Stayed here for 4 nights in October in a 4 person dorm. There are some great things about this hostel and some really bad. The first thing to note is that if you book the hostel through Hostel World the price you are quoted and told you will pay on arrival does NOT include tax of 16% - you will have to pay this on top. The hostel know this but don't do anything about it, so your room ends up a lot more than you think it will cost. They also tried to claim that the deposit we had paid to Hostel World was a payment to Hostel World and not to be deducted from the amount we owed the hostel - they did back down on this point - but all in all very annoying start. Plus your room ends up being pretty damn expensive for a hostel.
On the plus side, the location is really great. The breakfasts are very, very good. The common area is really nice. Free wifi which is decent quality, four computers and printing services. Large storage area for your luggage, which they are very relaxed about people using. Good number of bathrooms. They vaccum your room everyday, take out your trash everyday. Lockers in all rooms. Staff were really friendly and tried to be helpful (although did give us wrong information a couple of times) and will book tours etc. for you.
On the downside, our room smelt really bad. It also got really hot. The room was noisy, so you had to decide between sleeping with the window open and all of the noise, or closed and really hot (and still a lot of noise!). Didn't manage to sleep past around 6.30 on any of the days we were there due to the noise inside and outside the hostel. Room over looked the alley next to very noisy street - although I guess maybe that is what you get for the location. Room was very small and cramped, but again I guess it is a hostel. Toilets were not great.
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