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Reviews: miketate1

Location England, Gender Male, Age 36

  • miketate1
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
B&B Carla, Pisa, Italy
9.4
8th Jul 2013

We stayed here on our last night before flying home. It's a nice family home & Carla went out of her way to help us. It is located about 20 mins walk from the airport & 20 mins from the city centre. This didn't matter though because we were picked up from the train station & driven to the airport. The style of the house is old fashioned which was unique. There was a great breakfast, aircon unit & bug screen for the window. A great place to stay if you're going to the airport! Thank you Carla :)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
B&B Il Magnifico, Florence, Italy
10.0
5th Jul 2013

We had a great stay here! Perfectly located for sightseeing & places to eat & drink. Staff do everything they can for you & have put in place a lot of nice touches. The room was lovely & in the absence of an AC unit had 2 floor fans. Breakfast was packaged croissants & bread with spreads & juice. The kitchen has a fridge, filtered water & a great coffee machine for lattes etc. No hob or microwave though. Thank you for the complimentary red wine, although I'd try a different brand :) STAY HERE!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.6
2nd Jul 2013

As a couple, this was a good place to stay in Pisa. Located on the main shopping street, 10 mins walk from the train station & main sites. We walked from the airport which took 30 mins. You could get a train from the airport to the train staion though. We had a double room with a mezanine floor. It was very warm with the bed being upstairs but there was a fan. We got bitten loads in Pisa (including our room) so take repellent. No complaints, would just recommend getting a stove in the kitchen.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Flamingo Hostel, Krakow, Poland
9.7
25th Aug 2010

This hostel is right next to the central square so is idealy located. It was a comfortable place to stay and has good staff. There's a big common room and lots to do when you're there. Only problem was the internet, it was so slow at times it was pointless trying to use it. Apart from that it was excellent :)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Lybeer Travellers' Hostel, Bruges, Belgium
9.7
11th Apr 2010

Always a pleasure! Third time here & a good time as always :)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel of the Sun, Naples, Italy
10.0
3rd Jan 2010

This is a great hostel! Even if you didn't think much of Naples, you'd have a good time just from staying here. I had a private room which was secure and comfortable. The breakfast is basic but good. The common room is a nice place to chill out & meet others when you can't be bothered to do much else. You're a stones throw from the port, ideal for taking boats to the nearby islands. It's also no more than 15 mins from main places in Naples. They have friendly & helpful staff too. Top marks!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
AWA Nuevo Colon, Barcelona, Spain
8.3
24th Dec 2009

This was a good hotel in a good location. A short walk to the Port & Gothic Quarter. In 20 minutes you can be at the top of La Ramblas. Be aware that you have to pay an additional 7% tax on top of the booking price. Nice staff & my ensuite room was great but not really a place to meet other travellers. Had wallet stolen on street, they do it by touching you in some way to distract so beware if someone tries this with you. Keep wallet in an inside zipped pocket & keep cards somewhere else.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
10.0
29th Oct 2009

This is a great place to stay. It's just off the main street so really close to all the central sights. The 2 girls who work there are very friendly, helpful & make a mean omelet in the morning. The facilities are good. As well as obvious stuff you can have a locker & there's a TV in the kitchen with sky/cable. I could only stay 1 night as it was fully booked after but I'd have happily stayed longer, especially as they do free meals which I'd love to have tried the next day. All good!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Downtown Hostel, Kiev, Ukraine
10.0
27th Oct 2009

This hostel is in a great location, near to the main street and the very cheap Puzata Hata which has tasty point and pick Ukranian food. The room I had was very spacious and the breakfast was a good start to the day. I'd stay here again!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Kiev Lodging Hostel, Kiev, Ukraine
9.3
26th Oct 2009

This is a good place to stay. They organised a taxi for me from the airport, which was definitely the best way to get to the city with no fuss. Robert will greet you with a stream of alcohol when you get there so cover your mouth if you want to be standing up a few hours later. It has a good common room so could be very social if there are more than just a few people there. It's a secure place but you don't get a locker. There is a kitchen but you couldn't really cook there. Good location!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Hinodeya, Kanazawa, Japan
9.3
26th Aug 2009

Really nice family run place. Very close to station which is good. Kanazawa isn't that big so if you don't mind walking it's only about 30 minutes max to main sights. Public transport would cut that right down. Good place to lay ya head!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
IchiEnSou, Kyoto, Japan
9.7
25th Aug 2009

This is an excellent place to stay! Unlike a lot of places I've been it's spacious. Has buckets of character & style. It's easy to meet people. In a perfect location (heart of Gion). Staff are great. I had a lot of fun here!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
A-yado Gion, Kyoto, Japan
9.7
23rd Aug 2009

This is an excellent place in the best location for visiting Kyoto. The staff are really good, very nice people who will help you any way they can. It has all the facilities you could need including really cheap laundry and bike hire. The only thing to consider is the style; it's modern and you may want more traditional. If that's not important then this is the place to stay fo' sho'!

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Hi,Michael!! Thank you for staing to A-yado! Our building is good location to get train ,bus and walking around Kyoto. We have good time !!! Thank you very much!! Kei

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
10.0
19th Aug 2009

If this hostel is free when you wanna stay then you should book it. It's a great place! Good location, friendly staff, excellent facilities (big shower, kitchen, bike rental for 100Y a day!), it's easy to meet people here and the price is good. I'm plesaed I stopped by!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Ryokan Sansui, Hiroshima, Japan
9.3
18th Aug 2009

Lovely staff here, make you feel at home and explain what there is to do in the city. Decent location, good facilities. A very comfortable place to stay. First choice for a good nights sleep!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Matsuyama Youth Hostel, Matsuyama Dogo Spa, Japan
9.3
17th Aug 2009

Really nice place run by friendly & helpful locals. Good option for a comfortable stay!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Sumo Backpackers, Osaka, Japan
9.0
11th Aug 2009

A really lovely place with great staff. A nice change from bigger more formal places. To find it just go right from the exit they say and then right again onto a small street. Close to ammenities and walking distance from main station. Would recommend a stay here!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
8.7
10th Aug 2009

Brilliant location, right in bustling main area. Even has record store right across street, perfect for crate diggers such as myself. Really good facilities; sauna & baths are excellent. Nice futuristic '2001 A Space Odyssey' style going on. A perfect choice for the capsule experience I'd say!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Ace Inn Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
7.3
6th Aug 2009

A decent capsule hotel to stay in. Easy to find, close to good areas, has everything you need. One downside is having to pay to use the shower, bit of a rip off when you already payed to stay. Still worth staying at though.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Lybeer Travellers' Hostel, Bruges, Belgium
9.3
25th Oct 2008

This was the 2nd time I stayed here. Excellent place; great location and awesome staff. Can\'t go wrong!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab), Brussels, Belgium
7.0
25th Oct 2008

Decent place, close to the north station and about a 10 min walk to the main places in the centre. Not much character but ok for a stay.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Brussels 2GO4 Quality Hostel, Brussels, Belgium
9.0
30th Aug 2008

This is a great hostel. The room I stayed in was big, clean and had a locker (take your own padlock to save a few �). Good showers, kitchen, internet, common room. Is safe and well located. Character is a little sterile but ok and is a shame common room closes at 11. Otherwise great!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Lybeer Travellers' Hostel, Bruges, Belgium
9.3
28th Aug 2008

This is a great place to stay. The staff are awesome; really friendly and helpful. The room wasn't big but was ok. The ensuite was a bit cosy & not exactly private. They put on good things each night & will take you out after the common room closes. Good breakfast and perfect location. I'll stay here again!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • miketate1
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Lette`m Sleep Hostel, Nuremberg, Germany
7.7
23rd Aug 2008

Great location, close to everything. Staff & facilities are good. For some reason common room was boring, everyone kept to themselves so not much atmosphere. Could be better with different people I suppose. On same street further along is a Dam-style redlight district which caught me by surprise midday on way back from supermarket. Overall a great place to spend a few days.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness

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