Its basically a legend. If it's for you, you'll stay forever. If its not, leave and let someone else stay. Though you'll probably still want to come back for the BBQ and just to escape the strip.
Its definitely more for the backpacker than the flashpacker, but what it lacks in flash it more than makes up for in magic. If hot showers are high on your list of priorities then maybe you should go elsewhere. If friendly, helpful staff, a good social and making new friends are your thing then this is where you want to be. Loved it.