Reviews: Helensip

Location: England, Gender: Female, Age: 28

Alegria's Hostel

Bogota, Colombia

Really nice staff. Sociable atmosphere. Very top end of Candelaria (location could be better). Overall a nice hostel.


Popayan, Colombia

Nice hostel with good value private en suite rooms as one option. Great breakfasts. Really ckean. Nice staff.

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Avid Traveller
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (19 reviews)

Hotel Casa De Nelly

San Agustin, Colombia

What all great hostels should have: lovely staff, great breakfast, communal dinners, proper coffee, honesty beer fridge, cat and dogs, nice clean rooms, beautiful gardens. One od the very best.

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Avid Traveller
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (19 reviews)

Park Life Hostel

Popayan, Colombia

Excellent hostel. Got everything you need.

Erupcion Hostel Banos

Banos, Ecuador

Really nice staff. More like small hotel than a hostel. Daily room cleaning is great! Not really any communal space though. Our room didn't have any external windows.


A hostel that's added on to a bar. Cheap rooms but doesn't feel much like a hostel. Not a bad option here where things are generally overpriced. No real complaints but no great shakes either. Nice people.

Lucky your House

Puno, Peru

The most lovely staff. So kind with loads of attention to detail (e.g. our bags were waiting for us in our room when we returned from our trip to the islands). Excellent breakfast - eggs, avocado, ham, bananas, juice, cereal, yoghurt etc. Cable TV in rooms. A lovely little hotel. Would definitely recommend.

Hostal Pakarina

Aguas Calientes, Peru

A nice little hotel. Very nice staff who are happy to help. Fairly hot showers. Up a bit of a hill on the main strip.

Hostal Sol Andino

La Paz, Bolivia

Great breakfast. Really pretty hostel with lovely murals. Bit more of a hotel really. All very nice for a quiet stay.

Loki Backpackers La Paz

La Paz, Bolivia

Party hostel and it does what it says on the tin.

America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

No customer comment

La Casona de Don Jaime 2

Rosario, Argentina

All generally good. Not much atmosphere though. Communal space not very conducive to meeting others. Really nice building with big rooms, high ceilings etc. All very clean. Full bag lockers. Nice staff.

Hostel El Jesuita

San Ignacio, Argentina

This is a lovely little place to stay. The nicest staff and a great communal feeling. Very intimate and cosy. Lovely outside space. Food cooked each evening over an open fire. Great empanadas! We were just popping in for one night to see the ruins and ended up staying 3 nights as it was such a nice place.

Bambu Guest House

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Really lovely family run hostel. Great communal breakfast around the table each morning. Comfy and clean. Really helpful. Round the corner from the bus stop to the falls and to Argentina. We paid R$20 for a taxi from the bus terminal but think it should have only been R$10 or R$15. Diego is a great cook. Eat there if he offers!

El Misti Hostel Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Security: Large lockers, gate with a buzzer Location: right opposite the metro. Short walk to Copacabana Staff: friendly but just people working for a big chain of hostels so different to staying somewhere family run etc Atmosphere: not much space for the number of people. No real outside space. No chilling space. You´re either in the kitchen or the bar. Value for money: you´re paying for the location. Facilities: good breakfast, small bathrooms, 2 computers with internet, kitchen ok

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Helen, First of all allow me to thank you for choosing El Misti Hostels as host of your recent vacation. We are glad to know we provided you a relaxing experience, We look forward to welcome you soon. Kind regards, Management

Dubrovnik Rooms Seka

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great place to stay. The owner is lovely and knows just the right balance of being welcoming while giving you space. The location is perfect, just a short walk from the Old Town. Be warned that there is no sign outside to show that you are in the right place - we made our own way and thought we were in the wrong place! Couldn't get through on the mobile numbers given either. We found the flat on the top floor though. A real find, great place to explore Dubrovnik from.

Hostel Las Palomas

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

A lovely little hostel with super nice staff. It was just a shame that there were only two other guests staying there when I was (although it was off season)

Hostel Hospedarte Chapultepec

Guadalajara, Mexico

This hostel has a great atmosphere. The staff are lovely and it's really relaxed and social. Some people have ended up staying for weeks at a time! Great communal space, free internet, free breakfast, beet - all good. It's in a nice location but Guadalajara is really big and it's about an hours walk to the very centre if you want to go see the Cathedral etc.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Glad you liked the atmosphere, communal space & free amenities. As you say, Guadalajara is big. Our location offers the opportunity to know the downtown and also to explore other important and beautiful neighborhoods of the city. Thank you for your note! ~ Gerardo Estrada, General Manager Hospedarte Hostel

Hostel Centro Historico Regina

Mexico City, Mexico

Just off the Zocalo, this hostel is in a great location. When I stayed it had only been open a week but it was already a looking great. It's in a beautiful old building with high ceilings and big windows with little balconies. Everything is really nice and clean with almost monsoon-style showers in the bathroom. The staff are lovely and all speak English. There's free internet and free breakfast in the attached restaurant. The one big thing that's missng is a bar or a lounge.