Would you recommend bringing anything the hostel doesn't provide? Such as towels, wash clothes, shampoo? Another question, does the common area have a hot water machine for tea? or a microwave for frozen dinners?
Yes bring your own towels and wash cloths. I stayed in the dorms with 6 other people. Don't know if they actually provide towels because I always bring my own. Just bring a small towel in case. There is shampoo and shower gel available in the rooms but no hair conditioner. Also the staff would probably not mind giving you some hot water, but there is no hot water machine or microwave available.
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You should bring anything you need that the hostel doesn't provide. This is not a hotel. Not sure dorm guests got towels, private rooms more likely to have them. There is no guest kitchen on site but am sure they can you hot water. I did not see a microwave.
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