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Member: Ms Cheong Chui Teng
Place of Visit: Australia
Review Hostel: Melbourne-Metro YHA, Australia

1) How did you find the  YHA/HI hostels in
    Melbourne-Melbourne Metro YHA, Australia
    It's a great place to stay.  It's clean and it's walking distance
     to Queen Victoria Market.

2) How did you travel around  Australia
    I was there for half a day only.  Just walk around only.

3) How do you find the experience staying at the YHA/HIs mention above
    Great.  Clean.

4) Would you recommend it to others
    Yes

5) If you have any other information or pictures of your travel
    please forward it to us.
    Sorry, I don't have it as I was there for a short time only.

6) If you have addtional brochures from your travel and would like to
    share with other members you can send it to our office at:
    Sorry, I don't have it.

Name:Ms Ngoo Sze Min

Country: England, London

Hostel: YHA London Thameside

1. I found London-Thameside via the YHA/HI website.
2. We travelled mostly by London Underground since it is within walking
distance to the nearest tube station - Rotherhithe.
3. It was alright. But the shower 'cubicle' in the 6-bedded dorm was very
cramped there was very little room for movement. Overall the place is clean
and tidy. The stacked beds, however, was quite difficult to climb up to,
but it was not much of a problem.
4. Yes.
5. Unfortunately I do not have pictures of the hostel. But it is fairly
easy to get around the city with just a basic city map and a London
tube/metro map (both available online I'm certain).

Member: Ms Lim Fui Yee
Place of Visit: Taiwan
Review Hostel: C U Hostel, Taipei Int YH

C  U  HOSTEL  IN  TAIPEI  CITY  S   EXCELLENT  INCLUSIVE  BREAKFAST  WHICH
SAVES  FROM  LOOKING  FOR  A  PLACE  TO  EAT.   ALTHOUGH  TO  FIND  A
PLACE  TO  EAT  IN  TPE  CITY  IS  NO  PROBLEM .   BUT  C U  HOSTEL
OFFERS  VARIETY OF  HEALTHY FOODS.  NO  QUALMS  IN  RECOMMENDING  ANYBODY
WHO  WANTS  TO  STAY  THERE

Member: Mr Cheong Nai Huat
Place of Visit: Australia
Review Hostel: Perth City YHA

i had a wonderful time in perth and albany. of course the perth YHA is just 
5 minutes walk to the perth main shopping area and city centre.  you need to pay A$ 15.00 for a single trip by perth connect bus at the airport to the
front door of YHA.  http://www.perthairportconnect.com.au/.  this yha is also minutes away from the central train and bus terminals. supermarkets 
and food stores are just 5 minutes walking distances.
hope this is useful info , lionel.  please contact me should you need to plan a trip there.
there are many things to shares but dont know what you want to know.

Member: Ms Lee Guat Choo
Place of Visit: Canada
Review Hostel: HI Vancouver Jericho Beach-Vancouver & HI Vancouver Central-Vancouver, Canada

Some picture of the hostel in Central

Everyday there are events that you can join in all run by volunteers.
Pic of Eleanor  my guide on Grouse Grind.
Lovely lady very fit and my source of inspiration 2 complete d climb.

Tiring but wonderful


Member: Ms Praveena Sarva Mangala
Place of Visit: New Zealand
Review Hostel: YHA Te Anau & Queenstown

1*) The cost of travel from the Airport to the HI/YHA and discounts
available:
*
Hire a car from Juicy rental. Was so cheap and affordable.

* 2) What are the mode of travel available form the Airport to HI/YHA?
*

Nissan from Juicy Rental


* 3) Is public transportation easily available near the HI/YHA?
*

Yes, in front of YHA, Te Anau & Queenstown


* 4) How do you find the stay in the hostel?
*

 Very comfortable, friendly staffs, clean in Te Anau.


* 5) Is there self catering kitchen available in the hostel?
*

Yes. Very clean and spacious kitchen  in Te Anau.


* 6) Local tour and travel deal are available from the hostel?
*

Yes. Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound  in Te Anau.


* 7) What are the other discounts and benefits available for the YHA
membership card from the
place you visited?
*

 Yes. Discounts for Gondola and Snow tubing in Queenstown. Cheaper by NZD 5.

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* 8) Was the card useful while travelling and would you recommend it to
others to use it for
travelling?*
Yes. To get discounts and benefit.Please bring it along. Do ask them for
the discounts. We will never know. We tried for Gondola and managed to get
discounts from YHA, Queenstown.
 

Member: Management of Perth City YHA
Place of Visit: Australia
Review Hostel: Perth City YHA-Perth, Australia

There are two airports in Perth the Domestic airport and the International
airport.
The hostel is about a 30 minute drive from the International airport.
The shuttle buses depart with every incoming flight, and will drive you
directly to the hostel.
The cost is $18.00 for one person or $30.00 for two people.
If you have any further questions please contact us.

Member:Ms Toh Guek Ling
Place of Visit: Australia
Review Hostel: Gold Coast YHA, Australia

1) The cost of travel from the Airport to the HI/YHA and discounts available?
Aus21per night,save up Aus 3 dollar.
2) What are the mode of travel available form the Airport to HI/YHA?
Walking distance can arrive.
3) Is public transportation easely available near the HI/YHA?
Yes.
4) How do you find the stay in the hostel?
YHA website.
5) Is there self catering kitchen available in the hostel?
Yes.
6) Local tour and travel deal are available from the hostel?
Yes.
7) What are the other discounts and benefits available for the YHA membership card from the place you visited?
No comment.
 8) Was the card useful while travelling and would you recormend it to others to  use it for travelling?
Yes, can get more cheaper price.

 

Member: MPor Leong Seng
Place of Visit: New Zealand
Review Hostel: New Zealand

1) How did you find the  YHA/HI hostels in NEW ZEALAND
Good, value for money.
2) How did you travel around NEW ZEALAND
Rented a Car.
3) How do you find the experience staying at the YHA/HIs mention above
Good atmosphere, clean, reasonable security and attentive personnel.
4) Would you recommend it to others
Yes
5) Did you over night at the airport in NEW ZEALAND and are the airports there open 24 hours.
No
6) Please suggest good places to eat during your travel and cheap
Mostly we cooked ourselves as the hostel provide adequate facilities.
7)Please suggest nice places for shopping and buying souvenir
Mostly making up our groceries at Countdown & Save’n’Pack
8) If you have any other information or pictures of your travel please forward it to us.
Planned my itinerary with reference to website: www.newzealand.com

Member:Ms Chin Nyet Chin @ Mary
Place of Visit: New Zealand
Review Hostel: On The Top YHA-Dunedin, N.Z

 

1) How did you find the  ON THE TOP YHA-DUNEDIN, N.Z
We have been on the lookout for reasonably priced but established accommodation. Thus our internet search would normally point towards YHA . This is just one of those occasion.

2) How did you travel around NEW ZEALAND
 We hired a car and drive to destinations pre-planned in our itinerary.

3) How do you find the experience staying at the YHA/HIs mention above
Wonderful ! Friendly and no-hassle check-in as well as check-out. Good surroundings smack in the middle of the city with everything within reach.

4) Would you recommend it to others
 Yes.
5) Did you over night at the airport in NEW ZEALAND and are the airports there open 24 hours.
We stayed at a hotel near Auckland airport. No , the airport was closed till sometime after 7 am. We were catching an early flight to Queenstown and had to wait for a while before the airport opens.

6) Please suggest good places to eat during your travel and cheap
a.) When in Auckland, do take a ferry to Devonport and spend sometime strolling and relaxing.
b.) Take a drive along the lakes in the South Island and enjoy the fantastic sceneries. Take lots of photos as the sceneries are more beautiful than all the posters that you've ever seen.

7)Please suggest nice places for shopping and buying souvenir
When looking for souvenirs, I would suggest main streets in Auckland and Queenstown which offers plenty of choice. There are also lots of cafes to stop by for breaks in between your shoppings.
 

Member:Ms Tan Peng Cheak
Place of Visit: India & China
Review Hostel: 

FYI, we are not staying in hihostel for travelling to Perth, Australia, as we are going to stay at friend's house. However, I found from internet that yha membership card may be useful in australia as "concession", that's one of the reason we applied this time.

I have stayed in hihostel for several countries before, including Delhi, yhachina (hangzhou, nanjing, shuzhou, xiamen, gulangyu etc), as well as Salzberg.

I have great experience of staying in hihostel at those places. The connectivity is good, and the front desk staffs are always helpful. There are no kitchen available in China, however food is very cheap, we don't mind eating out.

Hihostel in Dehli is amazing, it's charged with very minimal price yet sitting at the centre of embassies or high commission, yes, it's at a luxury locations. We can easily get a "tut tut"  outside the compound, it's has no issues of getting transport.

Hihostel at Salzburg is a bit hard to find. It's located in a garden residence. We arrived in the middle of the night cause we missed a train. The front desk staff have gone back. However, we were assisted by an assistant/cleaner to check in. Highly appreciate that. Btw, the breakfast in that hostel is awesome.

All in all, I like staying in hihostel. Reason being is it's relatively low cost which is suitable for budget trip/bagpacks, and it's clean with all the amenities travellers would need. Yhachina building/structure are mostly unique with lots of culture/historical elements.

I have recommended to quite a number of friends and family, and they all like it.

Well done, hihostel!

 

Member:Ms Jessie Ng
Place of Visit: New Zealand
Review Hostel: New Zealand

Member: Mr Chan Yoon Tim

Place of Visit: New Zealand

1) Is the hostel situated in the centre of town and close to public transportation?

--> Not all the hostel are situated in the center of town. But they are situated near to the attraction places I want to go.


2) Was getting to and from the hostel to the city centre easy?

--> I rented a car to travel around. Was not an issue with GPS.


3)Tell us how did you travel from the airport to the hostels and price you paid for the transportation fee?

--> I rented a car to travel around. Was not an issue with GPS. The car cost around NZD 36/ day + NZD 17/day insurance

          Please forward us pictures of the hostel and your travel and any details you would like to add for the benefit of other members

--> With utmost apologies, I did not take any pictures of the hostel.

Member: Mr Kathivelu Thirumaran

Place of Visit: Melbourne, Australia

Review Hostel: Melbourne Central YHA

1) Is the hostel situated in the centre of town and close to public transportation?

Yes. The Hostel is situated in the centre of the town and close to the  public transportation.
 
2) Was getting to and from the hostel to the city centre easy?
Yes. It was easy.
 

3)Tell us how did you travel from the airport to the hostels and price you paid for the transportation fee?
From Airport to Melbourne central YHA, we took a bus and paid 18 AUD per person.
 
Perth City YHA -
To get from the airport to Perth City YHA you can the Perth Airport Shuttle. The time table and price can be found in this link www.perthairportconnect.com.au
 

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