I must be getting too old for hostels... the blaring music in the common area, the large groups taking over the seating areas and yelling at all hours of the night and morning to each other outside our room, the communal cooking area where people don't clean up after themselves, it gets to be a bit much. Still, the Banghoek Place Hostel seemed a bit more grown up in that it had a lot more character than your run of the mill hostel. The staff was caring and even grabbed me an extra blanket and kept the fire going strong in the main room. If you're looking for a affordable (350-400R) double ensuite, then you can't beat it. It was clean but very cold in the room- there was no insulation.