Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Australia, Age: 31

La Brisa Loca

Santa Marta, Colombia

This hostel has everything a backpacker could want - private room had AC and a fan, comfortable bed and a small fridge. Location is very central, and much closer to the action than many of the other hostels. Wifi was good. Breakfast is not included but they have a good selection of reasonably priced options each day. The communal areas - pool, bar and rooftop are all great, loads of space to hang out. We were there over the weekend which was quite loud, but it didn't bother us.

Casa Sweety

Cartagena, Colombia

Lovely boutique hostel in a fantastic location in Cartegena - a short walk from the old town, and close to lots of great bars, cafes and street food. The building is beautiful and pool a nice treat after a day walking around. We were in the cheapest room (the one with no windows, which some people have complained about)... it was small but absolutely fine, the AC worked great and it had high ceilings. The bathroom was huge! Wifi was good and the breakfast delicious.

Posada del Gecko

Capurgana, Colombia

The hostel is a short walk to the beach, dock and everything in town (it is a small place!). It has a lovely communal courtyard with hammocks and tables. The rooms were very comfortable with a fan, mosquito net and bathroom. There were no food or bar when we were there, but there are plenty of options in town, and it is nice to bring your own beers back to have in the courtyard. Would recommend this place and Capurgana in general!


Belfast, Northern Ireland

Good hostel in a good location, walking distance from the centre of town. Beds were comfortable and rooms clean. Breakfast is included and was great - cereal, toast and fruit, a good start to the day! Really nicely decorated with some lovely common areas (including the courtyard) and the staff were very friendly. Shared bathrooms were ok, if we had one complaint it is that they could perhaps be cleaned a little more regularly (but they really were fine!).

Residence Rooms

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

A wonderful place run by the loveliest hosts - they are so friendly, full of useful information and cannot do enough for you. The location is great, right in the heart of the city, but very quiet. Breakfast is simple but ample. Cute common sitting room with good wifi. The double room with private bathroom is located on the top floor. It is small, but very comfortable and great for a couple. It also has a tv and fridge.


Cinque Terre, Italy

Clean and comfortable room in the centre of Vernazza, just a short walk from the train station and the harbour. Lovely terrace area overlooking the main street. The bed is comfortable, and the kitchen and bathroom are adequate and well kitted out. We were most grateful to be able to do a load of washing too! It's not luxurious, but it has everything you need for a self-catered stay in the Cinque Terra.

Lisbon Poets Hostel Privates

Lisbon, Portugal

Great hostel in a great location. The private room with own bathroom was beautiful and very comfortable. The bathroom was lovely with lots of hot water (albeit with a push button shower). The common areas of the hostel are also very nicely decorated and comfortable - they really have thought of everything you could want. The included breakfast was very good: cereal, toast, fruit, juice, tea and coffee. Staff were friendly and helpful. We'd definitely go back.

Dar Dadicilef

Chefchaouen, Morocco

This hostel has lots of character (it's very blue!) and is excellently located in the medina (close to both the main square and Bab El-Ain). Breakfast is decent and included - bread, honey, omelette, coffee and juice; showers are good, and beds are pretty comfy. It was quite cold when we stayed in February, but lots of blankets are provided to keep you cosy at night. Also, be aware that the twin room with the shared bathroom is a fair walk from that bathroom (on the next level). A good stay!

EastSeven Berlin Hostel

Berlin, Germany

Great hostel in a fun neighbourhood. Private double room was roomy and comfortable. Shared bathrooms were spotless and there was never a wait. Great facilities, and the breakfast for 2 euros was very decent. Many cool cafes and bars nearby, and walking tour is also very good.

BackStage Hotel

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cross between a hotel and hostel in an excellent location in Amsterdam - away from the crazy city centre, but in a relaxed neighbourhood and close to lots of great bars and cafes. Walking distance to all points of interest. Beds were really comfy, and rooms spacious enough. Shared bathrooms were small but clean. Probably could have been more showers though! Fun bar downstairs. Were some noisy groups late at night, but it was Saturday in Amsterdam so we can't really complain.

Music City Hostel

Nashville, USA

This hostel has a great vibe and was a fun place to stay. There are a lot of long term guests which has its pros and cons. Some breakfast foods are provided, but you will need to buy at least milk. Bathrooms are good, beds basic but comfy. Some rooms are not overly private. Overall, would stay again.


Nice hostel located a short walk from the Latin Quarter and Boul St Laurent. Friendly staff, decent breakfast (toast, coffee and oranges) and all the amenities you need. Shared bathrooms are a llittle cramped, but functional.

Neill-Wycik Summer Hostel

Toronto, Canada

Small and v. basic room at college dorm building. Twin room consisted of one foam bed on wooden slats, and one foldaway spring bed that has seen better days. Both were a little uncomfy but ok. Clean but tiny bathrooms and reasonable common areas. Good breakfast and nice location. Price is right so can recommend - but only for budget travellers.

The Durham

Kingston, Jamaica

Stopped for a night in this pleasant little guesthouse in a nice neighbourhood in Kingston. Very friendly owner quick with helpful advice on things to do in the area (and beyond).

Hostel Rio Playa

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Great facilities for a hostel (loved the air-con in the rooms!). Excellent location and the staff were all lovely and very helpful. Bunk beds were a little uncomfortable though, could feel all the springs.


Merida, Mexico

Great place, well set up and the pool is awesome!

O.X. Base Camp

Antigua, Guatemala

A great hostel, small and cosy, it feels more like a share house. Good facilities including the fully stocked kitchen and TV room. Staff are also excellent and can recommend the OX trips.

B&B Le Gite Del Sol

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Definitely more of a B&B than a hostel, it is the little extras that make this a great place to stay. Excellent cooked to order breakfasts, use of the kitchen, laundry service, maps, tour desk and staff that go above and beyond. Muy bien!

Hostal Pochon

Oaxaca, Mexico

Nice little hostel with excellent breakfast included and friendly staff. We ended up with the junior sweet which was huge and included a king size bed. 5 to 6 blocks from the main square, but an easy walk.

Hostal Santo Domingo

Puebla, Mexico

A charming little hostel located about 3 or 4 blocks from the zocalo. Staff were pleasant enough without being super friendly - we encountered no problems checking in and enjoying the facilities. Our private room was very big and airy, the courtyard is also lovely. Not much of a group atmosphere and a fairly basic (but ok) breakfast.