Keep your expectations low for Hotel Beautiful and you might be all right. Located over a couple of floors, the hotel/hostel is modest with few amenities. I had a surprisingly large private room, but it did not have a fan (as advertised) and was very loud all day and night. Take earplugs, there's a 3-4 am delivery that rings the bell. It also only had overhead, prison-style lighting. On my floor, there was one toilet and three showers, and there were no problems with availability. Overall, the facilities seemed clean, but dingy.
The customer service requires improvement. Two of the three desk staff I dealt with were pleasant, with the third being rude, to say the least. He refused to accept my credit card as payment, though credit card payments are advertised as accepted.
The neighbourhood is near the train station, but sketchy. Probably not a good choice for travellers nervous about that sort of thing.
The room next to mine was taped up and sprayed with a chemical agent the day before my departure. Possibly for bedbugs or some other critter requiring a noxious end.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included