Reviews: Anonymous

Location: England, Gender: Male, Age: 23

Ekeko Hostel

Lima, Peru
86%

Very good hostel, simple and does the job well for those arriving or leaving this 1-night-stop city. Staff operate shifts so desk is always manned and are VERY helpful and friendly, they will help you with anything, even locating 5 bookstores with top accuracy for us. The breakfast is simple but ample, and there is plenty of space to relax - The hostel never felt crowded and during the day was quiet. Rooms and bathrooms clean. I would stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • 7th Sep 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


7 Duendes

Salta, Argentina
71%

This hostel is very welcoming, well located and does all the jobs of a basic hostel. It is clean, but overall simple and basic. The staff speak very limited English but everyone can get by. The semi-garden setting is pleasant and we were not cold at night, and the location so close to the bus terminal is convenient. It is perfectly adequate and I would stay here again, but I do think an overall rating of 82% (At time of booking) was a little generous.

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Mendoza Backpackers

Mendoza, Argentina
83%

A very simple hostel and good value. Well positioned not too far from the bus station. Staff very helpful and place clean. It is old and has character, and this can sometimes extend to basic showers and a very simple kitchen. The plumbing needs maintenance. In reality Mendoza is cheap and it's activities take you out of town often. This is a good hostel and I would stay here again.

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)

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Milhouse Hipo

Buenos Aires, Argentina
97%

Party aspects aside, this is a very efficiently run hostel with excellent and fluent staff. The pleasure of being based in a grand old colonial house only adds to the grandeur of a well-positioned hostel. Great facilities, good bar and food too. Evening and daytime events (If you want it) are easy to organise and good fun. Though it's a party hostel the rooms are far away from the loud lobby so it caters well to all. I would stay here again.

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Hostel Arrabal

Buenos Aires, Argentina
86%

Good location in San Telmo district, just off Av.9th July. Staff very informative an helpful with great English spoken. Security good. Rooms basic but clean. Couldn't open any window for ventilation which made room a little 'musty' to say the least! Bathrooms and toilets clean though cumbersome design, one wrong move and you'll get clothes wet! Big amount of comfy social space downstairs. Breakfast very basic. It's not the loudest or most in-your-face hostel but it suits most characters and I wo

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Marcopolo Inn Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
74%

Ideal for one or two nights. VERY convenient and helpful location, Puerta Iguacu is not a town you want to have to wonder around once you've finally arrived. Rooms clean, everything worked, beds comfy. Service helpful with good English. Breakfast very basic, you certainly can't take some for lunch! Wifi doesn't work for iPhones/iPods. Good value for one or two nights.

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Barra Beach Club Oceanfront Hostel

Florianopolis, Brazil
94%

Deservedly one of the best. Very helpful, friendly and funny staff who speak fluent English. Special thanks to Joana and Gabriel! Rooms so spacious, cleaned properly daily, and spaced generously apart in separate huts. Dorms well designed with sinks outside bathrooms and person power sockets for examples. It's the small things! Minus marks on security as our dormitory door would not lock, and though attempts were made this was never fully resolved

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Peking Yard Hostel

Beijing, China
83%

This hostel is close to becoming Beijing's best, and with a few tweaks should be a firm favourite for travellers of all types and ages. The central communal area is fantastic and feels more like a plant nursery than a hostel. The sofas are comfy, next to radiators and books it genuinely feels like a living room. Outdoor spaces are just as cool, especially the terrace with cafe tables, though with the heat and pollution of Beijing these are seldom used. The staff are really helpful and friendly,

  • 22nd May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


57%

Choose wisely in Pingyao, I think there are better options than Harmony. The two inner courtyards are very nice, but all hotels/hostels in Pingyao have this. Harmony's are fitted with narrow and very uncomfortable wooden benches. I went to order food but the girl seemed so frustrated to have to move from the TV sofa I didn't bother. My check-in procedure was a mess: I tried to be helpful by printing a confirmation of my booking but the first girl couldn't understand that I had already paid a dep

  • 20th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


The Loft Design Hostel

Chengdu, China
89%

Very trendy and interesting hostel with retro fittings and a very good courtyard space. Staff very friendly and helpful, rooms clean and so forth. Bathrooms awkwardly away from downstairs rooms requiring a quick semi-naked dash through the communal chill out area. No signs reminding loud Chinese to keep quiet/out of areas near the bedrooms at night. Thought coffee was very good but food totally overpriced and poor. Real disappointment. 'Risotto' was basically fried rice, whilst 'muesli, fruit, y

  • 12th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Teddy Bear Hotel

Mt.Emei, China
74%

Ideal for all kinds of travellers basing themselves before & after Emei Shan. Very good location right next to bus stop. It's not as good as it thinks it is: The staff at the front desk speak poor English (Not usually a complaint but the hostel explicit ally prides itself on this) and are clearly exhausted with having to provide the same old advice about approaches to climbing the mountain. It would be a good idea for all the (Very good) information posted on walls in the dark hallway to be move

  • 9th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


94%

It's a really good idea to stay outside of the old city, thus to avoid squeezing down the streets with a backpack, and this hostel is ideal. Very big and spacious, built around an inner courtyard with a really smart communal area inside. American VPN, satellite TV (Wonderful soft piano music played in the evenings...) and big Western/Chinese menu. Beds very soft and rooms clean. Male in charge VERY helpful and friendly. Biggest complaint is in directions. No Chinese letters are listed on Hostel

  • 5th May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


94%

In terms of all-round facilities and services the Jade Emu is one of the best hostels I have stayed. The attention to detail is very good, from the deliberate separation of communal social spaces, to the locker design, the PC set-up, the multi-router WiFi structure and the helpful and highly professional (Smart casual dress) staff at the front desk. The tours (If you are interested), the maps, the pieces of advice dotted around the place - It all adds up to a wholesome and easy place to be based

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Rainbow Lodge HK

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
80%

Good value hostel and thankfully away from the Chunking Mansions mafia across the road. Good social space, fast wifi and entire place was very clean. Main frustration was having to walk through the main social group area to go the shower/toilet, though ultimately this can't be helped. Biggest complaint is the lack of swing/auto-shutting doors on the room doors. Doors would casually be left open and so the air-con wouldn't work properly, also a security risk. Needs to be sorted.

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


TR3ATS Guest House

Cebu, Philippines
80%

Very clean, well run and simple hostel. Run more like a hotel really, lots of branding. You could be anywhere in the world. Location average, I ended up relying on taxis to get downtown. I would (am) staying here again as the staff are very friendly and helpful, air con is on all day and it's clean and well kept. Ideal for 1-2 nights pit stop in Cebu. Would recommend it to others.

  • 5th Apr 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
89%

Stayed here for three nights and stayed at a later date again before leaving KK. Does the job very well. Clean, spacious, air-con is always on and breakfast very simple (bread and spreads) but plenty to go around. Wifi all over and worked all the time. Staff seem a little withdrawn, muted and slow but ran the place smoothly. Good location too, would recommend it.

  • 22nd Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Townhouse Hotel

Manila, Philippines
77%

Very appropriate as a one-night stop located close to the airport. That is why you will want to stay here: Location. The service is friendly, a comprehensive kitchen/bar offering and plenty of chilled space. The WiFi in the lobby was fast even when 10+ were loading it, and having come from the Islands this was a treat. Plenty of interesting books to read to pass the time, you won't want to venture out at night. Room was small and stuffy, not really for 4 adults but it doesn't matter because you

  • 21st Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


OMG House

Puerto Princesa City, Philippines
89%

Really enjoyed my stay at OMG. The staff on the front desk were very helpful, friendly and honest with respect to booking tours and onward travel. They were very obliging in sorting a trip to the Underground river for me, at the last minute! Great chilled out music played out across the bench chill-out area. I felt the design and layout of the hote shouldn't work - but somehow it did. One lock on one bathroom was broken so the other one got a bit wrecked, but GREAT location in the central strip.

  • 6th Mar 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Red Carabao Community

Manila, Philippines
69%

I left Red Carabao after two nights stay with mixed feelings. Good points: Clean, well-equipped, good chillout areas, free wifi, information and advice everywhere and air conditioning. Drawbacks: I found security frustrating. Ringing a bell for the cleaner to look out the window and then have to come down. Get a keypad and issue a new code every day! I didn't find the location a problem but can see how some might.

  • 24th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


YHA Napier

Napier, New Zealand
100%

One of the most efficiently run hostels I have stayed in, and organised by a devoted and hard-working team with an almost family-feel. The kitchen is VERY clean and there are always people about tidying and cleaning. The outdoor area is great and good for getting people together. Place has real character and little touches like Marcus offering to get us a wine glass one evening. I would stay here again and recommend others do the same.

  • 20th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Stafford Gables Hostel

Dunedin, New Zealand
83%

I thought this hostel was great value for money. Possibly the cheapest in Dunedin and good location, clean and well equipped. Good character too and plenty of hang-out rooms so never feels too busy. A kitchen is only ever as clean as the people who use it, keep it. I would stay here again and recommend others to do the same.

  • 16th Feb 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Iwiheke Backpackers / A-Plus Lodge

Turangi, New Zealand
80%

What a wonderful place. On arrival, and initially, it seems nothing special - your usual 'bread-and-butter' hostel, but we got great vibes here and all credit goes to the owners, especially Ian who are such friendly, open and interesting people. They are so helpful when it came to trekking advice and as a result our walk around the Northern Circuit was made much better. Fair play to owners keeping PRICES DOWN. Furthermore there's plenty of space, a good Internet deal ($5 unlimited) and GREAT sho

  • 28th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Rainbow Lodge Backpackers

Taupo, New Zealand
80%

What a wonderful place. On arrival, and initially, it seems nothing special - your usual 'bread-and-butter' hostel, but we got great vibes here and all credit goes to the owners, especially Ian who are such friendly, open and interesting people. They are so helpful when it came to trekking advice and as a result our walk around the Northern Circuit was made much better. Fair play to owners keeping PRICES DOWN. Furthermore there's plenty of space, a good Internet deal ($5 unlimited) and GREAT sho

  • 27th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

Rotorua, New Zealand
83%

Great place, would stay here again. Hostel is really well designed with good outdoor space and indoor area for socialising. Kitchen seemed to overflow a bit too much into seating area (especially noise) but somehow it worked and really appreciated the extra fridge. KAT on the front desk was fantastic with all advice and problems and made the stay a real joy - full marks to her. Good location too.

  • 25th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers

Auckland, New Zealand
83%

A simple but effective hostel in a great central location. Staff were helpful, hostel was clean throughout. Smoking shelter and outside area with a lively crowd is particularly good for socialising, though I feel the hostel would struggle for atmosphere in bad weather. If you're only staying in Auckland for a night or two (Which you should be) then this is ideal.

  • 17th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Flinders Station Backpackers

Melbourne, Australia
83%

This hostel wins with it's great location in centre of Melbourne and close to Flinders station. Though some seem frustrated with the keycard system it ensures effective security (Though one to enter the bathrooms seemed a little OTT). The lifts are slow but use the stairs, the kitchen area is spacious and there is a good socialising space which is well divided. Excellent walk-in fridge and I really appreciated the simple free breakfast. Feel Internet could be cheaper as computer stations were ne

  • 12th Jan 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (33 reviews)


Travellers Inn

Singapore, Singapore
90%

Daniel and Jenny, the couple who run the hostel are very friendly, open and honest. Hardworking, their hostel is run efficiently. Great location, short walk from Lavender MRT Station which takes you to central Singapore/MBS within minutes. Little India and the Muslim Quarter are in walking distance too. The cost of laundry (S$12) was a bit of a shock to the system, and I mentioned to Daniel the need for a TV aerial in the lobby, but their friendly help and ideas for attractions are first class.

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Hi.. Thanks for the lovely comments. 1st, the laundry includes drying service and your clothes are neatly folded, packed and placed on your bed while you go for your day activities instead of having to spend time awaiting for your laundry to be done... 2ndly, as we explained, to fix up a tv aerial is very costly (thousand of SGD) for us especially for a new beginner like us... We therefore, place DVDs and allowed guests to play their own DVDs whenever they wish as long as they do not distrub other guests during the late nights. We appreciate your sharing and we wish you all the best in your studies....

NapPark Hostel at Khao San

Bangkok, Thailand
93%

Why would anyone go to Lub*d? The best hostel I have ever stayed in. Clean, modern, flash and secure. The best location around the corner from Th Khao San. Worth paying "a few extra quid" for.


A Little Bird Guesthouse

Chiang Mai, Thailand
87%

Great hostel with character, energy, and fun. The rooms are bright, clean (Though the usual Asian-Ant problem) and my dorms was spacious. Staff are quiet and don't say much, shrugged their shoulders a few times if you asked a question. Loads of places to lie down and chat and great for meeting people. Brilliant location.


Luang Prabang Backpackers Hostel

Luang Prabang, Laos
70%

Shampoo, absolutely brilliant guy who used to be a monk. Great English, and great tour. The hostel unfortunately is not so good. The showers are outside and downstairs so to get to them you must walk through reception and out the front door. You have to stand on pebbles in the shower! Finally the price. Shampoo is still getting Air-Con sorted, and until he does 40,000kip a night is overpriced. The next morning I checked out and found a dorm for 30,000kip with air-con and en suite.


Van Siyoeun Villa

Siem Reap, Cambodia
87%

A very nice clean, well managed, and suitably located Guesthouse. A 15 minute walk from the center (10 if you pick up your feet a bit) and the two owners are very knowledgeable and helpful. The place seemed a little quiet, and at times I felt like I was the only person around, but admittedly it was low season so maybe this was an effect.


Hue Backpackers Hostel

Hue, Vietnam
90%

A really nice, laid back hostel. The happy hour is brilliant and it's so great to meet and talk to people. For those who want some peace the terraces on each floor are brilliant to lay back and read. The staff speak very good English and are very helpful for onward travel and accommodation. Our bathroom (in a dorm) could be cleaner but I've stayed in far worse. Book it now.


Little Hanoi Hostel

Hanoi, Vietnam
93%

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Particular mention goes to Kim at reception for her help with tours and bookings. She was open and honest with her advice. Clean, good value, secure and a good location in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. The character of the hostel was brilliant, a lot of backpackers, as well as ordinary people on vacation stopping by.