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Reviews: barnabyh

Location Australia, Gender Male, Age 27

  • barnabyh
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Ace Inn Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
6.0
26th Jun 2014

Pretty underwhelming. While I had no specific issues with it, the girls we were travelling with reported there was a used tampon in the female shower (1 of 2 female showers for the whole hostel, it seemed) for a number of days. Only one set of shower facilities for the whole building, and they're in the basement. Showers also cost 100 yen. Dorms very noisy and bright at night, and could be quite warm. The location was great, although I'd find somewhere else if I went again.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
9.7
24th Jun 2014

Seems like once upon a time it was a grand old hotel, now a very cool hostel. Wide variety of rooms (typical hostel rooms through to ryokan style) and great facilities. Well located with lots of good restaurants/bars/karaoke nearby.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
9.4
20th Jun 2014

Absolutely the nicest host I've ever met. The rooms were clean and air conditioned, with a small shared area upstairs for tea/fridge use. Rent bikes if you stay here (from the hostel or from kyoto station) as it is the best way to get around. Every time we left for the day he saw us off. Cannot stress enough how lovely he was. There are only 2 toilets and 1 shower, but it is very large, and there are only beds for around 10 or 12 guests, so it wasn't a problem.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
Khaosan Tokyo Kabuki, Tokyo, Japan
10.0
20th Jan 2011

Brand new hostel when we stayed there, and the staff were SO friendly. Also seemed really excited to see us every time we went past reception. Keep an eye out for the 'no outsiders' sign, there is a story about it. Very short walk to asakusa station, just make sure you get a map to find it the first time. Cannot recommend this hostel enough.

View Property Reply

Thank you so much for your recommendation of Khaosan Tokyo KABUKI! We were happy to have you here for 5 nights, and enjoyed listening to your story of the day. It was such a nice support about "no outsiders" sign...good story, isn't it! Please come here again and share stories with us!

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    • 10.0Security
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
9.3
8th Jan 2011

We stayed in two khaosan hostels while we were in Japan, both were fantastic. Will stay again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
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    • 10.0Staff
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  • barnabyh
  • Australia,
  • Avid Traveller
6.3
5th Jan 2011

Nice enough for a night, but would not stay there again. only the rooms were heated (which left the 'common room' uninhabitable) and the showers were pretty terrible. Not bad for the price though

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
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    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
J-Hoppers Hiroshima Guesthouse, Hiroshima, Japan
9.0
3rd Jan 2011

The staff will help you make paper cranes, amongst other things. Common room here was great for meeting people etc. Short walk from most sights in hiroshima.

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Thank you very much for your stay with us at J-Hoppers Hiroshima. We are very glad to hear that you enjoy meeting new people in our common room. We are very happy to help you to make paper cranes and give you many informations of this city! Thanks again and hope to see you some day again! ARIGATO !!! J-Hoppers Hiroshima Staff

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    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
Sakura Hostel Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan
7.7
1st Jan 2011

Comfortable warm rooms, nice clean toilets and showers. 300¥ gets you corn soup and toast for breakfast!

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Thanks for the review, especially the bit about the cleanliness of the place. Hope to see you again! Sakura Staff

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    • 6.0Security
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia,
  • Avid Traveller
Nega Maluca Guesthouse, Salvador, Brazil
8.3
18th Feb 2010

Great vibe for carnivale, met loads of great people there. staff were a bit wierd about letting people in or out without keys, and only a couple of the rooms had aircon. otherwise great!

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    • 10.0Security
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    • 6.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia,
  • Avid Traveller
Hotel des Mines, Paris, France
9.3
26th Jul 2009

Great hotel, fantastic location. short walk to the Pantheon, Notre Dame, Nightlife. Will come back.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia,
  • Avid Traveller
Hotel Yllen Eiffel***, Paris, France
9.0
23rd Jul 2009

Nicest place I've stayed this trip. It is a hotel though, if you're looking to meet people go somewhere else. If you want a great nights sleep this is what you're after.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia,
  • Avid Traveller
4.7
22nd Jul 2009

had a very bad experience here. beds were terribly uncomfortable, room hot, noisy and the only toiled on our floor was flooded. not pretty! walk to moulon rouge, but so are a lot of other hostels. Find somewhere else.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia,
  • Avid Traveller
Charlie Rockets, Bruges, Belgium
7.7
21st Jul 2009

Nice hostel, would come back. big bar, pool tables, foozball downstairs.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia,
  • Avid Traveller
Heart Of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
8.0
19th Jul 2009

I would highly reccoment this hostel, lots of fun. Middle of red light/smoking cafe district.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia,
  • Avid Traveller
Heart of Gold Hostel, Berlin, Germany
9.0
11th Jul 2009

Another great hostel of Berlin. Some of the rooms are pretty noisy, but just grab some free ear plugs at reception. That it is themed just adds another element of fun!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia,
  • Avid Traveller
Wombats City Hostel Berlin, Berlin, Germany
10.0
9th Jul 2009

Very much deserved the �best hostel in the world�award it got in 2008. cheap too.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia,
  • Avid Traveller
Sun & Moon Hostel, Barcelona, Spain
8.7
6th Jul 2009

Ticked all the boxes! rooms cleaned daily, will come back next time i'm in barcelona.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
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  • barnabyh
  • Australia,
  • Avid Traveller
Arco Youth Hostel A&A, Barcelona, Spain
6.3
3rd Jul 2009

not much going on, fairly expensive for what we got. no problems with it though.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia,
  • Avid Traveller
Las Musas Hostel, Madrid, Spain
9.3
1st Jul 2009

A great hostel, the pub crawls were great, and events every night. air con in rooms, nice clean bathrooms... brekky was cereal and toast, informative staff with maps, walking distance to just about everywhere, it pretty much ticked all the boxes!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • barnabyh
  • Australia,
  • Avid Traveller
Clink78, London, England
8.0
20th Oct 2008

Very good atmosphere, excellent beds. Lots of room, good breakfasts too. Internet was quite expensive, although there was free wifi for laptops. Id go there again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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