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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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