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Reviews: sokratees9

Location Northern Ireland, Gender Male, Age 36

  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Atlantic City House11, Atlantic City, USA
4.3
28th May 2016

I know America doesn't do many hostels, and often they're not near the standard of most of the rest of the world, but this place was quite a mess. Only one shower, two toilets. The ended up putting someone in our two bed room. And the room literally only had two beds, nothing else, apart from a plug and light switch. No lock either. But it was the only hostel in the centre of town...

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Old Centre Hostel Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
8.9
26th Apr 2015

Very friendly staff who were helpful in many occasions. Good location, near the lake in the old quarter.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Our Melting Pot - El Nido, El Nido, Philippines
7.1
30th Mar 2015

Most cramped hostel I have stayed in. Good place to hangout for expats, but expensive when you consider the other options in town.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Urban Hostel Makati, Manila, Philippines
6.6
28th Mar 2015

No customer comment

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Chan Myaye Guesthouse, Yangon, Myanmar
9.7
11th Feb 2015

Staff were excellent, and allowed us to have a shower in the evening before we got our train out of town, and then a week later, when we were simple in Yangon for a day, let us shower before we went to the airport.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Adelaide Hostel and Hotel, San Francisco, USA
10.0
18th May 2013

Had a great time here, one of the best hostels I've stayed in, and I've had lots of experience. We were three booked in for a 4-person dorm, but the owners were able to put us in a three person room when we arrived (they must of had a cancellation). Lovely kitchen and sitting room areas to relax for a couple of hours. And everything else was as fine as you would expect.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel 104, New York, USA
7.0
30th Mar 2011

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Old Town Hostel, Tbilisi, Georgia
10.0
12th Jan 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Old Town Hostel in Tbilisi, and the owner Giorgi.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
5.7
14th Dec 2010

Like other reviews said, the staff were really awful, not a smile out of any of them. Breakfast was meant to be available until 9:30, but they had already started clearing up before 9:20, and wouldn't give us any. Not worth staying at.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Unforgettable Nights, Budapest, Hungary
10.0
10th Dec 2010

This place has a lot of potential (it's quite new), and we really enjoyed our time there. The staff were very nice and friendly, and gave us loads of useful information and recommendations. They are adding things all the time (while we were there a new kitchen was being put in). Breakfast was also included.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Planet Paprika Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
9.3
3rd Dec 2010

Very friendly and helpful staff, in a good location.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
5.7
18th Oct 2010

Very average hostel. One member of staff was a particularly difficult person. During low season he locks all bathrooms bar one in order to, quoting his words, "reduce my workload". This is not the way to do business.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Diep Anh Guesthouse, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
8.3
9th Sep 2010

Solid hostel. No wi-fi in rooms from the third floor up, but they can provide you with a cable to plug in. Owners were nice and friendly, and gave a quick intro into what to see in the city and surrounding. They made me move room to another hostel around the corner for the last night, which was a bit annoying, and with no discount for my trouble.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Royal Inn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
8.0
7th Sep 2010

Not really a back-packers place, but was good in general. Good wi-fi throughout the place, but the staff were not useful for getting around and doing things, as their English was limited.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Rosy Guest House, Siem Reap, Cambodia
7.7
5th Sep 2010

Was a good place, but didn't quite live up to the hype that others placed on it. Pool table and reliable wi-fi throughout was a big positive though.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Lub d Bangkok Siam, Bangkok, Thailand
9.7
24th Aug 2010

Loved the place, great design, and everything is done so well. Staff are friendly and helpful. Also (and it feels weird to be saying this), the soap smells awesome... Attention to detail is second to none.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Luang Prabang Backpackers Hostel, Luang Prabang, Laos
9.0
13th Aug 2010

Nice place, Shampoo, the owner is a lively bloke.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
9.7
3rd Aug 2010

Great place to stay, the owners are really nice, and you can get a free night if you beat Dave at pool. I didn't, and had to buy him a beer. Rent the electric bikes to get around town, it was great fun.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Long May Youth Hotel, Kunming, China
8.7
1st Aug 2010

As mentioned before, the staff don't speak much English, but that wasn't too big a problem. The rooms are small, but very well laid out, with everything you might need. Very clean.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Coasthouse Hostel, Xiamen, China
8.0
27th Jun 2010

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Golden Gobi, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
6.3
16th May 2010

A potentially great hostel undermined by a money-grabbing owner and disrespectful, "foreigners are rich but stupid" attitude. Expect indifference from the staff if you don't join their organised tours.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
GBT-Hostel, Ulan Ude, Russia
8.0
12th May 2010

It is very clean and the staff very friendly. Thanks to Milla intervening on our part we got to secure our tickets out of Russia just in time, before the train sold out and our visa expired!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Irkutsk Downtown Hostel, Irkutsk, Russia
9.7
8th May 2010

Good place, enjoyed my time here, and the staff were very friendly

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Meeting Point, Yekaterinburg, Russia
6.3
30th Apr 2010

This place is not a youth hostel, but a Soviet-era private apartment (including the bathroom) doubling as a Y.H. A stay may itself qualify as a unique tourist attraction for exotic value . But don't touch the electrical appliances unless necessary: My husband nearly got electrocuted by a wall light in the bedroom!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Godzillas Suzdal, Suzdal, Russia
8.3
25th Apr 2010

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sokratees9
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Globetrotter
Atmo Hostel, St Petersburg, Russia
8.7
17th Apr 2010

New hostel, was difficult to find, pointed it out to the people who run it and they said it is because they are new, and have put up a sticker on the outside door for it, but the street cleaners in Russia keep peeling it off. They have to go through some more red tape (typical Russia) to get a proper plastic sign put up. Staff were very friendly.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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