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Reviews: tompowell340

Location Wales, Gender Male, Age 30

  • tompowell340
  • Wales, All Male Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Kinlay House Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
6.0
11th Apr 2014

Good location but it is a pretty basic hostel. There is not much atmosphere as it is a very big hostel with not much room for socialising

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Ekeko Hostel, Lima, Peru
6.9
13th May 2013

Only stayed for one night, but the staff where great and the private room was basic but clean and looked nice. It is about a 15min to the main centre but there is a supermarket near.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Dreamkapture Hostel, Guayaquil, Ecuador
7.1
25th Apr 2013

Good hostel, but people dont generally stay here for a long time, they use it to get to other cities so the atmosphere is lacking. The hostel is close to banks, shops, restaurants and a massive shopping mall, but is a long way from downtown, but close to the airport and bus terminal. Staff have good knowledge of the Galapagos

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Blue House, Quito, Ecuador
6.0
12th Apr 2013

Its a pretty average hostel. It has a good location, is cheap but its a bit run down and depending on who is working the staff can be great or very disinterested.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Arcadia Hostel, Medellin, Colombia
7.7
29th Mar 2013

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, Cartagena, Colombia
6.0
25th Mar 2013

This is a pretty in personal hostel and can be difficult to meet people. The kitchen is far to small for the size of the hostel and the outdoor common area is outside all the bedrooms so can me noise at night. Very good location

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Dreamer, Palomino, Colombia
7.7
19th Mar 2013

This is a chilled out hostel where you laze away at the pool, beach or bar. Not many shops around but some good restaurants, but you come be to relax not be in a busy place

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Dreamer Hostel, Santa Marta, Colombia
6.9
13th Mar 2013

On site resturant and bar a great, if a little pricey. Always something going on. Not in a great location as taxis are need to the beach and city, but you have a huge shopping mall close by.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Manaus, Manaus, Brazil
6.3
2nd Mar 2013

No customer comment

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Pousada e Hostel Papagaio, Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
5.7
27th Feb 2013

The dorms are very cramped (triple bunks) and have tiny en-suite bathrooms. The pool up top is great and you get breakfast. Only a short walk from the beach. I found the staff to be no existant and the please a little dirty. But still a decent hostel for a few nights stay

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Barra Guest Hostel, Salvador, Brazil
8.3
23rd Feb 2013

Great hostel. Its small but very social. Close to the beach and shops but not close to the old centre. Free cocktail at night was also great.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Residencial Das Araras, Porto Seguro, Brazil
6.6
20th Feb 2013

This hostel is a little away from the town, but only 5min from a great beach.This is why i came here so I was very happy. There is a great pool, but I found it a little odd sharing the kicthen and living room space with the family that own the hostel.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Copa Fun Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8.0
12th Feb 2013

Stayed here during carnival and had a great time. The staff are some of the best I have come across in south america and the hostel is amazingly clean

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Kerana Hostel, Encarnacion, Paraguay
8.0
7th Feb 2013

I stayed here for Carnival and beacuse it is the only hostel in town we had a great time here. The staff are brilliant!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
El Jardin Hostal, Asuncion, Paraguay
8.3
22nd Jan 2013

This hostel is and oasis in the crazy city, Thomas the owner is great and will help you out with any thing. The pool is much needed in the middle of the day. Breakfast is not the best.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel La Casa de la Luna, La Pedrera, Uruguay
7.7
17th Jan 2013

I loved this hostel. It is out of town. but thats why i liked the location. Its in the middle of trees and a short trip to the beach. You can but great meals here that are cooke by Rey Limon. Has a great feel this place. There is no lockers, but reception can look after passports etc

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
El Viajero-Manantiales Hostel, Punta del Este, Uruguay
7.7
16th Jan 2013

Its out of town and the direction for it are poor. It is near the best beach tho and has a great bar and pool. But if you want to be in the toen centre look at other places

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Unplugged Hostel Pocitos, Montevideo, Uruguay
6.3
14th Jan 2013

The hostel feels very cramped and is grubby. Its in a good loaction and has a bar (the music goes on late) There are better options to stay at (ukulele would be my tip)

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel El Español, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
6.0
12th Jan 2013

Basic Hostel but did the trick for a few nights stay

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Estoril, Buenos Aires, Argentina
7.1
7th Jan 2013

This is a big run hostel, that shares 3 floors with 2 other hostels, but they are all linked are share facilities with each other. The roof top is great to chill out on. I had a guide booke stolen from my bed, and talking to other people there food being stolen from the fridge seems to be a pretty regular thing. The brekfasts are really good, and from seeing other hostel in BA this is a pretty good place to stay.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hi Patagonia Hostel Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
7.7
4th Jan 2013

We enjoyed our stay here for a few days. The hostel ticks all the boxes and the staff are great. Good breakfast. Showers werent very good as there was almostr 0 pressure.

View Property Reply

Thanks guys for the stay and excuse us but there's a city cut for water and the day you stayed we're using the reserves tanks for the showers. Enjoy the trip

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
La Comarca Hostel, El Chalten, Argentina
7.4
30th Dec 2012

I enjoyed staying at this hostel, and had great atmosphere ( this was during nye) The staff were brilliant and really helpful. But this is a basic hostel and a little away from the more touristy end of town and the rooms are a little cramped The place was always clean and even had some nice touches like hair dryers. Right opposite from the bus station. Dont be put off by what it looks like on the outside!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Nakel Yenu, El Calafate, Argentina
7.1
27th Dec 2012

We enjoyed our stay here and would stay again. It is a little walk from the town, but a good place to stay. Kitchen area is very good, but was a shame that there was no lounge area, apart from that offered in the reception area.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Free Style, Ushuaia, Argentina
6.9
23rd Dec 2012

Wifi was very poor. But all in all a good hostel and great staff. Underfloor heating has the tendancy to melt any chocolate on the floor.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers Kaweskar Hostel, Puerto Natales, Chile
8.0
17th Dec 2012

Great showers for after the W trek. Big kitchen, good laundry and Omah who runs the place is a great bloke who will help you out.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nature Hostel, Pucon, Chile
6.0
11th Dec 2012

Nice big garden to chill in. The owner was negtaive about our plans and wasnt helpful during our stay. (about doing the navimag and our future destinations) All the signs and advice in the hostel were written and given in Hebrew and Spanish, which is helpful if you speak those languages, But left us feeling a little left out while staying here.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
Casa Fischer Hostal, Valparaiso, Chile
6.3
9th Dec 2012

You get given locks for the lockers in the room, and i found out that mine open 2 other peoples lockers. The staff werent great here and will charge for using the facilities after check out.Big comfy beds.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
La Casa Roja, Santiago, Chile
6.9
7th Dec 2012

We played cricket here on the same wicket that the Chile national team uses (its still pretty poor) but a fun hostel. We found the staff to be over worked and short staffed, which resulted in pretty poor serivce.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
mate!, Cordoba, Argentina
9.1
1st Dec 2012

Great Staff at this hostel, who love to hang out and chat with you when you are staying here. Every thing was very good, only slight thing was there was no AC and when we were there it was very hot in the dorm. Would stay here again in a heart beat!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7 Duendes Twin Hostel, Salta, Argentina
8.9
27th Nov 2012

Really good hostel. Its a short walk from the centre but its only 10mins. Staff were nice, the facilities and cleanliness were first class. Would stay here again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Arica Unite, Arica, Chile
8.9
20th Nov 2012

Really nice hostel the highlight was the owner Jenny who couldn't do enough to help it may be lacking slightly in facilities and maybe a bit of a trek to the town but this is a lovely hostal which represents good value for money and has a good atmosphere with a warm homely feeling.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Bacoo Hostel, La Paz, Bolivia
6.0
16th Nov 2012

Average hostel with good staff the toilets were discusting. Three toilets and two sinks for a hostel with a capacity of over one hundred isn't enough. It was noted however that some were being renovated.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
KulturBerlin Sucre, Sucre, Bolivia
9.4
14th Nov 2012

This hostel is the best we have stayed at in South America.if you are looking for a hostel to stay at whilst going to language school,this is perfect.During the week you can go to the Sucre language school which is linked to the hostel and do the free activities that are provided which include salsa lessons, volleyball and cooking classes.The weekends offer an opportunity to attend the events the hostel put on and party in sucre.The hostel is a few months old and is improving all the time.

View Property Reply

Hey Thank you very much for your review. It would be great to welcome you again here, if you ever travel through Sucre again! All the best for the rest of your trip! Kind regards, Claus and the KulturCafe team

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
8.6
1st Oct 2012

Really nice hostel the owners couldn't do enough for you. Within the context of its setting you couldn't ask for more.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
7.1
2nd Sep 2012

Decent hostel, good facilities the music in the communal areas was appalling I haven't come all the way to south America to listen to 80s UK pop. Pub quiz was interesting with numerous incorrect answers. Also watch out for the laundry weigh your gear first otherwise you may get ripped off like us.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Fort William Backpackers, Fort William, Scotland
8.9
25th May 2012

Great hostel with heaps of character. It has a really nice chilled out feeling which is helped by having some great staff working there.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
YHA Windermere, Lake District, England
7.3
16th Sep 2011

Nice location (a little to far from Scaffell Pike if you are planning on climbing) This is a family hostel and there is an 11:30pm curfew, which means if you want to go out for a few drinks or even a meal, make sure you do it early so that you are back.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tompowell340
  • Wales,
  • Globetrotter
Blue Mountains YHA, Blue Mountains, Australia
9.0
21st Aug 2010

Very good Hostel. There was a lot of families etc there which means its not a party hostel. But a very fun place with a lot of character

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

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