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Reviews: richshenton159

Location England, Gender Male, Age 33

  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Masaya Hostel Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
6.0
19th May 2013

Had potential to be a great hostel (it's modern (looking) with good wifi), but for complete lack of common sense. Had to wait 9 hours to check in (arrived at 6am and wasn't allowed into the room until 3pm). Hot water in bathroom goes on and off every 15 seconds. There's nowhere to put clothes inside/outside of the shower cubicles, bathroom windows looking out to communal patio so everyone gets a free show! Male bathrooms are outside meaning a walk outside in the rain for every all of nature.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Alpes Huaraz, Huaraz, Peru
7.1
27th Apr 2013

Nice place, with friendly and helpful staff. Not many people staying here though and not very sociable (not the hostels fault - it was not high season).

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.1
25th Apr 2013

Bit of a super hostel, but has top facilities, nice rooftop terrace, good staff and social atmosphere. Would definitely recommend it to others.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Banana's Adventure, Huacachina, Peru
6.6
23rd Apr 2013

More of a resort than a hostel. Nice pool and bar/restaurant area. Rooms are a problem though. They are like garden sheds, crammed with beds. No lockers, or security meaning anyone could wander in and help themselves to your stuff as it's all open plan and caters to non guests.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7.7
22nd Apr 2013

More like someone's house than a hostel, don't confuse it with other Pirwa hostels. Only 1 other guy staying there, and common areas feel like you're intruding on the owners, but facilities are good enough. A good place to book flights over the lines, but 1 day in Nazca is more than enough.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bright Hostel, Cusco, Peru
6.9
13th Apr 2013

More like a 2* hotel than a hostel. Perfect to get some sleep after a long hike, has all the basics, but no common areas and no chance to meet others.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Marlon's House in Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
7.4
8th Apr 2013

Could do with a few more bathrooms, but all in all a god place to stay. Staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Booked Colca Canyon tours through the hostel which were professional, well organised and 30% of the price of anything mentioned in Lonely Planet. (S./130 for 3 days is unbeatable.)

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Cruz de Popayan, Sucre, Bolivia
8.6
28th Mar 2013

Good hostel, with good facilities and nice rooftop terrace. Room's really need better curtains though, you can see through windows at night with the light on. Kinda awkward in a private room!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers San Pedro, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
7.4
22nd Mar 2013

Don't stay here unless you're a cat person! Needs a couple more bathrooms really, but good set up and friendly staff.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel in Salta, Salta, Argentina
10.0
18th Mar 2013

This is what all hostels should be like, one of the best in South America. BBQ evenings with live music were amazing, cheap and some of the best meat I've ever eaten. Home made empanadas were also the best I've eaten. Staff were very good. I would recommend this place to anyone!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Internacional Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
5.4
14th Mar 2013

Frat house for 18 year old British p**sheads. All you can eat BBQ is more like all you can fit in one mouthful. Rip-off. Some rooms 5m from the bar, with music blasting all night and day even when no one is in there.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bellavista Hostel, Santiago, Chile
6.9
12th Mar 2013

No water when we stayed. private rooms are in a different building and has no common areas.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Casa Verde Limon, Valparaiso, Chile
8.0
9th Mar 2013

Nice place, with lots of character. Showers need a rethink though. One is like trying to shower in a kitchen cupboard, wrapped in plastic!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Castillo Surfista Hostel, Santiago, Chile
5.4
8th Mar 2013

Not much going on here

View Property Reply

We suspect this a fake review by a friend or staff member of the hostel mentioned in the review. This particular guest never even showed up after making a single night reservation in the cheapest bed, so it is suspicious why he even chose to review us and give such a low rating???

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Caracol, Valparaiso, Chile
6.6
5th Mar 2013

Really nice beds, and footlockers are a great idea. Really not much going on here though, seems the staff just hang out in a little group and not many travellers here, no one speaks!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Aji Hostel, Santiago, Chile
8.9
2nd Mar 2013

Great staff, good hostel. Where else can you get evening meals and breakfast (albeit basic) included in the price? Men's bathrooms need a little TLC and maybe a clean a lot more often, but on the whole a great hostel. Would definitely recommend.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Eco Hostel, Santiago, Chile
6.9
1st Mar 2013

Nice hostel, but let down by the staff. Had various issues with bedbugs, loss of reservations, false accusation of non payment (after check-out) and very poor ability/attitude of some staff. However, all were rectified after meeting with the owner 2 days after check out and full refund given. Breakfast was great, facilities good, in a fairly good location, but a bit of a walk from the metro and places of interest.

View Property Reply

Unfortunately , bed bugs are coming into the Hostel with guest. Is true… appear in his room but we did every step to control them: We are preventing infestation inspecting every bed after check out in high season. We are very worried to have cleaned every place in the hostel, especially beds, pillows and bedspreads. After to find any bed bugs we apply pesticides every 2 month in that room. So sorry to this guest.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal El Refugio, Pucon, Chile
9.1
20th Feb 2013

Great, friendly, knowledgeable staff. Good communal areas and well equipped kitchens. Outdoor bunks in permanent tent were much better than they sound. Indoor dorm has the biggest (widest) bunks I've seen in 8 years of travelling. Could do with a couple of extra bathrooms though.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Ruca Hostel, Puerto Varas, Chile
5.1
18th Feb 2013

Dorm rooms were fine, but no lockers and very little space to leave bags. Only 2 bathrooms for 20ish people inside is not enough, but with 30+ more people camping outside and using the facilities, you can wait over an hour to use the toilet, or double that if people are waiting for showers. Common areas and kitchen are also overloaded, and impossible to use with the number of people staying, camping and random friends of staff members who hang around all day and most of the night!

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Free Style, Ushuaia, Argentina
8.9
6th Feb 2013

Great looking hostel, and very helpful, friendly girl on reception. Large rooms, good beds and big lockers. Bathroom is a big problem though. Toilet doors have no locks, are out of reach from a sitting position, and open outwards. Don't expect any privacy! Showers have no area for clothes/changing and have glass doors with no curtain giving the whole of the room a show!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
La Comarca Hostel, El Chalten, Argentina
6.9
26th Jan 2013

Lockers in rooms would make a big difference.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Nakel Yenu, El Calafate, Argentina
8.0
19th Jan 2013

Solid hostel, good staff who know their stuff. BBQ nights are great value.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hi Patagonia Hostel Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
10.0
16th Jan 2013

Everything you could ever want from a hostel. Gus is such a great host, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. BBQ's are cheap, more meat than you could digest in a week and a great way to meet fellow travellers. Really sets the benchmark for hostels. If only all were like this!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Estoril, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8.6
13th Jan 2013

The best staff in BA. Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, in South America??? Be prepared for a long wait for the toilet/bathroom on the 1st floor though.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Milhouse Hostel Avenue, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9.1
10th Jan 2013

If you're in South America and you've never heard of Milhouse then maybe it's not the place for you. If massive, cram 'em in, super party hostels are your thing, you'll love it. Good facilities, staff and tour desk, but the WIFI SUCKS! Sort it out guys, 200 people on a dial up connection?

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
El Viajero - Hostel & Suites, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
6.3
9th Jan 2013

The worst bathroom in 5 months of South American travel. Sharp, broken pieces of tile, plaster and masonry all over shower room floor. Bathroom is a small cubicle inside the dorm room, with no roof/ceiling meaning the room is noisy from peoples' bathroom 'functions'. Not the nicest thing to wake up to!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
BA Stop, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8.3
7th Jan 2013

Stayed in a very nice private room. Very clean and good storage space. A staff member gave me attitude when picking up my bag from storage because I chose to find a different hostel. Not what you expect when you have to pay a daily rate to leave your bag here. Maybe if they didn't try and get every last peso from your pocket, a few more people would stay here.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Bambu Mini, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
9.1
5th Jan 2013

Great dorm room, lots of space, with ample bathrooms (although not in the best of condition and better doors on stalls would be appreciated).

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Bambu, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
8.3
3rd Jan 2013

Great hostel facilities and pool. Breakfast has eggs, but is chaos when it's busy. Few issues with sewerage smells in one of the dorm rooms, and some staff have very limited English, but on the whole a good hostel and would definitely recommend.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Panorama Hostel EcoBackpackers, Florianopolis, Brazil
10.0
29th Dec 2012

Eugenio (owner) was fantastic. Friendly, helpful and full of good information. He's very proud of the "European" plumbing in the bathrooms, but there were still a few issues with flushing and a bit of a flood in the room. Just finishing the panoramic deck on top which has great views out over the island.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
La em Casa Hostel, Ouro Preto, Brazil
8.3
12th Dec 2012

Great location, good staff and AMAZING views of the city, hills and churches from the dorm room. Could use a bathroom or two more, and atmosphere isn't great (mainly due to the hostel being empty!), but hardly the hostel's fault. Good breakfast too. Would definitely recommend.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Galeria 13, Salvador, Brazil
8.3
22nd Nov 2012

Good, sociable hostel, with great breakfast and knowledgeable staff and friendly owner. However, it's very noisy (not guests, or regular Salvador madness, but the staff!). Staff and families make a lot of noise early in the morning. Also staff are in and out of the rooms day and night, turning on the lights, playing with the fans and air-con, moving personal belongings to make the beds daily. It's just not necessary and is intrusive. Also 1 bathroom/toilet in a 10 bed dorm is not sufficient.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Dal Bo Hostel, Caracas, Venezuela
9.4
12th Oct 2012

A true gem! Where else are you met by the owner/host and given a mobile phone, unlimited beer, full cooked breakfasts and BBQ's? It's slightly pricey, but it's the best value place in Caracas and has unbeatable service buy Gus and his wife. I would recommend this place to anyone staying in Caracas. Without a doubt!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sunshine Bedz KL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10.0
24th Jun 2012

The BEST hostel in Asia. Location, staff and facilities cannot be faulted, and for a great price. Rooms have air-con, lockers, lot's of room and good beds. Great showers and bathrooms, with hot water and always clean. Staff set this place apart from anywhere else. The owner cannot do enough for you and the rest of the staff will go out of their way to help with everything. Don't even consider booking anywhere else in KL.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.0
3rd May 2011

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Yudanaka, Nagano Snow Monkey Park, Japan
6.3
26th Dec 2010

Cheap and cheerful, budget hotel. Fine for a place to sleep, but don't expect a personal service, or any luxuries. Location is good for Yudanaka station and bus terminal, with easy access to Shiga Kogen skifields, and the monkey park.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Yudanaka Seifu-so, Nagano Snow Monkey Park, Japan
9.3
23rd Dec 2010

Excellent place. Superb, friendly and kind staff, despite language barrier. Fantastic Japanese style room with futons and kotatsu (heated table). Hostels outdoor onsen was great. Packed full of character and charm, and an absolute bargain for the price. Good location to visit the monkey park, and Shiga Kogen skifields. CLose to station and bus terminal. True hidden gem, don't book anywhere else.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Oki Doki, Warsaw, Poland
8.0
21st Dec 2008

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Vilnius Old Town Hostel, Vilnius, Lithuania
8.3
17th Dec 2008

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.0
14th Dec 2008

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • richshenton159
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Stadion, Helsinki, Finland
5.0
9th Dec 2008

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness

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