Stayed three nights in the 12-bed dorm. Location is good. Room was ok, nothing special. No one showed me to my room or explained anything about the hostel when I arrived.
I was shocked to learn that there is no kitchen for guests, even though the hostel has a kitchen. I was in the kitchen my first day at the hostel eating an orange I had bought when an employee very rudely told me the kitchen was only for volunteers. She acted as if I should have known this, even though no one explained anything about the hostel to me and there are no signs anywhere saying the kitchen is off limits.
It was surprising to be treated rudely over such an innocuous transgression, but it was even more surprising to learn that the hostel has a kitchen, but paying guests can’t use it. I’ve been to dozens of hostels around the world and have never encountered this before. I suppose it was explained when I heard the owner say to a guest that there was no kitchen available because guests would then make their own food and not buy it from the hostel cafe. A pretty pathetic attitude for a hostel to have. More
- Breakfast included