When I first arrived in my room I thought hmm this might be a really nice place to stay, I might extend for another week. Thank god I did not.
Gladly our aircon is working (although turning off from its own after a couple of hours) so the room can be cool if it's too hot outside.
The computer is not working at all, the only thing you can do is turning it on and off. So there's no internet for the stay as they don't offer wifi.
The bathroom is cleaned at most once a week so you can imagine how disgusting it is after a few days if 4 people are using it and some are not trying to keep it tidy.
Toilet paper is not provided so you either get your own toilet paper or buy one at the reception for $2 for 2 rolls of coles smartbuy toilet paper.
The bathroom door doesn't close properly and there are gaps where you can easily look through.
The beds are the worst beds I EVER slept in. The mattress I'm sleeping on is full of stains (blood probably from the period of a girl, and other stains I really don't want to know what it comes from). The beds are the squeakiest beds I ever heard or slept in. I can't turn around or anything else as it wakes everyone up everytime I move, it's terrible.
The location is brilliant as there's a bus stop right in front of the hostel or you can walk to central station within 20 - 30min
On a scale from 0=unfriendly to 10=super friendly I give the staff a 4.
The kitchen is on the rooftop so you have to walk 1 - 3 floors upstairs with all your food to get to the kitchen + you have to bring all your pots, plates, cutlery as well as all of it is located in the rooms.
It's good to have plates in the room if you want to have a snack there (as there's a fridge in the room) but then the should at least buy a few more pots to be kept upstairs in the kitchen, it's a real hazard to take just EVERYTHING upstairs to cook. Aditionally theres only one pot and one pan per room so if 2 people of one room want to cook at the same time - not possible.
The kitchen in general is tidy and big enough but way to hot as there's no aircon in there and it's located on the rooftop(as said)
There's limited parking (but normally enough space for everyone) under the builing, but it's not underground, it's just under the building between poles and if you're having a van you're just f***** cause it's almost impossible to park. I'm a good parker but it took me about 15 or 20 minuted to park in there as every parking space is really tight and some are not high enough for vans.
If you want to socialize or party or anything else backpacker-like, then this hostel is nothing for you as most of the people are working and going to bed pretty early (or just work nd are not in the hostel). For me, this hostel does not have any kind of atmosphere.
All of this CAN be acceptable for the price of $154 a week, BUT
on the 2nd day of my stay I saw a lot of bugs crawling everywhere, in the shower, next to the sink and even in the kitchen!!
But the event of yesterday made me think of leaving earlier, I was mocing my coles-bag a bit and 5 COCKROACHES were running under it and were running away in a few holes. HOW DISGUSTING IS THAT?????
I am also not sure if there's no bedbugs, I'm not red anywhere but I'm scratching more than normal but maybe (and hopefully) I just imagine that!!
So overall, I really hope that you won't go to this hostel. I'm on a very low budget, I'm normally sleeping in my car in order not to pay for accomodation and I'm fine with not having a shower for a week but this hostel is just too much.
I'm and everyone else is worth more than staying in this hostel.
PLEASE listen to the reviews and decide to stay at another hostel. This is the worst hostel I've ever stayed at.
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