Thursday, 3 April 2014

Hostels in Europe

I've decided to compile a list of hostels I stayed at in Europe along with some comments.



Amsterdam
Hostel: Stayokay Vondelpark
Room: 20 Bed Dorm - Female only (Private bathroom). Yes 20 people in a room but it was very spacious and I didn't feel that it was noisy at all. One cupboard for you to store your stuff. Locks not provided.
Location: it's very near the I AMSTERDAM sign and not thaaaat far from the city center. But distance is subjective, I think it takes at least 15 minutes on foot to get to the center? Not a problem for me because I enjoy walking.
Breakfast: the best breakfast I had in a hostel. Different types of bread, ham, cheese, cereal, fruits(!!), yogurt, fruit juice, coffee/tea.
Kitchen: None
Overall comments: Felt like a school dormitory, very clean and bright.

Berlin
Hostel: ONE80 Hostel.
Room: 8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom). Everyone gets a cupboard and a metal cage below the bed to store your stuff. Locks not provided.
Location: located very near Alexanderplatz station so it's quite easy to get around.
Breakfast: No breakfast
Kitchen: None
Overall comments: Clean, looked and felt a lot like a hotel.

Istanbul
Hostel:??
Room: 8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom). One cupboard for storage. No locks provided.
Location: Close to Blue Mosque and Hagia sofia. Central location.
Breakfast: bread, tomatoes, cucumber, egg, coffee/tea.
Kitchen: None
Overall comments: Rather messy and old but good location. Not for picky travelers.

Krakow
Hostel: Benedict Hostel
Room: 9 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom). It's the first 3 beds bunk I've seen. One cupboard for you to put your stuff. Locks not provided.
Location: fantastic. It's 5 minutes away from the city center.
Kitchen: Decent.
Overall comments: Not the prettiest, a bit old but location was fantastic.



London
Hostel: Astor Hyde Park
Room: 9 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom). Metal cage under bed for you to keep your stuff. No locks provided.
Location: Next to National history museum and Hyde Park. Good neighborhood and metro is near so easily accessible to other main attractions near the river.
Breakfast: bread, jam, coffee/tea.
Kitchen: Good with a big lovely dining room.
Overall comments: I love the architecture of the building, staircase and common room are beautiful.


Paris
Hostel: Absolute Paris Hostel
Room: 4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom). No lockers for your things in the room but the room was nice and cosy.
Location: 5+ minutes from Rebublique metro station which has a lot of connecting lines so very accessible.
Breakfast: bread, juice, coffee/tea.
Kitchen: Quite small.
Overall comments: Good overall.



Prague
Hostel: Hostel Marabou
Room: 12 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom). Spacious but you can't open the windows or something so it was very stuffy at times. One cupboard for your stuff. No locks provided.
Location: quite far from the center. 10-15 minutes by tram.
Breakfast: bread, yogurt, cereal, coffee/tea.
Kitchen: Good
Overall comments: Not for picky travelers.

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