We stayed here for 6 nights after a 15 month trip hoping for a bit of luxury before we went home. The room was ok with fan and air con but pretty basic otherwise. We had an issue with security as the only way to get your room cleaned was to leave your key at reception. All good if the reception was manned 24 hrs which it wasn't. We came home after a day trip out to find our room wide open, key in the door and no-one around, When I questioned reception they said that they had to do some work in the room. Fine but it would have been nice to have been told at breakfast.
Generally the staff were very disinterested and not helpful in anyway. The hostel has great potential but it feels very run down, grimy and shabby...the lack of professionalism from staff doesn't help and having your breakfast served by a lady with a cigarette hanging out of her mouth is not the best.
Don't try and cook here either as the kitchen is filthy and badly equipped. We struggled to find a clean plate and fork for our one and only home cooked meal there.
The 'famous Thursday night BBQ' is non existent...we signed up and got a plated meal of chicken, rice, chips and salad (not BBQ).
All in all a fairly disappointing hostel after 15 months. We have stayed in a lot worse but for this money you expect a lot more.
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