Positives first: Location was fine (within walking distance from most major sites) and downstairs was fine.
Negatives: staff were rude and abrupt when we were checking in- we had to wait 10 minutes whilst he finished paperwork , and then he showed us round and explained loads of rules that seemed to focus particularly about not wearing shoes in the rooms ( a several hundred dollar fine was threatened),not allowed to make the sheets dirty at all (threats of more fines, but are they not washed and changed anyway?!) And how to wear the communal shower flip flops (um.... not cool with that my friend!) The beds were literally a bed in a capsule, with no shelf inside to put phones etc. The blind at the end of the bed is see through when you have the light on, and there is CCTV in the rooms so you can't get changed outside your bed, or inside with the light on. The bathroom toilets have the showers in them, and there are only 4 between at least 20 people. They are also basic, not particularly clean and one had paint rollers and a paintbrush in it. Who wants to shower in the same room as a bin full of other people's used toilet paper? Where else are you supposed to get changed if you do? Not the bedroom, under the watchful gaze of the CCTV, surely?
Finally, I have to say that I draw the line at the man who cleaned the room coming in and telling me off for hanging clothes up on a peg, taking photos of the room and the beds (Maybe as evidence? Who knows?!) and telling me not to spray things in the bedroom (I had foolishly thought to put on some sunscreen before I went outside).
We hostel relatively often, and I'm not particularly fussed about lots of things- we weren't expecting a hotel experience. However, the sheer volume of rules, fines and threats in comparison
to the level of comfort and convenience made this a distinctly unpleasant atmosphere, and i can honestly say that this hostel did not give us the"good vibes" promised on the door.
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