Great hostel with really friendly staff and lovely set-up. Garden on roof is lovely (though sometimes the music is a little unnecessarily loud!), clean kitchen and nice chill out area downstairs. Rooms are clean with lockers, and plenty of bathrooms on each floor. A fair distance from main backpacker street. Not too far from a few restaurants and shops.
Our room was quite dirty, especially the poorly designed bathroom which didn't look like it had been cleaned in a long time. Decent breakfast and good location short walk from the main street but away from the noise. Staff didn't seem particularly friendly at the time, but they were superhelpful when I left behind an item and they got one of their guests to bring it to Bangkok for me to collect.
Beautiful building, and nice pool (much needed in the heat!). Rooms were good size, with lockers. Ensuite bathroom was also good size. Food was a bit overpriced, and had limited menu over the public holiday. Staff were friendly and helpful regarding bookings and onward travel.
Dorm rooms were very spacious, and clean. Individual lockers in dorm were useful. Only one toilet/shower per floor, so occasionally a queue, and the 1st floor shower didn't have a holder for the showerhead so you had to hold it. Good breakfast, and they can book tours from the hostel.
Really friendly staff, who make an effort to learn your name and offer advice on things to do - though they are quite cautious (e.g. about walking places/hiring motobikes). Nice little communal area, though maybe a bit small. Rooms are decent size, with lockable drawers for bag. Breakfast is good!
Lovely hotel with very friendly staff who helped book our onward travel, and let us use a room before check-in. Rooms were spacious and clean, bathroom was very good size with a bath too, and not a wet-room (hoorah, no wet floor when showering). Good value breakfast options available. We hired bikes to get to the pagodas which was easy and good value.
Staff were friendly, sometimes overly so - they walk you across the road for breakfast and talk to you every time you pass! Rooms were good size and clean, and showerroom was decent. They helped when my boyfriend's flight was cancelled, and arranged taxis/pickups to airport. Only downside was tour we booked which was overpriced, and poor quality (mouldy stale bread for breakfast), so be careful when booking tours.
Staff are very friendly - sometimes overly so! Rooms were clean and good sized, good bathroom. Decent breakfast at their hostel over the road. They were very accommodating when my boyfriend's flight got cancelled. Halong bay tour booked with them was disappointing though - was very difficult to understand what difference in price was for - we opted for the superior but food was limited, breakfast was moudly, stale bread and the guide wasn't very good.
About 10 min walk to the main centre of Luang Prabang. We had a double room which was spacious and clean. Breakfast was fairly standard bread and help yourself coffee/tea. The staff were a bit clueless when it came to settling our bill, but otherwise fine - we used their mini-bus trip to go to the nearby waterfalls which was good.
- Couple, 25-30
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Bit of confusion on arrival - we had specified that we were arriving early but no-one was there when we did arrive and we had to call them to open up. Otherwise was a nice place and staff were friendly in helping to book cookery courses and organise washing. Room was a good size and pretty clean. Had a small roof garden for chilling out, and they show films there sometimes. Stairs up are a little precarious though so be careful!!
4 bed female dorm was size of a railway carriage! Barely enough room for 4 people to stand - I dragged my bag into corridor to be able to find my things and moved to roommates on 2nd night. Beds were comfy, and air con was good. Small locker, plug socket and light by bed. Breakfast was good - fresh fruit, toast and local dishes. Communal area opens into street and location is great.
Great location,close to China town markets. Staff are really helpful and friendly giving advice on sights and transport routes. Very stylish place, rooms are spacious and well thought out (little cupboard, elec socket, light by bed). Rooms smell slightly damp though. Great breakfast if you're around when the roti canai comes out!
Short walk from town centre. Staff are helpful and friendly. Has a small pool. Kitchen is clean though maybe a little small when there's a few of you in there. Lockers in room for security. Arranged transfer from airport which was really handy.
Quite a quiet place, but that's Alice Springs all over! Main desk isn't manned all day, but they'd left a little envelope when I arrived with all the essentials. There's a small pool which is great for a dip as relief from heat of the desert. Rooms have small lockers, which are a little flimsy, but place is generally secure and there's a big gate out front. Walking distance to main high street.
Clean hostel, with laidback atmosphere - hammocks, small outdoor area with fires some nights and seating around TV. Poor start to experience as a friend had booked and paid deposit but not confirmed the day before, so they made a big fuss about how full it was. Poor service and a bad policy for those that have paid a deposit. Hobs are a bit fiddly to work (bring matches/lighter). Internet was free, but only one computer working. Nearest wifi is in the Info centre about 5-10min walk away.
Nice to have the rooftop pool - not huge but good for a cooldown. Very clean, tidy and secure as you'd expect from a YHA - though needing room card to use the toilets is perhaps overkill. Helpful friendly staff on reception who gave advice on transport and trips. Large communal spaces, spacious and well equipped kitchen. Rooms clean and tidy.
Gorgeous place with its own section of beach. Very beautiful and peaceful, with great facilities - nice clean pool, plenty of hammocks, snorkels and kayaks available for hire and other activities (jungle-waterfall trek was good fun!). Staff knew you by name, and the afternoon tea was really lovely treat. Good vibe in the bar though was quiet season when I went so maybe not as lively as usual. Very difficult to leave!
Run by friendly couple. Fiona is very helpful in planning next stages of your trip. Having air conditioning and free WiFi is a great bonus and is more than the other hostels in this cluster offer. It's definitely a quieter hostel but very close to the others if you want to socislise.
Typical Nomads - large and loud. Bathrooms and rooms were pretty clean but kitchen was dirty and overcrowded. They offer a "free meal!" which really isn't worth it, though they also have toast and spreads available for breakfast which is better than nothing. Lively bar area for pre-drinks. Right in the centre of town so very convenient.
Quirky to be former prison and nice touches to bring this out, such as with giving the history. Location is a short walk from town but given current situation re: Christchurch it's actually got quite a lot going on. It's a fair walk from the rail station, and they do provide drop off but not collection from railway - they advertise as being closest to railway but still not that close! Cinema room is really nice though maybe closes a little early.
Nice place and centrally located - short walk from train station and beach. Good atmosphere - the living area and balcony are nicely set up and quite social. Kitchen was a decent size though could do with more cutlery.
As with all Nomads, large and a bit impersonal - but good location in the centre of town, and very clean. Plenty of showers and toilets so no waiting.
Good place if you're keen to party - you can hear the bar late into the night/early morning. Kitchen / Living area was a bit small for number of people staying. Rooms were decent size - larger dorms were split into 2 sections to give a bit more privacy/space - though ensuite is a bit limiting between that many people. Staff weren't very friendly or helpful - seemed a bit annoyed when you had queries.
Dorm rooms don't lock and no lockers available. Could lock things in office safe, but then only had access during office hours - so if early /late flight then no good. Would be good if there were lockers available.