jenniesue Accommodation Reviews
Madrid HOSTEL review: RC Miguel Angel
A nice hostel located on the 4th floor of a building right off of the Plaza Del Sol. Short walk to subway at Plaza del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Palacio Real. On a nice pedestrian street with lots of restaurants, bars and shops. Rooms were clean and modern with lockers for each bed and ensuite bathroom. Great value for location. I would definitely stay here again!
Barcelona HOSTEL review: Equity Point Centric
Great hostel! It is quite large and does feel a little institutional, but rooms were very modern and roomy. Large bathrooms are located in the hall and were very clean. Staff was professional and helpful. There is a large common room where breakfast is served, as well as computers with pay internet access. The location was great -- on the corner facing the "block of discord" and a short walk to Las Ramblas and the historic part of town. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it as a great value to other travellers.
Nice HOSTEL review: Hostel Smith
This was easily the worst hostel I stayed in during my travels in Europe. The only good thing about it was the location, which is fantastic. It is located in the old town and is a short walk to the market and the beach/boardwalk. This hostel is basically an apartment that has been converted to a hostel, with 15 beds stuffed in each room. The bathroom was not clean and I elected not to shower while staying here because the shower was scary. There was a common room with kitchen facilities and a large TV. Internet was supposed to be free, but it did not work at all during my stay. The owners were very nice and tried to fix the problem, but it never helped. I would not stay here again and would not recommend it to others.
Ljubljana HOSTEL review: Most Hostel
A great hostel in a great location in Ljubljana. Rooms were large and clean with ensuite bathrooms. The room was basically empty when I stayed there, and I only had 2 other roommates despite it being an 8 bed room. Staff were friendly and helpful. There is a common room with TV/DVD and 2 computers with internet access. The location is great -- along the banks of the river and an easy walk to downtown and the market along the pedestrian path. The hostel is right near the Dragon Bridge and within view of Castle Hill. It is a little tricky to find so follow directions given by the hostel. I would definitely recommend staying here and would stay here again.
Vienna HOSTEL review: Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge
I love Wombats! It is a great hostel chain and you always know what you are going to get. Rooms are comfortable and clean, with modern furniture and ensuite bathrooms. Loved the option of a women's only wing. Plenty of computers with internet access, laundry facilities, great bar and breakfast room. The hostel had plenty of info on local activities, excursions into other parts of Austria and restaurants/bars/nightclubs. Front desk will charge electronics for you and let you borrow guidebooks. Service was great and very professional. The hostel was just a couple of blocks from Westbanhof but a little way outside the historic city center. Plenty of nearby restaurants and bars. I would definitely stay here or at any other Wombats again!
Prague HOSTEL review: Hostel DownTown
This hostel is fairly small and is located on the 2nd floor. The rooms were large and clean. Bathrooms and showers were down the hall and both were very clean. There is a common room with TV and kitchen facilities, as well as one computer with free internet access. The location is a couple of blocks from the metro stop/streetcar and a large grocery store. It is an easy walk in the old town/city center and to Wenceslas Square. I did notice that there are other hostels that are more convenient to the tourist areas of town, but overall this hostel was quite comfortable and I would stay here again.
Salzburg HOSTEL review: Yoho International Youth Hostel Salzburg
This hostel was very clean and comfortable. Rooms were large with bunk beds and a sink in the room. Toilets and showers were on each floor and were clean. It was a decent walk into the city center and to the train station, but do-able. Staff were helpful and you can book tours directly from the front desk. The computer room was great, very modern with lots of computers for internet access. There is also a lounge with TV and DVD. I would definitely stay at this hostel again.
Berlin HOSTEL review: Wombats City Hostel Berlin
This was a great hostel and I would highly recommend it. It was very clean and the staff were professional. Wombat's has great facilities, with a bar, plenty of computers and internet access, laundry and attached restaurant. Rooms were modern and comfortable with ensuite bathrooms. Everything felt very clean. The location is a short walk to the subway and Alexanderplatz, as well as several up and coming neighborhoods. Staff were very helpful. While staying here one of my roommates was found to have bed bugs. The staff handled it very professionally and immediately transferred me to a new room, gave coins for laundry and free drink coupons. I shudder to think what would have happened if this had occurred at a different hostel. I would definitely recommend staying with Wombats.
Athens HOSTEL review: Athens Backpackers
The best part about this hostel is the location -- just a couple of blocks from the Parthenon! Also easy access to the subway at the Akropoli stop. The hostel itself is not great. It is rather old and not particularly clean; a little grungy. But the value is worth it, especially in a city where hotels are so expensive. The staff were really helpful, and there are several daytrips and walking tours organized through the hostel. Free wi-fi was a benefit, as was the luggage storage (although it is not in a secured room). I didn't take advantage of the free breakfast or the bar. Overall, I would stay here again because of the good value and location, but it was not the nicest hostel I have stayed at.
London HOSTEL review: St Christopher's Shepherds Bush
I did not enjoy my stay at this hostel. It felt very dirty, especially the bathrooms. The lockers in each room did not always close and lock. My room was located over the bar and street side and it was incredibly noisy until approximately 4 a.m. I hardly got any sleep here. The location in Shepherds Bush was a good 20 minute tube ride into the London city center. It was near a large shopping mall and several cheap ethnic eateries. I would not recommend staying here unless you plan on partying until the early hours of the morn.