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Reviews: jackmui325

Location USA, Gender Male, Age 64

  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Diva Guesthouse, Chiang Mai, Thailand
9.4
11th Jan 2016

Friendly and helpful staff. Clean and central location. Great value for the money. will certainly stay here again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Khaosan Tokyo Ninja, Tokyo, Japan
9.4
22nd Apr 2015

Friendly helpful staff. Excellent quiet location with easy access to trains and subway. Clean bath room. Only problem is the water temperature is not constant when taking a shower.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
FAB Hostel Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
9.4
9th Feb 2015

Easy access through BTS. This hostel is in a residential neighborhood far from the tourist enclave of Khaosan Rd. Quiet with great ambience in common area for relaxation. It is good value.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The Explorers Guesthouse and Hostel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9.1
4th Jan 2015

Excellent location and staff.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The Explorers Guesthouse and Hostel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9.7
3rd Jan 2015

Excellent location and facility.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Ekkamon Mansion, Phuket, Thailand
8.6
17th Dec 2014

Excellent hostel. It would be even better if the shower is separated from the toilet so that not all the toilet is wet after a shower.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Piedra del Mar Hotel Boutique, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
8.0
21st Sep 2014

We upgraded our room to a family suite with refrigerator and cooking facilities. We enjoyed the lcd tv watching monday night American football. Breakfast is continental with canned juices.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Villa del Rosario, Cuenca, Ecuador
8.3
16th Sep 2014

Excellent location in historic center. Garden courtyard provides a tranquil oasis in the historic center. Good hot water shower and mattress. Good value for the money. It would be better if a microwave oven or water heater is provided.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Colonial House Quito, Quito, Ecuador
7.7
6th Sep 2014

overall good hostel with good location. The draw back is lack of enough glasses and cups for hot drinks.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.4
27th Feb 2013

This is what I envision a good hostel to be. Like a second home where one can enjoy the stay relaxing during the heat of the day. The staff is excellent.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Labuan Backpacker, Labuan, Malaysia
4.3
25th Jan 2013

Terrible hostel with dilapidated bathrooms. Not recommended.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Masada Backpacker, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
9.7
21st Jan 2013

Owner Peter is very hands on. I was pleasantly surprised that he put in towels in the toilets to dry wet hands. This is the only hostel who has implemented my suggestion quickly. Good job and keep up the good work!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Harbourside Backpackers, Sandakan, Malaysia
10.0
17th Jan 2013

Excellent hostel and staff. It would be even better to provide towel to dry hands after going to the toilet.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Masada Backpacker, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
9.4
9th Jan 2013

Towels to dry hands after going to toilet.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
H132 Hostel, Taipei, Taiwan
10.0
7th Jan 2013

It would be even better if they provide towels to dry hands after visit to the toilet and also in the kitchen since there is no facility to dry one's hands. Left a note to the hostel staff on this.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.0
5th Jan 2013

good hostel and friendly hostess. location is good with many eateries around area.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.1
1st Jan 2013

Very good facilities with buffet breakfast included. The dinner provided for NT$200 is excellent value with 8 dishes and a soup. Unfortunately, the hostel is located 6.5 km from the Alishan Park. The hotel provides free shuttle at 9 a.m. to the Park and pick up back to the hotel at 4 p.m.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Nautico Inn Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
7.1
30th Dec 2012

this is a very economic hostel- especially during the high holiday season in Veracruz. The facility is very clean and the hostel staff is nice and helpful - except they speak almost NO English and most of our group members don't speak Spanish. SO language communication could be a problem. the only thing I have complaint is the strong mildew odor in the rooms - even with the air conditioner on in December - we can still smell it. The room on the group level is almost unbearable. So be ware!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
City Hut 1828, Tainan, Taiwan
9.7
30th Dec 2012

Good location, facilities and atmosphere.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Donkey Trip Hostel, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
9.4
29th Dec 2012

Excellent location and host.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Bike Kaohsiung Hostel, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
10.0
27th Dec 2012

Owner has a passion for the hosteling business, genuinely interested in talking to guests and ensuring that they have a good time while visiting Kaohsiung. I hope that Paul, the owner, implements my suggestion on converting a wet bathroom to separate wet and dry areas so that not the whole bathroom is wet after one takes a shower.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Traveler Hotel, Taitung, Taiwan
7.1
24th Dec 2012

This is a hotel that lacks the homeliness of a hostel. The best selling point is the excellent location.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.4
19th Dec 2012

would be even better if the shower is converted from a wet shower by adding a barrier to prevent the water from wetting the whole bathroom. This can be accomplished easily by adding a barrier of several inches high so that water does not flow to the rest of the bath room when one showers.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
H132 Hostel, Taipei, Taiwan
10.0
13th Dec 2012

Need to provide towels to dry hands after washing one's hands.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Old Town Accommodation, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
8.6
15th Sep 2012

Host very cordial

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Miran, Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina
8.9
14th Sep 2012

Wifi does not work for me. The owner kindly let me use their laptop. Owner cared about guests very much.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Villa Mandic, Dubrovnik, Croatia
7.1
12th Sep 2012

Hostel is about 200 meters west of Hotel Lero, not 50 meters.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Helvetia Hostel, Hvar, Croatia
10.0
10th Sep 2012

Excellent hostel with a partial view of the sea on the roof top terrace. It would be even better if there is some light on the roof terrace since I could not see what I was eating at night. A simple way may be provide some candles.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Split Guesthouse & Hostel, Split, Croatia
8.3
8th Sep 2012

Josko is excellent in introducing new guests to Split by explaining the key sights, restaurants etc. He is outstanding in creating a community of backpackers that interact with each other and having fun. Good job!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Apartment Kristic Plitvice, Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
6.9
6th Sep 2012

Owner was very kind. He drove me to the national park Plitvice lakes and picked me up. The apartment is located 8 km away in the village of Grabovac. The wifi in the apartment only works with owner's laptop and not mine. He kindly let me use his laptop and the kitchen In hindsight, the park can be visited in less than 4 hours without staying over night especially on the way from Zagreb to the Adriatic coast. The best sights such as the main waterfall is close to entrance 1 of the park.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Fulir Hostel Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
8.9
5th Sep 2012

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Couple, 41+
  • Globetrotter
A1 Hostel Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
4.6
27th Aug 2012

Lack of management attention to the details. For example, the wash pad which costs less than 1 euro to replace is so worn and smelled badly.

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
El Hostal, Antigua, Guatemala
7.4
16th Feb 2012

Good group of travelers staying at the hostel. Hostel is too restrictive on the use of kitchen. The breafkast is very good but the bath room facilities are very cramped.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Casa Caribe, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
7.7
26th Dec 2011

Owners Alex and Jan are very personable with their services. Alex offered us coconut, lemonade drinks and coffee. It was very much appreciated. Need to install screen door and windows to keep mosquitoes out in the deluxe room.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.0
21st Aug 2011

owner is friendly and helpful. Staff should be better trained on knowing the names of nearby streets. We called from a street that is next to the hostel and the staff could not tell us how to get to the hostel.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Supertramp Hostel, Machu Picchu, Peru
6.7
19th Aug 2011

This is the worst hostel I stayed in Peru. The design of the hostel is like a sound box. One can hear the conversation from the central atrium.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.0
17th Aug 2011

Good hostel with decent location. clean bath rooms and room 6 with a good view of Cuzco. Good pick up service but the city and Sacred Valley tours are too expensive and the information given by James is not correct. Thanks to Marco for his kindness in treating us to Lucoma ice cream.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Inka's Rest, Puno, Peru
8.7
16th Aug 2011

Prefer that towel is provided. This will make the hostel services complete.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Paracas Backpackers House, Paracas, Peru
8.3
5th Aug 2011

Good value and good services. I appreciate Alberto loaned us 50 soles since we were out of Soles. Very personable and helpful owner.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • Hong Kong,
  • Globetrotter
Blue Dog Guesthouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
6.7
11th Jan 2011

The toilet smells like sewage. The driver associated with the hostel try to sell us trips that cost more than outside providers.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • China,
  • Globetrotter
Urkmez Hotel, Selcuk, Turkey
8.3
27th Sep 2010

Do not advertise services that the hostel do not plan to deliver such as free pick up from bus station and free car service to Ephesus.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jackmui325
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Khaosan Tokyo Samurai, Tokyo, Japan
9.3
19th May 2010

excellent hostel, good location, friendly helpful staff, use of kitchen. The only drawback is the wall is thin and I can hear people talking next door.

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Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your kind comment and rating. We are really glad that you had a good time in our hostel. We try to put all our energy to keep guests quiet after 10pm. Thank you so much for pointing out.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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