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Dorms KL 2 is located in Bukit Bintang is mostly run by other travelers who are staying for the longer term, so the hostel receives a wide variety of international guests with a very homey vibe for all backpackers. Staff are extremely friendly and remember each guest on a first-name basis. It has great Wi-Fi, and is generally well maintained in terms of service, cleanliness, and security. The L...

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Natalie Guesthouse is the cheapest hostel option in Kuala Lumpur, and is situated in Chinatown, catering to budget-conscious guests who need to stay near the famous Petaling Street food lane in Chinatown. It has good Wi-Fi, but is lacking in areas such as security, service, and cleanliness. The Location The hostel is located right in the middle of Chinatown, and the food lane is right at the...

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Mad Mick's Bunk House is -- for Peruvian conditions -- an average hostel, directly located in the heart of the well-known touristic city Iquitos. It's just average, because it consists of a few rooms including one for the reception and the bathroom and kitchen, but nothing else. The Location Because there are few good hostels in Iquitos and it's normal here in the middle of the rainforest t...

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Mandala Hostel Bogota is close to the airport and has a super relaxed and chilled-out environment. The Location Mandala Hostel is located approximately ten to fifteen minutes by taxi from the Bogotá airport. It is an ideal place to stay if you have an early flight and don't want the stress of trying to get there from the city centre. As it's so close to the airport, you will occasionally hea...

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Onederz Phnom Penh is an incredibly clean and professionally run hostel with immaculate facilities; friendly English-speaking staff; a nice hangout lounge and rooftop bar; and a location very convenient to buses and boats to Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Thailand, and Vietnam. The area is a bit seedy, as it's home to the red light district patronised by sex tourists and expats, but it's also home to a...

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Beachbums Berawa has a very chill and laid-back feel. It has its own surf and scooter rental, which makes accessing the different surf beaches very easy. It charges an extremely low rate. The Location There are inexpensive cafes and restaurants very close by. There is a lot of variety in the price range and type of food that you find nearby. It is about a twenty-minute walk to Finn's Beach,...

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Panela Medellín is a relatively small hostel in a desirable location that also serves as a café. The Location Panela Medellín is in the El Poblado area of Medellín. EL Poblado is one of the most touristic and safe neighborhoods within Medellín, where much of the best nightlife is easily accessible. Parque Poblado is one block away and Parque Lleras is just a few blocks further. Like almost e...

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Poblado Park Hostel offers ample space at an affordable price in a highly desirable location in the El Poblado area within Medellín, but needs some minor improvements. The Location Poblado Park Hostel is located about one block from Poblado Park in the El Poblado neighborhood of Medellín. Most travelers who visit Medellín stay in El Poblado because of its numerous hostels, reputation for be...

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The Nomad House is a hostel on Koh Pha Ngan island, where there are world-famous Full Moon parties with thousands of people dancing on Haad Rin Beach. These days, there are also Half-Moon parties, which are located in the jungle. But when there are no parties, Koh Pha Ngan is pretty quiet and a laid-back island. The hostel itself is quite modern, rooms are very clean and organized, and there w...