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Hostal Madre Tierra

Cusco, Peru

This was an amazing B&B - if you stay anywhere else in Cusco you're crazy! The staff are so attentive and helpful. We arrived early (7am) and they gave us another room to sleep in until ours was ready. Free Coca tea is offered whenever you want it, and the breakfast is amazing. The entire place is beautiful and cozy, with a great fire going, and full decorations for Christmas. This is a quiet place, but we still met other travelers at breakfast. Thank you so much for the wonderful place to stay!

  • 14th Dec 2014
  • Avid Traveller
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (13 reviews)

The Bug Backpackers

Nelson, New Zealand

Really enjoyed staying here. The atmosphere is great and sociable, and the rooms are extremely comfortable, with fresh (nice) linen, towels, and unlimited free Wi-Fi and computer. The location is a bit far out of town, but take advantage of their free pickups and drops. Amazing value, best hostel in NZ!

Sequoia Lodge Backpackers

Picton, New Zealand

A very comfortable stay, even just for a night. Free pickups and dropoffs from the ferry are great, and the chocolate pudding is a great touch. No locks on the dorms and no lockers made me nervous but luckily didn't have any trouble. A bit outside of town but an easy walk.

Taupo Urban Retreat

Taupo, New Zealand

Great hostel, best I've stayed in in NZ. Extremely clean which is surprising for a hostel! Bar in the hostel is great and the cheapest in town, and the common room/dining room area is really nice in the evenings. Staff very friendly and helpful in providing tips about the area and helping with bookings. Main complaints were no heater in the bathroom (very cold in winter!) and that only about half of the burners on the stove worked, making meal times really difficult.

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Thank you for your comments. I will pass on your appreciation of the cleanilinees to our housekeeprs as they work really hard to keep the hostel clean. In relation to the gas burners, we have been dealing with our electrican for the past month or so on this (3 of the 9 hob starters need replacing, they can be lit by match). He is apparently waiting on the correct parts to arrive, so a situation that is unfortunately out of our control. Happy travels.


Not a winter hostel. The rooms all have outdoor entrances and the bathroom is outdoors - you have to walk outside to get to the bathroom, and it is not lit at night or in the early morning. Cleanliness was decent but the kitchen tended on the messier side. I think this would be a nice place in the summer but I would not recommend it in the winter. Also the dryer is broken - I wasted $8 trying to get it to work and ended up packing up wet clothes.

Bamber House

Auckland, New Zealand

Great hostel, lots of long-termers so it's a bit awkward if you're only there a few nights, but most people are very friendly and nice. Really nice media room, and the $5 dinners are great. Not right downtown but that's a benefit, as people are generally more laid back. Access to town is easy with the bus, only about $2 to the city center. Rooms have locks but most people leave them open, seems like a very safe place.

Sleep in Heaven

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Great hostel-- very modern with solar energy and great, clean rooms, beautiful views from many of the bedrooms, free internet, lockers, hot drinks, breakfast. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the best hostel I've stayed in during 10 months in Europe!

Au Bon Accueil

Mont St. Michel, France

Very cute and quaint, lots of privacy. The owners were great and picked us up from the bus stop and then drove us to Mont St Michel in the morning. Much more a bed and breakfast kind of place but perfect if that is what you are looking for! A little bit further out from Mount St Michel, but they're free transfer service is great.

Four Courts Hostel

Dublin, Ireland

Location is close to almost everything in Dublin but the area is also somewhat sketchy. Also, there are 2 showers and 2 toilets to share between a 16 bed and a 12 bed dorm-- not enough!

Bru Bar & Hostel

Cork, Ireland

Rooms are a little cramped, and the "ensuite" setup doesn't really work when you have multiple people in one room. But very close to the train/bus stations

Castle Rock Hostel

Edinburgh, Scotland

amazing-- definitely the best one we stayed in! You have views of the castle from the windows, spacious rooms, big bathrooms with private stalls and showers, free coffee/tea and internet and an amazingly helpful staff. Definitely would recommend!

Smart Russell Square Hostel

London, England

They nickel and dime you on everything (internet, towels, lockers) but you are generally getting what you pay for. Location is really convenient, but the large dorm rooms make you feel stuffed in. A good deal for London, though