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Reviews: aks741741

Location USA, Gender Male, Age 39

  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hello Guesthouse, Busan, South Korea
10.0
26th Apr 2013

Nice place in the middle of Haendae beach with big kitchen, good breakfast and helpful staff, especially Gabriella the manager. It's really close to subway station and Haendae beach nightlife.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Guesthouse Ochakare, Kanazawa, Japan
9.4
22nd Apr 2013

Ochakare is located near futuristic JR Kanazawa station. While very clean and modern (no surprises here), it was rather cold (physically). Rooms upstairs will be quieter because the room downstairs are extremely close to the common room. However, the place is hardly a party place so it's not a big deal.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Bonsai Guest House, Osaka, Japan
9.4
19th Apr 2013

Nowhere in the world have I met the staff more service oriented than at Bonsai. I bet people who stay at 4 Seasons get a lesser service. I give them 200% rating. The hostel is located very close to the JR Momodani station. If you have JR pass you ride to Dotombori and see all the goodies. Tip: Check out Spa World in Osaka. That place is super awesome.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Kyoto Guesthouse Roujiya, Kyoto, Japan
9.7
15th Apr 2013

Guesthouse Roujiya is a deluxe B&B serving as hostel. The facilities are top notch. It's located in a very cool Japanese house combining traditional and modern elements.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hiroshima Hana Hostel, Hiroshima, Japan
9.7
14th Apr 2013

Hana hostel is located very close to the JR station. It has deluxe bunks. It is a part of excellent J-hoppers chain.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
10.0
12th Apr 2013

good location within a walking distance of an awesome izakaya district and tram line. I was lucky to attend a sake party at the hostel kitchen. I wish they hostels like in Japan everywhere else in the world.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
9.7
9th Apr 2013

A hostel in a traditional house with very friendly staff that makes you feel like a family. Japanese stay there as well which makes stays more culturally enriching. Beware of a drink special made with 200 proof alcohol. It is lethal (in a good way) like in Hitchhiker's Guide ti the Galaxy. Locals often stop by for a drink at the hostel bar. So it feels like a izakaya. A double bonus.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Oak Hostel, Tokyo, Japan
9.7
7th Apr 2013

The location is rather convenient near JR Yamanote line Ueno station. There is good Sukya fast-food joint nearby .The common area is a bit small. The checkout is a bit early too: 10am. Unlike Hong Kong the hostel standards in Japan are rather high. So this place met the standard.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hong Kong Inn, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
8.3
5th Apr 2013

This place is located in the flat in the apartment building so it feels like a shared apartment but without any staff present. They also allow anytime check-ins which resulted in all lights turned on at 2am. Overall, the quality of hostels in Hong Kong is one of the worst in the world so the expectations are rather low.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Casa Kiwi Hostel Medellin, Medellin, Colombia
9.3
31st Jul 2011

No customer comment

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    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Pariwana Hostel Cusco, Cusco, Peru
9.3
30th Jun 2011

Well organized hostel with lots of activities and a lively bar. The only thing I didn't like was a barebones breakfast and lots of upsells to buy more expensive(non-included) breakfasts. I haven't found such practices in lots of other South American countries.

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Hi : We are glad to have you as a part of the Pariwana�s family member and to know that you had a great time with us. About the free breakfast that is included in the rate we serve Coffee, milk, chocolate powder, fresh fruit mixed with a bit oforange juice, 3 types of breads, butter, strawberry jam, infusions and coca leaves. This breakfast is quite a Continental breakfast which is the traditional free breakfast worldwide. Please let us know if you have any other idea about the alternatives of the breakfast to improve it. Have a great time in your trip. Regards Jose Miguel, Quality Service Manager

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  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
HQ Villa, Lima, Peru
9.3
22nd Jun 2011

A very upscale hostel that was a welcome break from party hostels. Imagine staying at your rich neighbor's mansion for a low price. Champagne taste on the beer budget, baby.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostal de Su Merced, Sucre, Bolivia
9.7
12th May 2011

This place is rated 3 star by Frommers for its uniqueness. The breakfast is absolutely best in the Bolivia, if not in South America. A heater is welcome addition to cold altiplano nights. The view from the top terrace are unbelievable. Take a break from dormitories and treat yourself to sumthin' nice once a while.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Barra Guest Hostel, Salvador, Brazil
9.3
1st May 2011

The breakfast and dinner options were excellent. Staff was friendly and they even had a guest chef and maid. The owner was present and full of indispensable Salvadorian advice.

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    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA,
  • Globetrotter
Lemon Spirit Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10.0
29th Apr 2011

Excellent stuff. Lots of fun activities. Not a fan of

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
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    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
The Mango Tree, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9.3
25th Apr 2011

In Rio a 6 bed 2 story dorm is a rarity. Mango Tree had it. The backyard was pleasant for hanging out. They also take credit cards.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Female, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Art Hostel Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8.3
23rd Apr 2011

Pros: Art Hostel feels like a modern art museum. The location is just around the corner from Catete metro station. Cons: Now, this maybe due to the busy Semana Santa check-in but nobody showed me around this humongous place so I missed breakfast the first day. Also, the combos of shower and toilet were rather inconvenient.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • Russia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Kaissara Hostel Trindade, Trindade, Brazil
9.7
17th Apr 2011

It was an honor to stay at George's tropical paradise guesthouse. I nominate George for the most hospitable person in South America.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • Russia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers House Paraty, Paraty, Brazil
9.3
15th Apr 2011

The breakfast was in top 2 I've had in South America. The front door security was a bit elementary but it seemed to work fine. Historic center was only 5 minute walk away while the bus station was practically right there. They also had extremely awesome cult movie collection.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • Russia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Sao Paulo Global Hostel, Sao Paulo, Brazil
9.3
12th Apr 2011

Global Hostel has a great staff and is located smack in the center. Paraiso metro station is very convenient for traveling to all points of the city. It's relatively easy to meet people due to all the daily activities happening in this hostel. The only downside is the lack of breakfast.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • Russia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Tucano House Backpackers B&B, Florianopolis, Brazil
10.0
7th Apr 2011

A paradise on earth. Perfect in all dimensions.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • Russia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Bambu Mini, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
10.0
3rd Apr 2011

Great hostel with helpful staff

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • Russia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Estoril, Buenos Aires, Argentina
10.0
27th Mar 2011

Great breakfast, helpful staff and good location in the centre.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • Russia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Suites Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
9.3
23rd Mar 2011

This hostel was a bit too big for me. It's an multi-story apartment complex so it can have lots of people. The no outside liquor policy was odd for wine happy Mendoza. Bathrooms were really cramped. I liked the fact that it was located across the street from the city market with cheap food stalls.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • Russia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Bellavista Hostel, Santiago, Chile
9.0
22nd Mar 2011

The hostel is really cool. My room was near the busy street so there was a lot of noise.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • Russia, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Hostal Casa Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile
9.3
19th Mar 2011

No customer comment

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    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Etnico Eco Hostel, Pucon, Chile
10.0
15th Mar 2011

Really nice hostel with friendly staff (Jessie) located in the middle of all the action. The staff can help you to book all the myriads of activities in Pucon. The downsides were the lack of the breakfast and somewhat spotty wireless connection. YMMV.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • aks741741
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Globetrotter
Backpackers Kaweskar Hostel, Puerto Natales, Chile
10.0
5th Mar 2011

One of my best stays. The staff was really helpful with organizing activities around Torres Del Paine NP. The place had a look and feel of a lodge without lodge prices.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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