Our cheapest room in the country-60 Q for private room/bath! The view was nice, the wifi worked in our room (we actually streamed movies), and the terrace was somewhat private and perfect. We didn't end up cooking, but the shared kitchen had enough supplies to entice us to talk about doing so...
I agree that it was not a place to meet people, rather to relax with a book, or simply to store your stuff during the day while you explore the lake and surrounding volcanoes.
The only negative experience was on a Saturday night during our stay, some people were in the common area talking quite loudly until dawn (but that's why budget travelers should carry earplugs). This wasn't enough to garner a downgrade in the score, considering we rarely found completely quiet places.
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