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Reviews: achilles12348

Location USA, Gender Male, Age 26

  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Cambie Hostel - Gastown, Vancouver, Canada
7.4
23rd Mar 2016

Located just a short walk away from one of the main Sky Train stations and near a ton of bus routes, I was able to get around Vancouver way more easily than other North American cities. The hostel doesn't have a lounge, but rather a bar. And not just any bar. Locals actually know and like to hang out at the Cambie. People consistently told me it's one of the better places to hang out on a weekday night in Van. The rooms are pretty minimalistic and had small lockers, but I loved the old hardwood.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
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Kombi Hostel, Santiago, Chile
8.9
25th Feb 2015

This is a party hostel if there ever was one. Every night there are people drinking and dancing late into the night on the small dance floor in the courtyard. This means it can be very difficult to get some sleep. The cheapest rooms are the loudest. If you want to party, this is the place. If you like to get up early and go do day trips, you should pick a different place.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
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Ruca Hostel, Puerto Varas, Chile
3.1
17th Feb 2015

For a standard-priced hostel in Chile, you got very little. No lockers, no breakfast, no space to move around because it was so packed. No staff that knew how to use the computer system to check us out in under 30 minutes. Where on earth did my money go?

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
8.3
31st Dec 2014

No customer comment

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
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Casa Verde Limon, Valparaiso, Chile
9.1
25th Oct 2014

I love the bright, airy common room with its high ceilings and trapeze. The kitchen was awkwardly set up, but very clean and functional. The hostel was located right between the most popular hill neighborhoods to visit and near an ascensor and lots of bars and cool shops. I would definitely stay here again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
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Room007 Ventura Hostel, Madrid, Spain
9.4
17th Jun 2014

Great, helpful and friendly staff! Roomy dorms with extra chairs and bathroom with a shower for each dorm room. The attic lounge could have had more comfortable places to sit. The wooden benches and pillows and the floor seemed to scare everybody back into their rooms.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
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Hola Hostel Eixample, Barcelona, Spain
8.0
10th Jun 2014

Having a room without windows, it got stuffy. A few other people from the room and I asked reception to turn up the A/C which they did, but by the next night it was stifling hot again. We had to ask every night about it. The kitchen is well supplied with pots and pans, but can be a bit chaotic. The lounge has no shortage of chairs, only a lack of comfy ones. Laundry looked to be free. The bathrooms lacked ventilation.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
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Sabai Dee Patong Guesthouse, Phuket, Thailand
7.1
22nd Mar 2014

Despite poor internet connection in the rooms, it was a nice little hotel right near Bangla Road in Patong. There's a 7/11 across the street for snacks. Unfortunately, there was a bit of the mix up with the billing that required me to speak to the manager on the phone. He was needlessly rude and confrontational. The receptionist who checked us in was very friendly and accommodating. The downstairs lounge brought the communal feel of a hostel lounge to a hotel, which struck a nice balance.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
Petra Hostel, Jerusalem, Israel
5.7
12th Oct 2013

This hostel has three things going for it: a great location in the Old City near Jaffa Gate, amazing views of the Dome of the Rock and the Tower of David and finally it's cheaper than most other hostels in Jerusalem. That being said, you don't get all that much for your money here. The hot water is scarce, the beds are uncomfortable and the place is overall a bit grimy. There's a lot of potential, but I don't think the owners care much. It definitely is for those who just need a cheap bed.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
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UNITY Hostel Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia
9.4
20th Aug 2013

Unity Hostel really left me in want of little more. The place is easy to find across from the government building. It's clean, located close to the city center, with big lockers underneath the beds and privacy curtains on each dorm. The lounge is an Asian-inspired chill-out oasis with big comfy couches, a big screen TV and a computer. Free breakfast includes bread, hard-boiled eggs and tomatoes. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
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Montenegro Hostel Budva, Budva, Montenegro
5.1
17th Aug 2013

Located in a maze of often unmarked alleys and thumping techno music, you can find Hostel Montenegro. On check-in and check-out, I had to hunt for the receptionist, as nobody was to be found. Not only was the whole hostel cramped, but it was also dirty and poorly organized. Trash was overflowing in the kitchen. There was no room to even move in the bathroom. The dorms themselves had more beds stuck wherever they could fit. What more, the techno music thumps outside until dawn at least.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
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Anchi Guesthouse & Apartments, Dubrovnik, Croatia
8.3
15th Aug 2013

Anchi Guesthouse seems to function as cute B&B-style apartments during the off season and a hostel during the summer. Each apartment has it's own kitchen and some have balconies overlooking a small garden. It's located near the bus station away from the crowds and jacked up prices of the Old Town, but is only ten minutes away by bus or 30 by foot. The wifi only really works from the owners' apartment upstairs. No lockers and some apartments can seem locked when they are actually unlocked!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
Taso Guesthouse & Hostel, Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina
9.4
14th Aug 2013

Located just a short walk away from Mostar's famous Stari Most, Taso Guesthouse is a small but clean, friendly and air-conditioned hostel. The staff were very friendly (especially when it comes to booking one of their tours). The lone bathroom made for some lines though. It's a bit far from most restaurants and supermarkets, although there is a minimart downstairs. But overall, this is a good, well rounded hostel.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
Tito46, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
8.9
12th Aug 2013

Located right on the tram line in the heart of Sarajevo, Tito46 has an open courtyard on the first floor with lots of plush couches to lay on. Upstairs, the dorm rooms are spacious enough for an 8-bed to not feel cramped. However, only two bathrooms makes for some waiting time. They like to tout a tour of the Sarajevo tunnel for €15. Look around and price compare before you go though.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
Hostel Lika, Zagreb, Croatia
8.6
10th Aug 2013

Arriving late into Zagreb, I had no problem finding this place. Get off at the right stop and follow the cute yellow footsteps into what looks more like a pub or a family gathering than a hostel. I felt very at home in the jovial atmosphere stoked by the nice fireplace in the common room. It's a bit outside the center, but it didn't matter since they offer food, beer and even souvenirs on site. They also offer tours to Plitvice Lakes which I regret passing up on. The big minus: communal showers.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
Nemrut Kommagene Hotel, adiyaman, Turkey
6.0
16th Jun 2013

Very easy to find coming into Kahta by dolmus from Adiyaman. The rooms are dark and the first room had no A/C so I asked to switch. One employee was happy to give me another room, but the manager (name Irfan) came out and told me nothing was broken when the A/C totally was. I told him to go look for himself while I moved myself to the other room. The manager also pressured me into buying their tour of Mt. Nemrut, which I ended up doing because it was only TL 75 compared to other places in Kahta.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
Jordan Tower Hostel, Amman, Jordan
8.6
16th Jan 2013

Being right in the middle of downtown Amman by the Roman theatre, you couldn't ask for a better location. They have reasonably priced tours everyday depending on depending on demand. The breakfast could have been better. Not very filling. The guys at the front are very knowledgeable in planning my trip. It was a bit cold in the dorm in January. I would have liked some extra blankets. The no alcohol thing was a bit annoying, but no biggie for a well-rounded hostel like this.

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Its the first time anyone ever said our breakfast wasn't enough .. Because we serve the biggest breakfast - with no limits of any budget hotel,, maybe you should have asked for more ,,, likewise with the blankets - a simple request for another blanket or 2 or 3 would have sufficed.. we don't have a restriction but since the heating is on all night most people find the bed covers adequate.. Happy travels and remember if something isn't as you want ask the staff,,

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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  • achilles12348
  • USA,
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ANZ Guesthouse, Selcuk, Turkey
8.3
15th Jan 2011

Harry, the guy who runs the place, has a great personality! Such an entertaining guy. A very social hostel. A bit scant on the number of bathrooms though. Great breakfast!

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
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    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • achilles12348
  • USA,
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Athens Backpackers, Athens, Greece
8.7
30th Dec 2010

No customer comment

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
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