We are used to hostels in Europe and Mexico, which generally provide a clean, simple, efficient standard. This hostel was something else... more of a laid back, open-house feel. Our room was attached to the common bathroom, and so, it was noisey. The mattress was rather old and sagging, and the floor was thick in dust and collectibles under the bed (no one cleaning properly -- I swept under the bed). Rooms did not have design features to accommodate backpack travellers with hanging and laying packs out. The lock on the door was not installed properly, and I remedied that, and there was a hole in the floor (from unfinished repair? and mostly covered with a piece of furniture). We left after one night. This having been said, the owner was friendly and flexible, but running this does not seem her first vocation. She is a professional in another field. The cost was cheaper than other motel options in town. And, the location was just off the downtown scene, making for easy access. The facility felt just too run down for our tastes.