Relocation of the hostel was excellent, very close to the historic centre of Suwon, with its magnificent walls and 18th-century Paris. The hostel seemed to be very good value for money for me, as I appear to be the only guest While I stayed there and had all the facilities to myself. It was scrupulously clean and the facilities were well maintained. They included use of the kitchen. I only met one member of staff, the manager, and he was perfectly polite although rather reserved.
The hostel was good and full of character, and the staff were helpful. However, when I was there, the bar area was undergoing major renovations and was rather cold and unwelcoming. The outside areas of the hostel would be very good when it is full of people and when the weather is good, but in January these were dark, deserted and cold, and not pleasant.
Nice, laid back air. Most of the staff were efficient and friendly. A rather long trek from my bed at the end of the fourth floor landing to the nearest toilet on the 3rd - longer when the toilet on that floor wasn't working. The location isn't particularly central, although there is a park full of local character nearby.
Had a good stay. Staff were very friendly & helpful. Facilities & location good. Only 2 niggles: music in lobby sometimes too loud for my comfort, and being asked to move into a different dorm on the 3rd night (and from a lower to an upper bank).
Modern facilities. Good atmosphere! Although rather young for an old timer like me.. Some reviews have criticised the staff but I found them perfectly polite and efficient, but self-contained rather than excessively chummy. The directions the hostel gave were from the old bus station but most buses stop at the new Number 2 bus terminal: if you arrive there you should get the cheap bus rather than expensive taxi to the centre of town.
You have to take this hostel for what it is: a sleeping place above a pub, with consequent advantages and disadvantages. A bit of a shame there are no cooking facilities, but breakfast is included in the price, which is reasonable for London. The hostel staff are excellent, but I found the security guards at the pub entrance intrusive and rough around the edges.
This was my first experience of hosteling for a long time, and I was struck by how things had improved in terms of overall facilities. The staff were efficient and quietly competent. The four person en suite room was fine and clean. Good to have a bar and free wifi that worked well. The place was a little soulless on the Monday night I stayed, but probably to be expected. A little on the expensive side. Dorm walls thin so sound from neighbouring rooms carried at night.