The Hostel was actually way better than we expected after seeing the reviews online. Rooms are okay, there are big lockers to fit most backpacks, and towels are supplied. I may suggest earplugs because the vent can be noisy, and some rooms are located near busy roads. Most of the staff is really cool, but one of the guy in charge just doesn't give a damn about being nice and helpful. Watch out for the hidden fees : 15% additionnal fee, and an other $3.5 per nigh, makes it around $35-40/night !
While most check-in aren't possible before noon, we were able to do it at 8 am so we could go to sleep after a night in the bus. The staff if really nice and ready to help you in anything to make your stay more enjoyable. There is a free shuttle service every half hour in the morning, and after 7 pm. It also works the other way around, as they can come and take you at the subway station when you call. Beds are confortable, but there are no showers in the room.
The staff is really nice, and you can see they do it more by passion than to earn money. The hostel is more like a big house, with a nice garden, a pation where you can eat, a hamac... Its really close to the subway and to some useful facilities (post office, bars, liquor store, seven-eleven and other grocery stores). There were mostly "old people" around 40-50 years, so we were disapointed because that's not what we were looking for in a backpackers hostel, but some people our age came after.
Rooms are big, and have everything you need (big bathroom, A/C, TV, phone...). Free breakfast is a plus, but it's better to get there early to have a wider choice without waiting for the refill. Swimming pool is great but there was an indian family swimming with all clothes on while we were there and nobody said anything even though it wasn't hygienic at all for the other customers ! Also, don't order from the chinese restaurant, it's really bad.
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