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Reviews: hksj

Location England, Gender Female, Age 32

  • hksj
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Grand hostel LerO, Split, Croatia
9.1
25th Sep 2014

I arrived late and the staff were very accommodating, including putting me in a dorm room on my own. Really modern and clean hostel but in a beautiful old building. Enjoyed my stay!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Travellers Home Hostel, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
9.4
23rd Sep 2014

Great location close to the old town and a lot of the attractions, the staff were helpful with providing restaurant and bar recommendations and also assisting me with organising a bus back to Croatia. My only problem was I appeared to be the only female in the dorms on my first night and some of the guys staying there were quite leery.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Nina, Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina
8.6
22nd Sep 2014

Nina and her family were very welcoming and helpful and they even dropped me off at the train station. They are also very open to talking about their lives and experiences during the war, I had an insightful conversation with her mother and aunt about it the night I arrived. Also went on the war tour which was fantastic and included a home-cooked breakfast! Really enjoyed my stay here, it was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Mostar.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Old Town Hostel West Wing, Kotor, Montenegro
10.0
21st Sep 2014

Staff were really friendly and helpful, especially Marco and they organised drinks for everyone in the reception which was a lot of fun. The homemade dinner was really nice and great value as well. Had a really great stay here and the hostels are located in a really nice building down a cute alleyway. This is one of the best hostels I've stayed in. Thanks to the staff for a great stay! :)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Chaplin, Zagreb, Croatia
8.9
15th Sep 2014

Stayed here for two nights and had a dorm to ourselves!! Staff were really nice, friendly and helpful. As it's the end of summer it was kinda quiet which was great. Would definitely recommend this hostel! Thanks for a great stay! :-)

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
HI Europa Brugge, Bruges, Belgium
6.6
13th Jul 2014

Walking instructions from the train station would be helpful. Bus directions were not clear and I could have walked in a shorter time. There was no wifi in the rooms and it was intermittent in the commons areas. Would've been nice to play the football WC final. The showers were mixed which wasn't very nice, especially when there was a group of 'lads' using them!! Staff could've been a bit more willing to help/be friendly. Rooms felt very campsite-like. Breakfast was decent.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Gastama, Lille, France
9.4
12th Jul 2014

This is one of the best hostels I have stayed at for a long time!! Staff were super friendly and helpful and seemed to really enjoy their jobs!! My dorm was really spacious and well designed. The bar at the front of the hostel was nice too, played the football and had a good atmosphere but the noise didn't carry through to the dorms. The only minor downside to an otherwise amazing stay were the showers could have more space to hang/keep clothes etc.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
NosDa Hostel & Bar, Cardiff, Wales
8.3
14th Jun 2014

Good location and nice modern hostel. However the bathrooms were a bit gross in the morning. Also they weren't well laid out, there was very little room to get around other people using them, the hand drier stuck out too far so would go off almost every time you walked passed it and the bathroom was really poorly ventilated so was really hot and airless. I appreciated the addition of fresh fruit at breakfast as most hostels offering breakfast make no concessions for gluten intolerant guests.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nomad, Cardiff, Wales
8.9
12th Jun 2014

I was happy overall with my stay. A tiny bit far from the centre of town but still easily walkable in 15-20 minutes. Staff were really pleasant and helpful and good value for money. Only suggestion I have for improvement was there wasn't anything in the breakfast for gluten intolerant guests. Just some fruit or yoghurt would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. :-)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.9
4th Apr 2014

Only stayed one night but really liked this wee hostel. It almost feels like a B&B and having a 4 dorm room with an en-suite definitely rivals a lot of other hostels I've stayed in. Excellent location across from the train station, super close to town and the owner was very friendly and helpful. This would definitely be one of the best hostels I've stayed in. Only downside was there was no-one around to give the key to when I had to check out early, and no guidance about where to leave it.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Dublin International (YHA), Dublin, Ireland
7.1
2nd Apr 2014

I appreciated having a dorm to myself on the first night, would have been better if it wasn't for several different people having obnoxiously loud conversations in the hallway keeping me awake!! Also, just a suggestion, it would be nice to have some gluten free options for the breakfast. Not expecting GF bread or cereals but just some fruit or yoghurt would be helpful. :)

View Property Reply

Many thanks for your comments, We are sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your stay here at the hostel. Should you return to Dublin we would be happy to look after you again to try and redeem ourselves in your eyes. Kind regards, Pamela. Dublin International Hostel.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
BackPacker's Republic, St Petersburg, Russia
9.1
17th Aug 2013

This is a really new hostel but it's really well set up! Veronika and the team do an amazing job, including making breakfast for everyone! It's a small, homely hostel, they only thing that could be improved is more toilets/showers. :)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Comrade Hostel, Moscow, Russia
9.4
13th Aug 2013

Amazing hostel-staff were very helpful and super close to the Kremlin. When I arrived off the Trans-Siberian they let me check in early, have a shower etc which was greatly appreciated! Had a great stay here and would recommend it to anyone. Only thing that could be improved would be lockers in the dorms! Thanks for a great stay! :)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Dyeing and Hostel Nakashimaya, Kumamoto Shi, Japan
8.6
14th Jul 2013

Really nice hostel, great character and super clean and modern. Loved the effect of all the traditional Japanese items!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Casa Noda, Nagasaki, Japan
8.6
13th Jul 2013

Clean hostel in a great location. Staff were really friendly and helpful and the shower/toilet in the room was very convenient!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Cabosu House Beppu Hamayu, Beppu Spa City Oita, Japan
9.7
2nd May 2013

Only spent one night while passing through but had a really good stay. Onsen was an added bonus!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Guesthouse Namaste, Kanazawa, Japan
8.0
1st Apr 2013

Was a bit hard to find at first but once I located it it was easy to get to. Could maybe do with one more shower but apart from that a really nice place to stay, owner was very friendly and helpful, thank you! :)

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sakura Guest House, Hida Takayama, Japan
8.0
30th Mar 2013

There was a mistake made with the booking of my room which wasn't inconvenient but they went out of their way to make sure this was sorted for me. Nice place to stay, only problem was it's a bit of a walk from the railway station...

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Lovely Jubbly Place Hostel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
7.4
3rd Jan 2013

Nice modern rooms, good size and so were the bathrooms. Front entrance area/restaurant was a bit disorganised and confusing but that's really the only down side. Staff were helpful and arranged transport for us.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, All Female Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sam So Guesthouse, Siem Reap, Cambodia
8.6
31st Dec 2012

Staff were really friendly and helpful and booked us tours, boats etc. Only thing was when I did laundry all the clothes had tag labels stuck into the material to stop things getting mixed up and some of my things got holes in. Would be much more helpful if the washing/information labels sewn into the clothes had been used to put the tag labels in, so the clothes didn't get holes in. :)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • Japan, All Female Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sen Guesthouse, Matsuyama Dogo Spa, Japan
8.3
2nd Dec 2012

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Koyasan Guest House Kokuu, Koyasan, Japan
8.9
23rd Nov 2012

Super friendly and helpful staff, enjoyedy stay and would definitely recommend it. The building is really cute too.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
6.9
18th Aug 2012

Overall the hostel was nice, reception area was well set out. However I found most of the staff to be unhelpful and rather rude. For example the first night (Saturday 21 August) I asked if they had maps and the girl looked at me as if I was crazy/offensive for requesting it. They 'didn't' have maps. However on the last night, the one staff member who was helpful (a guy, worked Sunday morning and Tuesday night) gave me a mini map of the area. That would've been helpful when I first asked for it

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, All Female Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.3
31st Mar 2012

Had a great stay, would definitely stay again. The guy at the front desk gave us a good recommendation for an Indian restaurant! :)

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, All Female Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Khaosan Tokyo Kabuki, Tokyo, Japan
9.1
22nd Mar 2012

Great hostel! I wanted to book it for another night but it was full up. Would definitely stay there again!

View Property Reply

Thank you for your stay and comment!! We are so sorry about we didnt have a room for extra night... It will be full when its busy season like now. But we are happy to hear that you want to come back! We are looking forward to seeing you again!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Eco Dogo, Matsuyama Dogo Spa, Japan
7.7
1st Dec 2011

Third time I have stayed at the hostel. It's basic and in a convenient location. Only problem was when we arrived the guy seemed to not know much about hostel world reservations and was a bit flustered...

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bonsai Guest House, Osaka, Japan
8.7
23rd Sep 2011

Had a great stay! Staff were super friendly and helpful. Good social space too. Not particularly close to Namba, 4 stops on the subway, but Tsuruhashi subway is an easy 10 min walk from the hostel, so taking the JR to there is not necessary. Would definitely go back!

View Property Reply

Thank you very much for staying with us and a comment. It should be great if you come back to this hostel when you visit Osaka next time.Thank you very much again!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
Old Penang GuestHouse, Penang, Malaysia
9.7
23rd May 2011

Really enjoyed my stay, facilities excellent, staff helpful and bathrooms modern and super clean! Beautiful building too. One of the best hostels I've stayed in :)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
Sayang - Sayang Guest House, Melaka, Malaysia
7.7
20th May 2011

agree with other comments about the size of the toilet/bathrooms. Also would be nice if they let you put your own lock on the locker rather than paying to use one. but overall really enjoyed it, nice and clean and convenient area :)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
Footprints Hostel, Singapore, Singapore
7.3
17th May 2011

hostel fine overall. Just the people who stayed there ruined it for me. Ie getting up at 6am and talking in dorms or talking in dorms on cellphone at midnight when there's people trying to sleep. Basic courtesy when you're sharing a room with ppl (from different time zones) would be nice!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
6.3
9th Mar 2010

it wasn't so much a backpackers hostel as it was a long term hostel...was okay but wouldn't recommend it as somewhere backpackers would want to stay. Poor kitchen facilities and the beds were uncomfy.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Rynek 7, Krakow, Poland
8.3
18th Feb 2010

very cute character hostel right in the centre of the old town :)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Possonium, Bratislava, Slovakia
7.3
13th Feb 2010

didnt get very good sleep there. partly from other guests coming in at stupid times, partly from the room being right next to the kitchen and breakfast was prepared very early.

View Property Reply

You was in the cheapest 10 bed dorm for 8,50 euro and the breakfast time is from 8:00 until 10:00 ....

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
Barocco Hostel, Budapest, Hungary
7.7
4th Feb 2010

the first night I was in Budapest their heating system was not working so they arranged before I left to put me up in another backpackers for that night. Both were good, small and cosey and because it was winter I got a room to myself 2 nights!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
7.0
27th Jan 2010

no lockers provided for luggage. Ensuite bathrooms were good, but was there for 2 nights and they weren't cleaned in this time. Also floor boards very thin so if you plan to stay here take earplugs! Overall enjoyed this hostel and would recommend it :)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • hksj
  • New Zealand,
  • Globetrotter
7.7
21st Jan 2010

staff friendly and other travellers friendly. Only problem was people smoking inside the hostel which stunk it out as no ventilation. They had maps and info etc there but these were not easy to find at first.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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