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Reviews: fi_da7829

Location England, Gender Female, Age 29

  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna, Vienna, Austria
8.6
24th Apr 2016

Nice hostel, bigger than expected but with lots of communal space and big rooms. Everything except the lockers seemed to be for an extra charge but given the overall price of Vienna I guess that isn't a huge surprise. Information provided by the staff was excellent. Would stay again.

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Hi, thanks so much for your review! Just a quick correction: all of our LOCKERS and security deposit boxes are 100% FREE - you just need to leave a €2 coin deposit which you get back when you return the key . So don't hesitate to use them on your next visit!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Brickyard, Bratislava, Slovakia
8.3
23rd Apr 2016

Nice hostel in great location - close to old town and station. Not a whole lot of food option around the hostel, especially on the weekend, but the town centre had plenty. Staff member who helped me check in was extremely helpful, the evening staff less so but generally polite. Room was a decent size, although would have been good if there was an extractor fan in the bathroom to take out the moisture. Would stay again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Avenue Hostel, Budapest, Hungary
8.3
20th Apr 2016

Nice hostel in handy location. Would have liked a lock on the bedroom door in addition to the lockers. Breakfast of eggs, veg, bread and cereal was better than expected although seating area was quite cramped at busy times. Would stay again.

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Would love to see you back at Avenue! :) No doubts Budapest still has so much to show you. We are implementing the locks for the doors and they are expected to appear in the nearest future. Let us thank you for your feedback! Means a lot!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Euro Hostel Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
6.3
5th Aug 2015

Double room was in fact a 4 bed dorm but for 2 people.Place was nice enough but a little tired. More of a hotel than hostel. Early check in was £3 each....bag store was also extra...given the price of other places in Newcastle it is good value but in terms of what you actually get for the cost I think I'd likely spend a bit more next time for somewhere in a bit nicer area and with more of a vibe.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bru Bar & Hostel, Cork, Ireland
7.4
29th Oct 2014

Very clean hostel and a lot of pass-card entry doors (which I can only assume were secure) but my 4 bed dorm was very small and stuffy and the vibe in the hostel was a bit strange - seemed to be a lot of people staying there who were long-timers looking for jobs/working part-time etc & not many people looking to chat/interact/hang-out (typical case of everyone surfing Facebook rather than interacting). Positives: location, price, cleanliness. Negatives: small rooms/common space, stuffy, no vibe

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Fabrizzios Terrace Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
9.7
15th Oct 2014

Excellent place, loved it! It's advertised as a non-party hostel which is true although given people in Barcelona stay up very late this means that usually noone is in bed before midnight...so it's a quiet place but still 'awake' all hours. Love it, would stay again - thank you!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Paracas Backpackers House, Paracas, Peru
8.6
20th Jul 2014

Lovely hostel with very helpful and friendly staff. The walls in the room were a little thin but otherwise the room, and toilets etc, were very clean. Thank you!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Cafayate Backpackers Hostel, Cafayate, Argentina
9.1
19th May 2014

Lovely hostel with great location and really helpful staff. Also very clean. Only downside is the tiny kitchen. A tip for other travelers: take the bikes for a test run before hiring, some are a little stiff.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
La Covacha Hostel, Salta, Argentina
6.3
16th May 2014

Hostel was adequate but a bit ghetto. I wouldn't stay again, there's got to be better places near by. The bathrooms need a serious scrub and airing as do the bedrooms (lots and lots of dust under the beds). Our sheet was also ripped in a number of places and the door handle felt like it would fall off any moment (along with the worlds most basic lock). On the plus side the location is good and the staff were helpful and provided an excellent map. The BBQ was also excellent.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Punto Urbano, Mendoza, Argentina
9.7
4th May 2014

Loved it! Ended up staying almost 2 weeks (rather than 3 days). Between the excellent breakfast, free wine and free laundry this place is unbelievable value for money! The rooms at the front (8 bed dorm, 3 bed dorm and 4 bed dorm en suite) are by the road and so quite noisy by the other rooms also I stayed in where great! Staff were really helpful and the guinea pigs so cute! Thanks for a lovely time!

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Thanks a lot for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
El Retorno Traveller's Hostel, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
8.0
30th Apr 2014

Lovely hostel with more of a hotel vibe. Very quiet when we were there but that's exactly what I wanted. The staff gave us a great overview of the excursion options and was very frank and honest about the possibility of us actually seeing many animals at this time of year. There only seemed to be one toilet per gender so maybe if it was busier that would have been an issue. Would stay again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
I Keu Ken Hostel, El Calafate, Argentina
8.0
25th Apr 2014

Nice hostel with good vibe. Slight confusion over the price of the vegetarian BBQ/Asado but that was resolved. Great overview of the excursion options. One point of note for fellow travelers - bizarrely if you want to extend your stay in the dorms it's cheaper to do so via hostelworld then to do so at the reception desk! Strange. Also despite the HOLA signs they're no longer a member so don't expect 10% discount.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Casa del Pueblo, Esquel, Argentina
8.9
21st Apr 2014

Really lovely hostel, very quiet when we were there but that's just what we wanted! Double en suite room was lovely and large and very comfy. Staff were extremely helpful. Only downside is the 14 block walk to the bus station, not a big problem really but it was a little further than expected. It's right next to the town centre though. Really lovely place, wish we'd had time to stay longer. Thank you!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7.7
18th Apr 2014

Really beautiful hostel with sturdy and comfy beds and lovely communal areas. Would definitely recommend staying here but not at peak times. Two recommendations - provide people with keys for both the kitchen and reception buildings either that or provide dorm keys (just being able to lock the front gate isn't enough security especially when there's no lockers), secondly more toilets & showers are required and the cold shower needs fixing (I head one staff mention it's been broken for months).

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nuevo Horizonte Hostel, Santiago, Chile
6.0
9th Apr 2014

A nice enough hostel but very quiet and staff aren't overly engaging when they're around. Very strong smell of air freshener which made me wonder what it was covering up. Nice big rooms and hot showers although they don't drain very well and probably need their pipes clearing. Located on bar street but not too close so it's not so loud. OK for a short stay but seriously lacks soul.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
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    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Petero Atamu, Easter Island, Chile
8.0
2nd Apr 2014

Really nice rooms - big and with comfy beds. Pick-up from airport and drop-off to our next destination (camping). Breakfast was simple but nice - even had tablecloths! Wifi was very slow and patchy even when sat right by the router.Overall would recommend.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Providencia, Santiago, Chile
6.0
31st Mar 2014

It's an OK hostel but not worth the price. Despite begging staff for the first free room (we'd spent all night at the airport waiting for the bus) there was apparently no way we could check in until after 2pm (=6 more hours waiting to check-in). Our room was small but OK, bathroom had lots of obvious hair in the sink. The next morning we were told to move rooms but they weren't sure where to ("wait in room 1hr"). Eventually they gave me key to an already occupied room - a bit of a farce really.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
La Coperacha, Guatemala City, Guatemala
9.4
29th Mar 2014

Really lovely hostel - immaculately clean, huge rooms, lots of local information readily available and generally beautiful in every way. Really can't understand why more people weren't staying there - it's only a 10 min walk to the center of town and it felt more like a 3/4 star hotel (albeit with share bathroom) rather than a hostel. Owner also gave us an excellent restaurant recommendation that we'd have never have found left to our own devices. Thank you!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
La Iguana Perdida, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
9.4
24th Mar 2014

Loved it! Wish I could stay forever. Lack of WiFi was annoying at first but just served to illustrate how worryingly dependant on the internet we are today. Lots of cool activities to do - back-strap weaving was phenomenal and the silk/circus acrobatics was a lot of fun. Thank you!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.4
12th Mar 2014

Loved it here! Neill and his wife were so welcoming & their property is stunning - amazing grounds and stunning views of Flores island itself. Breakfast is even served until noon and if you're taking an early Tikal trip they even provide sandwiches instead! I was a tad worried about the need to take a boat each time I wanted to go onto Flores island but it was easy, quick & cheap - no problem! It's also walking distance to a beautiful beach and look-out which not many people seem to know about.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Lobo Inn, Tulum, Mexico
6.3
3rd Mar 2014

Nice enough hostel & owners are friendly but it's disorganized and with some minor changes could be a lot better (empty the toilet paper bin daily, make sure rooms are cleared and clean before giving them to new people (my bed had earrings on it and the floor was covered in thick dust)), bin the bike locks that don't work and write down the codes for the ones that do etc) it could be great. Breakfast is really good though and free bike rental is appreciated given its out of town location.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Zocalo, Merida, Mexico
9.4
27th Feb 2014

I've had some good breakfasts in Mexico but this topped them all by far! I'd stay there for the breakfast alone - I'd go to be eager to get up to eat it! Room was small-ish but very clean, bathrooms where excellent although lacking hot water one day. Staff gave us loads of fruit on the way out which was a welcome surprise. Would definitely recommend this place. The excellent location is a bonus rather than the selling point (and how often do you hear that??)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Erni, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
8.6
17th Feb 2014

Such a lovely family home! We booked for 3 days but stayed for 10 on account of us both getting a stomach bug. This was the perfect place to recover - quiet, relaxing, kind staff. Would definitely recommend this place especially for people who need a short break from more traditionally social and larger hostels/dorms. Only recommendation would be to fix the lock on the bathroom door as not all guests use the sign to indicate that they're in there.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Azul Cielo Hostel, Oaxaca, Mexico
8.6
11th Feb 2014

Really lovely hostel with a good mix of people (some gap year backpackers, some maturer couples and everything in between). Lovely relaxed communal areas! Staff were helpful and breakfast was great. A couple of small recommendations though...almost every morning there seemed to be people arriving around 7am and would ring the doorbell until staff let them in when reception opened at 8 - maybe open reception earlier? Also everyone was queued for breakfast at 8.30 - maybe start it earlier too?

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bed and Breakfast Mexico Hostel, Mexico City, Mexico
8.3
4th Feb 2014

Staff were really helpful and location is great. Staff provided us with a really great map which also contained plenty of self-help info on the local area (to save us having to ask them for every little thing). Room was big and clean. A little nosy as there was construction across the road and other guests sat and chatted on the sofas outside the rooms instead of using the upstairs common area. Breakfast was lovely and there's even an English book swap! Would definitely recommend!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Second Home Hostels, Seattle, USA
6.0
12th Jan 2014

As a 1 night stop over it was perfect as it was close to the airport (exactly what we wanted). Seems to have a mix of one-night airport goers & long-term locals who are for whatever reason needing somewhere to live in-between homes. Kitchen was big and well equipped, lounge good but tattered furniture. Rooms were small, worn and in need of some airing. If you're staying overnight waiting for a flight I'd advise to arrive late, go out for food and then go to the airport as soon as check-in opens!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Oak Hostel, Tokyo, Japan
8.6
2nd Oct 2013

Lovely hotel with good hostel-esk common areas. Nice sized rooms with good quality bedding and good aircon/heater combos. Would stay again!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
6.6
30th Sep 2013

Nice enough place with a nice vibe in the internet area. 5 floors up with no lift was a little tedious with our heavy bags but it was mentioned in other reviews so didn't come as a surprise. I'm pretty sure our room for 2 was just a room for 1 but with an extra bed/mat in it (the room was so small we couldn't actually lay both mats next to each other without overlap and our bags had to be wedged in the doorway. Next time we'd book 2 single rooms (same price) and use one for our bags!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Ryokan Murayama, Hida Takayama, Japan
8.3
29th Sep 2013

Lovely traditional guest house with huge rooms and lovely baths! About a 30min walk out of town/tourist area but that's precisely why I chose it! A little haven!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Ryokan Murayama, Hida Takayama, Japan
8.3
27th Sep 2013

Lovely hotel on the outskirts of town. Good location for walking in the hills but a little bit of a walk to the main part of town (30 or so minutes). Lovely old-style hotel with communal baths, comfy Japanese beds and a lovely slow, relaxing vibe. Room was surprisingly large! If you're a lone traveller it may be a little quiet and so I'd suggest staying in town instead.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.1
25th Sep 2013

Lovely hostel, would stay again. Clean, good sized kitchen, common room and lounge. Lots of clean toilets and showers.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Piece Hostel Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
9.7
23rd Sep 2013

Really awesome place - in fact it's the nicest place I've stayed in the last 5 months!! Really new, clean, beautiful, good number of showers, plenty of communal area, generous breakfast, good bikes for rent - all good - THANK YOU!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Himeji 588 Guesthouse, Himeji, Japan
7.7
20th Sep 2013

Nice place to spend one night. Location is good for visiting castle and finding food etc. Basic facilities and small seating area for relaxing, a little small when full and not much space for bags in the dorms (especially the girls dorm). Nice enough place though for a short stop.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7.1
20th Sep 2013

Nice hostel for one night although rooms were a little small (especially the girls dorm).

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Reino Inn Hiroshima Peace Park, Hiroshima, Japan
8.6
17th Sep 2013

Nice hotel, rather than hostel. Room was small (but then again all of them in Japan are!) but clean. Shower/bathroom area was big. Whilst there isn't much atmosphere it's a nice enough place, staff are friendly and speak English and there is a good amount of common space around reception. Great location!

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Thank you for your stay and precious comment! Our Western-style rooms accommodate 5 people. glad to hear that you had a good time here. Hope to serve you in the future! REINOINN

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Fukuoka Backpackers Hostel, Fukuoka City, Japan
9.1
15th Sep 2013

Nice hostel - sturdy beds, clean, good bathrooms and nice kitchen/common area.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Kaga, Osaka, Japan
8.9
12th Sep 2013

Lovely hotel, rather than hostel. Rooms are very small with Japanese style mats to sleep on. If you're not planning to spend much time in your room, simply want you own space (regardless of room size) or are just staying overnight then it is perfect. 5 mins by foot from train station, 8min to entertainment area

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nagasaki Kagamiya, Nagasaki, Japan
8.9
12th Sep 2013

Lovely Japanese house, small but everything you need. Breakfast included. Some reviews said it was a little far out of town but it's on a direct tram line to all the main attractions.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nahbi Guest House for Backpackers, Gyeong-ju, South Korea
7.7
6th Sep 2013

Nice hostel/hotel, well located and very clean. Staff weren't permanently on hand (there was a phone to call them on) but this wasn't a problem as all the bus routes etc for the main attractions were on the back of the room doors. Breakfast included was egg, toast, jam and tea/coffee - all DIY but nice touch.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • Wales, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7.1
4th Sep 2013

Hostel's in a great location and the rooms were clean. Lovely big dorms and sturdy beds. Lots of Wifi connections but not many of them were stable. Would stay again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Busan Lzone Hostel, Busan, South Korea
7.1
31st Aug 2013

Hostel was pretty much as expected having read other reviews...dorm is 5 mins walk from reception, staff are at reception so you're much left to your own devices. Pros - clean, free laundry, welcome pack. Cons - lack of staff and common room proximity makes it a little lonely and lacking vibe. Also the bedding isn't long enough for the beds and my bed had a broken slat making it a little uncomfortable. I'd recommend the owners consider buying bigger sheets.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • Germany, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Mate House, Seoul, South Korea
9.7
24th Aug 2013

Excellent hostel - amazing staff/owner, location and vibe! It's like a home away from home!! Will definitely stay here again if I re-visit Seoul!! Thanks guys (and I look forward to pics of the bus!!)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Mate House, Seoul, South Korea
9.7
23rd Aug 2013

Excellent hostel - thank you!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Mate House, Seoul, South Korea
9.7
22nd Aug 2013

Really lovely place, feels like a home away from home! Staff are excellent and have really thought about what a traveller wants/needs to feel comfortable and welcome! I planned to stay 5 days, I'm tempted to stay here for the full 3 weeks of my trip!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Ming Courtyard, Beijing, China
8.0
18th Aug 2013

Pros: Great location, huge outdoor seating area, lovely vibe, cheap, really big dorms (12 bed rooms at least, I glanced into the 4 bed dorms and they looked small). Cons: No free drinking water, not that many toilets/showers, no lockers big enough for a day bag, I wasn't given a dorm key as noone locks the doors. Saying that I'd happily stay there again!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.1
16th Aug 2013

Excellent brand new hostel! Would stay here again! The owner was really helpful and welcoming. Highlight has got to be the provision of chargers in every locker...not seen that before and it's a great idea! Thanks for a lovely couple of days.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
6.0
15th Aug 2013

This hostel was ok-ish given the price and for 1 or 2 nights but my room was damp and the toilets/showers were extremely basic and not overly clean. I wouldn't stay again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
6.9
11th Aug 2013

Location is good in terms of the buses you're able to catch to the major tourists attractions but it's a little far from the train station and good food requires you to wander around a little. Big common area (although it gets particularly hot during the day!). Room was nice and big. Bathroom could have done with an extra scrub. Staff didn't speak much English at all but were willing to use online translation tools to help, full bus+attraction signs printed on wall in English so all good!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.0
6th Aug 2013

Nice hostel with a good vibe. Location isn't amazing but it's not too bad and the city is easy to navigate by bus/foot/train even for a non-Chinese speaker like myself. Good quality beds and linen. Wifi was a bit patchy but otherwise all good. Would stay again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.6
2nd Aug 2013

Really beautiful hostel in one of the older parts of town - so much character! Hostel is a little old so beds are a little ricketty and bathrooms a little old but that all adds to the charm! Free map was really useful. There was a little confusion as to whether or not breakfast was included in the price (website lists boths included and not included) so I felt a little awkward having to ask each morning and seeing what turned up. Really enjoyed my stay here - Thank You

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Wada Hostel in Guilin, Guilin, China
8.3
29th Jul 2013

Nice hostel, lots of seating outside. Really enjoyed my stay here

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Journey House, Guangzhou, China
8.0
26th Jul 2013

Nice clean hostel. Only downside is location - 10min from an underground station and the main cultural/historic sights are all about a 30/40 min ride away. The newer part of town is pretty close though. Would stay again

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thanks for you stayed in our hostel, hope see you again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • Wales, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Grand Theater Hostel, Shenzhen, China
5.7
24th Jul 2013

Whilst the bedding was clean and good quality the floors were dirty and the bins were full (despite a fellow room mate saying he'd asked several times for the rooms to be clean). I stayed in a dorm for 6 people but they seemed to be shuffling people between rooms every other night and about 8 people were currently storing their bags in our shoe-box sized room. THE TOILETS WERE THE MOST DISGUSTING I'VE EVER SEEN and again the staff refused to acknowledge that cleaning was required.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Spicythai Backpackers, Chiang Mai, Thailand
8.6
12th Jun 2013

Nice hostel with quite a lively, party vibe. Atmosphere was really inclusive with trips/evenings out being arranged every other day and open for all to join. Clean bedrooms and bathrooms, tea and coffee available all day.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • Wales, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Roof View Place, Bangkok, Thailand
7.4
7th Jun 2013

Nice enough hotel but nothing particularly special about it that's worth a mention. If you're looking for a lower-end hotel then this is good value for money - rooms are clean and breakfast generous.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • Wales, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sunshine Bedz KL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9.7
3rd Jun 2013

I love this hostel! Have stayed there 3 times and it really is my home away from home. Owner and staff are amazing, rooms are big and clean and there's more showers that you could ever possibly start to count!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sunshine Bedz KL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10.0
12th May 2013

So many showers and amazingly friendly staff. This is a hostel that's been built with back-packers in mind! Very clean and comfy!!

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Thank you for your generous review! We hope you come back soon!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Venezia Garden, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
9.4
29th Apr 2013

I booked for 1 night but decided to stay for 8 days. Hot water and Aircon in a dorm for such a low price - amazing! I looked at a number of other local hotels and there were private rooms for a slightly higher price (20k IDR more) but they only had fans and cold water and nowhere to sit outside. The staff here are amazing and I can't thank them enough for making me feel at home! The current map for this place is wrong though, it's located in the south near lots of nice restaraunts

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Grann's Hostel, Kuta, Indonesia
8.9
26th Apr 2013

Granny's has an amazing atmosphere and I can see why so many people had extended their stay. In the evening everyone sat outside chatting to each other and a bunch of locals and listening to the guitar. Was like staying with a big, happy, international family + I wish I'd had time to stay longe

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Island Hotel Bali, Kuta, Indonesia
9.1
19th Apr 2013

Really enjoyed my time here and would recommend this to anyone whether youre looking for a dorm (the rooms are huge) or looking for a private room. I was booked into the dorm for 3 nights but because there was a group booking of 10 guys all from the same football team booked in for the same night so they upgraded me to my own room so I'd more comfortable. Pool and cafe area are great places to meet people. The Island is an oasis in Kuta - thank you!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nick's Homestay, Ubud, Indonesia
7.1
14th Apr 2013

Lovely hotel although my room was a little noisy on account of the wood/net windows rather than glass. Staff very friendly and breakfast was much appreciated! Thanks for a nice stay.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.9
21st Dec 2012

Quite a party hostel so if you want something peaceful and traditionally Vietnamese this isn't the place for you. The facilities and the staff were excellent though particularly the amount of common area and the size of the storage facilities under the bed. Would stay here, or in any of their other branches, again,

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.9
3rd Oct 2012

Really nice hostel, good vibe etc. Nice sized rooms and lots of common space (including a pool table!!). Location is a little far north in the city but in reality the city isn't that big so it's not a real problem. Easy to access from the station (one bus).

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Britannia on William, Perth, Australia
8.9
30th Mar 2012

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Tanita House, Chiang Mai, Thailand
9.7
29th Aug 2011

Absolutely stunning place - we couldn't believe just how pretty it was! As well as our beautiful hut there was both a private and communal outdoor seating area with free (quality) tea/coffee with real milk(!), water and juices all day long. Staff were amazingly friendly and helpful. The power blew in our hut and so the owner refunded our money and paid for us to stay nearby for the remainder of our stay - far beyond the kindness I've experienced anywhere else - THANK YOU!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Khaosan Baan Thai, Bangkok, Thailand
9.3
26th Aug 2011

Such a lovely hostel and the staff were amazing, such a relaxed atmosphere almost like a mini-retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. The rooms were minimal but cool, very clean and included all the essentials - only bottom sheet and silk cover provided to sleep under so you may want to take your own sleeping bag liner. Breakfast was lovely and the hostel sells cheap snacks/drinks so you're never left without. A little walk from Koasan Road but not too far, would definately stay again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Nirwana Beach Club, Bintan, Bintan Island, Indonesia
6.0
30th Jan 2011

If you like purpose built resorts & don't mind paying a premium for everything this place would be lovely. We stayed in the beach huts which were quite charming as was the setting. The immediate beach area was spotless but as you wandered to the far corners it was pretty disgusting. The resorts take over the top corner of the island and they charge 110 SGD to take you by car to either of the local towns which sound like they're not overly exciting. Meant to stay 3 days but came home after 1.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Old Penang GuestHouse, Penang, Malaysia
9.3
12th Oct 2010

AMAZING place, well located with so many beautiful sites very close by. Great character and charm and lovely downstairs seating area. Loos and shower upstairs were spotless. Fruit and toast at breakfast an added bonus. Only negative was that the walls were thin and you could hear through the floors, having said that it didn't bother me that much as it added to the charm. Really stunning hostel with excellent quality beds :)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Boomerang Lodge, Penang, Malaysia
2.7
10th Oct 2010

I read the previous reviews and despite them not being great being and a distinct lack of pictures I booked anyway drawn by the loctaion - what I didn't realise was that 3m from the shore means that water is splashing up through the decking outside your bedroom door which incidently opens right onto the bar (so no privacy). Bed not made, linin dirty, no towels or loo roll, pile of junk mail on table and disgusting bathroom with cockroaches - we left immediately and stayed next door for less! EEW

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Reggae Guest House 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9.7
6th Oct 2010

Lovely new clean hostel! It's located a couple of streets back from the bustling market so you get the benefit of being close without all the noise. Really helpful staff and lovely seating/eating area with magasines, games and TV. Only one shower/loo per gender but only had to wait once so that's fine and always spotlessly clean - would definately stay again! THANK YOU!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • fi_da7829
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Brodies Hostels, Edinburgh, Scotland
7.0
6th Oct 2009

Staff were friendly, kitchens and rooms really clean and large enough for all. Not many toilets/showers at all but only had to wait once so wasn't really a problem. Would recommend the 6bed dorms over the 16bed ones. Would definately stay again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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