I stayed there for three nights and have to say I dreaded running into the staff. They were not helpful when asked about restaurants or sites in the city, they acted as if we were bothering them and we weren't really worth their time. Another thing is they say there is no curfew, so you can come and go as late or early as you like, but that is not necessarily true. I arrived late at night and the receptionist did not want to give me a bed, or let me sit in the common room, I had to threaten I would call her supervisor if I did not get a bed for the night, considering I had already paid online. Then again they wouldn't come and unlock the door the second night after midnight, I had to stand outside banging on the door for 30 minutes before anyone would open it, that's after I had stood waiting after ringing the doorbell for 20 minutes. If you're looking for a place just to sleep and shower than this place is fine, but if you're looking for a friendly environment to hangout and meet people this is not the place to do it. It was a very uncomfortable stay and I couldn't wait to get out of there. The staff really do make a place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Butterfly Villa welcomes you!! Located in the heart of this pulsing European capital, you are walking distance to all that this city with its rich, beautiful, and painful history has to offer. Owned and operated by seasoned travelers, our hostel offers a wide range of facilities, all for free (breakfast,internet)! We also offer a LAUNDRY service for just little money. ... more less