Pretty basic hostel, but can be a good vibe depending on who's in. Always a lot of people around (friends of staff etc.), so a bit of a weird vibe. Pretty basic facilities (no shower heads or hot water, booked AC room but given room with fan only...) but was sufficient. In summary, my stay was fine, but I might try my luck elsewhere next time I'm in Cartagena.
Great experience at Sunflower. Easy walk or bus into the centre, close to restaurant and bar options. Clean rooms, good wifi. Staff were excellent, helping me find another place to stay when I got sick and needed somewhere to rest up for a few days. Would definitely recommend.
Mega-hostel, but a good one, with all expected amenities and some cool common areas. Definitely in the heart of the red-light zone, but really handy to the main train station.
Mega hostel, lacking charm. Good for large groups. Easy location with all expected amenities.
Great experience here. Feels like staying at a friend's house with a bunch of other people rather than in a hostel. Joe the manager was a helpful and friendly guy, and everything you wanted was there including a bunch of movies, fresh bread at breakfast. Would definitely recommend to others visiting.
Has to be the best value for money hostel in central London. No common area, but guests are welcome to hang out no worries in the pub downstairs. Good facilities, and easy access to Clapham Junction. Would definitely be my pick on return visits to London.
Pretty standard mega-hostel. Everything worked as expected, staff were efficient. Great location in a very small and walkable Galway.
Above a pub, but a pretty quiet one and an easy work to the tube and some good bus lines, however might recommend a more central location for first-timers to London. Run by very friendly and helpful folk. No lockers in room (only additional small ones for rent downstairs in the pub), and a bit run-down, but not a bad option.
Mega-hostel, but well run and organised. Wifi does not work in rooms, and it's a short but uphill walk to town, but otherwise very happy with the experience.
Good hostel, a little sterile, but providing everything that is required. Common areas completely shut down after 11pm, which is the only niggle in an otherwise good experience.
In the process of some renovations, but in a cool old building in a pretty easy location. Good facilities, but lacking lockers in the dorm rooms.
Overall impression was just that the whole place was a little disorganised. Friendly enough people, but had a few issues - had continual problems with wifi, always took about 15 minutes trying until my computer would finally connect, there were 12 beds in the dorm but only 10 lockers, and the electronic showers just didn't work one day. Still, this is in a very easy location near the train station, and there is a very chilled-out vibe, so I hope they can work out the niggles.
Two small concerns - wifi doesn't work in the rooms, and no lockers as of yet, but this is a new hostel that is definitely aiming to please, so I'm sure they will get onto these soon. The most spacious dorm I've ever stayed in, clean, professional, and in a quiet part of town that is easily walkable to everything. Would definitely stay again if returning to Haarlem.
Rooms were modern like a hotel. Lacks any real common areas to relax, so meeting other travelers is limited to those in your rooms, probably suits groups better than individuals. Other main problem was the electronic lockers in the room, which I has continual troubles with trying to lock, and can be obnoxiously loud when opening and closing if people are sleeping. I would suggest going back to standard lockers with padlocks.
Friendly staff, and a pretty good location if you don't want to be right in the Old Town, certainly some interesting places to see out that way. Had some problems with the wifi, and rooms lacked lockers, but no problems otherwise.
Great location and easy to find. Helpful staff and good wifi. Could definitely use AC for those hot summer nights (fan just didn't cut it), but other than that no complaints!
In a fairly good spot in Belgrade, with good facilities (internet, hot water, kitchen etc.), and staff willing to help out with questions. Seems popular with groups, so convivial atmosphere was a bit lacking, and the dorm room itself was a bit disorganised but that may have just been the time I was there and the random roommates I drew. Groups also appeared to be split across different rooms which could be improved to reduce disturbances across rooms with night returns etc.
Pleasant stay, friendly and helpful owner, easy location within walking distance of everything you need.
Indeed, not exactly well signposted, and the manager is around sporadically rather than there all the time. Still, it appears that he tries to meet most people as they arrive at the bus station (walk towards town and take the first left, it's on that street, above a small supermarket if he doesn't meet you). Room was basic but clean, with good AC, internet that worked most of the time, and the manager is friendly and helpful when there.
Very much like staying at your grandparents house. Owners are a nice older couple, and location is close enough to the bus and ferry station to make it an OK stopover choice, but would most likely only suit older couples for longer stays. No wi-fi.
- New Zealand
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (69 reviews)
Unbeatable location, right on the outside of the Old Town so you get the proximity without the hordes of people. Great manager, very friendly and willing to help. Views are fantastic and very close to bakery, supermarket, laundry, beaches. We had one night in the one-bedroom apartment and had some troubles with wifi connectivity, but none once we moved to the studio, which had even better views. Would definitely stay again!
- New Zealand
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (69 reviews)
Solid hostel. Clean, good rooms, good facilities. Would return.
Solid hostel. Good-sized, clean rooms, good bathrooms, handy to the train station and all attractions. Only niggle was the cumbersome wi-fi process which means you have to log-in every time, but no complaints otherwise, would happily stay again!
Great location, friendly staff, nice place that is basic but with plenty of charm. Would definitely recommend.
A good cheap choice in Jaipur. Staff were friendly and helpful (even being able to track down a missing item from the laundry), internet was good (although only worked at the front). Only real issue we had was our room had no ventilation and as such felt damp, I imagine the more expensive rooms nearer the front don't have this problem. Oh, and all rooms are 'doubles', not 'twins'. Perfectly fine for a few days stay though :) Would recommend.
Pretty standard hostel experience. In a good part of town, good price, good facilities. Rooms a bit on the small side, especially once you take into account backpacks, and AC doesn't turn on until the evenings, but other than that, no real complaints.
Really helpful and friendly staff that helped with receiving a package for us before we arrived. Eager to help with advice, and upgraded us to a nicer room once it became available after our first night. It's a little bit far away from things, not many restaurants etc. just around, but pretty easy taxi ride away. Would recommend :)
Overall, a good experience - good location, good organisation of sandboard tour, rooms sufficient, pretty good food at the bar. Overshadowed a bit by some creepy staff members - my (female) friend arrived a day before me and reported some over-forwardness of the older male staff - just something to watch out for for young female solo travelers maybe - otherwise a good Huacachina experience.
Good hostel option, about 8 blocks from the main square, but very walkable. Good showers, good internet, good breakfast. Our room (Milan) backed onto the common area so could get a bit loud, but that was only a minor concern. Would happily return.
Solid hotel-like option right in the mix of things in La Paz. Try to nab a room on floor 3 or 4, worth the stair climb for the view. Not really like a hostel, so not the place to meet a whole lot of people, but a great option for couples/groups. Would happily return.
Couldn't be happier with our choice of hostel in Cusco. Eduardo runs a great hostel - clean, quirky, great vibe, good breakfasts, hot showers, fast internet, friendly and helpful staff! Extended our stay and returned following the Inca Trail. Vibe is more couples/pairs of travelers, so may not recommend to solo travelers if you're looking for a party hostel, but a good atmosphere among those staying there. Would happily and readily recommend to others :)
Great place to stay in Samaipata. Clean, large rooms and a great space to unwind. The kitchen is phenomenal, breakfasts (the ones you pay extra for) are huge, and make sure you have at least one dinner there. Friendly and helpful staff, although some mixed information regarding transport options, make sure you check with a few staff! Great place, would happily return :)
Great little hostel and well worth a stay - we ended up extending for another day there. Great staff, nice and clean rooms, good atmosphere, especially with dinner and music in the evenings. Would recommend to all.
OK option for a few days but a few things that could be improved - bathrooms had showers over toilets so were often all wet, bread at breakfast was stale, our room had no fan and was hot and stuffy. Very friendly and helpful staff (although tours may be cheaper in town) and a good vibe. OK for a few days.
Good solid option for a few days staying at Iguazu. No complaints.
One of the best run hostels I've been at in a while. We had a nice clean twin room with fan, air con, TV, towels for a good price close to transport links and walkable to most of the city sights. Good breakfast, good showers, friendly staff, positive experience all around.
Great location near the bus and ferry terminal. Clean and friendly place, best bathrooms I've seen in any hostel. Would recommend to anyone staying in Colonia.
Great hostel for getting to the main sights of Montevideo and easy access on local buses to the bus terminal. Friendly staff with good character, showers needed minor repairs but no complaints really. Would stay again.
Great little hostel in La Barra, a short bus ride from Punta del Este and Maldonado. Run by a really friendly and helpful couple who even came and picked us up when we managed to miss the stop on our bus! Close to the shops and beaches in La Barra and a nice little place to chill. Would stay again happily, thanks for a great stay :)
Just like staying at a big family holiday home at the beach. Friendly staff, great atmospheric design and as clean as you can expect for somewhere near the beach. All facilities (hot showers, wifi, meals, laundry) available, would happily stay again!
Friendly staff, good atmosphere and clean place with all the facilities you need. Stayed one night in a dorm, and one with a friend in a private room and happy with both. Location is slightly out of town in regards to the main sites of Montevideo, but easily reachable by bus and taxi so not a major problem.
Great little place, friendly staff and a good atmosphere. Would happily stay again :)
In a word: overpriced. For $145 per person per night in a twin room, we could've stayed in a much nicer basic hotel. We had a leak in the corner of our room which ruined a new handbag my friend had bought during the night and there were other little things wrong (WiFi didn't work in room, room next to elevator was very loud, no eggs/pancakes at breakfast as stated on the advert, no shower head, leaky shower) that I could tolerate if it wasn't so expensive. I would choose to stay elsewhere.
Standard hostel with everything you'd expect. Nice sunny upstairs terrace and very friendly and helpful staff. Few of the doors are a bit hard to open sometimes, and it's a bit of a noisy place (although that's probably true for all of San Telmo), but I would stay here again.
Clean, friendly hostel a very short walk from the centre of town. Pleasant place to stop for the night in Alta Gracia.
Pros: Close location for the bus station and friendly staff. Cons: Twin room we booked turned out to be a double, and the bathrooms, while clean could do with some improvements (need to reach into the wall to flush the toilet!). With a bar downstairs it was noisy through to 2am on a Thursday night, with what seemed to be friends of the operators rather than visitors. Breakfast included a broken toaster and mouldy cake. In short, this place has a lot of potential but I wouldn't stay again as is.
Helpful and friendly staff. Take advantage of the free bike hire in Maipu if staying for four or more nights. Would stay again.
Good location near a metro stop and easy walk to some of the locations nearby. Booked for two but staff only charged for my stay after my friend's flight was cancelled. Maybe a little overpriced for what it is, but good basic hostel. No complaints.
Friendly and helpful host. Rooms and bathrooms were a bit on the shabby side, but were sufficient for our one night stay. The twin room could use some curtains as there is a street light right outside which keeps the room light for the whole night.
Good cheap and friendly place right in the middle of the action in San Pedro. Good value for money; Wifi, kitchen and showers all of good standard, small lockers in rooms for valuables. Would stay again.
Just a one-day stopover between the mainland and heading to the Galapagos, but very happy with this hostel. Great location close to the three main transport lines, in between old and new town and plenty of amenities in the area. Staff friendly, good wifi, showers etc. Would happily stay again.
Great hostel, running smoothly and efficiently for a great price. Would happily stay again!
Right in the middle of Mariscal, this place is understandably very noisy, especially the private rooms that are at the back and back onto a very noisy bar (perhaps the dorm rooms in the main building are slightly better?). Breakfast was pretty basic, but staff are friendly and helpful enough with a lot of information there about things to do and see in Quito. Good basic option albeit noisy!
Pretty happy with my stay here. Easy location to supermarket/food court in MetroCentro and to buses leaving/arriving for León and Granada. Good facilities, mattress had a few rogue springs but only minor gripes!
Standard hostel. Great breakfast, and easy location for arriving/leaving from the buses at the market. Full of stereotypical American male travelers that gave the place a certain vibe that didn't do anything for me. Wi-Fi was slow also. No real issues in terms of a place to stay, but you could probably find somewhere with a bit more charm for the same price in Antigua.
Clean hostel with good facilities, and a good price for visiting SC. Bit of an odd vibe while I was staying here, I wouldn't recommend it for solo travelers, people seemed to keep to their own groups/themselves, wasn't all that social. Not one for the security conscious either as there is no front door as such, just a small gate throughout the day. But a good standard hostel :)
All in all, a really pleasant hostel - helpful/friendly staff, big and clean rooms, good breakfast. Only issue would be a lack of indoor shared space given that the Wi-Fi didn't work in the dorm room, but was sunny when I was here so no issue. Friendly but not an overly social place, but had a good stay.
Overall, a good hostel. Friendly and helpful staff and in a pretty easy location near Hidalgo station, and walkable to most sights (for me at least!). The one thing I found odd was the need to reset your card key each day for your room which was done without any checks from staff members I hadn't met. There weren't many people staying when I was there so it wasn't an issue, but this seemed to be a bit of a loophole of security. Overall, pleased with my stay though!
Pretty standard fare hostel - but certainly not anywhere as nice as the hostels I'd stayed elsewhere in Japan (maybe it's just Tokyo?). On the positive side, good beds, nice location, friendly staff and some of the best hostel rates in Japan! However, without a lounge (it's been sacrificed for a bar on the ground floor, which also made it feel less secure) it felt less social, and those staying seemed to be more on the dirtier side. But all in all, a pretty normal hostel experience.
Really well run hostel in an easy location for arriving by train. Clean rooms, good kitchen and hlepful staff. Only concern would be bathrooms in peak times - only two toilets and three showers for all of the hostel rooms, but had no problems when we were there. Highly recommended.
Everything you expect a hostel to be. Once you get sorted, the location is great. Very clean and helpful staff. Well recommended!
Only here for a night, but sufficed for my brief stay in Montreal. This place is run pretty strictly on rules (no alcohol, no cooking outside of 5-8pm etc.), and hence has a bit of an uptight feel to it. But the rooms were nice, the location nice on the park so a perfectly fine stay.
I was expecting a dive after reading the reviews, but had no issues with my stay here. Close to the metro stop, friendly staff and good sized room. The only thing missing was lockers in the room. Be advised, this is one of the rowdiest hostels I've stayed in so if you're looking for somewhere quiet, I'd look elsewhere!
Adequate hostel. Nothing to write home about and nothing really to complain about it. Would not be good for the safety anxious as you aren't given a room/front door key, they are just left open and manned by a 24hr reception, but no complaints otherwise.
You're paying a little more here than in any other hostel in Croatia, but if you value a good location in the Old Town, you'll pay it. Well-run hostel with friendly staff, good sized rooms and a good vibe.
Hostel is in an excellent location to explore the Old Town of Zadar. Hostel is a bit cramped though with no common room, so nowhere to hang out in the hostel other than in your room, which at least was a good size.
Couldn\'t be more happy with this hostel - Gordana was amazing, providing food, a wealth of information and even ringing the tourist information place where I was moving onward to make sure that I had made it! A nice good location, easily walkable out of the city centre and a big, clean and livable hostel. Highly recommended!
Friendly and well-run hostel. Easy to get to all the main sights in Zagreb and helpful staff for planning onward journeys.