There were no common bathrooms which was a bit annoying. Also, there is no free breakfast. The wifi is pretty decent, and the bathrooms inside the rooms were also pretty good. The kitchen/lounge area was one big thing. It resembled a hotel in which a bunch of beds were stuffed in the rooms. Also, the beds are not marked so it is a bit confusing to know which one is available. Close to temple bar, and they have booklets on free tours, as well as pubcrawls.
My time at the light house hostel was AMAZING. Ricky is a FANTASTIC host. The location is close to Grassmarket street (food, pubs), and basically close to everything else Edinburgh has to offer. The facilities in the hostel are great, and the free breakfast will get you ready for a day of adventure. The lounge is the best lounge I have stayed in, and Ricky has many movies and a projector if you want to chill out. One of the BEST hostels I have stayed in!
The staff is pretty average. The hostel does not offer any activities, no walking tour, pubcrawl, etc. It was pretty clean, and the kitchen and lounge were pretty well kept. The rooms were also pretty spacious. Not having lockers in the rooms is not that much of a problem since you can always lock your valuables in the smaller lockers in the hallway. Probably would not stay in this hostel again, and would rather look for a hostel that has more activities
The staff was very helpful and nice. It was great that the hostel had a bar, and organized daily activities. The rooms however were a bit cramped. I stayed in a 6 person bedroom, but it was extremely small. The bathrooms, were great, showers had hot water and nice pressure. The location is also really good, its close to a metro station and its literally in the middle of all the pubs, so there are plenty of places to go drink. I had a good time, and look forward to visiting again!
The night reception guy was very helpful. There was an older gentleman there during the day and he wasn't very friendly. The free breakfast was nice, and hostel is located in a pretty decent location. Very close to the subway. I think the price is a bit high but its NYC so what are you gonna do. All in all a decent place to sleep, but nothing special about it.
The hostel was situated in a nice area. Close to one of the MAX lines so it was very convenient to get around. I really enjoyed the T4 hike that was led by Topanga and Tom. They were both great. My favorite activity was definitely the pub crawl with Brittney. She was a great guide and was a lot of fun, one of the best pub crawls Ive been on. My one complaint is that there are no age restrictions. There was like a 100 year old guy in my room who snored like no other, and would just make noise
Solid hostel. The free breakfast is great, and everything is nice and clean
Ryan was an awesome friendly receptionist! The hostel was in an excellent location, just 5 blocks away from BART, and a close walk to Embarcadero. Everything was clean, the showers had hot water, and free wifi! Hanging out in the common room was a lot of fun, and it was very easy to meet people. I enjoyed my stay very much and look forward to visiting again!
- Male, 25-30
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The hostel was cramped and dirty. Showers had hot water though. For 35 dollars a night I have been to far better hostels. Breakfast was not included and you had to ay for wifi. Most hostels offer free wifi but this one was charging 2 dollars for 30 minutes. The location was good, but apart from that the hostel was not very good. I would suggest finding other places.
Free breakfast and free wifi were great. The location is also decent. The rooms are a bit dark and depressing but they do have air conditioning so that is pretty good. There is also a pool lounging area if you don't want to go to the beach.
Definitely go on the free night tour! Frankfurt is a lot nicer at night. The common room is really chill. They let you bring in drinks and food and the wifi is also really good. They also have a game room with a pool table and a fooseball table. The showers are also amazing! The only downside is that its in the red light district which is a very shady area, but the hostel is extremely safe
I had a really good time mostly because of the people I met in my room. Apart from that the staff is nice, and the hostel itself is very clean and nicely kept. I stayed in the Shakespeare room and it was amazing. The beds are very big, there are outlets and lights for each bed. You can even close the curtain around your bed if you want private time. It is also located very near a metro station so getting around is pretty easy.
The location of the hostel is fantastic. It's right below the castle and close to all the plazas. It is very clean and organized. The common room has tons of books and its a very nice place to meet people or just chill out. The staff is very friendly and are always ready to help. There is also free cereal for breakfast and the free wifi is excellent. I will definitely come back! :D
Kabul was a horrible let down. Let me get to the facts. The facilities aren't all that great, you can't rent towels, you only get internet for 20 mins a day. All the other hostels i had stayed at previously had wifi that one could use for free any time. Finally my biggest complaint. The staff is sooo bad. They are all in a bad mood all day. They are not very helpful in suggesting places to go or people to see. It really messes up the experience when the staff act like a bunch of jerks.
I don't know why this hostel has such a low rating. It was very cheap and very clean. Very nice staff was always helpful. It's definitely a very quiet hostel, so if you want to party you should probably head elsewhere. We stayed at this hostel after having stayed at a party hostel for the past 3 nights, and it was a good place to get some rest before heading out again. Definitely recommend this hostel!
Retox is by far the funnest hostel I have ever stayed at..EVER. The staff is young and awesome. They have activities prepared every night. If you want to party in Budapest this is where you have to stay. There is also a bar downstairs, which helps with the pre-partying. The hostel is also in a good location very close to one of the main squares and metro stops. They also sell tickets for different things such as the bath houses or the cave expeditions. BEST HOSTEL EVER!!!
I stayed at the fling pig for Christmas and it was amazing! Very fun atmosphere, the staff is great and always ready to help. The breakfast is also really good. I definitely recommend this hostel to those wanting to have a good time and meet new people. I will definitely be back!
Fantastic Hostel. free wifi, good breakfast, close to metro stop. Clean bathrooms, really enjoyed my stay. Can take a lil while to get to touristy attractions through the metro but its not too bad. Definitely recommend this hostel
Good hostel. It was clean and safe. However there was no kitchen, but there was free wifi!
You have to be out of your dorm at 11AM and the hostel closes from 1PM-3PM which is a huge buzzkill. Apart from that the location is good, and the breakfast costs 3 euros but is actually really good and filling.
This hostel is ran by the sweetest Spanish couple. They are very nice and extremely helpful. This was my second time staying at the hostel and I enjoyed it very much. It's clean, and the breakfast is good. The location is also like a 2 minute walk from the metro, and really close to all the touristy sites.
I like to party. BUT This hostel doesn't have unlimited wifi(20 minutes a day), the itchen is only open 2 hours each day, and you can't store groceries in the fridge. The staff was also extremely unpleasant, and for the price you can stay in way better places. Check out BCN Casanova.
Probably the nicest hostel I have stayed at. Was almost as nice as a hotel, but still met awesome people. Well worth the price. great breakfast, unlimited wifi, cable TV, and the staff was extremely nice and helpful. Specially the guy from Switzerland. I really enjoyed my stay.
Located really close to the city center. The rooms were ridiculously spacious, and the everything was really clean. The staff was also pretty nice. Great place to stay.
If you have wheeled luggage I suggest taking a taxi. To get to the hostel you have to go up a long steep hill made out of cobblestone so it definitely becomes a workout. Location is excelent and the free walking tour of the gypsy caves is awesome! Breakfast. lockers, and linen is not included in the basic dorms. FYI
It\'s about 45 minutes walk from the city center, so when you go out to the bars and stay out late walking is kinda the only option unless you wanna spend $$$ on a cab. The staff is very unapproachable, and look like they hate their job. Map is useless. Also a lot of the lockers don't have keys or locks, so you can't lock up your stuff. Check out downtown hostel