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I got to the base hostel and they told me there was an error on the booking with hostelworld.com and As this was a long weekend they were fully booked in all the hostels in town. they didn't give me a solution at the hostel and they told me they have contacted hostelworld to let me know about this issue. no one from hostelworld contacted me either.
Found the staff and hostel very modern and attractive. But my stomach churned when i saw the kitchen and although we were there overnight, it was not cleaned from the time we arrived until the time we left. There was no one monitoring the area and it was easy for people to leave their rubbish around no one to watch. Also ask for a room not facing the street or over the bar as there was noise until 3 am. I reported it to the staff and they can't do much, however i wish they had another option
Disappointing to find on arrival both wet tshirt and bikini contests advertised as fun evening activities - not my type of hostel. Limited communal lounge areas. Noisey at night but that's the price you pay for the excellent location. Bunk was incredibly squeaky and wobbly making it difficult to roll over without waking your bunk buddy. Staff were nice enough.
Very new hostel. Very clean, good location, very nice terrace out side the kitchen.