Excellent place to meet people as atmosphere is warm & inviting with several events every week, a great pool and hang out area. Best of all the friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable staff. My time in Livingstone/Victoria Falls would not have been the same had I stayed elsewhere. Close to center of town/food/coffee with a free daily shuttle to the falls. Always interesting people in/out as premises are shared with an NGO doing terrific work in the community. You'd be foolish to not stay here.
Overall a great hostel and experience.. some lovely staff members and good vibe here. Simple breakfast but the ladies serving every morning were absolutely lovely to wake up to. A true asset! Hostel was having some wifi issues in addition to a water shortage problem (not their fault) which was trying at times but not the end of the world. Common areas of hostel were clean but rooms seemed to get a little less attention. Good location in the historic district and close to the train. Great spot!!!
Quite simply one of the finest hostels I've ever stayed with anywhere in the world. To echo others, it feels more like a boutique hotel. Gorgeous! Indeed the area is dodgy and not necessarily safe after dark however close to the metro and some destinations so not terrible. Otherwise an excellent experience. Lovely staff, very clean, amazing shower and kitchen, strong wifi, awesome vibe. Wish there had been more people staying there (virtually deserted)
Disappointed. The rooms are real dingy and run down plus the bathrooms are gross. No toilet seat on the toilet, no lockers - just little cubbies when you walk in to keep small items. The saving grace is the common room & balcony which is nice and apparently the only room they keep maintained. Staff was friendly however not everyone spoke English & they were the ones being loud at night! Room was overpriced to begin with & like other reviewers, charged 10,000 COP more per night than I should've.
Wonderful staff and nice vibe at this place. Surprised they don't champion the rooftop terrace more as it's an awesome spot to hang! Terrific location in Miraflores and close to the express bus that goes to both Centro & Barranco for s/2.5. Basic breakfast but full kitchen, good wifi, nice hang time areas and pretty clean. I had my 5 bed dorm to myself for 3/5 nights as it was so quiet there! Unbelievable. A real treat. Would stay here anytime! Gracias!
Overall more or less pleased with this hostel but it's true that the showers do run out of hot water quickly & more problematic, they're seemingly always clogged leaving a disgusting pool. Great location, good breakfast, easy to meet people. One thing I found disappointing was they added an 11th bed to a 10 bed dorm in the middle of room making it quite congested. To me this is very unfair. Simply adding more beds when they feel like it to make more $ while inconveniencing the rest of us sucks!!
This is a very typical German hostel.. well-run, efficient, clean and capable. As it's a large hostel and the common area feels more like a bar, it's maybe a bit more difficult to meet people.. there's something about the vibe. It's not bad by any means but perhaps doesn't present such an inviting feel. Staff were terrific, security was good, many amenities. Location is both great & terrible due to being in the red light district. Like other reviewers, I had no problems but it's real seedy/gross
This is simply a bed to sleep in at night in Mumbai. Nothing fancy about it. Basic accommodation and amenities. Location is great in the Fort neighborhood and I found the family that owns the business to be agreeable and kind. As far as accommodations go in India, it's pretty standard. There is zero vibe and the room I was in only had a tiny window so it was quite hot and humid at night which was awful. I had the worst time trying to sleep. You get what you pay for..
By far the cleanest guesthouse I've stayed at in India thus far along with a lovely staff & family. Nice breakfast included, relaxed vibe, great price for the rooms. Again, it's actually CLEAN! Very good location, central to everything. Really enjoyed my stay here. The wifi is a bit spotty but this seems to be the case everywhere. Thank you Udai Haveli for your kindness! RECOMMENDED.
Nice enough family running the place however "home away from home" is not how I would describe it. Found an old half-eaten momo under the table (within plain sight) in my room as soon as I walked in. Floor felt gritty and unswept. Bathroom will not win any cleanliness awards but for 250 rupees, it's not a bad deal. Could do without the yelling EVERY morning right outside my door at 7am by the staff. Simple room which is fine but needs a cleaning. Food at restaurant was average. Meh..
The bathroom/toilet in my room wasn't cleaned once in the four days I was there & looked like it hadn't been for weeks before that. Staff was nice enough however their travel agent quoted me a train ticket price nearly 5x what it was at the station & rather than reserving me a meru cab as I asked I got a shady guy in an unmarked car who tried to rip me off by charging nearly double what it should have been. Overall decent hostel & good for meeting people but NEEDS IMPROVEMENT! Clean & be honest!
Love this place! Peter and his staff are welcoming, knowledgeable and warm. They are excellent resources for anything you'd like to do in Egypt. Despite the instability, I found Cairo to be safe and Egyptians are very friendly. This is an excellent opportunity to see history in the making! Do not believe all that you see in the media. Now is the time.
- All Male Group, 25-30
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You get what you pay for at Pan's Place. While a great value for the money ($3.50/night) it certainly lacked in a few areas. I've NEVER complained about beds in the dozens of hostels I've been to however these were dreadful. Dreadful for Asia! Literally springs sticking up into your back without padding. This was my biggest and really only complaint. It'd be nice if the wifi reached the rooms in back but again, you get what you pay for. Food at restaurant was pretty good and a jolly staff.
Lovely mid-range GH with a river view. My buddy and I shared a room for $40USD a night which seems like a good deal considering Laung Prabang is extremely touristic and the most expensive city in Laos. There seem to be a real shortage of accommodations here as well as each day dozens of people rolled by trying to snag a room. Charming place and great value for the money. Staff (Seevilay) were excellent & looked after our bicycles for us. Very pleased with this! Wifi wasn't so great. Need to fix!
For 100b ($3.50) you can't go wrong. Nice folks that run the spot and English is spoken by the owners, however not the rest of the staff. The food at the restaurant is excellent and the portions are large. Wifi is good and you can't beat the view! Bathrooms looked like they hadn't been cleaned in ages, if ever, so that's no good but all things considered it's a great deal. I'd stay again for sure.
This is the SPOT! You will be welcomed with open arms by Aoi & Nong into their serene garden. The guesthouse is run with tremendous care & consideration for each person. They strive to please and raise the bar on quality in Chiang Mai. We are talking clean & comfortable, terrific location (central but quiet), and an environment in which it's easy to meet other travelers. Incredibly accommodating, trustworthy and just overall the best place to rest your head in Chiang Mai. STAY HERE! Thanks Aoi!!
I've stayed at some 30 hostels across five continents and this might be the best one yet.. Bummer the internet didn't work for the last four days I was there but it technically wasn't their fault. Still, would have been cool to get it fixed promptly. Nonetheless, amazing hostel. Stay here.
Very quiet, low key hostel in Budapest. Very much enjoyed my stay.
Lovely small hostel in the center of Budapest. Terrific location, always clean and the first place in the history of Europe to have the heat on! This is not a party hostel but that's a big plus for me.. real mellow vibe. The wifi was very fast, the staff were cool & helpful, there's a kitchen/lounge area with television/movies/games/guitar & some couches. Free computers if you need that. One of the better hostels I've stayed at. Could use some hangers/hooks in the rooms and more outlets/strips.
This place is the best in Paris.. that being said, there is much to be desired. The club and bar I find pretty boring and below par.. there's no place to go and get any quiet time/space here besides your room and that's if the people in your room are quiet. Wifi in the rooms doesn't work so well and there's no kitchen. Staff are nothing to write home about. Vibe is nothing to write home about. That being said, it's probably still the best hostel in Paris. Go to Berlin instead.
My stay at Art Hole was bittersweet. I was put into the 8 bed room which is hands down the worst of the five. It was very disappointing. The room was dark and incredibly cramped. It should be a 6 bed. I moved upstairs to a 6 bed dorm my final two nights and it was FABULOUS. Figuratively speaking, day and night experiences. Upstairs is WONDERFUL. Half the staff were excellent and the other half not so much.
Staff was very hit and miss. One person would be exceptional while the other would be an embarrassment. Security seems good but there are big holes. Nowhere in the whole building to go & get quiet for work. The common room is tiny & overflowing. The bar is OK but too expensive. The club downstairs is lame. Nothing to write home about.
I don't understand the fuss over this place. The rooms are terribly small (even for Amsterdam) & there are no basic things like power outlets, reading lights in the bunks, or a safe and quiet place to do work/chill out. There is only the bar downstairs blasting music and tourists drinking. The toilets are inside the tiny rooms and you can hear EVERYTHING. If you're coming to party and only need a bed to sleep in, this might be up your alley. Warm & sweet staff.
As with any big chain hostel, there's a certain intimacy and connection to others that is easy to miss. While it's nice to have somewhere safe and clean and fairly modern to come home to, I miss the Parisian hostels with dangerous windy staircases, cute courtyards, their own kitchen, and a sense of remembrance to the people there. There were lots of young kids here who were smashed every night and hanging in front of the hostel like freshmen in front of their dorm downtown. Good hostel overall.
This place feels more like a hotel than a hostel. It is large so rather impersonal however the staff is very friendly and it's clean. The courtyard is lovely and the rooms are spacious. My major complaint is the wifi which is a complete joke. It didn't work 75% of the time and barely puttered along when it did. Need to upgrade!!!!! Otherwise a safe and nice place to stay. Good location next to central station.
The staff here are fantastic and it's very charming. Beautiful views, rooftop deck, reliable internet, sweet (literally) breakfast. The location is downtown right in front of a subte train stop and close to major attractions.
The staff here were incredibly welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The hostel itself is quite charming with an amazing rooftop deck and incredible views out onto Ave. de Mayo from my four bedroom dorm. There is a nice little living room with new flat screen television, shelves of book trades, and unlimited free wifi & computers (two or three). The breakfast is simple but good (cereal, croissants, coffee, tea, baguettes). I wasn't terribly crazy about the location as it's downtown. Too touristy!
This is an excellent hostel. It's clean, modern, tasteful, and embodies a good vibe. The location was great for me, close to quite a bit yet detached from the awful touristy areas and Khao San Rd. My only complaint was that many members of the staff don't speak English well or hardly at all. Everyone was pleasant but communication was difficult at times.
This a terrific hostel. It's very modern, clean, and offers the amenities travelers on a budget need. The staff is warm however I wouldn't say their English was terribly impressive... a couple of them barely spoke any English at all. Still they obviously wanted to help, it was just a little frustrating at times. The rooms have a/c but I found them to be rather hot still. It'd be nice if the wifi would reach the rooms too. I liked the location a lot (far from Khao San Rd!). Recommended.
My only real gripe has to do with the bathrooms which are not that clean, way too small for way too many people, no doors or privacy for showers. Just kind of ridiculous! Overall the experience is pretty positive. Great location, nice staff, many amenities. Fix your bathrooms and you'll be set. Thanks!
Cool staff but the hostel itself is a bit of a disappointment. The new part is quite nice and worth the extra bit a night as the original building is dirty, the wifi doesn't reach the rooms, you CAN'T BRING ALCOHOL IN and their's is expensive! NO KITCHEN (are you kidding??) and not much character overall. It's a good thing Carl is so sweet..
Disclaimer: There are two buildings that collectively make up Sleep In Heaven. The first being where the reception is and it's a bit of a bummer, truth be told. The second area is just down the street and recently added so everything is new, clean, and much more comfortable. Pretty unimpressed by the original building. Dirty and without much character. Spend the extra 20-30 krone or whatever it is for 6-bed dorms in the new building. WORTH IT! PS - you can't bring your own alcohol in which is NONSENSE. Thei
good spot for the money. modern but not without a bit of charm. excellent kitchen and nice little lounge area. free internet and computers, friendly staff, solid location. i back it.
this place is a DREAM. it\'s a big confusing getting there but that\'s just venice for you. honestly, it\'s got such charm and character. this was the only time for three weeks that i had eggs for breakfast which is included in the price as well as dinner. it felt like i was in the middle of a movie. honestly, i absolutely adore this place. i wish i could live there. STAY AT THE MUSEUM!
not in the best neighborhood but it\'s not an awful price for what you get. while the free pizza lasts about 15-30 seconds (literally) it\'s better than nothing. i stayed at the other alessandra as well and it was about the same, give or take. if you can get in at the yellow hostel stay there instead. i wish they hadn\'t have been booked solid after my first night. that place rules. the alessandro is good but nothing to write home about.