It's rundown. The rooms are ok but it takes ages (like a good 2-3 minutes) for the hot water to turn hot, and the stairwells are just really rundown. Only one lift was working and you can't access the stairwell from the entrance because the security swipe doesn't work (meaning you have to wait for a lift). Also you can't access level 1 (common room and kitchen) from reception except via the lift, unless you want to go down to the luggage storage at basement level, exit out to the back which is very ordinary, and then go up another flight of rundown stairs (yes, you've gone down a level, changed stairs, and then gone up two levels!)
If you're not a stair taking person it'd probably be fine, but if you do like taking stairs, or just not waiting for the lift, be warned the surroundings aren't crash hot!
On the upside though, it's ensuite bathrooms to each dorm, so less chance of waiting. Also they have an inbuilt hairdryer for the ladies, so that is nice (I didn't use it though as my hair's too short, so can't comment on how well it blowdries though).
The other redeeming factor is that, depending on where you are (I was in room 405), it faces towards the back of the opposite building, so you're not woken up by the sun. So I did sleep well.More