Reviews: sesilt

Location: Canada, Gender: Female, Age: 27

MEININGER Amsterdam City West

Amsterdam, Netherlands
91%

this hostel was a bit out from the centre of the city. it's one train stop away from amsterdam centraal station- either a 15 minute bus ride away or a 5 minute train ride away. but other than that it's a great place to stay- it was pretty much a hostel with hotel features. great bathroom/shower, comfy beds, clean towels and sheets. great value for money!

  • 13th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (34 reviews)

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Ahoy! Hostel

Prague, Czech Republic
100%

GREAT HOSTEL! the owner is very well-travelled himself so it's great to chat with him. this hostel was 10 mins walk from the old town and even closer to shopping and other restaurants nearby. very secure, very clean, everything you would look for in a hostel, really. i suggest trying to get to this hostel during the daytime because trying to find it at night was a little bit of a struggle.

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (34 reviews)


86%

very modern and clean hostel in a central location. the staff wasn't the best and they seemed a little rude but maybe it was the italian accent that threw me off. the hostel isn't the BEST for meeting other travelers as the common area isn't very comfortable or conducive to socializing. but the rooms were great and the mattresses were very comfy. showers were warm with great water pressure. they have AC also which is fantastic for the summer. they also try to charge you for anything extra.

  • 7th Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (34 reviews)


Riad Dia

Marrakech, Morocco
77%

very centrally located, excellent staff, excellent atmosphere. bathrooms weren't as clean as i would've preferred but i dealt with it given the price of this place. the "pool" isn't really meant for swimming, i would say. and if you're coming here in the middle of the summer, be mindful that there is no AC and you may melt. the mattresses were like foam mats and they weren't even as wide as a standard single. so if you're bigger/taller, you may not be comfortable. the common area is the best!!

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (34 reviews)


80%

this hostel was in a good location close to the sacre coeur, but it's not too close to the eiffel tower and other tourist attractions. i thought the price was a little much considering i got a 3-bed mixed dorm ensuite, but i did book late and summer is the busy tourist season. the ammenities were great and this hostel had a/c, which is hard to find in paris- even in hotels! the staff were extremely helpful and spoke english very well.

  • 6th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (34 reviews)


86%

the staff at this hostel are some of the friendliest ppl you'll meet. the hostel is in a great location and very close to the pier. i visited this hostel during their fall/winter and it was freezing. the staff gave me a little heater for my room but i was always shivering. the bathrooms are smaller than the average hostel, but definitely workable for the money you're paying. my experience overall would have definitely been better during the summer, otherwise it's a GREAT place to stay on budget.

  • 29th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (34 reviews)


86%

great hostel. great staff. it's hard to see it from street level because the majority of the hostel is on the 2nd and 3rd floors. my only complaint about this hostel is that there is one women's bathroom and one men's bathroom...and if you're staying at a room at the other end of the hostel, you have to go all the way across to use the facilities. also the noise would be a bit much for an unseasoned hostel patron. make sure to bring your earplugs and eyemasks!

  • 23rd May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (34 reviews)


Pisko & Soul

Cusco, Peru
80%

we got dropped off at the base of the hill that this hostel is on by a taxi driver, who claimed that there was no way for him to drop us off in front of the door. so we lugged our backpacks up several flights of stairs until we got to the door. its a great place to stay, even though we only spent one short night. free tea and coffee, and they gave us a lunchbox to go since we had an early flight and was going to miss the breakfast. a little on a pricier side, but we got a double ensuite.

  • 22nd May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (34 reviews)


Hostal Pakarina

Aguas Calientes, Peru
54%

First, this hostel is NOT 5 minutes away from the train station. It´s a solid 10-15 if you´re walking up the hill with a backpack. It was freezing in our room and we could never find the front desk guy when we needed. The place was a little dirty, very basic, and the shower was freezing cold so my friend and i didn´t shower at all. I dont know how this place compares to others, but you´re probably better off NOT making reservations and walking into a random hostel closer to the train.

  • 21st May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (34 reviews)


Banana's Adventure

Huacachina, Peru
86%

the staff here are really friendly! my friend got food poisoning during the time we were in huacachina and the staff got us a driver to the nearby clinic in ica and the driver even stayed with us and translated a bit. the wireless in this place cuts in and out and is really only good if you're sitting right under the router. but otherwise i think our stay was great and would definitely recommend this hostel!

  • 18th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (34 reviews)


Hostel 1001 Malam

Yogyakarta, Indonesia
90%

when i got to reception, there was a mix-up with my single ensuite room so they upgraded me to a double at no additional cost! the location is great- it's in a very backpacker-friendly area of town. the staff were also very welcoming. be careful about their tour and transportation prices though. they charge 70,000 rupiahs for a personal driver to/from the airport, but if you ask around the tour companies on the same alleyway as the hotel, it should only be 50,000 for a car and 30,000 for a moto.

  • 18th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Saigon Mini Hotel 5

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
87%

this hotel was great and location was even better! it looks like a hole in the wall from the outside but the rooms were surprisingly spacious and clean. although it kind of has generic character. the staff were very helpful, and the free breakfast was good. the halls really echo though so you can hear every noise that the other guests make from outside.

  • 11th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)

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Nhi Trung Hotel

Hoi An, Vietnam
80%

this hotel was a little pricey for what it offered. the room was spacious but could've been a little cleaner. there was a dog nearby that would constantly bark throughout the night. free breakfast was good, and location was awesome. hoi an is a small city on it's own but the hotel's location made it great for walking around or to take a bike to the beach.

  • 9th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Huenino Hotel

Hue, Vietnam
97%

this is the best hotel i've stayed in in vietnam. the owners were always so welcoming and constantly offering you free snacks that fed more like meals. the hotel is full of character, and the owner can even cut your hair with 100-yr old vintage tools! it's kind of hidden away in an alley, but i actually liked that because it wasn't noisy at night at all. definitely recommend it!!

  • 7th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Hanoi Rendezvous Hotel

Hanoi, Vietnam
80%

the staff at this hostel were great help. i had been corresponding with them via e-mail before i even got to hanoi and had my entire stay planned out, complete with tours and everything. the free breakfast is such an awesome bonus and there is a lot to choose from. the hostel itself was really generic and lacked character. plus there was no elevator so if you end up on the 5th floor like me then you had better be in good shape. location was great also. excellent value for money in the city.

  • 3rd Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Souk Lan Xang Guest House

Luang Prabang, Laos
90%

despite what is advertized, the location of this guesthouse is not that great. it's close to the big temple on the tongue of the land, but i wished that it was closer to the night market. by the second day there it seemed to take forever to walk back. my room also smelled like a public urinal, but if you don't mind that or bring some air freshener, it's great value for money. really clean also. the staff are friendly and helpful.

  • 30th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


The Explorers Guesthouse and Hostel

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
97%

this guesthouse is probably one of the best i've stayed in in SE asia. location was great, although difficult to find at first. the owner is so nice and helpful, and she knows a lot of people who can give you discounts on entrance fees and what not. the bathrooms were really clean all the time. it's a great place to meet other people and socialize. my only complaint would be that there aren't elevators and i stayed on the 4th floor. so it defintely required some exercise!

  • 23rd Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


97%

great hostel! the owner is hilarious and he's a local so he will give you a lot of insider tips. i had a great time at this hostel meeting other backpackers. the location was really central and gave good access to the subway and bus stations. i stayed in a 4-bed mixed dorm and found it a little cramped though. and then when i switched to a single ensuite i found that i had no hot water so i ended up boiling water and washing my hair in the sink =P

  • 18th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


90%

i stayed at this hostel in november and it was FREEZING COLD! like the entire place was cold. mthe restaurant was good and offered good value for money. i only stayed here as a way to access the longmen caves so i didn't explore a lot, but there isn't too much to do in luoyang. my room smelled a bit like a toliet but nothing too bad. i found that it was really loud also since it was right on a main street. but at least the rooms were cheap and the staff was great =)

  • 16th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Han Tang Inn Hostel

Xi'an, China
97%

excellent hostel!! great location close to the major sights in the city. the bathroom was a little small but that's fine for what you pay for. the restaurant had a great menu selection and was really really cheap! awesome place to meet other travelers.

  • 13th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Hiroshima Hana Hostel

Hiroshima, Japan
90%

this hostel is close to the JR train station, but the directions are a little confusing. it's not particularly close to the A-bomb dome but at least it's close to the tram station. the bunks were very spacious, although i found the bathrooms a little cramped, but that's common in japan so no particular complaints.

  • 25th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Guesthouse Namaste

Kanazawa, Japan
93%

this guesthouse is pretty close to a homestay. the owner was great and really funny and easy to get along with. we had so much fun here and met a lot of other travellers. it's kind of difficult to find and it's a good 15 minute walk to the JR station, but overall we were very satisfied with our stay.

  • 23rd Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Kyoto Hana Hostel

Kyoto, Japan
93%

this hostel's location was a great selling point. the sights in kyoto are pretty scattered so it's good to be near the JR train station. the bunk beds were really spacious and even had a little storage unit for all your stuff. the common room is a great place to meet other travellers.

  • 21st Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


90%

this guesthouse was really close to the sights in nara which was important to us. we stayed in a 4-bed female dorm and we have no complaints. the bathroom was very clean and spacious. excellent value for money.

  • 20th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Hotel Chuo Oasis

Osaka, Japan
83%

this hotel was a little bit expensive for what it actually was, but great anyway by japanese standards. very clean, very close to the subway. the bathroom was tiny though but that's pretty common in japan. but otherwise the room was pretty spacious.

  • 19th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Backpackers Miyajima

Hiroshima, Japan
97%

excellent hostel and great value for money in japan! awesome location close to the train station and ferry dock to miyajima island. the staff was hilarious and they even had a bbq outside for us! we stayed in a female dorm, but we just slept on mats in a big open room. it was fine though and we had big lockers for our stuff. i was glad that the top floor is female-only =) great place to meet other travellers.

  • 17th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Yeha Guesthouse Terminal

Jeju Island, South Korea
93%

excellent hostel. we stayed at a 4-bed female dorm . the staff was great and spoke excellent english- DON'T OVERLOOK this in korea!!! the location was close to the airport which is important. but otherwise you have to either take a taxi or a bus to the beaches or any of the sites on the island. the hostel is brand new and super clean also!

  • 13th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


90%

this hostel was at a great location to access the great wall at badaling. the other accomodation in the area were all hotels and i'm sure that they're overpriced. the owners were really nice and helpful. we had an excellent and spacious room. clean bathrooms too which is rare in china.

  • 8th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Leo Hostel

Beijing, China
93%

great hostel, great location. literally 5 minutes away from the square. the room was nice and big, although the bathroom could have been cleaner. but otherwise it was great value for money right in the heart of beijing.

  • 5th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Biktime Hostel

Shanghai, China
80%

the hostel has great character. location is not as close to the subway as they advertised, but close enough anyway. there is no elevator so if you have a room on the fourth floor then you have to walk up the stairs. i found the room to be very tiny...but the bathroom was great and very clean. the bathroom was the best part of my room.

  • 2nd Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Yiu Fai Guest House

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
80%

the thing about this guesthouse that i loved was the owner. he really knows a lot about HK so you can ask him anything. the location is great- right in the heart of TST. the room wasn't too clean but it's excellent for what you're paying for, and considering that HK isn't the cleanest of cities overall.

  • 27th Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


YHA Bangkok Airport

Bangkok, Thailand
70%

i stayed here just one night because i had an early morning flight out of BKK. it's a pretty boring hostel and the accomodation is descent, but it's great location-wise to access the airport. i wouldn't recommend staying here for more than one night though, there isn't anything around the area.

  • 25th Feb 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


Golden Temple Villa

Siem Reap, Cambodia
90%

this guesthouse offers great value for money. my single ensuite room was only $15/night!! the location is great too...very close to the night market. there isn't too much to do in siem reap, but it is close enough to angkor wat to use it as a jump off point.

  • 23rd Feb 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)


The Old Palace Resort

Ayutthaya, Thailand
93%

great accomodation! you get your very own private bungalow + porch! the owner is really nice and she will try to help you with absolutely anything. i would definitely stay here again!!

  • 21st Feb 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (34 reviews)