Actually, I would score this hostel 3.5 out of 5.0, very good for backpackers. The hostel is very well located, just two corners away from Plaza de Armas. It has a communal kitchen and plenty of free computers to navigate anytime. The two things I did not like at all were the fact of struggling with sporadic hot showers and the insufferable noise echoing from other places apparently within the hostel. The owner (or manager) is friendly and very helpful (probably not the same opinion about the rest of the staff). It is a convenient and good choice for tight budgets.