by Nino B. on
This is just a reminiscent review about 10 years old to be exact. This place used to be called The Palace. I used to party here from time to time when I was a freshman and sophomore at USC. Good times. So many good times in Hollywood back then. This place was a 18 and up club. I don't know how it is now, but it seems that they kept the same music although judging from the pictures they changed up the interior, the place looks great now. Back in the day is was a mixed crowed in the main room. In the hip hop room it was all Hispanic gangsters with shaved heads set tripping all night long. I remember meeting some cool people here and spending so much time dancing and watching dance battles. The last time I was there I had just turned 21 and I got kicked out because a girl that I met was under 21 and she took a sip from my Adios Mother Fucker. We got rolled out immediately. Didn't matter though me her and my friends just maneuvered the party down the block Again good times!
by Stephanie P. on
Clean. I mean, CLEAN clean. And private, cute, welcoming, friendly but not clingy, well-laid-out, colorful, just amazing --and did I mention CLEAN?? You can tell where my priorities lie concerning hostels, and intuit how often they have been disappointed; but at Apple Hostels in Philly they were surpassed far, far beyond any reasonable expectation. What a stellar place. This is the first hostel I've visited that offers "semi-private" rooms and "couples' dorms," both a great idea (the former is private save that you enter it through the couples' dorm --thus totally private for you, really, except that those nosy couples know when you enter and exit your hidey hole). I've never had such an unqualified positive hostel experience in my life. (And I've seen many many many, US, Europe, and Middle East.) I wish every place were like this. Go now! PROS, oh heavens the PROS: Sheets (fitted and flat, plus pillow case) and towels (big bath towels) are FREE, and smelled like fresh laundry. Good pillows; nice yet thin blankets, but the heat was on all the time so we were cozy; great signage about quiet hours etc.; FREE WI-FI oh yes; staff helped us choose a bus to get into the heart of Philly, and when we left recommended and then called the airport shuttle for us (use this! $10 a head makes it as cheap as train-plus-bus, but it's hugely easier and takes 10 minutes instead of an hour). Big dorms are considerately partitioned with a curtain for increased privacy. Rooms and bathrooms closed 11-2 every day for cleaning, and it shows. Activities (movie nights with FREE BEER; pub tours; wine&cheese movie nights) are offered, but don't interfere with those of us uninterested. Kitchen clean, spacious, fully stocked with tons of cooking tools, Ikea dishes, gas stove, microwave, two fridges, shelves for your food plus the tape and marker to label it (and also a "free" shelf, very practical and generous) FREE coffee and tea. Phones, phone card machine, bank of computers; mini-fridge in the semi-private room. Uber-comfy lounge, modern Ikea furniture.
by FisherMan on
Classical Alaskan fisherman's Bar. Claims to be the oldest licensed bar in Alaska. You can view the fishing boats in the harbor across the street, and sometimes sea lions. A must for any visit to Kodiak.
by Kodiak on
This is a classic Alaskan fisherman's bar. If you want to meet the real Bering Sea fishermen, this is the place. You can see the harbor across the street.Alaska's oldest licensed bar- over 100 years old. A good place to meet locals.
by A. Kodiak Local on
A place to rub elbows with the "real" Alaska fishermen. If you're wanting a taste of what the guys on the show "Deadliest Catch" are like when they're on shore, here's where you'll find them. If you make it to Kodaik, don't miss this place.