Inexpensive lodging near four major ski resorts in Vermont. Great pub and friendly international crowd. Hostel guests are afforded use of the same facilities as the higher priced hotel next door. Lift tickets were cheaper at the reception than at the ski resorts themselves.
441 Magic Mountain Access Rd
Londonderry, Vermont, USA
Greyhound station at Bellows Falls
I recently stayed at the Oasis Hostel in Seville.
While I was there, my boyfriend was woken up at 3am by someone who said the bed he was in (and paid for) was hers. Obviously, there had been a double booking (in fact there were double bookings every night we were
there). However, during this mix up, the manager had gone into his 'safe' (which is allocated to the bed) and taken out a number of his personal items (which we did not notice until the following day). My boyfriend went to ask for them back and the manager said he had
lost them - but hoped they would turn up. Unfortunately, they did not and to be honest the staff did not really take the matter very seriously; they did not seem to understand why we might be offended that the manager had gone into our ‘safe’. Also, instead of replacing or refunding the cost of his UK electric shaver for example, they suggested they buy him a significantly cheaper Spanish (i.e. incompatible) version. Finally, the manager said he
would return the cost of the items once we could
'prove' how much they cost - after we had left to go home, which left me slightly nervous. This happened over a month ago, and we have just received payment for the items ‘lost’. Not entirely satisfactory to be honest. Thought it was worth sharing…
Tiny village in the north of Skye, has an excellent youth hostel, but the best thing is to take the road over the hills to the east coast from there to see the Quiraing, spectacular almost lunar scenery and extraordinary views.
Northern peninsula of Skye.
A lovely fishing village near Inverewe Gdns, also has an ATM, rare in this area! And a fish and chip shop selling locally caught fish. A good selection of shops for a small village, and incredible beach nearby. Nice youth hostel called Carn Dearg.
On the coast road.
This hostel was great! Would recommend it to any traveller who is looking for a fun time in Prague. We stayed in a 6-bed dorm, everything was clean and there was one cupboard for each person to lock their stuff up in. Showers were clean (although in peak times not exactly hot, but still bearable), toilets also clean and common room area spotless (if a bit smoky at times).
Best of all, the staff were really relaxed - no packing up the breakfast at 5 past 10, it just kind of sat there until everyone had had their fill. There's also safety deposit boxes at reception and a cage to put your luggage in after you've checked out. Five minute walk to old town square, supermarket round the corner (you can also cook at the hostel) and clubs, bars etc all within easy walking distance.
Hostal Llullu Llama in Isinlivi in the Cotopaxi province is a great place to stay. There are many day hikes to do, the atmosphere is very relaxing and the food delicious! Hosts are very helpful and I could have stayed for weeks!
Isinlivi, Cotopaxi, Ecuador.
Take bus from Latacunga, daily.
Tel: 00593 3 281 4790
This is definitely one of the best backpackers I have stayed at. Absolutely the best, friendliest staff and one of the most relaxed places you can stay at in Durban.
A hostel run by an ex-backpacker (Tony), who displays a deep love for Singapore and a HUGE amount of knowledge of local areas and tourist attractions. The hostel is clean and well run, in between the Katong and Geylang area (5 mins from the president's house!) and always has a good amount of friendly travellers and backpackers to meet from many countries. I always return to the hostel when I travel to Singapore as they always make me feel welcome.
Large and airy, this hostel is in an old textile warehouse. It is in a great location for exploring the city centre by day and the Northern Quarter bars by night. Some of these drinking holes are quite difficult to spot, so sign up for the bar crawl, if you don't mind Australians.
50 Newton St, The Northern Quarter, Manchester; tel: 0800 083 3848 (free in the UK);
This place was absolutely fantastic with the type of service that really makes you feel at home. It has a great central location and loads of other features such as free internet, free national home phone calls and free CD burning! And the staff were very informative and helpful while at the same time very funny and quite charming.
Via Nazionale, 7, San Lorenzo Market, one block from central station
A 1930's themed Hostel on Mazowiecka just off Al. J Slowackiego. The double and dorm rooms are all named after classic actresses, the breakfast is simple, but free, as is the internet. Rooms are also simple, but the bathrooms are impeccable with free laundry facilities.
Not many rooms though, so it's advisable to book ahead in high-season.
Mazowiecka, a 10 minute walk north west of the old town.
Waikiki Beachside is the largest hostel in Hawaii. It is a one minute walk to Waikiki beach, and because it has room for nearly 200 people, it is easy to meet other travellers to have adventures with.
2556 Lemon Road, Honolulu HI 96815;
tel: 808 923 9566;
Based in the former stables of a 500 year-old castle. Cheap, central and it has rooms with a view. There is a total of 320 beds.
Burg 2, Nuremberg;
tel: +49 (911) 2309360;
This is a great place. The bedrooms are spartan but clean. The place has a rather wide-open feel to it, unlike most clautrophobic hostels. The best part is the food: Sim's has the best food of any hostel I've been to, and it's cheap (8-15 yuan) with big portions. Also, there is often cheap barbecued food on the street outside.
No.42 Xizhushi st. Chengdu - in the northern part of Chengdu, next to Wenshu Yuan Buddhist Temple (which I also recommend). By taxi it's about 8-10 minutes away from the Chairman Mao statue/city centre;
tel: +86 288 691 4422;
The hostel is very clean and modern. It is really large for a hostel and well organised but the feel isn't as personal as it can be in some smaller hostels. The staff were very friendly, and not at all intrusive.
One of the nicest hostels I've stayed in anywhere in Europe and at a good price too. Run by the owners, who are exactly the kind of people who should be in charge.
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