Riad Massin offers the best of two worlds, traditional Riad (a much better job was done renovating the Riad than in many other 'hostel style' riads in Marrekech) and social and easy-going hostel. The staff was always helpful, especially the ladies who offered informal cooking lessons and took us to the local hammam (our best experience on this trip!). The (minor) cons: the breakfast was more expensive and had less choices than many cafes, and not all offered excursions were actually available.
- Avid Traveller
- Couple, 25-30
- (18 reviews)
I almost feel I stayed somewhere else: this was an average hostel, with rude staff (except for one girl, who was lovely, I never even got a 'Hello' back, and my room was right next to reception, awkward), very inconvenient kitchen and no social atmosphere at all. Trouble with airport pick up - no confirmation/response. Most people there seemed to never have stayed in a hostel before, which might explain the raving reviews. The room was great, everything really clean and the wifi signal amazing.
A warm welcome in Sarajevo, in a great location, big rooms and everything you might wish for. The tour is highly recommended, too. The hostel is located on a main street in the city centre, so don't plan on sleeping before 2am - it's quiet inside, but not on the street outside.
A great, clean place in a good location that almost feels more like a homestay than a hostel! Jenny is lovely and goes out of her way to help her guests. While I was there though, nobody ever talked to each other and just kept to themselves, which made the atmosphere really strange - a little TOO quiet for my taste. But then, it depends on the guests.
One of the best hostels I've been to in over 30 countries, at a great price and sparkling clean, too. Lovely decor, all the facilities you could want, great location and atmosphere, whether you are looking for a quiet place, a place to chat or to party! Staff is fantastic, too. I stayed here a few days looking for a room in Belfast and will recommend it to everyone who's visiting.
A beautiful, quiet, homey and sparkling clean place. Unusual for Peru, you can also use the kitchen. Everything is very new and there's every service you could wish for. It's not right in the center but an easy 10-15 minute walk, perfect if you don't want to stay in the touristy core of Arequipa. What really makes the place is Evelyn, who is a truly inspiring young woman who works very hard to take care of her guests and family. I'll be back!
Don't stay here! "Renovated"- maybe 30 years ago. Everything is very old and dingy, leaky bathrooms, toilets wouldn't flush (no toilet paper most of the time, anyway). Night porter just left so people were locked in or out for long stretches of time (no way to escape in an emergency!). Couldn't sleep 2 out of 3 nights as nightclub nearby played loud music until 6am - ruined our stay in Mendoza. No fan/aircon. Staff ignores everything, including complaints ("Pah."), no matter in which language.
I usually shy away from places that people describe as too "cozy", but Hostel Mariposas became my home in Valparaiso for almost 2 weeks. Kent and Carolina are incredibly warm and helpful without ever being too pushy as it can often happen in smaller places. It's located in a real neighbourhood (yet easy enough to get anywhere) and discovering and experiencing these reveals the real charm of this wonderful city. Plus, best Pacific and city views from the roof terraces!
Pro: great location, lots of common space including beautiful patios, good wi-fi throughout. Con: the girl's dorm is claustrophobic and has no windows (less than 10sqm for 4 people) or space to put stuff. No idea how they get the atmosphere rating, least bothered staff I have ever met, and everyone else agreed. Either they are really spaced out or on drugs. I didn't get a "Hi" when checking in, and not even a glance when checking out, in between, they were really weird and intimidating.
Very sweet and helpful (yet shy) staff. Beautiful garden and clean common area. Room was small but ok and clean, which cannot be said about the room's walls which had stuff stuck to them everywhere. Nice neighbourhood with some good restaurants, but not really good for getting anywhere but the airport (it's the opposite direction). Perfect for a stopover or if you need to relax for some time, not more.
Probably the best sleep I've ever had in a hostel dorm! Lovely, helpful but never pushy staff, everything new and squeaky clean throughout, good location and safe area, great wi-fi everywhere. Only cons: the room was really tiny (6 bed girls dorm and with all the bags there was barely space left to move), as was the common area, but I guess that's Singapore! Sure, it's pricy compared to other Asian countries, but amazing value compared to hostels in Europe!
Don't stay here!Didn't expect 5* or western standards as I've stayed in many hostels in this price range all over Asia. 'Artsy' paint tries to cover up that the place is filthy and falling apart. Disgusting bathrooms. Ant problem everywhere. No security-no staff in house after net cafe downstairs closes, but glass shop front where everybody can see the computers. Ignorant staff. No common area, not even drinking water available after shop closes. Harassed by other guests. Rock hard mattress.
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Great room, clean and cozy! It's a lovely hotel/serviced apartment which is great at this price, just don't expect to meet anyone. It's close to the night market and lots of shops. Con: it is far from downtown - the bus to the train station takes about 50 minutes in good traffic, more during rush hour. Instructions are a bit flawed - if you stand in front of the big Mc Donald's, it's the shopping street on the right, not left, and the office is opposite, not next to the launderette.
Probably the best hostel I have stayed at - they have really thought of every little detail you can possibly need/want. Very nice location with lots of shops, quiet yet good social vibe and common area, helpful but not nosy staff (as in most other places in Korea). Only 'minus' is that the rooms are really really small - I had a double room to myself but with two people it would be impossible to move in there.
The staff and guests at Nahbi made me feel incredibly welcome when I my trip to Korea started off on the wrong foot. TJ and his staff are very easy-going but ever so helpful to give people directions or information, and the rooms are great - dorms bright and clean and the privates are the best for the price I have seen in a hostel, or even some more expensive hotels in this part of the world. Good location, nightly party, good common area and free breakfast on top - you couldn't ask for more.
It's a beautiful house and the owners are trying very hard - too hard in my opinion. I felt cornered and had zero privacy. I was constantly asked "What are doing/where are you going?" even if I only went to the bathroom! Some things, such as playing music in the morning to wake people (and keep playing it all day so you are forced to listen), and lock-out during the day are just no-gos. I had booked/paid for 3 nights but left after two - more privacy in a dorm room than their private room!