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Reviews: Anonymous

Location South Africa, Gender Male, Age 31

  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Castle Rock Hostel, Edinburgh, Scotland
9.4
13th Aug 2015

What a fantastic hostel! There is a disco ball in the reception area - how cool is that! Perfectly located, spacious rooms, vibey colours, loads of funky common areas, super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff, and the list goes on. The only criticism I do have is that the rooms are vacuumed at about 10AM when a lot of people are still trying to sleep

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Flying Pig Downtown, Amsterdam, Netherlands
9.4
23rd Jul 2015

One of my all time favourite hostels

View Property Reply

Hi there Aw, thanks so much! We are very touched by your lovely review. We love to hear that we are one of your all time favourite hostels :) We hope to see you again soon on your travels! The Piggies

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
City Backpackers Hostel, Stockholm, Sweden
8.3
5th Mar 2015

This is a very well run hostel. The staff try their best to accommodate all requests from guests. The atmosphere was good but could be better - I think perhaps more nightly social events should be organised. I would definitely recommend this hostel.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Quetzal, Cancun, Mexico
8.0
2nd Feb 2015

This hostel has that "X factor". It is fun, crazy, great for meeting new people - never a dull moment! Great atmosphere! The staff are helpful, relaxed, and take part in the fun! There are lots of common areas and a bar for meeting new friends. The breakfast and dinner are very decent. The hostel organizes nightly outings to the clubs on the strip including pick up.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Firehouse Hostel, Austin, USA
7.7
4th Dec 2014

Good: > The hostel was located right in the middle of the night life action. > There was a large locker under my bed which fitted my entire large suitcase Bad: > The bar downstairs was a good bar but not very practical for anyone on the second floor of the hostel as it went on till 2AM very loudly and I could not sleep. > The coffee was disgusting. > The blanket was tiny

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
HI NYC Hostel, New York, USA
9.1
28th Nov 2014

This hostel was a backpackers heaven. There was 2 huge huge common rooms, an outside garden and a deli. There were events organised every day and night from pub crawls to walking tours to comedy shows. The staff were really helpful and chilled out.

View Property Reply

Thank you for the great information you have given us Ben. We will tell our staff how easy going they were. Cheers.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Florentine Backpackers Hostel, Tel Aviv, Israel
8.9
2nd Oct 2014

This hostel is perfect for backpackers with a fantastic roof top terrace - the perfect setting to meet new people and get the party started. The staff were really helpful, friendly, personal and joined in the fun! The hostel is close enough to the beach and bars. Rooms came with a locker but no luggage storage for leaving luggage when checking out. I highly reccomend Florentine Hostel and will be staying there myself when I visit Tel Aviv again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sydney Hostel, Amman, Jordan
6.3
29th Sep 2014

The hostel was spacious and well located within a 10 minute walk of the Roman Theatre. The staff were helpful enough. I'm afraid to say that there was not much of the backpacking atmosphere where you meet new people and make new friends etc

View Property Reply

I am glad that you liked the hostel. You have stayed with us for only one night and I am sorry that you did not get the chance to meet other travellers. On that day we had only 7 other backpacker travellers and that is because now it is not the highest season. I wish we can host you again when there are more backpackers around. All the best,

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sanlitun Youth Hostel, Beijing, China
8.0
8th Aug 2014

I would really reccommend this hostel. It has a bar\restaurant with an inside and outside area so lots of opportunity to meet fellow travellers and get ready for a big night out at the clubs which are just a 5 minute walk away. The room was a decent size with a good aircon and and the bed was comfortable. The staff were really helpful, friendly and accomodating.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Albergue Zaragoza Hostel, Zaragoza, Spain
7.1
9th Jul 2014

Only stayed here one night so cannot give a well-formed opinion

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Manena Hostel, Genoa, Italy
8.3
19th Jun 2014

The staff were really friendly and helpful and always more than happy to advise on where to go and sight see. They organised FREE pub crawls and walking tours which were both brilliant and highly reccommended. I did not appreciate being forced to leave at 11AM till 130PM every day.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Green Studio Hostel, Belgrade, Serbia
8.0
4th Jun 2014

This is a party hostel. The staff are really friendly, helpful and accommodating. We arrived at 6AM and they let us sleep in the common room for a few hours. The hostel has a bar which makes for a good social vibe before going out for the night. The sound from the common room to the dorm room above it is loud so don't forget ear plugs!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Shanti-Hostel, Skopje, Macedonia
7.7
18th Apr 2014

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
X Hostel Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
8.6
6th Mar 2014

If you are a traveler looking to meet new people and have an all round good time, this is DEFINITELY the hostel for you. The staff are super friendly and accommodating, there is a great hostel bar, large common area, ping pong\beer pong table, drinking games, jacuzzi etc. The hostel is just a 5 minute walk from the Old Town. The only one (small) downside was no breakfast, but there is a huge supermarket 2 minutes away.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Kayun Hostel, Kuta, Indonesia
8.9
27th Sep 2013

Kayun Hostel is fantastic. The staff bend over backwards to help you and are always smiling. The pook area is ultra relaxing. My room was cleaned every day which is not normal for a hostel. I highly reccommend this hostel.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Flying Pig Uptown, Amsterdam, Netherlands
8.0
19th Jul 2013

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Bar was fun - smoking room even more fun ;-) The climb to our room on the fourth floor was a nightmare. Breakfast was a bit too basic.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Lime n Soda Beachfront Resort, Koh Phangan, Thailand
7.4
6th Nov 2012

This hostel had a private beach and a pool. The food at the restaurant was excellent and well priced. The room was not cosy and the tap leaked all over the bathroom floor.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Oak Hostel, Tokyo, Japan
7.4
24th Oct 2012

This is not a hostel, but a hotel. There are no hostel vibes where you meet lots of people and have a drink with new friends. It is a decent hotel. I stayed in a double room and it was tiny. I could barely fit my laptop on the desk. The beds were hard and the pillows were basically just bags with pellets in.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel, Copenhagen, Denmark
7.7
5th Oct 2012

There was a fantastic common area with ping pong, foosball, pool, and a bar where you could meet lots of like minded young travellers and get a very well priced beer. There was a ratio of 1 bathroom per 15 people which was a bit much. Good hostel I would definitely recommend.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Perminalen Hotel, Oslo, Norway
7.4
11th Aug 2012

This was a hotel, not a hostel, and I will review it as such. Given that Oslo is such an expensive city, the value for money is very good and. Breakfast was above average. They had a okay chill out room. The hotel did not offer any excursion bookings. The room was quite large and spacious and had a very nice shower. Not a vibey place like a hostel, but it's not a hostel so...

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.0
6th Jul 2012

I have been to this hostel twice now and thoroughly enjoyed both times. They had pancakes for breakfast!! And next door (literally) is a pub that is open very late. The staff are helpful and give you lots of tips. Would definitely stay here again!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Istanbul Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
8.0
7th Jun 2012

Istanbul hostel was very well located. We enjoyed the roof terrace where we watched the sunset every evening with a beer in one hand and a book in the other. The staff were friendly and happy to point places of interest on the map for us and give advice. The hostel organised washing, tours and airport transfers. Wifi was not available in our room.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Tallinn Backpackers, Tallinn, Estonia
8.3
12th Apr 2012

I seriously enjoyed and would recommend this hostel. Their common room and staff were the two highlights for me. The huge common room had a bar, foozball table, and a projector for movies and playstation. Everyone met in the common room every night and played drinking games and had a laugh, and then we all went out on a pub crawl. The staff are friendly, fun and join in the festivities. The hostel organises various activities including gun shooting, trips to the national park and walking tours.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.0
9th Apr 2012

This was a fun, chilled and young backpackers!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Athens Backpackers, Athens, Greece
9.4
23rd Mar 2012

I stayed here alone but had no problems making new friends in the very cool sports bar (which is part of the hostel). I also missed no football games as they had them all on in the sports bad. I also enjoyed my free welcoming shot of oozo. The rooms are very modern, clean, and spacious, and you even get a balcony!! Athens Backpackers is an excellent hostel.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Alpenrider Chalet, Kitzbuhel, Austria
8.6
29th Feb 2012

The staff at this hostel went the extra mile many times without us even asking. I was given a lift to the ski school on my first day and given ski tours up the mountain by the staff in their free time. They were really friendly and extremely helpful, and on top of that very sociable with everyone - they would join us for drinks in the bar every night! The vibe at this hostel is friendly, fun and young. I would definitely stay here again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Cocomama, Amsterdam, Netherlands
8.9
20th Jan 2012

We only stayed in Cocomama Hostel for a night, but it is definitely a hostel I would go back to! On arrival we felt very welcome and received a welcoming beer. We were showed around the hostel and the receptionist was very friendly. The common room was really cool with lots of chillout areas.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Equity Point Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco
7.0
18th Nov 2011

We had a pleasant and enjoyable stay in this hostel. There were lots of young like-minded travellers we met and had a great time with. The hostel itself is a stunning traditional Moroccan Riad. The hostel also had a pool, which was a first for me! I would definitely reccomend this hostel.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
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    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Caledonian Backpackers, Edinburgh, Scotland
9.0
12th Aug 2011

This is a great hostel. The bar area is awesome and there are lots of games (jenga etc) to play. There is a great cinema room with a massive selection of movies. The hostel is also spacious, with lots of rooms simply existing for you to chill out in. I would definitely go back here

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Venice Beach Hostel, Los Angeles, USA
8.0
25th Jul 2011

I would reccomend this hostel to anyone. It has a lot of character and an awesome vibe. The staff were really helpful and went the extra mile to suggest things to do in LA. The hostel is also close to Venice beach.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Tone on Lex, New York, USA
5.7
15th Jul 2011

The room had aircon which was a life saver. The people were quite friendly. The location was very close to the subway and central park. The downside was the cleanliness.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
St Christopher's at The Winston, Amsterdam, Netherlands
8.3
8th Jul 2011

As always, St Christopher's did not dissappoint. The beds were comfortable, and they even provided soap and shampoo!!! Their is a great bar area with a pool table and drinks specials which is a great place for meeting new people.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Retro Hostel Shevchenko, Lviv, Ukraine
7.3
16th May 2011

Overa Good things: > Cheap beer > Huge common area with ping pong table and couches > Some of the staff were lots of fun and very helpful > Breakfast and coffee was yummy! Bad things: > Room was right by common area and was noisy all night. > Window in shower with no curtain so people could see in. > Some of the staff were unfriendly and unhelpful > There were no bedsheets big enough for my bed.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa,
  • Globetrotter
Silver Central Hostel, Split, Croatia
7.0
28th Apr 2011

The beds were large and comfortable. The hostel is on the main road in Split. There was no kettle or kitchen area, which was a bit dissappointing. The staff were kind and helpful.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa,
  • Globetrotter
Hobo Bear Hostel, Zagreb, Croatia
8.0
25th Apr 2011

Very clean. Helpful staff.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Budapest Bubble, Budapest, Hungary
9.7
21st Apr 2011

This is definitely the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Nav and Olga (the staff) make you feel totally at home and go out of their way to make your stay pleasant and fun. Olga, who is a Budapest local, took us out every single night and showed us all the best pubs and clubs. She is very laid back and makes you feel right at home. I cannot recommend this hostel enough.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Peace & Love Hostel, Paris, France
8.0
7th Aug 2009

This was a fun hostel to stay in.

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

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