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Great space for a Tokyo Hostel. Loved the green-lit bedroom units were very impressive. Excellent bathroom as well. Only negative were the lift doors...they really did try to crush us every time we went through them.


Both the Ryokan and the surrounding area were a perfect fillip to the rest of our stay based out of Tokyo. A truly unique experience of authentic Japanese culture & living. Also, the hot-spring inside the property was perfection. I would recommend this hostel, especially just into off-season in Japan, it was quiet, peaceful and so much needed for a weary set of travellers.

Khaosan Tokyo Original

Tokyo, Japan

Roof top benches and view were unreal...rooms were very cramped/ bunk-bed type...but its pretty standard for Tokyo - that roof makes the price well worth it though.

40 Berkeley Hostel

Boston, USA

Overall very good place to stay, short or longer term it looked like. Less of a hotel, more of a studen halls feel to it. Breakfast was great, as were Oscar night activities; near Back Bay & Prudential Tower; very good.

Aunt Beas Little White House

Washington DC, USA

For a great B&B experience in DC, Aunt Beas is highly recommended. Classic B&B style, with lovely large rooms and ample space. Nice local neighborhood, with a great Chinese take-out next door. Staff friendly & helpful. Overall, highly recommended.


Great location, good breakfast, free wifi downstairs, it's a series of buildings & the one we were in was fairly quiet- if a little cramped (welcome to NYC). But the area is excellent & the price cannot be beaten. It's a proper hotel, even if the rooms are basic & en suite was good, no cop-outs. Lockers are easy to use & useful (but make sure your ticket prints correctly!). Well worth the money, even if it's not the nicest place you'll ever stay.

Keystone House Kings Cross

London, England

Did the job, a little overly hot & the thermostat was not operational, the noise from the street sometimes was over-bearing & we were in the basement, so no natural light, but no complaints.

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Hi there, Thanks for taking your time for this valuable comment. We have recently installed A/C in all rooms so we're happy to get feedback on it, especially on any faults. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope you decide to visit us again. All the best!

HI NYC Hostel

New York, USA

Having spent a few nights in ISC hostel on West 88th St. the previous week; I had a decent point of comparison. I'm still unimpressed by HI's policy on charging you to use a PC for the internet, again - it's the 21st Century. There was no way to charge my phone & have it near my top bunk - & there wasn't enough power-points. The room was stuffy & overly light to sleep in, & the corridors loud. The shop across the street is a front for a drug dealers, which was a touch unnerving. 5/10- go to ISC!

HI Portland - Northwest

Portland, USA

My night was ruined by an inconsiderate guest who openly acknowledged a severe snoring problem - but there was little else to the hostel. I for one, am not a fan of Hostel International's internet policy - this is the 21st Century, everywhere else would give you some time for free, especially considering all tourists to Portland are serviced by Rail or Air (both requiring Online check-in. There was barely the ability to make breakfast, not provided, & there was nothing else to the hostel.


The best Hostel I've stayed in by a comfortable distance. The bed designs were very well laid out, the free make your own breakfast was top-notch, free internet on demand, or WiFi if you wanted it made life in Seattle very pleasant. The staff were very friendly & expertly knowledgeable in Real Seattle, rather than tourist traps they been paid to advertise for (like most Hostel staff). Everything you needed was onsite, everything else was on your doorstep. Cannot speak highly enough of this place


Great Hostel - Good location (quite, but close links to everywhere else in Manhattan); 10 minutes free internet does most jobs (checking mail & flights), if not, there's enough Wifi to hack around the area. All in all a very solid hostel, much better than the Hostel International I stayed in a week later, for half the price. If you're having trouble deciding - pick this Hostel, they won't do anything to make you regret it.

Hotel Bertha

Paris, France

The building genuinely had the charm of something out of Delicatessen, in a positive, very real Parisian way. The facilities were non-existent, but you have Montmartre on your doorstep - with a Supermarket, restaurants, cocktail bars & Place De Clichy within a couple of minutes walk. The staff on the whole were pleasant, with the exception of the night-receptionist, who was quite insistent on being paid in cash at 2 in the morning; a short trip to an ATM not a problem for a 6"2 man like myself.