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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Kingkool, The Hague, Netherlands
8.9
24th Apr 2016

A spacious, clean, backpacker orientated hostel in city centre.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Max Hostel, Bonn, Germany
8.0
19th Apr 2016

Hostel was spacious and clean. in an attractive leafy location near centre with bars etc. Has its own cafe.Reception hours rather limited, however.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
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    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Brussels Hello Hostel, Brussels, Belgium
8.6
3rd Mar 2016

Not in centre but conveniently next to metro station.Decent bar open nightly with good selection of Belgian beers. Helpful staff. Not that much going on in immediate area. Higher than average number of showers, toilets etc though the button showers and taps are a little spartan.A bit cheaper than more central hostels.Hostel ticks the boxes and is worth a try.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
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    • 10.0Staff
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
B&B Re Lear, Verona, Italy
9.7
16th Oct 2015

Very central with solicitous staff. Well equipped apartment with two large bathrooms and kitchen. A day key provided which allows you to store baggage and gives access to the apartment on day of departure.A decent place to stay.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Lounge Hostel Carnvale, Rijeka, Croatia
8.9
10th Oct 2015

The hostel is a bit of a climb up the stairs but is in city centre , less than 5 minutes from bus station. Sound proof windows dampen street noise. Owner was on premises and proved to be informative and helpful.Hostel is exceptionally clean and has good washing and toilet facilities, but a kitchenette would help. Light breakfast provided. Well decorated with paintings.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The 48, Zadar, Croatia
9.4
8th Oct 2015

The 48 is basically a family run pension. It's located in Diklo, a quiet seaside suburb with fine views of the bay and walks around it. Accommodation was spacious and clean with a well equipped kitchen. Although not in the centre, there is a bus every 15-20 minutes to the centre. I recommend this value for money facility.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
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    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Silver Central Hostel, Split, Croatia
8.6
6th Oct 2015

Informative owner. Exceptionally clean and well decorated with artwork. Very central. Would benefit from having a kitchen or kitchenette, although owner provided hot water for drinks when requested. Sound proof windows helped calm traffic noise.

    • 6.0Value For Money
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Palmers Lodge Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
9.4
4th Oct 2015

I had a single room located in a different part of the hostel.Room was quiet despite hostels position on a main street. Convenient for bus and train stations.

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Thank you for your kind review. We hope that you will have a chance to stay with us again in the future! Kind regards, PL team

    • 8.0Value For Money
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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Ananas Hostel, Pecs, Hungary
9.1
29th Sep 2015

This is a,friendly, home like hostel. Its informal, improvised decor and atmosphere should appeal to backpackers. An involved owner who often bring her young family into the hostel.To get there on foot go right to the end of Kiraly utca, go straight ahead over the roundabout and walk another 5-10 minutes, keeping on left. Turn left, just after bus stop.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Jacob, Brno, Czech Republic
9.1
25th Sep 2015

The hostel is offers bed sit accomodation in individual apartments , so if you want to socialise with fellow guests there are better places to stay.However, although it is not in the heart of Prague, the metro is a short walk away and the centre is a few minutes away by metro. Just across the road from main bus station- but traffic noise wasn't a problem. Very clean and well equipped.Elevator available.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
David's Guest House, Prague, Czech Republic
8.9
22nd Sep 2015

Accomodation consisted of a bed sit room which was clean, comfortable. Well equipped with a modern ensuite and kitchenette. Not ideal if you want to mix with fellow guests. Although it's not in the heart of Prague, the metro station is five minutes away on foot and the city centre is no more than 10 minutes by metro. Opposite main bus station, but I didn't find that traffic noise was a problem.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
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    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Albatross, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
8.6
3rd Jul 2015

This is a very large hostel with plenty of space for everybody and a high standard of cleanliness. Equipped to a good standard.Located right in the city centre. Downsides were a long trek to the toilets from my room and a rather irksome requirement( for a British national travelling around the U.K) for passport/ drivers licence I.D.I can't drive and a passport is a valuable document. Could alternatives be listed on the info sheet? A decent place on the whole, though.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Suranj, Kotor, Montenegro
9.4
17th Apr 2015

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.

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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.4
12th Apr 2015

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Tirana Backpacker Hostel, Tirana, Albania
9.4
10th Apr 2015

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Berat Backpackers Hostel, Berat, Albania
9.4
7th Apr 2015

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Art Hostel Ohrid, Ohrid, Macedonia
9.4
3rd Apr 2015

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
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    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Goldy, Bitola, Macedonia
9.7
31st Mar 2015

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Elysia Hostel, Sofia, Bulgaria
8.6
30th Mar 2015

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
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    • 8.0Facilities
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    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Old Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
9.1
26th Mar 2015

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.

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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:)

    • 8.0Value For Money
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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Canape Connection, Sofia, Bulgaria
9.4
23rd Mar 2015

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Apinelo Hostel, Split, Croatia
9.4
30th Nov 2014

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!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Mare - Rooms for rent, Dubrovnik, Croatia
8.3
27th Nov 2014

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
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    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Elite Guesthouse, Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina
9.1
24th Nov 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
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    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Nocenje u Sarajevu, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
9.4
20th Nov 2014

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
All 4 Seasons Hostel, Zagreb, Croatia
8.6
17th Nov 2014

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The 4You Hostel Munich, Munich, Germany
8.3
16th Nov 2014

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Kalemi, Gjirokaster, Albania
9.1
13th Oct 2014

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Albania, Tirana, Albania
8.6
10th Oct 2014

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Guesthouse Velania, Pristina, Kosovo
9.1
3rd Oct 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Revolution One, Belgrade, Serbia
8.9
29th Sep 2014

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
City Hostel, Novi Sad, Serbia
8.9
24th Sep 2014

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Locomotive Light Hostel, Budapest, Hungary
8.3
23rd Sep 2014

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Stara Polana, Zakopane, Poland
8.9
21st Jun 2014

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

    • 10.0Value For Money
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    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The Ginger Monkey, High Tatras, Slovakia
8.6
18th Jun 2014

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.

    • 6.0Value For Money
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Cosy Corner Hostel, Olomouc, Czech Republic
9.4
15th Jun 2014

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.

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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
3 Bros Hostel, Cieszyn, Poland
9.1
12th Jun 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Stop Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
8.9
8th Jun 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Cinema-Paradiso, Poznan, Poland
9.1
7th Jun 2014

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

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Terviseks, Tartu, Estonia
9.1
8th Oct 2013

No customer comment

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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
City Loft Rooms, Moscow, Russia
9.1
20th Sep 2013

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Central Hostel Riga, Riga, Latvia
9.4
17th Sep 2013

Does well in all the categories. A recommended hostel.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Terviseks, Tartu, Estonia
9.1
6th Jul 2013

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Cathouse, Sigulda, Latvia
8.6
3rd Jul 2013

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Travellers Beach Hostel, Liepaja, Latvia
9.4
29th Jun 2013

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Atrium, Riga, Latvia
6.3
24th Jun 2013

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.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
A Hostel, Vilnius, Lithuania
6.6
19th Jun 2013

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.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel del Pozitiff, Lviv, Ukraine
8.3
8th Jun 2013

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Mandarin Hostel Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
7.4
23rd Oct 2012

No customer comment

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Treestyle Hostel, Budapest, Hungary
8.0
13th Oct 2012

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 .

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Euro Youth Hotel and Krone, Bad Gastein, Austria
8.9
25th Jun 2012

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Rooms4Young, Ljubljana, Slovenia
8.9
21st Jun 2012

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Happy Hostel, Vienna, Austria
7.7
19th Oct 2011

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Retro Youth Hostel, Cluj Napoca, Romania
8.7
19th Jun 2011

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • Equatorial Guinea,
  • Globetrotter
Bath YMCA, Bath, England
8.3
15th Mar 2011

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Praha LLádví, Prague, Czech Republic
7.3
3rd Oct 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Apart Hostel-Private Rooms, Krakow, Poland
9.0
17th Jun 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Retro Hostel Shevchenko, Lviv, Ukraine
8.3
16th Jun 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Pensiunea Giardino Guesthouse, Suceava, Romania
8.3
13th Jun 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Retro Youth Hostel, Cluj Napoca, Romania
9.0
9th Jun 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Green Stairs, Tbilisi, Georgia
7.0
1st Nov 2009

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
So Young's Happiness Guest House, Almaty, Kazakhstan
9.7
28th Jul 2009

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • pbennett2137563
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Bakhytty Hostel Kazakhstan, Karaganda, Kazakhstan
9.0
16th Jul 2009

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness

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