Chose to stay here 1 night in family room for Bele Chere weekend, against my husband's objections, and even he had to admit it was perfect for a quick visit. Definitely wallet friendly.
We backpacked the world in our 20s and have stayed in every kind of hostel over the years so have lots to compare to. Since we had kids, not so much. What can I say, I'm middle aged and my kids are spoiled. Kids were comfy here, even though it was their first time sharing a public bathroom. My pickiest one said he'd definitely stay again.
Location is ideal in every way. A patch of quiet even during the craziness of Bele Chere. Eye of the storm. 2 blocks to everything downtown in any direction. Superb resto's and entertainment. As others have said, BJ is helpful and reliable and reachable. Good host!
As far as hostels go this place is cozy and clean and private. Expect basic and you'll be pleased. The linens smell great and are certainly clean. There are only a couple rooms on each floor so sharing of bathroom is no issue, even if you're shy. We heard the other guests on our floor once but never saw them. Some young guys hanging out in the kitchen in the early evening (smoking I think?) but it was a Sat night on a festival weekend, so no surprise there.
This is no B&B so do not expect Martha Stewart type touches. It's like a really really decent student apartment (i.e. comfy sofas everywhere but all are covered in blankets, did not look underneath!). We arrived during heat wave and fans/window AC were going 24/7. Loud but effective.
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