Perpignan is the typical modern-ish city without charm, new building and old buildings (some were beautiful), city center is nice, outside of city center not that nice... Certain areas of town look quite dodgy, so be careful where you end wandering at night. The hostel is right behind the police station but also beside an empty park (some weird looking people around there) and the motorway. The good point is that is two minutes away from the bus station and you can go and visit any small villages for a 1 euro flat fare (coast villages and pirinees villages, beautiful). I recommend you to do that.
The showers are like the ones in an old school gym, with tails broken, air conditioning worked at night that was good, toilets and bedrooms were clean. The hostel is closed between 11 am till 5 pm, so you have to wait till that hours to go in or check in.
Another thing, the hostel has a guest kitchen adjacent to the main building, you can access it with a pin and the whole kitchen cleanliness is responsibility of the users. The reality is that the kitchen is in poor condition and dirty, and the door to it was open all day for anyone to come in, not good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel Perpignan has friendly staff who will make you feel at home and all the facilities you would expect, including free breakfast, Internet access, well equipped kitchen and a common room to relax in after a day’s sightseeing. ... more less