We are regular visitors to Trades & come back time & again for the simple reason it has something special that others dont offer Neil, Chris & the staff.
If youre only comment from a stay at Trades is that it would look better with nicer carpets you have missed out on what it is really about, a safe & friendly place where you are treated with respect & meet people from all backgrounds & have a chance to make some genuine friends.
I have stayed at Trades many times & the posted comments I have read about drug use, rent boys & rude staff have a definate essence of fiction & sour grapes to me.
I would not hesitate in recommending a stay at Trades to anyone, ignore the fiction & go see for yourselves.
I know the boys & the staff will work hard to make you welcome & youre stay comfortable but they arent miracle workers, if mother nature was unkind & you are upset that nobody knocked on youre door tonight dont blame the boys & make up stories that are such master pieces of fiction JK Rowling would be pleased to create them.
Give the guys a break & some support, what they offer the community is unique & valuable so come on guys support them, does a new carpet really matter more than a truly safe place to stay & play??