Spent a night here in one of the 4-bed female dorms. The particular room I had (2nd floor, room E) had 1 bunk bed and 2 singles. Overlooked the noisy sidestreet (cafes/bars) - with the windows shut (and AC on) getting some shut eye isn't a problem. The manager was helpful with arranging airport taxis and storing luggage.
Overall average - the shared shower (1 per floor - so you'll be sharing with as many as 7 other people) is fairly grimy and the rooms aren't super-clean... it looks like sheets are changed between guests, but otherwise there isn't sweeping of floors or wiping down of table tops (the nightstand in my dorm still had bits of food on it).
If you need a centrally-located place to crash for 1 night, this is a good choice. Any longer and you'd definitely want a cleaner shower... maybe something on Airbnb or another hostel?
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