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Reviews: johannakohvakka8656



  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
10.0
25th Jun 2013

Excellent location, the best hostel in the area. Friendly staff, clean rooms, etc. All good.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
8.3
9th Jun 2013

Excellent value for money if you book all nights with HW. It's an old hotel turned into a hostel. Rooms are clean and quite good quality. Location is good, there are just some homeless people outside who might bother you. The staff at reception was very nice and welcoming. Only the girl cleaning the common room started yelling at me when I walked on an area she had just cleaned: "Where do you think you are going? Can't you respect my work?!!!". I hadn't noticed that so was quite surprised...

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
USA Hostels Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA
9.4
30th May 2013

It is a great hostel, just too expensive for a backpacker on a world tour. 40 usd is just too much for a hostel no matter the service or location that's why I changed the hostel. Otherwise they do everything right. Especially the common area outside is very cozy and for example the power points for every bed is something that many any other hostel doesn't offer.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Cat, Las Vegas, USA
9.7
23rd May 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at Cat Hostel. The events they organize are lots of fun and there is something going on every evening. The staff is nice, there is food for 5 dollars almost every evening if you are too lazy to cook yourself. The location is a bit far, you have to walk about 15 minutes and it might be quite hot during the day. The yard is a nice place to hang out, some hammocks or bag chairs might be an excellent addition. All good, totally recommend to stay here wheyou are in Las Vegas.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
6.9
13th May 2013

I chose this hostel because of the free internet even though it had a bit lower reviews than the other option. This is good value for money. Lazy feeling, beds are comfy, rooms excellent. The look outside is a bit ugly and the lounge looks more like big garage hall with tv and couches so some deco would be good if you have the chance. The limitation of 3 toasts at breakfast is a bit funny if you ask me (probably once sb ate too many and they made the rule).. Anyway, all good, can recommend.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Bamboo Beach, Nadi, Fiji
8.3
30th Apr 2013

The best value accommodation and a FUN place to stay in the mainland. It's easy to plan your trip further because you can speak with other guests and also the staff is very helpful and can book the trip. Just watch out with the prices. The bula pass package for Yasawa islands I wanted to book was about 200 more than in the website of Awesome Adventures (they said the price included their discount). When I told I will book directly suddenly the price dropped to same (with no further discount).

View Property Reply

Bula vinaka, thanks for the great comments and sorry for a misunderstanding about the Yasawa Combo price. In this case, the Yasawa brochure was in NZ$ and another guest (not our office) made an incorrect currency conversion into Fiji$. Our office team quickly spotted this error and the correct info was established. Rico (the staff in question) wishes to apologise about the situation and Awesome Adventures apologise about distributing their NZ$ brochures. We assure you that it is impossible to be charged more than the Yasawa website price :) Happy travels my friend. The Bamboo Tribe.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
City Garden Lodge, Auckland, New Zealand
6.0
20th Apr 2013

Twin room had just a bunk bed which was unexpected but otherwise good basic quality.

View Property Reply

Hi Johanna Thanks for staying in City Garden lodge. The room you had booked was a twin room with a set of bunk beds which is cheaper than without the bunk beds. We have two different types of rooms. One is without the bunks & one with bunk.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Taupo Urban Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand
8.0
10th Apr 2013

In the four bed dorm the power point was behind one bed so using it was very difficult all the others except the one sleeping in that particular bed. No free wifi otherwise all good.

View Property Reply

Thanks for your comments. We have tried to alleviate the limited power supply in rooms (original desin was certainly lacking there!) by providing power staions in some of the communal areas and keep looking at more options now that a lot of people are travelling with so many devices that require power/charging!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Worldwide Backpackers, Wellington, New Zealand
7.7
6th Apr 2013

A good basic hostel. The 3-bed dorm with a bigger bed is really nice. The free wifi is always a plus! The reception is closed a lot also during the day.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Bon Accord Backpackers, Akaroa, New Zealand
7.7
15th Mar 2013

Cute homelike hostel with free bikes.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
9.7
14th Mar 2013

Lovely hostel with all those funny references to jail/convicts. Clean, friendly staff. Definitely recommended, one of the best in CHCH. Possible to walk to city center. Internet isn't unfortunately free.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, All Female Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Big Hostel, Sydney, Australia
9.1
5th Mar 2013

All good, clean, friendly staff, excellent location! And the best: free internet! Loved this place. You just have to mention them if the internet doesn't work and they will reroute it. Worked then every time.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, All Female Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The Nunnery, Melbourne, Australia
9.4
21st Feb 2013

A really great hostel! Nice staff, clean, cozy, almost perfect. Only thing that bothers me is the internet that you have to ay for.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The Pickled Frog, Hobart, Australia
8.0
29th Jan 2013

Excellent hostel, nice decoration, comfortable common areas, friendly staff. The reason why I changed hostel is because I need internet for blogging etc and here they have only 30 min free wifi per day.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The Nunnery, Melbourne, Australia
9.4
16th Jan 2013

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed. They have great activities for almost every evening. The staff is amazing, rooms are clean, etc. Only minus is that it is quite expensive (even more during the tennis) and the internet is not free like in most of the hostels in the world (4 AUD per hour, 5 AUD per day or 10 AUD for 3 days).

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Pint on Punt Backpackers, Melbourne, Australia
5.4
15th Jan 2013

Expensive due to tennis. The hostel is ok, rooms are messy though and internet slow or not working. The bar downstairs is a nice place to hangout. After breakfast you should go behind the bar to do the dishes which was a bit funny...

View Property Reply

Hi Johanna, Thanks for the feedback. We appreciate all types of comments as its a way of improving the hostel for the future. I hope you enjoyed other aspects of staying with us and wish you all the best in your future travels.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
6.0
12th Jan 2013

Good location, nice staff. The hostel was ok, the rooms hadn't been cleaned for a while (dust under the beds etc) but in general this is an average level hostel in Sydney. Internet did not work during my stay.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
6.9
26th Nov 2012

There are big matrices on the floor in the dorms. Lovely view, 10 minute walk to town. You should rent a scooter.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Khammany Inn Hostel, Luang Prabang, Laos
5.1
14th Nov 2012

It is a ok hostel. A bit smelly outside the dorm. They have a terrace with pillows to sit on. There are anyway better places to stay closer to town and with a cheaper price which normally aren't in Hostel World.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Friendly Backpackers Hostel, Hanoi, Vietnam
6.9
13th Nov 2012

Excellent location but it was a bit quiet there. It looks more like a tour office. Friendly staff and good value for money.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Little Hanoi Diamond, Hanoi, Vietnam
5.4
10th Nov 2012

This is a hotel that tries to be a hostel. It's very clean but it lacks of character and the backpackers' feeling. The 4-bed dorm is on 6th floor so the climbing up is a pain on the long run, and you all have just one key so sometimes you have to run back and forth for the key. The friendliness of the staff feels fake, they learn your name and repeat it when ever possible but it didn't feel genuine to me. In addition they lied about the tours. You can get same tours much cheaper just next door.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Mojzo inn, Nha Trang, Vietnam
8.9
8th Nov 2012

Clean, friendly, free water, new building, good internet connection in the rooms, lift, guitar in the common room, breakfast in the top floor restaurant. No book exchange but books to borrow. They did not accept me to cancel my snorkeling tour although the weather forecast was predicting storms. Anyway I would definitely recommend them.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
NgocThao GuestHouse, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
6.0
1st Nov 2012

Hostel was ok but there are cheaper and better hostels in the area. By 'Free chocolate' they mean hot chocolate. The fan in the dorm did not reach the lower bed in the corner.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
PP BackPackers, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
9.7
31st Oct 2012

This hostel is just great! The girl in the reception gives you a good price for the tours right away without bargaining so we booked all our tours with her. Friendly service, no elevator, free refillable water, great location, nice and clean room. We also had a nice crowd staying in the same room which made the stay even nicer. Highly recommend staying here compared to the other top rated hostel that I also tried!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Alobar1000, Kathmandu, Nepal
8.0
29th Oct 2012

Great value for money. Cheap food available in the kitchen. Easy to meet people in the common room. It was a bit cold so better to go with sleeping back (otherwise extra payment of 10 rs for liners). Also deposit of 500 rs for the key. Nice staff. Recommended.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female,
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Angel, Pokhara, Nepal
5.7
13th Oct 2012

Good value for money if you just ignore the staff/management. They try to make you to pay more, are not reliable if you have made a reservation over the phone and what I heard were trying to overcharge for some tours. They do not answer any e-mails, and basically make you feel unwanted and don't really care about you - they see you only as potential income (and only that). The other travellers and the garden make the atmosphere good.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Khangsar Guest House, Kathmandu, Nepal
6.0
28th Sep 2012

Hotel is quite good quality for Nepal but definitely not 100% like many reviews suggested when I made the reservation. Many of these reviews also promoted their tours which other guests told were not a good deal at all. That made me think they make reservations for 1 night themselves so that they can write reviews and be on the top. A big spider, cockroach and bed bugs with hotel level pricing don't make a 100% hostel. I changed to more than 50% cheaper guest house with same quality close by.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
7.4
25th Sep 2012

Average Nepal level accommodation with a good price. Take a flashlight (there are scheduled electricity breaks in Nepal) and a sleeping liner with you (400-500 Rs in Thamel). A bit side from the touristic area - 20-30 min by taxi (250-300 Rs) or 30 min by bus (15 Rs) but close to the airport. Probably because of the location there aren't currently so many people staying so if you come alone it is not so easy to get to know people. The staff is very helpful.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Sabah Pansiyon, Antalya, Turkey
8.0
13th Sep 2012

The dorms downstairs are quite small but otherwise all great! Definitely worth the money!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Turku, Turku, Finland
8.6
2nd Aug 2012

No customer comment

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Frendz Resort Boracay, Boracay Island, Philippines
9.1
14th Dec 2011

Great place to stay in Boracay. Only thing was when I arrived the driver wanted to leave me on the street where I couldn't see any sign of the place. The sign was a bit hidden and it still was difficult to find the place, walking through a not-so-nice-looking area. But when I arrived the resort area was great, definitely value for the money. Also the way to the beach is a long narrow alley which might not feel the best when dark. The staff is very nice and helpful. Totally recommend.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • johannakohvakka8656
  • Finland,
  • Globetrotter
Columbus Circle Hostel, New York, USA
7.0
30th May 2011

Great place to stay because of the location. Otherwise ok, clean, but no breakfast. They should tell people that the train to JFK might take 1h 15min or more instead of 1h.

View Property Reply

Dear Guest, Thank-you for the feedback and we hope you had a great stay. Safe travels :)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness

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