Reviews: gaylener9122

Masada Backpacker

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
100%

An excellent hostel, central, spotlessly clean, staff very helpful, a generous breakfast with space to relax in comfort. Highly recommended

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

Sandakan, Malaysia
94%

Surrounded by jungle the spacious dorm has mesh walls for fresh air and to admire the view, the cooked breakfast was excellent, as was the free shuttle to sepilok attractions and the helpful and friendly staff. My only suggestion is to install a bug zapper in restaurant and dorm for the mozzies. Highly recommended

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


D'Villa Rina Ria Lodge

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
77%

Close to kotakinabalu national park, lovely views from restaurant, good cooked breakfast, but dorm is very crowded with limited shower and toilet facilities if fully occupied

  • 7th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Masada Backpacker

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
100%

Centrally located, near city bus terminals, good breakfast and other facilities, spotlessly clean and very helpful staff Highly recommended

  • 3rd Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


1322 Backpackers International

Pretoria, South Africa
100%

Staff very friendly and exceptionally helpful, no request too difficult, its in a safe area near gautrain station, with nice areas to relax in including a garden and breakfast is included Highly recommended

  • 29th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Funky Monkeys Backpackers

Nelspruit, South Africa
97%

Very helpful reception, lots of areas to relax in with a variety of activities to choose from, well equipped hostel, clean Recommended

  • 28th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Hazyview Adventure Backpackers

Hazyview, South Africa
97%

Close to 2 gates of kruger game reserve, owner very helpful with a lot of info re surrounding areas but dorm room was a bit crowded and kitchen lacks some utensils

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Sondzela Backpackers

Malkerns, Swaziland
100%

Set in milwane game reserve in swaziland, it is delightful to be able to walk around among all the grass eating animals of africa. There are a range of accommodation options from dorms to native hut style, staff are very friendly, helpful and welcoming, and its close to sites in the valley for tourists to visit Highly recomended, I just loved my stay there

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


100%

Trendy modern decor, heaps of space for relaxing and socializing, helpful staff and located near aquarium Highly recomended

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Buccaneers Backpackers Cintsa

Cintsa, South Africa
97%

Fabulous views of beach and lagoon from balconies but at backpacker rates, and only a few minutes walk to beach with free canoes for lagoon and lots of other beach activities. Very helpful staff, highly recommended

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


94%

Good hostel, clean and staff helpful

  • 4th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, it was great having you stay with us. You are always welcome to come and visit again. Thank you for the kind comments.

Dijembe Backpackers Hostel

Storms River, South Africa
100%

Lovely atmosphere with fire and musical instruments, everybody socializing Staff very helpful, shuttle to national park available Highly recommended

  • 2nd Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your feedback Gaylene! We enjoyed your company and conversations! Dijembe- family

Albergo for Backpackers

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
94%

Central, helpful staff, would recommend

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Fairy Knowe Backpackers

Wilderness, South Africa
97%

Lovely hostel with good views, tranquil setting, good location, recommended

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Hermanus Backpackers

Hermanus, South Africa
97%

A nice hostel with good views from upstairs

  • 24th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Gaylene, thanks for the lovely review, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again some time. Hayley xx

Cape Town Backpackers

Cape Town, South Africa
100%

Located in a safe area, staff are very helpful always, there are many garden courtyards and balconies to relax in as well as lounge areas, and everything is spotlessly clean. Highly recommended.

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Hospedaje Brabant

Nazca, Peru
77%

Staff were helpful and hostel central, but facilities basic and hot water fluctuated from boiling to cold which was difficult. to manage

  • 21st Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


89%

Location next to plaza was great as were tours and info from helpful staff and hotwater, but bathroom was very small and bedrooms had paper thin walls so you could hear every whisper from next room.

  • 20th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Le Pont Hotel

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam
91%

Good hotel. central, very helpful owner who can be contacted by phone when not at hotel, but I feel it would be better to have an english speaking receptionist at least part time

  • 6th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


KoTo Hostel

Hanoi, Vietnam
100%

I was upset to find my 3 month old reservation had been given to others and I had to go to another hostel nearby to 6 bed room not 4 I reserved. But despite this staff were otherwise very helpful with info, cold drinks, and hostel is central to lake and old part of Hanoi

  • 3rd Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


94%

Room with great view of mountains and villagers passing by, in a quiet location but within easy walking distance to centre., Australian very helpful but reception needs to be manned more often so you can get info when required

  • 19th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Canh Dieu Hotel

Ninh Binh, Vietnam
97%

Family run hotel who really go out of their way to make you feel welcome with excellent information, free water when you go out. They do everything they can to meet all your needs. Hotel is a bit isolated from centre but this is compensated by free transfer to station when you leave and motos and tours organized from hotel. Spotlessly clean and includes an excellent breakfast. Highly recomended

  • 14th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Tran Ly Hotel

Hue, Vietnam
100%

Excellent hotel, staff couldnt do enough to help you, even helped get motorbike taxis at good price and cold water when you are on computer. Centrally located within easy walk to citadel, spotlessly clean.Highly recomended

  • 5th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Dai Long Hotel

Hoi An, Vietnam
94%

Hotel was easy walking distance to old town, reception helpful and room spotlessly clean, but bus hotel booked with camel company to hue was very poor, seats, aircon and speedo were broken and no acceleration.

  • 1st Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Happy House Hotel

Nha Trang, Vietnam
94%

Very clean, centrally located, friendly and helpful staff who gave lots of information re restaurants, tours, taxi costs etc. Highly recommended

  • 27th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Villa Pink House

Da Lat, Vietnam
97%

Spotlessly clean room with bath ás well ás shower which was great for a relaxing soak after a búsy day. Staff helpful with info too.

  • 22nd Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


NgocThao GuestHouse

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
100%

Excellent hostel. highly recommended. Staff are very helpful, tours organized are excellent and good value, room is spotless and really nicely set up, location is down an lane but easy to locate beside an orange smoothie juice bar


100%

Very helpful staff, lots of special deals for guests re food and travel, very well appointed dorm rooms with lots of little extras, highly recommended


Residencial Munaywasi

Trujillo, Peru
77%

Very clean house centrally located within walking distance of all, owner is very welcoming and makes you feel at home. Only problem needs a better system to record guest arrivals.Lots of info to help you.


100%

Centrally located except for buses, but hostel has pickup and drop off at bus terminals, staff excellent re info and tours which they sell at an excellent price, views from tv and breakfast area are lovely. Highly recommended


Banana Bungalow Hollywood

Los Angeles, USA
80%

reat place to stay, carparking, activities organized everyday, centrally located,, staff helpful re info


80%

Great central location with carparking, huge kitchens, very clean, staff helpful with info,


Avenues Hostel

Salt Lake City, USA
80%

Located centrally and in safe area, clean, helpful staff, great cook your own breakfast including eggs.


Avenues Hostel

Salt Lake City, USA
100%

Great hostel. helpful staff. centrally located to downtown and supermmarket, very clean, with great cook your own brekky with eggs. Highly recommended

  • 25th Jun 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (99 reviews)


Hostel Suites Florida

Buenos Aires, Argentina
100%

Excellent hostel in all aspects, very helpful staff, great breakfast and special offer for dinner, highly recomended


Hostel Colonia

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
93%

Excellent location but need 1 or 2 toilets separate from showers for peak periods


Boulevard Sarandi Hostel

Montevideo, Uruguay
83%

Good location, helpful staff but need a separate toilet for peak periods. 2 wcs in side bathroom mean long waits. Also breakfast was very small


1949 Hostel

Punta del Este, Uruguay
100%

Very helful staff, central location to beaches and bus, lovely views from some windows, highly recommended


El Diablo Tranquilo

Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
100%

Great location right on beach with ocean views.2 suggestions...sharing kitchen between restaurant hours is difficult and exterior stairs need a light and handrail for safety


Hostel Portunhol

Florianopolis, Brazil
93%

Very friendly and helpful staff who made you feel like one of the family. Currently installing new bathrooms which will improve this area.Plenty of areas to relax in.


Hostel e Pousada El Shaddai

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
100%

Owner and reception staff very helpful with info, centrally located and close to bus station, with a fantastic breakfast including hot dishes


HI Roma Hostel

Curitiba, Brazil
87%

Close to bus, clean with great breakfast.


Hostel Marimar

Ilha do Mel, Brazil
100%

\great hostel right on waters edge with lots of areas to relax in, fantastic breakfast and very helpful staff, highly recommended


Paraty Bed & Breakfast

Paraty, Brazil
100%

Excellent hostel , well actualy more upmarket B&B,free upgrade due to off season, central, great breakfast,and spotlessly clean


Ace Backpackers Youth Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
93%

Staff very helpful and spoke good english, gave us an upgrade to better dorm as it was off season too. Good breadfast also


Olah Hostel

Sao Paulo, Brazil
97%

Staff very helpful with info and spoke excellent english. Only problem was when I returned after 8 hour to collect bags I found washing we left still in dryer crumpled and mostly damp and some wet with next 2 nights in buses.


Amigo Hostel

Sucre, Bolivia
63%

A basic hostel but centrally located


Residencial Tres Soles

Arica, Chile
67%

Manager very helpful, but no stove to cook and lock to room didnt work, otherwise fine, close to bus station but a bit far from centre


100%

Excellent hostel. Double room had balcony with huge windows looking out, also barbeque and areas to relaz in. Staff very helpful and speak english


Hostal Nuevo Amanecer

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
100%

Excellent hostel,clean and good location with pick up from bus terminal. Lots of great areas to relax in, outdoor eating, outdoor lounges and hammocks, circular fireplace outdoors for nights.Highly recommended.


Hostel Ruta 40

Cafayate, Argentina
87%

Nice hostel and very central but need to speak spanish to get best info.


Millenium House

Valparaiso, Chile
97%

Family home in hills so good location and atmsophere, famiy very helpful


Hostal Backpackers

Pucon, Chile
100%

Hostel backpackers was overbooked so they gave us rooms at next door hostel victor including private bathroom at same price. It was excellent, lovely wooden lined rooms, 2 kitchens, spotlessly clean, central, so would recommend it.


Rukalhue

San Martin De Los Andes, Argentina
93%

Upgrade was much appreciated and location central. Need to speak spanish though and kitchen and breakfast were 20 minutes late one morning when we had tour.


Alaska Hostel

Bariloche, Argentina
100%

Owner was excellent, very helpfule with info re what to see and how and any other queries. Alovely hostel, unique styling with lots of timber in and out Highly recommended


Hostel La Angostura

Villa La Angostura, Argentina
100%

Excellent hostel,central, with lovely and varied area to relax in.


Compass del Sur

Puerto Varas, Chile
100%

great hostel, central location and very helpful staff, large dorm rooms


Che Lagarto Hostel Calafate

El Calafate, Argentina
100%

Excellent hostel, relaxing area around a courtyard internal with skylight to see sky. Great breakfast with lots of areas to relax in. Highly recomended


Rancho Grande Hostel

El Chalten, Argentina
90%

After problems with reservation and laundry not done the rest of our stay was good. Clean room but common area a bit noisy but good for young. Only negative was Kitchen very small, poorly equipped and little storaeage space


7 Duendes

Salta, Argentina
63%

Clean and close to bus terminal. but kitchen very crowded, 2 stove elements only, and very noisy at 2 and 3 am. Need a curfew for noise after midnight.


Backpackers Kaweskar Hostel

Puerto Natales, Chile
97%

owner very helpful with heaps of info re torres del paine np including bus reservations at a discount. Very clean and lovely breakfast. Highly recommended


Hospedaje Costanera

Punta Arenas, Chile
90%

Therese is very helpful with lots of info. As it is a hospedaje it has a nice family feel to hostel sharing with family. Very clean, highly recommended


Antarctica Hostel

Ushuaia, Argentina
100%

very helpful staff, clean, great hostel, highly reccommended


Sentir Patagonia Hostel

Puerto Madryn, Argentina
97%

Great central location with very helpful staff re general info, bookings for tours etc...they even helped me before I arrived with info on internet with bus reservation queries. Highly recomended


Ringos Foyer Guest House

Melaka, Malaysia
90%

Centrally located and only few minutes walk to sites, owner very helpful, even taking you to special restaurants for dinner, but entrance doorway needs a clear sign to indicate that this is the hostel entrance.


Old Penang GuestHouse

Penang, Malaysia
87%

Central location in chinatown good, close to restaurants cheap and historic sites, staff helful, but would like to see a second toilet on first floor, especially for morning rush.


Geopark Dormitory

Langkawi, Malaysia
90%

Location a few minutes walk to a lovely beach, 7 well falls and cablecar was great, access to hotel shuttle to nearby 5 star resort pool was good, staff tired to help but you cant make ongoing reservations from here for bus or ferry, so you need to do it before you come or take potluck when you depart. Dorm is located in Oriental village garden/ponds/shopping complex which is lovely setting, but it takes a bit of getting used to huge 30 bed dorm, but beds and towels are extra big and comfy.


Denai Lodge

Kota Bharu, Malaysia
93%

Centrally locsted and close to all attractions and night m arket, owner exceptionally helpful with info, and even helped me get a bus ticket when all appeared to be booked out for a week. Highly recommended


Reggae Guest House

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
100%

Central location, close to supermarket, cheap food night market, chinatown, staff friendly and helpful, clean and new.


Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

Sandakan, Malaysia
100%

After a mixup with my pickup from junction everything else was terrific.A great hostel, tropical setting, beatufully designed with slats and flywire walls to let in air and views, staff very friendly and helpful and they run shuttle to orangutan centre and other local sites.Excellent breakfast included with eggs!Highly reccommended.


Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
87%

Owner/manager is very helpful with places to go and things to do. Central, but needs to add directions form airport for public bus to hostelworld site


Borneo Seahare Guesthouse

Kuching, Malaysia
87%

I had difficulty first night when I returned to hostel as being only one there I couldnt find light switches and my torch was flat, and I missed owner when he called twice. Otherwise good and owners very helpful and friendly.


Happy Dragon Hostel

Beijing, China
100%

Great hostel and very helpful staff. Only comment I would have liked an area to relaz in other than restaurant/bar area


97%

All good except I was given incorrect information that it was not possible to make a reservation for pingyao-beijing from xian, but from the train station ticket office it is possible and the queues are not as long as the sub-office, but by the time I found out this info 3 days later the train was fully booked.


100%

One of the best hostels Ive stayed in and very highly recommended, location, river views, staff help re sites to see and yangstze cruise is excellent,Annie even emailed me info in advance to help with planning, room and bathroom facilities excellent

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Gaylene, Thank you so much for your big support. I'm so happy that all the emails and service I did are sohelpful.you know ,I'm experienced to arrange cruise and other transfer and I know this clearly.pick-up service in xi'an is arranged successfully.It's so wonderful. Best wishes Annie

90%

Lovely looking rooms, great old building in old part of town, clean, modern bathroom, central and easy to get around by bus.


Mama Naxi`s Guesthouse

Lijiang, China
97%

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100%

A fabulous place to stay, central to bus, old towm, beautifully fitted rooms and lovely big courtyard to chill out in, staff very helpful, would recommend it to all, one of best hostels Ive stayed in


100%

Great location near river, with rooftop area with magnificent views for relaxing and in lovely old building, staff very helpful also.


97%

Central location, great chill out common area for networking, staff helpful, but only criticism is bin in toilet needs to be emptied at least daily

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment and suggestion,we will do it better.Hope we can meet next time.

Guilin Oasis Inn

Guilin, China
100%

Inn mor like a hotel than hostel., Staff and Joe exceptional in efforts to make my stay happy, spoke good english, organized tours, room lovely decor.


Augusters Lodge

Macau (Macao), Macau
87%

central location says it all, staff are helpful, room is abit crowded but ok


Hong Kong Hostel

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
93%

central to mtr, supermarket, airportbus, tram,.samisveryhelpful>


Wang Fat Hostel

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
93%

good hostel in a nice area close to transport and we got an upgrade free to an ensuite room due to a cancellation


1322 Backpackers International

Pretoria, South Africa
100%

very helpful staff, gteat hostel. well equipped kitchen, plently of space to relax


Funky Monkeys Backpackers

Nelspruit, South Africa
93%

an excellent hostel, very helpful staff, breakfast included but no hot water in the morning was the only drawback and its a bit far out of town if you dont have a car


Graskop Valley View Hostel

Graskop, South Africa
100%

a lovely hostel with very friendly and helpful staff. kitchen was a bit crowded though.


Bushpackers & Campsite

Hazyview, South Africa
77%

very helpful staff, good hostel close to kruger entrance


Legends Backpacker Lodge

Mbabane, Swaziland
73%

centrally located in valley so close to all the cultural sites


Isinkwe Backpackers Bushcamp

Hluhluwe, South Africa
100%

a great hostel, close to cultural village and tours to game park and st lucia can be organized direct with hostel


100%

Huge spacious recreation areas, great hostel but would like another stove in kitchen for guests


90%

Hostel was good. staff had lots of info re places to go, tours, etc, kitchen good,bedroom too


Albergo for Backpackers

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
77%

room was nice but kitchen need better facilities, and shower lacked a shelf for toiletries


Knysna Backpackers

Knysna, South Africa
100%

beautiful room with a view, extremely helpful staff who couldnt do enough for you, highly recommended

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Gaylene - thank you for your fantastic review of our hostel. Most important was the fact that you were happy here in our "home" and hopefully we will welcome you back in the not to distant future!! and maybe for a little longer stay next time?!! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in South-Africa!! the team @ knysna backpackers.

Hermanus Backpackers

Hermanus, South Africa
83%

Nice hostel, helpful staff


Cape Town Backpackers

Cape Town, South Africa
97%

Lovely log fire in evenings, nice rooms in good location, bathroom kitchen very good


Victoria Falls Backpackers

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
90%

staff very friendly and helpful with info and tours, barbeques held regularly, gardens beautiful to sit in and relax, and when I was there no problems in vic falls re political turmoil.