A student life at a tourist price
Posted Mar 5, 2017
I was attracted to this hotel by the crossfit style gym, and reasonable price, the cafe
looked decent and the reviews were very positive. The hotel is as it says "student orientated' and you see many of them around mostly on their computers, playing ping pong, working etc. I liked the fun 😜 Young vibe, but this place isn't priced at youth hostel prices. It's in the same price bracket as the Ramada Apollo nearby.
My big issue with the student hotel is it feels as if it's run by students. The bed had a big body cavity in it, the sheets were frayed on the edges. Low shower pressure, no amenities. Hallway smelled like marijuana for 24 hours.
Cafe is dirty, no one wiped off the tables that I could see, you bus your own plates which is fine, but you don't feel the love, the care. It feels understaffed and had that hostile vibe, cheap food, and not enough staff.
Location is 'lonely' there is really nothing (walking distance) around that part of town food wise. If you don't like the cafe you need to take a tram 10 minutes at least.