I started staying here during my early backpacker days as it was cheap and clean with small dorm rooms, since that first stay I have come back a number of times and stayed in both the small dorms and the private twin rooms with my sister.
On this occassion I stayed in a private twin room with ensuite. Both the room and bathroom were clean and tidy. You did have to keep pressing in the shower button thing to keep the water flowing, but remember it is a hostel. The shower head also wasn't the best, but you can get not so great shower heads in hotels as well (which we did this time around). And as I said to my sister there has to be a downside when it is selling 2 euro beer, and it is the best beer in the world! And a slightly less than great shower isn't too bad of a downside.
The location is very handy particularly if you are having a quick over night stay as it is very close to the main train station, and is only a quick walk to get to Marienplatz.
They had implemented a swipe card system this time around, whereas they had only ever had a key system before, so this may strengthen what was already pretty good secuity.
They have a laundry which is well priced, even if the dryers do take a little while, and they do provide tips for reducing the dryer time.
The staff were helpful if we had any questions, and the guys in the bar very amusing and welcoming. We could leave our luggage no problem when we arrived before check in time which was very helpful.
We only stayed the one night this time and had an early train the next morning so didn't have the breakfast this time around, but previously it has been basic but good with the usual rools, cheese, meats, orange juice etc.
Would I stay again? Yes
Would I recommend to friends? Yes, and have done previously, but remember it is a hostel after all, which means its a great place to meet people particularly if travelling alone
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