I stayed at the backpackers from January to March and found it a GREAT experience !
Now I am always concerned with how clean a place is and I found these backpackers more than suitable, I don’t know what the other reviewers saw but I can assure anyone wishing to stay here that both the kitchen and bathroom facilities are in good condition.
The hostel has a Balinese influence with a relaxed atmosphere only 5 minutes walk from the beach. The local mall and shops are also 5 minutes walk away as is the local Woolworth shopping centre; this hostel is VERY well located.
The owners are very friendly and care about the guests that are staying there much better then the other hotels that hire backpackers to run the business.
This hostel is perfect if you are traveling alone as the dinning area is setup in such away as getting to know the other guests is inevitable, not to mention that in my three month experience of the place the few long term residents are friendly happy pleasant people, they even have a magician :)
In my three month experience i would very much recommend this hostel to anyone.