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The hostel was great, good location, clean and had everything we needed - breakfast was also good value. However the private room we had was absolutely tiny, as was the toilet and shower for our use. It was a bit like being on a train or a ship, and became quite claustrophobic by the end of our 4 day stay. Accommodation in Cambridge is expensive so I think it was a worthwhile compromise, but in any other location I wouldn't think this was good value for money.
It was like sleeping inside an oven. The room was boiling, and it hadn't even been a hot day. The only window in the room only opened a few centimeters, so it seemed like the air was keeped there for days..
I stay at this hostel every year and always have a nice time. Facilities are not much changed compared to before the makeover (although every bed has its own socket now, which is handy). Showers still small and sweaty. But I have now complaints. Nice big common room and they have Guinness. The self catering kitchen is nice too, though smaller than before.
No free wi-fi is definitely a negative aspect. Other than that the hostel is very nice.