helpful staff, good location, good atmosphere. the double room is a bit cramped but the twin is massive (oddly enough). clean bathrooms. they had a million wifi networks but only one worked and we had to go thru trial and error to figure that out. they could have just told us. free map was helpful. restaurant was expensive, but that's at most in-hostel restaurants.
Good location, comfortable rooms. Our bathroom was stinky and the toilet kept getting clogged. We had to ask 2-3 times and wait an hour before someone came to fix it. We got late for our day out in the city. Some of the staff members were very cold mannered. One girl was really nice (sorry don't remember her name!) Internet was shaky in the rooms. Their tours are overpriced. I took 4 people to Jiankou on my own and it cost less than half of their price to the 'secret wall'.
Very well decorated common room (if a bit dim). Dorm was decent, lockers in the room. Bathroom was stinky. Close to metro and several buses. The staff was somewhat helpful, changed all the time. There were maybe 2-3 that spoke/understood enough English to help you immediately. We booked a taxi for a day thru them. They said it would cover parking but the driver paid no parking fees. They refused to give us a refund for any amount and just said sorry. Book your own independently! Not thru them!
5-7 minute walk from metro. lots of cheap restaurants nearby (food at hostel bar, but overpriced). not allowed to bring your food to common room though. my only complaint. rooms are clean and comfortable, with good aircon. you may not get wifi in your room if you are far from the common room. common room is cozy, roomy, has free computers for use. my family stayed with me here, their first time at a hostel, and they liked it a lot. our private room had a kettle and tea bags, which was nice!
There could be stronger/more fans in the dorm. But for $4, you get a comfortable bed, plenty of space to put your bag and belongings and a free locker, and really clean bathrooms/toilets. And its a great location. There's a delicious and cheap restaurant just downstairs where you can get fruit shakes to get you through the boiling afternoons. And Nang is really helpful with bookings for trips and always has a great story to tell. Internet could be more stable.
Located really conveniently down the street from the pier. Love the classroom theme for the rooms. Slide out drawers under the bed serve as perfect lockers. Bathrooms are clean. Ten minute walk to the market and plenty of restaurants around as well. I wish they'd have a small kitchen or even just a hot water kettle so you don't have to step out for morning coffee/tea. Common area is a good place to hang out, plenty of comfy couches, and a TV. Met some cool people here.
Easy to get to from airport, near a skytrain stop. Interesting neighborhood with great food options and character. Go to the market street just across the big road for street food! 20 min walk to the pier for the river ferry. Staff is very helpful, and always smiling. Lockers in the room are small but fit your valuables. 10 bed dorm is spacious, and excellent air con. Nice rooftop, but bring the mosquito repellent! 7eleven right next door. Clean bathrooms. Met plenty of cool people! Sweet decor!
For the price, one really can't complain. The location is great! close to the train station, vaporetto and a major street down which you can find all sorts of food and shops. The bathrooms are clean, attached to the rooms and that's really convenient, but if someone is showering, you can't use the toilet because it's all one unit. No activities within the hostel as such, no common area for socializing. To use internet you need a computer of your own. No kitchen, but hot water kettle is provided.
Huge hostel! Stayed in the 38 bed dorm and it wasn't chaotic as I thought it would be. Really cool decor throughout the building. Comfy lounge and bar and even a movie room. Spacious kitchen. Very jovial atmosphere at all times. Laundry in the building. Luggage storage is available and is quite convenient. Bus to airport is right there. Walking distance to all the royal mile sights and access to many buses nearby. Breakfast until noon was my favorite. Especially since they had weetabix!!
helpful staff. decent neighborhood, some weirdos out in the square nearby but pretty harmless. we got home pretty late from a pub crawl and it was fine. awesome pub crawl organized by gerald (most fun guy ever!). cool crowd from all over the world. clean rooms, nice large bathrooms. will definitely go back.
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