Reviews: SDF1

Location: Brazil, Gender: Female, Age: 101

Kamin Bird Hostel

Bangkok, Thailand
83%

This place is popular with Japanese backpackers probably because of the Japanese-Thai couple who owns it. There, I like: the beauty corner (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, moisturizer, hair drier), curtains on the bunks, steps for easy top-bunk access. I dislike: the tiny towel, the lack of comfortable seating on the lobby (which translates as lack of interaction), the location (although things are cheaper around there).

  • 29th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


The Urban Age

Bangkok, Thailand
74%

It's a rundown building, but it's clean and functional. Dorms on the 5th floor without lift. Absolutely central (for real Bangkok, not for Khao San area), location very convenient. Nearby a Citi Bank with free ATM use.

  • 25th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Mile Map Hostel

Bangkok, Thailand
77%

Top choice for those coming to Bangkok only to get a Myanmar visa. Nice, big common area, good vibe. Staff does its work, but not much interaction. Clean toilets. Dorm is a better option because it's big, roomy and has window. Most walls are made of cardboard.

  • 22nd Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Footprints Hostel

Singapore, Singapore
80%

I didn't like the vibe on the common areas (more like long-term guests watching tv), but the place is a clean and convenient option for budget travelers. It's on the street behind the CS Thursday meeting bar and night buses from Clark Quay stop nearby.

  • 15th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Adler Hostel

Singapore, Singapore
94%

It's a good place in a very convenient location. Staff is young and friendly. However, on this price range, I prefer another place. I liked: the permanent offer of bread, jam, butter, tea and fruits, the cosy lobby, the tables on the street, the location. I disliked: the stuffy rooms, the lack of separation between shower and toilet, the artificial/industrial breakfast.

  • 22nd Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hotel

Singapore, Singapore
100%

This place is great, if you can fit it in your budget, definitely stay there! It's as good as the pics and staff is very professional. There I loved: the great facilities, the fresh pastries and espresso on breakfast, the free use of laundry facilities and free dry cleaning, the "changing corner" inside the dorms, the bathrooms. I didn't like: the charmless address (but, as compensation, it's a stone-throw away from Haji Lane!)

  • 20th Dec 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Kiev Central Station

Kiev, Ukraine
91%

Very good vibe, great place to interact with other travelers. I'll probably stay there again next time I go to the city.

  • 9th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Deeps Hostel

Ankara, Turkey
77%

The dorm was a corner room, very airy and bright. There was no book exchange, but staff let me choose from books abandoned by previous travelers. It was a good stop while waiting for my train departure.

  • 30th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Funky Bunker Hostel

Odessa, Ukraine
37%

The hostel is new, but I don't see any way this place will ever meet Western standards. Some things might improve, as they might (or not) get lockers or real mattresses, but the facilities are old and decrepit, and the hostel's square is bad lighten - a true Sovietic experience? (just not on the good way). Location is far from things of interest. The living room is surrounded by bedrooms, so either you socialize or people sleep. Staff don't care to listen to music late at night.

  • 27th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Mini Hostel Kiev

Kiev, Ukraine
83%

The chap who said it's like sharing a flat with friends had it right - which can be bad when people grow too comfortable with each others presence. Lockers are small, but enough to fit a big laptop and other small stuff. Impromptus hostel dinners were very nice. Not a place for people who can't tolerate cigarette smoke, as the balcony on the dorm is the smoke area.

  • 22nd Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Mini Hostel Lviv

Lviv, Ukraine
80%

I'd rather have a shower with curtain than a fancy jacuzzi. Atmosphere is great, but it's really like sharing a flat with friends, things are less professional and more amicable, which have upsides and downsides. Great issue with the front door - guests have no keys for it, and if the only staff leaves/toilet, it can be tricky. Not a place for smoke-averts.

  • 20th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


B Movie Hostel

Krakow, Poland
86%

The trams make indeed much noise early in the morning, you shouldn't go to this place if you're a light sleeper. Apart from that, nice hostel with good level of cleanness and at walking distance from the old town. Great value for money.

  • 17th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Feel Hostels Soho Malaga

Malaga, Spain
69%

Nice huge lockers below the bunks, but in some rooms they're broken and the last people to check-in won't therefore have a locker. Only few bathrooms per floor, but at least they're shower+toilet+sink. Ground floor is a bar open to public, and also the only place with wifi. I felt exposed to use my computer there. If there should be only 1 internet router, I'd rather have it on guest-only area, like the kitchen/living room on the top floor. Some essential tools missing on the kitchen.

  • 15th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


HostelVITA

Granada, Spain
60%

It's a 1-bedroom apartment block converted into hostel. This means every "room" is independent (not social at all), with 1 bathroom, open kitchen (no cooking devices), one proper dorm and a 3-bed dorm in what would have been the living room (passage). Facilities are brand new and somewhat fancy. The owners are nice, but they have no idea whatsoever a hostel is supposed to be. Extremely poor English, week lockers, little info on the city, no towels, no soap on toilet, no washing machine, no fun.

  • 13th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


The Garden Backpacker

Seville, Spain
86%

This hostel has everything on the material side (free sangria, free printing, free tours, movies, games, etc, etc, etc), but there's a little something missing on the social/atmosphere side. Not bad, but not one of the top 10 hostels I've stayed on either.

  • 8th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Lisbon Chillout Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
91%

Amazing staff makes up for most shortcomings of this hostel, and I've stayed 10 days here, so I mean it. But please bear in mind that there isn't one single fan (much less air con) on the entire building, not even in common areas, and the summer heat is likely to prevent you from sleeping if you're on the last floor.

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


Ines Downtown B&B

Rome, Italy
74%

My zebra twin-room was part of a 2-bedroom apartment. Facilities are great, the place is clean and organized and hosts keep the fridge stocked with breakfast items, but there's only one bathroom/toilet for 4 people, so queuing is inevitable. No maps provided, no internet on the building, no one to ask anything you might need. It's a great room, but it does not cater for basic needs on independent travelers.

  • 19th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


97%

If this place is on your budget range, read no longer, just book it! I had a big, very clean, nicely-decorated ensuite double room (room C) with a "kitchen corner". I never met the host, but he's someone clearly attentive to detail and everything we needed, and more, were provided, like wifi password (free and on the room), Venice map marked with suggestions, plug adapters, a pair of wine glasses, floor clothes hanger and hairdryer. Location is on a calm street far from touristy areas.

  • 17th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Hostelsplit - Als Place

Split, Croatia
51%

Too many inconveniences = uncomfortable stay: no holder for shower-head, no lockers, not possible to sit on the lower bunker (upper one too low), checkout at 10:30 (way too early for a party town), restricted hours for picking luggage after checkout (reception isn't nonstop). Facilities are not airy, well-lighten neither spotless clean. Even though it was summer Saturday night, it was half empty. If this is your only choice, you won't have a bad time, but it can be much better elsewhere

  • 15th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Old Town Hostel

Zadar, Croatia
94%

Second stay in this hostel. Location cannot be more convenient, the common areas are nice and the cleanness level is high overall. This time I had a lovely, spacious twin-room, but unfortunately the window was broken so we had to keep the door open during the day for the light (bad for privacy).

  • 12th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Hostels By Nordic

Stockholm, Sweden
86%

The rooms are Parisian tiny - which means teeny-tiny (big lockers on the corridors). Apparently, all rooms are windowless, which is a little bit claustrophobic, but has the advantages of being completely dark at night and of prompting people to stay on the common area. Location is great, on a pedestrian street full of life (for Stockholm standards).

  • 10th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


In-joy Hostel

Warsaw, Poland
74%

The hostel is very clean, rooms are big and bright and the toilets are plenty and comfortable. The downside is atmosphere: even tough they have plenty of space, the only common area is a sterile kitchen. As a backpacker on the dorm, it was a very boring place; as a traveler on a twin-room, it fitted all my needs. Wifi on the rooms (reset the router myself when needed). The location is central, but inconvenient. In the beginning they didn't give me the front door key, so I had to wait outside.

  • 7th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Lapa Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
74%

Location is great if you want to stay on the bohemian Lapa district. Very hot place, however.

  • 15th Mar 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Porto Alegre Eco Hostel

Porto Alegre, Brazil
57%

On paper this place sounds great. In reality, they get most things wrong. Staff is clueless about bars and gives poor tourism&transit instructions. Bad atmosphere (empty rooms or silent people) Bunkers are unstable + can't sit on the lower. Upstairs toilets so tight girls struggle to use. No soap on sinks, germs spread. Pool for going alone? No free water bc they sell bottles (even nearby market offers water fontain). Not for backpackers, not for solo travellers, go just crush on cheaper places.

  • 19th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
A few months ago we did a training with our front desk staff, teaching them the main sights of the city, public transport, bars, pubs, clubs, etc. Now we deliver a customized city map for the guests, with many tips of what to do and where to go. We have been organizing more events, movie nights and games, so guests have the opportunity to meet each other. Also the hostel is always full of backpackers, but we apreciate your comment! Thank you!

Hey Hostel

Sao Paulo, Brazil
91%

Albergue com atmosfera muito agradável, passei várias noites lá

  • 7th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Hey Hostel

Sao Paulo, Brazil
100%

World class backpacker hostel, owned by travellers. Nice front garden with hammocks, nice lounge with tv if you want to check the Olympics or just chill out. That's not a party hostel (which I appreciate for the 'sleepable' nights), but they sell cheap beer and may advise you on all good options at walking distance or further away. Bathrooms are big, bright and clean, but could have more hangers, as could the dorms. Free breakfast and plugs inside lockers are a plus. Going back next week.

  • 31st Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Envoy Hostel

Yerevan, Armenia
100%

I can't say enough good things about this hostel!

  • 29th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Envoy Hostel

Yerevan, Armenia
100%

I had a very pleasant stay at Envoy. Staff was very helpful (their help when I got stuck somewhere else with no transport back to Yerevan was priceless), I got interesting cultural advice there and the bar they sent me to was simple amazing. I'd certainly be back!

  • 28th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


97%

It's a world-level backpacker hostel, and I wish I had spent there all my nights in town. Nice laid back atmosphere, welcoming staff, well-equipped kitchen, fresh balconies for evening gathering. They help you out with everything (thx for sending the postcards, they all arrived!), and you may join tours they organize. Little bemol for the lack of lockers. The 17-bed dorm is HUGE (really). Great location on a calm street just off the main avenue. Would go back with no hesitation!

  • 26th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


91%

Very good option for those trying to avoid the craziness and loud groups that pester other Barcelona hostels. Wonderful garden, bright rooms, amazing staff (Priscila definitely saved my first day!). Yes, it's far, very far, but worth it. Just a pity it's so expensive.

  • 16th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Royal Mile Backpackers

Edinburgh, Scotland
94%

Nice hostel, very well located. Common area is tiny and often uncomfortably crowded; kitchen is big but not cosy, so it doesn't help on the "meeting new people" point. Nearby associate pub has great discounts for guests and is definitely a plus!

  • 8th Jun 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Hostel Malti

St. Julians, Malta
86%

Their supposedly legendary terrace was closed, which might explain the slow nights. Paceville is obviously out there, but regarding the hostel, the fun part lacked something (Pub crawls? a little game/trivia instead of TV killing the atmosphere of the common room? Maltese wine tasting? Crazy staff taking you out?) Huge lockers, showers in the dark. Bedbugs might indeed appear unexpectedly even on the fanciest hotel, but I got badly bitten on my last night, so I’d avoid the Sand room for a moment

  • 26th May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. We do take our reviews seriously and a negative one such as yours is quiet disheartening especially when your experience in my opinion doesnt reflect the true atmosphere of the Hostel. As the saying goes you can bring a horse to the water but you cant force it to drink. As regards the roof terrace we closed it(for a short while) for your safety while we work to make it a better place for travellers such as yourself!! As you said bedbugs are brought in from other places and they appeared only on the night you spotted them.....we have since steamed the room and beds and all is fine. I would check your luggage to see if you are spreading them, just as a precaution. Regards Chris

94%

Stayed there 2x. Rooms were big, good breakfast, nice owners. The bathroom is a bit old, so it might not look the best but it's very clean. Common area has a table for breakfast and a computer. Wifi everywhere. Keep their phone number ready if you arrive in the middle of the night (we asked a neighbouring hotel to call them). Felt safe enough in Omonia, I just wished the metro station was closer. The 20min walk to take X95 on Syntagma Sq at 4am was just fine (thx for the early breakfast guys!).

  • 21st May 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Why not? Kiev

Kiev, Ukraine
97%

I got there one night before planned and they were fully booked. They were very helpful, tried calling other hostels, offered me a place at the balcony in the end, (quite ok since very hot weather). It's in a good area, but a bit far from anything of interest - that's just Kiev Sovietic giant blocks, gotta live with it. Nice decoration, nice facilities, Vika and Masha very kind, maybe too many groups. Would go back in a heartbeat, probably to the 10-bed dorm (lots of space and huge lockers).

  • 30th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Hostelche

Belgrade, Serbia
97%

Their facilities are among the very best I've ever seen: you have so much room for yourself that you get the impression you're visiting a (well off) friend. Staff, specially Jelena and Bojana, go absolutely out of their way to help with anything, and the place is very clean. Well equiped kitchen, but underused since food is quite cheap. There's something missing thou... maybe 12 beds is not enough to reach the critical point of backpackers interaction. It'd be good to fix the shower hanger.

  • 7th Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (95 reviews)


Fauzi Azar Inn

Nazareth, Israel
97%

A member of Azar Family on the staff adds a whole lot of authenticity to it. It's also great to know they helped the local community, but the lady on the free tour is too aware of that. Knowing that your donations go for things like hostel baseball caps for the local children degrades legitimacy. Showers downstairs are freezing on winter because the bathroom has no door, but the one besides the kitchen is fine. Noisy metallic lockers. Everything else was great. Nazareth best city in Israel.

  • 4th Jan 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Abraham Hostel Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel
83%

Good big hostel, lots of activities (loved their Palestine tour). A good deal of backpackers and many American Jewish visitors. Stays on all Shabat, which is a good thing. It's a convenient location, but I'd rather stay closer to the old city and East Jerusalem.

  • 29th Dec 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


SunnyLakeHostel

Ohrid, Macedonia
100%

Backpackers' paradise.

  • 24th May 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Hostel Mostel

Sofia, Bulgaria
100%

I'm sure they are a great part of the reason why I loved Sofia so much. That's a charming building hidden in the middle of a busy square. I enjoyed their tout to the Rila monastery and the discounted price for not taking breakfast. Deserves all the awards they have.

  • 17th May 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Cheers Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey
77%

Good facilities, but only went back because their airport shuttle was cheap. Issues: [1] they mostly push you to their partners, so you might need to rely on fellow backpackers' advice. And contrary to what I've been told, going independently in Turkey was smooth (and 200€ cheaper than with the travel agency they take me). [2] Staff is really nice, yes, but some of them clearly see the girls as their private harem. It's non-verbal, with the barrier between friendliness and hassle very blur.

  • 3rd May 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Unforgettable Nights

Budapest, Hungary
47%

Something in between hostel and couchsurfing as it looks like you're staying at some bachelors' flat. Many people around, could never tell who were staff, friends of staff or guests. My room had no lockers and its door wouldn't close. The bathrooms were so disgusting that I waited to shower on the city baths.

  • 25th Apr 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Sleep in Heaven

Copenhagen, Denmark
70%

They portrait themselves as "the" backpacker's hostel in the city, but they don't even have a kitchen. Luggage space was outside, in a sort of cupboard I wasn't sure to hold it in case of rain. Bunk beds in three levels, and you can't sit on your bed because they are too close, despite the high ceiling.

  • 13th Apr 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


City Backpackers Hostel

Stockholm, Sweden
100%

By far the best hostel I've stayed in Scandinavia, they fully deserve the awards they hold. The "left food" fridge is a great idea, I wish more hostels had it.

  • 10th Apr 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for the great review! And you're right, left over groceries is a life saver... Lena

Auberge Abyss Douzi

Marrakech, Morocco
90%

A good hostel, nice people working in it, amazing couscous on the rooftop. It's just a pity they don't really help you to avoid some traps like people wanting big money for walking you 50m to the hostel door.

  • 27th Jan 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


97%

Second time at this hostel, as good as I remembered. I really like the curtains on the bunk beds, it gives you good extra privacy.

  • 20th Jan 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Valenciaflats Rooms

Valencia, Spain
80%

Very, very nice rooms, but as they have only privates on the floor I stayed, there was no backpacking vibe despite the well equipped kitchen. Location is good only for the Oceanario.

  • 29th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Riad Sara

Fez, Morocco
87%

Staff answer your messages so promptly that you are under the impression they have a bell connect to their inbox. Location is convenient, not far from the main entrance to the medina.

  • 21st Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Hotel Acropole

Alexandria, Egypt
80%

Staff was very helpful and did lots to help us.

  • 19th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


King Tut Hostel

Cairo, Egypt
60%

I was sick when I got there (and was latter hospitalized) and staff weren't of much help nor understanding. There's a better hostel on the same building upstairs, and because it's on a higher floor and facing the back of the building, it's MUCH less noisy.

  • 17th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Boomerang Hotel

Luxor, Egypt
77%

It was good for Egyptian standards and I enjoyed the tour they recommended, but I was put down by them completely ignoring my messages regarding advice on matters related to my later hospitalization in Cairo (which, by the way, could or could not be related to fresh produce from their breakfast).

  • 15th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed the tour. We have not received any correspondence from you, only this review now 6mths after your stay . We are sorry you were ill and cannot understand why you would not advise us for the 2 days you were here. Thus we could have addressed your issues. We're sure its not the result of breakfast as everyone ate the same fresh food. Boomerang is above European 2 star standards as proven by our awards in hygiene and food safety and our 2 star license. However, food you have eaten elsewhere ie the train we can not guarantee the safety. You are welcome at Boomerang, however, please take care when purchasing food outside as the hotel can not guarantee the safety. We are sorry that for the small price you pay here we are not up to your high standards. Please refer to our website to review our standards.

City Hostel Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland
77%

Good location at walking distance from the train station and with a 7-11 nearby (which is very handy considering most things close early). Staff was nice and helped me choosing the best way to continue my trip. Very clean, but with a sort of sterile atmosphere, as you'd expect from Switzerland.

  • 14th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Luxembourg City Hostel

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
83%

Staff went out of their way to help me while I was there. Very clean as well.

  • 19th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Hostel de Passage

Bruges, Belgium
57%

You could come and go quiet freely, there were no lockers and the luggage place was a rack near the hostel entrance (which is itself on the back of a restaurant), so I didn't feel very safe. No kitchen, no common area.

  • 12th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Shelter City

Amsterdam, Netherlands
57%

Maybe I was just not lucky, but I repeatedly got high roommates wreaking havoc inside the bedroom, which I guess is the result of a place located in the middle of the red light district with intolerant policy towards drugs (people can't stay like that on the common areas, so they would quietly pass through the front door and go to the dorm). Not going back.

  • 11th Nov 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


63%

For what I needed - a place to spend an overnight train connection - it was quite good: easy access with metro and night bus, food available until late hours nearby and nice staff. Despite being better than I anticipated, it didn't look like a backpacker's paradise either. But then again, that's just Paris.

  • 24th Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Stayokay Rotterdam Cube Hostel

Rotterdam, Netherlands
73%

People downgrading from hotels are likely to be wowed, while backpackers might miss the laid back atmosphere of less professional hostels. In any case, if your stay is short (and Rotterdam really gives you no good reason to make it long), it's worth to book here just for the fun of sleeping at one of the Cube Houses. And their breakfast is awesome!

  • 22nd Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


77%

One of my best moments travelling was at their backyard, with a guy playing guitar while a girl danced flamenco. It was just awesome! A good hostel, specially by French standards. I would go back.

  • 9th Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Vagabonds

Belfast, Northern Ireland
77%

Nice place, owner and staff were cool, I liked the quotations he was painting on the walls when I was there. Fireplace on the "dining room" was lovely (facilities were overall good and beautiful). Security is rated badly because the key I had worked for both front door and private room door, but other guests also had a front door key, so I didn't like the idea of everybody having a key to my room.

  • 1st Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thankyou for taking the time to write a review of Vagabonds and for the lovely comments you gave us. I understand your concern regarding the keys and this is a common misconception among guests that we will rectify. The key system we have in place only allows the keyholder into his/her room only, yes they all open the front door but never any other room other than their own. Thanks again for staying with us and hopefully we'll see you again. Kind regards Curt.

Soul Kitchen Hostel

St Petersburg, Russia
100%

(+) Linen, breakfast, wi-fi and international calls to landlines included; lockers with electrical plugs inside; tv and guidebooks; Russian vodka tasting; friendly staff; close to the train station, so you can hang out there while waiting for your night train to Moscow. (-) no registration service, you have to go to an office nearby; after midnight, when the common areas are all closed, you have no place to read because there are no bedlights. Top hostel, I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • 18th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Hostel Stadion

Helsinki, Finland
77%

(+) huge rooms; linen and towel included; sells stamps and transport cards; light and 2 electrical plugs besides each bed; discounts if you have ISIC/HI card. (-) showers closed after 11pm; wifi only on a small uncomfortable "external" area, even though they have 2 big nice common rooms inside; wifi didn't work on my mobile; no proper guidebooks available, only leaflets. I got to Helsinki expecting the hostel to be as bad as those in Norway, so I was pleased to find a decent place.

  • 16th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for good anc clear feedback! I will quickly explain few points. We decided to close showers at 11 pm, as many customers gave as feedback about the noice during the night time- i quess it is hard to please everyone. Wifi works in the lobby and cafeteria, but we will consider installing it also to tv room area. We do have some guidebooks to lent in the reception, we will put some information about them in the library room to help future customers. Thanks and hope to see you in Stadion Hostel again! Manager, Stadion Hostel

Tallinn Backpackers

Tallinn, Estonia
83%

Decent place to stay and party, but not impressive. The room I was felt cramped, it was too small for four bunk beds and the lockers were outside. It had big windows (good) with no proper curtains (bad). Only one bathroom in the floor (but maybe the other room was ensuite, I don't know).

  • 15th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


100%

Awesome vibe there, just a pity they don't offer breakfast.

  • 13th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


77%

The guy in reception made me go to the room trice until he finally believed there were no beds available (somebody from another room fancied my bed, apparently). Beds with curtains are quite nice, top beds are better because of the extra space above, and they are easier to climb to than the middle ones. They have double bunk beds for couples, I liked the idea. Location is good, near tube station and I had no problem arriving alone at 2am from Stansted.

  • 9th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Cobwobs Hostel

Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania
73%

It was a good base to explore that part of Romania, but the owner makes the place, so make sure he'll be there during your stay. Surprise station pick-up in the morning was much welcomed, and so was the travel company he found me (I didn't want to hitch alone). The things used as mattress are not comfortable. It's not a 5-star hostel, but recommended to get good info about Romania off-the-beaten-path destinations. (ps: bus trip from Sighetu to Gura Humorului, over the Carpathians, was BEAUTIFUL)

  • 26th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Comfy Little Corner

Berlin, Germany
40%

This place was a mistake: I was looking for a small hostel so I could hang out with people and get good tips about what to visit since I had no time to plan the trip, but I ended up alone for most of the time since in my dorm there was only another guy, and other few guests were in private rooms. Staff was quite nice when I arrived, but this was the only moment I met them. They are a mix of hostel and guesthouse in a bizarre way. Beds were comfy though.

  • 13th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, we are not your mistake ;) but thanks for your comment! We are happy that you liked the beds (in plural? you tried a couple of them? )) and are sorry that our 20 min introduction tour was not enough comprehensive for you to figure out what to do in Berlin. During your stay we had lots of nice people, it is a shame that you did not go out with them as they used to do. Wish you not to do the same mistake in future. Happy travels!

Travellers House

Lisbon, Portugal
100%

Lovely time there, as usual. Third floor was a little tiring, but bathrooms were better there than in the first floor (despite not being as beautiful). I stayed in the end of a L-shaped room, so I got extra privacy, which was great since I was with my mother.

  • 6th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Greg & Tom Hostel

Krakow, Poland
100%

In between Traveler's House Lisbon and Greg&Tom Krakow, it's difficult to tell who's the best, Those guys should be at least top 5 in the world on the lists. All there is good, and you won't need to cook because they feed you breakfast and dinner every day! Can you imagine?! Beware of others Greg&Tom though, unfortunately they aren't half as good as the original one.

  • 30th Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Paprika Hostel

Budapest, Hungary
83%

Good hostel, very relaxed atmosphere and nice staff who introduces you to the city and helps with all the queries you might have about the city. It's close to the main train station, subway, shopping mall and 24h grocery shop.

  • 22nd Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Hostel Blues

Bratislava, Slovakia
47%

I'm sorry to say that a hostel which puts 10 persons inside a room with not a single fan during the peak of the summer can't receive a good rate. Staff didn't care much about my complaints, possibly because they spend the day on air-conditioned. Also, only one shower for three dorms (two if you stays on the ensuite), which is not enough for summer demands and becomes inevitably very dirty. They should spend less on paying blues bands and more on guest's comfort.

  • 21st Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


60%

Staff was very heterogeneous. I had a normal bed, as only half were bunk beds. One of the worst kitchens I've ever seen: it had no windows (basement), the floor coverage was torn apart, there were only 4 chairs and 3 armchairs (which is nothing considering the size of the place) and, worst of all, the fridge was disgusting: it was completely packed, had all types of poured things on the shelves and had a horrible smell, to the point of holding breath before opening it.

  • 18th Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Miss Sophie's

Prague, Czech Republic
93%

Their facilities look quite good, compatible to their claim of being a boutique hotel/hostel. For me it was perfect because I was backpacking with my mother and they gave us a 2-bed dorm (bunk beds), so we could stay very relaxed. I've seen staff only on check-in and -out because they were in another building. Since it's mainly a hotel, I rated fun as tranquility.

  • 16th Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Jimmy Jumps House/Hostel

Vilnius, Lithuania
97%

The atmosphere there is so good that you'll end up forgiving any flaws you may encounter. No tv (only dvd movies) was inconvenient by the time of World Cup, but I guess nobody will care for this until the next Olympics. The bathtub should have a curtain, so shower there would be easier. The common area is on the last floor, and becomes really, I mean REALLY, hot on Vilnius hot summer days, a fan would be a much appreciated acquisition. Sockets inside lockers are my new standard of hostel luxury!

  • 9th Jul 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Flamingo Lodz Hostel

Lodz, Poland
70%

Hostel has good facilities and is clean (but they should have showers instead of bathtubs), but reception is on floor 0 and rooms on floor 4 with no elevators. Their system of giving only one key per room is ridiculous: if you arrive and your roomates have left or are bathing or whatever, you have to go all the way down just to ask for a spare key. Mostly populated by Polish people on duty in Lodz. Staff spent all day long watching television in Polish. Not a good place for a solo traveller.


Hostel Oki Doki

Warsaw, Poland
63%

I've lived for one month in Warsaw hostels. This is review 4/4. (+) complimentary beer on check-in; many transport conections; good matresses; free computer use. (-) gets too hot; hostel too big, staff has never time to give you special attention; people stay kind of divided: kitchen for who's eating, common room for who needs wi-fi and bar for who's drinking. Socialising is restricted if you don't like to chat shouting (on the bar). Overall good hostel, but could have better time elsewhere.

  • 27th Jun 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Mosquito Hostel

Krakow, Poland
100%

Even among the best hostels, this is one of those places you dont easily find out there. Small hostel with friendly staff, location very strategic near the train station, the city center and a 24h grocery store. 12 beds is borderline for me, but they make it easy to cope with huge lockers, bed lights and that \"cloud\" light that allows people to turn it on without bothering the others. Bathroom spotless clean, and washing machine for free. Definitely going back there for next time in the city


Hostel Oki Doki

Warsaw, Poland
67%

This was the time I've had the best room in this hostel, PRL (others were Giapas and Santorini), and I was let with the impression that the way they treat the 8- and 6-bed dorms goes far beyond the price difference, as this had better furniture, better lockers and was cleaner. Also had wi-fi on the room (before the network crashed down) and the bathrooms on the 2nd floor were better than those of the 1st. Staircases could be the symbol for this hostel, so leave your heavy big luggage at home.

  • 15th Jun 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Greg & Tom Party Hostel

Krakow, Poland
73%

Overrated. They have good breakfast and the funkiest showers ever, with radio, lights and water jets all over it, but it doesnt make up for the fact that bathrooms had floors always wet, I mean, soaked really. Front desk staff were nice and gave us nice tips, but for both days of my stay, at 10am two cleaning ladies would entered the room talking loudly, making lots of noise and not bothering at all at people who were still sleeping. For my second stay, I choosed another hostel and it was better


Hostel Helvetia

Warsaw, Poland
93%

I've lived for one month in Warsaw hostels. This is review 3/4. (+) cozy small hostel; free breakfast; amazing staff - best in the city; activities some evenings (vodka tasting, chocolate fondue, popcorn for world cup plays,...); first floor; many showers. (-) no stove on the kitchen; matresses could be thicker; have to pay for computer use. Best for: solo travellers. Best value for money.

  • 7th Jun 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Boogie Hostel

Wroclaw, Poland
93%

A gem of a hostel in a gem of a city. They have a elevator, which is really rare in Polish hostels. My dorm (room 16) had no bunk beds and was nicely decorated. Lockers were big, so it was easy to keep things organized. I just didn\'t like the idea of having to leave both keys at the reception.


New World St. Hostel

Warsaw, Poland
77%

I've lived for one month in Warsaw hostels. This is review 2/4. (+) location ON the spot; nice staff; free computer use, free Wii. (-) matresses too soft, give backache; bathrooms not so nice; last floor, no lifts, may get hot, hot, hot on summer; breakfast not included (yet as expensive as others that do). Best for: arriving late at the main train station.

  • 30th May 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Hostel Happy Seven

Gdansk, Poland
97%

Highly recommended! Their common room is very comfortable, breakfast was nice and staff were the most understanding with the little problems we had before arriving in the city (sick friend that end up not traveling and packed night train with no places) and helped us in every possible way to have a good stay there nonetheless.


Hostel Krokodyl

Warsaw, Poland
63%

I've lived for one month in Warsaw hostels. This is review 1/4. (+) best facilities in town; new furniture and appliances; everything included on price (breakfast, linen, towel, laundry service, free computer use); many guidebooks available; plenty of space (well-equiped kitchen, dining room, living room, living room for smokers, backyard); very clean. (-) many floors, no lifts; far away from city centre (good connections with public transport though, 16 PLN 3-day ticket). Best for: groups.

  • 24th May 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (95 reviews)


Marken Gjestehus

Bergen, Norway
83%

Remarkable, especially considering Norway standards. Nice facilities, with complete kitchen, a sort of dining room, tv and computer. The 10-bed dorm I·ve stayed was huge, and so was its bathroom. There are also other showers and toilets available on the corridor. But I·ve spent most of my stay trying to figure out why it was so difficult to mingle there. As one of their posters said, they cater for backpackers, families and even businessmen, so it might be too different vibes on the same place.


Voss Vandrarheim AS

Voss, Norway
83%

This hostel was a great surprise in my trip. I had no particular interest in Voss, choose it because it was cheaper to stay in the city and do the Norway in a Nutshell from there than go back to Bergen. Location by the lake with deck is amazing, staff was really nice and helpful and their breakfast with produces from a local farm was delicious. Nature is Norway best asset, staying in a place like this worths more than Oslo or Bergen.


Anker Hostel

Oslo, Norway
53%

In the first dorm, there was only a narrow sofa bed left. I didn·t quite like it and asked to change rooms. The "kitchen" inside each room consists only of fridge and hot plates; no oven nor microwave and you leave a deposit fee of 100 NOK for utensils. Deposit fee for the key is 200 NOK (25€). There were only 4 lockers for 8 beds, and in my room two of them were broken. You·re supposed to have your own padlock. Bus tickets cost 26 NOK (3€), so location is really important and this one is ok.


Rivoli Cinema Hostel

Porto, Portugal
93%

Good new facilities and great breakfast. Weren\'t for the absence of shelves inside the shower box, they would have THE perfect hostel bathroom. Efficient administration and very nice staff. Loved the places they\'ve recommended me.


Prague Square Hostel

Prague, Czech Republic
97%

Nice staff, excellent location, safe place and big lockers. Hangers inside _all_ the shower cabins would be a great improvement (there are some outside, but since the bathroom is mixed, they are not convenient). Shower basins were somewhat dirty, but I guess it's difficult to keep things shining in high, high season. I would happily stay there again.


Hotel Berlioz

Lyon, France
73%

Too many disturbances and small problems: = uneasy experience. Their booking system doesn·t work properly, so have a copy your booking. Rooms seemed noisy, but the place was empty, so I can·t really tell. They offer free pc with internet. Really close to Lyon Perrache station, and a tramway line going to the main train station (Part-Dieu) has a stop right in front the hotel·s door; the airport bus shuttle no longer serves Perrache. For the next time in Lyon, I will try another place.


Vertigo Centre

Marseille, France
100%

This place is now a favorite. Staff was nice, helpful and spoke English (not so easy things to find in France). My room was really cozy and had nice colors. The bathroom was big and so clean that I was impressed. I would love to stay there again! (but I was in the 4th floor and there was no lift, so watch out)


Hotel Arno

Milan, Italy
50%

The night-shift guy didn\'t seem interested in the guests, but day-shift guy was very nice when we got there. But one day I was on the computer and I don\'t know how the keyboard changed from the normal settings to the accents one and I couldn\'t write anymore. I asked for help, but he got furious it didn\'t work properly, asked me to leave the machine, closed everything without asking me and started to say not so nice things in Italian as if I couldn·t understand it, which was really embarrassing.


Hotel Casa Linger

Venice, Italy
50%

This won·t be the best hostel of your life, but might be the best location you can afford in Venice. I·ve stayed in a separated building, only with private rooms, two bathrooms (both with plumbing problems), a fridge but no kitchen and no common room. The room was really simple, a place to sleep only. They don·t give any information about the city and I·m under the impression all the room keys are the same. Oh, and this hostel, as most of Venice, is in a flood zone, so take your wellies with you


Hotel Holiday

Bologna, Italy
100%

This place was a great surprise to me because it\'s a good hotel with hostel prices, right in the centre of Bologna. And with more character than some other places I\'ve been to. My room was really cozy, and all the hotel stuff were there: the amenities, the candy by the bed, breakfast, nice towels, great shower... They also had a computer we could use for a small fee. It\'s a quiet place, really great for a break from hostels\' chaos, but might not be suitable for party-seekers.


PLUS Florence

Florence, Italy
83%

This place is huge! 450 beds, 4 floors, restaurant, laundry, computer room and so on. They\'ve all the interesting information well organized, their own city map with remarks and polyglot staff. But being so big make things there feel institutional, impersonal. And there\'s no kitchen neither common room, which causes people to get together inside the bedrooms (not really nice if you want to sleep) and to use the restaurant tables to eat their own food (uncomfortable if the place is full).


Hostel of the Sun

Naples, Italy
100%

No wonder why this place is so well rated, it has everything you may want in a hostel and more! The staff is wonderful, really helpful, there are lockers, a pleasant common room, the bedrooms aren't noisy, nice bathrooms, good breakfest and bed linen included in the price... I'd just suggest to print your own map because the one they provide in their website is slightly misleading, but apart from that, perfect place!


Hostel Beauty

Rome, Italy
47%

It was scary to look under the beds, so dirty it was. The trash remained in the bin for all our stay and the bathroom would get really messed up at night, after everybody had had shower. They·ve no lockers, and the idea of locking the room and leave the key at the front desk does not work for a 7-bedded room. The common room isn\'t a very welcoming place, with only a few aluminium chairs to sit down. I could stay there again if I had no choice at all, but for the next time I\'ll try somewhere else