I find that I very rarely give a hostel 100% in a review anymore (although 97% aplenty). This place has earned it for the nicest front desk girl with a staff that provides the first service I've received in all of Greece, a cute little terrace, located in the heart of old town with a great restaurant nearby, solid Internet connection, friendly residents, en suite kitchen!, air conditioning, great windows and balconies, upper bunk ledge and charger, mirrors, en suite bathrooms. Perfect, 100%.
Great hostel if you're into chilling out hy the pool and meeting people at a good price. Pretty much most vacationers to Santorini in this age bracket I feel. Just be careful to insist on a much earlier airport transfer time than they recommend as we're prerry sure a few folks missed their flight. Could use better Internet.
Good hotel to relax in. Nice rooms with decent beds and a very relaxing feel. Two knocks--in port and not in the city (understandable, easy to take the bus) and terrible Internet reach forces everyone to go downstairs.
Bare bones hostel, but good Internet and meets your basic needs. Would be a good spot to stay if price is your primary concern.
This hostel is very rare--it does some things well and other things like a train wreck I've never seen before. Good--great location, walking tour, and atmosphere--friendly people, terrace, Bad--choppy Internet only available downstairs, loud obnoxious groups (thx busabout), Ugly--the longest checkin of any hostel I've ever stayed in (1 hr long lines and this happens consistently), impossible to get help from reception due to lines, no service attitude to speak of, poor management (ok staff)
The Croatian guy who checked me in late at night was hilarious. A very intuitive hostel, things are basically where they're supposed to be with limited surprises. My room Def had a great atmosphere going, while the building had lots of families staying there too. Take note other hostels, this is how you set it up such that families can get their rest and the young folks can have their fun. Good hostel, shame I couldn't stay longer. Hard to get internet in rooms though.
Cancelled my reservation with only a few days to spare via e-mail. Explanation: overbooking. Have not received any recompensation for deposit. Would love to rate better, but can only assume the worst.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Location is solid, but an be challenging to find parking. The Internet is bit slow and the showers need an upgrade (in terms of hot water, consistency, flooding, etc.). All in all decent hostel that provides towels.
We arrived late at night and they took care of everything. Some of the nicest rooms I've seen in a while. Only a few minor downsides, atmosphere was a little hard to achieve given that many people were families and Internet did not work well in the rooms only in the lobby. These are small gripes as the security, location, and quality were all top notch.
Terrible hostel for two reasons: 1. The girl staff member is awful and I heard so from multiple other guests as well. An attitude and attempts to help you with nothing. 2. Hostel totally nickel-and-dimes you every step of the way. 3 Francs for sheets?! Explanation was that some ppl come w sheets and it costs that much to wash--um no, extremely few travelers allocate space for sheets and you can wash 25 sheets for 3 francs. This is just a way to make money off your guests. Nice terrace.
Great hostel, came in late and was taken care of by staff. Parking available down street. Restroom lights go off too quickly and lacks common room atmisphere but I'm really nitpicking here. Good location, security, Internet, etc.
Good hostel, but only by Parisian standards. Lots of points of feedback. Staff is way too arrogant--I understand this is Paris, but this is a service industry geared to foreigners. One desk member's English was poor, but kept assuming she knew what I wanted before I could tell her. Cleaning woman yells at guests to leave when it's not their checkout day. Directions to hostel are misleading--not walkable with luggage. Basically they have a very typical closed-minded ParisIan approach.
I don't think Finland gets the hostel concept--traveling Finns do but the country does not. Enjoy not speaking to anyone in this hostel with non-existent atmosphere. Only redeeming quality is good Internet.
Best hostel for musicians ever--piano, guitars, accordions, stage equipment, etc. Decent wifi in dorms. Great atmosphere. Shut down by staff way too early.
This is a party-ers party hostel. A shot as you walk in, it's well-located in the old town. I was very close to giving this place 100% when I first walked in--the beds looked so comfortable on frames that don't shake or creak at all. In addition there's a curtain for a wonderful night's sleep. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to really strong detergent and that's what they used (only happened one other time in 40+ hostels). In addition, wifi was terrible in rooms. Great ppl, competitive foosball.
The best hostel for musicians that I've ever seen--piano, guitars, tambourines, accordions, stage equipment, etc. Also, would have an incredible top-notch atmosphere if the staff didn't shut things down at midnight. I mean, come on, midnight? This is a hostel and we don't want to play in then D-league. Well located and good wifi to boot. Like the lockers. Staff sometimes gives off attitude which isn't appreciated. Do your job with a smile!
Incredible staff--both of the girls were awesome at giving a good primer for Warsaw as well as answering all questions. Wifi was atrocious in the dorms and essentially unworkable. Location awesome with great food recommendations. Atmosphere was terrible--one person said hi in 3 days. Groups hung out by themselves. They have a guitar in the back room. All in all a solid hostel.
Good hostel. Staff has good attitude and very patient at explaining things such as Palio. Only knock is that it's located way too far from the center of town or any part of the town.
Beds were quite comfortable, but wifi internet was terrible. Location is quite a walk from a random metro stop not near the city center. Most disappointing was being housed in an entire separate location 50 meters from the actual hostel and where everything was happening. Also, groups of girls coming in at 2 am and turning on the light is unacceptable. I wasn't asleep, but other people were. Please just make the beds for us so they don't have to go through the process of doing so. Fix the WIFI.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Male, 25-30
- (44 reviews)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great staff! Very helpful.
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.
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.
This is a little hostel owned by Bob and Joan. They are both very helpful and the hostel has a very homey atmosphere.
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.
Staff was really helpful in securing a taxi in the morning. People were chilled out. Great place, probably the best in Arusha.
Pretty good hostel. A wee bit expensive is all.
Best hostel out there. Staff like Patrick make it amazing.
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.
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.
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.
Way too far from the center of San Fermin.
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (44 reviews)