This is the worst hostel/budget accommodation I've ever stayed in! When we first checked-in for a twin room ensuite, we got a really tiny room with just a set of drawers for furniture!
There was NO PLACE at all to hang any stuff, the drawers were dirty so no putting our stuff in them too. No hooks in the toilet to put clothes, cept for rusty nails you won't dare to use! Our luggages had to be squeeze into tight corners. And I got a double bed which felt like it was even smaller than a Queen-sized bed.
Oh and another important thing: The fire escape was THROUGH ANOTHER PERSON'S ROOM! If there was a fire, and no one was in that room, you really wonder who's going to open it up for you to escape via the windows of that room. The management here is evidently cramming as many rooms as possible into the entire area, without any concern for safety.
After a first night being shocked of what we got for an un-cheap price, we peeped at other rooms the next morning and saw that there were other twin private ensuite rooms which were WAY BIGGER! And we were paying the same price?? Also, we noticed that furniture in every room were different. Some 'lucky' rooms got wardrobes, some coat hangers etc. It's as though this hostel went to the rubbish dumps of other houses and hotels and picked up whatever they could find to furnish this hostel!
After the second night we felt that we had enough, so we asked for an early checkout, i.e. just stay 1 more night instead of 2. However the staff said no, because if they were to 'always allow people to check out early', they would 'lose money'. No Refund! This is despite that it was more than 24 hours before the last day we were due to stay there! When the girl asked for our room number, she seemed to know that it was a tiny room, and offered to change our rooms instead.
So yes we got a bigger room, but still have the same problems. Creaky UNEVEN floors, you could hear people walking upstairs like super clearly, and the wardrobe was so dirty and damaged it couldn't close properly.
It was so bad, you honestly wonder if you are in some 3rd world country instead of Switzerland!
Crappy place, STAY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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