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Reviews: mandarinpill1118

Location Australia, Gender Male, Age 37

  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Flinders Backpackers, Melbourne, Australia
10.0
27th Aug 2013

Very good hostel, especially if you want to be close to everything. Weekly free dinner was good, after a long day i was very happy not to have to cook! Staff were helpful. would recommend to others!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The Nunnery, Melbourne, Australia
8.9
11th Dec 2012

Overall i enjoyed my stay here, the common room is very nice. I wasn't given any information about the hostel when i checked in. I didn't know there was free breakfast, The kitchen only opens certain hours etc... It's a little annoying that you cannot get any breakfast until 8am. And the top blanket is not cleaned after the last person-which i didnt like.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Coffs Harbour YHA Backpackers Resort, Coffs Harbour, Australia
9.7
2nd Dec 2012

A nice YHA Hostel, i would stay here again. Perhaps a little far if you do not have a car.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The Flying Fox, Blue Mountains, Australia
9.7
2nd Dec 2012

A great hostel thanks to Ross and his volunteer staff. Very friendly and clean with many different options to relax and interact with other guests. The house itself is a little cold even when it's a nice day, so make sure you bring some warm clothes.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel, Townsville, Australia
10.0
21st Nov 2012

I would definitely stay here again, Nice rooms, beds, staff and facilities. Just be warned that after 9.30 you cant make any noise, 1 staff member told me 'If i want talk i have to go accross the road!!!(there is nothing there by the way) , so crazzy!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
7.1
27th Sep 2012

I didnt really enjoy my stay here, it's too big and not so friendly. They have no kitchen, no laundry facilities-which makes it annoying. The COMPUTERS were so BAD, 3.50p\h and SOOOOO SLOW with no other internet options close by. The breakfast was terrible, always no plates, no cutlery, no cups so you have to wait. Warm Milk, stale bread, dishwater coffee, warm juice!!! the bathrooms were disgusting &only 2showers per floor between maybe 50people. they were not cleaned while i was there 4days!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Wombats City Hostel Berlin, Berlin, Germany
9.4
23rd Sep 2012

More like a hotel atmosphere than a hostel, but that is because of the amount of rooms and floors. If you're a solo traveller you might find it a little hard to meet people as the layout is not as condusive as most to socialising. It has everything you need, kitchen, computers, washing machines, roof top and top floor bar. And not so expensive. Breakfast is quite good and one of the better ones!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
PLUS Camping Jolly, Venice, Italy
9.7
16th Sep 2012

enjoyed my stay here, 3 bed dorm was comfortable. clean and the bed was very comfortable. The club at night is good, But the highlight probably was the pool! Its a little bit out of venice but id prefer to stay here than in venice.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Youth Hostel Meetingpoint, Amsterdam, Netherlands
7.1
5th Sep 2012

Most staff were friendly. This is not a hostel, it's a shabby dorm room with a pub down stairs and that's it. Not good for meeting people or regular hostel activities. If you want a cheapish! place in amsterdam and very central and dont mind it being dirty then i guess it's ok.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Be Sound Hostel, Barcelona, Spain
9.7
3rd Sep 2012

Overall a good stay, staff are all nice! Great common area's to socialise and facilities also. My only complaint was that you have to stand to use the computers, after walking around all day the last thing you want to do is stand up to write an email. oh and warm milk on your cereal! Not really hard guys!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The Purple Pig, Ios, Greece
10.0
25th Aug 2012

Very good value for money, internet is included and the pool is great! Very close to the beach and not long to walk home from town if you need to! The staff were alll very friendly and i would recommend it to others!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Far Out Camping, Ios, Greece
9.7
24th Aug 2012

A very nice backpackers resort. Like everyone comments, it's very hot to sleep with only a tiny fan. There is NO KITCHEN, they advertise one which is why i took lots of food with me but there is a bench. The front office staff were horrible! When i mentioned about the kitchen they had a go at me about a lot of random stuff. The rest of the staff were great! Enjoyed the bar and food was good!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Paraga Beach Hostel, Mykonos, Greece
9.1
22nd Aug 2012

The dorm rooms were soo hot!!! And they advertise a kitchen but their is only a sink so i had to throw my food away! Apart from that it was great! The beach was really good. the bar and the location.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Paprika Hostel, Budapest, Hungary
9.1
13th Aug 2012

I had a really nice stay here, All the staff were lovely and Andy was a nice host. I really enjoyed the hostels OWN pub crawls and you went to new places almost every day. The room i stayed in was lovely and quite and big. The only thing is the showers really need some maintenance as the drainage is terrible and you have to hold the shower head cause it's broken, oh and not very clean.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Retox Party Hostel, Budapest, Hungary
6.0
6th Aug 2012

I booked this hostel for 7 nights but i could only stay for 1 night. There is a difference between 'laid' back and 'lazy'. The hosel is meant to be a little 'grunge' but its really DIRTY! the showers were always soaked with water, and very poorly built, along with the toilets. Even in the morning before 12 they were still dirty and the sinks blocked with water and hair. They have no check out time so when i arrived at 5pm my bed was not ready until 7 that night!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Home Lisbon Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
10.0
4th Aug 2012

stayed here twice, by far my favourite hostel. Great staff, facilities, home dinners!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Home Lisbon Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
10.0
26th Jul 2012

by far the best hostel i've stayed in! the Staff were exceptional and super friendly! Mama's dinners were not only fantastic, but great value for money and a great communal way of meeting the other great guests. the breakfast is also great! They even wash your laundry for free! The list goes on.........

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
360 Hostel Centro, Madrid, Spain
9.1
23rd Jul 2012

i really enjoyed my stay here, Great location, staff were very friendly! tapas tour was good, but when it came to breakfast that was supposed to be included they said that the tea and coffee were it! they do have churros but there was nothing to put on them.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Sakura Hostel Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan
9.1
18th Jul 2012

Always a good stay here!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Sakura Hostel Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan
9.1
7th Feb 2012

i always like to stay here when i am in tokyo!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male,
  • Globetrotter
Okinawa Sora House, Okinawa, Japan
9.3
11th Apr 2011

It has been a great place to stay. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and very airey common space. If your a prince or a princess you may find there only being 1bathroom and 1shower for each sex a little much but honestly i have never seen any one wait and ive been here for a week. The staff are really great and very helpfull, they speak good english but you must speak slowly. I have enjoyed it so much that i am going to stay here for a month and use it as a base to explore the other islands! ;)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Cabosu House Beppu Hamayu, Beppu Spa City Oita, Japan
10.0
30th Mar 2011

A great hostel to stay, ofcourse the onsen is amazing but also the comfort of this hostel, Great and diverse common areas, great info on Beppu (especially the onsens) to help you enjoy your stay, It is very relaxing and has inherited some character from it once being a Ryokan. Of my all time favourites! Oh and warm friendly staff are only happy to help you!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Guesthouse Caminoro, Osaka, Japan
9.0
24th Mar 2011

The host family were very friendly, helpful and informative. This is a nice place to relax in peace and quite. The location is a little out of the way of main attractions but it adds to the charm. The bed was the most comfortable i`ve had in Japan so far! The only thing for me was it was a little cold outside of the living area, ie taking a shower!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Sakura Hostel Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan
8.3
11th Mar 2011

This was a nice place to stay, a very large common room with couches, internet, kitchen and eating all open plan which makes for a very social experience. Staff were good and most spoke good english. The beds were the most comfortable so far in japan-out of 4hostels! Which is very inportant to me given how thin the mattress had been at the other hostels, hence i would stay here again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Khaosan Tokyo Samurai, Tokyo, Japan
9.7
1st Mar 2011

A very nice place with the most FRIENDLY staff. It is a fantastic location and very SAFE and SECURE. It is also very clean. The Khaosan bar was great and will be heading back When i return to Tokyo! They also have great drip coffee ALL day, which if you are a coffee drinker like me it will save you a fortune on the expensive coffee here in Japan! They offer great information for everything you can do in Tokyo including transport and costs. They offer free origami classes too!

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Thank you so much for staying and nice comment on our hostel!!! You were staying for quite long term here, now we are missing you so much!! Please come back again!!

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    • 10.0Security
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    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Banana Bungalow West Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA
9.0
20th Oct 2010

Enjoyed my stay!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
City Hostel Seattle, Seattle, USA
8.7
12th Oct 2010

Hostel was more like a hotel atmosphere, perhaps because of it's size and it's occupancy at the time. Not so easy to socialize but good facilities are available. Breakfast was average options. They also dont have covers for the quilts/comforters and dont change them after each person, which would prevent me from staying here again-especially for the price they charge- would try the green tortoise next time.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.3
3rd Aug 2010

Very nice place to stay, a very good lay out and plenty of communal space. Very quite and i could easily stay here for quite some time! Congradulations!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Cambie Hostel - Seymour, Vancouver, Canada
8.0
2nd Aug 2010

Only a short stay, but it met all the requirements that I needed. Beds were clean and comfortable! Nice place!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • mandarinpill1118
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Hue Backpackers Hostel, Hue, Vietnam
9.3
12th Aug 2009

Would definately recommend staying here, especially if your a lone traveller.They have free beer and margaritas between 5-6pm and good music that stops at 11pm.

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

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