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Reviews: bentaylor2518056



  • bentaylor2518056
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Mango Tree Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil
8.0
30th Oct 2014

I wanted to love this hostel, the staff are lovely, the place is really chilled out, decent breakfast and an amazing location. There's some odd science happening in the room though; it was very damp. The room smelled damp, the bed sheets were damp and when I picked up my glasses in the morning they were steamed up from vapour - I've no idea what was going on but it wasn't pleasant. It might be isolated to our room though, I hope it was because this is a lovely little place otherwise.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • bentaylor2518056
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
10.0
2nd Nov 2013

Best hostel I've ever stayed at. Simple as that. It's got it all. You could possibly say it could be more central but its very close to metro stations on good lines for getting in to the centre of Shanghai. I rearranged my trip so I could spend more time in Shanghai, partly because this hostel is so good.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • bentaylor2518056
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Suzhou Watertown Hostel, Suzhou, China
8.6
1st Nov 2013

Good location but theres a HI hostel closer to the action of Suzhou. Lovely place though.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • bentaylor2518056
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
West Lake Youth House, Hangzhou, China
7.4
30th Oct 2013

A brilliant place if you're in Hangzhou for the lake which I was. For exploring the rest of Hangzhou not so much though. Also, its a bit tricky to find and my taxi driver had a nightmare trying to find it. I think that says more about Chinese taxi drivers though.

View Property Reply

Thank you for your rate,welcome back.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • bentaylor2518056
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
7.7
25th Oct 2013

Really good location and a very nice place to stay.

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Hello, Thank you for your review, We’re so happy that you enjoyed your stay in This Old Place.Have a nice day! This Old Place

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • bentaylor2518056
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
8.6
23rd Oct 2013

Real nice place with a beautiful courtyard to hang out it. It could be closer to the Xi'an sights but its very close to the train station which is handy. The only downside is not having wifi in the bedrooms but whatever.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • bentaylor2518056
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
8.7
20th Oct 2011

What a view! Great location, its not Manhattan but you're less than 5 minutes from the subway on a line that takes you straight to Times Square so its not a problem. Its a shame there isn't any lockers but its no biggie.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • bentaylor2518056
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
City Hostel Seattle, Seattle, USA
8.0
16th Oct 2011

Slightly out of the way but otherwise a really good hostel. Very satisfying loud clunking noise when you unlock the front doors at night, nobody's getting through those bad boys without a key.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • bentaylor2518056
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
HI-Vancouver Central, Vancouver, Canada
8.7
3rd Oct 2011

Good quality hostel, the only gripe is the small kitchen making breakfast a cramped event regardless of what time you head down but this is made up for by excellent bathrooms and dorms. One thing to mention is that the hostel is on a street with numerous bars and clubs so if you're a light sleeper you may want to request a room at the back or on a higher floor. Luckily I can sleep through a nuclear explosion so I was fine.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • bentaylor2518056
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
HI-Calgary City Centre, Calgary, Canada
9.3
21st Sep 2011

Great place! I extended my stay in Calgary and never considered moving. Would definitely stay again!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • bentaylor2518056
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
Global Village Backpackers, Toronto, Canada
8.3
14th Sep 2011

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • bentaylor2518056
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
Phoenix Hostel, London, England
6.3
3rd Jul 2011

For the price its decent. Bananas at breakfast, that's pretty ideal.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • bentaylor2518056
  • UK,
  • Avid Traveller
Traveller Apart, Krakow, Poland
9.0
11th Jul 2010

The hostel is very clean, nice room, good beds. The only issue at the moment is road works going on in the street that the hotel is on so throughout the week you will get awoken at 6-7am. Ive still rated the location as Excellent because it is. Its a few minute walk from where Krakow really kicks off and there isnt much going on in the immediate area around the hostel so its normally quiet. Just at the moment, and Id estimate for another month or 2, the noise during the day is pretty bad.

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

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