Reviews: Lucy-Hud

Location: New Zealand, Gender: Female, Age: 28

Flying Pig Uptown

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great hostel in the best location. Uptown is really good for shops, food, the Heineken factory, photo opps etc The hostel has a great vibe, good bar, good breakfast and a really good kitchen. The map given at check in is also really handy and the staff are really helpful and informative. Definatley stay here if you are looking to have fun but also like to take in some of the culture the Dam has to offer.

Palermo House

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This hostel is in the best part of BA if you are looking for nightlife. The money you save on taxis and the pain you save not having to get buses or the subway makes up for any downsides this hostel has. The bathrooms are not that bad, rooms are good however the kitchen struggles. I would however definatley stay their again.

Milhouse Avenue

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Good hostel however in my opinion, not as good as Hipo. It's newer, bigger and cleaner however lacks some of the character that Hipo has. Great events and helpful staff makes this still a great hostel to stay in.

Milhouse Hipo

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This is the Milhouse to stay in. The staff are helpful and lovely, the atmosphere is great and the dorms are nice with bathrooms. Wonderful events and tour option as well. We had to move to the Avenue Milhouse and were very sad as we found Hipo much nicer to be in and around. You must stay here when visiting BA

Barra Beach Club Oceanfront Hostel

Florianopolis, Brazil

Barra is a fantastic hostel. The staff are super friendly and very helpful, always going out of their way to make sure you are alright. The location is amazing, right on the beach however a bus ride away from an ATM. Great breakfast and AMAZING dinners, the bar area is second to none. Great people, great location and great atmosphere makes a great hostel. I love Lola too!

Jodanga Backpackers Hostel

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Great hostel. Pool is really nice, kitchen is great. The breakfast is amazing - one of the best we've had in South America. And the signs are fine..

Wild Rover Backpackers

La Paz, Bolivia

This is an awesome party hostel. The guys who run it are legends and they have a great set up here. Huge hostel with its own pub, you will be hard pressed to find a place that is as fun and friendly as the Rover. Will definately stay here again when in La Paz or either of the Peru locations. Great place to meet people

Wild Rover Backpackers

La Paz, Bolivia

This is an awesome hostel that deserves its high rating. Super fun place. Definately a party hostel but we were in a room were you could sleep if you wanted to. Awesome pub and security is sensational. Only downside is slow wifi but I'm told that is common across Bolivia. If you want to meet great people in a happy, fun environment stay here. I will definately be back to the Rover!


We moved to Koko after a horrible experience at another hostel. The staff were great from the beginning and the hostel itself is awesome. The travel agent recommended a restaurant to us that turned out to be one of the best we have ever been to and we got a discount for staying at Kokopelli. All in all, fabulous hostel in a very good location, with great staff and a cool bar.

The Point Cusco

Cusco, Peru

When they said 'we like to party' they were not kidding. If you are looking at getting any sleep - request a 'quieter' room. I happened to have some of the rudest, most inconsiderate roomies I have ever come across. This meant I was woken up hourly from 1am and the party was still going at 10am the following day. Other than that nice hostel in a good location with a great bar.


Great party hostel in a beautiful part of Lima. The staff were super helpful with visa things we needed and the nights on the terrace were fun. Would stay there again

Black Sheep Hostel Medellin

Medellin, Colombia

The Black Sheep is an awesome hostel!! Great people, great atmosphere and fantastic staff. I have already recommended it to 3 other travellers while in Colombia. Kelvin and his team made our trip to Medellin so easy and enjoyable. Will definately stay here again!

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Thanks for the comments. Got to look after your fellow Kiwis... Safe travels Kelvin

Palm Tree Hostel Medellin

Medellin, Colombia

This hostel was fine - rooms were good. The staff member on when we arrived didn't speak much English so had to struggle through check in with our broken Spanish. You also have to cook your own breakfast - BYO butter and milk. We just didn't feel it here so ended up moving. Not the social, interactive experience we were looking for however still a fine hostel.

Hostel Amigo

Mexico City, Mexico

Great hostel with fantastic staff. A heap of tours to pick from and a travel "agent" of sorts that can help with where to go next etc. Breakfast was good and facilities clean. Will definitely stay there again.