As you'd expect, the YHA has standards. It actually seems to be managed with the intention of giving people a decent and comfortable stay, rather than getting away with cutting as many corners and ripping off as many tourists as possible.
Of course, you pay for this - probably on average eight pounds more per night for a dorm bed - but given that I'm over thirty and use hostels to get a good night's sleep when I'm working lots of overtime, I'm beginning to think it's worth it.
The staff are professional and helpful, and the building is very well-maintained with good facilities. The dorms are cosy and carpeted. The bunks are nicely spaced out so you don't feel like a pack of sardines. They are also sturdy and wooden, and don't shake around whenever the other person makes any movement. Each bed has a good reading light, and there's even a shared desk and wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom.
If you don't mind paying extra for a bit of class and comfort, I would definitely recommend this place.More
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