Reviews: hsingbm7426

86%

It is a good place to watch fireworks ( on 4th of July, for example). It is once a fortests to protect San Francisco. It is close to the public bus stop ( no. 47 and 49) where you canake a bus to the city. The hostel offers complimenry breakfast and you need to produce a coupon to have it. The only thing is tha some people may not have enough to have just 2 pieces of bread or 1 bagle. But to me it is a good idea that people do ot eat too much.

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


100%

The hostel offers a member room rtes if a membership card is produced. Even I did ot have it with me, the manageress agreed to give me a discounted rate after I hadd shown m bookinhg records on the net. It offers good breakfast and on certain daysbudget rates for diner. But the drawback is tht the hostel is loated at Little Saigon where a lot of homeless people stay. It could be a little intimating, espeially at night when they ask for a small change. The hostel let guests make local calls

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


91%

Reception stass need to be more vigilant when peopl come in as it is no locatedin a good area. The doo opens to a main street. Guests are expeced o show a kind of pass, which is not strictly enforced when reception is too busy with guests checking in or making enquiries.

  • 29th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Lucky D's

San Diego, USA
86%

. The atmosphere of the hostel is very good. Free breakfast is remarkable and so re free dinner n Sundys, Tuesday and Thursday. It is good to publicize itfor all guests. And it is better to stik to the time as advertised. But the wifi is not very workable in the hostel.

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Hollywood Youth Hostel

Los Angeles, USA
86%

it is close toeveryhing and good for sightseeing in hollywood; It is cse to the undergrud train as well. The hostel can do better for securty as some can ge hrough the door that is on the main road

  • 18th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


100%

It is close to Union Aquare, about 15 minutes walk. It is close to the bus stop to Caltrain bus terminal. The hostel has good security measure; all guests need to flash a paper showing a security number when entering the hostel. The breakfast is good and complimentary. But sometimes wifi is not working very well. The only drawback is the hostel is teeming with homeless people. Like Seatule, many streets are smelly with urine. Guests are told by the reception to stay away dein xertaun streets,

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


New York Budget Inn

New York, USA
89%

The inn is axx hostel with en suite bathrro or communal ones. It is a bt expensive for this type ,especially if you come on weekends ($75 instad of $70 ). It is a good one wth the least expensive room rates in Manhattan area unless you move to other areas north of 100thStreet in Harlem or Bronx or Broolyn area. The good thing is it is close to Times Square ( 30 minutes walk). You save more as you do not need to a bus or subway ( $2.75 for a ride or $2.50 with Metrocard.$5 for lugguage deposit

  • 24th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Apple Hostels of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, USA
94%

The hstel is in the old district, so it is close to many historic sites and within walking distane. It offers free drinks at 8 pm and a $2 guided walk. The room has 16 (?) beds and it is a bit crowded. It provides lockers for guests, which is a good thing. The kitchen is well equiped with all kinds of amenities.

  • 20th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


DC Lofty - Convention Center

Washington DC, USA
100%

it is close the metro and about 25 minute walk to the Mall; the breakfast is not too bad; security is good and the staff are very helpful. Wifi is quick too. You get your money's worth by staying in this hostel. It is close to many heritage attractions. You can walk from the metro station (Convention centre station) to the hostel if you do not too much lugguge.

  • 15th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Hostel Colonia

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
91%

Yhe hostel is only 15 minutes away from the ferry pier and bus terminal. It is only ten minutes away to the old district where you see old Portugue traces left by Portugues in the 17th entury. It is a very qiiet town where there are NO affic lights. Cars need to stop at the intersection to ensure a safe crossing.Most historic ttractions such as the fortess, architecture a lighthouse can be viewed completely in half day. It is hghly recommende for those who seek quiet moments to walk a reflect.

  • 29th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Residencial Noelia Hostel

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
77%

The hostel is ot too close to the bus terminal.It took me some time to locate it. T.h e dorm has 9 beds n throom. The room is big eough and the bathroom is spaious It appears the hostel provides washing stuff. There is a locker for each guest but you need to have your lock. The staff are friendly but one of them often loved to turn the volume of the hi fi to the maximum. The management needs to tidy up the refrigeratior as guests put too many thing there ad is messy.

  • 22nd Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Cruz del Sur Hostel

Ushuaia, Argentina
94%

The owners Anna and Jose are fiendly and helpful. They are strict about housing keeping and cleanliness. They expect gusts to keep quiet after 11 pm, whch is good and understandablle. Guests are told to put off thier 'smell' shoes outside their rooms, which is good but perhaps the request needs to be toned down a bit. And maybe sme guests ause the use of hostel facilitites after checking out, e.g. using the computer. The management stipulates that guests vacate the hostel after checkout.

  • 14th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Teeraya Boutique

Chiang Mai, Thailand
71%

The hostel is not too close to Sundady night markets or night market at Tae Pae Gate. It is close to Saturday Night Market though. It is next to Watr Sri Supran, a temple whose Buddhas are made of silver. There is a small swimming pool there. The dorm offers 4-person space ( many dorms have 5 - 8 beds) There is a small local restaurant there and a good boutique restaurant. Itr is close to the airport but at night you cannot hail lany taxi or song taew or tut tut after 9 pm.

  • 18th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Aoi Garden Home

Chiang Mai, Thailand
91%

It is close to local market and bus termin u s (Sompet) and Three Kings Monument.It is behind a main street and it may be a little had tolocate the hostel has a fine grden and it offers meals. there is a bike shop nearby ( next toThai Airlines ). The manager is helpful and so is the owner Ms Aoi. It is within walking distance to Sunday Market. you can opt for bed space or a room.

  • 8th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Lukot INN

Kaohsiung, Taiwan
94%

in the centre of the city; it i close to the ferry pier going to ji Chuan where you sample sea food. The bus stop for Route No.248 is near the inn and you can go to downtomwn wih ease at a cost of 12 dollars ( seniors pay half fare). The inn is remarkakble for its decor of old times. The anageress is very informative and helpful, giving you all useful information guests need. It is a litle hard to loate but she was kind enough to pick me up at 7-11 store. IIt is highly recommended .

  • 12th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Dillenia Guest House

Miri, Malaysia
97%

It is close to downtown and many restauratnts in Miri.It is close to a big shopping centre named Bintang Mall where you can shop and watch movies. In Malaysia on Movie Day (Wednesday) admission is only RM$7.00 The owner, Mrs Lee is very friendly and helpful. She goes a long way to assisting guests with information and transport. The hostel is immaculately clean. It offers free breakfast, shampoo and bath stuff. She responds to guests bookings and requests promptly. Highly recommended.

  • 23rd Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Borneo Sandakan Backpackers

Sandakan, Malaysia
89%

Iet is a well run hostel;staff are friendly and knowlegable. It is close to bus terminal, the waterfront, local market and Heirtage Trails. But the only drwback is that many rooms do not have windows. They are not good for those who suffer from claustrophobia. WWhen you wake up, you have no ide if it is day time or night time. I nearly overslept and missed my long distance for Kota Kinabalu National Park. If you stay there, it is imperative to set your alarm with your clock or a mobile phone.

  • 13th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
94%

he hostel is close to a bus station for trips to Beaufort, lawas, Bruni and miri. It is right next to Gaya Street where you can visit Sunday Market. It is close to many restaurants one of which offers inexpensive dishes and seafood. It is called Old Farm, in Cithpark and opposite Post Office. It is only fifteen minutes walk to Jesslton ferry pier where you board boats for islands such as Manukan, Sapi ( two of the islands of the Turku Rahman National Park)

  • 11th Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Aoi Garden Home

Chiang Mai, Thailand
94%

The hostel is close to Three Kings Square and museums; it is close to Sompet Market that offers a good chance to go shopping for fruits and local products. It is close to one of my favourite massage centes named Nina Massage that is on Soi 9, No. 61.You get really good services and skills there by Nina and Dao. The owner, Aoi, of the hostel is knowledgeable in many aspects and guests staying there are given a lot of useful tips for travels and transport. The room rates are very inexpensive

  • 27th Oct 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Budget Hostel Angeles

Angeles, Philippines
66%

The hostel is close to the airport but you need to take a taxi or jeepney to go there; the same for the trip to the airport; public vehicles need to go to the city main gate where they head for the aorport. The hostel is not easy to find and you need to walk for more than ten minutes from the main street to the hostel.It offers complimentary breakfast but if you leave early you could do without it.

  • 27th Apr 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


91%

It was the second time I stayed here. It still has the friendly atmosphere and now a new cafe is added to the hostel where guests can have their welcome ritual ( Indian pancake, or banana fritte and a drink upon arrival. Now the bathrooms are equiped with hangers so guests can put clothing or towels there as suggested by me last time. It is unfortunate the intrusion by unfriendly personnel had caused a downturn in business for the whole Sabah. But still I could still enjoy seafood at Sim Sim.

  • 22nd Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Bodega Hostel Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam
97%

The hostel is centrally located in the Old District and close to the shuttle bus offered by Vietnam Airlines ( you do not need to be the passenger of this airline). It offers free shuttle bus service if you come from the train station or bus terminus. It provides airport private car service from the airport at a price ( 32 kilometres for $18, same or less than taxi drivers); one may as well use it as you are very likely to be ripped off, overcharged or robbed ( many lost items put in the trunk)

  • 10th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Mojito Garden

Chiang Mai, Thailand
80%

It is close to Thapaie gate and the three kings square. It is inexpensive but try not to get a dorm space close to the door as there are no curtains or light for the dorm space there. The hostel offers breakfast at a price.

  • 26th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Sila Resort

Sukhothai, Thailand
83%

It is not to locate the resort; if you phone the hostel, a van may be out for you at the bus station; it provides shuttle bus service for guests going to the bus station but need to enquire and confirm the request. I chose a single room and its room rate was low but there was only a bed plus a fan and nothing more. There is a window facing the corridor but not the street; so the room may get a bit stuffy. You pay 100 Bahts for a continental breakfast and 150B for an Amerincan one ( pricey0

  • 24th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Aoi Garden Home

Chiang Mai, Thailand
89%

The hostel is not easy to locate; it is at the far end of a lane; it is close to the Three Kings Monument. There is a big Chinese/Thai restaurant nearby. The owner is very helpful and greets each guest coming in; so the security can be seen as good. The hostl provides breakfast at a price. It is considered a hostel that charges guests fairly.

  • 23rd Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Spicypai Backpackers

Pai, Thailand
89%

It is not easy to locate this hostel as it is at the far end of a lane (soi) but it is close to the Three Kings Square and museums. It is close to Tha Pae Gate. The dorm spaces are in a big room partitioned by a large piece of curtain. The owner was very helpful and phoned a tut tut for me for the bus station (Arcade). He was willing deposit my backpack for a couple of days before I came back even there might not be space available when I returned.

  • 22nd Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Guest House TaiwanMex

Taipei, Taiwan
74%

The hostel has more than one branch; normally you will be directed to the main branch where you will be re-directed to an.other premises ( on foot, five minutes walk). It is close to Zhong Shan and Taipei train station/ MTR ( underground) Actually you can walk on the underground road all the way from Taipei station to Zhong Shan station. The hostel may be understaffed; often noone is in the hostel; you need to call the manager/owner.One needs to drop keys on the keys unattended.

  • 4th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Seoulwise Guesthouse

Seoul, South Korea
94%

The hostel is close to a metro station ( Hongjik University) It is a very good location because this station provides the Airport Express so that you do not need to change train. This direct expression goes to the airport ( or from the airport) in half an hour. The owner is very considerate; the map made by him on the net is very clearly made out; once you follow his instructions you have no problem finding the hostel.

  • 26th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Labuan Backpacker

Labuan, Malaysia
71%

No customer comment

  • 19th Oct 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


91%

The hostel is well run and staffed with well mannered personnel. It provides basic significant facilities. One really gets one's money's worth here. It would look much better if the patched up parts on the wall could be re-painted to give a tidy look to the hostel. If possible, bathrooms/toilets should have some device ( e.g. basket, hanger) provided so that guests having a shower there could deposit clothing ( clean / dirty) there. The hostel provides complimentary breakfast that is good.

  • 29th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


1 River Central

Manila, Philippines
71%

It is just average; breakfast is included but staff does not seem to publicize it; breakfast is coffee, bread, butter and jam; sometimes congee/ porridge offered. there is no chair or desk in the room.

  • 13th Sep 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We actually don't really provide desk and chairs in the room to avoid the social inside the room since this is exclusive for sleeping. If you need to socialise and read some books we highly recommends that you go tour rooftop or our lobby where there are plenty of magazine and books from different language to choose from. We even have karaoke , cards and chess free to use at no cost.

Fernloft KL @ Chinatown

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
80%

it is a bit noisy as it is on the main street but it is close to bus terminus and central market.

  • 13th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for your valuable comment, we hope that you have enjoyed the stay at our hostel despite the noise from the bus. Actually the construction for new stop has started, once complete all the buses will be parked there. Hope the next visit at hostel will not be as noisy. Thanks again Fernloft Chinatown KL

Fernloft City (Chinatown)

Singapore, Singapore
86%

it has a very good location, close to China Town and transport ( bus stops and MTR station) but it is a little hard to locate. You need to look up for the big banner with the hostel name.


Iris' Tower

Tainan, Taiwan
83%

It is worth staying in this hostel as it is clean and close to transport.There is a good bakery where you have your breakfast and delicious cakes and bread The hostel is at the intersection of two roads. The description is a bit unclear saying the building is pink. Actually it has pink stripes on the wall. I was looking for a building painted completely in pink. You would be mistaken if you do that.

  • 23rd Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Corner Backpacker

Taichung, Taiwan
66%

the .given by the hotel is a little inaccurate; now there is no U-bus going to the hotel from the airport. It is a very small hostel, with only two rooms for men and women Peter

  • 22nd Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 41+
  • (40 reviews)


Beppu Guest House

Beppu Spa City Oita, Japan
97%

excellent for the money&s worth; very clean and close to the train station


67%

No customer comment


93%

Staff are friendly; excellent location as it is close to central rail station, it is a bit far from Peace Park though. Should consider giving discount coupon to loyal customers to attract more visitors coming.


83%

Good location for those intending to use bus services; the nearby train station is a bit far though. Good for those who love to do window shopping or shopping for that matter as the hostel is close to the underground shopping area and the pedestrian walk which is lined with hundreds of shops.