Me and some friends booked a room here (room 20) very last minute - literally a few days before as we needed somewhere to stay in Norwich. Cannot complain about the price, cost us £17.50 each and that is one of the best prices we could find. However, our booking being hasty, we neglected to read any reviews until after we had already booked and were left terrified by what we had in store for us. I am pleased to say that it was NOT as bad as hundreds of other reviews on here report - perhaps it is room specific, though. Our room was located right near the entrance of the building - not ideal as we experienced a great deal of noise from others staying there - but all in all it was not too bad. A spacious room with comfy beds (and yes - the bedding was clean), a sofa, table and a sort-of kitchen area (featuring a moudly patch of floor in the corner). Cleanliness was generally fine - the walls were a little dirty - but nowhere near as bad as what we were expecting. My main issue with this place is the bathroom facilities - or LACK OF - there is ONE communal bathroom to be shared by several rooms - admittedly I didn't realise that a lot of rooms here are ensuite, but even so. The bathroom consists of ONE toilet and ONE shower next to each other with a couple of sinks at the other side of the room. I did not risk using the shower, and the toilet was not clean, although someone had half-heartedly thrown some toilet cleaner into it. I found the experience very strange - the fact that it is not staffed opens up numerous problems and I definitely would not stay more than one night. Another strange thing was the windows - whitewashed and screen-like, we could not close the top one, which, obviously, left a large ventilation gap - very strange. All in all it seems we were lucky with the room we got and we left considerably less traumatised than we had anticipated being.
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