Reviews: DaCarsonator

Location: USA, Gender: Male, Age: 26

Alexandrie-Montréal

Montreal, Canada
89%

Very fascinating atmosphere. The only place where you'll see people playing beer pong, next to people playing Magic: the Gathering, next to people playing chess. Poor location is made up by a surprisingly comfortable night's sleep. The staff is solid and will help you with whatever you need. In addition, they also have something I've rarely seen in hostel staffs: patience. Really taking the time to explain things that are unclear. Impressed.


83%

Solid hostel with interesting people of all walks of life. Staff is a little stuck up in their nose-raised kind of way, but I don't assume that's going to be much better at another hostel in Quebec City. Nice little book exchange. Internet is a little in and out. Location is fantastic and at the end of the day that's what I solve for first.


97%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in, the beds are incredibly comfortable. Would love to have stayed here after a long flight. They have a shelf for the top bunks and chargers within lockers! Great atmosphere, lots of fun people to meet. In fact, everyone I met was really cool. Only complaint is that the staff are unreasonable slow at their jobs, but hey, I guess it's South America. Internet is a little slow, but on pace with SAmerica as well. Loved the upstairs area and coordinated events.


66%

I feel diametrically opposed about this hostel. Great security, staff, and value for money. Terrible cleanliness, atmosphere, and facilities. I was put in the downstairs room by the front and it was horrible. Two long-termers never even said, "hi" to me despite me staying 3 nights and greeting them. The room smelled damp and moist. Was bitten by mosquitoes. The bathroom was open top, you could hear people pee all hours of the night. That being said, really helpful staff and it was cheap.


The Trip Hostel

Punta del Este, Uruguay
80%

Great hostel manager and staff. A couple of long-termers who are actually quite welcoming. The location of this hostel is fantastic, close to both the fingers beach as well as the main beach and casino. The security is a bit lax, but then again, how dangerous is Punta del Este? People walk home at 2 am with casino winnings. Cleanliness is something that needs to be worked on and the facilities are rudimentary. Upstairs has triple height bunks, which is the first I've seen. Fantastic atmosphere.


America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina
86%

Very safe hostel that's clean and has good facilities. Great if you are tired from a long trip and just want to rest up. If I may add one minor suggestion: please put in a shelf for those in the top bunk. It's a mess trying to place your phone, water, etc. up there while sleeping. Atmosphere is subpar and staff while good are quite slow at their jobs. Location is far from La Palermo.


Wild Rover Backpackers

La Paz, Bolivia
94%

Really nice hostel, probably the best option in La Paz. Has its own internal bars which are great for a safe night of drinking in. I booked my Death Road bike ride with them and it worked out quite well with Altitude Biking (I lived!). I was luckily placed in the fourth floor room which is quiet, airy, and features no bunk beds. If you have a group of four, this is certainly the room to elect for. Also, lots of Brits in this hostel, which is always nice.


Sumanjay Homestay

Bangalore, India
91%

No customer comment


Thomasinn

Cochin, India
94%

No customer comment


Sagar Guest House

Varanasi, India
100%

For $4 a night, you're not going to get a better deal. Very friendly family. If you enjoy authenticity and culture, spend hours talking to the owner and his family. They'll give you real insights into the city of Varanasi and the people of India.


Sant Jordi Alberg

Barcelona, Spain
83%

Great staff! Very helpful.


Amber Tree Lodge Backpackers

Cape Town, South Africa
100%

It's very rare that I give a hostel 100%. This place deserves it. Wayne, the manager, was absolutely fantastic. He gives very good recommendations and directions. The hostel location is solid and the atmosphere is very positive. Has good internet and good food in the surrounding area. Try Knead for a nice thin-crust wood fired pizza. Beds were comfortable and showers were clean. All in all, a great hostel.


Jollyboys Backpackers

Livingstone, Zambia
46%

The staff are so incredibly bad at their jobs it's amazing. Having now stayed at nearly 30 hostels around the world, I can unquestionably say that this is the worst experience dealing with hostel personnel I have ever encountered. Do NOT stay here if you want to keep your sanity.


Bobs Bunkhouse

Johannesburg, South Africa
86%

This is a little hostel owned by Bob and Joan. They are both very helpful and the hostel has a very homey atmosphere.


Promised Land Lodge

Zanzibar, Tanzania
94%

Great place to stay if you want to absolutely relax and get away. Shebbi, Anu, etc. were all very kind. Everything I asked for, they did all they could to help me out with. The food was excellent and I got to go out and hunt for Octopus for free. They also offer free guided trips to town and the local caves. Most importantly, while you're at this hostel, none of the annoying touts that pervade the rest of Zanzibar will bother you. You will be in complete serenity with the other guests.


89%

Staff was really helpful in securing a taxi in the morning. People were chilled out. Great place, probably the best in Arusha.


Jacaranda B&B

Moshi, Tanzania
77%

Pretty good hostel. A wee bit expensive is all.


Lub d Bangkok Siam Square

Bangkok, Thailand
100%

Best hostel out there. Staff like Patrick make it amazing.


Lazy House

Koh Phangan, Thailand
63%

No customer comment


Lub d Bangkok Siam Square

Bangkok, Thailand
100%

I don't think I've ever given a hostel 100% before, but this one gets it. Can't really complain about anything besides Bangkok's ridiculous heat and humidity. Talk to the staff, they're awesome.


Home at The Mansion

Melbourne, Australia
89%

The blonde girl from California who works at the front desk is one of the most helpful people I've ever met in terms of hostel staff. A+. Great showers, generally good character/atmosphere. Very clean, nice facilities. Drinking games were played downstairs at this hostel and the hostel has a playstation or some sort of video game system w/ FIFA. That's just win. Only complaints were the 10 am check-out time and the very poor security for holding your luggage.


63%

This hostel was really budget. As in only stay here if you're really in a pinch or need to catch up on a few hours of sleep before your next flight. I cut this hostel some slack as far as location: you'll probably struggle to find a better located place for this price. Clealiness and facilities are absolutely horrible. Character/Atmosphere seemed ok, but no one really said hi to me my entire time there, which is abnormal for hostels.


Foley Towers

Christchurch, New Zealand
83%

No customer comment


Bamber House

Auckland, New Zealand
89%

No customer comment


46%

Way too far from the center of San Fermin.

  • 8th Jul 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (25 reviews)