this was out of season so clearly its not fair to score atmosphere. on the other hand, having the run of the entire establishment, which to my mind has all you need, at a bargain price ... brilliant. the staff were friendly, helpful and flexible. high standards of cleanliness.
deservedly highly rated. possibly the most consistently high quality service i've had in 25 years backpacking. the distance from public transport is a pain and the noise at night was sleep-disrupting. on the other hand, the hostel's facilities and layout are possible because of its location and the noise was part and package of the maintainence of a vibrant atmosphere. i'm just a bit to old to walk up hills and tolerate teenagers who never stop talking. but, that said, overall impressive.
this is a very good hostel which lacks only a few final touches to make it excellent. 1. a lounge area 2. rather than the whole hostel being shut midday for cleaning - section by section. (though to be fair the staff are extremely accommodating) 3. throw out the misleading in-room security boxes. one guest lost 500 euros. we played with the locks and found you could open them by randomly pushing numbers. a pity as i am sure these boxes cost a packet but unfortunately they are dangerous.
probably the best value for money hostel i've stayed at in 25 years of backpacking. the staff do their best to make it feel like a home away from home. pedantically clean. kept cosy warm in february!
A very good hostel. Staff helpful and very friendly. Well maintained. Great value for money.
Extremely helpful and friendly reception. Very accommodating to someone with rudimentary French. Once you know that the number 1 bus goes directly into town and it comes by every 10 minutes, 10 minutes walk away, the distance from town is not a big issue.