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Location USA, Gender Female, Age 26

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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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The Secret Garden Quito, Quito, Ecuador
7.7
1st Feb 2013

Friendly, helpful staff. Excellent view. Great beds. No internet for over a week...kept saying they would fix it, never did. Super overpriced meals in comparison to outside the hostel. Extortionate taxi service, again, in comparison to outside the hostel.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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Aqui Me Quedo Hostal, Manizales, Colombia
9.7
23rd Jan 2013

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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The Blind Tiger, Manizales, Colombia
2.0
22nd Jan 2013

DOES NOT EXIST

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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La Pinta, Bogota, Colombia
9.7
18th Jan 2013

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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Chill House, Buenos Aires, Argentina
7.7
13th Jan 2013

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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The Hostel-Inn Iguazu Falls, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
8.0
10th Jan 2013

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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Hostel Like Quijote, Bariloche, Argentina
8.9
4th Jan 2013

The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. They also have a great breakfast and the best stocked hostel kitchen I have ever seen!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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Hostel Dreams Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9.1
28th Jul 2012

Wonderfully helpful staff, mellow, friendly atmosphere.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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Republica San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9.7
27th Jul 2012

No customer comment

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, All Female Group, 18-24
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Hostel One Paralelo, Barcelona, Spain
7.4
29th Jan 2012

Great staff! Two problems though: not the best location (far from the touristy stuff), and the place was freezing! They had heaters, but didn't turn them on...economizing?

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Hello xxxxx !! If we didn't tell you that the ac remote was on the locker, and if after being with us you think that "ramblas" are the center of the city, it means that we failed the comunication with you. We are really sorry, hope you can come back and enjoy all the rest of barcelona that does not have a pickpocket every 50mts, and overmore a warm room...:) hugs! V.

    • 6.0Value For Money
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    • 4.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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HI Washington DC, Washington DC, USA
8.0
23rd May 2011

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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DC Lofty - Convention Center, Washington DC, USA
3.7
23rd May 2011

Not somewhere I'd go back to or ever dream of recommending. It's in a shady bit of town, looks like it's about to fall apart from the outside. They've got a shoes off policy, which would be great, except that the place isn't clean enough to go barefoot/socks in. There were hoards of ants in the kitchen when I woke up...spend an extra five bucks and go to the hostel up the street.

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Northwest DC around Convention Center in downtown, is clearly not the shady bit of town. This somewhat puts a smile on my face, as I can only imagine what you would think of the SE and NE areas =). We do clean everyday, and as long as everyone follows (including yourself mister) no-shoe policy the mopping and the vacuuming do the job! Also, sorry about the ants, but with the windows open in the morning and someone throwing jam on the floor over night - well we're sort of asking for it =)

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    • 6.0Security
    • 2.0Location
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    • 2.0Cleanliness
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Old City Hostel Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
5.7
31st Aug 2010

The location was great. Security wasn't great, though. The door was always open, and random Turkish people would walk in and out freely. Some members of the staff were great, but one particular member of the staff was far too forward and sleazy with not only myself, but also a number of other single women staying in the hostel. Wasn't the cleanest place in the world, either. The sheets didn't fit the beds, so everyone ended up sleeping on the matresses, and the floor was sticky with beer and food mess. It's

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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9.0
23rd Aug 2010

Staff was fantastic and helpful, the place was located in a great part of town. Would definitely recommend it.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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Hostel Station Pisa, Pisa, Italy
8.3
19th Aug 2010

The place wasnt anything to write home about, but the staff was fantasic!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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Samay Hostel Sevilla, Seville, Spain
9.0
17th Aug 2010

Really nice place. Clean and organized. Located on kind of a weird street, but close enough to touristy stuff and local stuff.

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    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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  • USA, Female, 18-24
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Red Nest Hostel Valencia, Valencia, Spain
8.7
13th Aug 2010

fantastic location, can mesh with purple nest people, use their facility as well. staff is great, very kind. floors are pretty gross though.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • cookbook13
  • USA, Female, 18-24
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La Posada de Huertas, Madrid, Spain
7.0
10th Aug 2010

They don't have normal keys...they give you watch things with chips in them that open your door and locker. Unfortunately, there were two computer thefts and one money theft during my stay. I doubt that would've happened if the hostel had lockers with places for individual padlocks. Technology... Great place to stay, though. Friendly, accommodating staff and fantastic location in relation to the important museums and plazas.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • cookbook13
  • USA, Female, 18-24
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The Garden Backpacker, Seville, Spain
8.7
5th Aug 2010

Nice place, cleaner than I expected. The staff is helpful and cheery, and the place has tapas tours, cantina crawls, walking tours, paella, sangria and mojito nights. The garden out back and terrace on the roof were great.

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

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