A bit tricky to find at first so look closely at the map. We stayed in the three-person room (one double bed and one fold-out cot), and it was quite comfortable with a private bathroom. Staff were also happy to lend us cookware to cook dinner in the room (there was a burner for stovetop cooking). Easy walk into the city center (about 5-10 minutes) and right across from the train and bus station.
Very convenient location and helpful staff. It's an upper-floor apartment that has been turned into a hostel. There's only two bathrooms, but this was never a problem. Would definitely stay again!
Fantastic location right in the old town and on the edge of the Turkish Quarter. I believe that there were only a couple showers, but this never proved to be a problem. The Sarajevo tour is a MUST, especially for anyone who is interested in hearing very personal stories from the war... definitely well worth the 25 euros. You are driven to spots in the mountain, including the Olympic Stadium and the destroyed bobsled run, sniper alley, the tunnel of hope, and more. Highly recommended!
Fantastic hostel, great location by the old town, great people. Only complaint: our room (Bob Marley) had a VERY squeaky door, making it a bit hard to sleep when roommates came in late at night. Overall though, highly recommended and would definitely stay again.
Basic dormitory style hostel not far from the city center (short tram ride or about a 20-30 min walk to the main sites). The hostel is in part of the old Olympic Stadium, and for years it was the only hostel in Helsinki, so don't expect anything fancy. Internet connection is really terrible, but there are interesting people from all over the world who stay here. Discount with HI or ISIC card.
A lot of bizarre things kept happening at this hostel. Such as being told that my locker was an old dining room cabinet. Or the handle of the front door falling off and being unable to get inside. Overall it wasn't a bad stay, just a bit odd. The owner does not speak much English, but his assistant does and is helpful. Maybe he needs more workers for the summer season. Kitchen is outside, internet is wifi or on an old computer in the garage. Also, there are cats-- beware if you're allergic.
Great location near the train station, helpful staff, AC in bedrooms. Only one real shower (and a second small shower/toilet thing) but never had to wait. Would stay again!
Fantastic hostel; we were sad to leave! Ada and her family took great care of all guests. They will serve you breakfast (hotel-style), help you plan any trips, and provide great entertainment. The hostel opened only 3 weeks ago. The only downside is that you do have to take a bus, but it's only about 5 min ride from the Old City and there is a train station a 7 minute walk away. A great place to relax away from the hustle bustle of the center and to meet cool people. Hope to stay again!
Nice quiet hostel, VERY close to train station. Free tea and coffee and wifi! No big activities planned, but if you need a simple place to rest, this is for you.
Be sure to ask for a second mattress. The hostel is eco-friendly and designed like a summer camp. The first night we were sleeping only on a thin camping mattress on the wooden floor of a loft. Noisy weekend sleep, didn't get much sleep. But can't beat the location!
Excellent location; very easy to walk everywhere! If you're coming from the airport, it's only a short walk from where the airport train brings you. Free laundry (3+ nights) was great after lots of traveling. Staff was very helpful! Thanks!
Just two stops away from the bustle of the Mitte. Staff was very helpful and friendly, and we loved the neighborhood!
Great place to stay! VERY close to the main train station, very easy to get to all parts of Heidelberg, and generally very cosy. It is on the 3rd floor (with a supermarket downstairs), but there is an old lift.
Great little hostel on the top floor of a Stockholm student dormitory (I think). The kitchen was amazing and really felt like home! The only downside was that it was a bit far from the major sites (about a 25 min walk to Gamla Stan, for example) and that reception was open only limited hours... but that seems to be normal for most hostels in Stockholm, it seems.
City BackPackers is a big hostel, and like any big hostel, it risks feeling impersonal. But they do a fantastic job at catering to everyone! The common room is HUGE with a great TV and tons of free computers. The kitchen is also enormous, so there's always an open space too cook some of the free food and pasta (and cooking is recommended-- Stockholm is expensive!). The free outdoor ice rink is about a 10 minute walk away (+ free rental!) and the hostel is overall close to everything!
Highly recommended! There were a lot of open beds (I guess there's a lot fewer tourists in Gdansk in the winter), so they upgraded me for free to the 6-bed library room. Staff was incredibly helpful--they even drove me to the bus stop when I checked out! Common room includes kitchen, free computers, and TV lounge. Great for meeting people or just relaxing. Will definitely stay again!
Though I was initially skeptical about staying in a Christian hostel, I actually wish I could have stayed there longer! Great location, good price, very friendly and helpful staff. No one forces you to be Christian, but there are religious events for those who are interested. All in all, a great place to meet people and enjoy a very tasty breakfast (my first french toast in Europe!).
The bar was the only common area, so that made it a little bit tough when I just wanted to check email and had to sit at the bar to do so. Also, because the hostel is so big, it can feel a bit impersonal. Bathrooms are TINY!! Close to the museums and one of the bar districts.
Loved my stay! Free breakfast was good, and the staff very nicely got me breakfast even when I wanted to eat hours before or after the allotted 8-10am time. The staff was also great in helping to plan visits or tours. The common areas provided a fantastic place to meet people, so it's absolutely perfect for travelers who are traveling alone or in a small group. (Note to TF: Keep the kitchen and common room as they are! :) ) Only negative is that I tried to take a shower in the afternoon one day, and th