this is 'one of europes most famous/best hostels' apparently but there are several reasons why it shouldnt be:
1) if you are male and have a room on the top floor then you have to go down two flights of stairs to have a shower.
2) you arent allowed to bring food into the hostel during 'mealtimes' as they sell meals at the hostel, which are quite cheap but you could eat cheaper out of a supermarket.
3) during the making up of one of our meals the guy handled raw meat then made my sandwich. i didnt notice but after id eaten it my friend chose to tell me and i was paranoid for the rest of the day. incase you're interested, i didnt get ill.
4) one member of staff, with two of his friends, blocked off the common room door with a table, preventing anyone else from entering, so they could watch tv alone.
5) you have to pay 1 euro every time you want to open your locker - it adds up after a while.
6) up to about a week before we arrived you had to pay to have a shower. this obviously isnt an issue anymore but the fact that it once was is pretty scandalous.
this may seem like im nit-picking but id say we stayed at 5 better hostels than this which apparently arent 'the best in europe'.
nonetheless, the rooms were clean and quite spacious and the breakfast options were extremely reasonable. pretty good location - about 10 minutes from both train station and centre of town.
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