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Naked Tiger Hostel
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

Beautiful house, perfect setting. Excellent links to the main town, which is very good to get away from sometimes.
I was disgusted by how dirty the pool was, but I think maybe there are issues with the cleaning system.
The 'party' atmosphere that runs in the veins of this hostel is really all it has to offer other than the view.
I was greeted on entry by the nicest staff member I met there, I believe he was one of the owners. The rest of the staff I found pretty rude in honesty, and sometimes getting a drink from the bar would be a task. Somehow the people sitting staring at a computer screen would fail to notice a customer standing at the bar. I wouldn't leave anything in the refrigerator, as I once stumbled upon a staff member helping herself to some of my food. I was disappointed to hear that one of the staff "hated people", and this was clear with facial expressions he managed to wear when you'd ask him very politely for a packet of cigarettes. I wondered why someone who had such a dislike of the human race would ever want to work in a hostel, but gave up caring when I realised he was just a bit of a tool. One of the owners (spitting image of Keith Lemon (http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Keith_Lemon)) was very rude, and seemed a little bit jaded. Maybe too much drinking, too much cocaine, too much having to deal with 'people' all the time, or the fact that he just isn't that nice. But yeah, bad vibes from him, unless you have breasts.

So, expect hedonism, in it's most malignant and tepid form, and lots of people doing things that common sense denotes as stupid.

Room Tip: Go next door.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank Spyan
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

I'm new to traveling, but after spending 10 days at the Naked Tiger I've officially cought the travel bug. This place has everything I had hoped for and more. Friendly, helpful staff. Free transportation to town. Scheduled activities. Clean bedrooms, restrooms, and showers. Great music by the pool. Community kitchen for family style dinners. And movie nights. Everyone must stay here!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

The hostel is in a beautiful location with an amazing view of the bay, partying is pretty much non stop, people are friendly and the girls are beautiful. You can get a 6 hour sleep in if you want, sometimes more. After a really heavy night most people will chill and watch a movie. At 9 or 10am there will be loud music and someone with a megaphone getting you up. You have the opportunity to meet everyone staying in the hostel if you are an outgoing person, after a few days I knew most people and I'm usually quiet enough. People range from 19 or so up to early 30s, probably averaging 25. If you want a quiet time to read a book or something, and are not able to brush off the occasional obnoxious person, then you should probably pick another hostel. If you want fun you can party as hard as you want here. Just give it a couple of days because this place is not normal and it takes getting used to. No glass at the pool and dry yourself before you come in the house, you must party.. those are basically the only rules and are communicated in a very up front F YOU kind of way. As for facilities, it's reasonably clean, a beautiful house, toilets/kitchen/showers etc. are good and there's a shuttle into town which is really useful and just another way to meet people. Give this place a try, it will sap all the energy you have but unless you're introverted or negative beyond curing you will have an amazing time. I already can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Turn up early for a room, or you may end up sleeping somewhere random
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

We enjoyed our three nights stay at the Naked Tiger. A hostel located a short shuttle ride from town, they run free shuttles every two hours or so until late at night for those wishing to get some time in and around town.

We were at first skeptical of staying at a place outside of the main district, but upon arrival we were so blown away by the incredible property and the breathtaking view. The hostel is a converted mansion, with wrap around balconies, an expansive pool deck and outdoor common area, a kitchen, and a breezy TV lounge with large sliding doors to bring the outside in. Dorms are located upstairs, and are well kept with nice bunks, comfortable mattresses, big lockers below the beds, and mosquito nets. We were repeatedly amazed at our surroundings and shocked that this place was an affordable place to stay for backpackers.

With that said, the Naked Tiger is a party hostel and I would not recommend a visit to this hostel unless you are prepared to have some fun. We are a bit older than the majority of the guests, but we felt welcome and really had a great time enjoying beers around the pool and playing games with the group. This is a friendly place with a kind and welcoming staff. Just be prepared for the loud music until late, don't take anything too seriously, relax, kick back, enjoy the view, and take in the luxury of a break from the travel road. This is a great place to do just that.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Breakfastonearth
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

So you absolutely have to stay here. This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. The staff is awesome. The house is super clean. If you want to have a good time in SJDS you better stay here!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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