Reviews: cat_brown27506

K's House Mt.Fuji

Mount Fuji, Japan
80%

Pretty good place. Dorms were comfortable, bathrooms ok. They had a decent looking kitchen, but we didn't prepare anything difficult, so not sure about utensils. It was super clean, close enough to everything you would want to see. Good common/eating area.

  • 24th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


69%

Not a bad place, nothing special. Host spoke very little English, and we never really saw her. But she was friendly enough. This place is very small, so there wasn't much atmosphere (when we were there anyway). Hot water and tea available. Good location between train station and beach (giant buddha was also only about 15 min walk).

  • 22nd Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Believe-it-or-Not

Vienna, Austria
100%

The best hostel we stayed at. It was so refreshing to have everything included, worth paying a bit extra. Lily was a fantastic host and the hostel only had 12 beds so it was pretty easy to make friends. We booked 2 nights but ended up staying 5. It was like a big share apartment, a home away from home. Lily was there in the mornings, but you could speak to her via intercom for check in/questions. Hostel had the cutest decor as well. Thanks Lily, if we come back to Vienna, we know where to stay!

  • 15th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Big Apple Hostel & Hotel

Istanbul, Turkey
71%

The dorms themselves weren't great (stayed in a 14 bed). There was only a fitted sheet, pillow and a blanket (that everyone else uses). They need a second sheet. The bathrooms didn't have very good plumbing and always smelt, although this might just be typical of Istanbul. No personal lights which made it hard to see if you didn't want to wake everyone up turning the light on. Staff really nice, breakfast awesome and really good common areas. Location walking distance from most main sites.

  • 14th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Guven Cave Hostel

Goreme, Turkey
86%

Very friendly staff, basic cave room was pretty cool. Just at the edge of the town (5-10 min walk) and easy to explore Northern Cappadocia independently from here. Good breakfast, abundant tea. They can help you with tours and use a good company that don't take you to all the tourist shops. Very good price for the area. The front door is just open (but of course your own door is locked). Shared bathroom pretty basic, but adequate. Terrace would be really cool in summer.

  • 11th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Bayrams Treehouse

Olympos, Turkey
83%

Super cool, basic little bungalows. Great price for including breakfast and dinner. We arrived after dark and left early in the morning, and would have loved to spend longer here. They had a nice bonfire at night, but it was freezing in the bungalows (although I think there might have been heating). Would've been a great place to hang out in the summer as well.

  • 10th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Bahaus Hostel Resort

Dalyan, Turkey
66%

I don't really feel like I can rate this hostel fairly because it was sort of half closed (didn't realise Dalyan was so seasonal). A lot of the things had been packed up, and we were the only ones there. The guy left in charge one night didn't really speak English, but some of the staff were very helpful. Because it was mostly packed up, a lot of the facilities weren't really available. They started fixing the roof really early one morning and it was loud. This place would be paradise in summer.

  • 8th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Arkadas Pansiyon

Pamukkale, Turkey
80%

It is a budget hotel. Super cheap compared to the rest of Turkey. 5 mins walk to the start of the travertines, and super friendly owner. Because it was a hotel, there wasn't really any atmosphere, but it was also off-season when we were there (and only stayed one night). Breakfast was pretty good for being free. No common area, I don't think I really saw a bar.

  • 7th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Bahaus Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey
69%

The dorms were good - big beds, comfy doonas, personal light and power points, curtains. Free breakfast great. The tours and towel hire were way overpriced (and we were fed with horror stories of booking with cheaper alternatives - maybe its true, we didn't end up booking any). Common areas average. You're not allowed to bring in any food or drink but options are seriously limited - average kebabs, coke, fanta, juice, efes beer and a few spirits! Rooftop had potential, internet never worked.

  • 2nd Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We're guess you're confused. You booked a hostel- a dom room, not a restaurant. In the bar we have plenty of drinks to choose from and also free food on some days. As for prices, you can take them or leave them. It's your choice. Bring your own towel if you don't want to hire one- you should anyway have your own towel as travelers. The Internet works just fine, but can, of course, slow down at times. We think you just want to be critical.

The Penthouse Crib

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
77%

I think we may have been the only ones here when we stayed and it was really quiet. The private room was good, breakfast was ok (eggs on toast). Close to the old town. Friendly staff.

  • 31st Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Hostel Mostel

Sofia, Bulgaria
94%

Awesome hostel, we've stayed in many and it puts lots of them to shame. Such a great price and includes an awesome breakfast, simple dinner and beer! We stayed in a private room and unfortunately it was a 10 minute walk from the main hostel (we didn't realise this) and there was a noisy child 2 doors down (although not the hostel's fault of course). Fabulous and helpful staff. Easy to meet people, and we liked it so much we stayed in their Veliko Tarnovo one as well (also really good).

  • 26th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Kismet Dao Hostel

Brasov, Romania
80%

Great hostel about 15 minutes walk from the main part of town. It only lost points for the lack of common lounge (only a few couches in reception) and the fact that I waited every single time for the bathroom (upstairs there was 1 shower/toilet combined for 3 dorms and 3 private rooms), it was kind of annoying having to go 2 floors down.

  • 21st Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


The Legend House

Sighisoara, Romania
77%

This place was more like a guesthouse/hotel. It had a really nice room, but we didn't see anyone else the whole time we were there, and only found out on the last day that there was a communal kitchen. It is in an awesome location though, right in the centre of the old town citadel - look at a map before you get there because there aren't any directions on the booking email or maps at the train station.

  • 19th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Transylvania Hostel

Cluj Napoca, Romania
89%

Good location in Cluj. We stayed in a private room and it was huge. Most of the staff were really helpful! Do the day trip to the ice cave, we were very disappointed that we missed out because it looked fantastic.

  • 17th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Blue Skies Hostel

London, England
86%

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was a great option for a private room! The pub downstairs was awesome, kitchen was a bit basic if you actually want to cook a meal, and breakfast was help yourself. It was quite small but really cute, we struggled to find Tulse Hill station originally but it's probably just because we found the train system pretty confusing! Took an hr by train to Gatwick airport and is a few stations from London Bridge on the Southern Railway. Would stay again.

  • 16th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Yes! Lisbon Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
94%

Great place, everything you could want. Good atmosphere, dorm beds were kind of private with curtains. Good breakfast, nice staff, good activities.

  • 28th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Cordoba Bed and Be

Cordoba, Spain
94%

The owner was the nicest guy! Really helpful, and friendly. Cute small place, private room was very affordable. Good location.

  • 26th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Granada Inn Backpackers

Granada, Spain
91%

We had an 8 bed dorm, which was like a small apartment. Good beds and space, could use better pillows, and the only common area was outside (fine when it wasn't raining). The Tapas crawl was fun (although we only went to 1 place). Good launching point for the Alhumbra.

  • 24th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Hostel Olet

Prague, Czech Republic
74%

You get what you pay for. The fact that this place is usually a school gave it an interesting character. Shared lockers were a weird concept (really not the point of a locker). Breakfast was average but free. You needed to leave a deposit for everything (linen/towels etc) but you get it back when u leave. 1 women's shower on our floor was a joke (between about 5 x 10 bed dorms). Also a guy that worked there put an extra mattress on our floor at 1am...

  • 7th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Hostel Die Etage

Berlin, Germany
77%

Pretty good hostel. It is a little bit out of the centre, but Charlottenburg is a nice neighbourhood with some of it's own attractions. About 15 minute walk from the S-Bahn, close to supermarket, restaurants, and other shops. Pretty clean and friendly. Only real complaint is the kitchen/common area was kind of small for the amount of guests and the showers were often full, and the water cold. Good value for money.

  • 4th Aug 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Charlie Rockets

Bruges, Belgium
49%

One of the worst hostels. Main business was an overpriced, dodgy pub decorated with tacky Americana - the hostel seemed an afterthought. I got 3 course meal elsewhere for the price of a pizza here! Only good thing was the location. There were pub crawls at the bar a lot, it was the only common area, no kitchen or lockers, wifi directed you to 'like' their facebook page every time. The breakfast was extra and you had to line up at the bar for room key. Bar loud and open until 6am, I slept badly!

  • 28th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


74%

Only there for a really brief stopover. It is a bit of a way from the city, you can catch the metro to most of the attractions in about 20 minutes though. We had a private room which was good. It had recently been renovated and was quite modern. It was a really big place, didn't seem very full when we were there. The size meant that it was difficult to meet people. Pretty good price for Milan.

  • 17th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


49%

This place was really average. It's like a hospital, no character and they lock you out of the rooms for 5 hours a day (to clean). It's ages away from the main part of town (we walked one day and it took over 1.5 hours from town, and it's ALL uphill) and there's nowhere nearby to eat. The only food within 40 mins bus is from their vending machine (don't bother with the 2 euro vending machine brekky), and there's no kitchen facilities. I would recommend to pay more for somewhere closer to town.

  • 13th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Hotel Vallazze

Milan, Italy
86%

This was a good all service hotel. Thought it was good value for money. Breakfast was a croissant and coffee. Walking distance from Centrale Station and close to a Metro station too.

  • 9th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Balmers Herberge

Interlaken, Switzerland
71%

This place was friendly enough, but it was quite big and full of very loud American College kids. They do however keep everyone in the bar after 10pm most of the time. The kitchen was pretty well equipped, except for people not cleaning up after themselves properly, although not the fault of the hostel. Breakfast was good, buffet of bread and cereals. They need to provide top sheets for the beds (too hot). Lockers are 12 francs a day! Expensive, and close the rooms for 3 hrs to clean!

  • 7th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Schutzenbach Backpackers & Camping

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
77%

20 min walk from the main part of town, staff didn't have our booking when we showed up, and we had to wait about an hour, but got free drinks for the wait. It was super cheap, kitchen was pretty good and they have a store with basics and alcohol. They seem to host a lot of tour groups which could get loud at night. Need your own linen. We had a 16 bed dorm to ourselves!

  • 5th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Balmers Herberge

Interlaken, Switzerland
66%

This place was expensive (but so is everywhere in Switzerland) and really big. Full of big groups. Kitchen was often a mess (with lots of dirty dishes). There were big groups of college kids, and the only place to hang out at night was the overpriced and incredibly loud underground bar (OK if you're 18). The only lockers cost 12 Francs a day. Great breakfast

  • 2nd Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Cafofo Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
77%

The cheapest place we could find in Rio. Basic dorms were fine, basic kitchen. Good breakfast. When it says they're 15 mins from a lot of places - that's by TAXI! Close to a supermarket and basic shops. One of the reception ladies (maybe the owner) only spoke portugese. Friendly staff.

  • 28th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


El Solar Hostel

Villa de Leyva, Colombia
83%

Really cute little place, with a camp ground. Friendly staff, good basic rooms. They have a few cats. Breakfast is arequipas. Villa de Leyva isn't very big, so it's close to everything you need!

  • 24th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Aruba
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Sam�S VIP Hostel San Gil

San Gil, Colombia
89%

Right on the main square which was great, but noisy! Good price, the room got hot though. 2 big well-equipped kitchens. Wouldn't recommend the food/homebrew at the restaurant.

  • 21st Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


La Masia Summer Hostel

Taganga, Colombia
91%

La Masia was more like a resort than a hostel. Great pool, clean rooms and friendly staff. We book to stay a second time after our trip to Tayrona, and they´d stuffed up our booking. There were no more rooms left, however the girl at reception was very apologetic and tried her absolute best to help us! So just make sure they have the right dates booked for you (and triple check). Guest kitchen looked good, food was nice. Air con only goes on from 10pm.

  • 17th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


La Brisa Loca

Santa Marta, Colombia
66%

I thought this place was pretty overpriced for what it was. They don´t mention on the hostelworld website that only the more expensive rooms have air con. The common areas and facilities were good, with an awesome rooftop. However the dorm itself was pretty average. It was a pigsty (you make your own bed so they definitely don´t clean it each day) lockers opened from the top and were under the bed so they just ended up taking up all the floor space. Matresses were average and pillows lumpy.

  • 16th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Lima Limon Candelaria Hostel

Bogota, Colombia
80%

This place had such great reviews, maybe our expectations were a bit high. I think there´s a problem with the plumbing as the place always smelt a bit, which they tried to cover up with too much incense and air freshener. Matresses in the dorms weren´t particularly comfortable, bunks were loud and walls were paper thin, which made it a bit noisy. The decor was really cute and the staff were pretty friendly. The common areas sometimes felt a bit small for the amount of guests.

  • 9th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks about your suggestions, the problem with the plumber was fixed but sometimes we have this kind of problems. Thanks for your stay with us.

74%

The hostel was really big which meant it was quite hard to make friends. It was really organised though. There are probably cheaper places to stay if you{re looking for budget. Good security, the bar wasn{t bad, had pretty good food and cheapish drinks (especially during happy hour). Showers weren}t very good, but an ensuite per hostel room was great. Centrally located.

  • 16th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


74%

Kitchen was very basic, and tiny. Outside bathrooms. The rooms got very hot, but it wasn't too bad. No common area, Paracas is pretty small, it's hard to not be in a good location.

  • 12th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


80%

Great location, really helpful staff. Kitchen was pretty basic, only 2 bathrooms (although it didn{t really seem to be a problem).

  • 9th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Barra Beach Club Oceanfront Hostel

Florianopolis, Brazil
86%

Location is in a remote (but absolutely beautiful) part of Florianopolis. It took us about an hour and a half to get there from the bus station. It was a really cool chilled out area though. The sandwiches and cake were amazing. Really friendly staff, cool places to chill out. The dorm rooms themselves were really small, but there were enough places to hang out that it didn{t matter too much. It was quite expensive though.

  • 7th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Timbo Posada

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
66%

It didn{t look anything like the pictures but it was adequate enough. The pool was more like a really dirty spa (very small). Kitchen was really basic, breakfast was good.

  • 3rd May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Rock Hostel Km0

Buenos Aires, Argentina
86%

Great staff and fun place. Good social areas and the rooftop was good on the one day it didn{t rain.

  • 30th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


La Casona de Odile

El Bolson, Argentina
89%

We loved La Casona de Odile. It is out of the centre, but it has to be to have beautiful gardens. Transport isn`t that easy. Great place to relax and unwond. Amazing staff, great breakfast and very clean. Would stay there again!

  • 21st Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


La Comarca Hostel

El Chalten, Argentina
71%

No frills hostel, basic facilities were all there. You don`t want to walk on the floor without your shoes on. The kitchen was very basic, a bit like a camping kitchen. WIFI was slow, no lockers but it wasn`t a problem because they gave us a dorm to ourselves! By far the cheapest accommodation we could find in El Chalten.

  • 16th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


I Keu Ken Hostel

El Calafate, Argentina
94%

Amazingly helpful staff, happy to help you with anything. They went above and beyond to help us recover from a stupid mistake we made. Great facilties, good common areas. It`s up a hill, but close to a supermarket, and the bus station. Don`t trust your lonely planet for the location, it lead us on a wild goose chase. Check the directions to the hostel when you book. Would definitely stay here again.

  • 15th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


13 Lunas Hostel

Chiloe, Chile
97%

Really great hostel with fantastic facilities. Spacious and comfortable common areas, very well-equipped kitchen. Close to the centre, great place to relax or explore Chiloe.

  • 2nd Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Sunset Hostel

Pichilemu, Chile
74%

Very laid back hostel - it was sometimes hard to find a staff member. But still a good hostel, comfortable and secure. Cheap bike hire.

  • 20th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Casa Aventura

Valparaiso, Chile
94%

Great location, the owners are amazing and love chatting to travellers. They are so helpful and friendly and speak English, German and Spanish. Good communal atmosphere.

  • 17th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)


Hostal Magnolio

Vina del Mar, Chile
69%

Not a bad hostel. We had trouble finding it - check a map before you go. Was a bit like staying in someone`s spare room. Staff were helpful enough, good location. No communal areas or kitchen.

  • 14th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (46 reviews)