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Reviews: kivanov

Location Bulgaria, Gender Male, Age 32

  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Maverick City Lodge, Budapest, Hungary
10.0
1st Apr 2016

Very nice hostel in a great location - many bars around to have fun, the most iconic sightseeing places are within walking distance. Very convinient parking (we were with a car), and very helpful and friendly staff. This is a hostel we would gladly return to!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Zatkuv Dum Hotel, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
9.4
11th Apr 2015

Right in the old town center, very clean and comfortable hotel. It lacks the hostel atmosphere, but on the other hand offers very nice (large and clean rooms) and is less than a minute from the center. Parking is not free, if you go by car.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Montenegro Hostel Budva, Budva, Montenegro
8.6
22nd Aug 2014

Quite narrow place, small kitchen that servers as common space as well, it is strange that the reception is not 24/7, towels are quite small (but free, so it's OK I guess), right in the middle of the old town, but then again, given the size of Budva everything is central. Nothing impressive, after visiting Montenegro Hostel Kotor we expected more I guess... Great value for money though. Biljana and Sasha were very nice and helpful hosts.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Montenegro Hostel, Kotor, Montenegro
10.0
21st Aug 2014

Great hostel, great stay, atmosphere was great, rooms clean, staff helpful, location - right in the heart of the old town, will visit again! Special thanks to Fedja and Vlado, great hosts!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Sobe Mara, Dubrovnik, Croatia
9.1
19th Aug 2014

This is a guest house located not so far from the Old Town, but on a very steep hill, so it's not easy to walk with a suitcase. The hostess is a very pleasant lady, very helpful and she can advise you where to eat for a cheaper price (Dubrovnik is expensive!). The rooms were clean and airy, there was an AC unit, and the price was extremely good for Dubrovnik. Bathroom was clean and with good facilities.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Grand hostel LerO, Split, Croatia
6.9
18th Aug 2014

The hostel is not so far away from the town center, the bathroom was not very clean and there was no hot water (and nobody at reception to signal). The rooms however were clean and comfortable. Our room served as a transit corridor for the room next door, which caused some noise, but otherwise the location is quite calm, next to a big park. Overall a good average place to stay if you're on a budget, don't expect anything special.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Old Town Hostel, Zadar, Croatia
9.7
17th Aug 2014

Very nice hostel, right in the heart of Zadar's Old Town. Staff were friendly and helpful, the place was clean. This is an old historical building so there is no elevator (in case you have a big case with you), but then - remember you are in the old town, and the atmosphere is worth the effort.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Chillout Hostel Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
10.0
16th Aug 2014

Right in the middle of Zagreb's center, close to the landmarks and station and to the central area filled with bars, staff were friendly, hostel itself was clean and relatively quiet given the fact there is a bar next door. We really enjoyed our stay there, definitely recommended!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Freeborn Hostel, Timisoara, Romania
10.0
4th May 2014

A great hostel right in the center of Timisoara, Raul (the owner) was great both in making us feel at home and introducing his city to us. If I am passing by that area again, I would gladly stay at the Freeborn again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Advantage Hostel, Prague, Czech Republic
9.7
1st May 2014

Great hostel away from the crowds, and yet only 15 mins from the historical center of Prague. Lots of pubs around, the subway is close, the hostel itself is clean and easy to find. The staff were very helpful and the only downside was that Wi-Fi was almost constantly down during our stay (a bit irritating, but this is really the only negative thing, I recommend this hostel!). Great value for money! If you are arriving by car, the hostel is very well connected with the P&R Chodov (by metro)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Budget Hostel in Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
8.9
30th Apr 2014

The hostel is away from the center and it was initially a bit hard to find. The price includes a tax which is basically more than the price of the bed, and you get to understand this in the last moment, but the hostel is still worth the money. At night your best option is to get back by taxi. The rooms were clean and very secure, and there is a big parking lot, if you are arriving by car as we did. Overall a very good hostel.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Balkan Hostel, Ruse, Bulgaria
10.0
29th Oct 2013

Right next to the city center, this hostel is actually a house an English couple owns, the upper floor serving as a hostel. One of the cleanest hostels I've been to, with a good kitchen, and very close to the main attractions, Balkan hostel is a great place to stay, if you are visiting Ruse.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Kismet Dao Hostel, Brasov, Romania
10.0
28th Oct 2013

Great hostel, right in the middle of Brasov, with very helpful staff. The only downside is if you are travelling with a car, parking space around is a bit scarce, but for a regular backpacker, this place is great!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel 33, Faro, Portugal
10.0
19th Sep 2013

One of the best hostels I have been, the location is just outlide the central station, close to the bus station, close to all the places worth seeing. Ricardo, the owner, is a great host, and Celina made sure the guests had a nice walk around the old town. Very clean, very nice, a perfect place to stay in Faro.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Graça 28, Lisbon, Portugal
10.0
16th Sep 2013

A great place! Clean, secure, staff are very nice and helpful, it is located in the historical district of Graca, close to the castle and Pantheo, and 15 mins from Praca de Commerco, full of nice people, a place I will visit again should I re-visit Lisboa! Nice kitchen and very clean bathrooms.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Porto Wine Hostel, Porto, Portugal
9.1
15th Sep 2013

The hostel was very good, and the staff was more than helpful, especially Diana. The porto wine testings are a great experience, and the hostel is right in the center of Porto, some 3 minutes to the central station. The only drawback was that the bathroom was really dirty, and the room I was in had no windows, so the air was suffocating. On the other hand many bars and restaurants are nearby, so overall this is a great place.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Nuovo Ostello di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
6.0
13th Sep 2013

The location is very far away from the center with the buses terminating at 8 pm. The guy at the reception (Sergio if I am not wrong) was trying to be as sour and unhelpful as possible, and did not provide too much information about the hostel's vicinity or facilities. The hostel itself is located in an amazing place, provided you have a car, you could have a great time.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Thessaloniki Studios Arabas, Thessaloniki, Greece
9.7
12th Sep 2013

The hostel was great, and the owners (Kostas and Dimitra) strive to make everyone's stay a great experience. Rooms and bath were clean, only the location is a bit hard to find, if you're on foot. Very nice hostel, will visit again!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Shanti Hostel Bitola, Bitola, Macedonia
10.0
25th Oct 2012

Great hostel, this is theirs first year in Bitola (Shanti is Skopje hostel chain), and they are doing really great! Clean, cheap (prices, not quality :) ) easily reached from the center, helpful staff - really a top choice for Bitola. If I visit Skopje, this will be my choice as well.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, All Male Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
SunnyLakeHostel, Ohrid, Macedonia
9.4
24th Oct 2012

Great hostel, a bit hard to reach by car, but perfect for backpackers arriving by bus/train. The hostel was very good, the only problem we had was with the hot water on the second floor, but other than that everything was fine. The hostel is located near the main pedestrian street, and in the heart of the old town, so it is very easy to reach any place of interest.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, All Male Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
10 House - Guesthouse, Kocani, Macedonia
8.9
23rd Oct 2012

This is basically a room in a house being rented to travelers. The host is very friendly and helpful, you have access to the kitchen and anything you may require. Kocani does not have a lot to offer (tourist-wise), so if you are stranded there and need to spend the night - this is the place I would recommend.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Snuffel Backpacker Hostel, Bruges, Belgium
9.7
6th Sep 2012

Hostel was great, Isabelle was a great receptionist and bartender! Rooms were clean, location was very good, nothing to complain about.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hatters on Newton Street, Manchester, England
9.1
2nd Sep 2012

The hostel is clean and located very near to Piccadilly and the Shudehill Interchange stations, the bathrooms are not on every floor, and the lockers are only on the 1st floor. Otherwise the staff are very friendly, the lobby is nice (the pool table was a pleasant surprise). Very good experience overall.

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Thank you for your nice review and comments!! We are super easy to find, and close to anything you may need for a superb visit to Manchester!! Come and see us again at Hatters in Manchester!!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, All Male Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Royal Mile Backpackers, Edinburgh, Scotland
10.0
1st Sep 2012

Great location, staff were more than helpful at all times, the hostel itself was clean and the baths and other facilities - OK (the kitchen is a bit small). The mornings are a bit noisy, but that is true for any hostel on the Royal Mile, so the hostel can hardly be blamed :)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
The Groove, Budapest, Hungary
10.0
14th Mar 2012

Excellent location (right next to Nyugati, and really close to the Parliament), very nice building, good facilities, clean rooms, helpful staff... I am going back to Budapest in a month, and I will choose this hostel again, the stay was really great! Keep in mind there is a night tram passing nearby - this is comfortable for a night walk, but can also be noisy especially in the early morning.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Naples Pizza Hostel, Naples, Italy
9.1
12th Mar 2012

Staff are very helpful with everything, my room was clean and comfortable. You need to bring your own padlock for the lockers in the room, and the hostel does not sell them. Location is good, 15 minutes walk to the station, and right in the heart of the old city, but the hostel is not well marked, so it is a bit easy to miss. Kitchen was very well equipped.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
A&O Dortmund Hauptbahnhof, Dortmund, Germany
9.0
31st Oct 2011

It's more a hotel than a hostel really, very cosy and clean, and there is a bar at the reception, really good place to stay. This is the second AO Hostel I am visiting, and my impressions are very very good, I will visit again.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
A&O Köln Neumarkt, Cologne, Germany
8.3
30th Oct 2011

It's a hotel really. Big, nice and clean. Breakfast for 4 euro is really worth it.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Shelter City, Amsterdam, Netherlands
6.7
28th Oct 2011

The hostel is located centrally, just a doorway away from the Red Lights Cabins. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are not very comfortable, the beds as well. The bathrooms on the other hand are very clean, but are located far away from some of the rooms.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Hostel ROOM Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
9.3
27th Oct 2011

Some distance away from the central station, but the hostel was really cool, clean, secure, friendly staff, definitely worth a stay

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
3BE Backpackers Bed, Eindhoven, Netherlands
6.0
26th Oct 2011

A bit away from the central station, otherwise a good hostel, nothing special, but a nice place to spend a night in Eindhoven if you need to

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
Viru Backpackers, Tallinn, Estonia
10.0
24th Oct 2011

The Viru hostel is actually a separate building from the Tallinn Backpackers, and it does not have any bar. But the 2 hostels are "sister hostels", so you can drop in if you want to have fun. The Viru hostel was great, located in the heart of the old city, well secured, clean and calm.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
10.0
22nd Oct 2011

There are no wardrobes in the rooms, but everything else was great, the staff, the location, security is OK, hostel was nice and clean. The bathrooms were cleaned regularly as well, definitely stay in the NSH!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria,
  • Globetrotter
High Street Hostel, Edinburgh, Scotland
10.0
8th Jun 2011

Great location, only recommendation is to add more power sockets (currently there are none in the rooms)

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria,
  • Globetrotter
Inverness Tourist Hostel, Inverness, Scotland
5.3
6th Jun 2011

Although the hostel claims they have security lockers, you need to bring your own padlock, and no one tells you this in advance! The rooms are far from clean, but the bathrooms and toilets are way better than in other hostels I have slept. The location is perfect - literally 30 m. away from the bus station.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • kivanov
  • Bulgaria,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Fleda, Brno, Czech Republic
2.0
23rd Oct 2010

The person on the from desk managed to lose our baggage (later he found it, thanks god!), the sheets were wet, the rooms could not be locked, our reservation was mistaken! Extremely poor hostel!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness

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