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Reviews: leicesterfox

Location South Africa, Gender Male, Age 30

  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
A Sunflower Stop, Cape Town, South Africa
8.6
5th Mar 2016

Still a bit odd having to walk past communal toilets to get to my room. You can hear everything.....and I mean everything. Generally speaking though, this place was fun enough.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Durban Backpackers - On the Beach, Durban, South Africa
9.1
20th Feb 2016

Great location. On the beach, as the name suggests. Pity the air conditioning wasn't working in the Durban heat.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
33 South Boutique Backpackers, Cape Town, South Africa
6.9
3rd Apr 2015

The bunk beds in some of the rooms need replacing due to old age or bad build quality. Power points for charging electrical items is also something that should be standard in a room. My room had nothing of the sort anywhere to be found. The hot water is not available at all hours and this can be highly annoying. I just ran the Two Oceans 56km Ultra Marathon and really needed a hot shower and I asked if management could do anything to change the rules for one day. Not very accomodating.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Euro Hostel Liverpool, Liverpool, England
8.6
20th Oct 2014

For the most part the hostel is well taken care of and is clean all the time. A bit unlucky there isnt a bar or proper common room but the choices around the area are abundant. Only complaint is that the noise from outside the room can be heard clearly. Namely the lift operated voice notification can be heard all the time, all night. Otherwise, top hostel.

View Property Reply

Hi Thank you for your feedback. Due to our great location, being in the heart of the Cavern Quarter, home to the Beatles, noise from the neighboring bars can cause a slight disturbance. I hope you took full advantage of our complimentary ear plugs offered at reception. In the basement we have a fantastic common area where guests can chill, watch sport or play pool - not too sure how you missed this! We hope you stay with us again soon. Kind Regards Team HOAX

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
ONCE in Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
8.6
15th May 2014

Apart from the fact that the bar is now on two levels than the original one which makes sleeping before midnight near impossible, this hostel is faultless for the money. Well worth it.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
6.6
19th Sep 2013

This hostel compared to a few others in Rome (and even around it's corner) come up a bit short. The beds are iffy to say the least, if sleeping on top bunk you run a serious risk of falling off. The bathrooms suffer from constant flooding. The showers are not great and the loos look like they have been around since the 40s. Wifi signal is weak throughout the building and slow at best. No real vibe about the place except on pub crawl night after which its dead. Luggage room is not secure

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Generator Venice, Venice, Italy
10.0
17th Sep 2013

One of the best hostels I have stayed in. Given it is still new, if they keep this up it should stay one of the best. Clean bathrooms, clean rooms, lockers available in room. Sure it may not be on the main island that is Venice but with the water bus stop no more than 100m away and with the next stop being San Marco it is no issue. Wifi is everywhere and strong signal. Staff are super friendly and willing to help. Kitchen is nifty and value for money. Best cup of coffee in Venice (not kidding)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Youth Hostel Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
6.0
15th Sep 2013

The rooms are pretty cramped. The bathrooms need a revamp or epic proportions. They still look like they were the originals from when the Olympics were in Innsbruck way back in the day. There is almost no atmosphere. The common room is more of a dead room where no noise is allowed. Wifi signal is not the best and the connection is rather slow. Good thing at least is that the night busses run frequently past the hostel.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Wombats City Hostel Munich, Munich, Germany
10.0
12th Sep 2013

This is one of my favourite hostels in Europe. Great vibe down in the bar almost every night. Wifi is in the entire building and signal is excellent. Clean rooms, spacious for the most part, bathrooms are clean but for some reason floors tend to flood up occassionally. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and the location could not be better.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Wombats City Hostel Berlin, Berlin, Germany
9.7
10th Sep 2013

Second stay at Berlin Wombats and it was no frills or fuss just like the first stay. Clean rooms, bathrooms are well functioning, good security with the lockers and good access from the U-bahn no more than 100m from the hostel.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Van Gogh, Amsterdam, Netherlands
9.1
8th Sep 2013

This hostel was fantastic in all aspects except for the social one. Nobody really hangs around the hostel and I suppose because it is Amsterdam, for good reason. The hostel is well located to almost everything and the 2 tram stops within 200m of the hostel make for easy access. The bathrooms are by far the best aspect. New, modern and above all else clean. Good space and tvs in room in case you really need to.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
6.3
7th Sep 2013

The rooms stayed in had a pungent smell to it. Can't put a finger on what it is but I imagine the washbasins in the room have something to do with it. The bathrooms need a rethink or revamp. Lockers in the rooms would be nifty to have as well.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.1
15th Apr 2013

The location is not as difficult to find as they would have you believe. It's super easy to get there. Location is fantastic, close to Kyoto station and the subway. Very friendly staff who are willing to help any way they can. The bar is fun after hours.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Australian Hostel, Cairo, Egypt
9.1
3rd Jan 2012

Location is brilliant. The staff are absolutely amazing people. Aslam is the coolest guy under the sun and the Egyptian with the best sense of humour. They will not try and screw you out of your money like so many other people will in Cairo. Only qualms is that if the hostel is full there are not enough showers to go around. Having said that, it's the best value for money hostel I have ever stayed in.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Life, St Petersburg, Russia
9.1
30th Dec 2011

Very clean, very central hostel. Good vibes and excellent staff always willing to help you. In the heart of the city with all the amenities you need at your doorstep. Atmosphere is lacking somewhat but would highly recommend this hostel to anyone.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Green ManGO Hostel, Moscow, Russia
8.6
24th Dec 2011

With a lack of signage for the entrance of the hostel, it makes it very hard to find and the locals don't necessarily know much about it either. Especially in the dark in midwinter. Once you realise that the entrance is a door underneath an awning, it's all good. But overall it was a great place to stay. Not noisy with good people and staff that are really friendly and will help you however they can and are always willing to have a conversation with you.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Nirvana Hostel, New Delhi, India
4.7
13th Jan 2011

The hostel was falling apart in the week I was there. Electricity problems since day one. Toilets not functioning properly. Shower drains getting clogged up. Power points not working due to ad hoc wiring jobs that were sparking which burnt my bag and clothes and parts of the door in the room. You guys need to know your area and city a bit better. You don't need to take a tuc-tuc everywhere, sometimes its good to walk. And the prices quoted by you are not on-the-street prices in terms of transport for

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 6.0Location
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    • 4.0Staff
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    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Khaosan Tokyo Ninja, Tokyo, Japan
8.0
10th Jan 2011

No customer comment

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    • 8.0Security
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  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa,
  • Globetrotter
8.3
30th Dec 2010

Slightly bigger lockers could be nifty

View Property Reply

Thanks Shakir. That's something we are actually looking into at the moment. It was great having you here. Cheers Pete

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    • 6.0Security
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  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa,
  • Globetrotter
Sin City Hostel, Las Vegas, USA
6.3
26th Dec 2010

Look at giving the place a bit of a paint. Looks drab in all white. Lockers could be a bit bigger, more stable, more secure. Bathrooms, although are clean, don't look the part. A revamp in this dept is required.

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    • 4.0Security
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    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • leicesterfox
  • South Africa,
  • Globetrotter
Wombats City Hostel Munich, Munich, Germany
10.0
31st May 2009

Absolutely awesome. That's all I can say.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Atmosphere
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