I had such a nice time here. Ok, it's not the prettiest rooms I've seen, but it doesn't matter when the overall atmosphere is so nice. I stayed in the girls dorm. Its cleaned every day, the bathroom is large and clean, and no problems with hot water, flushing (like I've seen other reviewers complain about), and I didn't see any cockroaches. The beds are ok, the blanket is maybe a little too warm in the summertime but still good to have there. I did miss a shelf or something to put my stuff on at night, but I assume that's not too hard to fix if needed.
There is no aircon and no fans (maybe an idea to get some?), meaning all windows MUST be open at night or we'll die from the heat, so we did have mosquitos biting us at night, but when we told the receptionist about this he immediately gave us one of those thingys to plug in a powersocket, which worked like a charm.
About the staff: the guys working here are so nice. They are so friendly and kind and always smile and want to help. There is always one guy asleep in the reception. We wanted to see the semifinals of the world cup one night, and went to a place nearby that supposedly had bigscreen, but their signal got lost just after kickoff, so we ran back to the hostel and asked if we could see the match in the reception. And the guy just smiled and let us, despite the fact that 1. we woke him up, 2. he had to stay up watching the game with us, 3. listen to our screaming and cheering all night... So yeah. The guys are just THE BEST.
Never had breakfast here so can't comment.
I traveled alone and I met so many new friends. And it feels really safe there.
Will be back!! :)
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