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Almaty Backpackers

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Good points, vry clean, price is an absolute steal. Nice showers single room and ensuite for $15. no breakfast though. Small, basic kitchen with fridge, hot plates, some utensils etc. Wifi OK. Nowhere to meet other people so no atmosphere but they are building a new section for thisHowever service needs improving massively, arrived 5 pm and needed to call the manager who took an hour to get back. He is a nice enough guy and knows enough about the city but is not cut out to be a hostel manager.

Rodem House

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Hostel is a little hard to find, no sign but directions OK, good value for money, nice breakfast and very clean. Has bathroom and small kitchen but not really for self catering. Has wifi and very popular with Koreans. Staff were very helpful and made the place a great stay, would certainly go again if in Bishkek.

Surprise Backpackers

London, England

Overall poor quality hostel, very noisy, breakfast basic, no atmosphere, staff unfriendly and aggressive. On the positive good showers and near Victoria rail/coach station, certainly would not stay there again.

Palace Hostel

Vienna, Austria

Great view of Vienna, very good breakfast, lots of different people staying, overall a nice hostel, location v far from centre, you need to take the tube to end of the line and then a bus ride or a 4 km walk up a long hill.

Burg Hostel

Sighisoara, Romania

The hostel is not bad in terms of a physical place, value for money and location are both v good. However the factilies are not good, no internet, breakfast, bathrooms are small and look depressing, no common area for people to meet except a sometimes busy bar downstairs, no free tea/coffee, no maps or extra stuff about what to do. The staff were polite and professional but not realy welcoming or friendly, I just felt it was a place to stay in and nothing more. Nothing special.


Brasov, Romania

Overall very good hostel, not a party hostel but good atmosphere and very relaxed. Has wifi, big TV screens in rooms, comfy beds, OK breakfast, maybe one thing is to give out towels as they already give out laundry. Staff were good but Bogden was attentive in answering requests and questions.

Ottawa Backpackers Inn

Ottawa, Canada

More of an old fashioned rather than trendy boutique hostel, not a party hostel but more of a chill out hostel. The atmosphere was great and everyone there was cool and great to hang out with. There were other long stayers there which shows it was a popular place to stay. One of the best atmosphere type hostels I have stayed in.

HI Munich-Park

Munich, Germany

A new hostel, very good breakfast, good facilities but could do with providing soap and towels, location is in the suburbs, if you want city centre and the bright lights this is not the location for you, if you prefer somewhere quieter then this is perfect. Nearby shops but did not seem to have a kitchen to use (did not find one there). Very popular with young families and older travellers.

Minsk Accommodation

Minsk, Belarus

This is one of best hostels I have stayed at. Okasana was very kind, well organised, caring and spoke excellent English. I would completely recommend this hostel. The location is right on the main street and has most facilities you would expect except breakfast. The rate per night is very good considering Belarus hotel rates for foreigners are not good value. Please note this is a private flat rather than a hostel but is still a great place to stay.

Nuovo Ostello di Bergamo

Bergamo, Italy

This hostel was spotless, in a quiet neighbourhood on the edge of town, and had alot of ammenties like a roof garden, vending machines, sort of lounge/dining room with no furnishings, small garden. Average breakfast and service, good lockers. Good value. Location is a long bus ride away but the hostel makes this clear before booking. Also the hostel lacks soul/character?!


Good location near bus station (5 minute walk), smallish cold swimming pool, nice garden, single non bunk beds in dorm, great interior and very nice atmosphere to meet other people. Good value for money. Staff where attentive. Not sure all tours were really value for money, you could most of them on your own or arrange alot cheaper elsewhere (like I did), also no lockers.

HI Mitzpe Ramon

Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

Well, the price is good, the breakfast is amazing and the quality of accommodation is very good. The location is also good. However the town is in the middle of the desert and there is zero nightlife, if you like it quiet and peaceful this is for you, if you like the bright lights and parties then this will be your nadir. Good for more mature people, young families, people who like it quiet, but not for large groups or those looking for a wild time (who wouldn't come here anyway). Only one slight thing is t

Abraham Hostel Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

Good location between old city and the facilities of new town. Staff professional and have good know how. Breakfast is reasonable and better than expected compared to many places for the price. Cleaniness sometimes could be better. This hostel manages a fine line between somewhere where someone likes to relax but not being too dull and being lively without turning into a party hostel. There is a wide range of people here including more mature groups and young families which makes this hostel far more enjoya