Except for the Creepy, Gay, French Big Guy Roommate I had who tried to sneak on me while I was sleeping in the middle of the night, lights off, only to accuse me of "snoring" loudly (What the heck! This is a Shared Hostel Room!), and that prompted me to transfer to another room the following day, that was the only "traumatic" experience I had here. And also, except maybe for the location, everything else in this hostel is PERFECT in my humble opinion. Great Bedroom, Staff, Kitchen, Common Areas!
Great location, facilities, and you'll definitely feel secure because of the house rules they strictly implement that'll make you "behaved". However, it felt like I was staying in a "Military Barracks". It did not help that some Staff, specifically a "Latino" Brown Guy (I forgot his name) who grew up in New York (I overheard him), is way TOO UNFRIENDLY and DISCRIMINATING "ANTIPATICO" to Asians like me. He made me feel I was BOTHERING him for information, while he gladly entertained PRETTY GIRLS!
This hostel is actually just an extension of the main St. Christopher's Hostel in Borough High Street, where most of the facilities can be found. There are not enough facilities in this extension hostel, only few toilets/ bathrooms. It did not help, that, Cleanliness in the (few) toilets and bathrooms, were an issue. Clogged toilets, wash basins or lavatories, flooded shower rooms. Save for these things I mentioned, everything else was Perfect for me. Great Staff, Breakfast, GoodValue for Money!
T'was a Great Stay! Enjoyed it! Loved the location, free breakfast, facilities, great staff, Value for Money, the typical St. Christopher's hostel way! I have been a guest of St. Christopher's Hostel for almost 3 years now, and have stayed already in almost all of their locations across Europe, including their sister hostel, The Flying Pig Hostel. This is generally, a reliable chain of hostel brand. I would always prefer to stay in one, in a location, whenever their rates are better than others.
I stayed in a single private room ensuite (w/ own toilet and bathroom) just for an overnight stay in this hostel. But the previous comments I read about this hostel prior to making my own booking here, especially about the nasty burnt, cigarette-like odor permeating inside the rooms, and hallways, were TRUE. This odor perhaps, will be your single complaint in staying here. Other than that, and the lack of atmosphere, everything else is fine! Great central location, nice staff, value for money.
Except for the lack of a lift, and the difficulty of climbing the very steep stairs going up to the rooms or to the open-space rooftop, and the lack of a kitchen/ mess hall, where you can cook and eat your meals (since breakfast/ meals are not included), My Over-All Stay in this hostel was EXCELLENT, and that, I WAS VERY SATISFIED. Definitely, A GREAT VALUE FOR THE ACTUAL PRICE YOU PAY. In fact, I will stay again in this hostel, if and when, I visit Beautiful SEVILLA again. You can't get enough.
Great Staff, especially the Cleaning Staff, and those in charge of the Breakfast/ Kitchen (CESAR and REY), they were very helpful, and service oriented! It's a nice hostel to chill out, with their wide screen TVs in the lobby and in the common room area. Definitely,Value for money. The actual Free Breakfast Menu can still be improved by adding HAM and CHEESE. :) It just needs to secure the hostel better. I observed that people from outside can easily pass thru the main door leading to the Patio.
- Mixed Group, 31-40
- (28 reviews)
Save for the location, and for some minor inconveniences/ unexpected surprises, over-all, my stay was just fine. It took me at least 8 nights of stay, to really appreciate what this hostel can best offer you--- Value for Money (especially in the expensive city of London), and, Some Great and Very Helpful Staff (Special Mention to RICHARD)! It was also nice to discover GREENWICH, as you try to explore this part of London where this hostel is located, and to learn how to commute via NIGHT BUS.
I have stayed here in this hostel for at least thrice (3x) already. I am fairly satisfied with my stay. Whenever I will be in Madrid, I would prefer to stay here, especially with the good, central location, and the friendly and party atmosphere they have. I just hope they improve on their free buffet breakfast, by adding some ham and cheese, in order to give a sample taste of these foods, which Spain is known for. And to add some personal bed lights & curtains, for the mixed dorm accommodations.
- All Male Group, 31-40
- (28 reviews)
I cannot make any reviews here because I had to cancel my booking on the same day I was supposed to arrive in this hostel. I did not push thru with my trip here, at that time. I don't have any experience staying in this hostel. But since I'm "forced" by this website automatically to give a review by clicking on the "appropriate ratings", for now, I just have to give an "Average" Rating, since I really don't have any idea about this hostel, and just so to satisfy or comply with my record reviews.
The hostel is actually a home-y, private, furnished apartment with room double-deck beds, and ideal for young, light and budget-conscious travelers / back-packers, staying only for a few days. The owner is very friendly and helpful for all your practical needs. It was even nice of her to do an extra effort of washing my clothes at no extra charge. The only downside is the building has no elevators, and the hostel is in the 5th floor. Also, it can be hard to find since it has no big sign outside.
The 4-Bed Mixed Dorm is too small for comfort. No personal lockers inside the rooms. Very inconvenient to rent extra lockers way downstairs if you are 6 floors up. One good thing there is the great party atmosphere in the bar lobby.
Not a party hostel... Please see my previous review on this hostel, I already did one. Same comments as before.
Not a party hostel. Just a quiet, chillax type of hostel. Maybe hard to meet new friends or other hostel guests, as there are limitations on social areas
Far from the city. You always need to take the ferry, to
Love the personal curtains, reading lights and large cage lockers underneath each bunker beds, which makes it secure for your stuff, and makes it possible for a good night's sleep. While, on the other hand, party atmosphere in social areas and bars downstairs, with large TVs and gaming area, which makes it easier to socialize and meet new people. Great hostel for budget travelers and back-packers. Helpful and friendly staff. Will definitely come back here whenever I'm in Berlin. Thanks!
Great Hostel in Amsterdam! Love the party atmosphere! Will go back here whenever I'm in Amsterdam. Thanks! Cheers!!! :D
Great Hostel by the Beach! Great, friendly, cool staff! Party atmosphere, but a very homey atmosphere as well! Will go back here whenever possible. Thanks! Cheers!!! :D
Simply the BEST HOSTEL by the BEACH in BARCELONA. Many thanks to the Hardworking, Honest, Friendly and Helpful Staff of AMISTAT Beach Hostel (IVI, DAVID, KELLY, JESSICA... did I forget anyone? :) ) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HOSTEL! It's the BEST I have ever stayed at, compared to others. I Love the BIG and SECURE personal lockers, very environmental-friendly and energy efficient facilities, personal lights, kitchen, common areas for meeting new people,etc. See you next month. I'LL BE BACK with friends.
I love the big personal lockers they provide for each bed/ person. Security for my personal stuff/ bags is very important for me whenever I stay in a Mixed or Group Room with other people. I like that they also have personal reading lights for each person/ bed. Very convenient. However, I don't like their location---far from the city center and that you still need to take the Metro, which adds up to your daily costs. It's very inconvenient. But still, I recommend this BBK Good Hostel in Bilbao.
- All Male Group, 25-30
- (28 reviews)
I'm not happy with the small lockers, sometimes with broken locks, on the 6-Bed mixed room in the NO NAME City Hostel. I have stayed in many hostels already around the world and I can compare. There are better hostels out there that have big, spacious lockers. Security for my personal stuff is important to me. If my single standard, medium size backpack or travel bag cannot fit in the locker, then it's not a good locker for me. I would prefer to stay in another hostel with big, spacious lockers.
I like their big personal lockers for each person/ bed. It's also a good place to party and rest. Their main central patio is a good cozy place to chill-out, read a book and to meet new people. Having a personal light for each bed and private curtains for each bed could have made it even better for them, if they had it though.
Their 8-Bed Mixed Room is kinda crowded if it is fully occupied, and their are no personal reading lights in their beds. It's quite dark and inconvenient if everybody is sleeping already and you come back late in the room. Also, small windows and that there is little ventilation in the room. All kinds of odors can be smelled from shoes while you are sleeping.
I don't like the fact that in their 4-Bed Mixed Room, there was no personal lockers provided for each person/ bed. It's kind of inconvenient to still go out of the room just to secure your bags and other personal stuff in their common locker area. Security for my personal stuff inside my room is very important for me. Other hostels are better, and can offer big spacious lockers for each person inside their rooms.
Good value for money if you just stay for a very short period of time, and you are on a very tight budget. You just have to adjust to their limited facilities. Don't expect much for a "cheap" price. Besides, their 8-Bed Mixed Room is quite small, can be congested, and has only a small window. Ventilation can be difficult, and all kinds of odor from shoes can be smelled while you sleep...
I'm not happy with the small lockers, and small ceilings on the bed, on the 8-Bed mixed room in the Flying Pig Hostel. I have stayed in many hostels already around the world and I can compare. There are better hostels out there that have big, spacious lockers. Security for my personal stuff is important to me. If my single standard, medium size backpack or travel bag cannot fit in the locker, then it's not a good locker for me. I would prefer to stay in another hostel with big, spacious lockers.
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