Reviews: David_Ryan_Evans

Location: Wales, Gender: Male, Age: 30

Hostel Centre

Prague, Czech Republic

A decent enough hostel, location is really good, its cheap and very clean. However 2 things let it down. 1. Its was impossible to get a good nights sleep any night I stayed. The beds are the creakiest I have ever slept in, every time you move or someone else does your woken up guy deafening creaking! Every door seems to slam in the building with the force of a small earthquake. 2. The staff are really miserably, boarder- line rude. Wouldn't recommend for those 2 reasons.

Anker Hostel

Oslo, Norway

Good hostel, but it does unfortunately fall down on a couple of things. 1. breakfast could be in the hostel itself, but its not its down the road and nothing to do with the hostel. Lady in there was friendly enough though. 2.You have to pay more when you arrive for sheets, your not allowed to use sleeping bags (why?) so you are forced to pay this hidden cost. For £40 or so a night (I know its cheap by Oslo standards) in a hostel I feel this is unreasonable to say the least and very sneaky.

Schlafmeile Hostel

Berlin, Germany

They mixed up our rooms on the first night so we couldn't have the room we booked, It was sorted the next day, a bit of a pain. Apart from that it was great. very cheap, reasonably close to the U-Bahn and the staff were nice. would recomend. The room opened out right onto the street to which was great.

Douarskoll Guesthouse

Marrakech, Morocco

would recommend taking advantage of the airport transfer service. We didn't and gave up looking after an hour or so and found somewhere else.

  • 9th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Wales
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (37 reviews)


Top hostel. Key card access, individual wash rooms, the best dorm situation I've seen, with the classy cabin style beds, makes even large dorms seem very private. really good idea, check out the pics. free breakfast, great staff and location. can't fault it. recommend it. although you do pay for what you get. there are cheaper in Seattle.


Decent place, seemed common to leave the dorms unlocked, which is not a great practice, especially if your solo. Its pretty secure though, staff were good and a nice social area down stairs, cheap for food and drink. Having bike storage is great too.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to review us on Hostel World! I'm sorry to hear that you had issues with our dorms rooms. Our staff makes an effort to enure that the shared rooms are locked while they are making their daily rounds, but since each person staying in the dorm has their own key - it's really up to the guests to make sure their doors are locked. We do have a metal locker for each guest in the dorm room, and we recommend leaving your things, and especially valuables in there. We take our security measures seriously here at Ocean Island which is why we have employed 24hr Front Desk staff, placed security cameras, as well as added in a security gate to ensure that only guests have access to rooms. That aside, we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us overall and that you were able to take advantage of our free bike storage. We hope to see you again down the road! Safe travels.

Fireside Lodge

Whistler, Canada

Good PLace!!!


One of the best hostels I've stayed in, If not the best. Big hostel, several floors, nice common room, T.v room. colorfully decorated, and great staff. I've stayed in more secure places, no lockers in room and I've also had cleaner bath rooms. The best part of the place is "The Beaver" the down stairs scoffery / pub. Cheapest food and beer around and a cracking atmosphere. Seriously recommend staying here if your Vancouver, although there are cheaper places.

Sky Backpackers

Dublin, Ireland

Awesome place to stay, great location, fabulous staff, cracking price. Best place I've stayed in Dublin by far. Showers were a bit grubby tho. apart from that perfect hostel.

Comrade Hostel

Moscow, Russia

There are better places to stay in Moscow than this, Very unfriendly looking building, in a court yard out of the way, building work going on when we were there, so very dusty entrance. Staff were very nice though and pancakes when we arrived! walls were paper thin, next to common room, very loud until early hours, not much sleep to be had. Get the impression its a work in progress and I wish them luck.

Hostel Life

St Petersburg, Russia

Great place to stay, great location, easy enough to find and very friendly staff. A bit annoying you have to take you shoes off all the time, but that makes the places cleaner than most. Rooms nice and comfy beds. Its really close to shops, places to eat etc, girls on the desk, very lovely, helpful and friendly. Defo would come back.

Godzillas Hostel

Moscow, Russia

Great place to stay, little tricky to find, other than that very good place!


Caernarfon, Wales

We stayed in the double room. Was fantastic. Great facilities. far better than we expected. We were the only people there and its got a really nice veiw over the staraight from the top floor out over the castle. Much bettter to stay here than the generic hotel chains down the road. My girlfriend moaned about being cold in the the night tho, the big girl. really warm welcome, even tho we were a little late.

Zenobia Hotel

Singapore, Singapore

decent place, you get a lot of bang for your buck. good for one night.

Cambridge Lodge Budget Hostel

Sydney, Australia

Out from the city, but close to the station. nice owner. good all round.

Wollongong Backpackers Keiraleagh

Wollongong, Australia

Nice big old house, full of charm, good staff and safe and in a quiet spot yet not to far out from the town. Smells like dog though.

Kangaroo BakPak Katoomba

Blue Mountains, Australia

great hostel, big old house, smells like dog tho, best place in the Gong i found.

The Mitraa

Singapore, Singapore

Really good place, great staff, good location, quiet area. Only 1. con, lack of window in room, apart from that awesome place. Staff are ace.

Valencia Beach

Valencia, Spain

Highly recomended, little bit tricky to find, I'd suggest finding off the link thats provided on hee for directions. Jason is great, up graded us to a bigger room. It has a cracking balcony. Place would be perfect with Wi-FI and a little more furnishings.

Bank Street Lodge

Fort William, Scotland

ended up not staying, good old brittish weather let us down, I know Fort william is an awsome place tho, been before


Caernarfon, Wales

Really nice place, great location. only problem was our room was at the bottom next to the lounge and th garden so was quite noisey.

Pezu BB

Bratislava, Slovakia

Really nice self contained flat. good location, very clean.

Vienna City Hostel

Vienna, Austria

good enough, bloke on the desk was a bit of a grump. decent feed in the morning.

Gabriel Hostel

Brasov, Romania

Gabreil and his wife are quite possibly the nicest people i have had the pleasure to meet. They are extremely enthusiastic about their country and their surroundings, will give you all the info you need and more. they do tours to all the sights. The hostel is simple to get to and perfectly clean and safe. Gabreil told me, that it isn't quite finished to the standards he wants, he wants it to be the best hostel in Romania. He probally isn't far off this. Stay here Guys!

32 Romulus

Timisoara, Romania

stayed here for one night passing through and arrived late so didn't see to much of it, room we booked was tsken, which wasn't a problem as they gave us a bigger room for the same price. barhroom wasn't perfect, but the owners were very freindly, would like to have stayed longer

Villa Ivan

Dubrovnik, Croatia

If you stay in Dubrovnik stay here. Ivan is ridiculously freindly and helpful, his wife makes beautiful home made drinks that will be given to you at every chance. he house is very nice and safe. its abit of a steep walk from the old town to get to. The veiw from the balcony is fantastic.

Montenegro Hostel

Kotor, Montenegro

staff were awsme. very freindly and helpful. right in the centre of the old town with everything ou need. if you go to Kotor stay at this place!

Private Accomodation Bakic

Kolasin, Montenegro

didnt end up staying in this place, we took one look at the town and headed down to the capital. much more happening there.

Hostel Nina

Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina

really nice place and very freindly owners.

Hostel Posillipo

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Fantastic loaction, v. nice people. we were greeted by the owner having a good old snore on the sofa which i though was hilarious. the room we booked was taken, but they upgraded us to an apartment so complaints there, had everything apart from cooker. everthing you need food wise is on the doorstep. gets my seal of aproval definatly.

Star Hostel Privates

Belgrade, Serbia

fantastic place to stay, really good location, walking distance to every thing you need. you have everything you need in the apartment and the guys there are really top blokes. would highly suggest this place if staying in Belgrde. only thing i would say is they should really be charging more!

Citi Hostels

Dublin, Ireland

hostel would be absolutly fine if it wasn't for a few things, shower didn't have warm water, the heater was broken in the bathroom, and the radiator in the room couldn't be turnd off so was boiling and were right on the road so was too loud to open the window, did have a tv which was unexpectedbut could only get one channel. with this in mind and the fact it was 30 min walk from the centre, probally over priced, but for 1 night was fine. staff were nice enough.

Freedom Traveller

Rome, Italy

Its not the cleanest, nicest or best located hostel i've ever stayed in, but it certainly makes up for that in price. Its a bargin. you're not in the centre, but perfectly close to the main station. it;s one of the cheapest hostels i found avalible but with that you get breakfast and dinner free, its your usual contiental breakfast and pasta n the evening. nothing wrong with that. is a perfect choice if your looking to go to Rome on the cheap.

Urbany Hostel Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Really nice place, nice views over the city, clean and secure with key card acsess. freindly staff. Not right in the centre but the metro is 2 minutes walk away and very easy to use. Highly recomended. would stay here again.

Princes Street Backpackers East

Edinburgh, Scotland

excellent location and a bargin, if its a quite nights sleep u want then probally not for you but great staff and extremly querky. if u have a car be prepared for a walk to get there and expensive parking in the city centre.


excellent views of Ben Nevis, cheap and clean, full of charm , probally need a car if staying here as about 4 miles out of Fort William but everything you need just up the road. hoghly recommended.

Viengtai Hotel

Bangkok, Thailand

expensive for what u get and not the cleanest, but we had a air con room and room was quite. close to Ko san road and handy taxi\'s and food avalible.