Reviews: steverhysjames6726

Quintana Roots

Tulum, Mexico

New hostel, nice staff- girl very helpful-Decent kitchen though lack of pans. Facilities are a bit basic - common area some chairs in large garage type room, but some sofas on other floors. Roof Terrace being built. Bit of a walk from ADO station.

Hotel Don Moises

Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Central Location, friendly staff, nice roof terrace. Kitchen could get crowded with family.

Managua Backpackers Inn

Managua, Nicaragua

Good size dorm, nice kitchen & good location. Unfortunately, I had things stolen from my dorm, people not very sociable. Two staff members not very helpful, except guy there on final day. Taxi arranged for Ticabus, but was 25 mins late, nearly missed bus. No storage room when I went to Ometepe.

Hostal El Momento

Granada, Nicaragua

Good location near centre - but a bit of a walk to the supermarket . Big dorm, good mattress but very hot room despite the fans . Nice common areas but light is poor if you want to read in the evenings. Helpful staff. Good value for money.

Geo Hostel

Medellin, Colombia

Good dorm, common area and modern facilities. Staff friendly & helpful. Helped with onward ticket to Panama. Near large Exito supermarket. A long walk to the metro but you can catch a bus. Kitchen congested frequently with staff. One of cleaners stopped me sitting down for lunch, putting her feet on the only vacant seat. Breakfast very busy in kitchen.

El Genoves Hostal

Cartagena, Colombia

Great location in San Diego. Kitchen ok. Many poor features. Most expensive dorm room for me in SA. No information/map provided on arrival. Quoted expensive price for city tour , which I did directly for half their price. Helpful young guy on recption but grumpy,old guy serving breakfast, always around checking on you. Terrace was unavailable, work being undertaken. Builders had radio on all day at high volume. No common area other than poorly lit by reception/tv space.

El Mochilero

Trujillo, Peru

Big dorm. Arrived early allowed to get bed. Kitchen basic. No indoor common area. Staff spoke no English. Tried on several occasions to speak in my very basic Spanish, but the girl there wasn't interested in trying to help./just ignored myqueries.


Pros: Great hostel, close to supermarket & cheap places to eat. Friendly, helpful staff - booked good value Salkantay trek next door. Cons: No real indoor area - small tv room - so very cold in evening. Only 2 male toilets/frequently occupied. Showers were usually cold.

Casa Los Molles

Tilcara, Argentina

Hostel has character . But freezing cold/no heating. fridge outside.Everyone in kitchen to warm up. Couldn´t cook. In morning condensation dripiing from ceilings onto beds and in kitchen. Groups of people not very sociable. Kept forcing me out of rooms - turning tv on very loud. Woke up in night - cat on bed- began to eat my food. Allowed me to check out after one night.- Some good outsde areas to sit but too cold to go out.

Hostel Ischigualasto

Valle de la luna, Argentina

Nice hostel. Owner friendly/very helpful. Got a separate room even though only booked dorm. Arranged two tours for us even though not many people in town. Good value.

Hostel 41 Below

Bariloche, Argentina

Frindly, helpful staff. Small cosy hostel. Good common room & atmosphere.

Hosteria La Posada

Rio Gallegos, Argentina

Good quality single room, close to centre.& supermarket. No kitchen facilities.

Laranja Mecanica Hostel & Pousada

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Enjoyed Clockwork Orange themed hostel. Something different. Helpful staff. Big dorms. Very clean. Good breakfast. Kitchen in House 2 a little small.

Buena Vista Hostel Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto, Brazil

Great hostel. Friendly staff. Good breakfast. Near bus station.

Shelter Jordan

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Had money stolen in dorm. Paid 17€ for 18 bed dorm room but price of dorm had fallen to 13€ at time of arrival but had to pay full price. But good location in Jordaan and very nice/helpful staff/good common room.

Elbrus Home

Kathmandu, Nepal

Good location- Staff excellent -Great breakfast.Good advice re trekking.


Ongoing building works meant noise during week & no reception/restaurant. - so no one to give advice re Negombo. Bathroom had water leaking from basin so floor always flooded. Room was large & cool & owner gave good advice when around hotel.

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Thanks for sharing your expreience with us. Points highlighted has been rectified.


Good hostel, very helpful staff. In centre of Anjuna - next to shops, 10 mins from beach.

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Hello Stephen. Thank you for the nice review, you are welcome to Anjunapalms anytime.

Baan Rub Aroon

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Best dorm room stayed in on travels - Large room/comfortable beds. Good breakfast. Nice garden. Owner great help with advice on where to visit. Would have liked to stay longer.


Chiang Mai, Thailand

Great place/atmosphere/rooms good value - staff went out of their way to assist & provide advice. Relaxing common room/ (&Koi pond/cats) to read & free internet. Only drawback - bit out of city centre but 5 min ride in tuk tuk.

Mr. D's Bed & Breakfast

Kuching, Malaysia

Major problems - Booked for 5 nights but double booked for 3 nights-had to move no apology-charged extra 10% for festival without advising me - torential rain leaked from balcony into room - ruined some clothes & books. Thin walls no sleep duwe to people talking next door. Good atmosphere & Mr d amiable - but rooms too samll/flimsy - no attention to customer service.

Grha Sindoro

Jakarta, Indonesia

Lovely hotel/great courtyard/garden - to relax in Jakarta -staff very friendly/helpful.

The Pirates Backpackers Fremantle

Fremantle, Australia

Good place/great location - but got bed bugs first night.

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Bed Bugs are unfortunately an area of concern for all accommodation venues, from backpacker hostels to large corporate hotels. At Pirates every single room is thoroughly checked weekly for the presence of bed bugs. In addition, all couches are checked weekly for the presence of any possible pests. The cleaning standards are maintained at a high level. As a result we rarely have an issue with bugs. However, it is also very difficult to control what 'pests' are transferred into the hostel in guest's baggage. In the situation above we immediately checked the room in question to locate and exterminate the bug/s.

The Old Swan Barracks

Perth, Australia

Worst place stayed in Austrlia - large cockroaches/pigeons in kitchen - Food stolen regularly - people vomiting in toilets at all hours - no sleep at night. Deposit for plates etc - no pans - had to leave keys - tons of rules/regulations - Unfriendly almost hostile people there - plus side - internet cheap - decent location.

Crash Palace

Rotorua, New Zealand

Great place & staff - room cleaners odd.

Anchor Lodge Backpackers

Coromandel, New Zealand

Ok hostel - limited communal space - Charge made for sheets. Internet most expensive in Aus/NZ.

Sunkist International Backpackers

Thames, New Zealand

Large hostel - Excellent facilities. Good advice on walks.

The Flying Fox

Blue Mountains, Australia

Probably best hostel stayed in Australia - Friendly people - staff v. helpful - with walking maps & driving you to walks. Cooked apple pie & ice cream for guests in evening & wine. Relaxed place/lodge - & Katoomba walks are spectacular.

Backpackers Newcastle

Newcastle, Australia

Good staff - not enough bathrooms - too many people out boozing - Back 3am - no sleep.


Great hostel - excellent staff - Good nights drinking wine in courtyard with Phil, Sue & Co., Port Macquarie stunning setting.

Aussitel Backpackers

Coffs Harbour, Australia

Good hostel/staff-frequent DVD on tv - bit of a walk to beach & town - although lifts provided - towel taken from washing line.

Arts Factory Lodge

Byron Bay, Australia

Great hostel - completely different from any previous hostel. Great cinema lots of activities - excellent common areas.

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Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Tell all your friends :)

Sleeping Inn Backpackers

Surfers Paradise, Australia

Good shared facilities - TV room/kitchen between 8 people. Close to beach/bus station.

Somewhere to Stay

Brisbane, Australia

Good hostel & shared facilities/DVD room. Rooms/ensuite dirty. Kitchen storage too small - food bags frequently wet in fridges/too many bags.Hourly shuttle bus good but full in morning /sometimes did not turn up in city centre.

Chillout Noosa

Noosa, Australia

V Good non standard small hostel/converted house - excellent kitchen/common room. Shared bus and internet facilities with backpackers 5 mins away. Recommended.

Pippies Beach House Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach, Australia

Very busy hostel - long queues for cooking and toliets-even at 6am.Noise extreme - posh English girl very loud watching DVD after 12 and cleaning/people cooking breakfast/making lots of noise 5am - do not expect to sleep after 5. Pity because location and staff excellent.

Next Backpackers

Hervey Bay, Australia

V Good hostel - clean - like hotel - rooms a bit congested and receptionist aggressive when trying to get picked by from Greyhound. Cinema room a good feature.

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Unsure why this guest thought we were aggressive, as Next Backpackers meets all Greyhound and Premier Coaches that arrive in Hervey Bay between the hours of 5:45 am and 9:00pm daily, if the greyhound is late, we will get the guests on the next trip, unfortunately we do not have the man power to pick up on an individual call, but we will get there, Next Backpackers it is about a 1 hour walk, or a $15 dollar taxi fare, from the coach terminal.

1770 Backpackers

Agnes Water - Town of 1770, Australia

V Good hostel - Cheap surf lessons - although big kitchen - long waits - TOO FEW SAUCEPANS.

Bush Village Budget Cabins

Airlie Beach, Australia

excellent staff - a bit far from Arlie Beach

Travellers Hideaway

Magnetic Island, Australia

Grest hostel/staff - Sociable people - Relaxed attitude - location next to Picnic Bay. Only negative internet expensive/faulty but cash reimbursed.

Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Cairns, Australia

Excellent hostel - great atmosphere and good rooms/common/rest areas. Staff (Candice & all) friendly/helpful. Close to Cairns Central shoppng complex. Good advice on excursions.