The Polynesian Hostel is a hostel for travelers and is operated by travelers. Our staff have stayed at other hostels around the world, including a few here in the U.S. Last summer we published a blog post about some of their favorite hostels. Now, some of our newest staff members who’ve recently joined our team would like to tell you about their favorite hostels.
A.A.E. European Hostel – San Francisco, California
From Billy – The A.A.E. European Hostel is a place that truly embodies what the city of San Francisco is all about. The location is ideal and those who move through its halls are from all walks of life. It is laid back and allows for expression much like its beautiful host state of California. You can dream deeply with the thick fog that rolls over the east hills at night. And during the day, step out into the crystal sunlight of a vibrant city that stands tall on the world’s stage.
The Venice Beach Hostel – Los Angeles, California
From Fernando – A lot of great people come by The Venice Beach Hostel and they easily meet others mainly because of the great common area. A great common area is essential to a great hostel. This one was particularly “homey” and was designed in a way to force people to interact or at least make it easier to do so. A couple of examples: they had medium-sized tables in the kitchen instead of small tables that would isolate everyone or big tables that would make people seem far away; they also had shared seating such as couches or benches. Just one quick thing I liked about it.
Fisherman’s Wharf Hostel, Fort Mason – San Francisco, California
From Eloy – Fisherman’s Wharf Hostel has an excellent location. Fort Mason is a historical site and some of the buildings there are the oldest in the city. Two steps away from the ocean and 15-20 minute walk to Golden Gate Bridge. Really close to the touristy Fisherman’s Wharf as well. Very tranquil area and a very nice interesting building which holds a bit of SF’s past. The staff are nice and the price is totally fair for SF, but it is the building and the location that makes it my favorite.
Hobbit Hostel – Da Lat, Vietnam
From Brittany – Hobbit Hostel is a cozy little hostel with nice clean open rooms and beds that are super comfy. What makes it my favorite, however, is the owner and the staff who are wonderfully friendly and unbelievably helpful.
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