Reviews: Anonymous

Planet Traveler

Toronto, Canada

Fantastic! Great staff, free brekkie available until 1pm, clean hostel, good location. Dorm was small but manageable.

The Island Hotel Bali

Kuta, Indonesia

Loved this hostel. Big, airy dorm with lockers and a nice breakfast. Happy to be there as a solo female traveller. Bring a torch cos the gang is not lit well at night.

Brisbane City YHA

Brisbane, Australia

Dorm room expensive and lots of noise coming from the common areas due to no roof between the dorms and common areas so ask for earplugs if you wish to sleep early. Noise wasn't a problem late at night, though. Picked this hostel because it was so close to Suncorp Stadium and the location was perfect for that :) Great staff who were friendly and helpful. Clean dorm and kitchen area with plenty of supplies and a fab rooftop deck!


Coolangatta, Australia

Loved the location and the staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful! There was no kitchen but the breakfast was plentiful and good. Dorm had an ocean view (!) and was clean. Room 33 had no hot water, tho. Lukewarm so not the end of the world for showering. Twin towers resort across the street has a great sports bar for watching the rugby league. Can take the local bus #700 through to surfers paradise from near komune. Cost me less than $5 with a go card.

Sydney Central YHA

Sydney, Australia

7th floor bathroom needs complete overhaul. Toilets rarely flush, sinks have poor water pressure and it is generally quite revolting. One kitchen was closed for about a week. Too many girls with suitcases who packed and zipped long and loud and late at night, who switched the light on early in the morning to pack all over again...and then didn't even move out. Bizarre and annoying and worst in this YHA. This is my 10th hostel of my current trip and I would not recommend it at all.

Home at The Mansion

Melbourne, Australia

Great showers! Lovely staff, nice location, friendly long-termers. Only downside was massive lack of power points and expensive wifi but these two were relatively minor issues for me. I would definitely stay there again.

Albatross Backpacker Inn

Kaikoura, New Zealand

Communal food evening was lovely and the staff are great. Dorm repeatedly left unlocked on my first day there which I found disturbing but that may have been other guests rather than staff. Nice atmosphere throughout the hostel :)

YHA Napier

Napier, New Zealand

I found the lockers and wifi to be expensive but everything else was fab fab fab. Staff were brilliant, location was great, room and bathrooms seemed clean. Kitchen very well stocked and well maintained. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

Oaklands Lodge

Auckland, New Zealand

Found two of the staff to be super unfriendly but not the reception staff who were great. Fab location by Mt Eden and the Mt Eden shops. 2 mins to the bus stop for buses to the city and also for the airport express bus. Lots of activities and meal nights offered by the hostel. No bunks!!! lockers in the 8 bed dorm were handy, too. I'd be happy to stay there again if I go back to Auckland.

HI Honolulu - Waikiki

Honolulu, USA

Fab location and staff. Security and cleanliness great. I met lots of friendly people. Quiet at night for sleeping but also close to the party areas. Close to buses and the beach. Lots of cheap places to eat and drink nearby. I liked $3.50 Mai Tais at shore bird beach bar noon-5pm, $3-5 noodles at marukame udon on Kuhio, and $3 heineken at rivals bar on Kuhio watching rugby league. The supermarket is just round the corner. Wifi could be troublesome to log onto but this was only a minor issue.