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Reviews: djonipony

Location Sweden, Gender Male, Age 31

  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Leo Hostel, Beijing, China
7.4
7th Apr 2016

Close to craft beer bar Beers 89 (the number is, I think, the number o.t. street but obviously also could be a Tianmin square reference). Might stay there again if I - against all odds 'cause the city didn't do it for me - visit Beijing again. All was okay, nothing was great. Some lockers didn't work, showers had nowhere to put clothes so I had to be called in by my friend to take his clothes every time he showered. They didn't lock the luggage room. 10 min to subway. Decent own bar.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Anker Apartment, Oslo, Norway
8.0
31st Jul 2015

Close to tram, short walk to Irish pub plus a street of several bars, especially one w their own beer. Forgot its name though, could've been Grünerlöcka Brygghus. Dont remember seeing lockers in the dorm, which would've been nice. No real atmosphere, no roof terrace or anything special about it, but ok price for Oslo, clean, safe, wifi. Shower gel and sockets by each bed would've been nice.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9.7
14th Feb 2014

Already reviewed it: Best hostel I've stayed at, and I've been to over 40 countries. Only downside is the location isn't perfect, but the enormous roof terrace etc. is incredible!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9.7
13th Feb 2014

THE best hostel I've ever stayed at! Only slight downside is that the location is okay, but not great. Don't let the cab driver have RM confused w The Reggae House on the same street. Enormous roof terrace w pool table, bar, bbq, huge space for dancing and a view of the Petronas Towers and KL Tower. Great beds w socket, lamp and hidden locker (in the wall, behind the mirror) by each pillow. Hot showers in clean bathrooms. Friendly staff. Wifi. Great roof party also w ppl not staying there!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Six Degrees, Jakarta, Indonesia
8.9
5th Feb 2014

One of the best hostels in the world! Only downside it's nowhere near anything. In Jakarta you have to take a taxi or bajaj no matter where you're going from the hostel. Walking is pointless. Great roof terrace w an ingenious music solution that allows guests to plug in their phones and play their own music. Decent bathrooms, lockers in rooms, sockets by every pillow (!), pool table etc. Separate wifi on the roof terrace! Friendly staff. Hard to find for the crappy Indonesian cab drivers

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bunchun, Chiang Mai, Thailand
10.0
28th Dec 2013

Short tuktuk ride (or approx 20 min walk ) to bar area. Lockers in dorms: 1 per bed. Helpful staff that will take guests out for, for example, beer pong at Playhouse. Nice little porch where ppl get to know each other over beers from the neighbouring exchange shop. Good sushi place 15 metres away.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Jesselton Cabin, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
8.0
24th Nov 2013

Basically No location in KK is good since there is no city centre. Or, that tiny area IS the city centre in which case it's a sad state of affairs. NBC is close to a tiny bar that always had westerners in it; a two story restaurant (Upperstar) that'll show Premier League football w commentary if you ask them to; plus department store Suriah Sabah w a cinema in it. Common room by reception. Balcony w table/chairs. Hot private room w/o ac. Hot showers which is a plus. Beach too far to walk to.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, All Male Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Loveli Boutique Guesthouse Phuket, Phuket Patong Beach, Thailand
8.3
19th Nov 2013

Basically a hotel. Had private bathroom, tv, safe, fridge, free shampoo/bath gel. Room cleaned daily. Friendly staff. You have to walk 10 mins to bars. Good air condition - room was cool all the time.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Chada Hostel, Bangkok, Thailand
7.7
13th Nov 2013

Can't remember having any lockers in our 3 bed room which would be a problem if you stay there w strangers. Good loc on KSR.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
MR.COMMA guesthouse, Seoul, South Korea
8.3
1st Nov 2013

We hard time finding it despite taking a cab. Use the map they provide (insider tip) cause cab drivers in Korea have generally no clue where anything is. We had our own key to the room but no lockers. Okay shower and WC. Small porch outside the reception. Great staff. Close to a corner shop but a bit far from the subway but when you reach it you only walk for a few more minutes and you suddenly notice you've entered Hongdae's bar district.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Peter Pan Guesthouse, Daegu, South Korea
7.1
28th Oct 2013

No staff there when we arrived. Called the owner and got the door code. We had the place to ourselves nearly the entire stay. A bit surreal. No staff worked there, this guy only came by to collect the money once. No other guests. Kinda cool actually. Roof terrace in central Daegu, 5 mins walk from the bar and club district. Couldn't lock our dorm door when we left, only from the inside. Okay WC, but weak shower. No lockers. Kitchen. TV. Okay bunkbeds. Might be hard to find. Would stay again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Kim's House in Busan 2nd, Busan, South Korea
8.0
23rd Oct 2013

Location is good by Busan standards, i.e. ten minutes walk from the subway station that is 1 stop from the city's main expat bar area/the Kyungsung-Pukyung Univ. area. Great staff, but weak showers, laundry service and wifi, but our room was unlockable (?). Good small safety lockers for purses and items of that size. Recycling and nice kitchen.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bunchun, Chiang Mai, Thailand
10.0
3rd Sep 2013

Great atmosphere, nice and clean, and most of all friendly and helpful staff who gladly show you a good time. Would definitely revisit!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Van Gogh, Amsterdam, Netherlands
8.6
7th Jul 2013

No lockers in room, but good key card system to get to the rooms. A bit hard to find, but when you know your way you'll reach the centre in a few mins! Good staff, nothing out of the ordinary but at the same time flawless. Didn't see any good common area. Nothing wrong with the cleanliness. 25 Euro / night is good for a hostel of this calibre, centrally located in a western European city. AND! --> Sockets by every bed! = you can charge phone/laptop as you use them, lying in your bed! Fantastic!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel City Bed 2, Berlin, Germany
9.4
12th Jun 2013

A couple mins walk from the Spichernstrasse metro station. Neil, Alex and the rest of the staff were absolutely phenomenal! Nice seating area outside the reception (where you always met ppl), you can buy beer (1 Euro a bottle!) and other drinks in the reception, the place was clean, great bathrooms, free wi-fi, free computers, free coofee every morning, great door code/key card system, but no lockers in our room and the reception was closed for a few hours every night/morning.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Harlem YMCA, New York, USA
8.0
24th May 2013

Approx. 2 mins to the subway but not central, friendly staff, great facilities: steam sauna, gym, fridge in the (at least our) room, decent bathrooms in the corridor. No real coomon area though, so not the first place you'll meet new friends at, no lockers in our room, and since it's a christian hostel alcoholic beverages are banned (never mind, just hide your bottles and cans) and certain websites are blocked from the wifi, which is absolutely ridiculous!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Reykjavik Backpackers, Reykjavik, Iceland
9.7
19th May 2013

Super location! Friendly staff, nice bathrooms/showers, luggage room. I didn't use any locker but I recall seeing lockers in my dorm. Literally a stone throw from Lebowski Bar on the same street and other places recommended in the Reykjavík guide I read on the bus from Keflavík. This is where I'll be staying if I go back to Reykjavik.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hatters on Newton Street, Manchester, England
9.4
2nd Dec 2012

Always stay at one ot the Hatters while in Manchester. This is the slightly better located of the two. Always friendly staff, clean, lockers in room and close to Manch. Piccadilly and Arndale/The Printworks.

View Property Reply

Thanks for your review and return trips!! Our hostel is close to everything you could possibly want from your visit to Manchester, and we're always here at reception to point you in the right direction!! Guess we'll definitely see you again at Hatters!!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Euro Hostel Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
9.4
1st Dec 2012

Truly great hostel which is really more like a hotel, apart from the dorms naturally. It has its own bar with a big screen behind the bar, showing Premier League football, and also a pool table. Not too far from the central station and Sauchiehall street.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
High Street Hostel, Edinburgh, Scotland
9.1
30th Nov 2012

Nice hostel, fairly close to Waverley (Central) station and even closer to a bunch of bars. Friendly staff, lockers in the dorm. No complaints! (even a ginger dude at the reception when we arrived, what more can you ask for when you come to Scotland right?)

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Shin-Okubo Sekitei, Tokyo, Japan
9.7
1st Nov 2012

Top notch! Super friendly staff, almost apologizing for being alive :) When my friend and I needed help they printed maps for us and went out their way to help us. Clean room and free wifi, toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap was waiting for us in the bathroom. A bit unusual sleeping on mattresses on the floor, but we slept like babies. Approx. 15 mins walk to the part of Shinjuku where the action is. McDonald's 2-3 mins walk away - perfect when hungover. Same distance to the subway. Very silent.

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Thank you for your nice comments. We would like our guests to consult with us for anything we may know or do without hesitation. We try our best to help our guests. (Sometimes there are things we cannot do�.) We would like our guests to know we have Japanese Futon (mattress) on floor as we are Japanese Ryokan(Inn). It is a traditional Japanese sleeping bed. We are always happy to provide an extra mattress if any guest prefer softer bed.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Seoul Base Camp, Seoul, South Korea
9.7
23rd Oct 2012

Roof terrace, an alternate way of sleeping (despite the fact that sleeping in what can be described narrow boxes and you have blankets instead of regular covers I slept like a baby), security lockers, great staff, close to a lively area and ridiculously cheap: 9 USD per night! I like to try new hostels if I return to places but I might just choose Base Camp again if I go back to Seoul.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Palermo House, Buenos Aires, Argentina
7.4
25th Dec 2011

Cool hostel with artworks covering the huge walls and a nice little roof terrace. Safe, but no AC and not the cleanest place. Often toilet paper was missing and no one bothered to fix the torn shower curtain, despite the fact that the door leading in to that shower was unlockable. Most of the staff was great (and said nothing),

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Andes Hostel, Santiago, Chile
9.7
23rd Dec 2011

Great staff, decent location (think i saw one or two bars nearby, but the best restaurant/bar area is Bellavista which is a cab ride away) right by Bellas Artes tube station and close to Plaza de Armas. Nice little common area w pool table, bar and couches. There is a roof terrace too, but I never saw it. Safe and clean, but our room was boiling hot. Guess there’s no AC. Would stay there again!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
IS@K Guest House, Seoul, South Korea
8.7
23rd Aug 2011

Is supposedly located in a party area, but from what I've heard Hongdae is better for partying than Itaewon is. Had a hard time finding night clubs in Itaewon. Nice hostel though, free internet, nice bathroom, nice little common area with a tv and a couch. Nice roof terrace with a nice view! All subway systems in Korea are fantastic, so walk 10 mins from IS@K to the station and you're only minutes away from everything! The security lockers won't fit really big backpacks.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Soul Kitchen Hostel, St Petersburg, Russia
9.0
10th Jun 2011

Great place! Most of all I like their great sense of security and their inventiveness. They have security lockers for everybody AND cords through the back of each locker, so that you can charge your phone (ot whatever) inside your locker, without having to worry about people snatching it. Simply fantastic! Great staff, apart from that US-Russian girl, who had a bit of an attitude. Ok location, no good bars nearby, but just take the subway a few stops! Free internet, nice bathroom, clean!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hatters on Newton Street, Manchester, England
8.0
4th May 2011

No lockers in this dorm either (just like the other Hatters in Manch), which makes it slightly easier for ppl to snatch your belongings, and it's kind of a fuzz to keep all your stuff at the reception in order to feel safe. Was given a certain bed and the guy pointed out how important it is to stick to that bed. Funny then how I got to the room and the bad was taken. Asked the guy at the reception what this was all about and he replied "Uh, I guess you can just pick any bed." Otherwise great!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hatters at Hilton Chambers, Manchester, England
7.7
8th Apr 2011

Hard to find, but once you've found it you'll see it's really close to the centre - Piccadilly Gardens. We were 4 guys sharing a 4 bed room, so we never paid any attention to the fact that was actually not a single safety locker in our room. Really bad, there should be in case you share the room w strangers! Also suddenly there was a 5th bed in there (which got us worried considering the lack of safety lockers). The staff was a bit confused, but nice and got it out of there. Great w key cards!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Central Backpackers, Oxford, England
9.3
2nd Mar 2011

Just stayed one night and spent basically no time at the hostel, since i was either walking around Oxford or at a restaurant or partying at The Bridge. Nice hostel though, as few mins walk from the main bus/train terminal, 4 digit code to enter the building and then each room is accessed with a key card that you're given when you're checking in. Small locker to put your most important belongings. TV room, computers, wifi, games and a supercool little roof terrace (no view over the town though)!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden,
  • Globetrotter
Ashfield Hostel, Dublin, Ireland
6.7
7th May 2009

Great location, close to where the airport coach drops you off. Near bars, souvenir shops and fairly close to the Guinness brewery. The dorm room was never locked, but every bed had two metal boxes under them and you can borrow a pad lock at the reception. The lights in the dorm bathroom didn't work at night for some reason, very poor. 10 euro per night in the 18 bed dorm, so THE place if you're just backpacking and rather spend dough on Guinness souvenires than accomodation.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Slotania, Amsterdam, Netherlands
4.7
21st Jul 2008

Far from everything, but the tram takes you to the city centre fairly quick. 2 computers for the whole \"hotel\" and there\'s basically nothing nearby, apart from a supermarket that closes too early. The only fun you\'ll have is with the ppl inside your own dorm room, there\'s no good common area. The staff weren\'t too friendly. No lockers in the dorm room, so fingers crossed...

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • djonipony
  • Sweden,
  • Globetrotter
Phuket Backpacker, Phuket, Thailand
7.3
24th Mar 2008

Nothing of interest nearby, but great coomon room where we watched movies, drank beer (that you can buy at the reception) and met new ppl! We had bed bugs, but we got a new room and the staff even smeared tiger balm all over our backs! Not the place to stay if you wanna explore Phuket, because of its bad location, but the place to stay if you\'re just spending one night in Phuket, looking for travel buddies. I left with 3 new friends whom I went to Koh Phi Phi with =)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness

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