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Reviews: theresareid

Location USA, Gender Female, Age 32

  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Posada San Francisco, San Juan, Puerto Rico
9.4
30th Nov 2013

Excellent location in Old San Juan, very clean, private room with a/c, shared bathrooms (but it was like having a private bathroom as there was never a line), one of the best hostel kitchens ever (two stoves, lots of pots/pans/utensils), nice open air common areas/balconies on the 5th and 6th floors, luggage storage, great security - electronic keycards. Would definitely stay here again. Comfortable, clean, and conveniently located. Wifi works well in common areas.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Moon Light Bay Hostel, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
3.4
30th Nov 2013

Booked this hostel to be near the bio bay tour. We've been in hostels on 6 continents;this was one of the most unappealing places we've ever stayed in. Location: super sketchy neighborhood 2 blocks from ferry to Vieques; about 20-30 minute drive to bio bay. Rooms and common areas appear are furnished but don't appear completed, comfortable, or clean. Bathrooms dirty and unstocked. Very small kitchen(hot plate). Ambivalent staff. Overpriced and would not stay here again.

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Clearly this review is not consistent the vast majority of our reviews. Typically, overly negative reviews arise from situations beyond our control. We are 100 yards from the ferry entrance - we are in fact the closest lodging to the ferry. The bio bay is 10 minutes away at most. We have 4 common areas that are furnished and comfortable - a tv room, reception area, upstairs lounge, and a rooftop patio. The entire hostel is cleaned and stocked every day, without exception.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Agora Hostel and Guesthouse, Istanbul, Turkey
9.4
26th Feb 2013

See our previous review from a week or so before this! We spent another four nights here and had a great time. Great staff, solid and comfortable well located facilities, great breakfast. Excellent wifi. Would stay here again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Reymel Hotel Cyprus, Kyrenia, Cyprus
9.1
23rd Feb 2013

Great location near Kyrenia Harbour! Nice rooftop, basic kitchen, hot water/decent pressure, TV and a/c and refrigerator in our ensuite private room. Very friendly manager - definitely go to the restaurant he recommends, can't remember the name but the food is super fresh and delicious and vegetarian friendly for 10 lira/person (it's on the street behind the colonial/colkny hotel). WiFi spotty above first floor. Kyrenia recommendation: renting a car is the bet way to get around the TRNC.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Agora Hostel and Guesthouse, Istanbul, Turkey
9.4
21st Feb 2013

Stayed here for two nights before heading to Cyprus (left luggage): great double room - solid WiFi on third floor, hot water/amazing water pressure, great common room/rooftop, filling breakfast buffet. Super helpful, friendly staff. Walking distance to everything! Definitely recommend.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nomad Cave Hostel, Goreme, Turkey
5.4
18th Feb 2013

Spotty wifi unless in common room, inconsistent hot water, decent breakfast. Room did not appear to be fully cleaned; only one blanket in winter (no heat, had to ask for space heater). Staff quickly became confrontational when we stated that they had overcharged us... they alleged that they didn't receive the 10% deposit fee and that Hostelworld got that fee, not them. We told them we're gold card members and that's not true but they insisted. Also, the airport shuttle they booked never came.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Homeros Pension, Selcuk, Turkey
8.9
16th Feb 2013

My husband and I stayed for one night. Dervis and his family were delightful; the included Turkish breakfast was great (we also were offered tea and pastries on our arrival - nice treat), and we also bought the Turkish dinner one night (tasty and in a nice warm and cozy communal room). Good WiFi (first floor room), good water pressure and hot water. Walking distance around all sights in town (and back from Ephesus), free ride to Ephesus. Definitely recommend.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Where 2 Next, Manila, Philippines
6.6
12th Apr 2012

good a/c, decent wifi in rooms, nice included breakfast (lots of fruit!). location okay for exploring intramuros/not too far from the airport. definitely seemed expensive for southeast asia (shared bathrooms and very basic rooms), but we found the philippines in general to be pricier than we expected.

View Property Reply

Thank you for your feedback. Regarding our rates being expensive, we have already lowered our prices to meet customer demands. We hope you can understand and wish you still enjoyed your stay with us regardless. All the best with the rest of your travels.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
HI-Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand
7.1
11th Apr 2012

good location for getting to/from the airport. good a/c and wifi in our room (second floor). nice rooftop area with seating, small but good night (food) market on the street. would recommend for the night before the airport.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Phoungchampa Hotel, Vientiane, Laos
6.3
7th Apr 2012

in a year of backpacking through south america and southeast asia, this was the first place where we walked into our room and wanted to leave. we've had our share of windowless little box rooms, but this one reeked of cigarettes. as we just needed a place to stay for a couple nights and were going to be out during the days, we stayed, but go elsewhere if smoke bothers you. good a/c, weak wifi (works pretty much only in lobby), but good location near river/sights.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sopha House, Luang Prabang, Laos
6.3
2nd Apr 2012

superior a/c room (upstairs) was spacious and comfortable with sitting area inside and on the balcony. definitely liked the room, and the location was a couple blocks from the main street in town (also a number of restaurants/shops along the riverfront street that the hostel is on). no meals included in price (a bit unusual). staff was less than helpful/friendly/attentive the few times we tried to ask them for information/get our laundry done. no atmosphere for socializing.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Little Hanoi Hostel, Hanoi, Vietnam
8.9
28th Mar 2012

wonderful, cheerful, helpful staff (especially tony?)! good a/c, decent wifi connection in room, varied breakfast options, about ten minutes walk from hoan kiem lake. enjoyed our stay here. free tea/coffee option upon arrival back to hostel was a nice touch.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Le Pont Hotel, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam
8.9
25th Mar 2012

good location a few blocks back from the waterfront. standard double bedroom had huge windows, good wifi (second floor), cable tv and hot showers. mr. jim is fantastic! definitely book your bay tour here - small, private, exclusive, gorgeous ... and reasonably priced. not many great places to eat in town, but staying here gets you 10% off at the partner (waterfront) restaurant which has a pretty good spread of viet and western food and an AMAZING sunset view. highly recommend.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nhi Trung Hotel, Hoi An, Vietnam
9.1
18th Mar 2012

great room (superior double bed) with large windows and cute, private balcony (with table, chairs, and teapot). good a/c and cable tv. decent wifi connection on third floor. nice included breakfast (fresh juice!). friendly, helpful staff (they encouraged us to get clothes made at their affiliated tailor shop, but only on the first day.) super cheap bike rental place across the street (two beaches about 5 km away). very walkable to old town.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
NgocThao GuestHouse, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
8.6
11th Mar 2012

great central location on alley off the main street in the backpacker district (very close to drop off point for international bus from phnom penh - only a couple blocks). satisfying included breakfast (pancakes, fruit plate), good wifi (even on the fifth floor), cable tv, a/c. small common area on first floor. helpful, friendly staff. great juice place on corner of main street and numerous restaurants, etc on surrounding alleys.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Velkommen Guesthouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
8.3
9th Mar 2012

friendly owner, helpful staff. good tuktuk driver arrangement for sightseeing around town. wifi connection good in common areas, but didn't work in our room (fifth or sixth floor). good a/c in room. good location half a block from riverfront - walking distance to numerous restaurants and about 10 walk from tourist boat dock for mekong cruises. can book direct international bus from phnom penh to saigon for reasonable price.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Siem Reap Rooms, Siem Reap, Cambodia
9.7
4th Mar 2012

dave and melissa are really friendly and helpful (yes, even with figuring our your angkor ruins itinerary and tuktuk driver!)! my husband and i stayed in a double private ensuite and our friend stayed in a single private ensuite - both rooms were spacious, clean and bright with good a/c and wifi connection. located about a ten minute walk from the center of town (a couple blocks across the river). the small pool on the roof is so refreshing after a hot day at the temples - great touch!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sam Sen Sam, Bangkok, Thailand
7.4
1st Mar 2012

decent staff, clean room (shared bathroom pretty standard), good wifi in common area but signal pretty nonexistent in rooms. about a ten minute walk from khao san road (several decent restaurants (some with a/c) along the walk there).

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.4
25th Feb 2012

great, really helpful and friendly staff - we got back late from a tour one night and, per our request, they called a restaurant and placed a delivery order for us ... and brought it up to the room! spacious, pleasant room with great natural light and balcony, good a/c,good shower, great wifi even on fourth floor, good location just a couple blocks outside of the old city (very walkable). one of the best places we've stayed in our ten months of travel throughout south america and southeast asia!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sila Resort, Sukhothai, Thailand
9.1
23rd Feb 2012

wonderful staff and service! free pickup and dropoff from the bus station (such a relief not to have to haggle with taxi drivers). free bottled water in room. had clean, comfortable, spacious a/c room (shared bathroom not a problem, decent water pressure) above restaurant. pretty good wifi connection (husband's laptop connected well but my netbook had issues). decent food, great shakes. very friendly staff. absolutely recommend!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Penpark Place, Bangkok, Thailand
7.4
21st Feb 2012

had clean, quiet, comfortable a/c room on second floor with solid wifi connection. nice terrace on top floor (long walk up stairs but there are lounge chairs/small breeze). city map not very detailed (less detailed than LP map). breakfast mediocre and expensive.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Reggae Guest House, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7.4
10th Feb 2012

well-located in chinatown - walking distance to puda bus station, little india and the towers. friendly staff, okay (spotty) wifi, strong a/c, good mix of travelers.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Majestic Tourist Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka
7.1
3rd Feb 2012

friendly, helpful owners. decent wifi. pretty good restaurant on roof terrace, nice included breakfast (prices for other meals a little more than in town, but they make everything fresh right when you order it). fan cooled room was comfortable in early february. located a little bit outside town which is good for atmosphere, but beware inflated prices from tuk tuk drivers in town (shouldn't cost more than 200-250 from good shed bus stop).

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.9
29th Jan 2012

raymond is fantastic! upon our arrival, he sat down with us, gave us a map of the city and highlighted all the best places to eat. every day his wife made a fresh cake for the guests to snack on. we stayed in a spacious, clean a/c room (4 nights). even though the three bathrooms were shared, there was never a wait. the guest house itself is picturesquely located on the river with a breezy terrace overlooking the water. great location in chinatown, wonderful old building. absolutely recommend.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Drop Inn Too, Singapore, Singapore
5.7
27th Jan 2012

okay location at the top of little india (walked from there over to the golden mile, kampong glam, the colonial district, chinatown and clarke quay in an afternoon). very basic breakfast. friendly staff. decent wifi in room. we were actually in the drop inn too a couple doors down from the main drop inn. not much ambiance, no real common areas. decent place to sleep (good a/c in rooms).

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Hi! Thank you for your comments. Drop Inn Too is 2 doors down from the main Drop Inn. Why we split into 2 areas is so that our guests can have access to 2 different types of atmosphere. Guests staying in either hostel can access both hostels at any time. Drop Inn Too is our breakfast area with a small pantry where the guests can microwave food and have some quiet time in the afternoon. However, Drop Inn has the shared computer and the reception, thus, it is more for if you will like to interact.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hotel Palacio, Montevideo, Uruguay
7.4
23rd Jan 2012

great/convenient location just inside the old city. clean, comfortable, spacious room and bathroom. decent wifi (on third floor). helpful/friendly staff (spanish only, but we're not fluent and we were able to arrange a taxi to the airport just fine).

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
El Sol Hostel de Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5.7
20th Jan 2012

decent location for recoleta, old building has some character but common areas were small, not quite clean and the limited kitchen was a tiny hallway. bathrooms very basic (showers didn't drain much). decent wifi. friendly staff.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Free Style, Ushuaia, Argentina
8.9
17th Jan 2012

good breakfast, all day coffee/tea, three nice common areas. good sized lockers in dorms, very clean bathrooms (soap & paper towels!). friendly staff. had unfortunate issue with booking system upon arrival (had booked weeks before online), but hostel was fully booked and had placed my husband and i in different rooms for the first night; the staff did apologize and gave us a free beer, which was nice after our 14 hour bus ride from rio gallegos.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Lili-Patagonicos, Puerto Natales, Chile
8.6
12th Jan 2012

very friendly, helpful staff! stayed here before and after torres del paine, in a private room before and a dorm room after - nice sheets, lots of blankets, basic but very comfortable. all bathrooms shared. decent kitchen (two stoves). good/spacious/multiple common areas. spotty wifi. only a few blocks from el calafate bus stop (cootra); torres del paine bus picks up at hostel. would definitely stay here again if en route to torres del paine.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
America del Sur Hostel, El Calafate, Argentina
8.6
8th Jan 2012

fantastic view of the lake and mountains from common areas. great, helpful staff (including with tour bookings for the glacier, el chalten, etc), decent breakfast, good wifi in the spacious/cozy common areas, BBQ option for dinner each night, decent kitchen, five minute walk from town. recommend.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Inn Bariloche, Bariloche, Argentina
9.1
6th Jan 2012

standard breakfast, free dinner a nice plus, ensuite dorm rooms (no fan or ac as far as we could tell though), great, open common areas (deck with view of lake, couch area, table area), hot water for showers (showers quite small), wifi strong in common areas (doesn't really work in second floor rooms). friendly staff.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Inn Bariloche, Bariloche, Argentina
8.3
2nd Jan 2012

great patio overlooking the lake, spacious indoor common areas as well. helpful staff. good wifi in common areas. free dinner a nice option as well. located about a five minute walk from town.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Telmotango Hostel Suite, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8.6
31st Dec 2011

lots of character in building (rooms and roof terrace), friendly staff, decent breakfast, main common area is the upstairs terrace (could be tricky in bad weather), across the street from a decent market, very basic kitchen. walkable distance from the defensa street in san telmo.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Pax Hostel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8.3
27th Nov 2011

good wifi, fresh juice included in breakfast, hot showers, decent location near san telmo/metro stop, great/helpful staff. very basic kitchen and showers didn't have doors (curtains only) separating them from bathrooms so doors were locked a lot of the time. our private room had a tv and dvd player but there weren't any tv channels and most of the dvds were scratched.

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how you doing ??? Regarding the TV channels that you mention in your comment, we did let you guys know that the TV Channel provider was having issues. It was an external failure that we could do nothing about it (more than call 15 times a day like we did and now finally got it fixed). Safe travels...

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Pax Hostel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
7.7
26th Nov 2011

secure lockers under beds in dorms (10 bed dorms a bit crowded/dark), friendly staff, fresh juice with breakfast, free bike rentals from hostel, located on the other side of avenida 9 de julio from calle defensa/plaza dorrego in san telmo.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers Rota do Sol, Florianopolis, Brazil
6.7
22nd Nov 2011

pretty good location near restaurants in town (but waterfront restaurants aren't really walkable), good wi-fi, decent staff. no fan in rooms (no way to keep the mosquitoes off), very basic kitchen, no real common areas, very scratchy sheets.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
433 Backpacker Hostel, Florianopolis, Brazil
7.7
20th Nov 2011

clean, private room with a/c, minifridge, tv with local channels and ensuite bathroom (door didn't close AT ALL though - appeared to be installed backwards). nice breezy common balcony upstairs with chairs/tables. kitchen appeared to be for family use only. 15 (uphill) minute walk from praia mole.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers Share House Floripa, Florianopolis, Brazil
9.0
15th Nov 2011

great location and great view of the beach from common areas. good breakfast, including seasoned tomatoes for breakfast sandwiches and fresh juice. hot showers, decent kitchen, good wi-fi. friendly staff, comfortable common areas, free drink every night. we also had the private room with private balcony overlooking the ocean, very nice (looked like dense populations in dorms, but think that's the norm in brazil). shared bathrooms always clean!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.3
10th Nov 2011

fantastic location right across the street from a small beach (bar/huge breakfast on beach). good hot water, wi-fi, friendly english-speaking staff, basic kitchen. definitely recommended. one of the best free breakfasts we've had in south america. easy ten minute walk into colonial side of town.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Iguassu Guest House, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
7.7
5th Nov 2011

Great breakfast. Clean, comfortable common areas/dorms. Good location near the local bus station (for the falls and for getting to/from Puerto Iguazu). Helpful staff. However, Wi-Fi is NOT free which is puzzling, inconvenient and frustrating on principle. This is our ninth country in South America and we've NEVER had to pay for internet at any other hostel. Once you pay to get a 24 hour Wi-Fi code, the connection is pretty decent. Would have rated this hostel higher if Wi-Fi had been included.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Park Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
7.7
3rd Nov 2011

Hot showers, decent Wi-Fi connection, AC in room, and good location only a few blocks from the bus station. Friendly staff. Basic breakfast.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Black Cat Hostel, Asuncion, Paraguay
7.7
2nd Nov 2011

Hot showers. Wi-Fi on first floor (common areas), good connection (signal didn't reach to our room on the second floor).AC unit in room. Good location. Fairly comfortable common areas (lots of seating). Meager breakfast (bread, butter and coffee only).

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
La Torre, Tupiza, Bolivia
8.0
24th Oct 2011

clean room, good breakfast buffet, helpful staff. cable tv in private rooms. no internet (internet cafes all over town though). we were in a room on the second floor initially which had a window and appeared recently renovated. we got moved to a back room on the first floor which still had an ensuite bathroom and tv but there were no windows/air flow there. hot water was stronger upstairs than downstairs.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7.3
20th Oct 2011

clean, comfortable, central place to stay while passing through town. very hot showers. friendly owners.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Cruz de los Andes, La Paz, Bolivia
9.3
8th Oct 2011

very comfortable! good buffet breakfast, reliable hot showers, cable tv in room and the only wifi connection we´ve had in a hostel in bolivia. an oasis in the middle of the city (and a respite from the backbreaking bus rides (unpaved roads in most of the country).

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Inka's Rest, Puno, Peru
8.7
3rd Oct 2011

very friendly owners. breakfast included whole fresh fruits. private ensuite room had hot showers as well as cable tv and a dvd player. wifi worked well in the room the first day but went out later that night - owners appeared to be working on the issue and there was a computer in the common area. owners also let us print a travel document for free! only a few minutes walk to the main square/bolivian consulate.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Casa de la Gringa, Cusco, Peru
8.0
30th Sep 2011

pretty good location just a couple blocks up from plaza san blas. nice fruit or eggs option included with breakfast. great natural light in rooms and common areas. hot showers. wifi ONLY worked in common areas. hostel can book onward bus tickets but charges a service fee.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Pirwa San Blas Hostel, Cusco, Peru
6.7
27th Sep 2011

good location in san blas, regular hot water for showers (in private room), standard breakfast. wifi connection only consistent in common areas. kitchen has stove but no oven (very basic). common areas not very comfortable to hang out in (drafty tv/computer room, rainy courtyard). able to store luggage while on inca trail. second floor rooms much nicer than first floor rooms (skylights). good quiet place to stay right before/after trails but not very social.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Pirwa San Blas Hostel, Cusco, Peru
6.7
20th Sep 2011

good location in san blas, regular hot water for showers, standard breakfast. wifi connection only consistent in common areas. kitchen has stove but no oven (very basic). common areas not very comfortable to hang out in (drafty tv/computer room, rainy courtyard). able to store luggage while on inca trail. second floor rooms much nicer than first floor rooms (skylights). good quiet place to stay right before/after trails but not very social.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Empedrado, Mendoza, Argentina
8.3
5th Sep 2011

helpful, english-speaking staff. excellent breakfasts (including crepes) and nightly glasses of wine. thin blankets but there was a heater in our private room. hot showers (not much water pressure). wifi only really worked in common areas. booked two excursions (wine tour and mountain tour) through hostel and were pleased.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Lagares Hostel, Mendoza, Argentina
9.0
2nd Sep 2011

fabulous, friendly, helpful staff & clean, well-maintained hostel with comfortable common areas. hot showers with firm water pressure. great wifi connection in our private room (first floor) and cable tv as well. short walk (about 10 minutes to plaza independencia). definitely a good place for long term backpackers. we stayed here 3 nights and got a deal with mr. hugo's bikes through the hostel! we moved to a different hostel to meet up with some friends in town and regretted it immediately!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Exxes Hostel, Salta, Argentina
8.3
29th Aug 2011

helpful, friendly staff, standard included breakfast, decent kitchen, reliable hot water, good wifi connection in room, very close to supermarket. one caveat: our room was right on the street so there was a lot of outside traffic/noise.

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Hello , thank you for your comment!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal del Centro, Salta, Argentina
6.7
28th Aug 2011

very centrally located hostel with standard breakfast and fairly comfortable beds .... however, my husband got several of the itchiest bites (not sure what kind) that we've had in south america and his hand swelled up quite a bit the next day ...

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers San Pedro, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
7.0
25th Aug 2011

good security, kitchen and helpful staff. extra blankets on beds. hot water inconsistent (hot showers one day, tried couple different times another day and only got cold water). hostel VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND IF you don't have the map they email you after booking. we looked at the map online and tried to mark the hostel on our guidebook's map (we didn't have access to a printer) and it took us almost two hours to find it - streets not well-marked and locals don't know it -not hard to find later.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Sol de Oro, Arequipa, Peru
9.3
16th Aug 2011

we loved this hostel! we ended up staying here six nights. they served the best free breakfast we've had so far in south america (bread/butter/jam, tea or coffee, yogurt or eggs and banana pancakes). reliable hot water, strong wifi connections in rooms, terrace and backyard and well-organized tours as well.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The WalkOn Inn Nazca, Nazca, Peru
8.3
13th Aug 2011

very helpful staff! hot water and good wifi connection in room and wide selection of dvds to watch in common area ($10 soles deposit). easily walkable from the bus stations. breakfast buffet is nothing special. beds are a bit hard ... and both nights we were there, there was a huge cacophony of nearby roosters for hours before sunrise (not the hostel's fault, but just FYI).

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.0
10th Aug 2011

relatively new hostel (great ambiance, several comfortable common areas), very friendly/helpful staff/owners (marcial & cesar), good location in historic/central lima (the only hostel i found on hostelworld in this neighborhood), hot showers with good water pressure, standard breakfast, very basic kitchen

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Alpes Huaraz, Huaraz, Peru
8.0
4th Aug 2011

standard/included breakfast, good wifi connection in room, cable tv in private room, *very* inconsistent hot water (don't expect hot water for a shower, even in the middle of the day), staff was helpful in arranging laguna 69 & horseback riding activities, clean, decent, average hostel over all... the only thing really missing is hot water.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
9.7
27th Jul 2011

fantastic hostel! great, cozy common area, hot showers, very helpful and friendly owners and staff, wonderful & fresh home baked breads and desserts and it is the first hostel we've been to in south america that has a washer and dryer (as opposed to having a washer and a clothesline). the dryer definitely came in handy after we'd been out to the waterfalls in the rain.

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thanks! I wish the best for your trip

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Transilvania, Banos, Ecuador
5.3
25th Jul 2011

decent location and good breakfast options ... however, the second night we stayed here my husband got fifteen bites from either fleas or bedbugs. the room/bathroom also had a bit of an unpleasant smell.

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bugs weren�t there the first night, did you consider you might have brought them with you...?

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Revolution, Quito, Ecuador
8.3
17th Jul 2011

clean, safe and well-located hostal (easy walking distance into the heart of the old city). good kitchen, extra blankets, (very) hot water, tons of dvds (and a few board games) and knowledgeable staff.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Chasqui, Otavalo, Ecuador
8.7
15th Jul 2011

great building with extensive rooftop space and views, cozy room with the most comfortable bed we've had in south america so far, large kitchen (water supply to sinks ran out one day), good wifi connection in room, hot water in shower (low pressure), easy walking distance from markets ... sophie was very helpful! (she even recommended a great, inexpensive mexican restaurant: taco bello - located at bolivar & maria 523!)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Casa Bareke, Popayan, Colombia
6.0
8th Jul 2011

cons: definitely more BAR than hostal (CAN'T SLEEP HERE), club volume music: 6pm friday - 4 am saturday & 10pm saturday - 3 am sunday, staff not regularly available to open door in the afternoon (repeatedly rang doorbell & knocked for over 5 minutes multiple times waiting for door to be opened; when the door was finally opened, we realized that staff was in the bar with loud music/bar door closed so they couldn't hear doorbell). pros: clean, attractive space, towel & soap & breakfast included

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
La Serrana, Salento, Colombia
9.3
28th Jun 2011

fantastic, helpful staff (and volunteers). good resource for information about area activities (horseback riding, coffee finca tours, tejo) and bus schedules. fantastic, fresh smoothie options to add to included breakfast for nominal fee. great house dinner options monday-friday as well at a reasonable price. booked for six nights and ended up staying for ten. beautiful, peaceful setting and easy (well lit) 10 minute (1 km) walk into town.hot showers not always available. highly recommend.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Sue Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia
7.3
22nd Jun 2011

good sized private room (included television) but wifi access primarily limited to the common areas. smallest hostel kitchen i've seen (broken oven). nice bar and comfortable common lounge areas. extremely prompt taxi service when staff calls for you.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
El Noctambulo, Santa Marta, Colombia
6.3
7th Jun 2011

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, Cartagena, Colombia
9.0
5th Jun 2011

we stayed in the new building (about halfway down the block from the main building) and it was great (new, clean rooms, cozy dining area) and the included breakfast was more varied than expected (cereal, two types of bread, coffee, juice).

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Makako Chill Out Hostel, Cartagena, Colombia
8.0
4th Jun 2011

Gina was very helpful! Clean, comfortable and our double room had a powerful fan and a TV with cable! No hot water in the showers, but that seems standard here (and with the temperature and humidity, the cool water is quite refreshing).

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Ocean Blue Hostel, Miami, USA
9.7
22nd Apr 2011

my friend and i stayed for 4 nights in the mixed dorms (very clean,in suite bathrooms/showers. we went on two of the nightly outings coordinated through the hostel and had a great time (be prepared for miami drink prices!). the hostel bar is great and the hostel is located literally across the street from the beach (they give you beach towels too). perfect location and atmosphere for twenty somethings looking for a clean, convenient place to stay in south beach. no microwave in kitchen though.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
8.3
29th Nov 2009

great location in old quebec city; good security and pretty comprehensive breakfast included with cost of private room (bagels, hardboiled eggs, cereal, fruit, coffee) - if you're in the dorms, the breakfast is about $5. only possible complaint - there were no towels in the rooms - not sure if they're available at the front desk (?) we had a car and the cheapest parking we found was an outdoor lot a couple blocks north for $10/day (we were expecting it to be about $15/day).

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • theresareid
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
All Days House 3, Toronto, Canada
9.0
24th Nov 2009

we had a car and emailed them in advance and they had reserved parking available for $10/day.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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