Reviews: pbennett2137563

Suranj

Kotor, Montenegro
94%

100 metres from bus station but in a quiet area.Old Town 10 minutes walk. An apartment with a hallway,living room with one single and one double bed,adjoining kitchen and bathroom.Balcony with good views towards Bay. Enough space for everything and equipment was in good working order. Amiable landlady speaks little English but able to demonstrate the necessaries.Bobby the dogs keeps an eye on things. Enjoyed my stay here. Perhaps a quieter alternative to Old Town.


94%

Large , rambling hostel with an easy going atmosphere. It's in the town centre, opposite the Millennium Cinema and on the left hand side of a now defunct restaurant- hostel signposted at this point. House has an interesting history and owner has an interesting collection of books.Staff and volunteers are engaged with guests.Room was rather cold due to tiled floors but blankets were promptly provided when i asked for them.


Tirana Backpacker Hostel

Tirana, Albania
94%

Well located in city centre. Large room in a spacious house- no cramped corners. Outside bar area. Clearly a popular backpacker haunt. Personable staff and backpacker volunteers.


Berat Backpackers Hostel

Berat, Albania
94%

In the old Gorica quarter , surrounded by traditional buildings with good views.. Hosted by a Newcastle native and enthusiastic backpacker volunteers. Is a decent backpacker hostel, informal and a little improvised in keeping with backpacker tradition, but well run.


Art Hostel Ohrid

Ohrid, Macedonia
94%

Well located in a quiet street but near town centre and not far from lake. Hostel is in a family home- its living room was available to guests. Run by a young man with pride in his Macedonian roots and his mother. Well equipped with heater in room. A number of guests stayed while I was there.


Goldy

Bitola, Macedonia
97%

In a new private house run by a hard working engaged owner. Two lively cats. Close to city centre but in a quiet street.Very well equipped kitchen. Cold water in washing sinks but showers were hot. Heat provided in room. Owner relates well to his guests.


Elysia Hostel

Sofia, Bulgaria
86%

This is more of a rooming house than a hostel, which offered a bright , clean room of adequate size with small ensuite facilities. Well located for bus and train stations. No kitchen or breakfast but a kettle is always available and landlady offered to make tea of coffee in the morning. Adequate for my overnight stay.


Hostel Old Plovdiv

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
91%

This is a hotel/ hostel housed in traditional house on Old Town. Informative staff at reception. i had a spacious, comfortable room decorated in traditional style. No kitchen , just a microwave and free hot drinks. Good breakfast in the morning. Toilet sink I saw was too small for washing( other than hands) and larger shower/ washing area in basement could have done with some heat, but no other problems.Characterful common room. Heating in my room was available.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with our future guests, Peter ! We have 4 bathrooms for 9 rooms, so the sinks in 3 of them are as big as a basin :) We also provide wash basins to our guests. Our kitchen has everything a traveller needs, but you did not asked where it is :) Best regards Hristo-the owner:)

Canape Connection

Sofia, Bulgaria
94%

Well located in city centre but in a quiet, neighbourly street. Enthusiastic staff who cooked a good breakfast. Common areas downstairs perhaps a little cramped. Room was cosy and well heated. Good security. Two metro stations between 5 and 10 minutes walk away.


Apinelo Hostel

Split, Croatia
94%

This hostel is a mix of dorms ( located in main building) and ensuite rooms. It was very clean and well equipped with modern utensils and fittings.It was very close to the transport- the ferry,train and bus terminals are located in the same area-and the city centre. No complaints then, apart from the rather powerful air freshener in my room!


Mare - Rooms for rent

Dubrovnik, Croatia
83%

The accommodation was neat package of ensuite room with a kitchenette useful for cooking basic meals located in an annexe at side of the house.Up a steep flight of steps like much of Dubrovnik. Quality of location depended on what you wanted most- it was located five minutes walk from bus station but old town was about 10-15 minutes away by frequent city bus. Family which owned it were helpful and solicitous.Room was tiled and thus rather chilly at times but no doubt cool on hot summer days.


Elite Guesthouse

Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina
91%

The accommodation was an apartment consisting of a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.It was very clean and well equipped. it was also reasonably priced.It was located in the pedestrian area of East Mostar,no more than a few minutes walk from shops and major sites such as the bridge.The one drawback was that the tiled bathroom was rather chilly though it is doubtlessly a cool spot in the warm months.The owner was a local man who was informative about Mostar life.


Nocenje u Sarajevu

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
94%

Hostel is located in owner's flat. Daneijla was sociable and informative and keen to help.The flat had a homely atmosphere and my room was large and well heated.Located in a courtyard near the top of Marsala Tito street, an important shopping street about 10 minutes walk from old town.Noise not a problem.A bit of a climb up the stairs to the fourth floor but worth the effort.


All 4 Seasons Hostel

Zagreb, Croatia
86%

Easy to find from main railway station and ten minutes walk from city centre. I was there on my own for most of the three nights i stayed there.Single room was very sizeable.Hostel had all the necessary equipment.


The 4You Hostel Munich

Munich, Germany
83%

I stayed here for one night.The hostel very conveniently located for the main rail station- literally five minutes walk, but in a quiet street.The rooms ticked the boxes and the tea making equipment was helpful.Perhaps a little institutional but that wasn't a key feature.A decent breakfast was served.


Hotel Kalemi

Gjirokaster, Albania
91%

A well restored Ottoman house with great balcony views over town and towards mountains.A steep climb uphill from the workaday new town but all areas of interest are close by and therefore require less effort.My room had a divan and an authentic carved wooden ceiling.Solicitous staff.


Hostel Albania

Tirana, Albania
86%

Centrally located but away from Tirana's traffic. Has shady garden of mandarin trees and a terrace outdoors.Informative staff.


Guesthouse Velania

Pristina, Kosovo
91%

The guesthouse is rather hard to find at first-you'll probably need a taxi to find it. Worth the effort- rooms are spacious and well equipped, more in keeping with a decent hotel than a hostel but there are hostel facilities such as a washing machine and an equipped kitchen.Very comfortable beds.In a quiet, residential neighbourhood.


Hostel Revolution One

Belgrade, Serbia
89%

Hostel has a central but quiet location a short distance from Hotel Moskva and Republic Square.On the upper floors of an apartment block but there is a lift to the floor below.Homely, apartment style hostel run by two determined young men.


City Hostel

Novi Sad, Serbia
89%

Informative staff keen to tell you about Novi Sad. Location convenient for amenities. Clean and efficiently run. A comfortable stay.


Locomotive Light Hostel

Budapest, Hungary
83%

Well located for Keleti railway station. Quite an atmospheric building and hostel. No real problems. Traffic noise was manageable with window closed.


Hostel Stara Polana

Zakopane, Poland
89%

Housed in an interesting Zakopane style building.This is clean, competently run hostel with pleasant, hard working staff.Well located for most facilities.


The Ginger Monkey

High Tatras, Slovakia
86%

The staff create a very welcoming atmosphere and work hard to deal with the complexities of running a backpackers hostel in a conservative, rural community.A recommended hostel run by Australian and American staff.


Cosy Corner Hostel

Olomouc, Czech Republic
94%

I stayed here once before under the previous owners.New owners are an Australian/Czech couple who have maintained their predecessors high standards.It is good to see the owners living and working on the premises- an unusual sight, I've found.Recommended.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Peter. That's a great compliment to us ! We sure had mighty big boots to fill taking over operating the hostel a few years ago so its most gratifying to read you compare us so favourably. Take care and hope to see you again, Ian and Lucka, Poets Corner.

3 Bros Hostel

Cieszyn, Poland
91%

A well run hostel in the centre of an interesting, attractive Habsburg town which isn't mentioned in Lonely Planet for some reason.'Many facilties in town square.Large supermarket 10 minutes walk away.Regular buses to Krakow and mini buses to Katowice.Trains to Prague from Cesky Tecin,Cieszyn's sister town over the bridge in Czech Republic, 15 minutes walk from Cieszyn centre.


Stop Wroclaw

Wroclaw, Poland
89%

The hostel is in an interesting building, At first sight it,s location on a main road suggests traffic noise but I didnt find it a problem.The hostel was comfortably cool in hot weather and I could keep my bedroom window closed.Run by a young German man and his wife.He speaks very good English.Has good facilities.


Hostel Cinema-Paradiso

Poznan, Poland
91%

This was a well run hostel.Not far from the rail station and about 15 minutes walk from city centre.Quiet street.No problems .


Terviseks

Tartu, Estonia
91%

No customer comment


City Loft Rooms

Moscow, Russia
91%

The hostel appears popular with young Russians but English is spoken. Staff engaged and coped well with busy weekend workload Arbatskaya metro within walking distance but away from traffic noise. Needs more toilet and shower facilities.Otherwise well equipped. House was used by Lenin in 1900,s.


Central Hostel Riga

Riga, Latvia
94%

Does well in all the categories. A recommended hostel.


Terviseks

Tartu, Estonia
91%

No complaints here. A well run hostel in a central location.Recommended.


Cathouse

Sigulda, Latvia
86%

Well located in centre of inland resort. Reception staff speak English well.Rooms apartment style-no self catering but a useful kettle and fridge. Bistro downstairs. No problems. A comfortable stay.Restaurants, supermarkets and most other things within easy walking distance.


Travellers Beach Hostel

Liepaja, Latvia
94%

A good, well managed hostel near a largely unspoilt beach. A comfortable stay.


Hostel Atrium

Riga, Latvia
63%

Hostel some distance from city centre on opposite side of river. Centre reachable in about 15 minutes from tram stop across the road. Area pretty nondescript but there is a large supermarket and mall 15 minutes walk away.Security an issue here. Keys available for guest rooms only. Helper was insistent that entry doors should remain unlocked at all times, day and night. She was initially helpful and informative but more distant after I raised the lock issue.


A Hostel

Vilnius, Lithuania
66%

Staff O.K . Builders were working in the building so there was some confusion.Room rather cramped and sweaty during a period of warm weather. Music from , I believe, the bistro opposite ,into the early hours was an irritation for a couple of nights.To be fair however, the building work may result in improved facilities. Location good for bus and train stations and about 10 minutes walk from old town.Bus stop just outside hostel.


Hostel del Pozitiff

Lviv, Ukraine
83%

Well located in Rynok Square. Youthful staff who appeared sweet natured. Hostel at the top of a rickety old flight of stairs. Generally well equipped though felt a little cramped.Nice double rooms to the back with a spacious shared toilet. Hostel was of a satisfactory standard.


Mandarin Hostel Budapest

Budapest, Hungary
74%

No customer comment


Treestyle Hostel

Budapest, Hungary
80%

Good self catering facilities. Washing and shower areas limited for numbers using them.Showers too small in size and hand basin in mens toilet awkwardly placed. Helpful reception and keen cleaning staff. Atmospheric surroundings .


Euro Youth Hotel and Krone

Bad Gastein, Austria
89%

A well located, well run hostel. More like a hotel than many hostels. Single rooms were an advantage because single travellers often have to choose between a dormitory and paying for two for a double room.Rooms was large, very clean and modern.


Rooms4Young

Ljubljana, Slovenia
89%

A well equipped hostel in a pleasant suburb.Clean and welcoming.Rather far from the city centre - bus service becomes more sporadic outside peak hours, down to one bus an hour on Sundays and holidays.Supermarket nearby. House not far from bus stop but quite hard to find. Directions to house need to be clearer and more detailed.


Happy Hostel

Vienna, Austria
77%

Location near Westbahnhof rail station.Well connected to rest of city by metro though not in real centre of town. Rooms arranged around self contained flats which seemed to work well. Despite the presence of noisy traffic a stones throw away there was no problem with noise- a plus.It was competently run. My flat was up a long flight of stairs-those who can't manage this should try for rooms on lower floors.


Retro Youth Hostel

Cluj Napoca, Romania
87%

Stayed here last year.Receptionist remembered me on arrival and proved conversational and informative.Clean.In centre but quiet.Has most of the necessaries.Recommended.


Bath YMCA

Bath, England
83%

Central.Efficiently run. Prices reasonable for location.Quiet at night.


Hostel Praha LLádví

Prague, Czech Republic
73%

In a nondescript suburb but its where locals live.10 min by metro to centre.Clean and pretty comfortable.Aimed more at local?workers and students.Basic English spoken.Small kitchen.


90%

Very clean .Modern,efficient equipment.Good staff with positive spirit. Quiet location but near bars etc.Walking distance of Rynok.Old 19th century house but functions well.Recommended.


Retro Hostel Shevchenko

Lviv, Ukraine
83%

Staff good but need more support.Refurbishment proceeding(slowly).The hostel has good spirit and hardworking staff.Is worth our support.Central location.Builders need pushing to provide improved kitchen/communal area.


83%

More guest house than hostel.Informative owner who can do monastery tours for individuals-80 euros.Clean.Kitchen available.Helpful support staff.


Retro Youth Hostel

Cluj Napoca, Romania
90%

Very clean.Central but quiet street.Helpful staff.Modern facilities.Recommended.


Green Stairs

Tbilisi, Georgia
70%

Infromative owner,speaks excellent English.Good location.Cheap, basic,bare floors,thin walls.Kitchenette not that well equipped.


97%

Energetic, caring owner.Good , central location. Well equipped . Homely, but adequate space.Recommended despite relatively high cost.


Bakhytty Hostel Kazakhstan

Karaganda, Kazakhstan
90%

A small hostel in a genuine neighbourhood. Its a bit hard to find but its not far from bus and rail station .Owner will eet you at either and take you to hostel.Facilities are more basicthan usual , perhaps, but it is liveable, certainly.Zhandos the owner is in his mid twenties and speaks good English and German.He is knowledable about his local areaand keen to show it to you in person.He is one of lifes Good Guys who goes out of his way to help his guests.Get off the beaten track at Karaganda.