This is by far the worst "hotel" I have ever stayed in and I'm not a fussy person when on holiday.
It is really a hostel with en-suite rooms. The beds were creaky chipboard with ancient, filthy and internally destroyed matresses, the pillows were worse. The rest of the furnishings were extremely low quality and either broken or worn out. The curtains did not meet (by 3 feet) which served to clearly show that the windows had not been cleaned since 1960 (inside or out). The bathroom was clean but basic with cardboard toilet paper supplied (take your own or buy some from the huge Tesco hypermarket next door), towels which could double as sandpaper and our shower head fell off the wall if you looked at it too hard.
We stayed on a b&b basis but I would recommend room only as the breakfast was awful, a choice of partially cooked, cold scrambled eggs or cold ham/cheese with stale bread and tepid drinks.
It is also used by school trips from all over Europe so you will be woken at all times of the night (if you can sleep on the beds) by un-supervised kids.
On the positive side, it is cheap, not too far from the centre (3zl on the tram or 25zl by taxi) and handy for Tescos (so you can buy towels, pillows and even a mattress if you need to).
On the whole, unless you really are counting the pennies in which case can you afford to go away at all, I would strongly recommend you pay a little more and stay elsewhere.
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