Reviews: Anonymous

Location: England, Gender: Male, Age: 26

St Christopher's at The Winston

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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  • 13th Feb 2015
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  • England
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (20 reviews)


Excellent location right in the centre of Miraflores; same comfy beds as the Pariwana in Cuzco; spacious rooms with plug sockets in the lockers; good roof terrace and bar (although the food is poor- go to La Lucha across the road instead!)

Wild Rover Backpackers

La Paz, Bolivia

It's a party hostel so perhaps not as luxurious as some, but it certainly delivers on the party front- probably the best, most social atmosphere I've found in South America so far, and there are enough rooms away from the bar to ensure a good night's sleep too. Only complaints would be that's they don't rent out towels, and that the WiFi was very poor (even by Bolivian standards) while I was there, working only intermittently. I'd definitely stay at Wild Rover if I'm in La Paz again though.


Extremely basic hostel- hot water hit and miss, no lockers, no plug sockets in rooms, everything very shabby and dated. Located up a typically scruffy street in the fairly horrible town of Puno. On the positive side, the staff are helpful and were happy to book a bus from me when I wanted to leave early.

Pariwana Hostel Cusco

Cusco, Peru

Excellent base from which to explore Cuzco and the surrounding area- nicely converted colonial building, spacious dorms, large and very comfy beds, quite good bar with decent food, and a good location 5 mins walk from the Plaza de Armas. Possibly slightly too big to have a really good social atmosphere but by no means bad.

Marcopolo Inn Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

I was a bit concerned before staying here after reading some of the reviews but needn't have been, it's a good hostel- location as good as expected, nice outside space and public areas, clean and quiet enough at night. BUT with a bit more attention to detail it could be excellent- things like improving the breakfast, having enough towels so they don't run out, employing enough staff to cope with the number of guests... Some staff very good but the 2 women on reception rude & arrogant.

Laranja Mecanica Hostel & Pousada

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

I only stayed there for one night before a flight from Belo Horizonte airport, but the hostel seemed very nice- safe neighbourhood not too far from the centre; modern, clean and spacious rooms and public areas; helpful staff. I would definitely return if I´m ever in BH again.

Goiabada com Queijo Hostel

Ouro Preto, Brazil

Good hostel; not too far downhill from the main square, homely atmosphere and very friendly owner/ host. Recommended.

Santa Mix Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nice, small hostel not far downhill from Santa Teresa. Quite new so all facilities are modern and good, with the roof terrace the star attraction- although this wasn´t used much during my stay, perhaps due to the fact that the WiFi signal didn´t reach. The staff are the best thing about of the hostel though; the owner Nicky and Jorge are both really friendly and organise activities every night.


Excellent location right on the seafront on Buzios´ main street. When I stayed, mid-week during Brazilian Spring, the hostel was half-empty so there wasn´t much in the way of atmosphere, but I imagine this is different in high season and at weekends (though still get the impression that most fellow guests would be Brazilian.) WiFi signal very poor. Buzios is a very nice albeit expensive resort town with plenty of great beaches near and this is probably the best budget option in town anyway.

Uvaia Hostel

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Good- located in a well-connected, quiet area of São Paulo about 10 mins walk from a Metro station on the 2 most useful lines; hostel fairly modern and stylish; staff friendly and helpful; reasonably social atmosphere. The upstairs bathroom infested by flies needs sorting though.

Backpackers House Paraty

Paraty, Brazil

Staff very friendly and helpful. The place itself is more like a family home with rooms than a traditional hostel.

Lemon Spirit Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Excellent hostel- superb location; very friendly staff; good facilities and comfy beds; excellent bar and common room leads to a very social atmosphere. Only slight complaint is that WiFi signal isn´t great in some areas of the hostel, but other than that everything was spot on.

Walk On The Beach Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Good location and very helpful staff, but pretty basic facilities (cramped dorms, triple bunks with very poor mattresses) and generally fairly scruffy. Common areas not the best either, particularly the bar which is up in a room away from the rest of the hostel. In my opinion there are better options in Rio.

Auberge Ayoub

Marrakech, Morocco

Would highly recommend; more of a traditional riad than a hostel, good authentic feel about the place, nice roof terrace, good free breakfast, and Abdel who works there is really helpful.

Porto Downtown Hostel

Porto, Portugal

Nice place to stay; decent location not too far from the centre and close to cheap restaurants/ bars, friendly multilingual staff, modern decoration and a great communal open-plan kitchen living room area meaning it is good for the social aspect. All of this for a good price too, I would reccommend the hostel to anyone going to Porto.

Meiga Backpackers

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Reasonably good, the hostels in Santiago generally cater for people doing the Camino and this was no different, meaning most guests were older (a lot around 40) and only staying for one night, so not great for meeting people. The location isn't right in the centre but not that far to walk if you're reasonably fit, decent value. Compared to other hostels I have stayed in around the world this isn't great, but I'd say it's probably about as good as you could get in Santiago.

Cracow Hostel

Krakow, Poland

Amazing location right on the main square, nice building, clean and fairly large rooms, cooking facilities, free internet, not particularly noisy at night/ in the morning due to many of the rooms being high above the square. One of the best hostels I\'ve stayed in, offers all you could ask for.


We stayed here after staying at the Wombats in Berlin and being very impressed, and the Vienna one lived up to the high standards. Spacious en-suite rooms, busy and fairly cheap bar, good location, very clean. Recommended.

Wombats City Hostel Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Excellent hostel, basically like a hotel. Great views of TV tower from the bar, best security I\'ve seen in a hostel, spacious and clean rooms, en-suite... Located in a nice area, 3/4 stops on the S/U-Bahn from the centre of Berlin. Would recommend it to anyone.