I found myself really irritated while staying in this backpackers because the owner is constantly breathing down your neck, is really condescending, and uptight about everything! Some of us bought some beers and headed up to the roof to drink - this was at 9 pm, we were all sober and quiet, we assumed that the roof was included in the 'drinking area' - and minutes later she charged up, quite literally (and rudely) wrenched pillows and chairs out of our hands and asked if we knew how to read signs (we can only drink in the kitchen and lower balcony, apparently). There were many other similar minor incidences that in culmination made this stay very unpleasant and my bunk mates and I were really quite annoyed. Also it's not particularly clean (sinks and toilets are mildewy and dirty - might be because a whole floor of people share 2 showers and maybe 4 bathrooms and 2 sinks) and can be quite cramped/dark. I'm usually not one to complain but if you're looking for a relaxing and homely hostel, this isn't it. Just really different from most other comfortable, casual, great Kiwi-run places.
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