, Jasmina is your lady. Traditional Bosnian breakfast, tours organised, will pick you up from the station etc. Enjoy is small and basic though, bunks and couches form the common room/dorm, bathroom/sink are it. Though it is comfortable and homely, and the couches are comfortable to sleep on. Take the phone number with you, as the directions are not very specific


Begovic Boarding House

Dubrovnik, Croatia
90%

I can\'t really comment on this place as they were full when I arrived, so I was taken to another hostel. It was only 100m away, so no problems, except there was no internet. I did get a private room for the price of a dorm though which was great.


93%

Beautiful place, free internet, only 3 rooms.. get the one with the balcony if you can!!. Friendly and helpful owner, great kitchen, bus stop close by to go into town, a great place to relax


Traveller's Haven

Bled, Slovenia
93%

Great hostel. Clean rooms, nice kitchen, free internet, loads of tourist info, great location opposite the supermarket and 5 mins from bus station. Common area was a little cramped and could be open longer, and more computers would be great, but really good overall.


Most Hostel

Ljubljana, Slovenia
93%

Phew, what a relief after a few nights of `party-centralĀ“ hostels. Chilled, relaxed and most importantly, quiet! Super clean, great kitchen, free internet, huge dorm rooms (think couch and chess board huge), only two minutes walk from town. Reception could be open for longer, and there could be better signs, as the entrance is not on the main street, but around the corner.


100%

Can't get a much better hostel experience.. great location 200m from the metro station and 6 stops from town. Clean, efficient, organised, loads of tourist info, free bedding and lockers, downstairs bar.. I'll definitely be back


PLUS Alba D'Oro Camping

Venice, Italy
80%

Yes this place is noisy... there will be aeroplanes flying over head, bands playing at the pub, drunk noisy travellers who don't seem to understand that not everyone likes to hear their life stories at 3am etc, but for 10 euros a night, it's perfect to get your travel budget back on track.. clean, secure, friendly


PLUS Alba D'Oro Camping

Venice, Italy
80%

Yes this place is noisy... there will be aeroplanes flying over head, bands playing at the pub, drunk noisy travellers who don\'t seem to understand that not everyone likes to hear their life stories at 3am, but for 10 euros a night, it\'s perfect to get your travel budget back on track.. clean, secure, friendly, busses into Venice every hour etc


Hostel Baccarat

Nice, France
87%

Great location 5mins walk from the train station so you don\'t need to drag your bag too far, 15 mins walk from the beach, clean and friendly, free internet was great. I would definitely recommend ringing ahead though if you are arriving late. Even though I specified when booking that my train didn\'t arrive until 10pm, they\'d given away my bed when I arrived. I got a free upgrade with no hassle but i\'m not sure what would have happened if the whole place was full


100%

This place was fantastic. Apart from the really short showers, everything a hostel should be... great location right under Sacre Cour in Montmartre, clean rooms, helpful staff, indoor and outdoor lounging spaces, good breakfast. I\'ll be back for sure.


Mavi Guesthouse

Istanbul, Turkey
80%

Friendly staff, great price, amazing location right in the heart of Sultanhamet.. 300m walk from Aya Sofia and Blue Mosque. If a little peeling wallpaper or grubby floors don't worry you, then this is your place.


73%

Strange place.. sort of just looked like someones house. But the rooms/showers/breakfast were fine