The most natural setting you can imagine to be in, very lovely place and people!
Top scores for this hostel in every respect, what makes it stand out though is its community feel, its name is not just fancy marketing but a lived and breathed credo. You feel like you could just move in and live here if you wanted to. Kudos to the hostel community (don't want to call them staff) for managing to create such a deeply humane environment.
This is a stopover place and as such your expectations regarding social life, location and atmosphere need to be adjusted downwards bit. All in all, a good place to stay with competent and friendly staff. However, the room was an absolute sauna and way hotter than it was outside, which may or may not justify the cold shower. The mattress was pretty much out of shape as well and could do with replacing.
Top Hostel that ticks all the boxes, above all the owner treats you like family and makes you feel completely at home, I have rarely been made to feel so welcome!
Large but well-run hostel with lots of extra stuff like an travel office and a bar. Really beautiful building!
Very posh hostel with really good and comfy beds, hot showers and a spacious lounge. The employees working there all made a huge effort, only the location is unimpressive.
Great staff and location, fittings and furniture quite basic e.g. my mattress was worn through but excellent value for money overall. Breakfast includes fresh cake made by whoever was doing shift on the previous night, which gives it a really nice touch!
Cosy atmosphere and great facilities, the rooms were spacious and comfortable, the staff all excellent. The cleanest and nicest kitchen I have ever seen in any hostel, it is in a seperate building in the back yard and has a spacious dining area, which gives it a feel of a sommer cottage in the coutryside. Lovely all round!
Good clean hostel with fantastic staff. Perfect location for the solstice festival.
I only have the highest praise for the hostel staff, the guys in reception and the girls doing the breakfast are unbelievably kind, fun, easy-going but hard-working and super helpful at the same time. The location and the facilities of the hostel are great, the one major drawback was that the secondary building I stayed at had over 20 guests and only one bathroom - there was a huge group booked in that would occupy the bathroom every morning for 2 hours solid!
I only have the highest praise for this hostel. Karel, the owner, is one of the kindest people you'll ever meet, he picked me up on arrival as there was a strike and drove me to the train station when I left as there were no taxis available, he and his whole family are incredibly generous, welcoming and attentive. The hostel is a stunning 17th century building furnished with antiques, top-notch facilities, every detail has been thought through to provide maximum comfort to the guests. Fantastic!
Superb hostel - a picturesque, rustic but totally cosy building featuring lots of wood, with excellent facilities, spacious rooms, comfy beds and an airy, non-crowded atmosphere. Stayed in a single room to start with, which had a touch of fairy-tale about it. The owner is an extremely warm person and the staff beyond helpful, I was running late to go to the airport and one of the guys ran down the street with me with my suitcase to help me find a taxi, I am very grateful still!
Lovely hostel in an idyllic spot, it is not close to the beach ( about 15 mins walk) but it has a terrace and a swimming pool. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly, Sean in particular puts a lot of effort into looking after all the guests and creating a sociable atmosphere.
Great location and facilities, staff are helpful and efficient. However, this place is absolutely massive, which makes the atmosphere a lot more anonymous. All in all, still a good option, especially if you are travelling with other people; as a solo traveller, you may feel a little lost in the masses.
Clean hostel with good facilities, about 10 mins walk from the closest train station. Despite its "alternative" tag, the hostel is very inclusive and has guests from all walks of life - there were science PhD students and people working in oil/mining and banking staying there. Staff were so forthcoming with information and made such an effort to treat all guests equally. A special thanks goes to to Julian for alwasy making an extra effort whenever I needed something!
One of the most homely hostels I have stayed at so far, staff are all very caring and make you feel like you are with family. They take in about 15 people max. so it never gets too crowded, which helps keeping up the homely atmosphere. Also love the furniture of the place, it is full of antiques, and furnished like someone's home rather than a hostel, big compliment to Caro & Nick for that!
This is a quite new hostel with good facilities, a sleek and super-modern kitchen and a funky reception area. The location was a bit disappointing, there is not much in the area in terms of bars & restaurants and it's 15 minutes from town centre by bus. Both the bus station and the airport are on the opposite side of town too. I do not know Brasilia very well so am not sure what other areas would have been better to stay at. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Located bang-on in town centre, the hostel is perfectly located for shopping & going out. Staff were very, very corteous and go out of the way to help you. The hostel is still being refurbished so some areas are still work in progress. I stayed in the 4-bed dorm on the first floor, which unfortunately was very cramped, and the top bunk-bed I had did not have a ladder to it, meaning I had to hop over from the neighbouring bunk bed,
Top grades for cleanliness & comfort - the room was pristine, fragrant and really cosy and had a hot power shower. The location is also unbeatable, literally facing the mezquida. Staff were charming and helpful too. This is a hotel rather than a hostel so no common room, which makes it difficult to meet other travellers.
Well-located, comfortable hostel with very efficient staff. Not a party hostel, if this is what you are looking for, but lots of tours on offer. Guests were aged 16 - 70. The only downside for me was that my room was right by the staircase and facing the inner courtyard, noise seems to travel far in that building.
I felt very much at home at this hostel. The staff were heart-warming and treated me like family, the location is very convenient but still quiet, friendly people and fun atmosphere despite it being the low season. Thanks Ariel, Melina, & Co.!!
A clean and comfortable hostel. Rather anonymous though, it felt more like a hotel than a hostel.
Fantastic hostel that ticks all the boxes. Very competent and friendly staff, especially Nino, Lucas and Gabriella.
A very, very relaxed hostel that makes you feel at home. The owner and everyone working there are extremely warm and helpful (thanks again, Felipe), the beds are comfortable, bathrooms are cleaned every day and breakfast includes fresh fruit. It is very much a party hostel packed with backpackers so do not go there if you are looking for peace and tranquillity. Also worth noting that the dorm doors do not lock - whilst I had no problems with theft whatsoever this may be a concern to some people.
I enjoyed my stay at the Flying Pig, the staff were great, the French guy behind reception in particular was really helpful and charming. Above-average cleanliness, my only suggestion for improvement would be to get better-quality beds. Location is very good, too, if you want to avoid being bang-on in town centre by Dam Square. For some reason, the majority of the people staying there seemed to be Antipodeans, with some people from the UK staying there too.
The hostel is run by two very sweet and relaxed girls, who go out of their way to help you with anything you may need. I stayed in a double room with ensuite bathroom, the room felt very airy and light and was done entirely in wood. The only downside to the room was that you couldn't open the window as it was a floor to ceiling window (like in shops) so in summer definitely a fan or air con will be needed.
A hostel like no other, it's run by a Buddhist couple who put lots of love and care into every detail, e.g. the decoration, food, and, above all, the way they look after their guests. The food was top notch, and I am not even Vegetarian, plus they really went out of their way to give you all the information I needed on the location, onward journeys etc. The location was perfect, too, it is in Shuhe rather than in neighbouring Lijang, a smaller and much lovelier version of its bigger brother.
- Male, 25-30
- (35 reviews)