Reviews: jamesor2

Location: Ireland, Gender: Male, Age: 25

Hostel ROOM Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
83%

It's a straight walk all the way down the main road from the train station so there's absolutely no need to take transport if you're a walker. The staff are really nice and one of them was kind enough to make me toast despite being late for breakfast. There were a few hanging around the bar at night, and the PCs are free to use. If I was in Rotterdam again I'd go there.

  • 19th Oct 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Hostel Slotania

Amsterdam, Netherlands
71%

My dorm was quite nice, and the bathroom is of hotel standard - quite new too. Free towels on arrival, and I didn't have to return the linen when checking out. It's only about 6-8 minutes from Sloterdijk on the bus, so if you're coming in from Schipol it's no hassle to check in first before going to the city. The walk into the city and can say it's an uneventful walk. I wouldn't recommend it for lone travellers - it's quiet and lacks a common room, or even a bar. There aren't any bars nearby.

  • 18th Oct 2014
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Odyssee Globetrotter Hostel

Berlin, Germany
77%

Nice hostel, great location, nice dorms, but some of the staff we're a bit frosty.

  • 1st Nov 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


3BE Backpackers Bed

Eindhoven, Netherlands
80%

Bathrooms were excellent but the dorms were stuffy as you couldnt open the windows. Other than that the staff were nice and friendly.

  • 22nd Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Inner Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands
60%

Okay location in Museumplein, a short tram ride from the city. The room was very stuffy as the windows couldnt be opened, but a fan was supplied.

  • 21st Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Stayokay Rotterdam Cube Hostel

Rotterdam, Netherlands
77%

When I was checking in one of the staff decided to pass comment to her colleague in Dutch, which I didn't appreciate. Other than that the place was okay, just a 10-15 minute walk to the cool nightlife areas of Nieuwe Binneweg. And the breakfast was great.

  • 20th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Interhostel

Stockholm, Sweden
86%

Good value by Stockholm standards. Read the small print in their info section to see that they charge 50k from bed sheets, so factor that into the cost. The common / eating area was fairly social and the showers were excellent. Close to LIDL which saves your pocket somewhat. Signs up saying no alcohol though!!!

  • 18th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Link Corner Hostel

Bangkok, Thailand
77%

Stayed here as it was beside the airport train station. It's only a ninety second walk from there, and just 45 bhat to the Airport. It's close to the main shopping district too, however, the place was far from lively though and seemed like everyone else there was for the airport too. Also, the wifi worked on every floor.

  • 17th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Suneta Hostel Khaosan

Bangkok, Thailand
86%

I was disappointed with the mattress as I came to this hostel for comfort, the bed was simply rock hard. Otherwise it's a nice place, in a fantastic location a stone's throw from the top of Rambuttri Sreet. Nice staff too.

  • 16th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


94%

Nice hostel, situated right where you want to be in Georgetown. I was impressed with the set up in the dorms where you have our own curtain around your bed. There's also a cleaner constantly at work, seems to be there all day.

  • 13th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


The Explorers Guesthouse and Hostel

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
91%

My second time staying here. Just what I wanted for a quiet stay after a long flight. If you want a more social place look elsewhere/

  • 5th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Backpackers@SG

Singapore, Singapore
94%

Great staff. Rooms are very clean and the beds + matresses were new. Good price for Singapore, and the location is decent - right beside the MRT and roughly 30 minutes from the hostel to the airport terminal by train.

  • 15th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Jalan-Jalan Emas

Melaka, Malaysia
100%

Booked a 10 bed dorm but were upgraded for free. Excellent place and the staff weren't just friendly, they were sociable - and that's not something you get in hostels that often. Can't recommend it enough.

  • 13th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


The Explorers Guesthouse and Hostel

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
94%

Great hostel, good beds, clean as a whistle. Only drawback was that most dorms don't have windows, but it's to be expected in a big city! Great locatin too, less than 5 minutes walk from Pasar Seni station.

  • 6th Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Hue Backpackers Hostel

Hue, Vietnam
80%

The staff were kind to re-locate me to another room without any fuss as I couldnt sleep with the hippopotumas snoring in my room. Things are fairly loud there until 11pm when it all stops bar the shouting, of which there's quite a lot. The social side of things was far to immature for my liking though. If you want a place to relax and so on, stay elsewhere.

  • 3rd Jan 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


HQ Cafe

Nha Trang, Vietnam
91%

Nice place, friendly staff, very close to the madness but very quiet. My only gripe is that the top bunk has no barriers. Also, there were no reading lamps while the room lights were very bright.

  • 30th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Saigon Youth Hostel

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
100%

Have to give it 100% as I cant fault it, except perhaps that they turn off the aircon early morning time. Great to meet people as the little lobby / common room is always busy in the evenings. Right beside the fun in Bui Vien st, but as it's up an alleyway, it's quiet and you can sleep with ease. Everything there is spotless...... However, shop elsewhere for their tours as theirs are quite expensive in comparison to travel agents.

  • 24th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


96 Guesthouse

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
77%

You'd probably have to pay the staff for them to smile at you, it's so clinical at this establishment. No daytime atmosphere, but the guesthouse also sells beer out the front on the street for dirt cheap, which is very social and it's always thronged with backpackers. In this respect you are right at the centre of things if you stay in this place, so hope your window faces out to the rear.... good luck sleeping if you've got a front room. Also, I found the pillows were horrible, hard as a rock.

  • 20th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Sam So Guesthouse

Siem Reap, Cambodia
94%

Nice guesthouse, I booked a twin room and was surprised how big and spacious it was. The staff were extremely helpful and in a good mood, something you don't always get in this corner of the globe. Free breakfast was included which was lovely to have. However i'm most impressed with the free tuk-tuk pick-up from the bus stop. So if you book online, look out for an e-mail from the hostel asking whether you want a free pick up or not!

  • 16th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


ETZzz Hostel Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand
94%

Great place to stay if you want to be away from Khaosan, right beside the metro stop and you can walk to Silom in less than fifteen minutes - that's if you don't want to bother taking the two minute metro journey. The beds are comfortable, place is as clean as hostels come, and the common room & rooftop area are quite nice places. Three free computers as well. Only drawback is that there aren't many places to eat in the vicinity if you're not a fan of the street vendors.

  • 10th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)

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Feel At Home Backpackers

Bangkok, Thailand
74%

Okay, the place is fairly old though. The manager is a nice informative fella, but his staff seemed a bit clueless. There was a good atmosphere in the lobby (the common area) in the evenings. Also, I slept easily there as there's little noise on the street at nighttime. The doors in the rooms didnt lock themselves, so you had to click them on the way out.

  • 8th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Cozy Bangkok Place

Bangkok, Thailand
86%

Was okay, a bit hard to find though.Just look for the TMB Bank on Rama IV, and go up the small alleyway to the right of it. The character of the hostel is very impressive, nice toilets and showers, and I really liked the landing... more like a good guesthouse than a hostel. It was fairly quite when I was there, but that's what I wanted to I was happy.

  • 7th Dec 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Pak-Up Hostel

Krabi, Thailand
97%

I stayed there two nights in the lead-up to the Full Moon Party to things were pretty quite. Nevertheless, It's up there as one of the best hostels i've stayed in. Very new, clean as it comes, air conditioned rooms, two bars... I don't think anyone could fault it in any way. You'll struggle to find a better place.

  • 24th Nov 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Lanta House

Koh Lanta, Thailand
91%

Nice little hostel, the girl behind the desk was very helpful. Right beside Saladin pier, so no walk from the ferry. As usual, you can rent mopeds and book trips, so my stay there was hassle-free.

  • 21st Nov 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


94%

I originally booked in there to wait for my friends to arrive to Thailand but ended up doing the diving course ran by the in-house instructor. It's usually small groups that they cater for it's a lot better for learners like us. The bar isn't hectic at night, fairly relaxed, but always people there. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The owner is a funny chap, and always up for going diving with the guests.

  • 16th Nov 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Nomads Byron Bay

Byron Bay, Australia
91%

staff were friendly, rooms were very clean and the mattresses were the best i've came across in any hostel here in Australia. Right around the corner from an aldi for your cheap shopping and situated between two bottle shops, so you can't complain. Only thing is that it lacked atmosphere and wouldn't be the best place for a solo traveller in my opinion

  • 1st Nov 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (31 reviews)


Heart of Gold Hostel

Berlin, Germany
80%

The staff were very helpful and knew all the great places to go to like music bars, clubs, cultural areas. The hostel is very clean but my mattress was awful. As I was travelling alone I felt that it wasnt the best place to meet people in comparison to other hostels I stayed in. Great location right beside the S-Bahn and U-Bahn.


Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

Vienna, Austria
83%

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hostel is close to the Westbanhof but far away from the city centre, nice and clean and a great guest kitchen. Its a really quiet hostel so if you want to party stay in wombats or some place like that


97%

great place to stay but I lost the 5e deposit because i didnt check out before 10am... a bit harsh in my opinion. Other than that its a great place with comfortable beds. The only bad thing is that certain neighbours aren't pleased with the noise from the hostel so the bar closes early, and not 24hrs!.... the receptionist was a fox too :)


Jaeger's Munich

Munich, Germany
77%

a great place if you like your comforts and cleanliness and all that but if youre in Munich for a good time stay in one of the hostels either side of it because jaegers is akin to a funeral parlour.


Youth Hostel Meetingpoint

Amsterdam, Netherlands
87%

the staff were all very helpful, and they gave you a free map and penned all the places worth seeing on it. Security was good. The smoking area was a nice place to get talking to people. I'd recommend it!