I stayed here one night and was so glad to leave the place. The rooms were tiny and so crammed meaning they were very very warm. The staff on the desk were rather unfriendly in my opinion and asking for anything received a look similar to one you would get if you asked for a million dollars. Maybe she was having a bad day but the next morning she wasn't much better.
There was a smaller plump woman who was friendly but she wasn't about that much. The kitchen in this hostel was probably the second worst kitchen I have ever been in. The hostel could probably hold around 200+ people, we struggled to get enough plates etc for 8 people to all eat at once. As with all base hostels there is usually a bar near by. Their bar was ok but not the best I have experienced. They said they wouldn't people in after 10pm so everyone rushed to get in and then they let locals and others in all night. It was a ploy to get people in early and spending more.
The only thing I found good was the shower in the disabled toilet. It was powerful and was clean. Other than that don't bother with this particular sweat pit.
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