The hostel is big, but you can definitely meet people. The location is both great and difficult as the public transport is difficult and takes more time, but this might push you to get a bike rental pass, which I strongly recommend you do, this is one of the best locations for it as well.
This is exactly as advertised. A great and unique stay near an airport for when you need it. Definitely recommended even for novelty.
The YMCA hostel is really nice. I really recommend the cafe downstairs. The location cannot be better in Bergen. The rooftop is relaxing and the common areas are really conducive to meeting people. Beds are pretty standard.
It is a mega hostel. Don't expect to get to know people easily as there are a lot of groups and people who live in the apartments that are connected to the hostel. It's rather secure with small lockers for valuables. A really good location, a district that you should visit that is close to downtown. Could be cleaner.
The main issue with this hostel is how strikingly different it is from other Equity Point hostels. I stayed in the equity point in Marrakech and it seems to have the same exact budget that the hostel in Barcelona has, only with the huge price difference; the quality of service is striking. Breakfast was great, but the beds were terrible and only given a bottom sheet with upcharging for a top sheet. It's such a stark difference from the marrakech that I was expecting the brand to be similar.
The staff was amazing. One of us came down with food poisoning and the staff helped us find an empty room to help both us and the other guests. We still needed to pay the difference but, it was worth it, as we found out that both of us had food poisoning. The staff helped and were attentive at any hour of the night. I greatly appreciate everything they did for us. Would gladly stay here again.
The staff here was excellent, one of us got food poisoning and the staff helped us as best they could, gave advice for hospitals (sever dehydration), and offered to in general help us feel comfortable. The facilities were great and is in an amazing location.
This hostel deserves the award it's been given. It is immaculate and beautiful, with really well thought out design, a place where you will meet tons of other travelers. The only issues: wifi isn't available in rooms (not good for long term visits), the dinner isn't always available and may not be Portuguese cuisine (the first night was bacalhau com natas, the others were beef stroganoff and lemon chicken). I'm sure they were great, probably common dishes for locals but not unique to Portugal.
This hostel is one of the best small to medium sized hostels ever. Great staff (wonderful help, ask them for tips about the city) and just the right atmosphere for relaxation. Quiet, good breakfast, great view, I would gladly stay again. The only minor issue was that there was no way to lock valuables up after you check out.
The main problem with my stay at generator hostel was the fact that the room was in many cases hotter than a sauna. The biggest room was downstairs and had no access to the outside coupled with one of the hottest weeks in London made it unbearable to be in. Everything else you come to expect with huge hostel chains. Good facilities, decent beer for the price, upcharging on basics (breakfast should be included). The location is excellent (I am biased because I lived in Bloomsbury for a year).
It was rather hard to meet people in this hostel, however I think that's just due to the situation I was dealing with, the bars are nice but I barely spent time in them due to the FRINGE, the hostel breakfast was decent but the 2 pound full english was more than worth it. I'd stay here again, good location.
The hostel promotes a lot of drunken behaviour, and attracts not just a younger crowd but also a stereotypical party crowd, so if you don't like that I wouldn't recommend going, however the beds are great, the staff were very helpful and you can't get a better location for the "amsterdam experience"
The hostel is really trendy and interesting. The breakfast is standard. The staff is helpful for the basic touristy stuff but if you want some insider local stuff they don't seem to know or care to for that matter. The location is a bit farther than they describe though it's near a metro stop. The luggage room is a broom closet so what ends up happening is the bags flood common area until checkin.
The hostel is great and it was almost impossible for me not to meet someone. The staff were really helpful, especially the Italian girl (sorry I forgot her name). The location is good but in their directions they should probably describe that you need to look around when you get to Anvers station. Security was fine, no lockers but good luggage rooms.
This hostel is geared for big business, the hostel will always have someone at hand speaking English. The staff are very friendly and know the city well (ask for tips!). The rooms are immaculately clean and not something you would expect from a hostel (rainfall showerheads). The only downside is that it is more like a hotel than a hostel, the eclectic guests are great but it lacks the community aspect that the smaller hostels naturally create and some other big hostels work to create.
The hostel promotes meeting people for solo travelers with a lively common area. The location was nice considering how surprisingly large Vienna was. Staff were great, ask them for tips on where to eat, one of my best meals of my trip was a recommendation that one of the guys wrote down that I took to the microbrewery they recommended. Clean but for what you are paying you would expect the sheets to be handled.
This is everything you want a backpacker hostel to be, small enough to get to know everyone staying there, yet big enough to split into groups. The hostel owners are amazing and their tours are very personal. Make sure try to Milka's cooking (she can do vegetarian upon request). They are some of the nicest people I've met and the hostel is probably the best representation of what the backpacker hostels should be striving for.
- Male, 18-24
- (31 reviews)
The view is speechless, the staff is amazing, Daniel was remarkably helpful, took me around and gave me good tips for things around the area, everyone else was helpful to figure out how to plan the next legs of my trip, the bar is small but fun, and has the best view in the city, the people you meet are great, and the area is probably the safest in Athens (coming from someone who also stayed in Omonia).
The staff is great, Aurora at the bar has some of the best tastes in music I\'ve come across. They really make you feel at home there. The area is indeed very unappealing, with a lot of prostitutes and drugs riddled about the streets, even though this was the case I felt very safe in the hostel, though I didn\'t go out at night.
The staff is really nice and helpful, will accomodate you as best as possible.
The hostel itself was very nice, the beds were fine just a little itchy, little to no security. The location was amazing with breathtaking views, the non-free breakfast was reasonable and tasted great.
This hostel is really nice, the breakfast is delicious and has a wide selection of food. The beds are nice and the staff is very friendly. I highly recommend it.
The staff always seem to have smiles and are really nice, it was immaculately clean which is surprising for the country. The Location is great because you really get to experience the Souks and the view from the terrace is great. The hostel has a bar (also a rariety for the country) so you have plenty of things to do, the pool was so nice, especially after a long day of travelling. The price was also amazing.
The hostel is in the center of town and they had safes for passports, etc. The owner is friendly, though is oblivious with his dog, who is kind of unruley. The hostel didn\'t do much to promote meeting other travellers and was decently clean.
Staff are great and fun, especially the people handling the bar and cafe. The beer was decently priced. The rooms were immaculate with great security lockers. The location was off of Las Ramblas which gave you a good point to go anywhere, near a metro stop and walking distance from any Gaudi building or the beach. The character was great, with a large common room for socializing. The tapas deal is okay but with a little research you should be able to find it for a better deal if you have a group
The hostel is hip, clean and safe, the area is slightly out of the way and isn\'t the nicest, but the community aspect of the pub and gym makes up for it, with many locals in a pub meant for tourists.
I came in for the weekend, it was a great hostel, perfect for party goers and people who want a quiet experience (it\'s gigantic) you might be able to meet people but I prefer smaller hostels to get to know people.
Every night I was here (dead winter) there were several groups of people ready to hit Galway\'s night life. Tons of cool people and an amazing staff, a lot more laid back than you\'d expect for the size of the hostel.
Staff were amazing and fun to talk to, really accommodating, talked about travel and met some awesome people here, stayed a day longer than I expected and the free trip was great.
Can\'t get a better location, great staff, I was fighting Bronchitis and they basically gave me a 4 person room to myself until I recovered. I would not recommend coming here to meet people, the public areas were relatively quiet and every chair/couch pointed to some sort of screen giving people an excuse not to talk.
The Bru is known by locals and travelers alike, I went to it with a cold so I wasn\'t able to experience the party, but I know it was happening, the food was fine, the rooms where a little cold though.