Having hostelled my way around India for a month as well as staying in a handful of South American ones, I have to say this hostel is one of the worst I have ever experienced. Upon arrival at about midday, my group and I spent almost half an hour waiting for someone to come and answer the front door despite numerous rings of the doorbell and hammering on the door. The owner (who throughout the entire stay was sullen and rude) turned up eventually having only just got out of bed. At check in we were informed that we would have to pay the full amount of our stay upfront, something which we all felt incredibly uncomfortable doing. The hostel in general was filthy, with mould on all the bathroom walls and ceilings, dirt trampled into all the carpets, bathroom floors with toilet paper and hair all over them, sofas that were ripped etc. There was only one working shower between all the women in the hostel which fluctuated between scalding hot and freezing cold water despite our best efforts to regulate the temperature and toilet cubicles didn't lock properly. The sheets on the beds left dye on our clothing, we went an entire 24 hours without the toilet paper which had run out in the girls bathroom being replaced and upon arriving home one day we found that the (noisy) dog had pooed all over the living room floor (we had to inform the woman about it, god knows how long it had been there). As well as this, despite being advertised, there was no access to lockers unless you had bought your own padlock. The owner constantly had friends coming in and out and hanging out in the communal areas. Aside from the hostel itself, the area it was located in felt very unsafe and was very noisy. A friend had a mobile phone snatched from her pocket right outside the front door of the hostel as we were opening the door to go inside and after the incident, numerous locals who had gathered to help warned us that the area was renowned for being dangerous. Do not be fooled by the attractive price, pay slightly more and avoid complete lack of professionalism and security and hygiene issues.
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