I spent over a week here during christmas. Got there at midnight, and the first thing they asked me was if I was thirsty. Of course I was, so they gave me a beer. Then they sat me down and had the nerve to explain how the place operates, as if they actually wanted me to understand the system, and keep me from constantly coming back with questions because this or that doesn't make sense.
I didn't have a reservation and requested a bottom bunk, but all they had was top, so I had to accept that. Due to the way the place was set up i was unable to be by myself, and kind of forced to socialise. A large common area full of people, the worst part was I couldn't sit down and go on facebook for hours on end, due to the internet set up.
The tour was cool, although I wasn't able to partake in much of it, as a non-swimmer, i couldn't do some of the things others were doing, so i felt left out. The tubing was nice though, beer on a lazy river seemed like a good idea, until we got to a rough patch and ended up with bruises from the rocks, and i lost my beer, which they wouldn't replace.
They treat their local staff well, and it shows, but they have the nerve to pass the staff cost onto the travellers by charging a bit more than the restuarants in town. This is by far the biggest party hostel I stayed at, and wish my tab would have been lower, but then again, I knew going in what to expect. I had a lot of fun, met a lot of great people, including the staff (I know, some of the other reviews, say otherwise). Before going here, ask yourself: Do you want five star food, service, and accomodations at 2 star prices? Cause if that's your expectation of a growing hostel in a third world country............ You may want to stay in the large citys during low season. They can't possibly seal everything tight to keep bugs out, it's the jungle. You want to keep bugs out? Don't feed them!!!
- Also Known As:
- Zephyr Hotel Lanquin