Our room was $6 between 5 people, i.e. $1.20 each - a bargain too good to refuse. We checked the place out before committing, and it looked fine, so we decided to stay there. It's probably fine to stay here during the dry season, but in the rainy season steer clear!!
Everything would have been fine, except that during the night there was very heavy rain, and our room completely flooded (over 5cm of water), and all of our bags and clothes got soaked, and some people's books and papers ruined. We had to get out of bed at 4am when we noticed the flooding so we could hang everything out to dry.
Our room was next to the terrace and it seems that the floor slants in towards our room, so the water had come in under the door. Unfortunately the staff and manager did not offer us anything to make up for what had happened, except offering us to move rooms for the next night (as if we would stay another night!). They said they couldn't have expected it to happen, which is complete bollocks because the tiles are stained from water and the cleaning lady knew exactly how to drain the water out of the room (by unblocking a pre-drilled hole in the wall!!), so it has clearly happened before. All they really need to do is put in something under the door to stop water getting in.
They were nice to us the next day, but it was pretty disappointing they couldn't apologise or offer anything decent to us, like even just a round of beers would have been nice. Anyways, thats what you get for cheap accomm. If you're on a budget there's no real reason to avoid it as long as its not rainy season or your in a room that definitely won't flood (check the floors for marks of previous floodings) - and maybe keep all your things on the tables just in case!
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