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“Funny and lively hostel, very poor breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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Sunny Lake Hostel
11 Oktombri 15, Ohrid 6000, Republic of Macedonia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 122 Specialty Lodging in Ohrid
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“Funny and lively hostel, very poor breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

This hostel is absolutely a great place where to stay. I had a bed at the upper floor and, from the room, you have direct access to a huge terrace where you can spend time with other guests. From the terrace you can see the lake and relax yourself.
I also hired a bike and have a ride along the lake. Price of bike hiring actually are not so cheap (5€/day for a normal bike, 10€/day mountain-bike)
The only thing I really disappreciated was the breakfast. The owners just put some eggs and bread on the table and you have the kitchen to prepare what you want. But no milk, no jam, I had to have breakfast outside!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Goreme, Turkey
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

Despite the common areas being full of self riteous fart-smelling hippies, we loved this place. Just maybe avoid conversations about politics if similar people are around. Staff were super friendly and didn't screw us on taxi prices or 3am arrival prices. Such a relief to deal with people not ripping us off, happy to give help and advice for nothing and how good is the breakfast? Very.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

Great hostel, though needs a bit of a clean up. Great breakfast laid on (cook your own omelette with freshly delivered eggs/toast/spreads/cereals). Two internet terminals, great common room and balcony (closed after 11pm out of consideration for neighbours). Good location in old town near to castle/beache/shopping/monastery. Enough nightlife, if that's what floats your boat. Very accomodating and helpful staff. Could maybe do with more shower rooms/touilettes as on floor two there was one bathroom to 3 or 4 other dorm rooms, so queues were common.
Overall, great place. Ended up staying for an extra night.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

Maybe because it is school holiday high season, but I'd imagine in shoulder season this hostel will be pure delightful. The owners are great, very kind, helpful and resourceful. The place is hard to find, but once found it's within short walk to centre of town. There's a great view of the lake. The rooms are clean and well organised. The noisy part has nothing to do with the hostel but the crowd I ran into - the owners are well protective of quiet time though!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

Very nice hostel! Kind of hard to find at first, but easy as can be as soon as you get your bearings. Cool backward where you can chill out and a balcony too. Gyoko is a friendly host who'll take care of all your needs and questions! You can't go wrong if you book here during your stay in Ohrid! You can walk everywhere you'll want to go, and the bus station is only a 2$ cab ride to the hostel.

Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Aalborg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2010

I had a great time at Sunny Lake Hostel, the staff is very friendly and the place is great for hanging out and meeting people. They offer a good breakfast and a great chill out area. The only downside I can think of is that it is a bit hard to find, but just call them and they will help you find it.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bath
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

The rooms are all really spacious with big lockers for your bags. The outside patio and tv room downstairs are both great for hanging out and socialising. The staff at the hostel are also really helpful and speak great english. They make a great holiday even better!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11 Oktombri 15, Ohrid 6000, Republic of Macedonia
Location: Republic of Macedonia > Southwestern Region > Ohrid
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Ranked #6 of 122 Specialty Lodging in Ohrid
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Number of rooms: 28
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