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  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Interhouse Bishkek, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
9.7
15th Sep 2016

Excellent and modern hostel which is very near the main Squares in the city and close to good eateries. Deluxe room is very nice and more like a hotel room. Staff very friendly and helpful and organized trip to Ala Archa Gorge with their driver which was very handy and got to share with other guests who were also going to Gorge. Breakfast was included in price for room too which was very useful. Only very minor thing was that TV in the room had three channels and none seemed to be working.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Stray Cat Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
9.1
13th Sep 2016

Great place which is very near Taksim Square and Blue Line metro stops for easy travel to the main attractions. Loads of places nearby to eat also. Was a great place to mix with other guests and got to socialize with them the nights I was there. The cats and kittens in hostel are really cute too though not the friendliest! :-) Definitely recommended.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
INSIDE Busan, Busan, South Korea
9.4
19th Apr 2016

Stayed there only one night but lovely hostel. Great location near the train station (5-7 minute walk) which was very handy for me as I came to nd from Seoul by train. Room was really nice and imaginative and bigger than one in Seoul. Lady working there was extremely helpful in locating attractions and providing advice. Very near nice restaurants in Chinatown and 7-11. Overall, very highly recommended.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Insa Hostel Insadong, Seoul, South Korea
9.7
12th Apr 2016

Magnificent hostel! All the staff, especially Helen, took great care of me there and were great for help and recommendations. Hostel is perfectly located about 1 minute from Anguk metro station and very near Palaces and Hanok village. Room is compact but fine and breakfast is great. They even woke me one morning when I had slept past it and let me have some! Also booked DMZ and JSA tour through them. I can't imagine a better hostel in Seoul and I would very highly recommend it.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Pumbas Backpackers, Pretoria, South Africa
9.4
16th Sep 2015

Only stayed here one night but it was great! Very near Gautrain station & some good bars and eateries nearby. Breakfast is a nice touch too with juice, cereal and coffee on hand for free. Frank, Craig and the rest are very helpful and Frank even offered to give me a lift in to another part of Pretoria when I was going out the evening of my stay! Place has nice, chilled out atmosphere too. The 10 AM checkout is a bit early but it didn't matter to me as I was going in to Pretoria to explore.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
8.6
14th Apr 2015

Very good, value for money hostel in the heart of Xining. Near (walking distance) of all the mosques, the park and has great supermarkets and eateries across the road. Staff were very helpful too when you needed anything. Only minor issue was that Wi-Fi was a bit slow and inconsistent at times but otherwise, thought the place was great. Would definitely recommend it to anyone travelling to XIning.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Gorky 6 Hostel, Kazan, Russia
8.9
9th Jun 2014

Hostel was fine and in a good location within 15 minutes walk of Kremlin etc. Staff in hotel were very helpful (especially young guy who I think was Tatar) and Nina and helped me in arranging trip to Bulgar, getting to Temple of all Religions and recommending places to eat nearby. Very good value for money with good shared facilities. Highly recommended!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Soul Kitchen, St Petersburg, Russia
9.4
5th Jun 2014

This was a great place to stay, very well located near Nevsky Prospekt and near supermarkets etc. You can even do the riverboat tours nearby! Hostel is beautiful and rooms are great. Staff very helpful and obliging too. Had to cancel 1 night due to a friend not being able to make it and there was no problem. They even let me stay an extra hour after checkout! Highly recommended.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
FAB House Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
9.1
20th Feb 2014

Very good place and great value for money. Staff very helpful when needed and place has lovely atmosphere with great facilities. Nice tocuh that it is in local neighbourhood so you can see real Thai life and are right beside shops. BTS station not far and easy to get to main sights from there. Bed a bit hard but no issue as slept very well every night - great that they provided a fan. Only minor issue was light switch in my room at far end away from door but didn't cause any problems. Go for it!

View Property Reply

Hello Brian, Thanks a lot for the review! It means a lot to us. Hope you going well and to see you again next time. Take care Fab & Jaa

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Banana Hostel, Taipei, Taiwan
10.0
16th Feb 2014

Great place - Lexi, Wilbur, Joy and co. were great and very helpful when you needed them. The hostel is well located right beside MRT station and is within reasonable distance of 101 Tower. Great little eastery next door to the right. Painting and other artwork are fantastic and Lexi's banana bread is something to behold! Room was fine with ample room below bed which was in bunk fashion. Overall, a great hostel in a great city and highly recommended.

View Property Reply

Dear Brian, thank you for the great review! You are one of our best guests honestly. Friendly, talkative, always smile, we wish we could have every guest like you!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Euro Youth Hostel, Munich, Germany
8.9
11th Jun 2013

Very good hostel with great bar and good idea to have sinks in rooms so you spent minimal time in showers and toilets. Great location too and staff let me know about Auschwitz and Third Reich tours as well as helped me to get to castles outside Munich. Overall, highly recommended.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Lux Apartment in Minsk, Minsk, Belarus
9.1
6th Jun 2013

Excellent apartment in a very good location and in great condition. Bedroom, balcony etc. are great and plenty of room for everything. Dmitri is very good host and was very helpful in me getting visa on arrival. Would definitely recommend this apartment if staying in Minsk.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Budget B&B Aelbrechtskade, Rotterdam, Netherlands
10.0
17th Apr 2013

I had a great stay here! Maarten is a very good host and his apartment is really nice. Was near where my friend was staying and right beside tram stop so only 5 stops (about 10 minutes) from Central Station. Was also near my friends place so perfectly located. Loads of eateries nearby and near Old Harbour area which was good for photos. Breakfast could be had at any time and Maarten stocked it well. I would fully recommend this place!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Penthouse Hostel, Yerevan, Armenia
9.1
12th Sep 2012

I really enjoyed my stay here! All the staff were great and helped me with organising the trips along with general advice on seeing the country. Room was fine (if a bit hot, though they did provide me with a fan which was very handy) and breakfast, balcony, common area were great. Good atmosphere among guests, especially at breakfast. Location good too, just off Abovyan Street.....and above all, I got a bonus gift for staying more than 5 nights! :-) All in all, highly recommended!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
7.7
15th Jun 2012

Hard for me to determine value for money as it was the Euros but had a good stay there despite initial mix-up with the room which differed to what they described on Hostelworld. Martha and the rest of the staff were very nice and helpful and the location of the hostel is very good, near the Cdentral Station and what was the fanzone. The free breakfast was very nice too and good that you could go down after 11 and still get bread and coffee. Would redommend.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Five Stones Hostel, Singapore, Singapore
9.4
6th Mar 2012

This place is excellent! Isabel and all the staff are great and the facilities in the hostel are very good too. You even have a TV with a DVD player in the private rooms. The location is very good, near Clarke Quay and can do good walking trips of Singapore City centre. MRT is only a few minutes walk away and I was even able to use it to get back to the airport early in the morning. Place is spotlessly clean too. Very highly recommended if you're staying in Singapore.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Begovic Boarding House, Dubrovnik, Croatia
9.3
17th Sep 2011

Had a great time there. We were looked after greatly by the Begovic family and particular praise must go to their aunt who was staying next to us and tended to our every need. Nothing was too much for her! Apartment was beautiful and very atmospheric for the area. A bit far from Old Town but near bus stop (5 minutes walk or so) to get to Old Town and great beach nearby for snorkeling as well as all ammenities. Highly recommended.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Residence Rooms, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
9.7
14th Sep 2011

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Twin room Ensuite was like a hotel room, location was perfect right beside everything like Old Town, bars etc. and Osman and the rest of the staff are great. Free Internet terminals in a few places breakfast free too which was great. Definitely check out Tunnel Tour which is well worth a look. At 20 Euro a night, it was fantastic vale for money (like a lot of things in Sarajevo) and comes very highly recommended.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Mady's, Beirut, Lebanon
9.7
23rd Jun 2011

This is a fantastic place! Mike and Mady are amazing hosts and are like your second family in Beirut and gave some great advice on what to do and how to get to where you want to go. Thanks too for the Lebanese bread Mike! Apartment is lovely and in great location - Gemmayze - which is at the centre of the nightlife and shops / restaurants and very near downtown. The hosts even booked a taxi for me for airport pickup and and for going back and even came to ensure the taxi came!! Go for it!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Abbasi Palace Hotel, Amman, Jordan
9.3
1st Apr 2011

Excellent place - highly recommended! Aesha and all the staff were great and made the stay all the better. They helped with organising the day trips which was great. Lovely sitting room and breakfast too. Great hostel!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
HM Hostel, Moscow, Russia
9.3
7th Sep 2008

Great spot with very helpful staff - great unity among guests and excellent facilities. Highly recommended!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
HI Bnei Dan - Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
6.3
5th Aug 2008

Some staff very nice, some very unfriendly. Nowhere near beach either but relatively near City Centre so not so bad. Bit propogandist too with the rather biased account of Munich terrorist attacks - no need to wave that in visitors faces.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • brian_o_halloran9913
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Urban Hideaway Guesthouse, Vancouver, Canada
9.7
10th Apr 2008

Jean, Ken and Will are brilliant - a great and highly recommended place to stay

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

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