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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...


Samarian Hostel offers a budget stay for travelers passing through Medellín, additionally providing a co-working space and café. The Location The hostel is located at the edge of barrio El Velodromo and Estadio, about a five-minute walk from the Floresta metro station. The neighbourhood is safe, clean, and very green. Within a short walk, you can find restaurants, supermarkets, and smaller s...


Zostel Mysore is part of the nation-wide Zostel chain of hostels, and this particular one hosts six different dorm rooms (one of which is female only, plus two private doubles). Most rooms are en suite; for those that aren't, there are two other bathrooms located on the ground and second floor. The hostel has the unusual feature of being built around palm trees, so you will see a couple growing th...

2018-07-15 Zostel MysoreMysore, India

We love Botxo Gallery - Youth Hostel Bilbao -- it really has all the ingredients a good hostel should have and more! It is affordable, set in a great location, and even the atmosphere is great. What a treat! The Location If you're visiting Bilbao, chances are you've heard of the Guggenheim Museum. And if you have, you'll probably love the fact that you can look at it and marvel while still w...


Medan City might look quite poor, but Medan Capsule Hostel is like a hidden gem. The interior is very modern and you won't feel disturbed by the hectic life outside; it's perfect for business. This place seems to be very quiet, there are no parties going on here. It is suitable for solo travelers or groups, and also for families (there are also some private rooms). The Location The hostel is...