The hostel has a good location. The bar, smoking room and outdoor area are all really good. Cheap drinks! The staff are helpful and you can get free earplugs (trust me, you need them)
The rooms aren't exactly clean, two days in a row our bed had extra doona's and pillows on it and they appeared from no where, we think they got put there when the room was being cleaned? We didn't really appreciate someone elses dirty linen though.
Room security was our main concern. We stayed in a 18 bed dorm room that backed out onto the courtyard. The door is able to be opened and people can freely access your room. We had an incident with a traveller who was not a guest at the hostel who was sleeping on everyones beds, asking people to borrow their keys ect. He slept on the chair in the room. I was uncomfortable and reported my concerns to staff. They were prompt to act and the guest was removed from the facility. So it was bitter sweet. There is a safe at reception and i strongly recommend you use this facility. Otherwise you have a locker, dont forget a padlock.
Don't stay in an 18 bed dorm if you expect to get sleep :) The ear plugs are a god send though!
The bathrooms are average. Clean enough but some have no hot water control and there is minimal to no shelving/hooks to put your stuff on.
The breakfast facilities are pretty good! Very good considering it's free! The free wifi is really good, we had no connection problems.
Overall, I would consider staying at the hostel if I could not get a hotel room. A good place if you are on a strict budget.
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