Reviews: ethanmurdoch7324

Hostal Rana

Villa de Leyva, Colombia
71%

Nice simple hostel

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Fulano Backpackers

Bogota, Colombia
69%

I think this place would like to be a party hostel, but something is missing. Live (loud) music on Friday/Saturday - you can't escape it. Breakfast is ordinary, but they have a great kitchen and a good but expensive supermarket around the corner. Staff are very enthusiastic, but not really much atmosphere. I'm going back to Bogotá this week and will be finding somewhere else to stay

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Kimbas Bungalows Mancora

Mancora, Peru
71%

A lovely oasis on the edge of Máncora. Nice bungalows set in beautiful gardens. Breakfast, showers, wifi are all good. The pool is a bonus

  • 10th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


80%

A great hostel one block from Parque Kennedy in Miraflores. Good common areas, nice rooms, loads of Americans

  • 1st Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)

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37%

Apparently this is a party hostel? I spent an hour at reception waiting to be checked in - this is normal because the staff are slow, they're computers are slower and they spend most of their time dealing with drunk gringos moaning the wifi doesn't work (it never works). You will also meet the drunk gringos - one guy told me about his trip to Queenstown where he and his mate had a joint. It was a good joint. I was fascinated. If you're as interesting as this guy, you should stay at Loki.

  • 1st Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Pisko & Soul

Cusco, Peru
71%

Nice hostel, nothing exceptional. Free pisco sours one evening. I've stayed in three hostels in Cusco, none were great, but this was the best.

  • 29th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


80%

Apart from the seventies decor and bathrooms that could do with an update, this place is great. Common areas are great with lots of hammocks outside, pool table and the biggest tele in South America. Seriously, it's HUGE!!! Great base to enjoy Arequipa

  • 22nd May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Ecolodge Copacabana

Copacabana, Bolivia
71%

The place seems to have really bad reviews and I don't know why. One review says it's closed which isn't true. On the downside, they had no record of my reservation - not a problem and not unusual in Bolivia. They also have no internet and are 20 minutes walk from the centre - perfect to get away and the walk along the lakefront is very nice. The room is one of the nicest I've had in South America and breakfast is pretty good too. Check out tripadvisor or hostelbookers for more balanced reviews

  • 20th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Hostal Provenzal

La Paz, Bolivia
66%

Good location, good wifi, good showers, zero atmosphere

  • 18th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Hostal Eucalyptus

Potosi, Bolivia
60%

Wifi didn't work, otherwise a very average place to stay. Functional.

  • 16th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Hostal CasArte Takubamba

Sucre, Bolivia
66%

This is a beautiful hostel. The dorm is clean and very spacious. Nice garden to hang out in (with the cutest puppy in the world!!!). Breakfasts are good, but the kitchen isn't the best. Decent wifi and funky art on the walls. A bit expensive for Bolivia, but great if you can afford it.

  • 15th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


La Torre

Tupiza, Bolivia
66%

No customer comment

  • 11th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Casa Los Molles

Tilcara, Argentina
66%

They had no record of my reservation when I showed up and the dorm was full... Same problem for a couple of others that showed up at the same time - put us all in a private room, so it was OK, but then had to move to the dorm the next night. They need more showers for the guests. Breakfast is basic but the bread is very tasty. Nice common areas. This place has a lot of potential and I hesitate to say it is probably too cheap - they should put the price up and invest in additional bathrooms!

  • 9th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Sol Huasi

Salta, Argentina
57%

I've stayed here before (in October) but only 1 night impressions were much better that time. The staff seemed nice but disinterested. Breakfast was basic, but OK - when they could be bothered putting anything out. Kitchen is rubbish. Location is good, just a block from the main plaza. They are supposed to have a party vibe, maybe I wasn't 'feeling' it...

  • 7th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Kerana Hostel

Encarnacion, Paraguay
77%

Central location between the bus terminal, beach and town centre. Great kitchen, fantistic showers and hammocks too! It is a little quiet, but that´s Encarnicion for you...

  • 2nd Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


The Hostel-Inn Iguazu Falls

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
74%

I only stayed here for the pool. Great pool!

  • 28th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


El Diablo Tranquilo

Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
74%

No customer comment

  • 19th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Serena Blues Hostel La Paloma

La Paloma, Uruguay
80%

Good place to take a break from things. A few km from the towns of La Paloma and La Padrera, this is a little out of the way, but that means you get a great beach almost to yourself. Or you can just relax and watch the waves from the roof terrace. German and Camila are the sweetest couple that run the place and will take of anything you need

  • 17th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


The Trip Hostel

Punta del Este, Uruguay
60%

No customer comment

  • 15th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Caballo Loco Hostel

Montevideo, Uruguay
63%

No customer comment

  • 14th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


El Viajero - Hostel & Suites

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
57%

No customer comment

  • 13th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina
77%

Clean and modern. Great to have AC in the rooms during summer, although it does leak and leave water over the floor. Not as sociable as many other hostels

  • 9th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Ostinatto Hostel

Buenos Aires, Argentina
66%

Would be better with AC and a few more showers. Old building with lots of character. Bar and roof terrace great to socialise

  • 7th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


La Posta Hostel and Apart

Ushuaia, Argentina
51%

The hostel is miles from town. If you're traveling to Ushuaia, book ahed as good options are limited

  • 6th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


La Casa en Ushuaia

Ushuaia, Argentina
71%

I only stayed here because I booked last minute and everything else was full. That said, it is nice enough and Sylvia is very helpful

  • 5th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


The Singing Lamb Backpackers

Puerto Natales, Chile
71%

Good place to chill before after your trekking

  • 4th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


The Singing Lamb Backpackers

Puerto Natales, Chile
71%

Good place to chill before/after trekking Torres

  • 30th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Rancho Grande Hostel

El Chalten, Argentina
46%

The showers belong in a prison and the guards, I mean the staff, are all miserable. Otherwise, this place is fine but you can probably find better.

  • 28th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


America del Sur Hostel

El Calafate, Argentina
77%

The staff are really friendly and full of enthusiasm - very welcoming. It is a little far from the centre of town, but you should be used to walking now, right? Right?

  • 27th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


La Casa De Tounens

Puerto Madryn, Argentina
77%

No customer comment

  • 24th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


La Casona de Odile

El Bolson, Argentina
86%

Wow - this place is a gem! Met several people that raved about this place before I arrived and was ready to be disappointed, but wasn't. It is a little far out from the town, but so what. Huge grounds with hammocks and places to hang out. River running through the back of the property with a small beach to swim (not too cold in January). Cosy bar where you can also get dinner that ranges from OK to excellent. Lots of games for when it rains. Staff are great. Book ahead and don't miss out!

  • 19th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Tangoinn Soho

Bariloche, Argentina
46%

Not too far from the bus terminal, big common area with a bar, pool table and garden, but not too much else to recommend. The 'asado' was a choripan - meh. About 2km from the centre of town and anything interesting. Wifi was painfully slow. Beds and showers below par. My room at the front was a little noisy. There are much better hostels in Bariloche, but book ahead in peak season!!!

  • 17th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Margouya Patagonia

Puerto Varas, Chile
74%

Spacious rooms, friendly staff. I've tried a few hostels in Puerto Varas and this is the one I recommend to others...

  • 15th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Palafito Sur

Chiloe, Chile
66%

Nice place with great views and it is good to stay in a Palafito, but not sure it's worth paying 30% more than other hostels. Showers alternate between scalding and freezing. Walls are very thin, so there is almost no privacy. The recycling system just confused me until I realised that nobody bothered to separate their rubbish. Would recommend if they weren't so expensive

  • 13th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


13 Lunas Hostel

Chiloe, Chile
77%

Big, bright, comfy house with loads of space and great views from the terrace.

  • 11th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)

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Casa Margouya Chile

Puerto Varas, Chile
71%

No customer comment

  • 9th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


71%

Every hostel should have its own duck! Nice place and highly commended for its efforts to be sustainable. They need to fix the front door rather than complaining when it slams itself shut behing guests. Would go back, except there isn't much to do in Valdivia itself...

  • 7th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Chili Kiwi Lakefront

Pucon, Chile
80%

Great location by the lake and just off the main road. Friendly dog. Nice.

  • 4th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Hostal Jacaranda & Home

Valparaiso, Chile
77%

Lovely hostel that feels more like a home. Staff and owners are very sweet. Stayed for New Years when the price is jacked up 3-400%, so can't give good marks on value for money, but every hostel in valpo does that. Have recommended and would happily return

  • 30th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Hostel Bella 269

Santiago, Chile
74%

Only stayed for one night. Nice big comfy beds, quieter than other hostels I've used in Santiago, which also means you can leave a window open at night for a little fresh air. Yay!

  • 29th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


H Rado Hostel

Santiago, Chile
80%

Located in the middle if the bars and restaurants of Bellavista - the only downside was noise from the streets. Great common areas with a BBQ on the roof terrace and table football in the lounge. Wifi only works in the common areas, but that's not the end of the world. Is it???

  • 24th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Andes Hostel

Santiago, Chile
71%

Central location, right across the road from the metro. Good common area with a bar and pool table, although most people hanging out there were engrossed with their phones and laptops.

  • 23rd Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Punto Urbano

Mendoza, Argentina
57%

Nice big garden and big kitchen. Maybe a smaller garden would be a little more sociable? Have to mark them down on security because I had some stuff stolen from my locker in my room - could have happened anywhere, I guess, but many other hostels have security cameras...

  • 19th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Hostel Suites Mendoza

Mendoza, Argentina
63%

This place is fine. Big place, not much atmosphere, but nothing to complain about.

  • 18th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Sol Huasi

Salta, Argentina
89%

No customer comment

  • 13th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Hostal Condor Pass

Salta, Argentina
37%

One of the worst hostels I've used! Rooms are dark and very stuffy. Had to sleep with the door open - ok if you don't care about security. There are no lockers Staff were ok until they told me the 75 pesos per night I paid on arrival was wrong and I had to pay 150 because I booked through hostelworld! The sign at reception said 75 and others in my dorm paid 75... I left the next day even though I paid for 3 nights and they refused a refund. Everyone else left at the same time... Stay away!

  • 11th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


El Sol Hostel de Recoleta

Buenos Aires, Argentina
63%

Reception area is a little dark. The room was facing the street so quite noisy. Needs a few more showers. Breakfast was better than most and the staff were quite helpful. Overall, this place was OK, but I've stayed in a other hostels in BsAs that were better...

  • 6th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (51 reviews)


Oca Hostel

Sao Paulo, Brazil
100%

Nice hostel, friendly and helpful staff/owners, good mix of Brazilians and gringos.


The LightHouse

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
100%

I dont have a bad word to say about this place´- great staff made it the perfect place to start my trip.