Reviews: jacob_gray_86

Location: Australia, Gender: Male, Age: 27

Equity Point London

London, England
89%

The rooms were a little small and the ensuite idea doesn't really work in an 8 bed dorm. But there were toilets downstairs so it was no big issue. The staff were really nice and amazingly efficient. Breakfast was really good too, especially for free! Had to pay for the Wi-Fi (3 pound per day, much more than most hostels in London that are either free or 1 pound) and the internet continuously dropped. Free luggage room. All in all, a nice hostel.


Gallery Hyde Park

London, England
100%

What a great hostel! I was in an 8 bed and it was one of the most spacious dorms I've ever been in. The common area is pretty cool too. A pool table (1 pound per game), a tv, a vending machine and free unlimited Wi-Fi, unlike many hostels in London that claim free Wi-Fi then give you only the first 30mins or less. The staff were great too. Fast, friendly and they mingled with guests. And the common area is open all night! Would've stayed longer had there been free beds (damn you Wimbledon!).


Freedom Traveller

Rome, Italy
100%

I had a great time at the Freedom Traveller. A really clean, central hostel with exceptionally spacious rooms. A really nice little outdoor garden area to sit in the evenings and meet some fellow travellers. Free pizza night with free wine. Winning! The staff were great too (I have a crush on Barbara! :D ) Highly recommended.


100%

What a lovely hostel. Staff were great. Free pasta was great too! I only stayed one night but would stay there again for sure! The lockout policy is a little annoying but most Roman hostels seem to have them.(kick you out of your room during the day for cleaning). They even brought espresso and baked goodies in to our room. Breakfast in bed in a hostel! Amazing!


PLUS Camping Michelangelo

Florence, Italy
94%

I had a great time at Camping Michelangelo! Florence is a beautiful city and while you are not in the centre of the city you are not far away. It was such a great blend of camping and hostelling with a beautiful view from the restaurant and the common area that's worth the short walk. The tents have comfortable beds and 2 blankets each which was really considerate (and necessary!). A really great vibe to the place. The only negative. Absolutely no kitchen. No microwave, stove or BBQ.


PLUS Camping Jolly

Venice, Italy
83%

I stayed in a tent and it was great. Bed, blanket (I could have used another!), a light and one power socket. The most luxurious tent I have ever seen! Although, yeah, the cold was an issue. The bar was pretty good when the tour groups were in town and the market sold cheap beer/wine which you couldn't take into the bar but could drink on the outside tables. ONE BIG NEGATIVE: There are absolutely no cooking facilities. BBQ. Microwave. Even in cabins. Just their restaurant.

  • 27th May 2013
  • Avid Traveller
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (17 reviews)


This is Lisbon Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
100%

This Is Lisbon Hostel was awesome! It is worth heading there for the balcony alone! And for the breakfast alone (not your usual stale bread with jam. Eggs, lovely crunchy rolls, cereal, coffee, juice...). The rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable. And the staff were not just helpful because they had to be. They actively went out of their way to help in planning our stay. The only negative was the showers. They were new and warm, but annoying to use. Still, stay HERE! :D

  • 10th Apr 2013
  • Avid Traveller
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (17 reviews)


Home Youth Hostel

Valencia, Spain
66%

I'm going to do what I call a compliment sandwich. Ok, compliment... Oh! There were no bunk beds. Something to work on... The staff were friendly but not helpful. The atmosphere was reminiscent of an awkward elevator ride. Due to it's proximity to the unisex bathroom with the broken door, the common room smelled of feces. You had to pay to leave your bags in their care after check out. And having fun seemed frowned upon. Ok, compliment... The showers, although in a unisex bathroom, were amazing!

  • 3rd Apr 2013
  • Avid Traveller
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (17 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello Jacob, Thanks for your review. We always try to improve! The bathroom door is fixed, thanks. I didn't understand the comment about the atmosphere. If you would like to you can send us an email to youthhostel@homehosteslvalencia.com. Thanks for your feedbacks! Greets, Pamela

Sant Jordi Alberg

Barcelona, Spain
100%

Sant Jordi Alberg was AWESOME! The most fun I have had in Europe so far! I'm not usually one for party hostels but it was impossible not to get caught up in the vibe of the place. And due to the hostels layout, sound was not an issue so if you wanted an early night you could sleep, undisturbed. FREE pub crawls were a great addition, joining up with all the other Sant Jordi hostels, with many other hostels charging for their pub crawls. A true 100% hostel! The staff were amazing, fun and helpful.

  • 27th Mar 2013
  • Avid Traveller
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (17 reviews)


Sant Jordi Alberg

Barcelona, Spain
100%

Great fun staff, great environment to meet people. Sound doesn't carry so sleeping was peaceful, while the pub crawl allowed the party that started at the hostel to continue on. The night guy can be a bit of a Nazi, but I suppose that's for the best.


Joys Accommodation

Kinsale, Ireland
94%

I only stayed one night but Joys was a lovely B&B style hostel with the homey feel you would expect from a place called "Joys Accommodation". Very close to the Kinsale CBD (if you could call it that, haha) and a very welcoming place to return to after a night time wander of this beautiful little town. Good vibes all-round!

  • 22nd Mar 2013
  • Avid Traveller
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (17 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your appreciation. A lot of time, effort and expense went into making the Hostel comfortable for guests. Regards, Joy..

Nan Ning City Hostel

Nanning, China
90%

The hostel is clean, modern and the beds are big and only mildly hard. The staff are lovely and will help with whatever they can. The downside was the size of the hostel itself. With only a maximum of 16 or so beds the vibe isn't really an exciting vibe but is more of a chill out spot. But being a half way city between China and Vietnam, it was exactly i what i needed to plan my trip in great surroundings.


Showbiz Inn at West Street

Yangshuo, China
100%

This hostel was awesome. Following their directions it is a 10min walk from the station.It is in the centre of town with lots of bars, shops, restaurants and stalls in the immediate vicinity. Good priced food was easy to find and the rooftop bar was great. I spent more time at teh upstairs bar than anywhere else in town. Clean rooms, comfortable beds, hot showers, a water tank for filling bottles, good service, cheap beer and a good backpacker party vibe make this place number 1!


77%

The facilities of the hostel were good but the fun was definately lacking. Was more of a business mens in between house than a backpackers hostel, but all in all, not unpleasant. Good pool table, decent tv room although all house dvd's are scratched, and not a bad upstairs rooftop bar although I did buy 3Yuan beers from 7/11 and drink them up there rather than paying 20Yuan each. Probably wouldn't go there again, but wouldn't mind if i did somehow end up there.


365 Inn

Beijing, China
100%

Wonderful. Great, simple location, even for someone who doesn't speak a word of chinese. They change your sheets daily and even though the 2nd floor washroom was unisex it was still the nicest washroom facility I've seen at a hostel. The common area was the bar and restaurant which meant you couldn't really drink your own alcohol at the hostel unless you drank in your room or in the small TV room where no-one really went but food and drink were reasonable. Lots of cheap restaurants nearby too.


77%

This was a huge hostel and comes with all the associated perks and downfalls. Can be impersonal if you're travelling alone as I am. Quite a big party scene with the attached bar. Cheap, decent meals including a free breakfast or $2 for eggs and stuff. Pretty noisey all the time but not unbearable. I didn't have a great time here but I think if you want to party, vomit, then party again, (which there's nothing wrong with!) this place is for you. Not as chilled out as I like.


90%

This hostel was great. A relaxed, clean, open spaced place to chill out between Hawaiian adventures. My room didn't have lockable lockers but I felt that my stuff was safe and there were small lockers in the office for passports, cash, etc. Met some great people. Not really an overly party atmosphere but we partied anyway. Only suggestion would be perhaps more events could be organized for guests. And perhaps more savoury spreads for breakfast. Cheers.