Posted Sep 14, 2011
I have never stayed in such a disgusting, filthy lodging in my entire life. This is the kind of place I'd imagine Amy Winehouse going to die. It started with the Gag reflex inducing stench from the public restroom on the second floor.
The rug had cigarette burns and layers of dust and filth. All the furniture was nicked and damaged. But the worst part was the bathroom. It stunk as though the 1000 people peed all over it and no one ever cleaned it. Horrible. The tiles on the floor and in the shower had black mold. The door frame was peeling and had black mold. We walked down to the basement to check out the hostel and found worse conditions.
I wanted to leave but had prepaid for the room and didn't have a credit card due to a pickpocket.
We tried to stick it out, bought and air freshener to spray the bathroom. But the stench was coming up through the plumbing. We shut the bathroom door at night, but it seeped through the wall. It was so bad we couldn't sleep. Finally, at 3 am we demanded to change rooms.
Our room on the third floor had the same hallway stench. The room itself didn't stink. The floor was not carpeted. The bathroom still had black mold, but at least it didn't reek.
The beds were okay. Sheets were scratchy, ripped and stained.
The maid cleaned and each day we found more long black hairs were mopped into our room. I'm blonde and my friend had super short brown hair.