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Reviews: Helensip

Location England, Gender Female, Age 30

  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bastian Homestay, Cochin, India
9.7
6th Apr 2015

The best homestay we've stayed in during our time in India. The owners are lovely and helped us sort out our bus. The rooms and bathrooms are spotless. Really good fans. Hot showers. Comfy beds. Nice quiet area. Go for breakfast too - 100 rupees and delicious. Really highly recommended.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Madpackers Hostel, New Delhi, India
8.9
26th Feb 2015

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Alobar1000, Kathmandu, Nepal
9.4
25th Feb 2015

The good: warm duvets, hot showers, nice bar, friendly staff, really sociable, excellent location. The not so good: bathrooms not very private. Rooftop toilets are a bit like sheds. They run some free tours but they're not always the best orgaised.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Mountain House Pokhara, Pokhara, Nepal
9.4
19th Feb 2015

Great value. Hot showers. Spacious room. Really nice pople. Excellent location. We'd definitely stay again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Smile Society, Bangkok, Thailand
8.6
20th Jan 2015

Excellent location. Right by the Skytrain. Lots of food options on the doorstep. Night market. Bee is the manager and very helpful and friendly. Other staff not so smiley but this may be due to a lack of shared language. Everywhere very clean and secure. It would be good to have fresh milk available for breakfast as well as fresh fruit and juice. We were a group of 3 and it suited us well. Not sure if you'd be able to meet other people there easily if you were on you're own.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Siem Reap Hostel, Siem Reap, Cambodia
9.7
12th Jan 2015

A really professionally run hostel. Lots of space. Great bar. Decent food. Nice pool. Excellent location. Good tour desk. No faults at all really. The only thing is that it's not such an intimate atmosphere as it's a large place. A great choice overall. Highly recommended.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Taco Shack Hostel, Koh Tao, Thailand
8.6
23rd Dec 2014

Good value hostel. Location in town by pier so a bit of a walk to Sairee. A young, pretty straight laced crowd when we were there. We were the only couple. Owner Khai is very friendly and his sister Sophie is lovely. They're keen to get everyone together and enjoying themselves. Clean dorms. Comfy beds.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Parami Guesthouse, Chiang Mai, Thailand
9.4
21st Dec 2014

An excellent guesthouse. We stayed in 3 hostels in Chiang Mai and this was our favourite by far. Lovely staff. Great rooms - really clean, lots of space, comfy beds, good ac etc. Tasty breakfasts with good coffee. Some nice places to eat nearby which are good if a bit pricey (upmarket area). Pleasant half hour walk to the night markets or B80 tuk tuk. We'd definitely stay here again. Oh, and 2 nice cats too!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hai Au Hotel, Hoi An, Vietnam
10.0
17th Nov 2014

A lovley hotel. Some of the nicest staff we've met anywhere we've stayed. Huge big buffet breakfast. The location is perfect, just a street away from the Ancient Town (the map on hostelworld shows it in the wrong place). Obviously there are cheaper options but this offers excellent value for money.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Venezia Garden, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
8.9
19th Oct 2014

Great hostel. Lovely people, lovely atmospherr, good breakfast, comfy beds etc etc. But, two dorm beds are the same price as a double en suite at other guesthouses locally that aren't on hostelworld.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Alegrias Hostel Bogota, Bogota, Colombia
7.7
4th Sep 2014

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
HostelTrail, Popayan, Colombia
9.1
18th Aug 2014

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

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Casa De Nelly, San Agustin, Colombia
9.4
16th Aug 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Park Life Hostel, Popayan, Colombia
9.7
14th Aug 2014

Excellent hostel. Got everything you need.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Erupcion Art Hostel Banos, Banos, Ecuador
8.0
4th Aug 2014

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.

View Property Reply

Thank you so much for your comment :) Feedback is always important to us! We have some rooms with windows, hopefully if you book with us early we can get you into one of those spaces on your next visit to banos ! We are working on creating the roof into another communal space rather than just the restraunt and deck. Hopefully on your next visit we shall have our project completed! sincerely, the staff of Erupcion

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
6.9
10th Jul 2014

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Lucky your House, Puno, Peru
9.1
5th Jul 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Pakarina, Aguas Calientes, Peru
7.7
27th Jun 2014

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Sol Andino, La Paz, Bolivia
8.6
16th Jun 2014

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Loki Backpackers La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
8.6
10th Jun 2014

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

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
7.7
30th Apr 2014

No customer comment

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
La Casona de Don Jaime 2, Rosario, Argentina
8.9
28th Apr 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel El Jesuita, San Ignacio, Argentina
9.7
24th Apr 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bambu Guest House, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
9.7
20th Apr 2014

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!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
El Misti Hostel Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8.3
11th Apr 2014

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

View Property Reply

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

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Dubrovnik Rooms Seka, Dubrovnik, Croatia
9.1
21st Sep 2012

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Las Palomas, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
7.7
28th Sep 2010

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)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Hospedarte Chapultepec, Guadalajara, Mexico
9.0
17th Sep 2010

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.

View Property Reply

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Helensip
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Centro Historico Regina, Mexico City, Mexico
8.7
11th Sep 2010

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.

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

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