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Reviews: Anonymous



  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
3.1
27th Nov 2015

Room was dirty, looked like it had not been cleaned in weeks, the shower was disgusting. Air conditioning did not work, asked twice for this to be fixed but nothing. Staff, most of whom looked like teenagers on their working holiday visas, when not working seem to spend their time getting drunk and making noise at all hours in the communal area. One of the worst hostels I have stayed in. Do yourself a favour, pay a bit more and go to the YHA or Wake Up hostel down the road.

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Wake Up! Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia
9.4
26th Feb 2015

A great hostel. A bit noisy, but expected bearing in minds its a cbd hostel and tends to attract a younger crowd. Great staff, very helpful. Good value for money, got a free drink at the attached bar, and a free coffee at the attached café. Great location, just opposite central station. Would definitely recommend

View Property Reply

Hi there, Thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us here at Wake Up. We are pleased you enjoyed the little extras that come with each Welcome Pack and that you found our staff to be to be really helpful! Hope to see you back here on your next trip to Sydney. Cheers Dev Penney General Manager Wake Up! Sydney

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
10.0
25th Feb 2015

Without doubt one of the best hostels I have stayed in. Brilliant concept, lovely and clean, fantastic facilities. Staff very helpful and lovely (a girl from Barnsley, England) and went out of her way to help me. Cant really think of any downsides about it. Good area too, some bars and take aways, only 15 min walk to CBD. Would definitely recommend

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Around The World Backpackers, Christchurch, New Zealand
7.1
23rd Feb 2015

Overall this is a nice hostel. I stayed here two years ago, and whilst it is still good, I couldn't help but feel it wasn't to the standard previously. The dorm rooms are nice, good beds, which look pretty new. Good cooking facilities, nice back yard to chill out in, and a computer room to use free of charge. Downsides, the staff on reception (an American guy and girl I think), not particularly helpful and had a bit of attitude. And the cleanliness of the showers was not great

View Property Reply

Thanks for reviewing us, you mention you have stayed before thanks for staying again. Our bathrooms are getting older we are currently upgrading them, did you notice the nice reading lights beside every bed and the pouches to put you possessions in? we also give out free wifi which was not available a couple of years ago. All the best with the rest of your trip.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
The Villa Backpackers Lodge, Picton, New Zealand
7.7
21st Feb 2015

Nice hostel, central location, beautiful gardens to chill out in, can get a bit noisy though. Kitchen facilities were excellent. Mattreses on the beds were not very good, very thin. Other than that would recommend.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Trek Global, Wellington, New Zealand
5.7
19th Feb 2015

Not one of the better hostels in NZ. Good location and friendly staff. But the hostel was not clean at all, the showers were disgusting. And very noisy, not helped by the fact that the hostel backs onto some flats and they were banging music out

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Bradshaw's Travel Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
10.0
17th Feb 2015

Excellent hostel. Very homely and the guy who runs it is so friendly.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
The Attic Backpackers, Auckland, New Zealand
8.0
16th Feb 2015

A very nice hostel, certainly when compared to others in Auckland CBD. Nice feel, chilled out, relatively quiet, clean as well. English girl on reception had a bit of attitude, not massively helpful. Overall a good hostel and would definitely recommend.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Spa Lodge Backpackers, Rotorua, New Zealand
8.6
24th Jan 2015

A very nice hostel, great location, friendly staff, have stayed here on a few occasions and loved it. Would recommend.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Four Canoes Hostel and Bar, Rotorua, New Zealand
9.1
26th Oct 2013

Excellent hostel in the middle of Rotorua. Double rooms good value and very nice

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Ducks and Drakes, New Plymouth, New Zealand
10.0
25th Apr 2013

Brilliant hostel Have travelled all over the world and can say that this is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Very clean, homely, excellent location and the woman on reception was very friendly and welcoming. Cant wait to go back

View Property Reply

Thanks for your positive feedback - it was great to have you stay here and I hope you will be back in the near future - try a winter visit and enjoy the cosy and welcoming fire in the guest lounge, a cuddly hot water bottle and perhaps a sauna! Until next time - stay well.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Peppertree Lodge, Paihia, New Zealand
6.3
29th Mar 2013

Certainly one of the most noisiest hostels I have ever stayed in. Okay if you are under the age of 21!!!

View Property Reply

Mark, you picked the busiest weekend of the summer, easter. We like all hostels were 100% full, the street was really busy and most noise came from the street, i made sure that the lodge was clear of noise from 10.30pm, and moved folk on, however i do not have influence on the bars or other hostels.We have on site security and off site security locking up at 11.30pm and opening at 6am, plus 3 walk throughs during the night. You were in a room with 3 foreign students who were 20, but i was through the hostel after 10.30 at least 3 to 4 times on each of those nights, any noise was not from here. Ithink your comments are 100% unfair.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Nomads Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand
8.0
5th Mar 2013

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Spa Lodge Backpackers, Rotorua, New Zealand
10.0
26th Jan 2013

Excellent hostel. I will be returning again. Friendly staff, great location and excellent value for money.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Taupo Urban Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand
6.6
31st Dec 2012

No customer comment

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Neverland Hostel, Istanbul, Turkey
8.9
30th Sep 2012

My second time in this hostel and it is excellent value for money. Central location, comfortable dorms (front facing ones can be a bit noisy with traffic from main road) and great breakfast, all for 10 pound a night, a bargain compared with hostels in other capital cities. Highly recommended

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab), Brussels, Belgium
7.1
17th Aug 2012

Nice atmosphere, good location, decent breakfast, nice courtyard for having a drink, staff friendly enough. Downside - I stayed in a mixed four bed dorm where there were no lockers, so security not great, had to carry valuables around with me which I dont like doing when travelling. Overall though, good hostel

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Lace Rock Beach Cabanas, Ahangama, Sri Lanka
2.0
25th Mar 2012

No customer comment

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Colombo Sea View Hostel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
9.4
24th Mar 2012

Excellent. One of the best value for money hostels I have stayed in. Very friendly and extremely clean.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
Vinayak Guesthouse, Jaipur, India
10.0
9th Dec 2011

Absolutely brilliant. One of the best value hotels I have stayed in. Is away from the sights (about 45 min walk) but in a nice quiet area called Bani Park (which is within walking distance of the railway station). Very clean, hot water and TV too. Nice big beds. Friendly staff. Cannot believe it is not in the Lonely Planet

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

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