Reviews: laura132

Location: England, Gender: Female, Age: 23

Hotel Giovannina

Venice, Italy
71%

There's no point comparing this place to hostels, as it is a hotel and they are completely different. As a budget HOTEL, this place was very nice. I knew not to expect a lively place to meet people, common areas etc They provided a very basic room, with a sink, wardrobe, table, chairs, bed etc. The bathroom was always clean, as was the room. The staff were very friendly (i had read some negative reviews, but they were perfectly nice to me). Two mins from the station. Major downside: NO AIR CON

  • 28th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Eurostudent home

Florence, Italy
83%

Fantastic facilities- a kitchen with fridges, dining area, common area (upstairs part of hostel), and amazing location in the centre of Florence. Free sangria on the weekends, and free pasta sometimes during the week. A great place to meet people. However, the staff are very hit and miss- being super (too?) nice one minute, and accusative and cold the next. Also- LOCK OUT between 10am and 5pm. ALL DAY. Not many plug sockets, small issue. HARD TO FIND- go left out of the station, THEN right.

  • 20th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


71%

Great location next to the train station, in a safe neighbourhood. Rooms had plenty of sockets, and nice beds. Air con was fantastic. Free city map and some useful info. Good to meet new people. Lockers are slightly unusual but work once you figure them out. Luggage store etc. Don't bother with the breakfast - four euro for dry bread and an orange juice. Could be more social activities, and a little cheaper- other than that, nice place.

  • 17th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Seven Hostel

Sorrento, Italy
97%

A very smart modern hostel more like a hotel! Super clean and with great facilities: free Internet, computers free to use, luggage hold, SO MUCH roof space at the bar. Rooms are great: big, lockers, plug sockets etc also only a five minute walk to the beach and a ten minute walk from the train station. Free breakfast which is really good- pastries, cereal, coffee etc a fantastic stay- I definitely recommend!

  • 16th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Hostel Brikette

Positano, Italy
89%

Really lovely hostel. Staff always willing to help and quite fun. Great location overlooking positano. Has a balcony which works well for meeting new people, very close to the bus stop and little shops. A really individual proper hostel. Only semi- negative things are if you are lockers are quite small and you pay for breakfast. Also, a little advise: €10 per drink at the club they sometimes take you to- drink before! Definitely stay at this hostel

  • 14th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Just wanted to talk a bit about the breakfast point you make: 'Free breakfast' is added onto a hostel's room price. Not everyone wants breakfast, so we prefer to price it separately - only those that want it pay for it. We also think it encourages us to do a good job - i.e. no one will have breakfast if its not good value for money. All the best for your future travels.

YHA Ostello Mergellina

Naples, Italy
49%

Not such a great hostel for the price. No lockers, only little deposit boxes that need to be paid for. Very small room with only two showers and two toilets for the whole floor. Wifi doesn't work all the time, breakfast is very poor. No kitchen facilities or much character. HOWEVER, the staff are very helpful and are an asset to the hostel! Location is very close to the station which makes travel to Pompeii and other places very simple.

  • 10th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


86%

Nice hostel. PROS: good location, great breakfast, lockers massive and outside the room so don't get woken in the night, very helpful staff, free wifi. NEG: bathrooms could be a little cleaner but otherwise a fantastic hostel!

  • 9th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


83%

Really great hostel, good breakfast, friendly staff, common area to meet plenty of people

  • 8th Jul 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Camping Venezia

Venice, Italy
89%

PROS: really good price for the location- very easy to get into Venice and a lot more space, fantastic facilities- bathrooms showers pool etc kept very clean and very nice, staff helpful, easy to find. NEG: charged unnecessary and surprise tourist tax on top of base rate.

  • 23rd Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Hatters on Newton Street

Manchester, England
66%

PROS: good location, spacious dorms, lots of city info. NEG: lockers limited and not very big, bathrooms not very clean, but lovey hostel for one or two nights.

  • 20th Jun 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello form Hatters and thank you for your review. We always appreciate constructive feedback! We are glad to hear that you had a nice experience! With regards to the toilets, as we are a really busy hostel, our housekeeping staff does its best to try and keep everything as clean and tidy as possible. We hope to see you here again soon :))

Jazz on the Park-Hostel

New York, USA
69%

PROS: location easy to get to, relatively cheap, common area, roof terrace. NEG: incredibly small room! Very hot, security not great (room door shut very reluctantly), staff a little pushy.

  • 26th Aug 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


St Christopher's Village

London, England
74%

PROS: nice location in safe area, good bar and areas for meeting people, big rooms, helpful staff. NEG: lockers after checkout cost money

  • 23rd Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Flying Pig Downtown

Amsterdam, Netherlands
94%

PROS: Pretty much everything. Nice rooms, quite clean, great location, friendly (and good looking) staff, relaxed atmosphere, 24 hour entry, pool table, good security, a busy bar and really large kitchen, easy place to meet people, showers are good (hot water!), generally a great place to stay. NEG: The rooms are a little expensive, as are the drinks at the bar, and luggage hold after check out isn't free.

  • 3rd Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Hostel ROOM Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
91%

PROS: Friendly staff, great place to meet new people- especially in the common room downstairs, nice kitchen and layout. The rooms are fantastic (I stayed in the Boardroom)- they're very clean/spacious/ and unique- more like a hotel than a hostel. Good facilities and always something local going on. Showers are good too. NEG: Quite far from central station (two different metro journeys needed).

  • 2nd Apr 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Snuffel Backpacker Hostel

Bruges, Belgium
91%

PROS: Fantastic location in the centre of Bruges, friendly staff, great bar at night which sees locals and travellers alike, very good free breakfast, nice spacious rooms, lockers were outside the rooms which was great as it meant those leaving early in the morning didn't wake everyone else up with packing, free Bruges discount cards, great to meet new people, lots going on in the city in general. NEG: Showers are a little far away from the rooms and have curtains instead of locking doors.

  • 31st Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Brussels 2GO4 Quality Hostel

Brussels, Belgium
69%

PROS: close to the station, showers are pretty good, lockers in the rooms and 24 hours door, security's is good too. NEG: The room I was in was unbelievably hot at night as the window never opened fully, the showers although clean and with hot water smelled bad due to the drains, the common room was locked at about 11pm until 7am so there was no place to meet people in the evenings or hang out & was also quite expensive for the limited amount that you got, although Brussels in an expensive city.

  • 30th Mar 2012
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Euro Hostel Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland
83%

PROS: Since i last stayed most problems such as flooding showers had been fixed and the bar downstairs improved. Free pool table until 5pm, decent free breakfast, fantastic location near both the train station and coach station. Always something going on. Relatively clean and has 24 hour reception. NEG: The Staff who work there aren't overly friendly, a little too big to have a good atmosphere, quite pricey.

  • 30th Dec 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Euro Hostel Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland
57%

PROS: brilliant location, very cheap, free breakfast, good security, decent rooms. NEG: rude staff, showers flood, absolutely no character- the hostel's run as a hotel with a business approach rather than a committed approach, pool table broken, have to pay for all extras including luggage hold, no atmosphere. good for stopping over for one or two nights but no more.

  • 8th Jun 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Shelter City

Amsterdam, Netherlands
70%

PROS: nice hostel, great location just off neumarkt, good price, free breakfast, brilliant courtyard area, friendly staff, CONS: rooms pretty crowded, showers a little grotty, no plug sockets in rooms. Definitely a good budget hostel, not so great if you're after adventure but the 24 hour reception lets you find that pretty easily. Really nice people working there.

  • 19th Apr 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)


Art Roch Hostel

Edinburgh, Scotland
97%

PROS: This hostel is brilliant. Safe, clean, perfect location, friendly staff, large showers, good dorms, amazing lounge area on the top floor, free wifi etc. The hostel has such good character; the whole place is decorated with art and is individual. Very cheap too, stayed in an 18 bed dorm expecting it to be pretty grim with so many people but really it was fine. I would definitely recommend Art Roch- it's by far the best hostel I've stayed in. NEG: Absolutely nothing bad to say.

  • 21st Feb 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Your comments are very much appreciated by both Management and the team here at Art Roch. We are always delighted to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. Thankyou for taking the time to post your opinions! Best wishes to you for your future travels! From us all at Art Roch --Haste Ye Back!!!

MEININGER London Hyde Park

London, England
80%

PROS: Location is fantastic- opposite natural history museum right in city centre. Friendly staff, clean and safe. NEG: have to pay for hot water for drinks, not enough lockers, no free breakfast, tiny showers.

  • 4th Aug 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (21 reviews)