I booked for two nights with the Zebra Crossing Hostel because it had a somewhat high rating of 83%. I found everything at the hostel to be in good order including the cozy living room, the kitchen, a nice little café, as well as the toilets and showers.
I booked a single room which was quite simple and rather small but certainly adequate for my needs: a double bed, a night table with a reading light and a few hooks for my clothes. What I found to be unacceptable and, in reality, quite awful was the filthy bedding including dirty, used sheets and pillowcases plus a duvet with something liked dried saliva melted into it. The sheets and duvet were smelly from a physically standpoint and uncomfortable from a psychological perspective. Still, I coped with the situation and slept well in the bed.
I am a well-traveled person and I am not particularly fanatical in cleanliness, but I do NOT enjoy sleeping in a filthy bed.
The hostel staff was helpful and very friendly, but honestly I would not stay at this hostel again. Instead, I might try The Backpacker Hostel which located just one block up the street from Zebra Crossing. At least from the outside, The Backpacker looked quite respectable.
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