Reviews: KeepCalmAndTravelOn

Location: Australia, Gender: Male, Age: 42

YMCA Hostel Basel

Basel, Switzerland

Clean with great location. Place presents well, but has a very clinical feel like a college dorm rather than a cosy hostel. Lack of power sockets & the beds are 2 inches apart so the person next to you encroaches into your bed. Not only no check-in until 3.30, the reception isn't even open which creates a rush & staff can't take the time to explain all about the hostel. Didn't even know there was a great chill-out area downstairs until I did laundry. Good hostel, but could be so much better!

Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Nice place. More of a hotel feel. Kept clean & tidy and the staff were helpful. Only a few minutes from the train station makes it an ideal location. Beds are a little small, and the common areas aren't the most conducive for meeting people. Bathrooms are great, though push button showers are very annoying. Would stay again.

Hostel Blues

Bratislava, Slovakia

Liked this place. From check-in the staff were wonderful, cheeky and playful. In a great location just of the edge of the old town area and close to bars etc. They organise different things most nights which made the hostel very interactive. If they upgrade a few of the facilities, they will have a seriously top hostel on their hands. Even the bar was more chill-out than party. Great fun!

Mosquito Hostel

Krakow, Poland

Great party vibe here, but not over the top. It's well managed by the wonderful staff. Right on the edge of the Old Town, you are in a great location. Beds move around a little too much, but enjoyed my stay here.

New World St. Hostel

Warsaw, Poland

Location was great, just a short walk from the old town, amenities are fairly standard and the staff tried hard to be helpful. Would stay again.

Home Made House/Hostel

Vilnius, Lithuania

Nice little place to stop at. Very helpful host who takes the time to tell you many helpful things about Vilnius.


A very decent hostel. The very small bar was great. The location is perfect. Clean, tidy, comfortable. Kitchen is a little tight, but the bathrooms are good and there is 3 different areas to choose to relax in. Staff were super helpful. Recommended.

Red Emperor Bar&Hostel

Tallinn, Estonia

Decent place, had a good time here. Seriously great location on the edge of the Old Town, supermarket across the road, attached to a public bar, but no late night noise to the bedrooms. Staff were awesome, always trying to give helpful advice. Would happily recommend!

Soul Kitchen

St Petersburg, Russia

These guys understand backpacking. Attention to detail, well though out and staff who can't do enough for you! Justifiably rated one of the top hostels in the world! Would not stay anywhere else in St Petersburg!

Apple Hostel Moscow

Moscow, Russia

Simple, neat and tidy hostel. Cleaners constantly on the go. Short walk to Red Square, staff generally helpful. Would not have a problem staying here again when in Moscow.

Sasha Guesthouse Listvjanka

Listvyanka, Russia

What a lovely place to stay. Sasha and Rita were so helpful and kind. The place is beautifully laid out and you can see how much work they have put into improving over time. The free breakfast was great. It's just a shame we were not able to stay a little longer!

Trans-Sib Hostel

Irkutsk, Russia

Small, simple hostel. Very clean, and good location for proximity to the train station. No problem with the wifi and it has a homely feel. Would happily stay again.

Sunpath Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

In developing countries such as Mongolia you are never going to be spoilt with all the usual great hostel touches. Sunpath makes up for that with faultless hospitality! Super clean and the staff truly can't do enough for you. They stored our baggage for us for a night when we went to a Ger camp and even allowed us to shower when we returned late the next day, even though we were not staying the night! Nice little social area too. Understand your in Mongolia and you will love this little place!

Dragon King Hostel

Beijing, China

Sarah and her team do a great job! WiFi is good, place is extremely clean, the bar area was a nice relaxed hangout. Great advice on things to do and the staff are prepared to go the extra mile. They even ran back into the hostel to change a large bank note when the taxi driver would not accept it! No problems recommending this hostel. They are constantly looking to improve with lots of new ideas on the way too! A great attitude!

Check Inn HK

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Very neat and tidy place. Staff were fantastic with advice and the place was spotlessly clean. The Wi-Fi was great. Would happily stay here again!

Lisbon Lounge Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal

Hands down the best hostel I have ever seen... and I've stay in a lot of them! A very welcome homely vibe and helpful staff. You won't go wrong here.

5footway.inn Project Chinatown 1

Singapore, Singapore

Staff were great and the location excellent. It's a new hostel and needs to still make a few small improvements. A curtain by the smoke glass door which seperates two bedrooms would stop light flooding the next room in the early hours. But really was a great place and will stay again.

Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Very modern and quite new. They still seem to be making an effort to improve which a great thing. Showers, though adequate, could be a little better. The roof top bar is nice and relaxed and the towel on the end of the bed was a nice touch. Well worth the stay.

Jordan Tower Hostel

Amman, Jordan

This is Jordan... So keeping that in mind, this place is excellent! The staff are fantastic! Can't do enough for you! Right in the heart of everything. There is always hot running water... more than I can say for other places in Jordan!

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Thank you for your kind recommendation, we always strive to give the best service possible.

HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach

Vancouver, Canada

A little bit out of the way, but easy enough to get to on the bus. Loads of communual area... Staff were helpful. I enjoyed the stay here.

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Hi Brett, We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Stephen - Manager