Normally when you head to hostels in cities, the standard drops signifcantly, but this was not the case with downtown backpackers. Located in a former hotel, the room was clean and had the luxury of an ensuite, the staff were helpful and it was great to have a 24hr reception.
The location is brilliant, a short walk from where intercity drops you off, and then very close for the ferry and exploring the town. I do agree with other reviews that the kitchen and dining area are so large that they are a tad impersonal and therefore hard to meet people, but they are very done out and I'm sure if you were a chatty type and headed to the bar, all would be fine.
Apart from the shower spraying all round the bathroom, (but it is after all a backpackers..) this place is a good base and I would stay here again.
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