The biggest thing is the convenience. It's 10-15 mins walk to Roma St station (depending how much you carry) which is the main changeover for buses and trains. The facilities are also not bad--I find that it could be better lit (but it's not bad) and the bathrooms are decent but cramped. However, the lounge room is reasonable and the kitchen looks like it is too (I only stayed a handful of nights over about 3-4 stays and didn't cook). There's surprisingly a good amount of outside space to chill out, and yes there is a pool. So yes it was reasonable and I wouldn't mind staying here again.