This is not a Hotel, it's a converted hostel that has individual apartments. Gated entrance is locked at night and rooms are spacious but not well appointed to North American standards. For those who want an adventure cheap, this is your kind of spot. Bedroom and A/C were fine but remainder of apartment had cottage like furniture.
As for location, Mount Salem is a few KM's from downtown (uphill!) and taking a Shared Cab is $1US per person each way. Understanding that everyone travels by Red license plate cabs will help you get into the local culture, whereas a private cab will likely cost $5US per person each way. Local cabs are fun but cars are dirty and banged up.
Also, walking in Mount Salem during daylight is fun but white people do stand out whether your dressed like a tourist or not. Would not recommend walking alone at night, cab directly to and from your locations.
Although everyone speaks English, don't expect to understand the local slang as it is essentially it's own language.
Fun experience for those who are prepared to take a walk on the wild side of living in a local neighbourhood.
PS if your staying on a Sunday, be prepared for 8AM Church service, there is an open air church across the street and the singing is loud and interesting, there is also a night service at 8PM as well. Local culture at it's best!More
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