Reviews: silvan14

Location: Australia, Gender: Male, Age: 37

Hostel Tabor Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Slovenia
89%

I stayed only 1 night for convenience as it's near the bus station. It's not really a hostel, more a school with rooms available in summer. Rooms were actually really nice but not even close to a hostel type atmosphere. It's more budget accommodation similar to US hostels

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Ace of Spades Hostel

Bled, Slovenia
91%

Was only there for 1 night but a very nice little hostel. Very clean rooms and showers, helpful staff and had no complaints

  • 5th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Hedonist Hostel

Belgrade, Serbia
100%

Probably the best hostel in my month away in Eastern Europe. Really helpful staff, good crews of people staying and Belgrade is good fun. I almost extended my stay but sadly couldn't

  • 28th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Hostel Mostel

Sofia, Bulgaria
94%

A bigger hostel than most in Bulgaria with pub crawls nightly. I stayed in a private room which is a good 10 minutes away from the main dorms. They do day trips also and made the stay in a fairly boring city a very nice one thanks to their service

  • 25th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Hostel Mostel Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
91%

Really nice small boutique hostel with very friendly staff. Biggest issue is lack of showers and toilets. They also mentioned UFO tour and free pick up service and both were non existent. Having said that I'd stay again as everything else was positive

  • 23rd Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


X Hostel Varna

Varna, Bulgaria
77%

This hostel depends on what you're after. If you want to see Varna it's a fair way out and not ideal. If you want to drink and party this is it. Staff are ultra friendly and accommodating and cook awesome meals for you albeit at a high price compared to in Varna. No lockers but worked out ok.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)

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Eol777 Hostel

Constanta, Romania
91%

Small hostel with one common area meaning it's easy to meet people. Friendly staff who organise day trip (not the cheapest day trips but definitely good) and a nice place to stay

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


The Cozyness Downtown Hostel

Bucharest, Romania
89%

A very small hostel with a friendly atmosphere. A little bit of a walk from town is only drawback but otherwise very friendly staff and a nice place to stay!

  • 13th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Hue Backpackers Hostel

Hue, Vietnam
91%

Really friendly staff and an awesome bar. Would happily stay there again

  • 8th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


89%

Best part of this hostel is the team taking you out to underground bars after the cops shut the main ones down at midnight. The bar at the hostel is also an easy way to meet people. It's about a 10 minute walk from the main part but I'd happily stay there again

  • 3rd Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Long Hostel

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
83%

Only a tiny communal area is only criticism. Mrs Long is awesome, so friendly and accommodating. Room was very nice and overall a pleasant stay. All the hostels on the street were a similar setup and this is probably the best of them

  • 31st May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


The Maze Backpackers

Sydney, Australia
80%

Got a single room and can't complain about the price in the centre of Sydney.

  • 16th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Atlas City Hotel

Munich, Germany
80%

Normally stay at hostels for atmosphere but due to Oktoberfest had no choice. Great location, no complaints

  • 21st Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


83%

Hard to judge as season was finishing so a little quiet. Location great if you want the beach, otherwise stay somewhere in town as it's a good 25 min walk out. Security a little dodgy with no door locks but lockers are available. Otherwise they put on great food and do nightly pub crawls. Pretty good hostel but also stayed in a lot better. Simply ticks all boxes for beach going, otherwise elsewhere

  • 12th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


91%

Really great time at this hostel. Rooms were decent sized, location of hostel is perfect with great tapas bars nearby, and the hostel does activities every day and post them on the notice board for all to see. Really easy to meet people and if I visit Granada again I'll stay there again

  • 9th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


360 Hostel Centro

Madrid, Spain
91%

Really enjoyed my time here. One central communal area meaning meeting people is really easy. They do events every night and a great environment

  • 3rd Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Cheers Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey
86%

This is a nice hostel, well located and very friendly staff. The upstairs bar is pretty cool too. I'd stay there again if ever returning to Istanbul

  • 19th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Our Melting Pot

Manila, Philippines
80%

Very difficult to find door entrance and you wonder about the place when walking up the stairs but the rooms were clean and excellent. Location good too with many restaurants about. However felt more like a hotel than hostel and not really much atmosphere

  • 8th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Base Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand
77%

Would always like to know before staying if a hostel is alcohol free. Becomes way too expensive if you're forced to pay for pub beers all the time and having a few in a hostel saves money and lets you meet people easier. Location excellent however

  • 6th Oct 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


City Hostel N├╝rnberg

Nuremberg, Germany
80%

Right in heart of town, staff did not speak very good English but were still friendly. Would stay there again

  • 14th Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Wombats City Hostel Berlin

Berlin, Germany
100%

It's a Wombats.... simply an outstanding hostel chain. Nothing more to say

  • 12th Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Flying Backpackers

Tallinn, Estonia
90%

Small hostel right in the heart of town. Matt and Jen are really friendly and make yourstay enjoyable. Already recommended to friends

  • 26th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany
87%

Right in heart of red light district about 15 mins walk from town. Security is second to none. Pretty easy to meet people too and Thursday pub crawl is good

  • 23rd Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Hostel ROOM Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
80%

Little far out of town is only criticism, otherwise well run hostel with friendly staff. Rooms are nice with themes and only 1small communal area means easy to meet people. If you don't mind the walk into town it's a nice place to stay

  • 21st Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Stayokay Den Haag (The Hague)

The Hague, Netherlands
80%

Bit of a walk into town and bar was very quiet when I was there, despite being a large hostel so struggled to meet people and went out solo both nights. People of all ages staying there and more a large hotel feel than hostel. Quite expensive, although I think everywhere in The Hague is also

  • 19th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


The Hostel B&B Utrecht City Center

Utrecht, Netherlands
47%

DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOSTEL IF YOU VALUE YOUR BELONGINGS! Had laptop stolen and guy 2 days earlier had camera stolen. There was only 1 other guest in my room who wasn't there at the time and I believe it was a staff member sadly who was cleaning the room when I left it there. Sad for the lady who runs the hostel who is very nice and genuine but cannot trust her staff. All the free food in the world doesn't make up for it. But Utrecht is amazing

  • 17th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Backpackers-Duesseldorf

Dusseldorf, Germany
80%

About 15 min leisurely walk into town. Mainly Germans staying when I was there surprisingly. It's quite small but nice and would stay there again.... although Dusseldorf itself is a little boring except for the nightlife

  • 14th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Townside Hostel Bremen

Bremen, Germany
90%

They should tell you on the site to walk from the station. It's like 12 mins. But really friendly staff and nice rooms. Right near nightlife and I think a damn nice hostel. But not much to do in Bremen itself, seriously 2 nights is more than enough. Becks Brewery tour is about it

  • 12th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)

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Paulibude

Hamburg, Germany
83%

Prrobably more a hotel feel than hostel. Apparently they want you to drink in their bar but we just drank in the rooms as heaps of space with a whole table and chairs there. If you've got a backbone you'll love the location in the red light district.... so interesting! If you're a guy prepare to be seriously hassled by street pros on walk back to hostel at night.... they will throw you against the wall and make demands! But fun city and I would stay again

  • 9th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Ampeli Studios

Paros, Greece
83%

I actually enjoyed staying here. A family business so got the personal touch. The interneet was not worth anything but the rooms were great with air con and TV and outside area and friendly staff despite lack of English. I would stay there again

  • 31st Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


77%

Location fantastic, but I find it easier to meet people in smaller hostels. This is big and spread out. Also another American non drinking hostel, which is different when you've travelled in Europe and they simply don't exist. I'd stay again however

  • 19th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


City Hostel Seattle

Seattle, USA
80%

It's not a bad hostel but certainly not worth a 94% rating. It shows the difference between US and european hostels. this would be just an average hostel in Europe but is rated outstanding in the US as they have no idea how to do a good hostel. You can drink at least which is rare for US hostels but no group activites of note when I was there. Staff were excellent however, very helpful and friendly

  • 16th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Wicked Hostels - Calgary

Calgary, Canada
80%

Very new hostel but no lockers was downside. Staff are excellent and only a small hostel with 1 communal area which always makes it easy to meet people so very personable. At least you can drink at this one, unlike HI hostels

  • 3rd Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


GO Backpackers Hostel

Edmonton, Canada
93%

Very nice hostel. On a 3 month trip through US/Canada this rates very highly. staff were awesome, right in town and small communal area so easy to meet people. Very clean and modern. Would definitely recommend

  • 27th Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


90%

Can't speak highly enough of Leah. just an outstanding person and so thoughful and caring. The hostel is tiny but when i was there a group of 5 of us hung out which made the trip enjoyable despite Houston itself being very boring

  • 20th Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


87%

arrived at 9am and they let me check in which was most appreciated as was very devoid of sleep! pool is cool, about 30 min walk to Bourbon St or 10 min cable car. Was very happy here and New Orleans is awesome

  • 16th Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


97%

Loads of fun. nights out 6 times a week, free dinner is good but lunch is measly, always pizza and won't fill you up. Always 100+ people out together so really well done on events. nightclubs are expensive and loud though so not everyone's scene

  • 9th Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


H.I. Fenway

Boston, USA
73%

Used as a hostel during uni vacation and you can tell. rooms are excellent and clean but no character or atmosphere and no WIFI. Again no drinking at HI hostel, no events, no tours, no nothing. Not cheap either

  • 18th Jun 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


80%

Massive hostel. Pays to book early as i did and didn't get shifted around but had friends were literally shifted room every day and that would have driven me crazy. Good events most nights but no one from hostel takes you, they just give you directions. It's probably as cheap as you'll get for New York and right near subway in safe area

  • 11th Jun 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


HI - Washington DC Hostel

Washington DC, USA
83%

Well there 93 school kids when i was there which sucked. However it's a good hostel, with the obvious HI drawback of being alcohol free. Not much fun to be had but clean and right in town

  • 8th Jun 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (64 reviews)


Karlstad Hostel

Karlstad, Sweden
70%

Signage on hostel terrible... I walked right past it and got lost. No atmosphere in the hostel, it was like a hospital. Karlstad itself is boring apart from nightlife but you can get that in other parts of Sweden better


Anker Hostel

Oslo, Norway
70%

For such a big hostel, there\'s very little life to it and meeting people is tough, and I\'m saying this as an outgoing person. Everyone in the communal area (which is tiny) is there for the WIFI and that\'s it. You can\'t bring your own alcohol to the communal area either which sucks. The rooms are excellent though. As it\'s the cheapest in Oslo I\'d stay again but I\'ve stayed in a lot better


Dorm.No

Bergen, Norway
80%

Security and location are fantastic. Very small communal area though. No way you can fit more than about 10 people in comfort. They don\'t really tell you much on check in but all signs are there once you enter the dorms- WIFI codes, maps and Bergen guides. Right in town and close to station. I\'d stay there again


Sleep in Heaven

Copenhagen, Denmark
87%

Only downer is you can\'t drink your own alcohol in the hostel and you can buy alcohol about 5 times cheaper at the local Aldi than the prices the hostel sells theirs for. Other than that it\'s a very sociable and cool hostel. Not the quietest but hey, that\'s what hostels are about


Backpackers Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne, England
80%

about a 10 min walk from town so not too bad. small hostel, very new but not much atmosphere. would still stay there again though as friendly staff and modern facilities


Travellers House

Lisbon, Portugal
100%

What makes this hostel great is the people running it. I\'ve been to over 30 countries and dozens of hostels and this is my favourite. The guys are simply outstanding. The danger of staying here is that you\'ll miss Lisbon because you don\'t want to leave the hostel! Couldn\'t recommend more


Olga's Place

San Sebastian, Spain
77%

Not a bad hostel..... if not in peak season I\'d recommend staying in old town though. No real complaints but probably had more fun in other hostels


Albatross

Newcastle upon Tyne, England
100%

couldn't get more central


Castle Rock Hostel

Edinburgh, Scotland
93%

Highly recommended


YHA Windermere

Windermere, England
87%

Only problem is a long way from town, about 45 minutes walk. but really only hostel in Windermere so you have to put up with it


Liverpool International Inn

Liverpool, England
83%

Not many options in Liverpool but this place is fine. Staff very friendly... probably not a lot to do there and been to a lot more vibrant hostels but very clean, good location and you\'ll have no problems staying here


Blue Sky Surf Lodge

Newquay, England
93%

Very nice hostel, friendly people too. Short walk into town, would stay there again


bAKpAK Tokyo Hostel

Tokyo, Japan
80%

Not really close to the happening areas of Tokyo but all in all a clean, friendly hostel


Sub Kuch Milega

Tel Aviv, Israel
67%

Waited forever to check in despite it being out of season and not busy at all. Also really struggled to get a drink at the bar. So not high marks for the staff. No real sign out the front so a little hard to find. I\'ve stayed at dozens of hostels and generally not very fussy but didn\'t particularly enjoy this one


80%

Best advice... depending on what time of year you\'re visiting Petra, you don\'t need to pre-book. There\'s a multitude of hostels within walking distance of the hostel with negotiable rates. This one is fine but they\'re all similar and should provide free transfer to Petra the next morning


Farah Hotel

Amman, Jordan
90%

Very good and cheap hostel, although a little tricky to find initially. Gave great advice on where to eat, right in heart of town also


Damascus Room

Damascus, Syria
87%

Certainly a hotel rather than hostel... although not surprising for the area. Staff very helpful, although sometimes too helpful as they\'re after tips! Good location and very comfortable rooms


Wombats City Hostel Munich

Munich, Germany
93%

One of the best hostels I stayed at. wombats in Vienna is great too. This one is a 15 minute walk out of town but everything right there, stone\'s throw from banks, shops, restaurants


Wombats City Hostel Munich

Munich, Germany
87%

really good place to stay- not that long a walk into town and everything nearby


The Bulldog

Amsterdam, Netherlands
83%

Location is best here.. right in the heart. I reckon go with someone as hard to meet people in big open bar downstairs


Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab)

Brussels, Belgium
83%

We were lucky in that we have 4 of us so no lock out during the day which made it much better. is a bit of a walk out of town but not that many options in Brussels and we were happy campers in the end. Bar is really cheap too


Westend Backpackers

Glasgow, Scotland
67%

Nothing to do in hostel, no party or bar area but an acceptable walk to party areas. If you\'re travelling with someone fine to go to this hostel


City Centre Tourist Hostel

Edinburgh, Scotland
77%

Awesome location but not a sociable hostel at all. No real common area or place to meet others other than in your room. Lucky for me I had mates with me


Equity Point Centric

Barcelona, Spain
83%

Pretty cool bar upstairs. I knew no one but found people to drink and head out with each night. I missed my flight home and the staff organised another flight for me which was much appreciated