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Fukuoka Hana Hostel

Fukuoka City, Japan

I only stayed one night here but would happily return. The staff were great and had a fun cheap dinner option for all guests. Rooftop is a nice place to hang out too. Beds had large lockers, plugs, and curtains to close for more privacy. Locaton is right in the center of town walking distance to most attractions and the subway. Easy to meet people as a solo traveler.

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Thank you for staying with us!! We are very happy to hear your nice comment, thank you very much!! It was very nice having you here:) Hope you had fun in Fukuoka:) We are sorry for the late reply:( We are looking forward to seeing you again!! Reception:Mami

Aso Base Backpackers

Kumamoto Pref Volcano Aso, Japan

I loved this hostel! It had wonderful amenities: fireplace, great tea and coffee in the nice kitchen, individual lights for beds and large lockers, enough showers/toilet stalls for all guests, a variety of lounging options, good wifi, book exchange, coin operated laundry, discounted onsen entry. i enjoyed spending time in the modern lodge-feeling common space. the staff was very helpful with hiking on mt. aso and good places to eat in town. so close to the train station. i highly recommend it!

Dyeing and Hostel Nakashimaya

Kumamoto Shi, Japan

I stayed one night here but had a great experience. Very helpful staff gave me a map and highlights around Kumamoto, plus help for the best way to get to Aso. Nice kitchen for guest use but small common room. Bathroom a little far from dorm but the traditional Japanese style dorm was fun for a night. Great location halfway between JR station and the center of the city/the castle. Small hostel but nice.

Oak Hostel Zen

Tokyo, Japan

Oak Hostel Zen is a fantastic hostel. It's modern, very clean, with a huge fully stocked kitchen and drink vending machines for water or beer. The free tea and coffee were definitely appreciated. I stayed in a private room and 16 bed dorm and liked both. Dorm had big lockers, individual lights and plugs for beds, curtains for privacy. Bathrooms were also great and very clean. Helpful staff, good location near two subway lines and not a far walk to Ueno Park. I would definitely stay here again!

Oak Hostel

Tokyo, Japan

I stayed at Oak Hostel for just one night. It's an easy 10 minute walk from the Ueno station, straight down a main street. The room itself was small but had everything you could need. It was clean, no frills. The front desk seemed helpful but we didn't have much interaction with them. They let us check in early when we got there at 12:30 which was nice.

The Madpackers Hostel

New Delhi, India

Madpackers is a fantastic hostel, I almost planned another night in Delhi so I could stay there again. It's modern, clean, with nice hot showers and outlets and lights by every bed, with big lockers that can fit all your stuff. The staff is so helpful - from an email confirming my reservation with instructions and scam warnings to ordering in dinner. Breakfast is good, especially the Masala chai, and the common area great for meeting people and hanging out. I definitely recommend staying here.

Zostel Agra

Agra, India

Zostel is so close to the Taj, which is the reason we stayed there. A handful of people all went for sunrise so we walked there together. The room was small, barely enough space to walk between bunks with a backpack on and no room to put them down anywhere, I didn't even see the under bed storage because of stuff on the floor. Don't waste your money on the breakfast. The receptionist was helpful.

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Hello! Thank you for letting us know about your experience. Super happy you liked the location, the staff and everything. We hope you enjoyed your pleasant morning walk. Sorry about the rooms, it's possible that the other guests might have preferred keeping their bags on the floor. We'll make sure we move a couple of things around. Do send us feedback/suggestions about the breakfast ! Thanks, Zostel

Vinayak Guesthouse

Jaipur, India

The roof at Vinayak was awesome. Food was reasonably priced and pretty good. Raman is a fantastic host - we were there for Holi and he had a bunch of colors on the roof to get our celebration started. Location is outside of the Pink City and a bit far to walk, we ended up taking rickshaws most of the time, but close to the train station if you're arriving that way. We enjoyed our stay here.

The Moustache Delhi

New Delhi, India

The chai at breakfast was great and so was the common area. It was easy to meet other travelers, and there's lots of seats and places to hang out. The staff wasn't helpful for really anything. The dorm room was standard, plugs by the bed are always nice, and the under bed storage felt a little janky but fit a ton which is nice.

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Hey! We're glad you liked the setup of the hostel and the chai :). Sorry about your experience with the staff; we have had to deal with unexpected departures in our team and are in the midst of training new people. Hopefully it'll all be fixed real soon. Safe travels!

Agga Youth Hotel

Yangon, Myanmar

I stayed in the 10 bed dorm at Agga, happy to have found a dorm in Myanmar, and it had a lot of pluses like individual lights and plugs for each bed and big lockers, plus good A/C. The roof was nice for breakfast, pretty standard but nice to have a Myanmar and a Western option. Walkable location to Chinatown, Sule Pavilion, National Museum, the big market. It was a good stay, especially for the price, I would go back.

The Living Place 1

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Like everyone says, Aree and the common space are the reason to stay here. It was easy to meet people and Aree was super helpful with things like elephant tours and letting me keep my bag there for a week, even if I originally told her it was just going to be a day. It's walking distance from the Old Town and the Night Market which is nice, but as far as Chiang Mai hostels go there is definitely cheaper. Plus they make the beds at 9 am so it's hard to sleep in.

Suneta Hostel Khaosan

Bangkok, Thailand

Suneta was a really nice hostel. The dorms were big and clean and bathrooms nice. The common space is good, met some cool people. Breakfast just ok, pretty standard toast, cereal, watermelon, but with some egg sandwiches too. Location is good since it's really close to Khao San Road but the two block walk means you don't hear it from the hostel. I had a great stay here.

Roommates Penang

Penang, Malaysia

I stayed in the second location of Roommates for just one night. It was a good place to stop over, the receptionist was nice and helpful, the bed was clean and wifi worked. Breakfast was meh. It's right in the middle of Georgetown so easy to walk around. Nothing to rave about, nothing to complain about really, other than the lack of public space to hang out. Not easy to meet people.

Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Reggae Mansion is definitely worth the praise it gets. The dorms are clean, the pod style beds are awesome for feeling like I had my own space in a huge dorm room. The only problem was that the AC was on full blast and I was absolutely freezing. The breakfast was ok, toast or some sort of noodle that seemed like leftover from dinner last night but maybe not. The potato wedges were pretty good. Nice central location near transportation and buses. Rooftop has an awesome view.

Baan Nisarine

Krabi, Thailand

We stayed just one night at Baan Nisarine and it was fine. It's a no frills place, good for a reasonably priced private room. The warm shower was a nice surprise. It's a little further walk from the main hostel/restaurant area but not far from where the van from the Koh Phi Phi ferry dropped us off.

Hanoi Hostel

Hanoi, Vietnam

Great little hostel. I stayed in both the mixed and female dorm (on either end of their Halong Bay trip, which was well priced for what I got with Monkey Island) and met friendly people in both. Ladies stay in the female dorm, much better bathroom! Love the huge storage under the bed. Great bfast for the value, egg and fresh fruit. Walking distance to everything. Friendly staff made a point to know my name. Love the roof too. A little quiet, but good if that's what you want. Price is right too!

Brisbane City Backpackers

Brisbane, Australia

This hostel is all about the roof. The amount of space up there is fantastic and the movie theater is a great perk, but the kitchen isn't the best with supplies. The wifi sort of works in the room by the kitchen only. My room was cramped and freezing. The location is great if you arrive and leave by bus, it's an easy walk from the station, but if you want to be in the city center it's a bit further, still not a bad walk though.

Nomads Noosa

Noosa, Australia

Nomads Noosa is a big hostel with a young crowd that spends a lot of time at the pool. the kitchen is very busy at most times and the bar is full of gap year travelers, so if that's your thing then it could be really fun. the bbq was decent, good sausage, and the travel desk was helpful, as was the shuttle bus from the bus station. it was ok for a short stay.

Asylum Cairns

Cairns, Australia

If you're looking for a chill hostel with friendly people Asylum Cairns is a great place. The outdoor common spaces are a great place to hang out and the staff and guests made me feel like part of the family. The walk to town really isn't bad. The Pants Down party was not as nuts as I expected in a good way, I had a fun night. I would definitely stay there again.

Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua NZ

Rotorua, New Zealand

I was here for one night and it was a good place. Very secure, lockers that fit all your stuff, right in the center of town, and it's hard to beat the low price. The common space was nice but closed early, which didn't bother me since I had taken an early bus anyway and most of the hostel went out that night.

The Dwellington

Wellington, New Zealand

I was only at The Dwellington for one night but I had a good experience there. It's really close to the bus/train station, which was great for me since I had an early nakedbus. Also with the early bus the staff put out breakfast early for me, which was so nice! (There was peanut butter for the toast too, a plus in my book.) Bfast and wifi included and for this price was great, and rare in NZ. It is a bit outside the city center and does have a lot of long time guests but still a nice new place.


Great hostel in the tiny town of Franz Josef. The soup is a great bonus and breakfast and wifi too! Although wifi doesn't reach the rooms or the lounge area with the tv. International calls were also awesome, it was fun surprising my family with a real phone call from NZ. Very laid back vibe, no lockers but hey it's NZ your stuff will be fine. The spa was not hot unfortunately, so we just hung out and watched movies which was still great. Would go back!

Sequoia Lodge Backpackers

Picton, New Zealand

We only stayed for one night but the hostel was really chill. Big kitchen, breakfast and wifi included! Huge plus. It was easy to get to from the ferry although the directions weren't great, we had to stop and ask at a gas station. We were tempted to stay longer just to hang out here though, as it seemed some other people were doing.

Nomads Capital Backpackers

Wellington, New Zealand

It's all about the make your own pancake breakfast! So good. But it takes forever to get to make them, everyone lines up and waits around the kitchen. Otherwise having to pay for internet sucks, but the bathrooms were clean. The lockers in the room were so small though. It's a stop on the Stray bus route, just so you're aware. Great location and helpful staff for what to do in Wellington. Also they let you store your bag for the day.

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Hey Kristen! So glad you enjoyed the pancakes! It's a relatively new thing for us and we are really pleased they are going down well! We hope to see you in Wellington again soon some time. Thanks! Lisa Reception Manager.

The Attic Backpackers

Auckland, New Zealand

This hostel is modern, clean, with big dorm rooms and bathrooms. It has a huge kitchen and outdoor area, and separated hangout areas. The staff is helpful for booking things like cars, buses and ferry tickets between islands. The location is great, easy to walk around Auckland. They also let me use the facilities and store my bag when I arrived hours before check in. The only negative was the vibe, but that's probably unlikely timing. The other people just weren't very friendly.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave your valued feedback. We are pleased to hear that you liked so many aspects of our hostel. Unfortunately, in terms of the people in the hostel, it is the luck of the draw. Obviously this changes constantly, so we do hope you will visit us again next time. Safe travels, Cheers- The Attic

Back in BA

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Back in BA is in a great Palermo location. It has a very chill vibe, you feel like you're at home. The breakfast is good with three kinds of fruit! Something I was missing in Argentina. Staff is there at all hours to let you in and the lockers in the room can hold everything. I spent a week there but can see why people were staying much longer. I would definitely go back.


Montevideo, Uruguay

Destino26 was a good place if you want to be near the beach, but it is a little far from the center of town. The shared spaces are great - living room, back yard, well equipped kitchen - but the dorms are a little cramped. We had to go up a spiral staircase to get to ours, and the bathroom was down at the bottom. It's a pretty low key place but with friendly people.

El Viajero - Hostel & Suites

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

El Viajero was a great spot for a quick Colonia trip. It had a very laid back vibe and nice rooftop, and is close walking distance to everything. The breakfast is pretty standard and there weren't enough people there to do the BBQ but the staff gave us recommendations of where to go. Overall we had a good stay here and I would recommend it.

America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This was one of the best hostels I've stayed in. The rooms are clean and modern, with big lockers and separate toilet from the shower which was great for a dorm room. The breakfast was big for a hostel and the kitchen nice but lacking a few cooking utensils. The staff was really helpful with things to do. The hangout spaces are awesome, from the tables on the first floor to the downstairs couch. I met some of the best people on my trip here. I would happily spend more time here.

Baluch Backpackers Hostel

Cordoba, Argentina

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Hostel Alamo

Mendoza, Argentina

Hostel Alamo was helpful with booking adventures from Mendoza. Through them I went rafting - I was picked up and dropped off at the hostel. It is a bit outside the main square but walkable to everywhere including bars and restaurants. The breakfast and beds were pretty standard. They charge you to store your bag for the day after you've checked out. The hangout areas were pretty good, and if you have the right mix of people it can be a chill place to cook and hang for a night. I would go back.

Casa Volante Hostal

Valparaiso, Chile

Casa Volante was great! The staff was very helpful, especially with checking about the border crossing into Argentina. Fruit available all the time was nice, as was the coffee and tea, especially since it didn't seem like anywhere was going to include breakfast. Location is great, walkable to everything. Laid back atmosphere, communal table facilitated conversations. Under bed lockers fit a ton but are horribly annoying to use, mine kept getting stuck under the bed or would block the door.

Aji Hostel

Santiago, Chile

Breakfast and dinner included. That's the main reason to stay here. Bfast included fruit! Dinner one night was spaghetti, the next quiche and rice. I heard Wednesday's dinner of pesto pasta and wine was good but I wasn't there for it. Hot shower, warm beds, big locker per bed but nothing fancy. Not great hangout spaces. Good location, walkable to a lot if you don't mind walking, or right by the subway. Not great for meeting people, but that could have been unlucky timing.

Aji Verde Hostel San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

I had the best time at Aji Verde. The yard is a great place to hang out, whether in the sun during the day or around a fire at night. The staff were friendly and helpful with figuring out excursions in and around town. It's a little far of a walk from the center of town but for the space and vibe I thought it was worth it (nothing is really that far in SP). I was in the 10 bed dorm room and it didn't feel crowded. Big lockers for each bed. Just a great atmosphere, I hope to come back one day!

Hostal La Casa de Felipe

Taganga, Colombia

La Casa de Felipe is just as chill as it looks in the pictures. There's a variety of great outdoor spaces to hang out, including a roof deck with a view of the water (beautiful at sunset). It's a bit further from the coast but nothing is that far in Taganga. Fans in the room help with the heat but the shower could be better, and lockers by the beds are small. All food and drink is for purchase, but if you're willing to spend 22,000 COP (about $11) get the filet minion! I would stay here again.

Wild Rover Backpackers

La Paz, Bolivia

Wild Rover is the place to meet other foreigners to share more than a few beers with. It's easy to not leave the hostel, with the Irish bar, happy hour deals, pool table, and movie room. Breakfast is not much, just rolls and instant coffee/tea, but goes till noon. Meals you pay for at the bar are decent. Bathrooms are nice and dorms on the far side from the bar are quiet so you'll sleep well. Big lockers in room and smaller ones at reception with plugs for charging (need 2 locks).

Kantaya Hostel

Puno, Peru

Kantaya was a good place for a night in Puno. The shower was very hot (they said for 5 minutes, I didn't want to risk it so I just stayed in that long) but the hostel generally was freezing. The beds were hit or miss; mine was hard as a rock but my friend's was comfortable. There were no lockers but you could leave things in a room next to reception. Booking tours from the hostel was really easy, we did the Uros islands through them for 35 pesos and booked the bus to Copacabana for 35 as well.


The common area of the hostel was awesome - tv with tons of movies to chose from, pool table, bar, a variety of seating options. The showers could use some improvement. After a half day of canyoning I came back freezing and the shower wasn't working, it went from hot to no water to freezing water. Included breakfast is standard for hostels, but the oats and banana option was nice. It was really easy to book excursions from the hostel which was great. Great place to meet other travelers.

La Guayunga Hostal

Quito, Ecuador

This hostel was a great find - the beds were warm, it was reasonably priced (especially the wine carton), and the staff was very helpful with maps and advice on how to get around. they helped us find the local bus to the train station. the breakfast on the roof is fantastic! you do have to pay for it but it's not expensive and you get eggs, bacon, a roll, juice, and coffee. the roof has a great view. and old town is a great place to stay. i would go back for sure.

Hostel Mamallena

Cartagena, Colombia

I had a fantastic stay at Hostel Mamallena. The staff was friendly and helpful, the AC at night was clutch, the ensuite bathroom to the dorm was clean (although I was woken up by them cleaning it twice), the atmosphere in the courtyard was great, and the location is fantastic, right in the middle of the other hostels and bars and walkable to the old town. They'll also help you book other excursions from Cartegena. Just watch out for the parrot, she bites.

La Jangada Hospedaje

Leticia, Colombia

La Jaganda was a good place for a night in between an Amazon tour and flying up to Bogota. It was nice to not have bunkbeds but individual beds and lockers that would fit a lot near your bed, although they were all different sizes so it was first come first serve. The staff was friendly and helpful. Not far from the airport either, R$4 mototaxi or COP8000 regular taxi. If I was coming through Leticia again I would stay here, but not for an extended stay.

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Hello Kristen: Thank you for your comment. We appreciate that you´ve enjoyed your stay with us. We are in the center of Leticia so if you come again we will love to show the jungle around with the tours we organize, may be next time you are going to have an extended stay with us. :) . Enjoy your trip. Thank you again.

Iguassu Guest House

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Iguassu Guest House was really a no frills place to sleep close to the bus station. The common areas were small and not as inviting as other places, and there wasn't anywhere to lock up your backpack. The lockers were small and downstairs, but I was staying upstairs. The breakfast though was great, with lots of options. I was excited to finally see yogurt! And the location is close to the bus station but not much else.

Mango Chill

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

I had a fantastic stay at Mango Chill due to the staff and atmosphere. It was a great place to be a solo traveler, I met a lot of other travelers who I toured the falls and town with. The BBQ dinner is fantastic - it's the most gourmet meal I've ever had a a hostel, and a great place to meet your hostelmates. Manu has the best energy and is so helpful with figuring out what to do, in the falls or just in town. I would definitely go back here.

Viva Hostel Design

Sao Paulo, Brazil

I had a great stay at Viva Design Hostel. The hostel was very clean and really thought of what its guests needed. The lockers were large enough to store my entire backpack, and the outlets in the lockers and in each individual bed are brilliant. The cubby beds really do feel like you have your own room in a dorm. The staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly, they made you feel like it was home. The location is great for the Metro and for the fun on Vila Madalena's main street.

Living Lounge Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal

Living Lounge is the best hostel I've stayed in. The atmosphere was wonderful, the rooms and bathrooms were clean (and great shower pressure), the location is perfect, and the staff was helpful and informative. Antonio's city tour and dinners were a highlight. 8 euro for so much delicious food! I only wish I could have seen more rooms, discovering how they were decorated was so fun. My friends and I all loved our stay and can't wait to go back!

Cracow Hostel

Krakow, Poland

The apartment was terrific and the bathroom was modern and clean (great shower pressure). The view was unbeatable! The staff brought breakfast to the room every morning, at whatever time you requested. The staff was very helpful with getting tickets and information about tours to Auschwitz and the Salt Mines. It can be very noisy at night with its location and the travelers staying in the dorm rooms, but the location and apartment are definitely worth it. I had a great stay in Krakow!