Running a backpacker's in its own house is not a bad idea, but Sparky does it all wrong.
Despite the potential of the house deco (very alternative and interesting), Sparky forgot the base : hospitality !
Sparky, despite his cool Hippie look, is very stressed, very friendly and demonstrates many obsessive behaviours, in particular in regard to cutting the electricity bill. Not a bad intention at first, but so badly implemented as it turns out to be at the guest basic comfort expense !
Sparky switches half the kitchen lights off while you are still in there, double checks if you use the kettle not too long (same thing with showers) and summon you to use the toaster at half power only...
Still I do not get it, as lightning is less than 5% of house consumption, while his way overheated jacuzzi must account for 20%!!!
Very grumpy & unfriendly atmosphere with many unhappy backpackers. Will never go there again and strongly recommend to avoid the place !
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