For a place which bills itself as "Bali's luxury hostel", Jolie misses the mark by a country mile. It isn't even a good hostel by any standard, really:
- the sign which tells you not to use YouTube or download anything because boohoo, their Internet is only 1Mbps. Well Jolie, the fact is you're a hostel. meaning at any one time, you'll be hosting a couple dozen digital natives, who expect Internet of a decent speed.
- oh, and the fact that the wifi didn't reach my 2nd floor room.
- there was a preachy little sign next to the toilet saying please help save toilet paper and use the 'Eco washer' ie a little hose next to the EMPTY toilet paper holder. Hey Jolie, how about you save water and give your guests - 99% of whom come from countries which use toilet paper rather than water after taking a dump - some toilet paper?
- they make you take your shoes off to get to the bedrooms. fine if your hostel is spotless, but it's not. I can feel the grit on my feet, which you made me bare.
- the lamp in my room isn't working. in fact, the wire has broken away from the plug, but clearly that small detail escaped notice by the staff.
- the shower curtain rail is coming off its mounts.
- the design of the rooms is completely bare and utilitarian.
- and fyi, it's down an unlit path which is uneven in parts and has some pretty aggressive stray dogs hanging around it. also, at least 150m from the main road rather than the 50m the sign claims.
Look Jolie - most people have reasonable expectations. you're a hostel, I get it. you're reasonably priced, I get it. but there are some things which are essential to a hostel in this day and age - reliable wifi, and toilet paper. fix it.
also, don't bill yourself as a 'luxury hostel' when you clearly don't know the meaning of the word!
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