This was quite a trek from/to the bus and train stations, however I think it was good value for money. The rooms were basic though as far as I could tell all had balconies (unfortunately my sliding door to this didnt lock), and the shared bathrooms were fantastic - clean and modern.
While the staff were not especially friendly, when I paid 1 euro to use the net for half an hour, the guy said to relax and do what I need to.
I never saw the kitchen in this place lonely planet talks about. The roof is wonderful with interesting, rooftop views and a lovely feelong ij the evening with all the plants up there. However it is noisy. At the end of November major construction was going on on two sides of the hostel and coupled with teh cathedral bells ringing at what seemed like 15 minute intervals and some times of day, it was not quiet. Having said that I couldn't hear people in the rooms next to me.
Women alone beware of a Chinese man asking to use your phone. He knocked repeatedly at my door and when I spoke to him he was using any excuse he could to come into the room. I don't think he was even staying at the hotel.