I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy. It was appalling. I wanted to stay in Pusat Belia, but yeah, as mentioned on Trip Advisor, it is closed until Dec 2013. This place was the second cheapest place in Brunei, but jesus, if you're only here for a night or two, then GO ELSEWHERE!! It is SO OVERPRICED. Horrible. There is no common area, so it is hard to meet other people (that is if there is other people, there didn't seem to be that many staying when I was there).
And be careful of the Manager, Danny. He is a complete tool. Avoid him at all costs, he will rip you off to all hell. He is a terrible person, but he will come across lovely and friendly (as all con artists in Asia), whatever you do DO NOT go on his tours or let him take you to book any other tours.
Apart from that, the hostel staff were average, the rooms were extremely basic, the shower and bathrooms were average and there are no lockers to store any valuables. And although it says 24 hours, they shut the gate around 12 or so, which is fine, unless the staff member on duty is asleep and won't wake up to the (annoyingly loud) sound of the gates bell. The countryside in Brunei (Rainforest) is gorgeous and the country is gorgeous, but this hostel is appalling and it completely ruined my stay.
- Also Known As:
- k.h. Soon Resthouse Hotel Bandar Seri Begawan