Reviews: Anonymous

Location: New Zealand, Gender: Male, Age: 37

Bahaus Hostel

Istanbul, Turkey

A slightly dated but nice hostel with great staff. They organise a really good pub crawl on saturday night (and you can join the hostel across the road for a (more commercial, but still fun) pub crawl on a Friday night. Very close to the major sites in Istanbul and the SultanAhmet restaurants. I'd highly recommend this hostel for most people, although real party people might want to stay in Taksim instead.


Santorini, Greece

A recommended place to stay in Santorini, a bit far from Fira (you'll need to walk a ways up to Fira or catch the bus), but a great place to relax with a really nice pool. Atmospheric and pretty with friendly staff and free WiFi (although this doesn't work everywhere due to the stone walls). Maybe not the best place to stay for 1-2 nights due to location, but if you are staying longer, it's a fantastic place to relax


A great, modern hostel, but like all large corporate hostels, its a bit soulless, so not really the best for a single traveller. The Nachtmarket, while a great place to buy dinner, is also not the best location in Vienna (although it's on a great train line for most things you'll want to see). Great place to stay if you're not really used to Hostels or travelling with a group, but if you are travelling by yourself or like a more 'homely' feel, i'd recommend somewhere else.

Pink Panther's Hostel

Krakow, Poland

This place runs one of the better pub crawls in town, so it's a great place to stay if you want to party... not the best if you want to sleep!!. Friendly staff however and a great place to stay in a Party Town. I'd recommend it, although being in my 30's, I might stay somewhere else if i was back there again myself.

Paddy's Palace Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

Not a bad place to stay, and it obviously makes sense if you are heading out on one of the excellent Paddy Wagon tours the next day. If you are spending longer in Dublin however, a hostel in the Temple Bar district might make more sense. The place is a little dated with a lot of stairs and no air conditioning (not usually a problem in Ireland however!). But the staff are friendly, it's convenient to most things and it's reasonably nice. There isn't a great communal common room feeling.

Hostel Villa Angelina Old Town

Dubrovnik, Croatia

This is a nice hostel in the old City, the rooms are very 'cosy' though. It's got a great view from the top floor, good facilities and friendly staff. Wifi is good, but doesn't work on the terrace unfortunately. This hostel is at the TOP of the old city, which means climbing a lot of stairs will be in your future if you stay here. But it's definitely worthwhile staying within the old city rather than elsewhere in town. I'd recommend this place.


A great commercial hostel, although not in the best location, you'll be taking a lot of trains from here. By paris standards it's reasonably priced and the accomodations are of a very high standard. It doesn't really have the personal touch however and the common room is a public bar, so it's not the best place for Single Travellers. I'd recommend this place and I've stayed here twice however.


Great commercial hostel, but lacking somewhat in character and feel, and not in the best location. A good place to stay though if you aren't particularly used to Hostels as it feels like a shared hotel. You'll be taking a few trains however and it's not a homely place to casually make new friends.

Big Fish Budapest Hostel

Budapest, Hungary

This was a great, small friendly hostel. A short walk from Szimpla and Imagine, and convenient tram outside (although, the tram noise can be a bit disruptive to a good nights sleep), great place for Single Travellers to meet other like minded people and the staff are fantastic. I'd recommend this Hostel for singles, couples and small groups, for the real party crowd or big groups however, I'd probably head to one of the big commercial hostels in town.

Abraham Hostel Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

This is a great Hostel, they have a wide range of tours you can book, are only a short walk from the Old City (and the nightlife areas), they have a great common room with a bar and they run a pub crawl once per week. I'd recommend staying here for just about anyone. (there really aren't a lot of other good alternatives in Jerusalem either).

Franz Josef Montrose

Franz Josef, New Zealand

A change machine for doing washing outside of office hours would be fantastic, and an extra power point in the double rooms, hard to run the heater and charge two phones, otherwise a great stay.

Duke Hostel

Greymouth, New Zealand

This is an odd Hostel, My partner and I may not have been in the Target Demographic however. This is probably a fine place to stay for the 18 year old backpacker crowd, but if you're a little older, i'd probably recommend looking elsewhere. And if possible, I'd highly recommend staying in Hokitika or even Westport rather than Greymouth.

Base Taupo

Taupo, New Zealand

Good location and decent rooms, but this is a party hostel in the middle of town, with the bar across the street and the bar downstairs noisy till late, and then with rowdy young backpackers coming back to their rooms a little worse for wear, you'll be lucky to get any sleep before 4am. So not the best if you have an early start. Parking is also difficult. The hostel is however in the middle of town and the rooms are decent.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Damian Thank you for your feedback. Yes our hostel is in the centre of town and is surrounded by many bars and we have our own onsite so at times this is out of our control with the other bars. Parking is free in Taupo which is a bonus for us all, we dont have off street parking but there is plenty in town. We wish you all the best for your travels!

Flying Pig Downtown

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Good hostel,unfortunately like many in Amsterdam very focused on the coffeeshop scene, but has a pleasant bar... Rooms are good, but tiny but this is par for the course in Amsterdam.

USA Hostels San Francisco

San Francisco, USA

Size made it a little impersonal, but facilities were excellent and definitely a good place to stay, just not the best for solo travelers due to the different social scene of a large hostel


Great (and cute!) staff and good beds in a hostel that's just the right size to have a good social atmosphere