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My only complaint is that they could not register my tourist visa. I had to go elsewhere to do it. Staff was very laid back and friendly. Had good suggestions for places to eat and things to see/do. It was a great place, I'd stay there again.
more than any other thing, the staff was very kind and excellent ^^ but one thing what I was sorry, security was lack .
There were no lockers available, the beds were horrible (like sleeping in a wobbly canoe) and there was only one toilet available for all the women in the hostel. One of the sinks didn't drain in the bathroom, and there is a strange smell in the common area. The staff didn't really know what was going on or have things prepared when we arrived - no towels available, no maps, no information, and didn't even know how much we had to pay. Also we got moved from 8 to 12 beds out of nowhere.
Apart from perfect location, there is no reason to stay at this hostel. It isn't clean at all(especially the showers) and the staff aren't so friendly and welcoming as it is mentioned in the introduction. Athmosphere was OK, though it depends on the people who stay at the same time. By the way there was a cat of some guests which bothered me a lot, to information of those who don't welcome animals. I didn't enjoy my stay and didn't actually feel comfortable since it lacked security and hygiene.