Bad places I've been??
Well, Globetrotters in Dublin (mostly for sissy backpackers), Euro Hostel in Glasgow (the only socialization I had there was that I met an old english lad that turned out to be a bloody perverted), BA Hostel in Amsterdam (disgusting) and all the hostels I've been in London... if anyone knows a nice one, just let me know (I hated The Generator).
I don't mind when a hostel doesn't have awesome features... I just like the atmosphere and mostly the people in there.