We had seen many good reviews of this hotel which was why we chose it, but I would liken this to a 2-star rather than a 3. Finding the place was interesting, it is on the 2nd floor of a building that houses a completely different hotel on the 4th, but it is extremely close to the train station which is both convenient and makes it easy to get back to. The tiny lift was interesting to transport ourselves, our luggage and one other person, but we got there.
The staff are friendly and hospitable, the best part about the hotel. They even let us do a load of washing without paying the normal 3euro charge (which in itself is pretty handy and cheap).
The room has a heat pump, fridge and kettle (though no mugs or tea/coffee?), plus a safe and satellite tv.
There aren't really curtains, just some fixed wooden shutters that still allow a fair bit of street light (and noise) in, and our room was close to reception, the two doors separating us from it didn't keep out much of the sound, so we could hear the videos the reception guy was watching (reception is manned 24 hours). It was also very unusual that you have to give your one and only key to reception any time you leave the hotel...
All in all, it was a bed and a shower, don't expect anything more. We did, because of previous reviews, and it wasn't as good as we expected. The staff are great though.
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