The focal point of this hostel is definitely the common room which resembles a cozy sitting room. You would probably be perfectly happy sitting and reading for a few hours and watching the occasional tram goes past out of the window. Bedrooms are perfectly good for purpose and the location is very central. Would happily stay here again.
I'm not fully convinced by the guesthouse/hostel model. I prefer hostels being hostels rather than feeling like I'm in someone's home - yet given the location it is the only feasible way of doing it. Lots of government interns keep the atmosphere fun and playful and there is a kind of homely feel. I stayed in a dorm which probably had 1 bunk bed too many in it so it felt crowded. Would probably stay here again - but may also be tempted to see what other options there are in the city.
Big and bold and, therefore, perfectly in keeping with the rest of the city. Everything hangs together well in what is an old and traditional building. The cafe is top notch and the rooms are perfectly adequate. 2 subway lines (24hrs) are within easy walking distance. Would happily stay here again.
Nice and well run hostel. Clean, smart and well thought out and would happily stay here again. You probably won't leave raving about the hostel but you probably won't leave complaining about it either.
Sleek, modern, efficient, planned, organised, green. This is a top end hostel where it is clear to see that a long long time was spent in the architects/interior designers office before a single lick of paint touched the walls. Great common area, bedrooms and roof terrace with the best view in Toronto. The only really issue is that it could be a little too clinical and rules based. Many hostels have character and vibe - these words are not applicable here.
I've been staying here whenever I've need hostel accommodation in London for about 11 years. The fact that I keep coming back indicates that it's good though it is starting to look rather dated compared to newer hostels (those founded in the last 5 years). Bathrooms are a little grubby though I'm sure the cleaners do their best within an ageing building. I suggest that it's a prime hostel to have a thorough renovation and relaunch to reflect the changing demands of backpackers.
You would probably describe this as a classic Hosteling International city hostel. Big, well organised, main stream, clean and attracts people from all walks of life. Would recommend to others and would happily stay here again.
At times you may think you are in a garden centre or botanical garden rather than a hostel such is the obsession with putting flowers and plants in every available place. The flora and fauna provide the basis for this hostel's relaxed feel. Everything is well organised and of high quality though this is reflected in the price of the accomodation (fairly priced) and the attached restaurant (over priced even with the 20% discount for guests). A hostel pitched at the upper end of the market.
You'll probably leave this place frustrated. Frustrated that a place which could be brilliant is rather average. I'll explain: Some staff are great and others spend all day on their smart phones. Bathrooms are of good quality but are not cleaned adequately. There are plenty of (Western) toilets yet 1 toilet roll dispenser per approx 5 toilets (yes, you did read that correctly). A strong manager with a firm hand on the rudder could make this place great - but now it is just floundering.
Very good hostel with great staff (who remember your name which is always very nice). Can't really fault anything apart from the street outside is rather scruffy and some would feel uncomfortable walking back here late at night. That's a small issue and I'd have no hesitation staying here again.
Overall it was very good - location was away from downtown so it was nice and quiet. A good place to relax with 2 lovely dogs as well! Try to time your visit for a pizza night where the wood burning fire gets lit and the outdoor area is filled with expats and their families. Would happily stay here again.
Great place. Little unusual in that it is located up some rather dirty concrete stairs but you don't notice this after the second time. As per other reviews, it has combined the best qualities of a 4 or 5 star hotel with the atmosphere and feel of a hostel. Would definately stay here again next time.
Great hostel. Perfectly well run and the staff are amazing. They hear your name once at check in and then remember it every time they see you for the duration of your stay. The BBQ was great for meeting new people. Can't recommend this place highly enough.
A truly brilliant hostel. Very modern and clean, great atmosphere, great hang out areas, near double sized bunk beds in the (spotless) rooms, staff who fall over themselves to help (with absolutely everything), great location near to the metro station. Everything has been thought of and addressed for the benefit of guests. I could go on but I would just be repeating what many other reviews have said. This is genuinely a 5 star hostel. The "iPhone 5s" of the hosteling world.
As good as can be expected for a hostel in 1 of the most expensive places in the world. You get used to the set up very quickly (with reception in 1 place and the rooms elsewhere in the building - typical for Hong Kong). Staff were very helpful and I would have no hesitation in staying here again when/if I'm back in Hong Kong.
No check in desk presents an obvious problem with a rather haphazard check in and payment system - some guests are rushing around on their check out morning wondering who to pay. It would be perfectly possible to arrive, sleep in a bed and leave the next morning without the owners realising. However, when my lost taxi driver called the owner's mobile he did answer early in the morning and give good directions to the front door. An ok place to stay if you're prepared for the unusual experience.
Really nice place and the only accomodation of its kind that I know of in Zugdidi. The staff speak English and do everything they can to help so, if you are looking for a bed for the night in Zugdidi, this would be a great option.
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Good hostel. Not as much atmosphere as there could be as there is no distinction between the reception and the social area. Good free internet and breakfast/tea/coffee all day. The rooms are fine if a little small - do be aware that the rooms are very dark with the lights off and do not get light at any time so if you need some sunlight in the morning to wake up here might not be a good idea. Will stay here again.
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