We also visited in early september this year, and after 6 months of budget travel it was the first time we've ever complained about a stay. We stayed on the roof beds, something we've done several times through the middle east, and naturally didnt expect much. We were sleeping amongst water tanks, which was no problem until they began to leak, then a hose was run over my bed connecting some tanks, meaning a saturated bed for me. It also seemed that eery time someone came to the roof they moved our bags around, which happened several times.
Most concerning was that at around 2am one morning my girlfriend woke up to find one of the strange staff members standing over her and staring at her. Overall the staff were incredibly rude and unhelpful, and reception seemed to open on their whims rather than any sort of time. Also the place is filthy and showers freezing. When we made our complaint known to the owner he pretended didnt speak english (despite speaking perfect english the day before). I offered to pay for one night, but that two was out of the question, and the owner got incredibly agitated and wanted a fist fight, until two men in the lobby told him to calm down.
We have found lonely planet recommendations right on the money most of the time, but definately far too generous on this one.
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