Reviews: coral_o

Location: Canada,

La Pinta

Bogota, Colombia
86%

They have a lot of different spaces to hang out, so you don't always have to mingle with the rowdy party crowd if you're not into that. Staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful, but it helps a lot if you know some Spanish. Most rooms are ensuites and the washroom in our dorm was kept very clean during my stay. Kitchen looked impeccable. Though the hostel is located a bit further from the Centro Historico than others, it felt like a much safer neighbourhood to be in. In all, a good hostel!

  • 13th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

Cartagena, Colombia
86%

The hostel is located in a good neighbourhood and there are lockers and safes in the room. The facilities were well maintained and cleaned regularly. However, some of the staff were less than welcoming and had no desire to go out of the way to help you. Otherwise, good ambiance if you are the partying type. If not, then be warned that it can get noisy as all the rooms face the court where the salsa lessons take place and also where they serve drinks on the weekends.

  • 12th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Makako Chill Out Hostel

Cartagena, Colombia
94%

Really great 'chill' place to stay. Staff are of great assistance in helping you book day trips to Volcán de Barro, Islas del Rosario or Playa Blanca. Really nice area to stay in, much safer than Getsemani. Kitchen was decent and washroom were kept very clean. If you're looking for a nice laid back place to stay, then look no further, as Makako's is the perfect spot!

  • 10th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


La Tortuga Hostel

Taganga, Colombia
89%

The staff is amazing! They are understanding and were very flexible with changing the dates of my stay to accommodate my change of plans. Extremely helpful in organizing my side trip to La Ciudad Perdida and ongoing bus ride to Cartagena. All rooms are ensuites so no lineups for showers. Kitchen, TV room and pool available. Great rooftop bar with a stunning view of Taganga. Only downside were the mosquitoes, but that's not their fault! I would definitely stay here again.

  • 1st Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Black Sheep Hostel Medellin

Medellin, Colombia
89%

The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. I had been down with a bad cough

  • 28th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Other Side Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
89%

One of my favourite hostels in 6 months of travel in S.A.! The staff go out of their way to ensure you experience the real Rio

  • 14th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Hostel Portunhol

Florianopolis, Brazil
69%

About the staff, Chris and Luciano were super friendly and Fausto was an awesome resource for directions. However, since we were there during low season, it was too cold and windy for the beach and there wasn't much else to do around the hostel. You need to take 2-3 buses to get to the center. The washrooms were a little dirty but otherwise, you get your money's worth.

  • 6th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Community Hostel

Quito, Ecuador
94%

Very safe - lockers available, 24hr reception (main door is locked at all times). A 10min walk to the basilica, Plaza Grande. Right by the mercado central. The staff is excellent - Marco is extremely knowledgeable about his city and has great recommendations on what to do/see and where to eat. Breakfast is not included but you can get an amazing one for just $2.50. Their kitchen is pretty well equipped and their 2 W/C are relatively new, however they could use a few more. Beds are comfy and new.

  • 18th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Erupcion Hostel Banos

Banos, Ecuador
83%

Great location, facing the central park and sharing a corner with the main street that has all the tour companies, restaurants and the local market. There is no kitchen and the hostel restaurant closes at 3:30pm but you can easily find other eating options nearby. During our stay, there was an issue with the washroom in our private twin ensuite - the smell of sewage emanated from the drain on the floor. There wasn't much air circulation in our room so it got quite overwhelming after 3 days.

  • 15th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Hostal Hogar Cuencano

Cuenca, Ecuador
86%

It being low season, we were upgraded from a 4 bed dorm to a 3 bed private room at no extra cost. There was access to a small balcony right by our room, which offered a nice view onto Calle Largo. The staff was friendly, the facilities (kitchen, toilet) were decent and the location of the hostel, though not in the center, is near Calle Largo with its cobblestone streets, little cafes and the river so it is a quaint neighbourhood to explore by foot. And it is a 5 min walk to the main attractions.

  • 12th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Dreamkapture Hostal

Guayaquil, Ecuador
83%

We arrived during the night and left early morning so we did not get to see much of the surroundings but there are great food stalls nearby selling cangrejo (crab), a local specialty! The breakfast was amazing according to hostel standards and the staff is incredibly helpful. The owner, Christopher, was very knowledgeable about our next destination, Cuenca, and gave us lots of tips! Kitchen and washrooms were clean, rooms were cosy and common area, though small, was nice. Wished we had more time

  • 11th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Kimbas Bungalows Mancora

Mancora, Peru
91%

Beautifully decorated with hints of South East Asian and other influences. Affordable prices for a private double ensuite, the room being spacious and the bathroom impeccably clean. The pool and outdoor common area are simply lovely - extremely zen ambiance. Kimba's is the perfect place to relax! A little off the main street, there is less noise pollution. Vanessa has great recommendations for places to eat AMAZING food!! Absolutely LOVED my stay and wish I could have stayed there longer...

  • 9th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Residencial Munaywasi

Trujillo, Peru
94%

Quaint hostel run by a lovely little lady - although I overslept on my first morning there, she had left my breakfast out for me! She even haggled with the taxi driver to get me a good price for my ride to the bus station when I left. The hostel is located at walking distance of the main square. The facilities are kept impeccably clean. If you are not looking to party and want a nice, quiet place to stay in, this is the place to be.

  • 7th May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


86%

Great hostel equipped with a kitchen, a common room with a nice DVD collection and well maintained bathrooms. The dorms have desks and lockers, but not enough for all the beds. They have only 1 computer, but wifi in rooms. Staff was friendly & helpful. Located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Miraflores, it is walking distance to Parque del Amor and the beach. The grocery store can be found just a few blocks away, as well as Kennedy Park where there are loads of restaurants and internet cafes.

  • 2nd May 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Banana's Adventure

Huacachina, Peru
77%

No kitchen, breakfast not included (but none of the hostels in Huacachina do anyway) and shared bathrooms are the same ones used by the pool but they were sually kept pretty clean. Otherwise, nice decor and vibe. The hostel restaurant is open to the public so it can become quite noisy late at night or very early in the morning.

  • 30th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


97%

Great hostel to stay in! The staff seemed genuinely happy to be there and were extremely helpful. Beautiful establishment, with a decent sized kitchen, impeccably maintained bathrooms and a lovely backyard equipped with hammocks. They have a really nice pool table and TV/common room as well. They are located a 5-10 minutes walk away from the main square but are close to many restaurants and internet cafes. And there is a convenience store just a block away.

  • 26th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


97%

Beautifully decorated and maintained hostel. The staff is professional, respectful and extremely helpful. They keep the bathrooms impeccably clean as well as the kitchen. The included breakfasts consist of the standard bread, butter and jam like in every other hostel, but here, they make the extra effort to add something extra and different to the menu every day (eggs, pancakes or banana milkshakes). A bit further from the main square, this is the place to be if you want some peace and quiet.

  • 16th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


The Adventure Brew Hostel

La Paz, Bolivia
91%

Well run hostel, despite its size. Clean shared washrooms, spacious mixed dorms and decent sized lockers located right under your bed. Breakfast was a nice change from the standard bread (pancakes). However, due to the structure of the building, sounds from the lobby/common area is projected and can be heard from any room. The kitchen is actually located in the B&B just a few steps away. Although you have access to it, this could be an inconvenience for you.

  • 10th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Hostal Wasi Masi

Sucre, Bolivia
86%

The private twin ensuite room that we booked online was not available when we arrived, but they gave us a discount and gave us a private twin with shared bathroom instead. However, this room gave onto the garden/common area where people usually smoke, therefore we could not leave our window open, thus trapping the musty smell in the room. But besides this, the sole shared bathroom was kept clean, the staff was really nice and helpful and the location was great. Kitchen was a bit small though.

  • 7th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


83%

Very charming old building, but because of this, can get very cold at night. Otherwise, shared showers and bathrooms were clean. Kitchen was small and tightly run (most of the cutlery and dishes were kept under key). Perfect location close to the main bus terminal and on a main street close to everything necessary.

  • 5th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Traveller's Place Hostel

Santiago, Chile
83%

Great hostel with super friendly and helpful staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there! The facilities were kept nice and clean. Just 2-3 blocks from the closest metro and a short 10 minute walk to the main plaza... My only qualm is that the hostel is not clearly identified from the outside and with the lack of street signs in Santiago, it was a little hard to find at night.

  • 22nd Feb 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Clink78

London, England
87%

The hostel itself was very impressive, with I think over 4 floors and more than 15 rooms on each. Pretty decor and ambiance in the kitchen area and bar. I found the walk from the tube a little long, but only because it was cold. Staff were incredibly helpful in giving directions and recommendations on what to see/do. The side by side bunking system was a little odd at first, but one can easily get used to it.

  • 6th Nov 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Ostello Tramonti

Cinque Terre, Italy
70%

In their guise to ensure a good time, we were rushed into taking a bus back to Riomaggiore with the promise of a lift back by shuttle at a certain time. For future reference, we will clarify the EXACT location of the pick up because we were left stranded there to arrange our own transportation back at an ungodly hour. Luckily we made it before reception closed or else we would have ended up without a place to sleep. Under different circumstances, I am sure, the experience would have been better.

  • 4th Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


La Mansarda

Cinque Terre, Italy
93%

We definitely got more than what we paid for. Not only did we have a beautifully furnished room to sleep in, we also had a kitchen, a living room and a private rooftop terrace at our disposal. The owner lives in the attached adjacent quarters but she is very discreet. She was a great resource person for information about the village and of the current trail conditions. Extremely well kept appartment although located on a somewhat secluded street. We really appreciated our stay at La Mansarda!

  • 3rd Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Le Sirene

Cinque Terre, Italy
87%

Very lovely appartment owned and run by a very lovely lady. She was extremely friendly and helpful in locating the basics (ATM, tourist office,...), recommending good places to eat, and most importantly, where to get the best gelato(!) Also, she was very accommodating with our arrival time. The location was great because we lived amongst the locals and just a few meters from the beach. The appartment was well maintained and beautifully decorated. I enjoyed my stay very much.

  • 2nd Aug 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


70%

Great location, just 3 stops away from the Termini train station and quite close to most attractions. However, the hostel is located slightly off the main street, and you need to go through a shady dark alley-way to get to it. Staff was friendly, helpful and accommodating. Facilities were clean, but showers could benefit from a soap dish or basket in which to put your toiletries instead of on the shower floor. Power outlets and lights for each bunk was GREATLY appreciated.

  • 26th Jun 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


Litus Roma Hostel

Rome, Italy
83%

A little far from Rome center, but if you're looking for a beach getaway, this is the place for you. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Lots of animation and activities within the hostel for entertainment. Facilities are clean, however, since window screens are not used in Europe, expect some uninvited winged guests in your room during the summer.

  • 25th Jun 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (28 reviews)


93%

Great atmosphere, superb staff and the hostel is well maintained. I had a great experience there and will definitely stay there again if ever I return to Taipei!