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“Bed bugs!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mondo Taitu

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Mondo Taitu
Lund, Sweden
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Bed bugs!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Cheap and that's it. There where bed bugs everywhere! I could feel them crawling in the thin, lumpy excuse for a mattress. I got bitten all over my body. You need to go through the showers to get together rooms. Will never go back!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Hostel is pretty dirty and gritty. Kitchen is dirty, small and not well stocked. Dead cockroaches on the floor. To be honest you're better off staying elsewhere and just visiting the bar when you want. Place across the road (Casa Max) has privates with ensuites for the same price.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Cool hostel with a good vibe. Beds are not the greatest at all but oh well. The staff are friendly and helpful and the bar is a pretty good place to start the evenings off. The hot water showers have great water pressure which isn't the easiest thing to find.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Quito, Ecuador
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

Cool Place.
Hot chicks get wild!
Sweedish are hot. and intriguing?
People getting wasted and it's funny.
Ate some shakshuka.
Met some amazing people.
German-uruguayan girl.
Mondo's staff are Super cool!

Room Tip: Get the tree room if you're travelling in groups. Dorms are mostly the same.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Umea, Sweden
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

I was thinking I would stay here 3 days, I stayed 3 weeks. If you go to Bocas this is the best place to stay for not too much money.
yes, it's dirty.
yes, it's loud.
yes, the kitchen sucks.
But seriously, what a GREAT place. So chill atmosphare, great parties, cheap beer, the owners are the best. Would go back any day if I could.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Gatineau, Canada
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

The bed and mattresses were absolute garbage. The kitchen is small and always dirty and one of the staff members was a complete dick. However they have a nice bar and I meet some great people. I would not recommend staying at this place, however it is worth visiting the bar.

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Oslo
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here four nights during the carnival, and liked it at first cause it had a chill vibe and a lot of other young backpackers. Also, the staff was nice and helpful (when not drunk or hungover), and you get free pancakes for breakfast.

HOWEVER, in our dorm there were bedbugs. All three of us and at least one other guy in the dorm got them during our stay there, and because of this we had to wash all our things thoroughly, which is a lot of work. Moreover, the water stopped working all the time which was very inconvenient, especially during the night when the toilets were clogged and you couldn't use the sink.

We are not very picky when it comes to hostels, but when you feel dirty after leaving a place, it is not very pleasant. But even though we got bedbugs, we had a good time there!

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Mondo Taitu
Address: Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
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Ranked #24 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Bocas Town
Number of rooms: 20
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