Reviews: laura51019863389

Location: England, Gender: Female, Age: 27

La Pinta

Bogota, Colombia
97%

Great hostel. In the less dangerous area of Bogota, though its a bit of a trek to Candelaria as a consequence. Staff are incredibly helpful.


Makako Chill Out Hostel

Cartagena, Colombia
89%

Short stay but seemed nice. Air con worked well. Owners need to add actual directions to the hostel from the aiport or bus station - I got ripped off by the taxi driver because I didnt know how much it should cost (had even emailed the hostel to ask, but no reply, which I thought was rude, as I replied to their email to check I was coming...)


Kozii Hostel D.C

Bogota, Colombia
80%

Nice enough place in a safe area of town. A place to chill out and for peace and quiet, rather than to meet other travellers. First receptionist (owner?) was absolutely lovely - went out of her way to help me. Second night the girl spoke almost no English, and the beeping of her mobile phone every 10 second (audible throughout the whole buliding was seriously annnoying). Place is fairly clean and comfortable, with good internet. Bathrooms were average - a little cramped for me.


Community Hostel

Quito, Ecuador
100%

Without a doubt the best hostel I've stayed in during 3 months of travelling in South America. Marco and the team couldn't be more helpful. Once they install a buzzer (so that someone doesn't have to run down two flights of stairs to let you in)(to be installed imminently), then this hostel will be just about perfect.


La Casa del Molino Blanco

Banos, Ecuador
97%

Pretty much the best hostel I've stayed in in South America. Very welcoming, staff super helpful, breakfast awesome (though better at weekends than on weekdays?). You should probably get a cab on arrival as walking up the hill with bags is no fun, but after that its an easy 10 min walk down to the main square. Brilliant place.

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91%

Great hostel to stay at if you have a flight lay-over. If you're planning on going into town - be warned its S35 each way. Only complaint was transport from the airport. Even though they say they are only 3mins from airport, you can't walk as too dangerous (also actually 5mins by car - quite a walk). AIRPORT TAXIS ARE S50(!!!) Hostel offers a pick-up service for S22, but this is still ridiculous for the distance. Go to the airport gates, step outside, and you can get a taxi for less than S10.


86%

Nice hostel, though a little off the beaten track. Quite quiet - expect somewhere to rest and hide from Cusco's hagglers, rather than somewhere to sit and have a beer with other travellers. Some nice restaurants in the area, particularly the creperie next door for brek. Night porter is an ass. 6am arriving on a night bus after a jungle trip, they'd cocked up our room booking. Didn't offer any alternatives, and refused to give us our deposit back - eventually had to email mgmt to get it back.


86%

Nice hostel, though a little off the beaten track. Quite quiet - expect somewhere to rest and hide from Cusco's hagglers, rather than somewhere to sit and have a beer with other travellers. Some nice restaurants in the area, particularly the creperie next door for brek. Night porter is an ass. 6am arriving on a night bus after a jungle trip, they'd cocked up our room booking. Didn't offer any alternatives, and refused to give us our deposit back - eventually had to email mgmt to get it back.


97%

Really nice little hostel tucked away in the centre of Puno. Excellent brek. More of a place to base yourself then a party hostel or the type of place you'd sit and have a beer with other travellers.


Arthy's Guesthouse

La Paz, Bolivia
94%

Great place to hide away from the hustle and bustle. Staff super helpful. Nice common area with comfy sofa. Only complaint is that it's pretty chilly in the showers (the air temp not the water!)


Hostal Tuyasto

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
97%

Fab hostel on the outskirts of town (note, that's still only a 10min walk!). Owner was really, really nice, and super helpful. Kitchen was clean enough to cook in. Overall, it's clean, it's safe, and after the dust of San Pedro, a really nice retreat.


Hostal Tuyasto

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
97%

Fab hostel on the outskirts of town (note, that's still only a 10min walk!). Owner was really, really nice, and super helpful. Kitchen was clean enough to cook in. Overall, it's clean, it's safe, and after the dust of San Pedro, a really nice retreat.


Castillo Surfista Hostel

Santiago, Chile
94%

Really, really nice hostel. Great atmosphere, particularly round the BBQ. Only suggestions are that staff could be a bit more knowledgeable about the city (someone could also have mentioned the bank holiday - caused us major problems eating!!), and that they need to sort out check-out. You hand in your key, but then can only get in and out of front gate if someone is on reception (unattended surprisingly often). We came back one night as a couple were climbing over the 6ft gate to get out...


Hostel La Colombina

Valparaiso, Chile
77%

I'm sure this hostel would be lovely if you stayed there at the right time of year, and in the left-hand building. I was in the right-hand building, which is in serious need of some TLC, particularly the bathrooms, which were clean but grimy. I was the only one there except a guy who lives there and has no interest in making conversation at all and is quite rude. Also no computer, not that the staff cared much (pain in the ass for a traveller with no laptop!)


Hostel Empedrado

Mendoza, Argentina
97%

Best hostel Ive stayed in while travelling South America! All the facilities you could ask for, and all very clean. Most people cook because the facilities are so great. Laundry and computer were particularly valued. More importantly, atmosphere and character is brilliant - particularly recommend the asado. (Note breakfast is 8-10 not 7-10)


Iguassu Guest House

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
97%

It was a fabulous hostel, clean, great facilities, super helpful staff, and nice and close to the centre of Palermo. My only comment would be that its a new hostel, so not as well known as some - for solo travellers it might not be the best choice until its better known and a little fuller!


Harmonia

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
97%

Brilliant hostel for a solo traveller - atmosphere is great, really easy to meet people. Staff are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful / can't recommend this place highly enough. Book early - it books up fast and several people wanted to extend their stay and couldn't as it was fully booked.


Carlito's Way

Rome, Italy
87%

First hostel I've ever stayed in that has absolutely no cooking facilities - you definitely need to at least get a microwave!