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Hostal Chaska Wasi

Ollantaytambo, Peru
77%

Friendly staff make you feel welcome. There ius a smell of cats which some people might not like but otherwise it`s good value and great for meeting people.


La Ben Resort

Goa, India
83%

A cut---well, more like 2 or 3 cuts---above the average backpacker hostel, well managed and very comfortable. The manager dealt very well with my complaint about street noise and I realise this is just an occupational hazard in a place that likes to party. One day they may invest in new TVs for the rooms but otherwise a pleasant stay.


Myplace Agonda

Goa, India
69%

The standard rooms are a bit basic but the de luxe rooms are probably better.


77%

Not quite as good as the other Vedanta places because it doesn't have a garden, but it's well located and satisfactory otherwise.


74%

The mosquitoes were active after dark but the staff quickly put some repellent in the room. The out of town location seemed unpromising but it turned out that some of the pleasantest backwaters started only 200 yards from the Vedanta.


86%

I had to cancel my visit but when I made the original booking, they had some helpful advice and I look forward to staying there next year.


El Manzano

Puno, Peru
80%

As I told you before, I had to cancel my stay but I hope to get there next year.


Quechua Hostal

Cusco, Peru
80%

I had to rearrange my trip but they acknowledged my cancellation and I hope to be there next year.


KB Tambo Hostal

Ollantaytambo, Peru
83%

I had to cancel my stay but they accepted my cancellation and I hope to go there next year.


Magnolia Inn

Panama City, Panama
94%

The Penthouse is a bit costly for a single traveller but very nice nonetheless, with fine views of the city from all windows. The unlimited supply of coffee (both Duran and Ruiz) helps as well! Management and staff are efficient and helpful, and their driver Carloz got me to Tocumen in half an hour when I had to leave.


Hospedaje Casco Viejo

Panama City, Panama
74%

Having stayed last year at the Hospedaje Casco Viejo in a windowless room, I asked them for a room with a window this time. I didn't hold my breath but on my arrival, they directed me to the Panamericana to a room with a brilliant view of Plaza Herrera. So thanks for that---the Panamericana is a no-nonsense hostel with clean, very spacious rooms and a nice roof terrace, excellent value for money in this atmospheric part of Panama City.


97%

Very pleasant and friendly as always. For a few dollars more (to quote an old Western!) Room D with the private bathroom is worth the extra, and it's also away from the noise of the traffic.


97%

Friendly, comfortable and a good place to meet other people.


The Palmyra

Bocas del Toro, Panama
89%

Very clean, respectable and comfortable with friendly owner. Note however that the price quoted on Hostelworld excludes the 10% tax, so what looks like $70 is actually $77. Would Hostelworld please rectify this.


Cabinas Caribe Luna

Cahuita, Costa Rica
97%

A lovely guest house in a quiet part of the village. The dawn chorus of birdsong and howler monkeys makes it a pleasure to wake up early!


Hotel La Cuesta

San Jose, Costa Rica
89%

Quirky in a pleasant way, lots of space and friendly staff.


Almost Paradise

Nosara, Costa Rica
86%

A very pleasant, relaxed place. You can hear the Pacific as well as see it from the balcony.


Hospedaje Dodero

Liberia, Costa Rica
91%

Well run and good value. The owner is a mine of useful information. Strongly recommended.

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We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we were able to provide information you found valuable. . Happy travels!

Guesthouse Ari

Granada, Nicaragua
94%

Comfortable with a friendly, family atmosphere. Bosco and Karla also run a good restaurant, El Marlin, nearby.


Hostal Colibri

Leon, Nicaragua
94%

Very nice ambience. The management and staff are great and it´s a good place to meet people.


El Gueguense

Managua, Nicaragua
86%

They were slow to respond to my e-mail asking for a pick-up from the airport. However it all worked out. A friendly, welcoming guest house in a quiet part of the city that I would recommend to anyone. Don´t miss the amusing sayiings and proverbs painted on the wakks!


Hotel Tara Palace

New Delhi, India
86%

Having stayed here a month before, I was glad to return. The location is convenient for the Red Fort although this crowded part of Old Delhi could easily put people off. The hotel is clean snd comfortable with helpful, efficient staff. The only drawback is that the marble passages make internal noises carry but on the plus side, there is no street noise.


Rahul Guest House

Varanasi, India
74%

Set slightly away from the city centre, hence it is spared much of the noise and crowds that you get there. Nice management as well.


Registhan Guest House

Jaisalmer, India
80%

Very pleasant staff and as near to the desert as you might wish to get. The sunsets and the views of the stars are magnificent. In my opinion it was a bit expensive for what it offered but I suppose that's the going rate.


Hotel Renuka

Jaisalmer, India
89%

The staff were very helpful. They arranged for a pick-up from the station at 5.30 a.m. and then let me sleep in a spare room until my own room was ready.


89%

A nice comfortable room in a beautiful traditional building. I could have done without the mosquitoes but otherwise a pleasant stay.


Hotel Tara Palace

New Delhi, India
86%

Some people would be put off by the location down a narrow alley near the chaotic Chandni Chowk, but it's clean and comfortable and the staff are courteous. It's convenient for the Red Fort and Jama Masjid.


Hospedaje Casco Viejo

Panama City, Panama
69%

The building is shabby and could badly do with some TLC but it's clean enough. The private rooms are spacious but the shared areas get crowded. Bad news: people arriving off night buses from 3 a.m. onwards making no attempt to be quiet. Good news: the hostel's trump card is its location in the heart of the atmospheric Casco Viejo, and with so little choice of venues in this neighbourhood it's worth thinking about staying here.


Hotel Bali Panama

Chitre, Panama
83%

A nice, no-nonsense hotel hear the Cathedral (which tolls the Westminster Chimes!) Clean and comfortable, with pleasant staff.


74%

It could do with a new coat of paint (purple of course!) but it´s clean enough The management and staff are helpful and efficient, and generally it´s a friendly place.

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Thanks for your kind comments, it was nice having you here also. If you happen to read this James, could you please indicate what specific area of the hostel you think could use a paint job? That would be so helpful to us!

Mar e Iguana Hostel

Bocas del Toro, Panama
63%

OK without being exceptional and the staff are friendly. It helps if you like reggae. because they play it a lot. Thursday is a good day to be there because they do a barbecue in the evening. On other nights, try one of the local eateries, which are much cheaper than those downtown and you´ll probably be the only gringo there. Also, don´t forget the mosquito repellent.


Shangri la' hostel

Cahuita, Costa Rica
71%

A nice laid-back hostel in keeping with the relaxed feel of Cahuita. Plenty of wildlife around, including howler monkeys in the garden, and you can hear the surf in the distance.


Hotel La Cuesta

San Jose, Costa Rica
69%

A bit shabby around the edges but nothing really wrong with it, and the staff were quite helpful. The two rarities of included breakfast and free internet service were useful.


Hotel Le Priss Inn

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
86%

In a convenient location near all the facilities of Quepos rather than being strung out along the road to Manuel Antonio like some other places. Spacious and spotlessly clean rooms make up for some shortage in character´and I would definitely recommend it.


Perla de Pacifico

Puntarenas, Costa Rica
94%

A wonderful traditional house about 100 years old, superbly restored. The owners are very friendly and accommodating and if you don't mind spending a bit more than at the average hostel, this place should not be missed. If arriving by taxi, ask the driver to phone the guest house because it's a bit hard to find. Puntarenas is a fascinating, unpretentious town with a lively atmosphere and well worth a stay as a change from the usual beach resorts.


Cabinas Villa Kunterbunt

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
89%

A very relaxed and friendly place which I would thoroughly recommend. The nearest shop is up the hill on the main road but the inconvenience is more than compensated by the secluded setting.


Hospedaje Dodero

Liberia, Costa Rica
83%

Helpful, informative owner and a good place to meet other travellers. The rooms are not very big but at these prices I have no complaints.


Sandanzas Cultural Hostel

Buenos Aires, Argentina
93%

I have stayed at two other hostels in Buenos Aires, but the Sandanzas combines with friendliness of one with the comfort of the other. Lying in a quiet part of San Telmo, it is convenient for my favourite area of the city as well as near the commercial centre. The layout, with a patio and a balcony, makes it a good place to meet other travellers.

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Thanks! and have very good and happy time! Ire, Tomy y Vero

87%

A nice new hostel which I hope will stay looking new as it gets used. Well situatedl in the quirky, bohemian district of Barrio Brasil with a choice of restaurants, bars and take-aways around. The patio attracts a certain amount of noise but the private rooms at the front of the bulding are quiet.


Hostal Nuevo Amanecer

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
67%

Not very well located and some of the staff are a bit dozy, but these are minor complaints. Generally this was a good, comfortable place.


Viento del Norte

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
77%

Good and quiet---a bit too much so for some tastes,. The owner is very pleasant and helpful.


Casa Verde Limon

Valparaiso, Chile
83%

A bit shabby but in a way that added to the character. A fine old house in the wonderfully quirky city of Vaplaraiso, and a good place to meet people. Thoroughly recommended.


Telmotango Hostel Suite

Buenos Aires, Argentina
83%

Ideally placed in the middle of the wonderfully quirky quarter of San Telmo. Pleasant staff and although a bit shabby around the edges, the place is clean.


Pousada Cavalo Marinho

Pipa, Brazil
77%

An excellent place; I don´t know why more pousadas in this price range can´t get close. Apart from the jobsworths at the gate who sent me round to the back entrance during a private party, I was well satisfied.


Albergue da Costa Hostel

Natal, Brazil
77%

A relaxed, party atmosphere. Well located for the beach, which is the best thing about Natal.


Pousada do Tadeu

Jericoacoara, Brazil
80%

Very pleasant owners (they are Argentine, so Spanish is fine if you don´t speak Portuguese). A nice relaxing place. N.B. if arriving from Fortaleza with Redençao bus company, check on pick-up locations in Fortaleza. After I got on at the rodviaria, the bus went round the houses and didn´t finally get out of the city for over an hour (they didn´t bother to say at the ticket office that I could have got on at Mereiles where I was staying). Otherwise Jeri is fine even for non-windsurfers.


73%

Comfortable and good quality. N.B.if going to Jeri by bus with Redençao, try to meet them at Iracema. The Rodoviaria is the first of several stops and if you get on there, you spend an hour going all around Fortaleza before leaving the city. (They didn´t bother to tell me this at the ticket office).


Rio Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
77%

Well situated in the facinating area of Santa Teresa, with plenty of opportunities to meet other people. The only problem was that the transfer which I had ordered to catch an early flight didn´t show---I ended up taking a yellow taxi which was cheaper anyway.


Hostel Carlos Gardel

Buenos Aires, Argentina
77%

The rooms in the private area are comfortable and spacious, although I would have thought the maid was supposed to make the beds daily during one'e stay. This hostel is well situated in the heart of San Telmo, with the pleasant old-style La Coruna bar in one direction and the real ale (yes, really!) pub the Gibraltar in the other.


La Lomita del Chingolo

Punta del Este, Uruguay
87%

A bit of a trip from the town centre but the ambience completely makes up for that. A delightful family atmosphere in a genuine guest house where one feels at home immediately on arrival.


80%

The tiled patio gives a lot of character to this place and it´s in a decent neighbourhood. Nice staff as well. But bring mosquito repellent to Montevideo!


El Viajero - B&B

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
87%

An immaculate B & B with pleasant staff. I would recommend it to anyone.


Condominio dos Nativos

Trancoso, Brazil
93%

The couple who run this pousada are very frindly Argentinians, so if you don´t speak Portuguese, Spanish will do. It has a beautiful garden with plentiful bird life, and the rooms are immaculate (pick your own hammock). The only thing to beware of is the departure point of the local buses, which can be errratic. But as for the pousada itself, it was the best out of 10 in which I have stayed on this Brazilian trip, and I wish the owners every success with it.


Hotel Albatroz

Porto Seguro, Brazil
77%

A cut above the usual ¨hostel¨, in fact a proper hotel with facilities to match.


Hostel Carlos Gardel

Buenos Aires, Argentina
67%

A bit more expensive than usual, but you expect that for a capital city. It's in a nice location---the restaurant in the nearby covered market and La Coruna bar are good, unpretentious places for eating. A clean, well kept place---at least in the annexe with private rooms where I was staying.


El Alcazar

Salta, Argentina
70%

A good early 20th century ambience to the building and the rooms have nice high ceilings---pity about the breakfast or lack of it, however.


Hostel Internacional El Balcon

Cafayate, Argentina
57%

The staff are nice but I think they could do more about the mosquitoes. Also there's a very noisy bar over the road.


Casa Colores Hostel

Tilcara, Argentina
73%

Peaceful, quiet location with pleasant management.


Club Hostel

San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina
63%

Good supply of beer