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Reviews: smashing_legends4008

Location Canada, Gender Female, Age 29

  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
St Christopher's at The Winston, Amsterdam, Netherlands
9.7
17th Jun 2016

I loved this place. The 8 bed girl dorm is next door which is basically a 2-bedroom flat (without a kitchen). We had a window to the street & a balcony overlooking the patio. The location is great as you are on the edge of the Red Light (so close enough to party if you wish, but not in the middle of the action or dodgy). The smoking patio & smoking lounge are great places to make friends and start your night. Would definitely recommend!

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It's great that you had such a good time, and that you'll definitely recommend us! Thanks in advance! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Antares Hostel, Nice, France
6.3
13th Jun 2016

Because my flight arrived later in the evening, I was checked-in after regular hours. The man who checked me in neglected to inform me of breakfast and of the available facilities. Furthermore, I got some BS that the credit card machine "wasn't working". In fact, they just don't want to pay CC fees. The rooms were cramped. I didn't even get a locker because there was no space in the room for one. A/C was great & working however. There's definitely worse out there, but I'd try for

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7.7
28th May 2016

This is a very solid hostel. Each room has an ensuite. The rooms are reasonably spacious, and the beds are super comfy and the pillows were spectacular. I only wish they'd assign beds as sometimes when you arrive it's difficult to determine yours. Also, I know they clean the bathroom regularly, but I don't think the room itself got swept at all. Breakfast is not included (paid extra), but there are grocery stores on the block where you can make your own for a fraction of what they offer at cost.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Blues, Bratislava, Slovakia
9.1
25th May 2016

This hostel was a pleasant surprise. GREAT VIBES & very chill! Loved the free cooking class. Beds were comfortable, the kitchen & bathroom was clean, windows were plentiful. I only wish they were not so stingy with their city maps. Would definitely recommend.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
6.6
17th May 2016

This is a party hostel. I really hated how there were 3-5 staff members in charge of the bar, but only 1-2 taking care of check-ins & questions. I really got the feeling that the staff did not care at all. Beds are decent, but rooms are warm and the windows only open a crack. Bathrooms are shared, but I never once had to wait. Breakfast is solid. Really didn't like how the bar was open to locals - got creeped on by some very sketchy people.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Auberge Bishop, Montreal, Canada
7.1
3rd Aug 2015

The AC is an amazing feature. The bed was loud and uncomfortable with really flat useless pillows. Security was a concern as the front door is open 24/7 and the staff sometimes wandered. Plus the room locks were very old and rickety. The kitchen is nice but the fridges need severe cleaning. Nice common area, but I found the vibe very insular. It was hard to make friends as a solo traveler. Found it annoying that some staff had very little French skills. However, altogether great location.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Auberge Bishop, Montreal, Canada
8.0
30th Jul 2015

Great location. Love the A/C. Beautiful old house. Was difficult to determine staff from guests. Security was too lax in my opinion: front door always open as well as door to stairs/dorms. Individual dorms' locks seemed very superficial and didn't lock automatically. Was a great place to stay in a group; however, not a lot of atmosphere for individuals looking to make friends.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Canadiana Backpackers Inn, Toronto, Canada
7.4
5th Oct 2013

The location is absolutely excellent; if you are coming from Union station it is actually faster for you to walk than take the subway. I only have 2 real beefs. First, my room was bloody hot at night. There were notices stating not to open windows as we were on the first floor. Without some sort of air circulation, it is impossible to sleep. Second, there is a grand amount of long-term residents. They were unwelcoming and extremely messy. They generally acted as if they owned the place.

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Thanks for the feedback. The reason you could not open the windows is because our air conditioning units were attached to them. If your room was too hot you could turn up the A/C or ask reception to turn down the central air.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Alexandrie-Montréal, Montreal, Canada
9.0
1st Jul 2011

There is an excellent vibe at this hostel. Staff go out of their way to not only give you a tour but also introduce you to other travellers. Excellent location, interesting facilities though a bit old/tired. Do not confuse "old" with "dirty". Everything was clean and functioning. My only problem was that it was unbearably hot at night and only 1 of our windows would open. The hostel would do well to invest in some fans. Would definitely return, but not during a heatwave.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
6.0
23rd May 2009

The hostel somehow ran out of sheets! I don't know how this is possible considering the main purpose is to provide and adequate BED but on Friday nite & asked at the Reception for pillow cases (my roommate hadn't any either) & they stated they were all out. It seemed understaffed - at nite there was only 1 guy working & it was very stressful for everyone. However I've stayed in worse.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
10.0
18th May 2009

By far the closest thing to perfection. The design of the building itself is very well planned & spacious. Awesome location to metro station. I loved that the bar was in the basement - that way ppl could actually sleep at night. However I wish breakfast was included as I didn't find it worth the 3,70 E when there was a cheap grocery next door.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
9.7
15th May 2009

It was a weird kind of fun as everything was Sound of Music related - it was on at least twice a day. Great location. Very compfy beds. Staff were amazing. Only wish the toilets weren't co-ed

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
Ace Hotel (Kensington), London, England
9.3
1st May 2009

Absolutley fantastic. Very clean.Beds were comfortable, sheets clean, breakfast plentiful. good but not great location however very easy to find & next to tube station. Lots of places to chill out. I will definitely stay here again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
St Christopher's at The Winston, Amsterdam, Netherlands
8.3
23rd Apr 2009

Perfect for the not-so-wild partier. The location is very central, and just within the red light however the atmosphere separated the shenanigans from the sleeping. It kinda sucked cuz you lost your common area when the bar closed though. (If there was other common areas I was never told of it). (btw I was in a female 8 person room)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
City Backpackers Hostel, Stockholm, Sweden
8.0
20th Apr 2009

Excellent location just down the street from City Terminalen. The coded entry system was fantastic. There was free internet and a lot of usable common space. My only negatives were the bathrooms. The boast their "trail of 9 toilets" however most of them are in tucked into what seemed to be corner-closets as an afterthought -- doesn\\\'t really leave you with a lot of room to do your business. Plus they were kind of dirty - all functioning but they look tired. All they need is a good scrubb

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
St Christopher's Village, London, England
5.7
13th Apr 2009

The mold & the incredible dust in my room made me sick for my entire stay. Some of my roommates saw cockroaches so we tried our best to sleep with the lights on. Furthermore, there is a poor bathroom-to-backpacker ratio. I was surprised, because other St. Chris\'s are spectacular. I would not stay here again and I would not recommend it to others.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
YHA Liverpool, Liverpool, England
9.3
9th Apr 2009

Amazingly close to the Albert Docks. Nothing special fun-wise but a nice solid place to lodge. The staff is very accommodating and really go out of their way to make sure that EVERYONE has a chance for a good stay.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
8.0
7th Apr 2009

A very nice 2 star hotel for a very decent price. Nothing spectacular but no complaints. It was a nice change from the regular hostel scene.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
9.0
21st Nov 2008

I love this hostel because it is the closest hostel to Paris\' core. Face it, you aren\'t going to find a hostel rite downtown. The St Chris\' is very secure and organized. The bathrooms got a lil messy on a Friday nite but with all the traffic going through there it was to be expected.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • smashing_legends4008
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
9.0
31st Oct 2008

Overall I had an awesome experience with this hostel. I would definitely recommend it. My room & bathroom was spotless, the free breakfast was a great bonus, & everyone was super nice. My only hesitations concern the curfew & the lack of luggage lockers. If you arrive before check-in in hopes of leaving your suitcases so you can explore the city stress-free your suitcases are left in a open-to-everyone foyer.

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

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