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Reviews: MrVolcano

Location England, Gender Male, Age 44

  • MrVolcano
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
8.0
11th Jul 2013

New hostel, still undergoing renovations. For a new hostel there's a couple of loose ends to finish. lockable phone/laptop charging facilities would be nice. Toilets/showers didn't have any signs. One of the showers had a sensor which couldn't detect me while I was in the shower and so the light kept switching off. Shelves in the showers would have been nice and would help avoid getting clothes wet while showering. Had a great bar, coffee shop, and is right in the centre of trendy Shoreditch.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • MrVolcano
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
Glenelg Beach Hostel, Adelaide, Australia
7.7
29th Oct 2010

Great location in Glenelg, minutes from the beach. Hostel has a nice lounge bar attached but unfortunately it rarely has any customers, although apparently Saturday nights are busy. The large bedrooms have single beds rather than bunks which may sound good, but actually left little floor space for bags yet heaps of spare height in the high-ceilinged room which felt odd. There are no lockers in the rooms. No wi-fi.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • MrVolcano
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
Melaleuca On Mitchell, Darwin, Australia
6.3
11th Oct 2010

I really wasn't very impressed with Melaeuca and really don't agreed with its high rating on Hostelworld. My room smelt of damp. Bathrooms and kitchen were generally dirty. It does have a pool & bar but that in itself doesn't constitute fun. Staff were generally disinterested. Have to pay for your own cutlery set too.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • MrVolcano
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
9.0
20th Dec 2009

My first experience of "K's" hostels, but a very good one. Purpose built, clean, tidy, Well organised. Good information on the local area. I would definitely stay here again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • MrVolcano
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
IchiEnSou, Kyoto, Japan
9.0
17th Dec 2009

Great little Guesthouse full of character. Yashi the owner is a lovely guy and very helpful. The common area has the charm of a relaxing Parisian cafe. Most suitable to people looking to relax, rather than a younger "party" crowd.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • MrVolcano
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
Khaosan Tokyo Ninja, Tokyo, Japan
9.3
13th Dec 2009

Good hostel. I like the downstairs social area, although it can get a little rowdy at times. I love the "cabin beds" which are wooden self-contained bunks. Low cost of a dorm with the privacy and security of your own room. The only thing I will say about them is moisture tents to build up in the cabin overnight. Perhaps more ventilation needed? But all-in-all, very neat.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • MrVolcano
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
AS House (Asakusa Smile), Tokyo, Japan
8.0
7th Dec 2009

Average accommodation at very reasonable price. However what is great about this hostel is that the bar is a really great place to meet English speaking Japanese people. They come here to meet foreigners and talk English. So if you want to meet some genuine friendly locals, I highly recommend it. Note to hostel management - please add some English directions to the Hostelworld web site.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • MrVolcano
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
Zen Backpackers, Busan, South Korea
9.3
27th Nov 2009

Great hostel! So laid back and chilled. It\'s actually an apartment - a very cool one at that. June the owner is very nice, friendly and helpful. I\'ve marked the hostel down on security, simply because there are no storage lockers and the pin number to enterthe apartment is sometimes left on the door, making it potentially easy for other residents to pop in and help themselves to your valuables. That said, its a secured building and doesn\'t look like that sort of place. Final comment...

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • MrVolcano
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
Tiger Paw Hostel, Medellin, Colombia
8.3
3rd Jul 2009

Really nice, modern hostel, just 2 mins walk from the bars and clubs of Zona Rosa. It's a shame breakfast isn't included and the kitchen is lacking in equipment. Also its worth mentioning that the hostel has several cats, which are free to roam the entire hostel. If you have a cat allergy, or don't like finding a cat lying on your bed, then this may not be the place for you! Otherwise, great hostel.

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We only have one cat at the hostel.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • MrVolcano
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
Musicology Hostel, Bogota, Colombia
7.3
1st Jul 2009

Nice hostel with lots of potential. The staff are probably the most friendly and helpful I've met so far in South America. What lets the place down is the uncomfortable beds, The temporamental temperature of the showers and the music blaring right in to the sleeping area until late. Playing music loud without people partying, doesn't make a party hostel!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • MrVolcano
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
Inka Lodge, Lima, Peru
5.7
1st Jun 2009

Decoration and equipment are immaculate but the place lack atmosphere. Some music in reception area and a cozy TV room with DVD's would be a welcome addition. Also no lockers in the rooms, so you leave your valuables at your peril. Staff speak virtually no English. Wi-Fi did work for me after I rebooted their router.

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Very cold comment. TV with 85 free cable channels available in dining room, also lockers in storage room available.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • MrVolcano
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
The Adventure Brew Hostel, La Paz, Bolivia
9.3
24th Apr 2009

Very nice Hostel. Slightly away from the centre (about 10 minute walk) but very simple to find. Clean, good bar with excellent panoramic views of La Paz. Dinner was excellent most nights and cost 35 Bolivianos. I would stay again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • MrVolcano
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
6.3
1st Apr 2009

I was not too impressed with this hostel. The building is quite run down and in serious need of internal decoration. Bathrooms may well be clean, they just do not look it. The place was very busy and I always had to wait for staff, who were helpful enough - but they're just a little stressed. One major plus is that all meals are free at this hostel. I had a generous helping of Chilli Con Carne, which was pretty good!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • MrVolcano
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
Hostel Suites Obelisco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9.3
24th Mar 2009

I think slightly overrated. Some had told me this was the best hostel they had ever stayed at. I wouldn't go that far, but its pretty good. The common areas are bright and fun, but rooms a bit dingy. Bedrooms and bathrooms could do with some maintenance. e.g. dodgy locks. Should consider replacing the metal lockers in the rooms with wooded ones as the metal is noisy and wakes everyone in the room if someone comes back late/early.

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

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