We had many of the same experiences as the three Americans, when our church youth group stayed here last summer. When we stood in line to complain about the broken elevator, the girl at the counter laughed and suggested that the stairs were good for our health. This made us angry, because one of our church members has severe pulsy, which makes it difficult for her to climb the stairs. We had to carry her up and down the stairs, until the elevator was fixed. The food service area was not very big, and made worse because they don't clean the tables after use. So you have to eat with someone else's crumbs and mess in front of you. The breakfast food was meager, and even less plentiful than our mission back home. The second night of our stay, some drunken youth, after a night of screaming and partying in the hallway, vomited outside our room near our door, where it smelled for two days before it was cleaned. The bugs, however, were fresh, not under the bed, but coming in from the open window. Our Youth Pastor was not happy that he had to hold down a button all the time to get hot water, as he has arthritis in his hands Our cabbie told us that the hostel had once been a mortuary, so apparently the cabbies in town know something that the manager doesn't. If the manager here would spend more of her time fixing the many problems at this hostel, rather than critisizing or questioning customers who complain, this place might improve. Until then, don't stay here.
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