Arrived here and we knocked the door as instructed, waitimg a good 10 minutes before a guest answered, introduced to sparky who is a nice guy however are room was not ready (didnt mind this as this is often the case at backpackers) we wemt out for a few hours, when we returned we were shown our room, lovely room, comfy bed and tv, we were happy at that point. In the evenig we had a look around the hostel, there are rule and signs everywhere!! Telling you what u can and cannot do, when u are allowed to do this with alot of threats that if you dont abide these rule you will be thrown out with no chance of refund!
We were in invercargill to meet a friend that we hadnt seen in over a year and he was looking to stay in the hostel, this was ok with sparky but he said 'dont get drunk' I felt like we were staying with very strict parents! We arrived home and sparky made a comment that 'your out late' felt as if we were under surveillance and I was frantically reading the signs to see if being out 'late' (it was 11:45) was cause to throw us out! We quickly went back to our room which was lovely, and left the next day.
To sum up sparky has a really cool wee spot that could be a real gem in invercargill and the prices are great but he has to chill out a bit and make the place feel more homely!
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