Handy location, reasonable rates
Posted Feb 23, 2015
Arrived in the morning to store my bag (free storage), then returned at 1am and checked in. The fellow at the desk was friendly & helped me retrieve my bag (could have taken anyone's if I chose to). Facilities on the ground floor looked good, the bar was pumping out some loud music, but I couldn't hear it on the 3rd floor (girls sanctuary). Entered the room in the dark - by small torch light (out of respect for those sleeping) & found the empty bed. Room seemed clean, a/c was on - then seemed to turn off when it was needed most. Windows open so noises from the street (sirens & trams) kept me awake, until another girl arrived at 3.30am to turn on the bathroom light and leave the door open waking up a few of us, to then go to bed with the light still on! Only when I spoke up 10 mins later was it turned off - oh so considerate.
My booking was to include a fluffy towel, toiletries & a free drink - I received NONE of these, I may have been able to go to reception & request them, since it was 24hr manned - coz I thought the towel, etc would be awaiting me on the bed - but since I was due to leave at 6am - I didn't bother.
As for my impressions of my short time at the hostel, it wasn't the modern room I expected (from what I could tell in the dark), but despite not being able to sleep due to the hot weather, the bed was clean & comfortable, as was the bathroom. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the location was quite good. Would consider staying there again if the need arose.