I feel bad writing a poor review of this place because some people clearly love it. It's VERY much a question of taste. If you are into drinking, partying etc, do it. The place does have quite a cliquey feel to it, very hippy laid back vibe though. Some people I met had been there for months, how, I have no idea.
The dorms aren't great. Felt a bit like prison.
The walk into town becomes tiresome pretty quickly, but they do have a free shuttle bus, which runs at certain points in the day and then more at night.
The cheap meals are pretty awful tasting, but okay for 6 dollars if you're on a budget.
The pool is nice. talent show on a Tuesday night (I think) was actually really good and the trivia night was fun.
If you're under 25 and are prepared to get drunk out of your mind every night, I'd probably recommend it.
Think carefully before booking though! Personally, I hated it for the most part.
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