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Reviews: Liveliferunfree

Location England, Gender Male, Age 36

  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Running Chaski Hostel, Cochabamba, Bolivia
9.1
10th Aug 2016

One of the nicest hostels I have stayed in. The staff are super helpful and friendly and speak amazing English. The building is beautifully decorated with lots of unique touches. A great garden for chilling out in and one of the most modern kitchens I have ever seen in a hostel. The breakfast is fresh and delicious, one of the nicest hostel breakfasts I've eaten. Bathroom modern although I didn't like the sink being in the actual bedroom. Unfortunately there weren't many other guests here.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
H Rado Hostel, Santiago, Chile
8.3
26th Feb 2016

First the pros. By far the nicest and most modern hostel I have stayed in anywhere in the world. More like a hotel. Beautiful roof terrace with amazing views of the city. The bedrooms are spacious and have huge lockers to put all your stuff in. Probably the biggest and most comfortable bunk beds I have slept in. Decent shower and modern bathroom. Decent selection for breakfast. Big tvs on every floor all with direct TV. Cons. Very noisy on the street, ridiculously hot rooms, needs air con!!

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Planeta Lindo, Valparaiso, Chile
7.4
20th Feb 2016

I only stayed 2 nights so can't give it a fair review. Terrace is amazing with great views over the city. My dorm room was not nice. Far too hot at night, needs aircon. Could not keep the windows open as it was too noisy. The mattress had plastic wrapped around it to protect it, but this made it even hotter and uncomfortable to sleep on as it crackled every time I moved. Room was far too bright at night as there were 2 street lights directly outside the windows. No soap in the bathroom.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Beacons Backpackers, Brecon, Wales
9.4
9th Sep 2015

I have stayed at lots of hostels all around the world, this was one of my first in my own country and was one of the better ones I've experienced. The owners are super friendly and do their upmost to make sure you have a comfortable stay. I had my mountain bike with me and they let me store it in the bedroom with me which I luckily had to myself. Really comfy beds, decent shower and good selection at breakfast. The food in the pub is delicious also and good value. I'll definitely be back!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8.9
6th Jul 2014

Excellent location right near the beach, comfy beds and decent shower. Breakfast was pretty tasty too. My only problem was I booked a taxi with the hostel to the airport which never turned up and had to share with another couple from the hostel. Problem was we had all pre paid the for the taxi so effectively the hostel made money out of it. This slightly soured my experience of the hostel

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Varandas do Vidigal Hostel & Lounge, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7.1
25th Jun 2014

A nice little hostel with stunning views of rio. The neighborhood is safe and the locals are helpful and friendly. It can feel a little sketchy at first but don't worry! Nice hot and powerful showers and a modern feel throughout the hostel. The only problem for me is it's too far from anything in rio and going up and down the hill everyday becomes a proper pain. Still it was the cheapest option by far during the World Cup.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8.9
10th Jun 2014

They let us have a shower before check in. Comfy beds, good wifi but forgot to book our taxi in the morning. Stayed here before, would stay again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel in Salta, Salta, Argentina
7.1
5th Feb 2014

The hostel is a fair walk to the centre and the bus station. It has a beautiful garden area, great for chilling out in the heat of salta. The dorm I stayed in was dark and old. The bathroom was tiny and the toilet did not have a seat. The shower was good though and lots of hot water. The room however was extremely hot at night and the fan did little to cool it down. I think with a good renovation this could be a really nice hostel. And of course aircon in the rooms.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Moving Hostel Travel Bar, Bariloche, Argentina
8.6
28th Jan 2014

I arrived late at night, had advised the hostel about my arrival time to avoid any problems. I was told that there was no bed for me on this night and instead I would have to stay at the hostel next door. This hostel was not as nice as the one I had booked. The next morning I met the owner Julia and said this was not good enough. I was told I had an attitude problem. Anyway after all this fiasco, I did eventually stay at this hostel. It's really nice, and the staff were really friendly, helpful

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Chili Kiwi Lakefront, Pucon, Chile
8.9
25th Jan 2014

A really nice hostel with a beautiful location right on the shore of the lake. Lovely garden which is great for chilling in the sun with a beer. The staff are excellent and friendly and take the trouble to learn your name. The thing that let's this hostel down is the lack of power points in the rooms and the temperamental showers. The wifi was also down for most of my stay but they were kind enough to let me use the reception PC to send an important email. Great new hostel with teething problems

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers Kaweskar Hostel, Puerto Natales, Chile
9.7
10th Jan 2014

An awesome little hostel. Decent showers and extremely clean throughout. Probably one of the best hostel breakfasts I have ever had. Stayed here on 3 separate occasions. The owner Omar is a friendly and helpful guy, with a quirky sense of humour. And if you play FIFA on the ps3 expect some intense matches with him. Great hostel, stay here!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
13 Lunas Hostel, Chiloe, Chile
10.0
6th Jan 2014

This is quite simply the best hostel I have stayed at anywhere in the world. Super helpful and friendly staff. Amazing big modern kitchen. Lovely hotel style bathrooms. Big comfy and warm beds. An absolute dream of a bbq room with table football and pingpong table and the option of plugging your ipod in. Really nice common areas and a decent breakfast for South America. Plenty of power points to charge your equipment. The list is endless of amazing things here. Wifi was hit and miss though.

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Thank you for your comments, good luck in your trip :)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Casa Margouya Chile, Puerto Varas, Chile
8.6
3rd Jan 2014

A lovely little friendly hostel. Maybe a little to small if you want some privacy. Excellent kitchen facilities and extremely friendly and helpful staff. The local action is excellent.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
La Casa Roja, Santiago, Chile
6.9
1st Jan 2014

The hostel is a lovely building and the garden and pool area are more like a hotel. However the hostel is set in a horrible part of Santiago along way from most of the tourist points. It felt pretty sketchy at night when walking about too. The staff were uninterested and extremely slow. There was I water the first morning so could use bathrooms. I will be staying in Bella vista next time I visit Santiago.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Wasi Masi, Sucre, Bolivia
9.1
10th Oct 2013

Booked 2 days, stayed 5 weeks! A lovely little hostel with a great social atmosphere. I met so many awesome people here. Super chilled staff and discounts for long term stays. The breakfast is nothing to get excited about but its standard in Bolivia. Highly recommended!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Loki Backpackers La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
7.1
5th Oct 2013

Most of the staff are good and helpful. The breakfast staff seemed lazy and more interested in texting on their phones than taking orders. The showers are hot and have decent power and the hostel is extremely clean. The bar is good fun but I found it was maybe to big. I found it hard to meet people there. Wild Rover was much friendlier. One thing that this hostel drastically lacks is decent chill out areas. They have a quiet zone with one couch! The food in the bar is good though and cheap.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel TitiUta, Puno, Peru
7.1
2nd Oct 2013

A decent place to stop over in Puno for a night. The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming and the free pick up from the bus station was awesome! More of a hotel than a hostel. Bed was too hard though and quite uncomfortable. Great location near to the main attractions. The buffet breakfast was awesome, just wish I was n't feeling ill so I could of taken advantage of it. I would stay here again if I went to Puno.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Kokopelli Hostel Cusco, Cusco, Peru
7.7
30th Sep 2013

I stayed here in 2012 and had an awesome time. This year was a bit quieter and it lacked atmosphere. I stayed in the deluxe dorm and the new additions such as a private curtain and built in locker are a great idea. All hostels should have built in plug sockets to lockers! Booked a bus ticket through their agency, was charged 60s and when I collect the ticket it was 40s. The seat I had reserved had been given to someone else. My advice is to walk to the bus station yourself and buy your ticket.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Pariwana Hostel Lima, Lima, Peru
8.3
27th Sep 2013

I booked 2 nights and stayed a third. Nice big hostel in an excellent location in Mira Flores. A good lively bar which served decent grub. The bbq night they do there is definitely worth getting involved in. I had a room downstairs and you could not here the noise from the traffic. In the morning the bar staff can be a little slow, but are generally helpful. I would recommend this hostel and would stay there again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Lemon Spirit Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
6.7
19th Mar 2011

I was nt to impressed with this hostel. I have stayed in the Mango tree and that beats this one in everyway. The staff here are mainly usless and are not helpful at all. The showers are cold and the dorms are stupidly cramped and there is not enough room for everyones stuff. Not to mention the 3 teer bunks which seem quite dangerous to me if you are on the top. The hostel looks nice enough and is in a great location, but i would nt stay here again and would stay in the Mango tree instead.

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Hi Paul! Thanks for choosing Lemon Spirit! We are glad that you found a hostel that suits you better! Exactly a year ago we had a reservation from an employee from Mango Tree that came to give us a bad review! Let's hope this is not another scheme! Regards!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hi Patagonia Hostel Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
9.7
2nd Mar 2011

This is a great hostel. Lots of big social areas and the staff are excellent. They speak perfect English and make an effort to makes sure you have everything you need. The day i arrived it was the birthday of one of the staff members and he put on an assado for everyone free of charge! The bathrooms are large and private. The breakfast is one of the best i have come across in South America with lots of variety. My only complaint is that the rooms were extremley hot at night and a little small.

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Hi Paul, thanks for your comment, and we can't change the weather, was extremely hot and unussual. Enjoy your trip

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Valpackers Hostel, Valparaiso, Chile
9.7
11th Feb 2011

This is a wicked little hostel. Its more like a home than a hostel. Its not a party hostel but you will meet and socialise with everybody staying there because its so small and cosy. The couple who run the place are lovley and are so helpful and relaxed. The breakfast is awesome and it has one of the best equiped kitchens i have seen in any hostel. I met so many great people here.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Aji Verde Hostel, La Serena, Chile
9.0
7th Feb 2011

This was a brilliant hostel. Ihad so much fun here and met some amazing people. The staff are awesome and will help you in any way possible. Stay here if you come to La Serena!!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Candelaria, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
6.7
1st Feb 2011

As other travellers have said the walk into town is not far and is quite pleasent. This is only the case in the dry though. In my time here it rained heavily everyday and the walk back became a pain. There is also no common areas for when it rains so get ready to spend long periods in your room later in the day. On the plus side Mario the owner is one of the most helpful people i have come across. If you want to party this is not the place, if you want to chill then you have found paradise.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7 Duendes, Salta, Argentina
6.0
27th Jan 2011

This is a fairly nice hostel, atlhough for me there are certain things that let it down. The plus side, there are 4 bathrooms with hot water. The down side is there are not really any decent comon areas apart from outside. But when it rains which is often, you have to sit in your room, the kitchen or reception. The bar they advertise is a big fridge in reception, which is also where the tv and dvd player are located, making it in possible to watch anything in peace.

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If you say there are no decent areas ,I really don't understand what you mean, because you mention two big places, our kitchen (with WiFi signal), and our reception (with internet, TV, and seats to read), and you forget to mention our barbecue, with many seats to stay, play cards, read, and so on.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Lao, Mendoza, Argentina
10.0
17th Nov 2010

This is quite simply the best hostel i have ever stayed in. Its my second time here, first time i booked 2 nights and ended up staying 2 weeks. This time who knows! Staff are amazing and good fun and you will meet some amazing people here. The free wine in the evenings is great and is a ideal way to meet fellow travellers.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9.7
12th Nov 2010

This is my 3rd time staying here and it gets better and better. Staff are amazing, rooms are amazing and the location is amazing. I will be back again for sure!!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Don Pilon, Villa La Angostura, Argentina
9.7
2nd Nov 2010

This is a beautiful hostel set in a beautiful town, and only a minute walk from the town itself. The beds are made everyday, free internet and an amazing homemade breakfast every morning. Although cereals would go along way to ;) The couple that run are real cool and very helpful. You simply have to stay here if you come to wonderful Villa La Angustura.

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Thanks for your nice words! hope you are having a great time now in Barilioche! Agustina.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Inn Bariloche, Bariloche, Argentina
9.3
31st Oct 2010

Great location over looking the lake. The free breakfast and dinner is awesome if basic, but goes along way in saving valuable travelling funds. Staff are excellent and good fun. I am back for my second time.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Estoril, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8.7
22nd Sep 2010

Really nice hostel amazing Asdado and esy to meet fellow travellers

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Mendoza Backpackers, Mendoza, Argentina
6.3
4th Sep 2010

The hostel was dead during the week, the staff did nt speak very good english and were not to helpful. The bbq on saturday was a good laugh but not much else is going on here. I moved after a few days to one of the best hostels i have ever stayed in. It is just to hard to meet poeple here

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Baluch Backpackers Hostel, Cordoba, Argentina
8.7
31st Aug 2010

This is a very nice and friendly hostel. The staff are great especially Julia who cant do enough for you. They ahve good taste in music to. I will be coming back here at some point!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8.7
22nd Aug 2010

This is a lovely modern hostel which excellent facilities. The only problem i had was meeting fellow travellers here.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Bobs Bunkhouse, Johannesburg, South Africa
8.3
24th Jul 2010

This is a lovely little place. Bob & Joan are amazing. They made me feel totaly at home and the free breakfast and airport pick up is amazing. It was just what i needed after 35 hours travelling. But if you are looking for a party hostel look somewhere else. This is more like spending a nice and quiet weekend with your grandparents, which was fine by me. Stay here if you want a nice and peaceful home during your stay in Jo'Burg.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bush House & Camp, Nairobi, Kenya
7.3
24th Jul 2010

The actual place is really nice and the free breakfast is good. The guy who runs it is very friendly but watch out because if he aranges activities for you for cheap, it will end up costing you an arm and a leg.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Sea Blue Phuket Hostel & Guesthouse, Phuket Patong Beach, Thailand
8.3
14th Jul 2010

Lovely big rooms,with a safe,very clean and a great hot shower. Would stay here again for sure.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Liveliferunfree
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Penthouse on long, Cape Town, South Africa
9.7
8th Jun 2010

One of the most fun hostels i have ever stayed in. The bar is an absolute blast, met so many cool people there. Stay here for sure!!

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

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