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  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Base Camp Antigua, Antigua, Guatemala
4.9
23rd Dec 2014

I was very unimpressed with this place. The smell from the dirty toilet turned me off my very basic breakfast. The vibe was pathetic, even at Christmas. Having a couple as volunteers is a big mistake, watching them watch Netflicks is like social napalm. The rooftop terrace is a dive. Thank god i had friends in others hostels to hang with. There are some awesome hostels in Antigua (Tropicana, Terrace, Zoola) and of all the ones i saw this was the worst in every respect.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Oasis Granada, Granada, Nicaragua
8.0
11th Dec 2014

nice hostel in a great location, the staff were nice and helpful and the breakfast and pool were appreciated, however its just so big that the vibe here was not so social at all, recommended for groups but maybe not solo travelers, recommend the trip to the laguna its beautiful, fun and a better way to meet people than hanging out at the hostel

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
El Machico Hostel, Panama City, Panama
8.9
28th Nov 2014

Nice hostel, even by European standards, with a good vibe! A jump in the pool after a long day in the hot city is ace!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Bulldog, Amsterdam, Netherlands
7.1
8th Aug 2014

Usually, this is the kind of place I avoid, but a short notice hostel in Ams can be a challenge.. So in that context... I didn't have a bad few days there. The staff are friendly, effective and when needed blunt, which I like. The location is great and the breakfast, tho simple and ends at 10, is appreciated. I would not say its a good place for a solo traveler, unless you are the kind who walks into a busy bar of strangers and makes a load of friends. I think 12 is also too many for a dorm.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Danhostel Copenhagen City, Copenhagen, Denmark
6.3
22nd Jun 2014

Industrial scale hostel. It may be the biggest hostel in Europe, but certainly not the best.. Its starts as cheap, but these guy charge you for everything; sheets, breakfast, even luggage storage (never been charged for that before, very petty). The size means there is little sign of vibe or personality at this place. In a place as expensive as Copenhagen you have little choice for budget options, so these places don't need to make much effort.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
City Hostel Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
7.4
20th Jun 2014

Another huge hostel in Switzerland that feels more like a hospital. Not much of a vibe and not a lot of help from the staff. Of course ask a question and you'll get an answer at least. My dorm door was broken and sometimes would not open (you almost had to kick it in, meaning wake everyone in the room every time someone enters and leaves. Kitchen facilities were not adequate for the volume of people

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
YMCA Hostel Basel, Basel, Switzerland
6.9
11th Jun 2014

At first I wasn't impressed, bit it grew on me slightly over the three days. Quite a large hostel with more of a hospital vibe than a hostel. Maybe just Switzerland and I have been spoiled in all other countries. The staff are mostly nice and helpful (as in they'l answer your question but probably not offer you any guidance), but one morning I got some real bad attitude from the french breakfast lady (not what you need when french train strikes have you stranded)

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Lotte - The Backpackers, Heidelberg, Germany
9.1
9th Jun 2014

Really nice small hostel with a good vibe. The staff were very thoughtful (saw it was my birthday from my passport and gave me a tiny present and a free beer) and the kitchen and hangout areas are great! Location is just perfect. Two thumbs up!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Jetpak Alternative, Berlin, Germany
8.9
5th Jun 2014

Nice spot in an interesting part of town. Small hostel with a good crowd and vibe, good choice for solo backpackers!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Palmers Lodge Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
6.9
26th Apr 2014

Nothing special, just fine. Didn't feel much of a vibe. Convenient location near the train and bus stations, but about 1.5k to where the action is. The staff are helpful, if asked.

View Property Reply

Thank you for writing a review :) We are very sorry you did not feel our vibe, the hostel was full when you stayed here.We always try to feel everybody welcome, as we did with you, we have showed you all the tips and tricks we know about the city, and if that did not feel enough,we apologize,we like to keep it moderate because some of the guests just come to relax and they come to us when they need us or want to hang out :) Just give us a sign and we mingle ;)

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel of the Sun, Naples, Italy
9.1
15th Nov 2013

We were upgraded to the double ensuite, a room which is hotel standard. The staff are very nice and the location is perfectly in between the touristy area and the city center, Can't say much for the vibe since we had no time to enjoy, but it seemed like a good place to hang out and suitable for solo travelers. Breakfast is simple but effective. Highly recommended!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Oki Doki, Warsaw, Poland
8.9
21st Aug 2013

A really nice and social atmosphere in this place. The staff are great: friendly and helpful. It's quite big, which I usually dont like so much. But in the case of Oki Doki they hold onto to the small hostel feeling. A nice touch is that the rooms have their own theme, I really liked staying in the 'Tir na Nog' dorm. and would defo go back there if im in Warsaw again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Monk's Bunk, Tallinn, Estonia
8.6
10th Aug 2013

Not a bad spot! Probably it's more suited to groups than solo backpackers (try Tallinn Backpackers). There was only groups when I was there and not a big social vibe, so I spent much of my evening hanging out with the staff... and a nice bunch they are!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Blue Cow Backpackers, Riga, Latvia
5.7
3rd Aug 2013

The atmosphere is very flat, a bit too quiet here. They were very sticky about rules and made me pay for my friend who couldnt find it (badly signed from st). I was charged for the 4 bed dorm, put in 6 bed, if I hadn't checked that I would have been ripped off. Providing coffeee without a machine to make it is just silly. Bathroom mirror fell out on me, lucky i caught it. I came for a good sleep but was woken by music in the restaraunt downstairs. But Chris is a nice girl, friendly and helpful.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Jimmy Jumps House/Hostel, Vilnius, Lithuania
7.4
26th Jul 2013

Not a bad spot, but only spent one night on a cycle tour trip. Looks like a good place to party and hang out. Directions from the staff were not good... not what you need on a touring trip!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.9
8th May 2013

Pretty good hostel. The location is perfect and the staff are ace. They have a good formula going with the free dinner followed by pub (or more accuratly club) crawl. If you are a young solo traveller looking to party and make friends this is the place for you. The place is pretty new, so till a few kinks like creaky beds and hot and miss showers... iron them out and the place would get 100.

View Property Reply

Hi Colm! We really appreciate your sincere review. We are working hard to overcome the downsides you have noted. Thanks and see you soon!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Couple, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Academica Summer Hostel, Helsinki, Finland
8.9
26th Aug 2012

I book this for my 60 yr old parents. They were very satisfied with the room, location and facilities. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Would recommend

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Terviseks, Tartu, Estonia
8.9
14th Jun 2012

This is a nice little hostel, right in the center of Tartu. Clean and well equipped. Friendly and helpful staff, basic but sufficient breakfast (brownie points for the great coffee). I recommend (both Tartu and Terviseks), and I would stay here again!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Dina's Hostel, Cairo, Egypt
8.9
5th Jan 2012

Nice spot in the heart of downtown. Theres a few little things that could do with improving but overall it a great place to stay. The staff are really friendly and helpful

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Zouara Sharm Hotel, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
6.3
2nd Jan 2012

Quite nice. Lovely pool area, nice old style buildings. Spacious room, mine led out onto the pool. Food is ok; buffet breakfast. The staff are nice but a little helpless, bless em! Maybe they just speak better Russian than English as the place is full of Russians! Location is well out of Sharm, no shops/cafes/bars around. So cheap (10 euro) for single B&B but it's the extras where they catch you: expensive food and drink, internet @ 2$ per 15min (no WIFI), outrageous 150 EP airport pick up

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Tallinn Backpackers, Tallinn, Estonia
8.0
20th Dec 2011

Not a bad hostel... A bit of an Ozzie colonly in northern Europe. It was just before Christmas when I was there so it was really quite.... but the staff still managed to make a fun party and pub crawl. Its a good system they have, legends to go pub crawling every single day!!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Flying Backpackers, Tallinn, Estonia
7.3
11th Aug 2011

Not a bad hostel, staff are nice, and the location is good. Not the best place for meeting people though. Recommend for couples and small groups

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Vana Tom, Tallinn, Estonia
5.0
10th Aug 2011

Just about acceptable. Staff dont really care, there is no atmosphere, no chill out area, no fun. But it will do if everything else is full

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
10.0
8th Aug 2011

I have travelled the world, I have stayed in many hostels and I have given many reviews on Hostelworld... I have NEVER given 100% before but this place deserves it! The staff are super nice and friendly, even when you arrive at 6am. They have some events every evening to get the croud interacting. Clean, great location, good kitchen... I really cant find fault! Except one... i wanted to stay another night but they were full!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
SPB Hostel, St Petersburg, Russia
8.0
6th Aug 2011

Pretty nice hostel in a great location. Small place with just two dorms, which I like. Staff were nice and helpful, they let me stay late as I couldnt check in til late.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.3
7th Jul 2011

Ok, so the location isnt ideal (bit dodgy are. And a little more specific directions from the metro would go a long way. Aside for these things this place is top notch!!! So well designed, great friendly staff and a auper place to meet people. One of the best hostels I've seen and believe me I have seen a lot!!!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hong Kong Hostel, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
7.7
4th Jul 2011

Not a bad hostel at all. Great location and the staff are friendly and helpful. Kitchen and free coffee is appreciated since HK is such an expensive place

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Trippers Carpe Diem, Yangshuo, China
9.0
23rd Jun 2011

Not really a hostel, more of a guesthouse with one dorm. If you seek peace a quite in lovely surroundings a short walk from the town this place is perfect. The staff are ace! The all learn and remember you name which is a nice touch. Food is good but a little pricey. I came for 3 days... stayed for 6... enough said!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Journey House, Guangzhou, China
8.0
19th Jun 2011

Feels more like you are crashing in a mates flat than a hostel... which is a good thing! Finding it can be a bit of an ordeal expecially if you arrive late in the night. Good location near the metro and Kiran, the Nepali owner, is a cool guy who likes to hang out with his guests... recommended!

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thank you, case you made you're stay comfortable in our hostel and thanks for good comment...hope you all have good time in China

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Eighty8 Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
8.0
29th May 2011

Place is a palace... nice pool and pool table. Not really the best place for meeting people as the common area is more of a bar than anything else. The staff are really great here

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Spicythai Backpackers, Chiang Mai, Thailand
8.3
3rd Apr 2011

Not a bad spot. A bit outside the city is the only drawback. Great vibe here, its a bit more like crashing in a mates place than staying in a hostel. First time seeing hostel cooking facilities in a looong time!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
ETZzz Hostel Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
10.0
28th Mar 2011

Great find for a shoestring backpacker! 12 bed dorm is so well laid out it feels like a 4 bed... has the be the cheapest bed in BK. The location is great (2min from metro, 10min from skytrain) lots of cheap food around and within attack and retreat distance from Khao San rd. Great vibe here too. Highly recommended!

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Glad to have you here. I like 'within attack and retreat distance from Khao San'. That's really a good one. Anyway, hope to see you again soon. :)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Hotel China Town Inn, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7.7
14th Feb 2011

Not a bad place at all...

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Rahul Guest House, Varanasi, India
8.7
15th Nov 2010

Nice place to stay. Basic room was just that... but it had everything I need. Great value. First place I've stayed in India... I hope everywhere is as good as this.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5.7
15th Oct 2010

Not a bad hotel for a buget. Location is good, in terms of Dubai anyeay. Staff were ok, Liked the roof pool for an evening swim

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Bahaus Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
9.3
11th Oct 2010

Great Vibe in this hostel, and in a perfect location. If you are a backpacker and a social person I highly recommend this place. The roof bar is great and Volcano & Tony and great crack. Big thumbs up!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Legends, Rome, Italy
8.0
5th Oct 2010

good hostel, great location. The girl on the desk was friendly and helpful. Especially liked the pasta party,,, free dinner and a great way to meet with other people in the hostel. Thumbs up for Legends!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
7.7
30th Sep 2010

Grand hostel, fine location. Was a little annoyed by having to dress our beds after 7 hours travelling. There was a great atmosphere and fun for young backpackers which brought with it a bit of noise at night. We felt a little old at 26 & 23. They were pretty strict kicking us out at 10am. Maybe not the best place for couples but great for solo or group backpackers.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
7.7
28th Sep 2010

More like an apartment than a hostel. Perfect for couples, greal location. The girl was friendly and helpful. She gave us a welcome drink on arrival and had lots of suggestions of places to see. I would recommend for couple or small gang but not for solo backpackers

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Lette`m Sleep Hostel, Nuremberg, Germany
8.0
24th Sep 2010

Nice place in a great location, very close to the train station and to all Old town attractions. Staff were friendly and helpful. Nice atmosphere too although I was only here for a 1 night flying visit so didnt get a chance to chill there too much. No complaints, would recommend

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • colcaf2394
  • Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Sleephere, Brussels, Belgium
8.7
13th Sep 2010

What kind of a hostel is it where you are given a most welcoming greeting and a free welcome drink? What kind of a hostel is it where your host joins you for breakfast every morning and is really interested in you and your enjoyment of Brussels.... where you come down for a quick breakfast an end up spending two hours there chatting and joking.... where you stay in a typical Belgium home and get to learn from a true local.... where you have a quilt with little teddy bears wearing pajamas on them... where yo

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I just saw you feedback on my place. I was so deeply touched by this most beautiful text, and always astonished. I have the feeling to do the normal things to be really hospital, nothing more. Maybe it's because I enjoy your stay as much as you do.... Let's keep in touch. Best regards, Karel

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

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