Room was large and well equipped, with spacious bathroom, tee and coffee making facilities, fridge and even a corkscrew! The only drawback was lower than expected cleanliness - several dead flies lying on the window sill, which clearly has not been cleaned for a while, and no room cleaning during the stay. Apart from these minor shortcomings - the place is perfect, and Manarola seems to be the best location for anybody wishing to visit Cinque Terre.
Nice old building, good location, fan, heater, hot water in the room. Unfortunately, the room and bathroom I got were not thoroughly cleaned after the previous check-out, I even had to additionally ask for new sheets etc. because the cleaners apparently did not care. Also, the walls were soaked with water from nearby bathrooms, and old paint was falling to the floor every day - it's a shame nobody there gives a s^&*$ about keeping the place tidy.
The place is nice, but seems over-priced compared with some other accommodation in Colonia. I was a bit unlucky, as there was no electricity in the morning, what excluded some options (including hot breakfast tea). Rooms are spacious, bathrooms with hot showers, large beds, LCD TVs, heating and AC units.
Private rooms seem worse value than dormitories, as they are located in a barrack on the roof of a building (=cold, not functional). Unfortunately, both the room and shared bathroom were pretty dirty (including a lot of dust on furniture). The conditions were so upsetting that I decided to leave after one night only as opposed to the initially booked three nights, even though I paid the entire amount upfront, and I am not so keen on wasting money.
Nice, warm, with good facilities. Only drawback: a bit further away from the main square than many other hostels, but Salta is relatively small, so this should not be an issue. Excellent staff, and even good lattes from a real espresso machine for the breakfast :-)
It is mainly a camping, and private rooms are definitely overpriced and rather low standard. On one of the nights I was staying here, the place was EXTREMELY noisy as they organized a concert, and the music went on late at night. Not the right place if you plan an early start, not particularly homely, focused on catering to evening parties.
Private rooms have heating, and it will be needed as they are located around an open courtyard, while night temperatures are very low. Unfortunately, at night the entire place is open, anybody could come from the street to the courtyard (no lock/bell), and both in the evening and morning, no staff was around. It is a potential security issue in the border town.
More hotel than hostel, with spacious rooms, nice breakfast and a swimming pool (which you won't use as the temperatures are just too low).
In Potosi, a room with heating and hot water it is really worth all the money - and Eucalyptus has both! Guidebooks tend to write many discouraging things about the quality of accomodation in Potosi, but this place does not suffer from any of these problems: you can sleep well in a warm bed and have a decent shower before going out to the ice-cold streets.
Wow! The place was such a positive surprise. Lovely city, nice owners, spacious and well-equipped rooms. Centrally located, clean, with modern equipment, nice atmosphere, excellent to relax after more strenuous trips (and at a relatively low altitude!). Do not be surprised if the door opens you River Song from 'Doctor Who' - it will be Maria, the nice and helpful owner :-)
Rather hotel than hostel - clean, spacious, hot water, warm rooms, good breakfast, all-day coca tee and snacks. The only (minor) drawback: it is up the hill above the city center, so people not used to the altitude might have some problems with it, but it should not be a major issue, and the quality of accommodation definitely outweights it. You will probably want to stay in Copacabana longer than just one night, and Utama is especially good to relax after hardcore trips.
Hot water is heated by solars, i.e. reasonable temperatures are available only around 3-5 pm, providing that not many people shower. In the morning and evening, water is far too cold to take showers and the owners simply do not care. Remember: Puno is at high altitude, very cold at night. You can rent an electric room heater for an additional charge and quite likely, you will want to do it, especially due to the holes in window and door frames, going directly to the open yard.
My room had large holes in window and door frames. I requested the owner to fix it or offer me another room, since at the night, temperatures were falling below zero. I ended up using the entire roll of toilet paper trying to fix it, after another reminder - part of the frame was also supplemented with silicone. Feel free to stay here if you enjoy wearing sweaters, jackets, scarfs and caps at night. Moreover, during my 2 nights stay, I only once had warm (not hot) water in the shower. Disaster.
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I've stayed at several other places in Bangkok Khao San Rd area, which were more expensive, but somehow always sooner or later return to Rambuttri V.I., and it's good that now you can book a room there via Hostelworld. Perfect location, comfortable rooms, satisfactory service, and definitely excellent value for money. It's a very big establishment, handling 100s of guests every day - no surprise, that the service is a bit impersonal, but the receptionists and cleaners are nice and helpful.
Nice,warm place in a relatively good location - buses take actually much LESS time than the hostel declared on this website (!), and in the Xiamen university area, you will find numerous small restaurants and bars. Drawbacks: my room had two large windows,both very exposed and one easily available from the outside staircase, thus making it a bit insecure. Another security concern: no luggage storage, they ask to put backpacks on a pile at the reception, unsupervised and available for anybody :-(
Nice cafe with adjacent rooms, located in a modern villa in a quiet neighbourhood of Quangzhou. Location is not perfect - upon arrival, it's better to take taxi as getting to the place is quite tricky, but it's actually close to one of old town gates and afterwards, you will be able to find local bus stop or just walk for about 10 minutes to the centre. It's also close to the Creative Park 1916, one of Quanzhou's highlights. It was a surprisingly nice place to stay.
Very good location, close to buses, metro and historical monuments. The traditional building has been refurbished, rooms have modern facilities and are relatively spacious. The only downside: most rooms are around a small courtyard and you can hear voices from both sides of the courtyard windows.
Not my first stay at this place - clean, efficient, with good metro connections and nearby shopping centres. if only the wifi worked a bit faster, and possibly was available all around the building - not only at the reception area, which gets horribly crowded in the evenings, with people trying to check e-mail and getting frustrated at the very slow connection speed...
The only disadvantage is the location - close to the railway station, but far from most of the city's attractions. However, this might be a plus for people who have late/early trains or bus connections to Tangkou. Having visited the city, if I had another chance, I would definitely stay at one of hostels in Laojie, not at Koala - Koala's room standards, facilities etc. are all good, but the surroundings are unimpressive, not much to do (or to eat), whereas Laojie area is Tunxi's main attraction.
In a lower-class housing estate,far from center,with long and tricky public transport (need to speak Chinese).Shared bathroom VERY dirty, wasn't cleaned for a while.It's a floor of an apartment block and anybody within the building can reach your room from the lift=low security.On the other hand,to enter the building you need to use intercom,to which NOBODY answers,and the security guy never wanted to let me in,so every time I had to wait to secretly sneak after other residents.Disappointment:-(
Upon arrival,I was directed to ANOTHER hostel, which is a common practice at Chungking Mansion. I was positively surprised by the cleanliness, relatively new tiles and equipment. The room was tiny, with (non-adjustable) aircon strongly blowing the cold air right into my head at night. The place was secure and quiet. It is the bottom end of HK accomodation options, and definitely worse than most other hostels one would stay in - but it's pretty good for HK standards, with decent value for money.
In a tiny room with attached bathroom, I had to go OUT of the room and OUT of the building to use a sink. Toilet is inside, shower is inside, but to wash your hands or brush your teeth you need to open your door for mosquitoes and step outside of the room. Stayed only one night. You can find heaps of much better value hostels and guesthouses in Chiang Mai for similar prices.
Better than many other places in Beijing where we've stayed in the past, but worse slightly standard than cheap hotels. Big coackroaches crawled to our room at night twice during our stay through big holes between doors and frames - the holes might be particularly unpleasant in winter (cold) and summer (reducing the effect of AC).
Getting to the hostel by public transportation is actually much easier than described by the hostel: airport bus is just 2 eur (20 hr) and goes to the railway station, where you transfer to subway (0.2 eur, 1.70 hr). The only surprise is that the place are actually two appartments, in a rather shabby building located in a side street - but the hostel itself is nice and clean.
Bathrooms are cleaned far too rarely - 2 days in a row, a used razor had been lying on the muddy floor of a shower cabin. The tv/breakfast lounge was occupied by a couple of peddlers, selling coral beads to guests - I have nothing against 'economia informal', but it should be practiced in street markets, not in hostels...
Probably the best option in Gyeongju, available through Hostelworld. Modern, spacious and well-equiped rooms, central location and surprisingly reasonable price. Bath tubes, TV sets, desktop PCs and fridges in rooms, and cold/hot drinking water in corridors. English spoken at the reception.
Price similar to normal hotel,sub-standard facilities and service.Bathroom not cleaned after previous guests.House delapidated,ready for major renovation.Tiny windows do not let much light in,and key locks do not seem secure.We had to knock and call for over 15 minutes to make the owner come and check us in,and one evening we found him with his pants down at the reception,it definitely wasn\'t joga.We moved to Park Tourist Hotel afterwards:better value for money, available through Hostelworld
Excellent place, efficient staff and clean rooms. One word of advice: detailed location marked on Google Maps is incorrect, just ignore the map and follow the written description, use the designated subway exit and walk straight ahead for about 50 meters, it is very easy to find.
Very crowded - mostly with Chinese 'businessmen', who exit the railway station and go to the first place available. Check-in and check-out take ages due to long queues. Shared showers are pretty dirty. Good for the first night, especially if you arrive late evening - buses from the airport stop in front of the hostel.
Excellent hostel with extremely dedicated staff! They've just moved to own building next door and seem to have hard times due to their complicated relations with the Traffic Hotel. In any case, opt for rooms in the hostel not hotel - they are clean, quiet and better value for money.
Nice guest house with good price-quality ratio; room was really clean with the exception of dozens of dead mosquitoes staining the walls; a bit hard to find for the first time - but the same problem concerns most of the hotels in the town
The place is extraordinary:never seen a hostel in a tourist destination that would be SO dirty. Sticky walls,window dark from the dirt,excrements on the floor of the one and only shower cabin.This is not countryside,you have water and staff,it does not cost much to clean.They offer free bus station pickup-but don't answer the phone.If you like using sinks with icy water in the yard,with torrents of rain and no place to hide-go on!
I'm usually very critical in my reviews - but for the Lily Pad, I would give 110% rating if it was possible! Extremely nice and helpful people. Spotlessly clean, spacious rooms. Convenient location (across the street from the old town, so quiet, with views on hills, far from Chinese package groups and right at the bus stop to Xiaguan bus terminal). Simply excellent!
Nice and spacious rooms - the ones with shared bathrooms are high standard with huge and cozy beds and each has separate attached room with a couch - recommended!
The free airport transfer is a major benefit. The staff are very nice and helpful, just as everywhere in Myanmar as you will see. Downsides: many rooms are windowless, and there is a vibrant colony of ants, likely to find its new home in your luggage. The rooms have AC, but usually there is no electricity at night and the hotel does NOT operate own generator (only emergency lights), so in a windowless room one is likely to suffocate. Be sure to ask for one with a window that you can open!!!
Location is a major disadvantage - yes, it is quite and rural, but to get there you need to walk through a VERY poor shanty town. Seems dangerous after dark, especially as you need to wander through a labyrinth of side streets. It\'s about 2,5 km away from Khao San Rd. If you look on the city plan, there is a boat jetty close to the place - but the downtown ferries stop there only 6-8 am, so you need to walk to the main street.
Location is much safer than the Hostelworld descrition suggests... Danny is really helpful, and the Posada seems an excellent place to stay in Bogota. Downsides: the place is quite old; private room ensuite has only hot water (VERY hot) and no ventilation - we had to use shared showers instead, and there was a lot of moisture in the room.
Excellent location, laid back atmosphere and lovely cats strolling around :-) The only downside was unfortunately very upsetting: no hot water for 2 days (half of the stay, morning, daytime and evening), with the receptionist repeatedly claiming that \"the water should be hot again in a minute\"
Nice atmosphere but bear in mind-it's camp, not hostel. Downsides-tiny huts with hollow walls-resulting in: limited privacy; VERY high temperatures daytime, cold nights; mosquitoes entering as they please (even though mosquito nets hang over the beds). Hot water from time to time only,even though mornings are very cold. Sheets and blankets could be cleaner. The owner-Ahmed-is very friendly, helpful and really cares about guests. Good value for money, but bring own mosquito protection!
Aircon can only be turned on by the receptionist downstairs - and he also turns it off from time to time, making you go down and beg him for some cold air. Good price on daily trips to Abu Simbel/Damm/Philae: 70 EGP. Less convenient transportation to Luxor with Kom Ombo/Edfu: 85 GBP.Swimming pool seems to dirty to swim in, but it is nice to watch the town from the rooftop.
Location completely different from the map on Hostelworld, call them to get directions as taxi drivers don't know the place. Check-out is at 8 am, which is really bad. Do not accept additional fees at check-out. Good price/quality ratio for Mumbai, but rooms look like in better hotels in Delhi's Paharganj, so don't expect too much comfort or space.
Private double room was excellent - lot of space, king-size beds, 3 powerful fans, mosquito nets in big windows. Nice atmosphere, except for people notoriously stealing your food and drinks from the shared fridge. 2 days before the check-in, staff sent e-mail requesting confirmation of the reservation and suggesting that it would be canceled if not confirmed - strange behavior, not compliant with Hostelworld's rules.
As opposed to the description, most rooms do NOT have balconies. Private room ensuite is a real rip-off - broken toilet, slightly damaged shower and desparate need for a paint job. Take it if you would like to experience drunk French tourists from dormitories exhausting cheap cigarette fumes into your room window, a really dreadful experience with the heat outside! Shared bathrooms are OK, the atmosphere and staff nice.
Private room has hardly secured door to a main street, with locals drinking in front of it in the evening. Dust on furniture, mud in the bathroom. Staff was never there - except for check-in. No WiFi, one extremely slow PC. My biggest disappointment in Mexico.
Private rooms are VERY high, you feel like in a palace. King size beds, clean bathrooms, close to the main square - highly recommended!