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Recent Hostel Reviews

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We love staying at Cheers Downtown 2! This is just one location; they have a few more in different neighborhoods around the city, and the common denominator seems to be a lovely, friendly, and chill atmosphere. The Location As the name suggests, the hostel is located downtown, somewhere in between the central Taksim Square and the Old City of Sultanahmet. The trendy Galata area is not too fa...

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Anicha Hostel does what it says on the tin. It's an affordable room in the heart of Cuenca, but not much more. The Location As with most Cuenca hostels, the accommodation is only a few blocks from the town's main square and cathedral. The building is a heritage-listed, double-story beauty off Gran Colombia. The dorms have access to balconies while interesting artwork is present inside. Howe...

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Happy Land Luxor is a comfy hostel on Luxor’s East Bank, in the heart of the city. The Location Happy Land Luxor is located on Luxor’s East Bank, in the Medina. All the food or other products that you may want to buy can be found in just a one-minute walk from the hostel. The hostel’s location is in the heart of the city and a perfect base to explore Luxor, Egypt. The railway station is less...

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Hanchi Hostel is a hostel and bar, opened within a year of our visit, and is a rather nice and convenient place to stay. The Location The hostel is located in a very cute area, surrounded by many fancy bars and restaurants, which provides many options for dining and hanging out around. The Old City and the many attractions are not too far away, and a few blocks away there are shops and eater...

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Romangelo Ii Hostel is a low-cost hostel next to the Termini train station. It has clean facilities and the basics like outlets, hot water, and a kitchen, but lacks consistent Wi-Fi, helpful staff, common areas, or a good atmosphere for socializing. The Location The hostel is a bit tricky to identify; there is a large green door with no sign, with only a very small note with "Romangelo" wr...

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Freehand Miami is a relatively new and stylish entrant into the hostel scene in Miami. It is housed in a renovated art deco building plus a few satellite buildings in its sizable garden, with a tiki bar and an adjoining restaurant. The Location The hostel is located in the South Beach area, a neighborhood full of upscale hotels and restaurants and with a very active nightlife. It is a safe n...

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Hike & Chill Hostel is a small and basic but authentic-looking hostel in the small streets of Tingrir’s old interesting Jewish quarter, run to our experience solely by an honest young man. The house is clad in colourful local carpets and hides, accentuating its awesome, authentic and homey feel. The Location This hostel has a good central location in an old, traditional-looking neighborhood...

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We have finally found the hostel where the real backpackers are staying at while in Istanbul -- Big Apple Hostel & Hotel! Well, it might not be the only one, but it's definitely a major backpacker hub, and we love it. The Location Big Apple is located in the Old City, on the European side of Istanbul. There are many historical sites, museums, and other tourist attractions to explore in the a...

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The Loft Boutique Hostel is a boutique hostel the Belleville neighbourhood in Paris, France. The Location The Loft Boutique Hostel is located in the Belleville district of Paris. Belleville is Paris’ China Town and many Asian restaurants and mini markets can be found in the area. The food is slightly cheaper than in most other districts in Paris. Cafes and non-Asian restaurants can also be...