Reviews: Prunes17

Location: England, Gender: Female, Age: 33

Iguana Backpackers

Montanita, Ecuador

This is a really nice hostel. Super chilled in the day but comes alive at night. Montanita is definitely about the nightlife, so the location was brilliant to be able to party, but go back to a quiet hostel. Had a fun time here meeting new people. Staff are not that friendly and the showers are rarely hot, but apart from that, a good place to stay.

Loki del Mar

Mancora, Peru

If you're going to Mancora, the only hostel you want to stay at is Loki. The place feels like a resort. It's literally on the beach and the nightlife is careful of the bloodbombs though, they are lethal! I was travelling alone but made friends pretty quickly. If you're after a chilled place, Loki is not the place to stay. I had a great time and would recommend to anyone.


This is a lovely chilled hostel. The beds are super comfy and the dorms are really spacious. The staff are really friendly too and give 'local' recommendations. The only downer is that it lacks any atmosphere, like zero. But, if you're after a party hostel, you're better off somewhere else. This hostel is perfect to chill out and refresh yourself after Macchu Piccu.

Backpackers San Pedro

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Do not stay here. The staff are really rude and not helpful at all. The showers are super cold. There's no atmosphere at all. The beds are okay but security is a bit of an issue. I'd pay a little bit extra for a decent hostel closer to town.

Hostal El Arbol

La Serena, Chile

Such a cute little place. The staff are really lovely and make you feel really welcome. The place feels more like a home where you can just chill out. Only downer was that there was 1 bathroom for about 20 people, but other than that, it was a great stopover.

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Our hotel can accommodate max 18 people and there are 3 bathrooms in total. One bathroom is located in the 8 people dorm, one bathroom in front of the 4 people dorm (where you stayed) and 1 bathroom upstairs. We are sorry you didn't realize that. Regards, Hostal El Arbol

Casa Volante Hostal

Valparaiso, Chile

This is a fantastic hostel. The staff are lovely, free fruit and coffee all day long and the beds are really comfy. I had a great time there and felt really safe. The guests were awesome too. If you like to cook, there's all the utensils you'll need...a rarity in hostels! Definitely stay here.

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Hi, thanks a lot for your review, is really important and helpfull for us, in order to improve our job daily. All the best and have good trips!

Hostal Forestal

Santiago, Chile

You have to take reviews with a pinch of salt, but please do not stay here. The description is not correct - they don't half half the facilities they claim to classes, tour desk, no not showers, wifi rubbish, staff not very friendly or helpful and in a rough area. Beds are okay but security is a bit of an issue. I would stay at Bellavista if you can, it's much better and hostels are geared up to help. You have been warned!

Lagares Hostel

Mendoza, Argentina

This is a lovely hostel and a great place to stay. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Unlike other places, they will tell you all the options and give you their 'real' recommendations. They will also help you book buses to the next place too. The showers are hot, the beds really comfy (ideal after doing the wine tours!) and they have a great spacious kitchen if you want to cook. Definitely stay here if you get the chance.

The Ritz by Hostel Inn

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This is a lovely place to stay if you want to relax and detox from the party hostels! The staff are awesome and will help you with anything, the beds are comfy and the showers are hot. It's located in the perfect central location of Centro on Avienda de Mayo, so you are close to everything...including Florida street. Great place for a couple of days.

Milhouse Avenue

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Milhouse is awesome and the perfect place to party.The beds are comfy and showers are really powerful and hot.The staff are amazing.I was studying Spanish (not through the hostel), they were amazing to help practice in the day...then party at night!I am travelling alone but it didn't feel like it as you meet so many fun people of all ages. There's so many things they organise, so get involved.Awesome place...but not if you want to sleep. FYI: Hipo is more for 18yr olds, Avenue for everyone else!

Bambu Guest House

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Had a great time at Bambu. Really close to the bus station. A quiet hostel to be honest, but served it's purpose as a stopover for Iguassu Falls.

Backpackers Share House Floripa

Florianopolis, Brazil

This hostel is amazing! I was there for 4 nights and had the best time. The staff were brilliant and super helpful, and the guests were awesome. It's not a party hostel but the atmosphere was brilliant...and the free caiprinha helped too!! Right on Barro de Lagoa which was great. I was travelling alone and the team made me feel so welcome within the first 5 minutes. I ended up travelling with most of the guests for 4 months! Definitely stay here if you get the chance.

Casarao Verde Itacare

Itacare, Brazil

This was an average hostel. We stayed a couple nights based on the recommendations on hostel world but ended up moving to a nicer, cleaner hostel. Most importantly, they need more plug sockets. We were in a dorm of 4 and there was ONE plug for all four inc the fan!!!! Not great, but okay for 1-2nights.

Hostel Galeria 13

Salvador, Brazil

The best hostel in Brazil! I was meant to stay 2 nights but ended up 8 in total I just couldn't leave! Paulo runs a very tight ship! He looks scary Brit but he is absolutely lovely, has travelled lots and genuinely wants people to have fun time. The 8 bed dorm was spacious, enough room for bags and lockers and a big bathroom. Very clean hostel. Fantastic location! Fantastic atmosphere. Free caipirinhas each night and the breakfast by vanda is AWESOME! Best time, I'll definitely be back!

Paraty Beach Hostel

Paraty, Brazil

This has got to be one of the best hostels in Brazil! Gus, the argentine owner, is fantastic. I was travelling alone and as soon as I checked in, he introduced me to everyone, we had a group BBQ (yum!) and it resulted in everyone mingling straight away. Fantastic vibe. Dorms ok (definitely needs aircon installing which he's doing). Staff super friendly...and most importantly, breakfast was fantastic! Definitely stay here!

El Misti Hostel Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande, Brazil

Staying at El misti totally depends on the people staying. Unfortunately I was in a 9 bed dorm with a bunch of mean Israelis so it dampened my experience. Dorms are really tightly squeezed, bathroom (bit ming) but there's hammocks and a fun bar area to chat! It's in a fantastic location, so defo stay here.

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Dear Dave, We appreciate your detailed review and we would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. Please rest assured that we will address your recommendations for the improvement of our hostel. Kind regards, Management

The Yellow

Rome, Italy

This is a good hostel to say in. as a single traveller, it made my experience a lot better being able to have fun at the bar meeting new people. Downer is the amount of bed bug bites i got! YUK!