Reviews: dan3475

Location: Australia, Gender: Male, Age: 41
86%

Lovely friendly staff. Cool hostel. Location in Asakusa... A bit tricky location in that it's very close to the private rail line but a bit of a walk to JR / Tokyo Metro. But you can just change at Akihabara and get the private line (~300 yen) and then you're right there. But if you have a JR pass you have to walk quite a way to use it. Anyway, second time I have stayed and i'll be back i'm sure.

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


89%

Really lovely staff. Nice, clean place to stay. More hotel than hostel. NOTE: The directions to the hotel could be clarified. Use the WEST bus stop at Shibuya. When you get off the bus (second stop), walk up the hill maybe 20m and turn left at the car yard. Walk maybe 100m and the hotel is on the right hand side, on a narrow triangle shaped block.

  • 19th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


London House Hotel

London, England
71%

Very small rooms, but this is to be expected in the UK. Location is good, quite close to Bayswater tube. Breakfast costs extra and they can be a bit gestapo about closing time on the dot of 10am. Free wifi. Price was not cheap, and not really for backpackers but if you want somewhere convenient, clean and modern, it ticks the boxes.

  • 8th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Annex Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark
86%

Convenient location only maybe 100m from central train station. Nice room, lovely clean sheets and soft bed! Only negative is toilets are not in the rooms, they are outside in the passageway. Would stay again.

  • 1st Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Dawson Place

London, England
83%

It's a nice place, great location. Really lovely staff, very hepful. This is the place to go if you and your partner want to go and relax while staying in Notting Hill area. It's not a hostel so don't expect a party. But do expect a nice room, great breakfast and somewhere calm to hang out in London.

  • 22nd Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


97%

Fantastic place to stay! Brand new facilities and friendly staff. I will stay there again, loved it :)

  • 26th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Zen House B&B

Rome, Italy
91%

Cool place, really enjoyed our brief stay there. Funky little place.

  • 16th Oct 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


89%

Nice place, higher standard than a hostel if you are sick of slumming it. Note that the name on the buzzer doesn't say camere belvedere vaticano, its something else in Italian (can't rememeber now). Very helpful staff. Come out of the metro station, turn right and go past the roundabout/fountain. It's on the left side of the road (just past the fountain), very close to the corner.

  • 14th Oct 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Our House

Reykjavik, Iceland
91%

Bedda is a fantastic host and will make you feel very welcome! She even helped me with some little problems I had and I really appreciated it. I would love to stay there again! Funky place where everyone feels welcome straight away. Quite a small place but that's what I like. Handy location and you can get dropped off there from the bus from the airport. I think everyone in Iceland knows everyone else :) so the bus driver will know where to drop you off.

  • 9th Oct 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


The Towne Hotel

Nassau, Bahamas
71%

Nice place, close to the wharf in Nassau. Some staff very helpful and kind, others not so helpful (like anywhere I guess).

  • 5th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


86%

Kind of felt more like a hotel than a hostel. Would recommend for couples wanting a bit of privacy or the older traveller. Unlike so many, it's not in Asakusa, which makes it more convenient for the JR line.

  • 7th Feb 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Vicolo 22

Verona, Italy
77%

Convenient spot, very much a B&B not a hostel, but that's what you want in Verona... Bit of a weird smell from the toilet at times, but all in all I was quite satisfied.

  • 7th Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Ostello Bello

Milan, Italy
100%

Unbelievable performance by the guys here, I have been to 54 countries and the guys made me feel like a super star! Great new hostel, convenient location, clean, AWESOME breakfast, can't fault it at all!

  • 3rd Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Annecy Hostel

Annecy, France
83%

Nice place. A smallish hostel, but good vibe. This is the place to go to chill out for a few days and take it easy.

  • 2nd Sep 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Home Backpackers

Valencia, Spain
93%

Great hostel, really enjoyed my stay there... Lovely staff, and the location is cool, built onto the side of an old church! Only problem, and might not have been from this hostel, but I seem to have been bitten by bed bugs :( Would not stop me from staying again though - I loved it.

  • 28th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Way Hostel

Madrid, Spain
90%

Good place, very convenient to the subway/metro. Free walking tours are great and recommended. Too many people zoning out with the wifi, but that's life I guess!

  • 26th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Ananta Burin Resort

Krabi, Thailand
80%

Convenient place if you get to Krabi too late for the ferry to Phi Phi. Nice place, close to the Ao Nang ferry terminal.

  • 29th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Khaosan Tokyo Kabuki

Tokyo, Japan
90%

Good hostel, like all the Khaosan ones. Clean, good directions on how to get there, and near to Asakusa (which is good for the Temples, not so good for a wild night out in Shinjuko or Roppongi). Make sure you go to their little bar nearby, it's fun and great way to meet new people.

  • 28th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for staying at some Khaosan hostels ! Our hostel Khaosan Tokyo Kabuki is just one-minute walk from Kaminarimon and Asakusa Temple so it's easy to get around. I hope you enjoyed exploring the area ! We are really happy that you liked our bar HANABI! It's tiny, but, SO it is easy to start talking to new people. Hope you will come back to the bar sometime soon ! Arigato !

97%

Nice place, similar to the other Khaosan hostels. Really can't fault it, and the staff were ace.

  • 27th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)


Khaosan Tokyo Kabuki

Tokyo, Japan
93%

10/10, really nice hostel, great staff who are very helpful. Can't fault it! Make sure you take up the opportunity for the free drink at the Khaosan bar about 10 minutes away, it's a really fun place. I'll be back.

  • 26th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (46 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your comment! We are happy that you had a good time at the bar! It's really tiny but it makes it much easier to meet other travelers. The bartenders also speak good English and have good knowledge on Tokyo. Hope you got to talk to them too ! And thank you for such a lovely comment on our staff! We are trying our best to help every guest to have a blast in Tokyo, in every way ! Hope to see you soon again !

Surfbackpackers Bilbao

Bilbao, Spain
90%

Great place, just make sure you press the '1Z' botton on the intercom to get in. Very helpful staff! They say it's moving to the old town in September, so make sure you have the new address if you are booking for then.


Surfbackpackers Bilbao

Bilbao, Spain
80%

Great location. NOTE: Go to the address on their web page, but you MUST press the button '1Z'. In Spain 'left' is Izquierda and 'right' is Derecho, that's why there are buttons with I and D on them. Extremely helpful staff and I will stay there again. Very close to Guggenheim.


Urban Oasis

New York, USA
97%

Great place in a great location!! This is the place to go if you are travelling with a partner. There are no dorms, only privates. Excellent location (right next to ESB), and very clean and well furnished. Great staff, very helpful. I will stay there again!!!


Casa de la Chicheria

Cartagena, Colombia
97%

Great place! This is the place to go if you are a couple or older than early 20's drunkards. That's not to say you wont have fun. It's cool. But it's clean and well run. Great place to chill. Recommended!


El Misti Hostel Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
90%

Second time I have stayed here. It's great. Note, it IS a party hostel. Great atmosphere and helpful staff. Free wifi. Safe location.


Family House Resort

Koh Phangan, Thailand
87%

Great place. It's right off the wharf. Turn left the instant you walk onto dry land! Great spot, maybe 10 mins pleasant walk from Hat Rin beach, which means you are right there, but wont be kept up all night. Will stay again!


90%

One of my favourite hostels, and I always stay there when passing through Osaka. Absolutely lovely and adorable staff who always make me feel welcome. I'll be back again for sure!


El Misti Hostel Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
90%

Had a great time! It is a verry friendly and very fun hostel. Can't rate highly enough. Compares with YoHo hostel in Salzburg and Boathouse in Prague as best i've stayed in. It *is* a party hostel so usually a bit of noise at night, but everyone is always welcome and the staff were lovely, especially Natalia. I'll be back for sure! Highest rating.


90%

I love staying there! Will always be back every time I pass through :)


90%

It's a great hostel - have stayed there three times so far and will stay again!


93%

REally loved this place. It's BRAND NEW so completely spotless. It's not a partuy place (yet) due to being so new, but that's ok and not really what I was after (that's not to say that you couldn't party there). Word of warning. If you are coming from Narita, make sure you print out the map. Much easier than giing by the directions. Just get to Asakusa View hotel and take the right at the little car park with the green sign. Can't miss it.


Khaosan Tokyo Ninja

Tokyo, Japan
73%

Only stayed there briefly, but it was pretty much what I expected. Clean, good security, capsule bunks and tiny showers (free hot water though). I'd stay there again.


Homeikan

Tokyo, Japan
93%

I really enjoyed it here... Lovely staff and very helpful. Couldnt ask for more. A few things to note: The map does not show EVERY road... Just follow the map to the photo (cant miss it). Turn down that street. Also, walls are paper thin so you will wake everyone up if you stagger home drunk. Thats not to say it is a party place because its not. There are a fair amount of Japanese people who stay so be considerate of others. I really enjoyed it there.


Aberdeen Youth Hostel

Aberdeen, Scotland
73%

Lovely staff. Not a great location if you have to walk, but right in front of a bus stop from town. I know it's a bit unfair, but it can feel like a school camp with the 'do not do this' signs everywhere, the spring loaded taps so you don't have long showers, the same sex dorms, the lock out times... I really wonder what that actually achieves except makes people feel like they are 12 years old again and on school camp (but all YHA hostels are like this).


Berjaya Eden Park Hotel

London, England
77%

THE MAP ON THE WEB SITE IS WRONG. Go to Bayswater tube and it's maybe 100m from there, off Inverness Tce or way or something. Well appointed hotel, with miniscule rooms (you could not swing a cat - no way). Great value for London and quite a nice place. It's a proper hotel, not a backpacker in sight though.


Metro Hotel

London, England
70%

Look, it's nothing flash, but has a location that can't be beaten and the staff were always helpful. Breakfast served every morning to your door. If you are used to 5 star, this is not the place. On the other hand it's cheap and less than 100m from Paddington.


Lemon Spirit Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
83%

Great location! But top marks go to all the staff who were amazing and even leant me a shirt and tie for an interview!!! Thanks guys! And Luiza makes the best Caipirinhas ever!!!


Puerto Canoas

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
67%

Nice hostel, fairly easy to find (see their directions), and well priced. Not really a party hostel when I was there, but the hammocks were cool to relax in, and the free welcome beer was a nice plus. Free internet.


Ace Inn Shinjuku

Tokyo, Japan
77%

Nice place. But I was there solo and a bit hard to meet people. The common room is upstairs and a bit unfriendly. Maybe I was hoping for a bar or music or something not 'who are you?' stares. But that's ok, somtimes places just work out like that. Good location, maybe 2 mins from the subway. I'll probably stay there again.


Hotel Asakusa Mikawaya

Tokyo, Japan
87%

Turn right once you get to the petrol station! Don't do like I did and walk up the stairs on the left where there is a funny Japanese sign. That's some old lady's house! Ooops. The place you want to go is right next door! Nice place. Quiet. Not a party place at all. But authentic and right next to the big temple.


IchiEnSou

Kyoto, Japan
97%

Fantastic! Yashi made my stay so enjoyable, had a great time and will be back!


97%

Lovely place, Yoshi is a genuine champion, goes above and beyond the call to make you feel comfortable and welcome!! Quite a small place, so might be hard to get a room in at times, but A1 location (walk PAST the big white lantern), and friendly atmosphere. I will definitely be back. Recommended!


87%

Lovely hostel, spotlessly clean, very friendly and helpful staff and convenient location (just tell people to follow the colour-paved path or theyll go the wrong way). I really enjoyed it. Not a big party scene, maybe it was just the crowd at the time, but party scene can be annoying sometimes anyway. Five stars! Recommended!