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One of the longer running hostels in Mossel Bay is Park House Lodge, occupying a house more than one hundred fifty years old. Mossel Bay is a very popular stop on international travelers’ south coast itineraries, with its gorgeous beaches and walking trails. It also has a wide selection of accommodation and is particularly healthy in the budget backpackers’ department. The Location Park Hou...


Bidea Hostel is a great hostel with amazing staff. The Location When getting dropped off by the bus, it is about five blocks' walking south. It's very easy to find, a couple blocks from the center of town. The building is green and blue and very easy to find, right on the corner of the street. If heading to Salento, it is only three blocks away from Jeep transportation. Parking on the stree...


Hostel Villahormes is the only one in town (it is more like a village, really) at the time of writing. It is rather new and very basic; hopefully they will improve with time. It is conveniently located, on the Camino del Norte, the northern route of the Camino de Santiago, and serves as a decent place to sleep if you're too tired to keep walking to the next town. The Location The hostel is l...


Albergue San Roque is decorated with bright yellow colors, and the host is so friendly and will surely brighten your day with his warm welcome and hospitality! The Location The hostel is located in Navia, at the beginning of town if you're walking on the Camino de Santiago. The city center is not too far, and is within walking distance. It's a small and beautiful city, with everything you mi...


Urban Backpackers is one of the most central hostels in Johannesburg, which has an almost bewildering assortment of backpacker hostels spread all over the city, so you should consider it if you are passing through the city, as it has excellent access to the onward transport hubs. The Location Located on a very noisy, busy street, Urban Backpackers is two kilometers from Park Station, from wh...


Normally, Hostel Gernika - Lumo Aterpetxea would count as a great hostel, but as it's a bit on the expensive side, we expected more. Either way, Gernika doesn't offer many accommodation options for backpackers, so this will have to do, and after all it's not bad at all. The Location The location is pretty good; the hostel isn't set right in the center, but it's definitely close, just a short...


Downtown River Hostel is a great place to stay in a nice location. The street gets busy during the day, and can be quite noisy, as the windows are close to the road, but nights are mostly quiet. The Location The hostel is located in a great location; the historical part of San Sebastián and the city center are not too big, so you can just walk everywhere! The hostel is located in an upscale...


Ta Van Hostel is run by a local, English-speaking family that offers free breakfast, Wi-Fi, and maps for all guests in the hostel. The Location The hostel is located right in the middle of Ta Van village in Sapa, so it is very convenient for guests to hike to the nearby waterfall and water reservoirs. As it's located in a village, the hostel is somewhat remote, so it is not easy to hail a p...

2018-07-17 Ta Van HostelSapa, Vietnam

Boogalow Hostel had only been open for a couple of weeks by the time we got to stay here, and boy are we grateful it's around! Wow, we have no words! It's the first real backpacker hostel in the city and it's just by the sea. The view is just stunning! The Location The hostel is literally by the beach and just a few minutes' walk from the cathedral and the Old City -- you can't beat that lo...