The sparkling turtle overall is a fantastic community feeling hostel. It boasts large rooms and lovely common room area; a great place to meet other tourists. Mostly was clean, bathrooms were occasionally a bit grubby but with just one cleaner its hard to mark them down for this. Food was absolutely fantastic, doing a range of western comfort foods cooked to perfection. The menu had transformed into a burger bar for our stay, but you could pretty much ask for anything and they would be happy to do it for you. The one down side to the food was the price, expect to pay around 400 for a meat burger, and around 300 for a veg one. Rooms were fairly well priced however our biggest niggle was the hidden vat which adds another 13% to everything, and which adds quite a bit to the bill! This and having no hot water let us down a little and was probably down to rather haphazardous management. Despite these little upsets it was a lovely stay, the owners are so kind and helpful, even looking after me when I was sick at 5am! Thank you sparkling turtle
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