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Reviews: cesteele9814

Location USA, Gender Female, Age 31

  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Balkan Han Hostel, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
10.0
13th Aug 2013

Cute small hostel. You are allowed to smoke in all the common areas, so it smells very strongly of cigarettes. Really helpful staff.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Rekord Hostel, Skopje, Macedonia
10.0
7th Aug 2013

Nice and new hostel. Small, so meeting people is iffy. I had luck the first night, and then not so much the next night.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
SunnyLakeHostel, Ohrid, Macedonia
9.7
5th Aug 2013

Sunny Lake has the best stereotypical hostel feel of anywhere I've been. Very social and chilled out. The guys that run this place are awesome - when I unexpectedly arrived at 2am the night before my reservation started, they made up the couch in the common area and let me nap until morning at no charge. Maybe not the place to stay if you need a/c and reliable hot water, but pretty great.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Mostel Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
10.0
25th Jul 2013

Great hostel with awesome day trips. Booked for two nights and stayed six. Breakfast isn't quite as awesome as the Sofia Hostel Mostel, but overall I liked this one better. Don't miss the UFO.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Mostel, Sofia, Bulgaria
9.1
21st Jul 2013

The 20 bed attic dorm was surprisingly quiet, but it got pretty hot during the day. Great breakfast.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Doors Hostel, Bucharest, Romania
9.1
19th Jul 2013

Really, really great atmosphere here.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Kismet Dao Hostel, Brasov, Romania
8.9
15th Jul 2013

Great staff.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Transylvania Hostel, Cluj Napoca, Romania
10.0
10th Jul 2013

Best showers ever. Seriously. And the staff is great.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Silk Road, Venice, Italy
8.9
8th Jul 2013

Very small and quiet - I think there are only 8 beds.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Yellow, Rome, Italy
10.0
5th Jul 2013

Great party hostel with plenty of ways to earn free drinks. That said, I felt a little old - I'm 28.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Jimmy's Hostel, Paros, Greece
9.4
26th Jun 2013

Nice enough place, though there was no place to hang out and talk after 9/10ish. We tried hanging out on the roof, but were told we were too loud.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Zorbas Hotel, Athens, Greece
10.0
21st Jun 2013

Supposedly in a bad area, but it seemed fine to me and it's very convenient to the metro.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Penguin Village, Dahab, Egypt
8.0
13th Jun 2013

The water really is salty. Felt kind of deserted while I was there.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sabah Pansiyon, Antalya, Turkey
8.0
11th Jun 2013

The old city surround the hostel is cute.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Artemis Hotel, Selcuk, Turkey
9.7
1st Jun 2013

Good place - typical great Turkish customer service.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
BellaMaritimo Hotel, Pamukkale, Turkey
9.4
30th May 2013

After an overnight bus that dropped us off at 6am, they picked us up from the bus station, let us check in early, and then fed us breakfast when we woke up past noon. Great service!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Metropolis Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
9.7
22nd May 2013

Great location in Old Town, helpful owners, and good breakfast.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Sapphire Residency, Mumbai, India
7.7
15th May 2013

It's a budget hotel. Acceptably clean, and decent room service, but no character. Near the airport, so it takes a bit of money to get to the areas of the city that you want to visit.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Mystique Moments, New Delhi, India
6.6
7th May 2013

Dr. Malik is very helpful, but there's no a/c in the dorm and the beds are minuscule. Breakfast was pretty much just toast and tea.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel, Bangkok, Thailand
10.0
4th May 2013

Love this place. Stayed here twice, book-ending my Cambodia trip. Staff was great about advice on how to get around, and also brought me medicine when I was passed out coughing in the common room.

View Property Reply

Thank you so much for the kind review and both stay . We were really happy to take care of you and helped you about your trip. Hope to see you next time .

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Nomads, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
8.3
2nd May 2013

No a/c, but you get a personal fan. Mattress on the floor is pretty thin foam. The owner is great though, and I met some good people here. Not related at all to any of the Nomads Hostels in NZ/AUS.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Downtown Siem Reap Hostel, Siem Reap, Cambodia
8.9
27th Apr 2013

If you're not going to use the pool, don't stay here. The pool makes up for a lot of things. It's a very nice pool.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel, Bangkok, Thailand
10.0
25th Apr 2013

Love this place. Stayed here twice, book-ending my Cambodia trip. Staff was great about advice on how to get around, and also brought me medicine when I was passed out coughing in the common room.

View Property Reply

Thank you so much for the great review. So happy to take care of you and have wonderful memories !

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
7.4
22nd Apr 2013

Great atmosphere, but the beds were the most uncomfortable I've experienced in three months of travelling, and the ant situation was a little ridiculous.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
So Hostel Chiangmai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
10.0
18th Apr 2013

Love this place. Very modern, actually has a kitchen, great view of the temple across the street. Did have my kindle stolen here, but probably my own fault for getting complacent and not locking it up in the locker they give you.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Siam Hotel, Phuket Patong Beach, Thailand
9.7
6th Apr 2013

Very nice inexpensive hotel. Don't expect a hostel vibe though.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
2W Cafe & Bed, Phuket, Thailand
9.1
4th Apr 2013

Smallish rooms, but very nice.

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Thank you Christine short comment but means a lot to us :)) We really appreciate your stay we are already plan to adjust more space in bedrooms hope if there a chance of your next visit please come and stop by to see how we do. Thank you :))

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Saphaipae Hostel, Bangkok, Thailand
9.1
21st Mar 2013

Awesome air conditioning power for such a large room.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Check Inn HK, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
10.0
18th Mar 2013

Really good staff.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Yangshuo Showbiz Hostel, Yangshuo, China
9.4
14th Mar 2013

Good bar, good staff.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Han Tang Inn Hostel, Xi'an, China
8.3
11th Mar 2013

Pretty nice hostel, but the drain in the bathroom didn't work well so you were standing in water during your shower. The internet was also pretty inconsistent, but you can walk down the street to their sister hostel Han Tan House to use theirs. The other hostel also has a better bar, but this one has a very nice rooftop common area.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Lucky Family Hostel, Beijing, China
10.0
6th Mar 2013

By far the best of the three hostels I stayed at in Beijing. It would have been nice to have an attached restaurant, but there's plenty around.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
6.9
4th Mar 2013

Is a strange combination of hotel/hostel with a nice rooftop bar/restaurant, but the entire building stank of smoke, and I found peanuts in my bed.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
365 Inn, Beijing, China
6.9
27th Feb 2013

Nice enough, and the restaurant was very nice, but the bathrooms stunk up the first floor.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Manly Backpackers, Sydney, Australia
6.9
23rd Feb 2013

Boring but serviceable.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sleeping Inn Backpackers, Surfers Paradise, Australia
5.1
17th Feb 2013

Don't advertise free wifi when it's a crapshoot as to whether you'll be able to connect your device. Either upgrade your networking equipment to be able to handle the amount of guests your hostel has, or install equipment from one of the many companies that will handle it for you and charge for the internet. There are no libraries within walking distance which just compounds the issue. Needs more than one shower for a 12 person apartment. I did like the free club entry and drink every night.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Bunk Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia
9.1
13th Feb 2013

Pretty large hostel, but well laid out. The continental breakfast every morning is only toast, cereal, and coffee, but that was good enough for me. It was actually one of the quieter hostels I've stayed at, but I was not in the section by the bar.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
8.3
12th Feb 2013

It's a jail. Cool atmosphere, but otherwise pretty average.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Point Break Backpackers, Christchurch, New Zealand
7.7
8th Feb 2013

The room smelled a bit, but you run into that a lot at hostels with carpeting. The location was great for the beach, but not so good for getting into the city - 20 minute bus ride from downtown. They have Zenbu internet which I've learned to hate, but they at least give you a minimal voucher for it so that you can check your email, just remember to turn off any automatic picture uploads you might have on your phone or laptop otherwise it's gone in a minute.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nomads Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
8.9
12th Jan 2013

Fairly generic for a hostel, but efficiently run.

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HI there, thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad you had a great time with us and hope to see you again soon. Thanks Nomads Auckland Management

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Okinawa Guest House KERAMA, Okinawa, Japan
9.3
3rd Apr 2010

Most fun I've had at a hostel in awhile. That said, don't expect much quiet there.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Chuoukan Shimizuya Ryokan, Nagano, Japan
9.7
30th Mar 2010

This place has amazing character. Highly recommended.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
6.0
9th Jun 2009

More of a hotel than a hostel. Very boring. Thin walls.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • cesteele9814
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Citystay Mitte, Berlin, Germany
8.7
31st May 2009

Needs a kitchen bad! Bathrooms aren't cleaned enough. Breakfast was not worth the price.

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

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