The reception staff are abrupt and rude. Though I was told my card had been declined actually the card machine didn't work. The lock on the door to the bedroom didn't catch. The room was rammed with cheap bunk beds and an extra mattress on the floor for good measure. The duvet and pillows stank. Loud music and voices hammered through a thin wall. I was charged £2 for towel hire, and £2,50 for laundry and then told to do it myself but that I couldn't use it till after 9pm. When I did finally get to use it, the machine broke leaving my things floating about in filthy water. When I told the receptionist he looked at me as if I was stupid and said, "Just ring it out, it's washed isn't it?" (It should be noted he was in charge of doing the hostels washing). All the computers were broken. There was no hot water for a shower in the morning. The large, filth common room was completely miserable.
Arguably this place is in the so bad it's good category of thing. If you're like the masochist Bill Murray plays in Little Shop of Horrors, and deliberately want to stay in the worst Hostel ever then this place is quite entertaining.
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- Also Known As:
- City Hostel Inverness, Scotland