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  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Quintana Roots, Tulum, Mexico
7.4
7th Mar 2015

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Don Moises, Copan Ruinas, Honduras
7.7
23rd Jan 2015

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Managua Backpackers Inn, Managua, Nicaragua
7.4
7th Jan 2015

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostal El Momento, Granada, Nicaragua
8.6
29th Dec 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Geo Hostel, Medellin, Colombia
9.1
16th Nov 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
El Genoves Hostal, Cartagena, Colombia
6.6
28th Oct 2014

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.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
El Mochilero, Trujillo, Peru
6.3
23rd Aug 2014

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.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.4
11th Jul 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Casa Los Molles, Tilcara, Argentina
5.7
23rd May 2014

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.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Ischigualasto, Valle de la luna, Argentina
8.3
8th May 2014

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hostel 41 Below, Bariloche, Argentina
9.7
30th Mar 2014

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

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hosteria La Posada, Rio Gallegos, Argentina
7.7
24th Feb 2014

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Laranja Mecanica Hostel & Pousada, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
9.4
21st Jan 2014

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

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Buena Vista Hostel Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil
9.7
18th Jan 2014

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

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Shelter Jordan, Amsterdam, Netherlands
5.4
3rd Dec 2013

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.

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male,
  • Globetrotter
Elbrus Home, Kathmandu, Nepal
9.0
29th Nov 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
6.0
11th Nov 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.3
2nd Nov 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Baan Rub Aroon, Chiang Rai, Thailand
9.3
6th Aug 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • UK, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Banilah, Chiang Mai, Thailand
9.3
2nd Aug 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Mr. D's Bed & Breakfast, Kuching, Malaysia
5.3
11th Jul 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Grha Sindoro, Jakarta, Indonesia
9.7
29th May 2010

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
The Pirates Backpackers Fremantle, Fremantle, Australia
7.3
7th Apr 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
The Old Swan Barracks, Perth, Australia
3.7
1st Apr 2010

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Crash Palace, Rotorua, New Zealand
10.0
20th Dec 2009

Great place & staff - room cleaners odd.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Anchor Lodge Backpackers, Coromandel, New Zealand
6.3
14th Dec 2009

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Sunkist International Backpackers, Thames, New Zealand
9.0
12th Dec 2009

Large hostel - Excellent facilities. Good advice on walks.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
The Flying Fox, Blue Mountains, Australia
10.0
3rd Dec 2009

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
6.0
26th Nov 2009

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers Port Macquarie YHA, Port Macquarie, Australia
9.7
24th Nov 2009

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Aussitel Backpackers, Coffs Harbour, Australia
7.3
21st Nov 2009

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Arts Factory Lodge, Byron Bay, Australia
9.0
18th Nov 2009

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 :)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Sleeping Inn Backpackers, Surfers Paradise, Australia
8.3
15th Nov 2009

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Somewhere to Stay, Brisbane, Australia
7.7
11th Nov 2009

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Chillout Noosa, Noosa, Australia
9.3
7th Nov 2009

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Pippies Beach House Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Beach, Australia
7.7
4th Nov 2009

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Next Backpackers, Hervey Bay, Australia
8.7
30th Oct 2009

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.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
1770 Backpackers, Agnes Water - Town of 1770, Australia
9.0
29th Oct 2009

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Bush Village Budget Cabins, Airlie Beach, Australia
8.0
26th Oct 2009

excellent staff - a bit far from Arlie Beach

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Travellers Hideaway, Magnetic Island, Australia
9.3
24th Oct 2009

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

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • steverhysjames6726
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Dreamtime Travellers Rest, Cairns, Australia
10.0
13th Oct 2009

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.

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

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