Reviews: pbennett2137563

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.


Poets 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.

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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.