I needed somewhere decent, good value and NOT party central for a few days to access work in the city. Being a shift -worker is not ideal to stay in backpacker accommodation, but I had a limited budget. After reviewing many hotels and hostels, I accidently stumbled upon this one. Of ALL the hostels I have stayed in around the world, the owners/managers of this place are getting things right. It is not perfect yet, but it is getting damn close. Yes, it is a little tricky to find, but the management is working on better signage. Thank goodness anyway, cause I don't want this place to be discovered and ruined by the masses. Only open since late last year, they are not super busy yet. Everyone of the staff here are friendly and helpful; nothing is too much trouble. In fact, if you are really lucky the night porter will offer you some mouthwatering cookies freshly baked on the premises.The rooms are a little tight on space, but the delightfully comfy beds soon have you forgetting about all that and a welcome relief from the sorry states of previous mattress that I have had the 'not so pleasant' sleep on.There is air-conditioning available, good decent sized lockers and a small ledge and reading light. The whole place is spotlessly clean, including the bathrooms as well. There is a fantastic basement lounge with huge, comfy sofas, loads of magazines to read and a massive snooker table I am still trying to figure out how they got it there.There is a good sized kitchen with plenty of storage space, big fridge, freezers and plenty of cooking equipment to cook up a feast.
The ONLY negatives, and these are minor annoyances anyway are lack of power points besides the beds. The are currently located near the door only, so it makes it unsafe to leave your equipment on charge unattended. The steps to the top bunks are a killer on your feet, to the point where it was so painful that I requested a swap to the bottom bunk.
Well done KI, see you again this weekend.
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