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  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Zen Hostel by Pura Vida, Cluj Napoca, Romania
9.7
24th Sep 2016

This one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. It's very hard to think of a criticism. Literally the only thing I can think of is that breakfast is a bit basic. But otherwise it ticks all the boxes. The atmosphere is a mix between sociable or more individual, totally depends on the people there and it feels nice in both. Friendly and helpful staff. There is some brilliant coffee on the street outside. Highly recommended.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your zen experience, it is so rewarding to see you have enjoyed it so much! The breakfast is complimentary, we just offer some basic things from the house. Happy travels and see you again soon!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Miran, Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina
9.7
3rd Apr 2014

I highly recommend a stay at Miran's place in Mostar. Facilities are great, with a well-equipped kitchen, instant hot water in the shower and very comfortable beds. There is a courtyard and common room for meeting people, too. I didn't take any of his tours but from what I heard they are well worth it. Probably the best thing is that you feel instantly at home when staying, but still completely independent.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
9.7
2nd Apr 2014

This is an absolutely fantastic hostel! It's central, very clean, very comfortable and a good common room for socialising. You also don't have to put on your own bedding (yes!). But certainly the best thing are the staff. From the start they make you feel like old friends, and I was so grateful for them for really going out of their way to help me with some problems I had that were unrelated to the hostel.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
8.0
20th Dec 2013

A pretty good hostel. I only stayed one night but everything seemed fine, the staff were very friendly and happy to help. Seemed like a good place to meet people; I think even better in the summer because they have a quite a big area out the back. Two complaints: the duvets don't fit the duvet covers and the showers are very poorly designed. Anyone afraid of nudity should avoid.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Istanbul Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
8.3
10th Sep 2013

This is a fairly pleasant hostel, and I had a decent experience there. The location is magnificent in that it's basically next door to the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, but that also means that all the restaurants and shops in the area are made-for-tourist rip-off joints, so you need to travel far to find anything of decent value. Breakfast is great value, hot water and WiFi works well, staff were funny and pleasant (and helped shoo away a stray cat at 2am).

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Sun Hostel, Belgrade, Serbia
9.1
3rd Sep 2013

What a fantabulous hostel! It's furnished really nicely, and feels so relaxed and comfortable. I came across 4 staff members are all were happy, keen to chat and ridiculously helpful when it came to advice for Belgrade and beyond. The kitchen was very well-equipped and there was a gorgeous cat, Mao. He's quite self-assured. The shower in the mens bathroom needs a damn good clean, though.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Hostel California Vaci Street, Budapest, Hungary
8.9
31st Aug 2013

This hostel is quality and value for money. The bathrooms are big and there's always hot water. Kitchen is big, the WiFi works, breakfast is fine etc etc. Location is superb, really close access to everything. The only annoying thing is it's one of those hostels that thinks it's cool to be really really hard to find!!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Phoenix Hostel, London, England
6.9
30th Aug 2013

Hostel a bit out of the way but close to a Tube station. Bed was comfy. Nothing too special about the place, just your typical hostel-attached-to-pub that are the norm in London.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Budget Backpackers, Edinburgh, Scotland
7.7
28th Aug 2013

This hostel is fine, but an example of one that is such a big machine operation that it lacks attention to detail or a friendly atmosphere. Luggage storage, breakfast etc is not included, so you end up spending a bit more money. Also the WiFi is quite slow and only available on the ground floor where there are no rooms. Also the ladder for my bunk bed was stuck next to the lockers, so it was noisy and difficult to get down. However the staff were very lovely and helpful.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Arsenal Tavern Backpackers, London, England
6.3
22nd Aug 2013

It was okay, nothing special. The location is quite out of the way. Free wifi worked well. So did the showers and they didn't seem as dirty as other reviewers suggest. The main weird thing was a staff member who used his key to repeatedly ask a female guest in my room to go and have a drink with him, which I didn't think was appropriate. The lockers are free.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Journeys Brighton Hostel, Brighton, England
7.1
21st Aug 2013

The main thing that I remember from this place is how tiny the toilets are. To open the door after you've finished you have to stand with the toilet between your legs to get out, and it's basically impossible with a bag. Also the upkeep of the toilets was bad as multiple times there was no toilet paper. The room itself was okay, the WiFi worked fine but breakfast was not included.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Queen Elizabeth Chelsea, London, England
6.3
19th Aug 2013

There's nothing particularly bad about this hostel, but nothing amazing, either. There could be more toilets/showers. The location is not so great for Central London but there are many nice areas around the hostel itself. Staff were fine and breakfast was good value. I would go back.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Torwada Hotel, Amman, Jordan
8.0
4th Aug 2013

This place is in an excellent location, right in the centre of the city. The staff member I dealt with was friendly and helpful but seemed a bit unorganised. I booked and paid for the dorm but was given a single room for three nights, which was great. The bed was comfy and the bathroom seemed new with constant hot water. However the room was very hot at night and often a bit noisy just from fans and mosques and stuff. Wifi worked even on the first floor.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Citadel Youth Hostel, Jerusalem, Israel
8.0
22nd Jun 2013

I stayed here for a week. I recommend it to everyone even for just one night, because waking up on the roof to the view of the Old City is something truly special. Sometimes it's extremely windy on the roof. The bathrooms smell a bit but there is almost always hot water. The Wifi was also consistently good, but only available downstairs. Sometimes there weren't any pillows. The feral cats are cute but sometimes sleep on the mattresses (not cute). The staff were cheery and helpful.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Bethlehem Youth Hostel, Bethlehem, Israel
8.3
12th Jan 2012

This is a really good place. Best part is the location - very central to everything. The guy who runs it is extremely helpful and always around for any questions. Toilets and showers all seem very new and clean. The water when it was 'hot' was actually only lukewarm, also the rooms can get very cold, a sleeping bag is very very handy, but I guess only in the winter months. Great view from the balcony.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Glasgow Youth Hostel, Glasgow, Scotland
7.7
23rd Oct 2010

I had a nice time here. Location is nice, in posh neighbourhood next to a huge park. Staff were always really friendly and talkative, except the chef. They were helpful when I lost my camera (or had it stolen, so use the lockers). The rooms and beds are fine. Don't bother with breakfast, it's really not worth the money they charge. I didn't use the kitchen but it looked very dapper. Would stay again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Citadel Youth Hostel, Jerusalem, Israel
8.0
10th Oct 2010

Um. It was warm and dry so I slept on the roof. Which was extremely awesome considering the view and the fact that you're on a roof, however the blankets were a bit funky and they don't provide pillows i don't think, so I had to use some jumpers. Bathroom smelt of poo a little. Nice location, and the crazy market people all know it so if you get lost just ask. Would stay again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Florentine Backpackers Hostel, Tel Aviv, Israel
10.0
5th Oct 2010

Probably the best hostel I have ever stayed in. All the guests become friends, I even met a guy who tried not to meet people there and it was impossible. It's very relaxed and fun, and the Florentin area is really cool and trendy. The owner Rafi is very helpful; and full of advice, as are the other staff. I booked one night and stayed for 5!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Edinburgh Nights Hostel, Edinburgh, Scotland
10.0
29th Aug 2010

This hostel was a real surprise! The service was so warm and personable that you realise it's so what some of the other big hostels are lacking. Free towels, free laundry, free breakfast, advice on where to go and what to do. The location is fine, near heaps of yummy eating establishments and the sundry Princes St. Gardens. The staff are the cream on top of the delicious pie that is this hostel. Can't recommend highly enough :)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
City Centre Tourist Hostel, Edinburgh, Scotland
4.7
28th Aug 2010

I stayed here because it was the only place available and it still didn't meet my low expectations. The bathrooms reek of mould. My door didn't lock. The pillows are no joke like pancakes. I was all shovin' jumpers inside the case. No alcohol allowed at all, no food in rooms. Kitchen is OK though.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
The Globetrotter Inn Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
7.3
22nd Aug 2010

I stayed for quite a long period. Overall, the hostel is a good one. The big cinema room is way cool, as is the big kitchen/dining area, the shuttle bus service and the fact that they CLEAN YOUR DISHES FOR YOU!! The computers are really really slow and sometimes are not even worth the 80p for the half hour. The big con is of course the location, and I think this would have not been a problem when the hostel was new and exciting, but it's ageing now and doesn't have a hugely fun vibe.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Art Roch Hostel, Edinburgh, Scotland
8.3
21st Aug 2010

Overall a great hostel - most comfortable bedding out of any hostel I have ever stayed in. I didn't want to get out of bed. Chill out room awesome, showers warm but very locker-room esque. Staff have ignored me on reception a few times, even if you're cashing up it's not hard to acknowledge the customer and let them know you'll help them shortly. There were lots of people sharing beds in my dorm one Saturday morning, but I'm down with that.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Art Roch Hostel, Edinburgh, Scotland
8.3
19th Aug 2010

Pros: without doubt the comfiest and plumpest pillows and duvets I have ever come across in a hostel, slept like a log; the chill out room/kitchen is the coolest i've ever come across; clean; nice long term guests; enormous cups of coffee; relaxed; always hot water. Cons: showers are way too public, staff can be a bit vague/ignore you while at reception. Good hostel!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
The Hostel, Edinburgh, Scotland
7.3
16th Aug 2010

Staff were really nice and chatty, even when I inadvertently stole some peoples' clothes from the washing machine. Good kitchen facilities, nice little garden. Free internet is way cool. Cons: the worst showers I have ever come across in my entire life anywhere in the world. I would prefer to wash in the Ganges. Not much space between beds. But apart from the showers, which you have to turn back on approx every 5 seconds and are often cold, it's a nice place.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Albania, Tirana, Albania
9.0
3rd Jun 2010

Hostel Albania has been one of the highlights of my travels. Both the duo are friendly, very helpful and you can tell that they genuinely care about the hostel and their guests. It's very, very spacious and has a wicked chill out oriental lounge thing. It feels very slightly like a second home.

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

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