I wasn’t planning to do a post like this, but since talking about my trip online a lot of people have been asking me about where I stayed so I thought I would do a masterpost of the reviews I gave each hostel! They were all reviewed on Hostelworld, which lets you leave a review and rate different aspects of the hostel which they convert into a percentage rating. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!
Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea, London, England (71%)
The rooms were clean, although they were extremely hot at night and we couldn’t figure out how to open a window or turn on some AC. The bathrooms and showers could have been a little cleaner, but they were usable. The free breakfast was incredible!! The staff was all friendly, but you could tell who the regulars/favourites were. The open mic nights were amazing, and you couldn’t hear a thing in the rooms! The location wasn’t great, but I enjoyed my stay!
Kinlay House Dublin, Dublin, Ireland (71%)
I really enjoyed my stay here. The rooms were nice and clean, although the temperature was either freezing cold or way too hot. The rest of the hostel was generally freezing as well so I had to wear my jacket quite a lot. I had a hard time finding the bathroom, I ended up using a handicap one the whole time and I still don’t know if there was another. The location was perfect. Within walking distance to whatever you could want! Only one toaster slot was working (out of 5 toasters), not very good
City Backpacker – Hostel Biber, Zurich, Switzerland (57%)
I only stayed for one night and it was just okay. Going into the building I walked up many floors to find reception. The common room was really quiet all the time- people didn’t want to interact with others. My bed was nice, I liked how there was a sink in the room. The bathroom was decently clean, but the shower was out of order. It was within walking distance to the major train station. I only met 1 staff member, she seemed nice, just tired. For a short stay I would go again.
Hostel ELF, Prague, Czech Republic (83%)
The location is further away from the main center, but you can easily walk or jump on the bus to the city center! Incredibly cheap compared to other hostels in Prague, and the staff are amazing! One guy spent most of the night with us while we tried to figure out what to see and where to go. He even followed up with us the next day! It’s super clean, there’s one woman who is constantly cleaning the place. Their knock off Nutella during breakfast is better than the actual stuff! Loved it!
Hostella Female Only, Rome, Italy (89%)
This place was in a great location, very secure and close to everything. The breakfast wasn’t great, just some croissants (which weren’t good) and fruit. The staff were incredibly friendly! I loved the female only atmosphere!
Hostel Pisa, Pisa, Italy (60%)
The hostel is close to the train station and the airport which is nice. They have lunch and dinner buffets which are decent for only €7! There was no security, our room had a lock on the door but it didn’t work. Anyone could easily walk into the hostel and into any of the rooms. There was also a lot of hair in my sheets.
Mediterranean Youth Hostel, Barcelona, Spain (77%)
This hostel was really nice! The home cooked dinner was good, but very late! I wasn’t expecting the cleaning lady to be as thorough as she was, so it was nice but when she made my bed she moved all the stuff away and that was nerve wracking when I first realized my stuff wasn’t where I left it. All in all, not a bad place
Lisbon Destination Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal (97%)
I loved my stay at this hostel. I immediately felt at home and everyone was incredibly friendly. The entire place was nicer than my house, and the bathrooms were to die for. The breakfast was amazing and the wifi was great. I loved the bracelet and the fact that there are sister hostels we can go to within Lisbon. I still wear the bracelet every day to remind me of this place, and I cannot wait to come back!
Vintage Hostel Gare du Nord, Paris, France (83%)
I enjoyed my stay here. The breakfast is quite light (croissants and toast), but it wasn’t bad. The rooms had a bathroom attached which was nice, but the ceiling of our bathroom leaked every time someone above us took a shower. The location was good, close to a main train/metro station and the Sacre Coeur. There is a burger place close by called Captain B which was incredible. The wifi went out our last day, but they did work really hard to get it fixed.