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Reviews: gearoidirvine

Location Ireland, Gender Male, Age 38

  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Flying Pig Uptown, Amsterdam, Netherlands
7.4
14th Jun 2016

First, the positives. Lovely rooms, helpful staff, decent breakfast, great wifi, and a high level of cleanliness. However, this hostel is definitely more suited to a younger party crowd. This is not a criticism, it's the perfect place if this is what you're looking for. What I missed most was a place to just chill out in a quieter environment without music constantly blaring in the back ground. Also, it's a little far from the city centre although there are great transport links.

View Property Reply

Hey There, Thanks a million for taking the time to give us some feedback about your stay, we appreciate you taking the time! We are glad overall you enjoyed your time here and found our staff to be helpful and the rooms clean, thank you for this. It is true, we are located about 30 minutes walk from Dam Square as we are by the Leidseplein square and museum square! It is true, we do not have a common area without music playing, perhaps if you were to stay again, you would prefer to stay at The Flying Pig Downtown who has a quieter chill area. Thanks again for your time, we hope you will stay with the Pigs again in the future :) - The Flying Pig Uptown

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Lisboa Central Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
8.3
9th Jun 2016

Really liked this hostel. Good breakfast, friendly staff, and very clean. Only small downside is that it's a bit of a walk from the city centre but this is not a major problem.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Abigails Hostel, Dublin, Ireland
8.9
11th Apr 2014

Very good! Stayed in a 12-bed dorm; bed was comfortable, every bunk had an electrical outlet, light and USB charger, en-suite toilets were spotless. No security lockers in room, but there are lockers downstairs you can use for a small fee. Great location, right in the centre of Dublin. Excellent breakfast and friendly, helpful staff. I was very pleased and would have no hesitation staying here again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
PLUS Berlin, Berlin, Germany
9.4
5th Mar 2014

This hostel was top-class! We stayed in a 4-bed dorm. Spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, en-suite bathroom with a great shower. Wifi was very fast. Location is excellent - 5 minute walk to train station from where you can get anywhere in the city. Good restaurant downstairs, nice breakfast for 6 euro, and staff were very helpful. Overall, one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. Highly recommend it if you're in Berlin on a budget!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Lub d Bangkok Siam, Bangkok, Thailand
7.7
27th Nov 2013

Decent hostel. Really good location, comfortable beds, staff very helpful. Dorms feel a bit like prison cells though.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
So Hostel Chiangmai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
6.6
25th Nov 2013

This hostel is fine, but nothing special. on a positive note, the location is really good. Only two mins walk from Night Bizarre. Dorms were fine, comfortable beds and security locker. Bathrooms okay, although no soap provided. Staff were okay, but not very friendly. So this hostel is okay, but for me, two days were enough.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
FUN-D Hostel Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand
8.9
20th Nov 2013

Really nice hostel. The staff were great, always so helpful. The dorms were lovely. Spotless, big beds, lots of space, security lockers and own light and electrical outlet. Toilets and showers very clean with soap, shampoo and conditioner provided. Nice common area downstairs. About a ten minute walk from downtown so not too bad. Really great hostel. If you're in Chiang Rai, stay here!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Chada House, Chiang Mai, Thailand
7.7
13th Nov 2013

First of all, let me say that this hostel was cheap! 3 euro per night, so you get what you pay for. I stayed in the 12 bed dorm, it was clean, comfortable and spacious. Friendly staff at from desk too. However, wifi was very poor and often no toilet role on morning. Nevertheless, I think Chada House was great, remember....3 euros per night! I'd def recommend it!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
8.6
28th Oct 2013

Very good hostel. Good location, helpful staff, very comfortable beds and unbelievably clean! Only down side is that I had to wait for two hours to check in at 4pm after flying for 16 hours. Otherwise though, no complaints. Def recommend this hostel!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Bada Bing Hostel Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
8.9
23rd Oct 2013

Very good hostel and great staff. Special mention to Ali, very helpful and super- friendly. Location is perfect, about half way between Taksim and Old City. Beds very comfy. Breakfast was a bit light and a few extra outlets in dorms would help but otherwise cant complain. Would def recommend this hostel!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Isaacs Hostel, Dublin, Ireland
8.9
5th Apr 2013

Excellent hostel! Great location, very clean, good atmosphere and nice breakfast. Beds very comfortable too. No hesitation recommending Issacs! I'll definitely stay here again.

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Fab! Thanks

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Bong House, Seoul, South Korea
8.6
28th Sep 2012

Good hostel. Clean, comfortable and the staff are very nice. Subway stop only ten mins away so easy to get to anywhere in Seoul and plenty of restaurants and shops close by.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Lub d Bangkok Siam, Bangkok, Thailand
8.6
16th Aug 2012

Very nice hostel. Great location, right in the middle of one of the main shopping districts in Bangkok. Although it is quite far from Khaosarn Road, it's easy to get a taxi there. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the dorms comfy and secure. A bit pricey maybe but overall, def recommend this hostel.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel, Bangkok, Thailand
9.1
7th Aug 2012

Great hostel.......good location (only ten mins walk from Khaosarn Road), comfortable and clean dorms, nice breakfast, great and very helpful staff, nice little coffee shop-style common area downstairs. Would def stay here again, highly recommended!

View Property Reply

Thank you very much for your kind and high recommendation with many advantages of our hostel, we are very grateful regarding your review and hope to welcome you again soon.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
8.6
12th Jan 2012

This was my second time staying here, it's an excellent hostel. Good value, clean and superb location just a few mins from Victoria station. Small problem this time round as there was no hot water one morning but overall, I'd def recommend this place.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Ostello Venezia, Venice, Italy
7.3
9th Sep 2011

I thought this place was fine. There's a lot of negative reviews but you get what you pay for. Nice breakfast, average dorms but good atmosphere. Pizza place just down the road, we found the staff great and very helpful. Security is weak enough at doors but there are lockers in the room for valuables. Regular boats to main island too so no problem there. If you're on a budget, this is the place to go.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
9.3
7th Sep 2011

Excellent! Clean, comfortable beds, two security codes, good breakfast, great location, and nice pub down-stairs. And all for a great price. Perfect really. As other people mention, maybe the three-high bunk beds are a bit much but otherwise I'd really recommend this hostel. Perfect for the traveler on a budget.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Euro Hostel Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
9.0
6th Sep 2011

Brilliant hostel, probably the best I've stayed in. Incredibly clean, cheap and very close to city centre. Good breakfast too. Definitely recommend it.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Edinburgh Backpackers, Edinburgh, Scotland
8.0
8th Sep 2010

Good hostel. Good location and decent accomodation for a reasonable price. Perfect for a budget traveller.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Dundee Backpackers Hostel, Dundee, Scotland
9.7
5th Sep 2010

Excellent hostel! Great location, very clean, and friendly helpful staff. Would def recommend this place.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Ace Hotel (Kensington), London, England
9.0
20th Jun 2010

Very clean, very modern, good location. This is a really nice hostel. Only negative is that breakfast finsihes at 9am, a little bit early! Otherwise, no complaints.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Abbasi Palace Hotel, Amman, Jordan
9.7
28th May 2010

This place was fantastic..I would highly recommend it to anyone staying in Amman. The location is perfect, there's a lovely breakfast and the staff - Nijmah, 'Auntie' Huda, Mohamed, Salim and the rest of the gang - are fantastic and are more than happy to help you out with anything you need. Plus there's a great vibe in the common area where its easy to meet lots of fellow trvellers. I was amazed...love this place..two big thumbs up!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
El Hostal, Antigua, Guatemala
9.7
7th Sep 2008

We loved this hostel! It's in a great location and the staff were extemely helpful and friendly. The rooms are great, and spotless, as are the bathrooms. The courtyard is beautiful plus we got a huge free breakfast every morning.Very safe and secure too. Couldn't fault it! Two big thumbs up!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Alajuela Tropical Hostel, San Jose, Costa Rica
8.7
31st Aug 2008

This is a great hostel....it's comfortable, quiet, clean, safe and cheap. Alonso, the owner, is fantastic. He helped us so much - from helping us to plan our trips to picking us up from the airport. We'd def recommend this hostel! Big thumbs up :)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gearoidirvine
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
La Maison du Patriote, Montreal, Canada
8.3
11th Jun 2008

Great place, great location, just no staff around at all! didnt see anyone my entire stay. Still, a great hostel all round, no hassle at all.

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

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