Reviews: JacJacJackie

Location: Australia, Gender: Female, Age: 34

Sleep in Heaven

Copenhagen, Denmark
97%

This is a great hostel. I'm confused why other backpackers complain about the area- it is a really cool area of the city. Lots of great cafes, second hand stores, flea markets and 10 minutes on the bicycle to the city centre. They rent bikes (great fun), have a fab cafe, fun outdoor communal area (great to meet other backpackers), and I stayed in a room in a building next door (belonging to the hostel). It was very flash- amazing room, bathrooms and facilities. Can't recommend this hostel enough

  • 7th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (28 reviews)


Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Copenhagen, Denmark
69%

Stay here If you're under 25, in Copenhagen to party, like queueing for toilets/showers and maybe have the smallest rooms I have ever seen- this is the place for you. I hope the management don't put a disclaimer to this review. Honestly 36 euros for a 4 bed dorm 2m x 7m (beds take half that space), no rooms for bags, one small fridge for over 250 guests, bars outside rage until 5am? You can stay 10 mins away for 10 euros less/night in better hostels. Nice staff, fun bar, bad hostel. Sorry guys.

  • 6th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (28 reviews)

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Hi J. Sad to hear this comments from you. We invite every age to join our hostel and I think we make everyone to feel welcome in. Yes, there is people under 25 that party but the bar is serving last drinks at 1 am, not 5. There is earplugs for free at the reception if you have light sleep. In that fridge there is enough space for every food. For 10 Euros less you will find a hostel very far away from the centre and not as cool as this one. Kind regards, M, Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

City Backpackers Hostel

Stockholm, Sweden
100%

This is a great hostel. It has amazing facilities- new Mac computers and printers in different areas of the hostel, different couches/lounges/chill out areas, a big kitchen with SEVERAL fridges allocated to different rooms, bike hire, longboard hire, a CAFE (!) and super friendly staff. I stayed in 2 different rooms that had big lockers, spacious bunks and good security. It's a great hostel if you are travelling alone and wanting to meet other backpackers. Can't recommend it highly enough

  • 3rd Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (28 reviews)


Anker Hostel

Oslo, Norway
54%

Not a charming city, and this hostel fits right in. Best budget accom you'll find- not saying much. Lots of junkies/homeless/beggars on the street. Methadone clinic down the road.No common room, no kitchen, barracks-like rooms and basic facilities. Luckily i had great people in my room- made it bearable. Kitchenettes in rooms (pray your room mates don't want to cook fish at 11pm!) deposit 100NOK for cooking equip for 3 hrs only (even if you want a plate/spoon). Weak wifi -have to go downstairs.

  • 1st Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (28 reviews)


Hostel Erottajanpuisto

Helsinki, Finland
83%

This hostel has lots of rooms, big kitchen, clean, no real common room and only basic interaction with other guests. That said, I met some lovely people in the kitchen and we went out together- it just takes a bit more effort. The key system is a little unusual and can be tricky finding where the one key per room is. Basic facilities but lovely staff. Ben the night staff guy is a legend and ask him for good, cheap going out suggestions. Ps. Free Helsinki walking tour is pretty average :)

  • 15th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (28 reviews)


97%

A great option if you are looking for a hostel that's not a party hostel, and not dead quiet. Tabinoya is on the quiet side, but I met lots of nice people in the common kitchen area (really well equipped). Upstairs rooms have great facilities too with a couple of couches, computer and kitchenette. Rooms and bunks were spacious, lockers in rooms, super clean and strong wifi throughout. Taro is a welcoming host, and the hostel has a great location.

  • 13th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (28 reviews)


Old Town Backpackers

Tallinn, Estonia
91%

This is a different hostel to the norm. It pretty much is someone's home- cosy and welcoming staff. Most of the backpackers there seemed to be working/ studying in tallinn. Even a staff member stayed in one of the dorm beds.There's no lockers, not much room for belongings, cramped bunks, and a small partial curtain to screen you from the common room. I found it hard to sleep (don't think the guys did)- i recc ear plugs and an eye mask for the blazing 4am summer sun from windows next to the beds

  • 12th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (28 reviews)


100%

Cinnamon Sallys made my Riga experience really great. Cool, helpful staff. Martin is a legend there! Super clean, super relaxed, super social- made a lot of good friends! The girls dorm was spacious, good lockers + mirror/hairdryer area. If you want a stag party antics and all night drinking , stay somewhere else, because Sallys is somewhere pretty special. We all went out each night, but came back to a quiet, respectful, chilled hostel. Best hostel in the baltics!

  • 9th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (28 reviews)


The Monk's Bunk Kaunas

Kaunas, Lithuania
94%

Easy to find if you follow the instructions- nice location in kaunas- Halfway between the bus station and the bus station and the old town. Really clean, hot showers, Comfy beds, staff SO helpful and nice (brought me medication when i was sick!), cute apartment atmosphere. It was a little quiet when i was there, so i didn't meet other backpackers much, but i would definitely recommend it to anyone staying in kaunas!

  • 7th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (28 reviews)


Greg & Tom Hostel

Krakow, Poland
94%

I heard from other backpackers that their krakow hostels weren't great-i felt lucky to be in this one! Hot showers, helpful staff, great single beds, super clean, nice people and generous free breakfasts and dinners. Plus an amazing location. Would recc to anyone! Not English male weekend party groups though :) those who enjoy going out now and then, but appreciates having the party somewhere where you're not sleeping!

  • 1st Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (28 reviews)


Porto Wine Hostel

Porto, Portugal
73%

The hostel is an average, nice hostel- a quiet vibe where people watch TV or read in the common room- not much interaction. Directions to the hostel are TERRIBLE- get a map before you try.Most bathrooms had no soap, toilet broken, my room had no window, no fan.. Normal hostel experience. Porto is a quiet town, not much to do /see, more suited to couples...


Travellers House

Lisbon, Portugal
100%

Best hostel ever. Hands down. Great staff who are 110% dedicated to their jobs and their enthusiasm is definitely contagious! Regular dinners/ tastings that get everyone together- ideal for solo travellers. Amazing common room, minibar honour system, and very very clean. Do yourself a favour & book in advance to guarantee a spot in Lisbon's best hostel :)


Gold Coast

Lagos, Portugal
97%

Arthur runs a great hostel @ gold coast- he takes alot of time to explain everything about Lagos, it's super clean, super homey, you can party out late on the town & come back to a nice space! Not a party hostel but a happy medium ! Sadly lagos is full of messy Australians ( it's ok, I'm australian) so if you're tattoo'd, never went to school & from a town in QLD you'll love it! the Aussies ruined lovely Lagos, but I can't fault this terrific hostel


87%

This is a great hostel, just like Oasis Granada, with lots of organized FREE tours ( the walking tour with Will was amazing!), a great atmosphere and a fun rooftop with pool... Only catch is that they can decide to put you in another accomodation 200m around the corner that is a bunch of apartments- NO wifi, NO common room, NO pool & everytime u want breakfast, or any facility, you have to walk in 44 degree heat (July) for it. I think it's misleading that you're not told @ time of booking


El Refugio Hostel

Ronda, Spain
87%

This place is a unique village experience- Botz is an entertaining host and has a beautiful house that is welcoming and clean... It's a place for interacting with other unique characters ( travellers and villagers) and I loved the rustic style, but it wouldn't be a style for everyone :)


100%

What a great hostel :) so many optional tours ( FOR FREE) a fun bar, cheap drinks, great paella night & fantastic location- there was always stuff going on & it was easy to party as hard or as little as you like- do yourself a favour and check in here


El Granado

Granada, Spain
67%

A beautiful hostel that is peaceful, but a bit too quiet for me .. Arriving early from an overnight train there was nowhere for me to chill out, & I had to sleep on a park bench, 6 hrs later my room still not ready but 8 hrs later they offered me a shower.. Bottom bed in triple bunk only had tiny amounts of room above your face to the bed above- like trying to slide into a morgue slab- top bed impossible to get into so other backpackers ended up sleeping on floor- so I checked out straightaway

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Home Youth Hostel

Valencia, Spain
87%

A nice hostel in a great location- common areas a bit small, so not super easy to meet other travellers... A/C in rooms awesome, but most with windows onto central area =really noisy at times .. Overall a fair place to stay


90%

This is an ideal hostel for those not wanting a big party hostel, although lots of atmosphere and fun. Staff = AMAZING, backpackers really friendly.. The 8 bed dorm is CRAMPED without any storage.. if you are coming from airport or train- Sants Eastacion= name of the Metro station UNDER the main train station called Barcelona Sants- so the directions are v. confusing if you dont have your own Renfe Train Map plus Metro map. A great stay and thoroughly recommended


93%

a hostel located in a great area :) close to the Plaza de Major and La Latinas where lots of small local bars and tapas places are . Common room was small, and some rooms seriously hot and stuffy in warm weather without a fan or air con (room 6!)but staff and backpackers super friendly and ideal for those travelling solo


Equity Point Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco
90%

An amazing hostel right in the medina - if you follow the directions given by the hostel- it will be clear. A real Moroccan riadh experience, fantastic pool area and friendly staff... I had stayed in a 4 star hotel the previous night and this place was comparable! ( minus the bunk beds!). Easily recommended :)


Bahaus Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey
100%

happy days at the Bahaus- on eof the best hostels I've ever stayed in PLUS Alan cooks up a mean kebab on the roof. Chilled, fun, helpful, clean, awesome location- do yourself a favour!


Villa Micika

Dubrovnik, Croatia
63%

The dorm room is down below the building in a basement of sorts - pretty isolated, dark,cold with no cooking facilities. Currently 2 very different prices advertised on hostel world vs hostel bookers (hostelworld ALOT cheaper) , so print out your receipt to prove the price you saw advertised. Dubrovnik is great, but this place is pretty average - especially for the price - strongly reccommend looking for accom elsewhere if you are a single backpacker :)


Begovic Boarding House

Dubrovnik, Croatia
40%

OK location in Lapad.. misleading \" 10 min from old town \"- by BUS.. really a 35 min walk. They crammed 3 fold out beds into a TINY room (could barely walk around the beds) - i wasnt allowed to have a key, no lockers, no bathroom lock, no shower curtain. A friend from a nearby hostel came by to meet up and she was BERATED by the owner (super rude) for being there.same owner booked a MUCH older really creepy guy into our tiny room with us 2 single young girls- we felt really unsafe. also when the owner doesnt want anyone to come into the house to use the internet - internet \"no work\" (alot)... Look elsewhere


Green Lizard Hostel

Hvar, Croatia
90%

Pretty quiet in the off season, but one of the only places to offer reasonably priced dorm accom on Hvar. Loved the location, the set up was basic but fine, and the people were friendly (although they dont check their email so dont expect that they know you are coming!) Also make sure to print out your receipt as they may try to charge you the full price even though you have paid the deposit. Thoroughly reccommend it for a fun stay on a stunning island


Fulir Hostel Zagreb

Zagreb, Croatia
97%

A great location, an awesome city, a great manager (˝always drink responsibly ˝*wink*) who goes to great lengths to help you get the most out of Zagreb. super clean hostel and definitely fun! 12 bed dorm is packed tight - only 2 of in there thank goodness :) ensuite facilities really nice... generally a good choice to stay at :)


Budapest Bubble

Budapest, Hungary
100%

100% is not enough to describe the bubble and the warm heart of the bubble... Olga! amazing location, a stunning city... not a party hostel... just super cosy stay in what feels like olgas apartment. It made our stay in budapest and so glad we became bubblers!


Hostel Blues

Bratislava, Slovakia
67%

clean, really big, but pretty empty and not much vibe at all. Plus with double bunks in each room, you get to enjoy the sounds of couples getting it on...! wouldnt reccomend it...