Hard to know what to make of that last review, titled "Bad Experience". It seems fake, because the one "fact" he mentions is simply not true. There are private rooms available with bathroom attached, and there are rooms available with shared bathroom. All rooms without their own bathroom have a shared bathroom on the same floor, shared by a maximum of six guests. (In other words, it's simply not the case that you have to knock on a private room to share that room's bathroom! ridiculous) The showers work well, and I experienced plenty of hot water.
I agree completely with the other recent review, by Lorraine S. I reserved only two nights from the U.S. After one night, I could tell that I would want to stay longer. The owner accommodated me generously. My first room was a private one, for $40, with bathroom, on the 3rd floor. As other writers have observed, the 3rd floor is the most quiet. My second room was another private one with bathroom, which the owner let me have for less than the advertised price, because he was going out of his way to keep me happy. Because it was down a short hall from reception, there was more noise; but once around 10:30 p.m. I asked the staff to turn down the TV, and they instantly did. Then when I told the owner that I'd be around for another few nights, and I didn't mind a room with a shared bath, I was given a room for $30 on the second floor, with a large common room. Because of exuberant late-night conversation in that room among young guests, the owner (without my asking) invited them to continue their conversation in a large area in the basement of the building--which they did without complaint. As Lorraine S. says, this place attracts a wide variety of very interesting people, ranging from 20-somethings to 60-somethings. I met folks from Canada, France, Australia, Sri Lanka, Germany, Spain. The owner introduced me to a friend of his who became my driver and guide for several days. The staff is hard-working and friendly, even charming. .. . I had the same experience as Lorraine S., in that after a few days I was a friend more than a boarder, and I really felt sad to leave them after 9 days. . . Oh, and the internet is the speediest I've found in just about any hotel or motel at any price in the U.S.
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