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Reviews: Anonymous

Location USA, Gender Female, Age 49

  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Marken Gjestehus, Bergen, Norway
10.0
2nd Jul 2016

Wonderful. Close to the train station, easy to find. Very kind, welcoming & professional staff. Great security, elevator enters to the front desk & big lockers. Comfortable beds, room with 4 beds just as comfortable as 10 beds. Kitchen, reading area, lots of bathrooms. Very clean & given crisp ironed sheets. Will stay again.

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Thank you very much for this fantastic review! We appreciate the kind words and are very happy that you have enjoyed you time at our Guesthouse. We hope to see you again soon! Enjoy your summer holiday :-)

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Oslo Hostel Central, Oslo, Norway
10.0
26th Jun 2016

Wonderful posh hostel, first of its kind in Norway (half hotel, half hostel). Room, security, kitchen, lounge area... all clean, organized & spacious. Staff exceptional & welcoming. Guests are respectful of others. Good breakfast. Only suggestion is to add Swedish pancakes. Worth paying a little more for this new experience. Thank you

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Trondheim Vandrerhjem, Trondheim, Norway
9.7
24th Jun 2016

New building, very well designed. Excellent bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, eating or relaxing area. No longer a HI hostel. Staff helpful, efficient, wish the lady smiled & was more friendly. She did her job very well & was up early cleaning, perhaps she is over worked. The other staff member held the door next to the reception open while he smoked. I am not a smoker & had to stand at reception while he smoked next to me. I hope he can go to a smoking area outside. Would 100% stay again.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
City Backpackers Hostel, Stockholm, Sweden
8.3
17th Jun 2016

Excellent overall with 3 suggestions. Locker is tiny & does not fit a travel carry on bag, reg. lock does not keep it closed. Hostel says quiet hours begin at 11pm, but most nights people are drinking & talking loudly until 12 or 1am. Depending on who works the desk, when you ask, most staff think it is okay to let people drink & smoke in front of your window when you are trying to sleep at 1am. Cleaning - was told staff do not clean until everyone in dorm leaves.

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Thanks for your honest opinions. Sorry that you felt this way. We do have a low level noise policy after a certain time in the evenings which we do enforce. We have reminded all our staff of this policy. When it comes to dormitories and cleaning - how it works in a hostel is that when people check out of a bed, then we make sure of course the bed is cleaned for the next person to check-in. Also the rooms are thorougly cleaned regularly but not every day in a dormitory environment. We hope you still had an enjoyable time with the hostel facilities and you are welcome to visit us again. I recommend next time to try one of our private rooms. This might be more suitable for you. Have a great summer! Charmaine CBP

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
City Sleep-In, Aarhus, Denmark
9.1
13th Jun 2016

Excellent location, easy to find, best service, personable & professional lady at the desk. Comfortable beds, lockers need own lock, great dining space, outside courtyard, small tv room. Cons - kitchen needs cleaning, food in fridge a mess, unorganized, old & rotting, people staying there almost living there, have taken it over. That's my biggest concern along with one people again almost living there who are loud at night. I asked politely & they toned it down a bit. paint needed.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Generator Hostel Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
8.0
7th Jun 2016

Great location, beds, lockers, all exceptional. Price as much as $100/night for the weekend, way too much now that I've stayed at other hostels in Denmark to compare. No communist kitchen not even to get hot water. Run professionally, you pay for breakfast, to store luggage after 10am & before 2pm check in. Roommates can make or break a stay & sadly, I had 5 people traveling together in a 6 bed dorm who Stayed up laughing & watching videos or packing/unpacking pretty consistently late.

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Dear N, We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. All the best Team Generator Cph

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
United Backpackers, Melbourne, Australia
9.7
9th Jan 2016

Second time to stay. Fantastic hostel & staff know what they are doing, & are very helpful. First stay was on the 3rd floor with a room facing inward, meaning less street noise & air conditioning. Though I stayed the second time in a smaller room on the second floor, no A/C, & was facing the street, meaning noisy. Told staff & they kindly changed me back to the 3rd floor. This is not always possible with the place being so popular. Already planning to stay there again.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Bells Beach Backpackers, Torquay, Australia
9.7
7th Jan 2016

Smaller but great hostel, bus #51 stops right outside. 4-5 min. walk from the Surf Museum, shops & Th. markets nights (not to be missed). Comfortable dorm beds in a large room. Tends to get cold at night. Staff very helpful with good lounge & kitchen. Parking available. 10 minutes walk to the beach.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Apollo Bay Eco YHA, Apollo Bay, Australia
9.7
5th Jan 2016

Exceptional hostel. Fantastic living areas to relax, two kitchens, rooftop deck, & tv room. Well designed & every room has light. Central yet quiet location, one street behind main Street. Quiet at night, comfortable beds with lockers. Only suggestion is carry a larger lock in order to use lockers. Also, can only use wifi in main areas. One of the best hostels on the great ocean road, very popular so book ahead. The lady working at the front desk was most helpful, & kind.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
United Backpackers, Melbourne, Australia
9.7
1st Jan 2016

Best location in the heart of the city, yet you still get a quiet & good nights sleep. Staff are great, personable & super helpful. Rooms have their own AC & depending on who your roommates are, there is lots of space. Some roommates are more aware of people sleeping than others & keeping their belongings in a locker. Bathrooms, rooms & kitchen are cleaned at least twice a day. Tv room is nice to relax in but there is no rooftop or additional paces to relax in. Highly recommend hostel.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse, Hobart, Australia
10.0
28th Dec 2015

Wonderful hostel, with all the comforts. Great location, quiet residential neighborhood. Super comfortable beds, best linen & people are very respectful of the property & others. Dining area, a living room to relax in & then there is the balcony or if you prefer, the garden (my favorite). There is an honor system for items in the house (again, telling you that people who stay here are very respectful & considerate of others). Owners come & go. I liked that they also live in the house.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse, Hobart, Australia
10.0
25th Dec 2015

Fantastic hostel/bunkhouse. Beautifully restored house in a quiet residential part of town. Two blocks from the main Saturday market, 3-4 minutes walk to the harbor. Extremely comfortable, old world charm that extends to the garden, or sit on the porch sipping a glass of wine. The owners live on-site, & are very helpful. Lights, a shelf & outlet for each bed. Having traveled the globe for 12+ years, & reviewing some 75 hostels on hostelworld alone, I give this a 10/10. Book 6 mts. in adv.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hobart Hostel, Hobart, Australia
8.6
24th Dec 2015

Good location, great owner... very helpful & accommodating. Basic kitchen & bathrooms, comfortable bed. Would recommend you book a smaller room & wear earplugs as the rooms face a road. Top hostel in town is Montacute, but you have to book 3 months ahead. Hobart hostel could do with some repairs, less beds packed into rooms, lockers, & an over hall. It is a basic hostel. Fortunately, I met some nice people there.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, Blue Mountains, Australia
8.3
21st Dec 2015

Great location, hard working & friendly staff. They could do with some more help. Older building with many, many rooms, large kitchen, updated bathrooms, & large common area. Due to the climate in the mountains where it often rains, the damp & wet conditions have taken a toll on the hostel. Windows in rooms should be open a little to allow fresh air in. Free laundry, computers, & supermarket 2 blocks away a PLUS. Negative, some drunken rowdy hostelers spoil the common area by being loud.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Wake Up! Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia
9.4
17th Dec 2015

Excellent staff, personable, professional. Took their time to review a map & make suggestions based on my questions & interests. Great location - within walking distance to all attractions. Secure rooms, lockers, & clean. Staff cleaned every day. Kitchen facilities very good. Liked that the bar was in the basement, with a separate entrance. Only think I didn't like was the many people smoking standing in the doorway, in front of the entrance where you had to walk through a cloud of smoke.

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Hi there, As your 76th hostel review I cant quite describe how pleased I am with your review and feedback. As a seasoned traveler you would have no doubt seen many types of hostels and for me your review gives validation to all the hard work we put in here! You are absolutely correct about the smokers at the front door and I have put the team on notice about it! Cheers Dev Penney - GM

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Sungate One, Madrid, Spain
10.0
2nd Jul 2015

Wonderful hostel. Easy to find, excellent location. Friendly & helpful staff making you feel at home that includes a nightly dinner. Best hostel I've stayed at in Madrid. Only concern roommates come in late or stay up talking loudly in the common areas between 12-5am after clubbing. Would stay again but concerned about getting sleep

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge, Marrakech, Morocco
4.9
1st Jul 2015

Very average, no one staying there could understand why it had high ratings. Some people canceled nights, leaving for Equity Point hostel, much much better with a pool. Beds crammed into dorms, no lockers, rooms not cleaned, bathrooms awful, locks even door handles broken. Staff smokes in the hostel in front of your dorm room. Breakfast is only bread, no egg or cheese, you even have to ask for tea. High ratings come from 2013, place is very average now, noisy at night, & staff can be rude.

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Hi there, Rule of Booking a Hostel: To stay in a hostel with a pool, one must book a hostel with a pool. There are lockers for every bed. Guests are brought tea and coffee for breakfast. A 4th or 5th pot of, like this guest, yes - of course you can just ask. Staff do not smoke inside the hostel. Especially since this is the month of Ramadan and it is forbidden to do so. Future guests: do bear in mind that this guest also demanded an onsite pharmacy. Make of this what you will!

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge, Marrakech, Morocco
5.4
29th Jun 2015

Nice common area downstairs. Small rooftop. Beds very soft & sagging, beds crammed into rooms & no lockers in the room. Bread, bread for breakfast. Staff more interested in selling desert tours. Hostel is not cleaned very often, very run down, needs maintenance & repairs to doors, locks, showers, holes in walls. Average hostel would highly recommend equity point hostel for an extra $1-2 plus they have a pool. Desert trip some people got food poisoning from the chicken served. Be careful

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Surfwavesmorroco, Taghazout, Morocco
9.1
24th Jun 2015

Great place to stay. I booked a dorm but few people are traveling during Ramadan. Owner gave me a private room with a deck & kitchenette on the top floor for the same price. He couldn't have been nicer, giving me information & if I needed him to ask at the surf shop next door. Tiny village, great beach, lots of surf shops. Private room was very comfortable. Some minor repairs but that it Morocco for you. I extended my stay to catch up & have some quiet time. Owner very flexible

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Auberge La Source, Merzouga, Morocco
10.0
17th Jun 2015

Highlight of my holiday in Morocco. The owner & his family were very nice & really took care of me. Emailing me with details & different options where I could decide when I arrived. He picked me up at the bus station. The room, indoor & outdoor areas, & Swimming Pool were all great. The food is excellent, all meals very generous & different each day. I loved the trip on a camel & overnight in the desert. I stayed an extra day for the jeep tour. Arrive by car or bus, this place is great.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Riad Baraka, Chefchaouen, Morocco
9.4
16th Jun 2015

Absolutely recommend. Tight quarters for dorm but nice to have a lock box next to bed. Excellent roof top terrace. Nice atmosphere. Very good breakfast. Only concern dorm is next to reception, next to eating area & at night people talk, gather until midnight or after. Also, though I allergic to cats. The owner has taken in street kittens which is nice of her but they keep coming into the dorm. Also you can not stay in the breakfast area or downstairs if the cats are there.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Riad Baraka, Chefchaouen, Morocco
9.4
14th Jun 2015

Hostel run as a home. Great bedrooms & a dorm downstairs as you enter. Terrace very nice good view of the town. Great recommendations for eating out bansour, Italian pizza place & the magic lamp. Assad restaurant is okay only people I saw eating there for 3 days were hostel guests. Great hammam Mohammed recommended & good walks from town can do on your own. Dorm is loud at night as people gather in reception area to talk until late. Didn't like cats in the hostel

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Funky Fes, Fez, Morocco
7.4
12th Jun 2015

Slept well, comfortable beds. 4 person dorm had its own bathroom. Very clean. Only 2 sockets out of 8 had electricity in the room. Nice balcony outside dorm. Problem as people who smoke it comes into the dorm & some people stay up late at night talking, difficult to sleep before midnight. Front desk nice but more interested in selling tours. Do the dessert trip yourself, cheaper, you see more & all the riads in Merzourga make arrangements for less. Fez stay 1 day & 1 or 2 nights

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Easy Go Hostel, Vang Vieng, Laos
8.6
7th Jan 2015

Good place, 4 min walk from most of the bar scene which is a good thing when you eventually want to sleep. Basic but you get a good nights sleep under a mosquito net. Hot shower with good power. Lockers for a mid size backpack. The staff are a family & very friendly & always around. Best thing is they book tickets for you at a cheap price & twice this has happened when the minivan picks you up first so you get a good seat

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Kounsavan Guest House, Luang Prabang, Laos
8.9
23rd Dec 2014

Great location. 4 bed dorms are comfortable & there's a small locker you can use. Free tea/coffee all day, good breakfast & friendly staff. There are other guest housese for the same price but this is easy to come back to. Only thing is when people are drinking late the hostel staff does not ask them to be quiet.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Kounsavan Guest House, Luang Prabang, Laos
7.1
22nd Dec 2014

Enjoyable stay. Cold at night but you can ask for extra blankets. Good breakfast. Small dorms, little space for a bag but they do provide a small locker, very small. Atmosphere is only people on their phones, staff are nice but not knowledgeable, often loud & don't book tickets for you until the night before. Staff do not keep drunken people quiet at midnight when people are trying to sleep. Many guesthouses available in town. This one is good value but you can also stay for less elsewhere

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Easy Go Hostel, Vang Vieng, Laos
7.1
21st Dec 2014

Basic. Cheap. Easy to find. Good location at the quieter side Nice view from deck but don't see the river. Bamboo hut traditional house with mosquito net. They give you an extra blanket. Can get other places but will pay much more

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Sihome Backpackers Hostel, Vientiane, Laos
7.4
18th Dec 2014

Enjoyed my stay. Basic. 4 bed dorm slept well. Relatively quiet but staff does not keep noise down if people are outside partying. Good breakfast. Across from backpackers hostel. Next time may check out niny hostel next to the best French bakery in town with a more serious & older traveler set, probably costing a little more but better place to chill. The one thing I didn't like about Simone was that staff always smoke, smoke is everywhere even when you are eating breakfast outside.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.4
1st Oct 2014

I stay every year when in the city. Best location, staff & kitchen. Average breakfast, wish they would include rolled oats &/or eggs. 6 bed dorm very comfortable but only one main light. Wish beds could have an ind. light not to wake everyone if you enter late at night. No place to recharge phone in dorm. Love staying here, book ahead especially when there's a major event in town.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
HI Monterey, Monterey, USA
8.6
19th Sep 2014

Great hostel. Location, indoor

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Mostel, Sofia, Bulgaria
8.9
8th Jul 2014

Great hostel, location somewhat easy to find but directions could have been explained better. A small steel door under a sign next to a bank that no longer exists. Excellent staff, great service & fun place to hang out. Slept in 18 bed dorm bed close to the floor which worked out. Good bathrooms. City good for 1 or 2 days. Hostel just needs to give better directions especially if coming in at night from the airport.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Rethymno Youth Hostel, Crete, Greece
9.7
3rd Jul 2014

Great hostel, easy location to find (under the arch 1st st. to the right), comfortable dorm, staff, clean, value all excellent. They kept it quiet at night & I liked that the bathroom/showers were on a different level, less noise. The reception area is the kitchen/hang-out area inside but there is an outside patio as well as a courtyard downstairs. The only thing I didn't like was that people smoked outside on the patio so there was no where else to eat your breakfast at a table. Bfast extra.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Caveland, Santorini, Greece
9.7
30th Jun 2014

Second stay in 2 yrs, great hostel, friendly European staff, most comfortable dorm I've stayed in in a while. Facilities incl a big pool, quiet areas to sit outside & the whole setting is a garden, former tennis club & vineyard. 25-35 min walk from Fira, the center where it is more expensive. The trick is to rent a scooter or share a car to go around the island. Scooter 12 euros a day from the place at the corner. Vineyards are 10 min by scooter, outdoor movie theatre 15 min, easy to do.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Paraga Beach Hostel, Mykonos, Greece
4.6
27th Jun 2014

Really no choice if you want a dorm room on Mykonos. Advise you to just sleep there, using earplugs. Place valuables at reception. It is very basic, even at this price for rows of huts, tents, or other army looking units. Most people like to drink all day, listen to loud music by the pool. At night most people go out drinking & partying from 11-5/6am get wasted, sleep around. Cleaning is very poor, the lady makes 3-4 brush strokes. Noisy fan runs all night swirling dust making folks sick.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Students & Travellers Inn, Athens, Greece
7.7
25th Jun 2014

Great location, staff & bed, only problem could not sleep, even with earplugs. Thought I would try a different hostel in Athens, as been here 3 times in 2 yrs., other too expensive. Air conditioner did not work first night, both nights most dorm room face the inner courtyard above the bar. It's not the place but the people who get drunk, shout, play games at the bar until 1 or 2am. The small bar space all sound goes up & is magnified. Staff continue serve drunk people more beer.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Retro Moldova Hostel, Chisinau, Moldova
6.3
22nd Jun 2014

Difficult to recommend but I did enjoy my stay because I only slept there. Location is hard to find, in an older apt. building. Comfortable bed, cramped room, no lockers, 1 bathroom incl toilet shared by 3 different dorm rooms, bathroom needs repairs & not cleaned well, has mold. Owner spends his time & money on his other hostel. Wifi works, staff are very nice, owner charges a lot for a tour. Suggest you rally others rent your own car to tour the wineries, & other locations (20 euros/day).

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Transylvania Hostel, Cluj Napoca, Romania
9.7
20th Jun 2014

Excellent hostel, I rarely give that rating. Great location, easy to find, welcoming, great breakfast (cereal) no fruit but that would ask too much. Security for everything, multiple staff there & always working for guests (train, bus, connections, suggestions). This is the only hostel in Romania where the staff work around the clock for hostelers needs. Travelers stay longer than planned here & fellow hostelers ask new hostelers to lunch, dinner or other activities. Comfortable beds.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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The Old Town Hostel, Sibiu, Romania
7.1
18th Jun 2014

Good hostel especially since I was 1 of 3 people in 10 person dorm. Easy to find. Staff friendly but played videos or played on the computer each day, not interested in guests. 1 staff kept complaining he was tired & had to work. 1 toilet/shower for all the people in the 10 person dorm & I think the rest of the hostel. No lockers in the dorm. Kitchen small, no where to hang out, breakfast cost extra. Comfortable bed but wear earplugs as facing the square, above bars/restaurants.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Gia Boutique Hostel, Sighisoara, Romania
8.3
17th Jun 2014

Easy to find, nice lady speaks little English but not needed. It Is a pension hotel very clean & they made the 2 attic rooms into dorm rooms. Only 2 people in the dorm when I was there which was made it more private & quieter. I don't think the town gets many hostelers. The town is good for one night stay. No breakfast that I knew of but it's not needed as the town & everything is so cheap. I would stay again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Kismet Dao Hostel, Brasov, Romania
8.0
13th Jun 2014

Easy to find. Great relaxed vibe, average breakfast cereal only. Wish I could say I slept but room 1 bed 5 is most comfortable. It has springs that make a lot of noise & are digging into your back. Others said they had a more comfortable bed. Only other comment is all the staff smoke all the time & the noise 11pm. The smoke comes into the dorms, you can not sit outside without someone next to you smoking. The staff is always talking loudly even at 7am with the cleaning lady

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Umbrella Hostel, Bucharest, Romania
7.1
10th Jun 2014

Good location, easy to find, easy 20 min walk to the old center. Good kitchen, downstairs shower/bathroom is poor, best showers & bathrooms are upstairs. Only 1 in 4 staff were friendly. No staff know anything about travel in Romania, haven't traveled in their own country & can only tell you go to Brasov where the hostel there can tell you information. Staff does not know the times of any trains or buses. This happens when you have local staff work who have no connection to the hostel.

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Dear Nicola, sorry you feel this way, you are one of the most difficult travelers that we have accommodated so far :) I can assure our future guests that we have a very friendly staff, as can been seen in all of our other reviews and we are very knowledgeable of traveling through out Romania, We usually sit down and work out a route on a big map when our guests leave from our hostel to visit our country. We have received many praises on these recommendations.No worries, see you guys soon :)

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Anandamayi Hostel & Hotel, Bogota, Colombia
9.7
10th Jan 2014

2nd visit. Great location, staff, relaxing areas, laundry, kitchen & they make you a hot water bottle for your bed, in case Bogata is cold. Not a party hostel, which is good. French pastry shop on the corner across from the hostel check out. Only suggestion is to give directions from the bus terminal. Walk 6 blocks to the TransMilenio (red buses that drive in their own lanes), take J6 into the center until it ends (bus driver will tell you), follow everyone, take F23 to Museo Oreo.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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La Serrana, Salento, Colombia
9.7
6th Jan 2014

Extended my stay here. Wonderful staff, perfect for lounging in hammocks, reading, walks. Breakfast is included & the best. You pay a small price if you want other items such as pancakes, waffles & its absolutely worth it. Town 20 minutes walk very easy. Perfect hostel is take it easy, & enjoy nature. Bring a sweater as it can get cold at night in January, & it will rain part of the day. That's normal & doesn't take away from the place. I look forward to my next visit

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Colombian Highlands Renacer Hostel, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
9.7
31st Dec 2013

Wonderful hostel. Great rooms, powerful & hot showers, kitchen, outdoor pizza oven, indoor & outdoor space including hammocks to relax with a garden. Can order breakfast & dinner, reasonable. 25 minutes walk into town, nice to stay in a quiet space, safe to walk. Relaxing & beautiful area. Definitely stop for 2-3 days. This hostel compares with La Serrana in Salento as two of the best in all of Columbia. Taxi to the place is 5000 pesos & they they deduct it from your bill. Good staff.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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El Dorado International Hostel, San Gil, Colombia
4.3
28th Dec 2013

Very basic. Having been in Columbia one month, this is the only bad review I will write. Location is good but so are other hostels. No air conditioning, no windows in room, reception desk with care takers loud family outside day & night, loud. No kitchen, only a fridge & sink. No beer, caretaker said they were out but I was there 3 days. Shower is sometimes warm, other times cold. TV is played loud all day mostly for caretakers son. Dog smells & goes into room that are not locked.

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Sorry for how you feel about your stay here. However, for the four years we have been open we have never had a review less than 70%. Also, a few points that you made above are incorrect. We do not have a son at this hostel and the kitchen has a stove, sink, and refridgerator as well as laundry available for all residents. I hope the next time you write a critical review of a hostal you will talk with the owners to get all of the right information.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Drop Bear Hostel, Santa Marta, Colombia
9.4
24th Dec 2013

Great hostel. Wonderful staff, great facilities, one of the highlights to staying in any hostel in s America. There is not much in Santa Marta, use the hostel to relax & as a base to see Tayrona & Minca. I did day trips, start early to make the most of the day. Loved watching movies, indoor & outside by the pool, the tour of the house, relaxing by the pool during the day, the cooked meals or use a big kitchen.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
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HI Boston, Boston, USA
8.0
18th Oct 2012

Great location, comfortable clean rooms & bathrooms. I stay 3 months a yr in hostels worldwide & had great expectations for this new hostel. Biggest disappointment breakfast Unprofessional in appearance, interaction with hostellers. Unclean breakfast areas. No order to washing dishes. 2 staff members tried to convince me butter was cream cheese until their supervisor came to tell then they had put out 4 butter containers. Breakfast is sugary cereals, cheap sugary yogurt. Shame on staff

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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HI Marin Headlands, Sausalito, USA
9.4
3rd Oct 2012

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
HI Point Reyes, Point Reyes Station, USA
8.6
25th Sep 2012

Great place. You're in the middle of a forest, trails near by, usual fog & mist early morning, bring layers. Suggestion - though there is time for silence, the place could do with some atmosphere created by the staff. A little radio or something in the kitchen or eating area. Mark is usually on the desk, is a nervous person, who makes others nervous always observing them & giving you a look. He works hard, & I hope the staff can improve the atmosphere for this excellent hostel.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
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Athens Backpackers, Athens, Greece
9.4
15th Jul 2012

Great location, easy to find, next to a metro stop in the center. Stayed at both the hostel & their 2nd building 'the studio' 2 blocks away. Security, rooms, cleanliness excellent. Studio lockers don't take regular sized padlock. Buildings in general lack character, atmosphere, however clean, functional & I would absolutely stay there again. Their restaurant 'fish cafe' has the best vegetarian & beef burgers. Enjoy the parks, gardens, Acropolis & the best outdoor movie theatre in the world

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Caveland, Santorini, Greece
9.4
11th Jul 2012

Great place, a former hotel converted to a hostel, shared & singled rooms. Wifi, kitchen, pool w areas to relax, outdoor seating area & really a very nice location. 30 minutes from Fira town, 15 minutes walking up hill, so many people hired a moped for 15 euro or a quad for 20 to get about. Only concern, very loud at night. No staff on duty after 9pm, & people staying smoked, drank, played music & talked very loud outside their dorm rooms, in front of other dorm rooms until 2 or 4am.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Athens Backpackers, Athens, Greece
9.1
10th Jul 2012

Great location 30 meters from a central subway stop, rooms, bathrooms & check-in all very good. Occasional wait on the shower in the morning. Friendly staff. Fish cafe restaurant by their second location has the best food & also the cheapest 4-6 euro. Already planned to stay here again, only downside is that breakfast has no fruit, yogurt or musli, just a boiled egg/cheap bread/jam. For the independent traveler, this place is good, as there is not much going on during the day.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Alsos House, Kalambaka, Greece
9.7
8th Jul 2012

Lovely place, good location, tell the bus driver to drop you at the bus station in town, not 1/4 mile away down the rd. Owner picked me up as it was 44 degrees. Rooms are clean, quiet, secure, & usually come with a balcony looking up at the large rocks. It's also next to a trail up. Great breakfast, can ask the owner for eggs. Parking & 8 minutes walk into the center of town. Good restaurants, food/wine is cheap. Everyone comes out at night in the squares. Recommend 2 nights, 1 full day.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Corfu Backpackers, Corfu, Greece
9.7
5th Jul 2012

Corfu Backpackers is "The Pink Palace" & for someone who doesn't drink more than 1 or 2 drinks, & is usually back by midnight, I had a good time. It is a party place where many drink half the night, but if you do not & wish to stay, it is a good hostel. I stayed in a dorm room with 3 regular beds, very clean, secure, quiet but best to wear ear plugs. Breakfast is bread/jam/eggs/cofffee nothing special, dinner is good. I would stay again but not rent quads with them, 1/2 price elsewhere.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Berat Backpackers Hostel, Berat, Albania
10.0
3rd Jul 2012

One of the top hostels in the Balkans, absolutely worth staying 1 or 2 nights to see Berat. Stay longer if you want to take a break from traveling. Rooms, beds, lockers, kitchen, bathrooms, balcony areas, bar area & tv/music room all really well built & cleaned everyday. The owner "Scottie' is very nice & he has set a new standard of hostel for others to follow. Last comment best breakfast. FYI next door someone opened up trying to be like Scotties place, but it's not the same.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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Milingona Hostel, Tirana, Albania
10.0
29th Jun 2012

One of the top hostels in the Balkans. Great room, lockers, kitchen, bathrooms, balcony, bar area, relaxing areas, shade, tv/music/reading room. Scottie the owner is excellent, quiet spoken, kind, & very helpful. Breakfast is the best of any hostel I've stayed in my 7 week trip. Berat good for 1 or 2 nights, more if you wish to take a break from traveling & relax. I met someone staying next door, a new hostel competing with Scottie, but he spent the time at our hostel. Highly recommend.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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Milingona Hostel, Tirana, Albania
8.9
28th Jun 2012

Wonderful staff, place is very nice, 25 minutes walk from the center & I had a nice stay. Excellent beds, rooms, kitchen, small garden & balcony all very good. Good breakfast. Tirana is a gritty city that has a certain attraction. Lots of energy, people are very nice, food is cheap, certainly worth visiting for 1 or 2 days. Hostel is very close to the Muslim school with a statue in front, take the street t the right of the statue & then a right 100 meters up at a bar on the corner.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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Hostel Marker Dubrovnik Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
10.0
22nd Jun 2012

Best location, 1 min. walk from old town in a quiet, private residential area hidden away by a small harbor. Great room, stayed in dorm & a private room, both with separate kitchen & bathroom. The people in charge are very nice & helpful, really making my vacation easy with good recommendations. Dubrovnik does not have to be expensive, apart from accommodation, if you stay at Hostel Marker. Recommend 2, 3 or 4 days to swim, go to the war museum & Ludrum island, as well as the old town.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Luka's Lodge, Hvar, Croatia
7.1
18th Jun 2012

Luka is a great owner, he tries to do his best for everyone. Good private rooms good, less than average dorms, no lockers, small bathroom. Problem with flies in the dorm room next to the bbq & being bitten by mosquitos in the room at night. Emphasis of the people working there is to go to the beach everyday & party every night at 11pm, but there is so much more you can do on the island. Recommend island tour with Luka, speak with owner,enjoy small town, cafes, local concerts & restaurants.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Old Town Hostel Split, Split, Croatia
7.4
16th Jun 2012

Great location, comfortable beds, lockers, no bed lights or extra space in the room. 2 showers but there was never a wait. Brian was excellent, friendly & good suggestions. Others average at best. One computer but has wifi & a tv in a small lounge. Didn't like that people were allowed to dump all their clothing & sleep on the 2 couches in the lounge area until 10-11am as they were drunk the night before, sometimes these seemed to be staff or the people leading the pub crawl. Kitchen good.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Hostel Majdas (former Majdas Rooms), Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina
9.1
14th Jun 2012

Myda, I admire what you have done here. You work very hard & treat everyone like family. Small things mean a lot... someone picks you up from the bus station & knows your name, points out interesting places, greet you everytime with an invitation for tea, coffee or water, asks you to sit down & relax, serves you breakfast asking if you had enough to eat, leaves a note out with who is taking a taxi with the time. These things do not loose when you get bigger. We come for you & Batas tour.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Travellers Home Hostel, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
9.4
10th Jun 2012

Best dorm set-up, comfortable beds w locker underneath & a light. Good kitchen, breakfast bread, chese, jam & nutella-like brand. No musli only cornflakes w milk. Great location, no air conditioning, next to average noisy street, wear ear plugs. Only negative womens shower very small, you can only stand straight. Mens shwoer much better. Owner is excellent for information., other staff less than average. Owner is there most of the day. Best hostile to stay in Sarajevo, recommend 2 nights

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Hostelche, Belgrade, Serbia
8.6
6th Jun 2012

Great location. Small hostel, comfortable. clean, quiet, nice lounge area w tv & kitchen. Easy to find (look for name on the door bell) across from a church, next to the restaurant called ?. Yes that is the name. Hostel could do with some minor repairs & I would stay there again, excellent staff, more the 3 women than the gentleman. Belgrade is a surprise, everyone loves it, cheaper than Croatia & Bosnia to eat, go out, movie, stay for minimum 2 days, better 3 days. Then travel again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Bobs Bunkhouse, Johannesburg, South Africa
6.9
8th Jan 2012

There's just not a great hostel in Joburg. Bob's is good if you're waiting to fly out. It's close to a very average street with few shops, KFC had wires across so his ells you about the area. Bob's is 7km from the shopping mall 60 rand by taxi. Bar is small, bunk beds confortable but ladies is next to the bathroom that 2 rooms use. No internet, owners just stopped the service despite what is advertized on the website, but they have wifi. Mbizi is better, except for girls dorm in a garage.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Mbizi Backpackers Lodge, Johannesburg, South Africa
6.0
8th Jan 2012

There's just not a great hostel in Joburg. Mbizi is good if you're waiting to fly only. There's one empty pizza rest. near by & nothing else. Bar, pool table, garden, tv room, pool is good, internet 20 rand 30 minutes, wifi 10 rand though no code is needed, so you log on yourself for free. Rooms & mens dorm is good, women's is not good - 5 single beds 6 inches apart in a badly converted garage. Roommate was coughing all night because of the dust. Bags go on the floor. Bring your own food.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Buccaneers Backpackers Cintsa, Cintsa, South Africa
8.6
27th Dec 2011

Great place, staff, restaurant, all meals, atmosphere & location. Loved the view from the red dorm but, please, how could you not have such disgusting dorm bathrooms. Improvements needed, doors don't lock, showers are dirty & full of mold. The shower on the far right had no hot water & in general, they are not up to your standard. The dorm room could also do with some lockers, a light by some of the beds. The glass window by the far bunk is broken.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Banghoek Place, Stellenbosch, South Africa
8.6
20th Dec 2011

Great place to stay, quiet, relaxing by the pool, reading on the deck. Helpful staff. 15 minutes walk from town, definately stay 2 days & go on one wine tour with the hostel. Eat at a restaurant called Apprentice in town.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Amber Tree Lodge Backpackers, Cape Town, South Africa
10.0
17th Dec 2011

Great hostel. Comfortable beds, not much space in the dorm, but the rest of the hostel more than makes up for the small dorms. Very clean, more mature travelers tend to stay & repeat their stay here. Located in a great neighborhood, close to restaurants, great atmosphere. Breakfast nothing special , bring your own museli & fruit if you don't want toast & cornflakes.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Atlantic Point Backpackers, Cape Town, South Africa
8.6
16th Dec 2011

Great hostel, friendly German staff, excellent facilities, fruit & muesli for breakfast a plus. Showers need to be cleaned. ILocation great for the waterfront but not down town. I stayed for 3 more nights at Amber Tree Lodge hostel, hard to get into but the best in town for location, quiet, older 30 - 50ish, more comfortable hostel.

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Hi, thanks for your review! Our showers are cleaned daily! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in CT! All the best Merry Xmass

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Shelter City, Amsterdam, Netherlands
5.3
10th Jul 2011

You can only buy a map & the young volunteers don't give advice on the city. Only activity that the hostel organizes is give a daily prayer group meeting. Downstairs, people are smoking in the open area outside that gets into the rooms or talking until after midight or playing pin pong which means anyone in a downstairs dorm, doesn't sleep. The fridge fits only food for 10 people, not 180 people & is full of ice. People don't label food like other hostels. Computers sometimes don't work.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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Shelter City, Amsterdam, Netherlands
6.3
6th Jul 2011

Amsterdam is great but get away from the red light district. Though I gave a low rating for security, character & fun, recommend you stay at the hostel in a 4 bed room instead of a 16-20 bed dorm. Advantages your room will have a lock, nicer, quieter (a lot quieter), cleaner, it's upstairs where there's much more security. It is worth the extra $6 euros/night. Staff is very nice but are volunteers, v. young, & overly do the 'I've been saved by Jesus.' Lockers only can fit a day pack.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
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La Posada de Huertas, Madrid, Spain
6.3
5th Jul 2011

Great location, but staff & activities are average at best. There is no real hang out area except for the kitchen which fits 6 around a table. There is a room with 4 computers 3/4 work. The hostel is very noisy all night & with the location, your room is above the street across from bars. If you can sleep with all the noise & people partying in the room & hallway, stay there for the location. I will stay at HostelONE where partying & sleeping is possible. Breakfast toast, jam, cornflakes.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Travellers House, Lisbon, Portugal
10.0
2nd Jul 2011

Excellent hostel, thank you. Friendly, informative & really helpful staff in the best location, who organize great events or help you do it solo. Comfortable & safe rooms, clean bathroom & kitchen wher a lady cooks you scrambled eggs & toast every morning, plus they have muslie. Ipads available & great room to relax in or another to watch tv (only hostel to have Wimbledon coverage). Absolutely coming back. Recommend people do the Portugese food & Fado night, go to Sintra by yourself.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Rivoli Cinema Hostel, Porto, Portugal
9.3
30th Jun 2011

Excellent hostel. Clean, professionally run, friendly informative staff, comfortable rooms, great bathrooms & good breakfast (real bread rools with ham & cheese). Alternatively, stay at 'Downtown Hostel' where I stayed 1 night as I came into Porto early without a reservation. They are equally excellent with an advantage - better kitchen & more rooms to lounge in, rather than one area at Rivoli. Rivoli has one advantage over Downtown Hostel, that is a rooftop terrace which is great.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Roots and Boots Hostel, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
8.0
27th Jun 2011

Great hostel, garden, laundry, kitchen. Directions could be better as it is around the corner up 25 meters on the right side from he street it says it is on. Old building, staff are excellent. Would stay again, Santiago De Composta good for 1-2 days max.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Bilbao Akelarre Hostel, Bilbao, Spain
10.0
23rd Jun 2011

Excellent hostel. Friendly & informative staff, comfortable beds with a great room & bathrooms are very clean with an Ikea feel, including a great kitchen & relaxing area with Tv & internet. Good breakfast & near everything. Would absolutely stay again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Roger's House, San Sebastian, Spain
6.0
21st Jun 2011

Improvements needed by the building owner. Saving part.. lady & Albert who work there are very nice. Not a hostel, rather an apt. in a building where many people are crammed into with no lockers, no bed lights, mold in the bathrooms & broken showers heads, & a kitchen that lacks basic cleanliness or space. It is nice of Alert to cook every night & only charge 3 Euros, but he takes up the entire kitchen from 6 to 10pm or more. Others can not cook & there are always people drinking there.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Pars Teatro hostel, Barcelona, Spain
10.0
12th Jun 2011

Best location, best sleep & most comfortable bed I have had in all of Spain. Staff speak different languages & are very helpful. They clean twice a day at least & the kitchen is great. Easy to find, very secure will definately come back. Stayed in Barcelona for 8 days.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
La Posada de Huertas, Madrid, Spain
6.7
6th Jun 2011

2 of the 4 computers are not working. The front desk only checks people in & beyond a map, is not helpful or knowledgeable about what´s happening. The cleaning staff during the week, especially the guy did a great job. Some of the people staying there were not considerate of others, being loud & partying at 11pm-1am in the rooms, drinking & running into the bathroom. Do not stay in the ladies 4 bed dorm next to both bathrooms. Many 1st time travelers who do not know how to hostel doing laundry at 1am.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Terra da Luz, Fortaleza, Brazil
10.0
2nd Jan 2010

Excellent hostel, lady is very helpful & has made her home easy & comfortable to stay in. Highly recommend stay 2-3 days, then take a bus (R$38) to Jeri 3-4 days, stay in a hostel or pousada. Do not book a tour by the people selling on the beach, the bus takes just as long & the hotel they give you is bad.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Pousada dos Duendes - Lencois, Chapada Diamantina, Brazil
7.3
29th Dec 2009

Nice place good staff dorms average need screens on windows also not cleaned every day. Would stay again, breakfast okay too many leftover baked items, no eggs or pancakes. No internet.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Barra Guest Hostel, Salvador, Brazil
6.3
27th Dec 2009

Problem w/bed bugs at the hostel. Owner blames it on a traveler, but it is in more than one room. Helpful friendly owner but a lot of the information given to us about events was incorrect over 3 days. Would stay again but not in 4 bedrom on the ground floor v. noisy people smoking outside air conditioner very noisy. 3 days in Salvador is god then go to Lencois or other places. Do not let the owner make a skype cal for you, cost R60 for 10 min. to Canada.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
CabanaCopa Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9.7
21st Dec 2009

Excellent hostel. I hostel 3 mts/yr. all over the world & this is one of the best as far as location (beach, metro). It is also the most clean, casual, relaxing place. I will definately return. Suggestion to staff: ask fellow hostellers to stay in the common areas after midnight to party so the rest of us can sleep. Also, to give better advise on things to do, update the board, post bus schedules, maps of popular places to go

View Property Reply

Hello Nicola, Thanks for staying with us. Our guests are welcome to stay in the common areas even after the bar is closed, but that is their choice of course. Also, our notice board has all the local bus routes and intercity bus schedules & prices to all major destinations on the backpacker trail, I don't know how could you have missed it. Anyway, our staff is always ready to answer any questions you might have and point you on the maps we give at the Reception. Best regards, CabanaCopa Staff

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Amberland Hostel, Kaliningrad, Russia
9.3
22nd Jul 2009

New building, excellent kitchen, bathroom, & rooms. Definately recommend, advised they post better directions. 40 min. walk from the center, or 25 min. walk from the Amber museum. Walk up Nevosky st., past 2 traffic lights, take next left (furniture store on corner), walk down 4 minutes past symolic land mine on left, turn right walk 3 min. pass small supermarket, turn right walk 3 min. to building # 4 (10 stori

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

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