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Reviews: lucy9119

Location England, Gender Female, Age 28

  • lucy9119
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hootananny Hostel, London, England
7.1
10th Mar 2014

It was an ok hostel but more of a place to go if you're in a group looking to go out at the weekend. Everyone staying there is practically living there trying to find work so it's a bit awkward if you're not doing the same. However, people were friendly enough and the staff were helpful. One minor point is that in the girls bathroom there's no frosted glass on the window or even a blind so you have to get changed in full view of apartments and houses next door, definitely needs more privacy.

View Property Reply

Hi there, Thanks for your comment. In the girl's bathroom, we do in fact have a kind of film that covers the surface of the window, which allows those inside to see out while blocking the view from outside. Thanks for your stay.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Loki Backpackers La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
8.9
9th Oct 2013

A nice hostel to stay in. Clean, large and comfy dorms. Nice bar and roof terrace.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers San Pedro, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
6.6
3rd Oct 2013

This hostel is quite quirky and has a cool area to relax in, however, it is a bit far out of town. Staff moved our things into the reception area without our permission whilst on a tour (booked by them) at 4am. They wanted us to move rooms but did not tell us what to do with our things so we left them neatly aside in our room. The main issue with this is that they let random people into the hostel who work in the town and when we arrived there was a sign about a stolen iPod, not good!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8.6
16th Sep 2013

Really cool hostel with excellent common areas. The rooms are big and spacious with comfortable beds. Also the staff are really helpful and friendly plus give good advice about safety. There are only a couple of downsides, it's a bit overpriced and if there are less beds available the prices get increased (bit cheeky) and it could do with a bit of a revamp in areas i.e. door handles coming loose, our door didn't shut properly so was left open all night & rooms need a repaint, but worth a stay!

View Property Reply

Hi !! Thank you for giving us your feedback! I'm happy to tell you that, at the moment, all rooms are being repainted. It will take a while but we're getting there! Regarding the handle, we're sorry that that happened to you, just know there's always someone at front desk you can talk to. We will always do our best and help you out while getting the problem fixed =) We are happy that you had a nice stay and hope to see you next time!!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Pehuenia hostel y cabañas, El Bolson, Argentina
10.0
23rd Aug 2013

Vale and Claudio are the best!!! This is more of a homestay than a hostel, you are welcomed into their home and they treat you like a member of the family. On the first night they made this amazing pizza for everyone. They also helped us hire ski stuff and took us to the ski park the next day. Plus they are just really friendly. Definitely worth a stay!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel 41 Below, Bariloche, Argentina
9.4
20th Aug 2013

This hostel was really nice! The rooms are clean and comfortable, there's a spacious common area and it's not far from the centre. The only downside (not a biggie) is that the kitchen is quite small. Definitely worth a stay!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Lagares Hostel, Mendoza, Argentina
8.6
14th Aug 2013

The staff here were really nice and very helpful. The hostel was really reasonably priced but the beds weren't the most comfortable with scratchy blankets but this wasn't a major problem.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sir Cedric's Fox Glacier Pod Hostel & Inn, Fox Glacier, New Zealand
9.1
1st Aug 2013

Really enjoyed our stay. Shane is a really good host. Good facilities and location in Fox. Definitely worth a stay.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nomads Capital Backpackers, Wellington, New Zealand
8.6
26th Jul 2013

Cool hostel and excellent location. The only problems were the kitchen was TINY and also very high and creaky beds! Apart from this everything else was great.

View Property Reply

Hi there, thanks for your feedback and really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate that our kitchen is a little on the small side but we do offer the free meal in the bar each evening which does relieve the congestion especially at busy times. Hope you were able to take advantage of that. I'm sorry you found the beds creaky but the good news is we are in the process of having them replaced so hopefully you can come back and see us in the future and stay in our awesome new beds!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Blarneys Rock Backpackers, Rotorua, New Zealand
10.0
19th Jul 2013

A really nice little hostel located perfectly in the centre. Very helpful owners. Cool atmosphere and extremely clean. Worth a stay!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Oaklands Lodge, Auckland, New Zealand
7.7
9th Jul 2013

Nice place to stay in Mount Eden. The only issue was that everyone seemed to work at the hostel or were staying long term so the atmosphere was a bit lost, everyone had already established friend groups so didn't chat much. Still a nice place.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort, Sandakan, Malaysia
6.9
28th Jun 2013

The resort is lovely but we booked through here thinking we'd be staying in a chalet as the pictures on here showed lovely chalet rooms and mentioned the Longhouse as an afterthought. If you book through here you'll be staying in the Longhouse which is basic and nowhere near the standard of the chalets. After talks the manager upgraded us due to the confusion which was appreciated. The staff here were mixed, some very attentive and some no so much. Worth a stay if you know what you're purchasing

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7.4
30th May 2013

Nice hostel. Only issue was that they would only call a taxi to the airport and not the airport shuttle. Not a big deal though.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7.1
29th May 2013

Cool location near to the Li River and the back of the 20 yuan note. Nice hostel inside with clean rooms. One staff member was a bit slow and unhelpful (not necessarily intentionally) but other guests at reception gave us more help with directions etc. Quite tasty woodfire pizzas.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Cosy Garden, Yangshuo, China
9.1
27th May 2013

A really nice small hotel. Beautiful surroundings with bike hire so that you can get into Yangshuo easily. Nice clean and modern rooms.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Hump Hostel, Kunming, China
7.1
26th May 2013

This hostel was ok. One staff member checked us in early because we were sick which was nice. At one point we came out to use the bar/restaurant but couldn't find any space and the people using the area weren't even staying at the hostel which was really annoying. We arrived off a train in the early morning and arrived to find the hostel chained up and had to knock for a while to get an answer. On a positive note they give you a coffee and a beer token.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
6.9
24th May 2013

An ok hostel. Not located in the Old town so location isn't great. The staff were friendly but not very accommodating when you asked how to do activities independently which is quite unhelpful. Also the staff seem to be on edge as the hostel owner is hanging around constantly not doing much but watching them plus not actively greeting guests either.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Garden Inn, Lijiang, China
8.6
21st May 2013

This hostel is ideally located in the old town of Lijiang. It is really nice and has a lovely courtyard area. The staff were friendly and mostly helpful. We had a slight issue with noise, the 1st night we were kept awake by a person playing a guitar and the 2nd we were kept awake by a noisy drum shop across the road. We spoke to reception about the drums they said they were aware of the issue but nothing was done. This aside we would recommend here but perhaps request a room away from reception

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.9
18th May 2013

This hostel was really nice. The staff were really lovely and helpful. The location is ideal as it's not far from the centre but also across the road from the metro. The only thing that we didn't like was that there was no wi-fi in the rooms.

View Property Reply

We are thinking about to set up a wifi system later this year after renovation, thanks for your suggestion.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Han Tang Inn Hostel, Xi'an, China
7.1
13th May 2013

The dorm rooms were TINY! Our 6 bed dorm should only have been a 4 bed at most. There was no room for all of our luggage with 2 guys sleeping with their bags on their beds. The bathroom was not cleaned well with the shower curtain covered in black mould. Having said this the hostel was located near to the Muslim Quarter and did have a cool roof terrace. Also the atmosphere was relaxed and we did enjoy our stay. Perhaps a private room would be better.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Great Wall Box House, Beijing, China
10.0
10th May 2013

This hostel was fantastic and conveniently located practically on the wall. Joe was so helpful with suggesting ideas of what walks we could do. The rooms were lovely and modern with a very clean shared bathroom. The outside bit was really nice with comfortable seats for relaxing in the sun. We would definitely recommend this hostel to people who want to see a real section of the Great Wall, with Joe's enthusiasm you'll no doubt design an excellent trip. One thing, the directions were a little hard to understand but we found it eventually.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.1
8th May 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. The hostel is ideally located near to a metro station so everywhere in the city is accessible. The staff were incredibly friendly and helped us with directions and information, The hostel itself is really nice, although the rooms are a bit basic. Also, a small but nice breakfast is included, Definitely recommended.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
6.9
4th May 2013

It's difficult to review this hostel as we didn't stay there in the end. The water stopped working so they asked us if we'd move to their sister hostel below Mt.Huangshan. As this suited our plans we went. The sister hostel was much nicer and I would recommend that more that this one. Old Street located ideally in the city but if you want to climb the mountain the other hostel is more ideal. Old Street has character but there was communication issues with the staff, but they were still nice!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.9
28th Apr 2013

The staff were really friendly and helped us planned our day. Loads of extra stuff to do with the hostel. Reasonably priced and close to Osaka Station.

View Property Reply

Thank you fir staying with us:) I hope you enjoyed the vegetarian restaurant the other day! We all hope to see you guys again! Thank you:)

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel HARUYA Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
10.0
19th Apr 2013

The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, helping us book our activities but also just in general. They were very thoughtful making me a little origami present for my birthday. The hostel itself is very cute but traditional also near to the Gion District. Definitely recommended!!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
K's House Mt.Fuji, Mount Fuji, Japan
8.3
10th Apr 2013

Nice hostel with good facilities but I don't like the fact that they charge to store luggage when the room prices are hardly cheap. Some staffing issues most were very helpful but when we first checked there was a long wait with a bit of confusion about our altered booking and for a while were told we had to pay for a shower before 3pm but then that was rectified later and we were allowed to shower free of charge. Saying that, it was very clean, comfy beds and nice big clean kitchen/seating area

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Optimum, Vladivostok, Russia
5.7
18th Mar 2013

One member of staff was extremely rude to us as soon as we arrived, shouting the door code at us which is not listed in their information. She completely ruined our stay, making us feel very uncomfortable to be there. They also DO NOT accept credit cards as stated so we had to withdraw more money at an extra cost. This hostel is in a really good location and the dorms are pretty cool but this is completely overshadowed by the apparent lack of any customer service!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Lakeside Guesthouse, Listvyanka, Russia
9.1
8th Mar 2013

Lovely guesthouse with Lake Baikal just across the road. Very nice hosts! Tasty breakfast. Only minor bad points - shower is only a dribble and Wi-Fi not included.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Apple Hostel Moscow, Moscow, Russia
10.0
23rd Feb 2013

This was an excellent hostel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It's located only 10 minutes walk from the Red Square. Also the kitchen was fantastic. Very comfy beds. Would definitely recommend this hostel! (Just needs a bit of a clearer sign to show where it is when coming up the hill)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • lucy9119
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Canal House B&B, Bruges, Belgium
9.7
7th Feb 2013

Excellent hosts, very friendly and helpful. The B&B is in a beautiful position and near to the attractions. We really enjoyed our stay at the Canal House B&B and would definitely visit again!

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

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