Very friendly and informative staff! Special thanks for describing to me the logistics of getting to Valbona to do the trek to Theth. It turned out to be a major highlight of my time in Albania!
I stayed here for 2 nights and Mariana was a great host. As I had gone to the fortress on my first day and didn't have any plans for my second, Mariana suggested an itinerary for a walking route around the Belogradchik rocks and through town that turned out to be a great hike! The room was clean and comfortable and the building well-maintained, and there's a kitchen for preparing simple meals (no stove) and storing food. Nice outdoor areas too!
The best hostel I stayed at in Bulgaria! Delicious breakfasts and dinners, great atmosphere and relaxed common areas make this hostel an awesome place to meet other travellers!
Well-priced hostel in Yangon. Reasonably clean, a different breakfast is served every morning which is nice. Converting the reception area to a more inviting and communal space would be good as there's not really any common area to socialise.
Definitely one of the best hostels I've stayed in Asia. There's a chill common room which is great for meeting other travellers, AC in the dorms, and Bee is one of the friendliest and welcoming hosts at any accommodation I've ever been! It was my second time at this hostel, and I fully recommend it!
Thanks Ghan and Dhurba for everything! Honestly, this was probably the friendliest place I stayed at during my month in Nepal. And I'll be back! Someday, might not be in September like I said, but when I'm back in Kathmandu, you better have a bed ready!
A great place to base yourself and explore some beaches and the Taroko Gorge. Fong, Paul, and the other staff (sorry, I can' t remember his name - the one who went biking with us to the beach!) were all amazing and friendly, offering tips to make the most of my time in Hualien. They create a great atmosphere in the hostel and it's obvious that they care about their guests! Thanks again guys!
I stayed in the 14-bed dorm for 4 nights and only have great things to say about this hostel. The beds were in a capsule layout and felt very private but not cramped at all, with 2 electrical outlets and a lamp at each bed, the facilities were well-maintained and the staff so friendly and helpful. Thanks for everything!
Love the double beds in the dorm - I've never seen a hostel with that before and definitely makes sleeping more comfortable. There's a nice courtyard with good space to chill and hang out, and the staff were very friendly. One of best hostels I've stayed at in Latin America!
It's worth it to make it to Kotor just to stay at Old Town Hostel! That's how amazing this place is!
Cozy place that's great to meet other travellers. The staff are so friendly and helpful as well. Keep in mind that you do have to climb five flights of stairs to get to the hostel, but you're rewarded with a wonderful view of Mt. Ararat from the balcony. I'd definitely stay here again if I return to Yerevan!
Really great hostel/guesthouse just across the river from the Kazbegi bus station, on the way to hiking up the famous church. There are 2 full bathrooms in the 8-bed dorm which was kept clean and had warm covers and blankets for the cool nights. The family offers delicious home-cooked breakfasts and dinners for a reasonable price as well. I'd stay here again if I'm ever back in Kazbegi!
It's my third time staying here and every time has been great! Igor, Sania, Natasha, and the other staff are so friendly and helpful as always, and you really notice this difference after you stay in so many hostels. Thanks for another great stay in Belgrade and I'll be back to visit soon!
This hostel has a wonderful reputation among travellers in the Balkans - and for good reason! Majda and Aldina do all they can to create a homey, comfortable, relaxing, community atmosphere. As I stayed here 2 years ago, I didn't do Bata's tour this time around, but everyone that did absolutely loved it! I wish I could've stayed longer if not for definite travel plans, but I have a feeling I'll be back someday!
Thank you Haris for another great stay! This is a great hostel in a residential area above the Bascarsija historic district, with good common areas in the living room and especially out on the terrace where you can have a drink or two with fellow travellers and admire the amazing sunset over Sarajevo.
Pros: cheap, relatively clean, good kitchen, staff are very friendly, free towels, upper rooms have a good view of the city (my room was on the 11th floor) Cons: no airconditioning, wifi available only on main floor, not much of a hostel atmosphere (although they do partner with Hostel Celica for events and discounts)
Very friendly staff and a nice, functional kitchen. Half the rooms face a street where there's a bar below that's quite loud at night which can't really be avoided, and then a rooster across the street wakes you up before sunrise on top of that (not the hostel's fault either)! Try to get a bed in one of the rooms facing the garden area instead!
A wonderful, clean, beautifully-maintained small hostel in Vienna. It was a great base to explore the city, and a great place to make myself at home. Thanks Julia for a great stay!
The mattresses felt really worn and old and the bed sheets didn't even cover the whole bed! Everything else was fine.
This was a great place to chill out in Chefchaouen, especially on the terrace which has amazing views of the city and surrounding mountain countryside. It's true that the owner doesn't speak much English, but it was never a problem during my stay. He was very welcoming and hospitable otherwise. The dorms are cramped, but the price of a dorm bed is really cheap. As a bonus, there's a functional kitchen that guests can use which I've not seen in other hostels in Morocco.
This was a really nice hostel close to the souks and numerous restaurants to eat. There's a couple of good common areas on the main floor by the reception (also where breakfast is served) and on the terrace, where the staff will offer you tea and shisha. The staff were amazing, and the place was very clean!
This hostel is in a wonderfully restored centuries-old building, a short walk from the city's main sights. It's very clean and well-maintained, with a nice common area and well-equipped kitchen. The hosts (sorry, I don't remember their names) are very friendly and approachable, giving me a map of the city and telling me about the city's history and pointing out the places of interest. I'd recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Guimaraes!
A cosy, really cool hostel in Santiago with very friendly staff. The metro is just 3 blocks away, but you can walk to most places. They give you a really delicious and filling breakfast and there is a nice common area to chill and meet other travellers. Thanks to Pablo and Rodrigo for everything!
Budapest has no shortage of great hostels, and this one is up there with the best. It's very spacious, extremely clean, and thoughtfully furnished. The staff were great, there's plenty of places to eat/buy groceries nearby, and it's close to the metro. This hostel is a great base to explore Budapest!
I came to Montenegro on a whim and am so glad I did! This hostel was amazing (dare I say the best that I've ever stayed in?)! The rooms are spacious and have a lot of storage, the common area in the lobby is a great place to chill and meet Other travellers, and the staff are really friendly and engaging. I'm now on my last day of travelling for now, and when people ask me about the highlights of my trip, Old Town Hostel will be the first thing I'll mention. Thanks for everything!
A really nice hostel walking distance from the train and bus stations. I stayed here last year as well, and the place is just as pristine and spotless, clean but with lots of character as well. Thanks Igor, Sania, and Natasha for another great time in Belgrade! If I ever find myself in Belgrade again, I know where to stay!
I had a nice stay, though was only there one night. It's a homey hostel right next to the bus station. Thanks to Alex who looked up bus and train schedules for me to get to the monasteries and how to get to my next destination.
I had a great stay the two nights I was here. The staff are the best, so friendly, engaging to their guests and proactive. Nothing ever seemed to be a hassle for them and they genuinely cared about their guests. Thanks for a great stay!
Good, secure location in Bucharest and easy to meet other travellers. Would definitely stay here again.
I had a great time at Atilla's. It is located away from the city centre, but with free pick up from the otogar and free shuttles throughout the day, it's no problem. The breakfast and dinner for a small fee is amazing value, and a great time to meet other travellers. I came here on a recommendation from a friend, and I won't hesitate to recommend Atilla's Getaway to others as well.
Cheers is one of the best hostels I've stayed at and probably the best located in Istanbul, being central to the main sights but on a quiet side street. Tarik is an amazing host and takes the time to know his guests. They provide a generous breakfast and the bar on the top floor is a good place to chill and admire the view of the Hagia Sophia. I'll definitely stay here again and will recommend Cheers to anyone going to Istanbul!
Stayed here three weeks ago at the beginning of my trip, and it was again a pleasure this time around. Thanks to everyone there for a great time!
I really liked the fun and social atmosphere on the terrace. Being there was a great way to enjoy the Sarajevo sunset (despite the cold night weather!). Although the hostel is located on a hill, it's not in a touristy-area which definitely adds to its charm and gives you a feel for an authentic taste of the city.
One of my favourite, truly unforgettable hostel experiences! It's a veritable traveller's haven in this corner of the world, simply because Majda is a great hostess and the hostel is so homey and comfortable. Bata's tour is just as legendary. I intended to only stay 2 nights but ended up staying 4! It was a great place to meet other travellers and make friends. Thank you Majda for your warm, genuine hospitality!
Easily one of the best hostel experiences I've ever had. It's a family-run place in a residential area, close walk to the beach but a bus ride (or a long walk) to the old city. They provide free pick up from the bus station which is quite rare but very welcome. I went on Ivi's amazing tour of Montenegro. There's a 6-person limit which makes it a really unique experience. Milka's french toast is legendary! If Dubrovnik is the pearl of the Adriatic, this hostel is the pearl of Dubrovnik!
Nice, new hostel well-located in a residential neighbourhood close enough to walk everywhere and just far enough away from the tourist crowds. The charm in the hostel exists in the fine little details, like censored nightlights, power ports at each bed, huge lockers, curtains for privacy. The only downside I can see is that there's no kitchen, but other than that, it is an excellent hostel!
Well-located right in the old town centre. Nice dorms and washrooms. Like others have said, the main drawbacks are the lack of communal space other than the kitchen on the top floor, and the fact that the WiFi signal isn't very good on the upper floors.
Very nice, small hostel located in residential Zagreb. I stayed only one night but all the guests and the owner Louro chatted outside on the terrace and into the night. Good place to stay and meet new people if you don't mind the tram ride into the city centre.