I really enjoyed my stay at this great wee hostel in Nelson BC.
Friendly staff, great attention to detail like the cleaning, fantastic new kitchen, great location.
Really hard to find any faults with this great place. if I was to suggest any improvements they would be small, here some for you to make an great hostel even better : some wooden or stiffer plastic cooking utensils as the flexy ones they have are no use, be worth the cleaners having a maintenance needed reporting system as the tap in the bath room and bin lid needed fixing for several months and so easy to address those small things if there is a system in place.
If I was them I'd build bespoke bunks out of wood in the dorm rooms ( which would fit well with the wooden trim else where in the building, then the lower bunk person has more head room and slightly longer beds, also this would save money as I think the wooden bunks they have will not last long. check out the ones at the green tortoise in Seattle, each with its own reading light and curtain making each bed a separate zone with in the dorm room, a great solution. That also means room for 2 lockable storage spaces under each bunkbed which would mean two lockers per person-staying, another great improvement for longer term residents.
But really this is improving on perfection, as this is such as great place, check out the entrance area, super nice.
music played in communal areas is a good idea, but I'd get some play lists made up as for example 'Michael Jackson all day' one time was not good!
the more Nelson 'folk' type tunes were much better.
Overall a great place to stay highly recommend.
Look forward to saying in the future.
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