Quite honestly after staying at hostels across the world I was shocked to find this one to be the worst I have ever stayed in.
Upon arrival we were greeted by an extremely rude and uncooperative staff member and told at 6pm that our room wasn't ready yet.
We had booked 2 private rooms for 5 people. The Houston bed private room was acceptable however the the double private room was two single beds, one of which was higher than the other, the bedding was on inside out and had weird stains on it, there was a private bathroom with no door, the shower rail fell off the wall, there were nails sticking out of the wall, it was either in the middle of being painted or damage had been done to the wall and covered up badly, the curtains was a piece of shredded black material. The window wouldn't open whereas the other one wouldn't close properly. The smell of smoke permeated the room from below. There was a broken wardrobe in the corner of the room which was home to a TV with a whole bunch of cables strewn everywhere.
We ended up leaving a day early due to the totally unwelcoming environment.
The common room was a dark windowless experience which i later found out someone actually had to sleep in due to overbookings etc.
There were three staff members that we met, two of whom were lovely but the third was just so rude she totally counteracted the other two.
The location was good and there was a lovely bakery around the corner.
Good point: the shared bathroom was bright, airy and very clean despite there being an abundance of what were presumably staff toiletries everywhere.
Don't waste your time or your money. On a plus note had we not shortened our stay we wouldn't have made it up to the FANASTIC hostel in Trinity where we actually ended up extending out stay!
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