Reviews: jincairns2927

Location: USA, Gender: Male, Age: 51

Hootananny Hostel

London, England

Ok, Hootenanny the hostel is a little rough, but the vibe and the friendly people are keeping me here. The balcony looks over the patio-bar where hundreds are lined up weekends to sit out and chill. Friendly and casual. Good security in general, a 10 minute walk from Brixton Tube station. A full on kitchen as there are "long-termers" here which I will likely become between European yacht jobs.

Camping Village Il Poggetto

Florence, Italy

It's a short train ride out of central Rome (your €1.50 metro ticket covers it) but the location is worth it! Beautiful, very well kept wooded property with a big, sparkling pool, multiple restauarants on site and a little market. Take the free, frequent shuttle to the train station for proper market shopping. Very friendly and helpful staff. Plenty of showers etc with hot hot water, though they're centrally located, not 'en suite'.


Florence, Italy

This is minutes from the train station above a very cool, very popular bar on a main street. The microbrew beer there is superb, and a market and laundry are just across the street. If you're there in the summer, you'll need the windows open and earplugs to sleep. The manager is a really excellent, friendly guy who has fluent English and Spanish and Italian. I think some Dutch and German, too!

Riva Reno GuestHouse

Bologna, Italy

This was a nice BnB and very reasonable. The owner upgraded me to a room with a private bath, not much of a view but had a nice garden terrace. Very clean, with a full kitchen. Security is excellent with 3 very solid doors amd locks-main entrance, BnB entrance (2 floors up, with an elevator) and solid wood room doors with old skeleton key locks that work fine. Only a 10 minute walk to Bologna Center. The owner is very nice, speaks excellent English.


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Convenient to Heathrow and central London, but I've learned St Christopher's Southwark is THE place to stay for sightseeing

Jimmys On The Esplanade

Cairns, Australia

Right across the street from the Esplande and lagoon, superb location, very clean, excellent security, sociable, if you can, stay at Jimmy's in Cairns.

Kuranda Backpackers Hostel

Kuranda, Australia

I really liked Kuranda backpackers, I thought the cleanliness was good (and I'm ex-military), the staff worked regularly at cleaning, and it is an old building the tropics. A very friendly staff, plenty of room, right across the street from the train and sky-tram stations, and a nice back yard to chill out in. Some lockers would be nice, though.