I really thought "oh dear, what did I let myself into here?" when I saw the building and area. However, the young man on reception was welcoming and check-in nice and easy. City tax of €1 per night is payable on arrival, not departure as per most places.
The interior of the hostel was much more modern than some of my recent ones, and the 14-bed dorm was lightly booked so I had no problem getting a lower level bunk which was most appreciated.
Lockers are provided, and you don't even need your own padlock as you get a key for an allocated locker with your room key. Which is nice, but the lockers are pretty small and don't really fit much in them. Certainly not big enough to store a small rucksack. Aside from that the dorm (in this case number 5) was massive so there was no need to try and squeeze past people on the way to/from the beds.
The showers were pretty decent, it must be said, not the most powerful I've ever had but certainly very reasonable.
Check out was nice and swift, and the hostel is less than 10 minutes walk from the bus and railway stations. WiFi was free and worked really well, which was most welcome.