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Reviews: katebolivar

Location Canada, Gender Female, Age 26

  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Three Monkeys Hostel, Antigua, Guatemala
9.4
26th Jan 2016

Really nice hostel with nice facilities and comfortable beds. There was a nice bar area, lots of hammocks and chill space as well. Good spot to meet people. Felt that the staff could have done a better job at making travellers feel welcome -- a good hostel vibe always starts with the staff.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Casa De la Iguana, Livingston, Guatemala
7.1
22nd Jan 2016

This hostel wasn't anything special, the facilities are lacking but the beds were comfortable and it had a nice social vibe to it. Advertised as a party hostel but while I was there it wasn't super busy so it was a chill party vibe. Mario, the manager, was lovely as were the volunteers.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Kozii Hostel D.C, Bogota, Colombia
7.7
20th Mar 2015

Aesthetically nice hostel -- nice beds and very clean. However I was traveling alone and I felt that the hostel severely lacked a social vibe. It didn't feel very welcoming and although staff were nice, they didn't add to the environment of the hostel to make it a place that you wanted to hang out and spend time in.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Galeria Hostel, Medellin, Colombia
9.7
16th Feb 2015

Loved this hostel. Super funky and amazing dorm rooms. The beds were comfy and felt really private. I was traveling alone and loved the chill vibes in the rooftop bar, small and intimate and was a good place to meet people. Also was equipped with a great kitchen. I planned to stay here four days and stayed for ten. It felt like home in the end. Pablo is lovely.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Casa Elemento, Minca, Colombia
9.7
8th Feb 2015

I was at this hostel about a year ago and it was amazing. Good vibes all around. All the volunteers and staff were extremely welcoming and made you feel part of the group immediately. Great place to meet people -- lack of wifi is a bonus. Absolutely stunning views of the mountains, Santa Marta city lights and the ocean.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Tranquilo Backpackers Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
6.6
30th Dec 2013

Good party hostel. Wasn't super clean and facilities were a bit run down. Staff was nice. There was plenty of room to hang out and meet people. Lots of tables and hammocks everywhere!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Arenal Backpackers Resort, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
10.0
22nd Dec 2013

Great hostel. Very clean, friendly staff, good location. The hostel definitely felt like a "resort" hostel because of the nice pool and clean facilities. The bar area was great as well. Not too loud, but a nice place to hang out with a friend.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Casa de Lis, Turrialba, Costa Rica
10.0
17th Dec 2013

Great hostel. Very clean, nice, friendly and helpful staff, good security. The rooftop patio was fabulous and provided a very nice view of the city.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Oporto Invictus Hostel, Porto, Portugal
10.0
7th Dec 2010

I thought this hostel was great. I was by myself and it was fairly dead while I was there, due to the low season, however the staff were so nice and made an effort to talk to me the whole time. I saw the two owners a lot as well and they were very welcoming and chatty. Thanks for the great stay guys!! Este, I am still working on the book but so far it is good!!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Castle Rock Hostel, Edinburgh, Scotland
9.7
25th Nov 2010

Very good hostel. It has a nice castle feel to it. Very clean, you see people scrubbing the walls, floors etc, every day! Great common rooms, nice a big, lots of room for everyone.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Castle Rock Hostel, Edinburgh, Scotland
9.3
22nd Nov 2010

Reat hostel, lots of charachter, very clean. I stayed here quite a well and got very comfortable here. This hostel I a bit harder to meet people as there are a lot of long term stays, however after a few days it was good. Other than that great hostel, cozy feel, good pub crawl, nice staff.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Kinlay House Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
6.7
19th Nov 2010

This was a good hostel appearancewise and a good location. However, being a backpacker it is very hard to meet people when hostels allow big groups to stay. There were probably about 3 groups of at least 10 people in the kitchen/common room at once, i am assuming these are students traveling around. Anyway the large groups make it not very backpacker friendly for meeting people.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel, Galway, Ireland
6.3
6th Nov 2010

Nice hostel, a bit far away from the city centre, but was a nice walk in to the city centre.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Baxpax Downtown Hostel/Hotel, Berlin, Germany
8.7
16th Apr 2010

This was a nice hostel, a lot like a hotel though. There were plenty of familys staying here. I still had a good time, the place is very new and clean. They do have a bar and a common room so makes it easier to meet people.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Flying Pig Uptown, Amsterdam, Netherlands
6.0
14th Apr 2010

This hostel was good. Nothing wrong with it but also nothing special. It was a bit far away from the city centre, but was a nice walk from the city centre.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Jaeger's Munich, Munich, Germany
7.0
9th Apr 2010

Nice hostel bur felt more like a hotel. Good bar, met lots of people at it however it has that huge hotel like feel.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna, Vienna, Austria
7.3
6th Apr 2010

Very nice hostel. Felt more like a hotel. As for fun, I didnt ever sit in the common areas or anything as I was there for a very short period of time so I am not sure about the other factors.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Tiger Tims Place, Budapest, Hungary
9.7
1st Apr 2010

Very good hostel. Nice cozy feel, good tv lounge for chill nights. Met lots of people here!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
Mavi & Ani Pension, Antalya, Turkey
9.0
22nd Mar 2010

Thanks to Harun for helping us by bringing us to the bus station and helping us book the bus, very helpful, thank you! This guesthouse was quiet while we were there but very clean and new, great breakfast and nice owners!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
Bahaus Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
10.0
16th Mar 2010

Very great hostel for meeting people, good common room area. Great location as well, right by all the sights. Pub crawl was great, thanks Tony Montana!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
6.3
23rd Feb 2010

I didnt find this hostel very lively. Felt safe in it, but didnt have a lot of character.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
Sant Jordi Alberg, Barcelona, Spain
10.0
21st Feb 2010

Great hostel! Staff were so friendly and welcoming. Nice hostel for chilling out and watching movies. Great beds, homey feel. A lot better than hostels previously stayed at in Barcelona! I recommend this hostel for a homey place to stay.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
9.7
17th Feb 2010

Really enjoyed the nightly events and dinners. The food was awesome. Nice kitchen area that is great for meeting people because of its size. Also the bar was a good spot for meeting people. Nice hostel, good feel, good atmosphere!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
Samay Hostel Sevilla, Seville, Spain
8.7
15th Feb 2010

Very nice hostel. Nice beds. Very clean. However the hostel was hard to meet people. Does not have a common room so there isnt really an area to just hang out.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Samay Hostel Sevilla, Seville, Spain
5.7
14th Feb 2010

This hostel was very nice appearance wise. It was very clean and nice rooms and beds. However, there wasn't really a common room so we did not meet anyone there! It lacked the fun welcoming friendly atmosphere that good hostels have!! If you are looking for a quiet stay this hostel would be nice for you.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
The Monkey House, Lagos, Portugal
6.0
5th Feb 2010

Was there at the wrong time of the year. The hostel was dead, so did not meet anyone, I am sure it would be a lot better in the high season. However found the hostel not very homey, was also hard to find.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • katebolivar
  • Canada,
  • Globetrotter
Travellers House, Lisbon, Portugal
10.0
31st Jan 2010

Seriously a luxury hostel. Very homey and nice to hang out at. The staff also great, always wanting to help and get to know everybody�s names. Very clean, comfy beds, great breakfast. Would recommend this hostel to anyone! Thanks for the great stay.

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

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