Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Australia, Gender: Male, Age: 68

Hostal San Fernando

Alicante, Spain
77%

The hostal was a little further from Station than I expected, but close to waterfront. Pleasant enough, but not outstanding Wifi pretty good

  • 28th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (55 reviews)


Cadiz Inn Backpackers

Cadiz, Spain
77%

I enjoyed the Cadiz Inn - close to the station, the staff were lovely, and there's a great roof terrace. But I thought they were a bit dear. I had a double room, at a higher price than I had paid at hotels, but here no TV, AC, shared bathroom, not even a towel. If they're going charge hotel prices, they have to provide hotel facilities. The Wifi wasn't working for the two days I was there, but I assume that was temporary.

  • 15th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (55 reviews)


Hostal Greco

Madrid, Spain
89%

I chose this hostel due to its location near the Gran Via and Cheuca. Very nice place, but I would call it a hotel, not hostel - it didn't have the atmosphere/ common room/ bar facilities I normally associate with a hostel. One thing I didn't like was that you had to be let i by reception - good for security I guess, but a bit annoying (I only had to wait once, for 5 minutes).

  • 4th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (55 reviews)


Dar Soukaina

Marrakech, Morocco
83%

The riad was an excellent respite from the hustle of Marrakesh, located in the less touristly part of the medina (on the north side of the souk). Security is an issue though. There is a keypad to get into the riad, but how often is the number changed, and how many people know it, but there is zero security on the room doors at all.. They also need direction signs. Although they meet you on arrival, I got a bit lost when returning. But it was a lovely stay.

  • 1st Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (55 reviews)


Homo Nomad Hostel

Gyeong-ju, South Korea
87%

A very pleasant traditional hostel. Although enjoyable, there were four distinct disadvantages: 1 - the directions are atrocious. I spent over 30 minutes in the back streets of the neighbourhood before stumbling upon the hostel; 2 - we had to vacate the hostel for 4 hours during the day; 3 - we didn't get a key for the front gate, so had to be in by a set time; 4 - there are only 2 bathrooms (outside). The 4th item can't be changed, but the others need addressing to be acceptable.

  • 5th Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (55 reviews)


Doona Guesthouse

Jeju Island, South Korea
83%

A nice relaxing hostel, though not the easiest to find. Although you could walk the distance in 20-30 mins, you'd need to know your way. I took a taxi from the KAL Hotel, at W 2,500 - well worth it

  • 2nd Jul 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (55 reviews)


Come Inn Guesthouse

Seoul, South Korea
93%

A great hostel in a great location. Staff were very helpful. Directions were spot on, however another way of getting there (from Incheon) is via metro (commuter not express) to Honguk University station (W 3,000). This is a little further to walk than from the line 2 station, but still close. Note, don't go through line 2 station, as they charge you extra.

  • 29th Jun 2011
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (55 reviews)


Frankfurt Hostel

Frankfurt, Germany
97%

I've now stayed at the Frankfurt hostel several times, in various types of rooms, and would recommend it to anyone. Convenience 10+, with a great bar and convivial atmosphere. One recommendation - don't take a room without an ensuite, there aren't enough bathrooms.


Backpackers-Duesseldorf

Dusseldorf, Germany
80%

A good hostel, but a little far from station. I put security low as the room doors locks are controlled by numbers - how often are these changed?


Hostel Meyerbeer Beach

Nice, France
97%

Great hostel in great location. A little further from station than is inferred in instructions, but still very walkable. Sophia's great!


Vertigo Centre

Marseille, France
93%

Excellent location near railway, but not much else (but that's because of remoteness of station). Great common rooms. Also stayed at their sister hostel in the Old Port. It is "better", but has less character.


Frankfurt Hostel

Frankfurt, Germany
97%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in - so convenient, and good fun. Two comments - the kitchen isn't big enough, and get a room/ dorm with an ensuite. There are not enough bathrooms for the shared bathroom dorms.


HI De Ploate Ostend

Ostend, Belgium
83%

Floor in bedroom was a bit gritty. That may have been sand dragged by others in dorm though...


Snuffel Backpacker Hostel

Bruges, Belgium
93%

A great fun hostel with good bar - sometimes live music.


Luxembourg City Hostel

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
90%

A bright modern hostel. On the other side of the city to the station, so don't walk it. Follow directions. there are roadworks at the tram stop so the sign is down. Cross road, walk bck up the hill under the railway line, and it's in the valley on your right.


Anglesea Backpackers

Anglesea, Australia
80%

A hostel in a converted home, a long walk to the beach. Kept exceptionally clean by the friendly owner.


Urban Central

Melbourne, Australia
93%

A modern hostel (in a retired office building), with good facilitries quite near to the city, and on the tram route to St Kilda. Very friendly and active staff. I liked the power points inside the lockers.

  • 29th Dec 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (55 reviews)


Hotel Alfa Zermatt

Zermatt, Switzerland
87%

Lovely traditional hotel

  • 6th Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (55 reviews)


Hotel Garni the Piz

St. Moritz, Switzerland
77%

A modern hotel with excellent facilities. However, the location on the map is wrong. It is not on the hill overlooking the lake, but at the other end of the road, in St Moritz Bad.

  • 4th Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (55 reviews)


Tourist Hotel Lucerne

Lucerne, Switzerland
77%

A pleasant hotel overlooking the river (if you're on that side). However, there was one male and one female bathroom for each floor - 8 rooms (30 beds est). In peak times this is not enough.

  • 1st Oct 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (55 reviews)


Zurich City Apartment 2

Zurich, Switzerland
77%

Not your usual hostel, it's a room in an apartment, in a cosmopolitan residential area just outside the city centre. The owner (who doesn't live there) is very helpful and offers good advice on where to go. One disadvantage is that you have to arrange an exact time to arrive and leave.

  • 29th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (55 reviews)


YMCA Hostel Basel

Basel, Switzerland
90%

A modern hostel in a residential area near the station. Only complaint is that reception is closed 11:00 - 15:30

  • 27th Sep 2010
  • Globetrotter
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (55 reviews)


Banyan View Lodge

Darwin, Australia
80%

A pleasant enough place - I thought a bit pricy for the facilities, though it is Darwin. Not in the centre of town, which could be an advantage


Youth Hostel Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein, Austria
90%

A large modern hostel, a reasonable walk from the station. The rooms are excellent. My only complaints were that there wasn't amy self-catering nor internet available.


East Hostel

Bucharest, Romania
80%

A very convenient hostel. Emailed directions excellent - the only problem was that (though there is a small sign, despite what some other reviewers have said), the buzzer is not.


Do Step Inn

Vienna, Austria
87%

A very nice, convenient hostel near Westbahnhof. It is very clean and modern fittings.


Dioskouros

Athens, Greece
77%

A good priced hotel in a great location. Doesn't have some of the extras I'd like - internet, laundry


77%

A little out of town (I believe here's another Y in Chinatown), but right on the T (subway/Metro). Excellent facilities, inc gym & free internet.


Times Square Beds

New York, USA
87%

Not exactly Times Square, but very convenient to the Port Authority Bus terminal and Penn Station. A small hostel (only two dorm rooms), friendly, and very good value


Hotel 17

New York, USA
87%

In a nice residential area just out of the East Village, a pleasant hotel. For New York reasonable rates. Only complaint, they didn't answer an email I sent to them.


Lyndon Guesthouse

Dublin, Ireland
87%

A lovely B&B. Not far from O'Connell St, but on the north side of town, so away from Temple Bar etc.


Belfast International Youth Hostel

Belfast, Northern Ireland
83%

Due to previous reviewers (and Lonely Planet) had few expectations with this hostel, but now feel they were unjustified. A modern hostel with excellent facilities and no complaints with the staff.


Sheep Island View

Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
67%

Convenient to the rope bridge, but not much else. Pleasant otherwise


Derry City Independent Hostel

Derry, Northern Ireland
90%

A very enjoyable hostel, greta location and staff


Claddagh Hostel

Galway, Ireland
100%

An excellent hostel - great location (a block from Eyre Sq), great facilities (DVD's, free Internet, good kitchen) and great staff. What more could you want?


87%

A good hostel. Inconvenient if you don't have car or bike. Directions a bit misleading (3rd exit from where?) - look for Killorglin road.


100%

A great guesthouse. Rooms recently renovated (though the building still being upgraded)/ Easy walk to town/


90%

Good hostel, very convenient to Jameson distillery.


Stirabout Lane

Wicklow, Ireland
100%

This is the first time I have ever awarded a hostel 100%, and it's worth it. Absolutely special.


Avalon House

Dublin, Ireland
97%

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. The breakfast was a little basic though.


Hotel Veracruz ***

Sitges, Spain
83%

Located in a side street just behind the Calipolis, it near to but not in the noisy areas of Sitges, but who goes to Sitges to sleep? Good value


Peanuts Hostel

Kiel, Germany
93%

Great hostel, and the staff were very helpful. Kitchen available, but no breakfast.


Hotel zur alten Stadtmauer

Lubeck, Germany
93%

An excellent hotel, helpful staff and a lovely breakfast. My room overlooked the river. A warning for those with too much baggage, that there are four flights of stairs.


Louise 20

Dresden, Germany
90%

A good hostel in a great location. Their "common room" is the breakfast room, with no comfortable lounges.


City Lodge Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden
90%

Very convenient. No rooms have windows, so it's bit like a black hole. If getting a dorm bed, go for the 16-bed room rather than the 6-bedder as the ventilation is better and less claustrophobic.


Slottsskogens Youth Hostel

Gothenburg, Sweden
83%

Certainly not central, but tram service good. You can buy single ticket from driver for 20 SEK, but better deal is multiple ticket for 100 SEK for outlets (7-11 etc), then rides cost 15 SEK


90%

Excellent hostel. A bit decrepid, but pleasingly so,well renovated. No lockers


Babelfish-Hostel

Wurzburg, Germany
93%

An excellent hostel - clean, good facilities, even lockers that lock!


ABA Hotel

Frankfurt, Germany
90%

A clean if a bit basic hotel only two blocks from the station, towards the city. It is in the girlie-bar are if that matters


City Hotel Koeln am Neumarkt

Cologne, Germany
93%

This is an excellent small hotel - the rooms are modern, the facilities are spotless. The only reason I haven´t marked it 100% is because it is in Neumarkt. This may not suit everybody. To find the hotel from the U-Bahn (Metro) go to other (west) end of market, and turn left.


Hotel La Potiniere

Brussels, Belgium
37%

1- location is three train (not metro) stops from city centre 2- hard to find - turn right after leaving station, over main road, about 2-300m 3- only take-out kababs nearby. Decent cafes 3-400m away, up the hill near town hall(?) 4- bathing facilities not acceptable. There was a dusche/bidet in room. No common shower either Stay there only if there´s no other option


Stayokay Apeldoorn

Apeldoorn, Netherlands
80%

Note that the no 7 bus goes in two directions, take Orden. The hostel is in a lovely wooded setting, but is not at the Hoge Veluwe national park as I understood from their description. To get to park, take no 108 to Hoenderloo (4 strips). No lockers


Stayokay Texel

Den Burg, Netherlands
90%

The directions are a bit lacking. When you arrive at Elemert, there is no sign to tell you where to go from there. There is a map that shows a hostel that no longer exists. You have to go back towards the VVV about 150-200 m, and turn left. Then you can follow signs. This hostel is very new & large (300 beds). There is also a half-board option that is worthwhile. There are no lockers that I know of.