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Nomads Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand
89%

My favourite hostel in the world!! Great location with good facilities and ideal to explore Queenstown. I stayed at the same hostel on a RTW trip in 2009 and the hostel has maintained it's high standards. I travelled with my wife this time and we had a double room with facilities which would match a good quality hotel. Top marks all round!!!

  • 26th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (25 reviews)


YHA Franz Josef

Franz Josef, New Zealand
77%

Nice clean hostel with all the facilities you'd ever need. Decent location and helpful staff.

  • 20th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (25 reviews)


The Barn

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
63%

We booked a double 'room' which turned out to be little more than a garden shed with a patio door in the side. There was barely room for our two cases and no heating which made the room very cold at night. Hot water bottles were provided but these were barely enough to counter the chill. The dorm rooms were very modern and looked good value and the hostel is in a prime spot to explore the national park but the quality of private accommodation could be much better.

  • 17th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (25 reviews)


Taupo Urban Retreat

Taupo, New Zealand
80%

Nice hostel with good facilities and helpful staff. We booked a double room which was clean, spacious and good value. Decent bar with meal deals and cheap beer too!

  • 13th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (25 reviews)


Base Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand
66%

I first stayed at Base Auckland in October 2009 and 4 years on I don't think it's had a lick of paint since then. It's a good hostel with good facilities in a great location but it definitely needs some TLC to bring it in line with other Auckland hostels. Our double room was dirty with hair both on and in the bed and the lock on the door was flimsy to say the least. The staff were helpful when we reported it and changed our room which was cleaner but noisy due to the old air conditioning system

  • 10th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (25 reviews)


Nomads Capital Backpackers

Wellington, New Zealand
80%

Great hostel with good facilities. Clean, secure and in an ideal location.

  • 9th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (25 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks very much for taking the time to leave your review and I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have a a great team here who work hard to make sure everyone enjoys their stay so I will happily pass on your positive feedback, I will also pass your comments about the cleanliness onto our fantastic Housekeeping team. Hope to see you again if you are back in Wellington in the future. Kate, Hostel Manager

80%

Decent location very close to two major bus routes and walking distance to downtown Miami (20 minutes). Very helpful staff too. The room was large with two big double beds, fridge, microwave and large TV. Daily maid service was also very good. Breakfast was a little disappointing but would recommend this hotel if you're visiting Miami.


Roatan Bed and Breakfast

Roatan, Honduras
97%

We LOVED this place! The location is a 10 minute walk up a fairly steep hill from the beach but that's a minor issue in comparison! The house itself is privately owned with only 3 rooms rented out and the owner, Barbara is fantastic and very welcoming and helpful. The house is amazing and has fabulous views of the bay and surrounding area along with a huge kitchen and common area. A roof terrace and balcony are simply cherries on the cake. Highly recommended.....stay there!


La Posada B&B

San Pedro Sula, Honduras
87%

Lovely family run hostel with good sized clean rooms with a/c and TV. Alex and the other staff are very helpful and speak excellent Englishwhich helps with arranging tours etc. The free bus station pickup is a nice touch although given the location of the hostel it's much needed as it's a long way out of town. Highly recommened!


La Pinta

Bogota, Colombia
83%

Good hostel, very clean with helpful bilingual staff. Excellent breakfast and great facilities in the hostel especially the kitchen. Beds were brand new and the most comfortable we'd had in weeks! The only small black mark was a late night gathering of staff and friends in the garden right outside our room but otherwise highly recommended.


Ipanema Wave Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
67%

Excellent location amongst a row of about 7 other hostels and in the heart of Ipanema. Alex was helpful but it didn't help that he was the only member of staff who could book trips, extra nights and help with any queries as he was only there from 9am-3pm most days! The hostel was also very hot with no air-con and the showers/toilets were grubby. A good clean spruce up is required in general as the other hostels close by seemed in much better shape.


El Viajero - Hostel & Suites

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
87%

Excellent, clean and comfortable B&B (not a hostel!)in lovely Colonia. Very central to all the sights and close to the ferry terminal. Breakfast was very nice and the staff were friendly and spoke ok English. Recommended.


Telmotango Hostel Suite

Buenos Aires, Argentina
90%

Great hostel right in the centre of the San Telmo area with a great roof terrace for some late night beers! The breakfast was lovely and our double room was clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly, spoke decent English and answered all our questions. Highly recommended!


Hotel Girasoles

Uyuni, Bolivia
77%

After a 10 minute walk from the town centre we found our 'hostel' which to our delight turned out to be a hotel! After 3 days in the desert sleeping on concrete beds this was bliss and our double room with en suite was clean and comfortable. The staff were frendly and helpful with the only slight issue being a rather average breakfast. All in all, highly recommended and good value.


Millenium House

Valparaiso, Chile
70%

Good location, close to the port and train although not within walking distance of bus station. Owners friendly and helpful, although spoke no English.Decent breakfast and large double room but grubby shared bathrooms and possibly the dirtiest computer keyboard ever!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi guys, well just to say we do speak english, only my mom doesn't speak english (still good choice to practice), and i'm so sorry about the cleaning of the bathrooms but those days were very busy and we had a lot of work :( ... I'm sorry for the inconvenience, have a good trip guys :)

Hostel Mendoza Lodging

Mendoza, Argentina
67%

The owner Gastavo was very friendly although spoke no English so a bit of a struggle at times. Nice large double room with ensuite and free breakfast was ok but only croissants, and only one table for breakfast.15 minutes to centre. Overall a decent hostel.


Marcopolo Inn

Bariloche, Argentina
87%

Good hostel with well maintained double rooms. In house bar is cool with cheap drinks and small but perfectly formed free dinner every night too! The front desk staff are very helpful and speak good English. Well worth a visit!


Rancho Grande Hostel

El Chalten, Argentina
73%

Nice hostel and our double room on our first night was very nice. Moved to a dorm room for our second night and the beds were uncomfortable with very thin pillows so not a great night's sleep when coupled with the heat in the room. Decent hostel close to the main trekking paths but about 25 minutes walk from the main bus station.


Hostel Nakel Yenu

El Calafate, Argentina
77%

Great little hostel about 20 minutes walk from the main bus station. Front desk staff were very helpful with booking trips and our double room had en suite and even a TV which was an added bonus. Free breakfast is a little bland but nice enough. Highly recommended.


Apple Hostels of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, USA
87%

This was a great hostel with lots of activities offered and good facilities. The kitchen was one of the best I've experienced in a hostel and the staff were very helpful and friendly. It also has a good location in the heart of Philadelphia and very close to the main attractions. The only slight down side was the nightclub right outside the front door of the hostel but you are given free ear plugs to help with the noise! Highly recommended though.


USA Hostels San Diego

San Diego, USA
90%

Nice hostel with great free 'stuff' and helpful staff. The map with takeaway direction slips is a fabulous idea too. Would definitely stay here again.


Classic Inn Budget Hotel

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
87%

Great location and friendly staff. The pancakes at breakfast are gorgeous! Highly recommended!


87%

Good location but a little tricky to find initially. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Watch out for locals inviting you to tea houses though! Just say no!


Angel Guest House

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
100%

Excellent location and very close to all that\'s good in Kowloon. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.