The location of the hostel and the cheap price is why I stayed there. However, I have decided not to go back there again.
Most annoying for me was the so-called "24 hour reception". The guy who owns/runs the hostel sleeps in the room behind the reception desk. He sleeps on & off throughout the day/night whenever people not at the desk. If you need him, you ring the bell. There is also a phone number listed, but it is to a phone in his room (you can hear it ringing when you call!)
I waiting for 20minutes to check-out because he was asleep - I was calling the phone repeatedly, but it did not wake him up! Also, when I arrived, he was not there - I had to wait 15-20 minutes to check in, which was bad because I was then late for my meeting that day!! I would NOT consider it "24 hour reception"!!
It says it has a kitchen. But the kitchen is not available 24/7. It is only unlocked at 8:30am (or whenever the guy wakes up after 8:30!!); not sure what time at night it is locked though. There was only 1 stove, and one sink, but 2 microwaves and 2 fridges. Limited pots & pans. Tiny kitchen area, not nearly enough bench space for more than 1 or 2 people at a time.
They advertise "breakfast included". But breakfast was just 1 or 2 types of cerial and some bread to toast with either peanut butter or (i think) a marmalade. There is also tea & coffee & milk. That is all.
Beds were average. Comfortable enough, but matress was thin. Dorm bunk-bed creaked throughout the night when any movement.
On the up-side, I enjoyed chatting to some of the long-term lodgers for overseas. :) Some were friendly and had a nice chat with them!
In summary: I would suggest paying a few dollars more, and go elsewhere. I stayed at Base Backpackers last week instead of here again, and it was A LOT better! Worth the extra $6!
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