Reviews: donata_kirchner3007

The Backpackshack

London, England

The hostel is rather far out, but it's close to a tube station with very frequent services into city centre. There's a large supermarket and restaurants nearby and the area is very quiet. The place was clean, the room was spacious (unfortunately there was neither a chair nor a reading lamp though), the bed was comfy, and showers etc. were working well. BUT the kitchen isn't unlocked before 9 am, and there weren't many dishes nor much cutlery available.

  • 29th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (4 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Donata, Thanks for your comments especially the positive bits. With regards to the kitchen it is open officially from 09:00 until 24:00 but generally a little earlier from 08:00. The kitchen is kept closed during the night for 2 reasons, the first reason being safety. I think it is fairly obvious that a kitchen fire in a hostel during the night could be catastrophic. The second reason is noise and respect for the people staying in the room next to the kitchen who are entitled a good nights sleep like everyone else. With regards to dishes and cutlery i'm afraid your fellow guests who insist on removing items from the kitchen or not washing up are to blame. You may be aware that many hostels in London do not provide a kitchen or charge a deposit for the utensils. I believe the kitchen here is very good by hostel standards. You say that unfortunately there is not a chair nor a reading lamp in the room. Whilst these may be nice things to have I don't really agree that they are essential to a positive travel experience and i'm sorry if you have returned home from a holiday in London with such trivial matters on your mind. I will however consider these points against other demands on our investment budget. Best Regards Derek

Borders Beyond

Auckland, New Zealand

Good value for money, and the staff are very nice! The location isn't 100 % perfect, but it's good enough - you can still walk into city centre, and the buses are cheap, so you can just catch one of them if you can't be bothered walking...

Aso Base Backpackers

Kumamoto Pref Volcano Aso, Japan

This hostel is brand new, and this shows! It's very clean and tidy, and everything is in perfect condition. It's situated pretty much next to the train station, which is very handy, and the owners are extremely helpful and welcoming. The only thing you might find strange at first is that the dorm rooms have no doors, only curtains.

Guest House Yahata

Kyoto, Japan

Guest House Yahata is a great place to stay if you want to spend some time in Kyoto. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and the place is quite small, so its cozy and quiet. I would recommend it to anyone looking for accommodation in Kyoto, and I`ll check in there again in case I return to Kyoto one day!