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Taupo Urban Retreat

Taupo, New Zealand

I really like this hostel. They were friendly here and the set up is nice, with a large communal seating area and kitchen plus pool tables and a bar. The seating is mostly wooden benches - maybe more comfortable seating would be nice but it's really set up for eating. The bar closes quite early which is a shame but it is cheap and they do some cheap food too. They hire bikes cheaply, but check your tires before you leave!

Blarneys Rock Backpackers

Rotorua, New Zealand

Nice little places with comfortable social area and a layout that encourages meeting other people in the hostel. Friendly staff and decent facilities including a well equipped kitchen. Note that you are not allowed to consume alcohol in the hostel after 10pm. It is located near some bars though.

Nomads Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

Generally pretty good - very big hostel with a nice bar (if a bit overpriced). Internet access comes at a charge and is slow - best go elsewhere.

AAE S.F. European Hostel

San Francisco, USA

This is definitely a case of you get what you pay for. A cheap option for such a good location in central SF but it can't be described as a nice place and space is at a premium, both in the dorms and in terms of the number of bathrooms. It does have a reasonably equipped kitchen though.

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Thank you for staying with us. We offer the most economical prices for the city and glad you stayed with us. However, we do the best we can as San Francisco is an expensive city and is limited on space. Hope you choose The European Hostel again!


Not many hostels to choose from in Boston and while this one was some way out of town it did have decent facilities and provided a free shuttle service (which was regular) from and to the local metro stop. Breakfast was included too which was nice and it had a bar with cheap beer.

Hostal Belmont Plaza

Quito, Ecuador

Cheap and cheerful, this place was nothing special but had a good location, a good price, and really nice hosts. They were kind enough to book us a taxi to the airport and let us in early as we had arrived on an overnight bus.


Not as good as the wild rover in Arequipa - staff not as friendly and generally a less friendly crowd but still a decent hostel as far as facilities go.


Nice place - pretty typical large backpacker place but what stood out for us was the staff who were friendly and helpful. Even asked if we wanted to use the showers when we returned from a trip only to pick up our bags.

Bacoo Hostel

La Paz, Bolivia

Good location and decent bar and restaurant. Staff were friendly and the place was clean. Hot water in the showers, although they were a bit far from our room. Generally pretty good place.

Sol Atacama Hostel

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Good cheap option a short walk from the centre of town. The kitchen is a little basic, the communal area is outside only so gets a bit chilly at night, and the guy who runs it may not be there when you arrive, but apart from that it provided everything we needed and the beds were comfy.

Hostal Casa de Mouat - B&B

Valparaiso, Chile

Friendly staff welcomed us and gave us a free coffee on arrival in the adjacent café. Would have to agree with other reviews that the hostel was more like a house than an actual hostel, but this was a positive for us as we were given a double room rather than a form bed for the same price. Unfortunately breakfast was not included as advertised.

Hostel 41 Below

Bariloche, Argentina

Friendly staff - the guy lent us his bus pass which was helpful and saved us some money!

Rancho Grande Hostel

El Chalten, Argentina

This was a cosy hostel with good food and friendly staff. Unsurprisingly given we were in El Chalten the internet was very unreliable!

America del Sur Hostel

El Calafate, Argentina

Really nice place - most importantly as it was winter when we stayed it was very warm and even had under floor heating! The kitchen was well equipped and the staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and helped us book activities with no commission. You also get great views from the comnunal areas. Unfortunately the wi-fi was not reliable but there were some computers with slow internet access.

Lime House Youth Hostel

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Had a really good time in the Lime House - how can you not in Buenos Aries?! The hostel itself was everything we could have asked for - decent amount of space, cheap bar, free breakfast which was pretty good, laundry, tv room, computers, pool table, etc. etc. Very pleased with it and the staff were nice too!

Iguazu Waterfalls Hostel

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Pros - good location, quite cheap, friendly staff, some facilities like free pool table although not in good condition Cons - a bit dirty, cold water only - which also seemed to be dirty, a bit run down, breakfast included but not as advertised on hostelworld - the description stated a breakfast including eggs would be served not the usual stale bread and butter - but it was the latter.

Oxente Hostel

Salvador, Brazil

We stayed here during the world cup so we expected it to be busy, but when we got there the first thing we saw was an argument between the hostel owner and another traveller who had been asked to sleep on the floor because the place was overbooked and had been all week. We were lucky to get our beds! Additionally the sheets we were provided with for our dorm were either filthy or still wet and there were not enough showers for the number of people staying (also the bathrooms didn´t have locks).

Tip Top Backpackers

Bogota, Colombia

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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

Cartagena, Colombia

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Miramar Hostel

Santa Marta, Colombia

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