Stay away from this place of horrors. We arrived at the Mark Twain Hostel ready to lay down our things and rest our weary traveling bones, only to knock and ring for hours with no one coming to the door. We had of course arranged our arrival time with the owners before, but they were not there to greet us. Eventually a family member came out and told us that the owners would be back around 7 PM (we had arranged an arrival time of 2), and that they had likely forgotten about our arranged stay (something they often do, according to this family member). We then stored our things and went out for dinner. Upon our return, the fellow who owns this place was unapologetic, blaming our misfortune on us (he said we should have called the day before to remind them we were coming, something we were never told to do when we made the reservation a couple of weeks before). When asked politely what he might do for us on account of having kept us waiting for hours on this hot summer's day, he began to yell at us in his nearly incomprehensible English, telling us that if we're unhappy, we can find somewhere else to stay. We would have gladly left for being treated so unbelievably shabbily, but it was late and we were in a place we did not know. Later, when the Internet was not working in our room, he again got angry at us, shouting, and arguing. The place is quite awfully kept up, only half a roll of paper towel in the unsightly bathroom, stuffy, with uncomfortable beds. The owner will make you feel unwelcome (when he does eventually show up to let you in). Shell out the extra buck for someplace where guests are honored and not insulted.
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