My friend and I stayed in Hostel City Beach for 2 nights in August 2014 and loved it. It is a new hostel, but Stephen, the owner, has ambitious plans for expanding the offerings. The hostel was clean, comfortable, and had a great view over the bay. There is also a neat public beach less than a 5 minute walk from the hostel. The environment, which is so important, is also very friendly and we talked easily with many of the guests and joined up for dinners with a few.
The best part of the hostel by far, however, is the friendly and funny owner, Stephen. Like all good hostel owners, he knows plenty about the area and has good recommendations for places to eat, shop, and explore. Going above and beyond that, however, he did many things for us not typical of a hostel owner. There are many examples of this, but the one that sticks out is that he helped us settle a dispute with a terrible car rental agency who was trying to cheat us out of money. Stephen helped us navigate and... more