Reviews: Anonymous

Location: England, Gender: Male, Age: 29

Hostel Mills Sarajevo

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
83%

Decent place, wouldn't call it a hostel though. Felt a bit like a Travelodge but more institutional. We shared a room in the basement which had a lack of natural light and ventilation. It was comfortable though, and the en-suite bathroom was very good. Apparently there were communal cooking facilities upstairs. Very good value for money, and good location near the old town/Turkish quarter (5 minute walk to the square). Staff booked us a taxi to the airport so we wouldn't get ripped off.

  • 13th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (9 reviews)


Villa Banana

Dubrovnik, Croatia
86%

The rooms in Villa Banana are laid out like apartments, with lockable bedrooms and a bathroom and kitchen shared with another room. There is an outdoor communal area with kitchen, seating and a table. The hostel is situated on a big hill. The owners' estimate of walking distance to the old town is somewhat optimistic - it's more like 25 minutes. Free pick-up from the bus station was great, but having pay extra for AC (40 KN/night) wasn't. But all in all, not bad.

  • 11th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (9 reviews)


Stevo Guesthouse

Ulcinj, Montenegro
91%

Great value. The lady running the place is extremely nice and the location is great, right by the town beach. It's probably better to stay here and not on the bigger, nicer beach (Velika Plaza) unless you want to be isolated from shops, restaurants and nightlife. It's easy to get to Velika Plaza by minibus anyway (1 euro). Downsides to this place are no AC, shared bathroom and it's a bit hard to find (it's the stone house up the stairs with aloe vera plants behind the supermarket).


Trip'n'Hostel

Tirana, Albania
97%

Good hostel with nice communal areas for socialising, AC in rooms, lockers (one big, one small, they supply the keys). It was a little hard to find at first, but a local lad showed us the way. Breakfast is included - eggs or french toast. There's a bar with draft beer. Staff are very nice and helpful, but recommended a restaurant round the corner that wasn't to my taste - better to pick up some grilled meat from one of the busier restaurants near the market.

  • 1st Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (9 reviews)


Books Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
100%

God, I envy you. You're about to book into the best party hostel in Rio. Unless you're not into having fun, that is. Tips: Make friends with the staff (it'd be hard not to)! Like any popular hostel, you should stay in a smaller dorm if you're a light sleeper who wants 8 hours a night. I found the 10-bed fine though. Food-wise, I recommend the chicken place on the corner or Nova Lapa. And make sure you stay on a friday for the Lapa street party! Bring a smile and a spare liver.

  • 6th Aug 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (9 reviews)


Hostel Galeria 13

Salvador, Brazil
100%

Brilliant hostel on all counts. The owner is incredibly helpful. Free caipirinhas from 5-6pm make it a great place to meet people. Best hostel breakfast I had in Brazil - sausage, eggs, toasties, fruit, cake, juice, tea, coffee. Only drawback is a lack of kitchen facilities for guests, but guests get a discount at a really good restaurant nearby, so it didn't matter.

  • 29th Jul 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (9 reviews)


Pousada Pura Vida

Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
54%

6-bed dorm was tiny (about 10ft square) with no ladders on the beds. My friend couldn't get up to her bunk without our help. The toilet door wouldn't shut, the sink wasn't attached to the wall, the seat wasn't attached to the toilet, and you had to go into the shower to do a 360. No lockers, so we left our valuables in a drawer in reception, which didn't always staffed, but did blare out Bob Marley for 14 hours a day. We moved rooms to an OK 3-bed. Breakfast and communal areas were OK.

  • 27th Jul 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (9 reviews)


Pousada e Hostel Papagaio

Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
83%

Decent hostel, but very quiet when we were there and communal areas shut pretty early, so not the best for meeting people. Breakfast was good and dorm room was comfortable. Staff are friendly and helpful. Location is fine for all locations in Morro do Sao Paulo, very close to the central square and 10 mins walk from the second beach.

  • 26th Jul 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (9 reviews)


Books Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
100%

My favourite hostel in Brazil! Great place to meet fun people. Staff are ludicrously helpful and really friendly. I've been back once already and hoping to book in again for the end of my trip. If you want to have fun in Rio De Janeiro, stay here!

  • 12th Jul 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (9 reviews)