The location is great, with the hostel located on a cobbled alley, with a big gate leading onto the main street. It is incredibly clean, with excellent bathrooms (at least the one available to guests in the private 3-bed) and a sparkling kitchen. The staff were helpful with getting my laundry done and returned to me very quickly. It is small, however, and it did not seem very likely to meet new people and socialize in the hostel. That did not really matter however. Location and cleanliness does.
Its a really, really great hostel. The staff are great and Gonzalo in particular is a friend and a legend. The dorm rooms were great. Attractive and spacious, with sturdy, comfortable and quiet beds. The breakfast is the best you will find, and the free wine goes down great in the evenings. I enjoyed the organised activities, and found that they are quite creative with those which they offer. I initially though that it lacked atmosphere despite being beautiful, but I loved it by the end.
I enjoyed a few days in Hospedaje Penthouse. I was in a private room that was great. The staff were perfectly helpful, and there were plenty of nice people I met. I was particularly impressed with the kitchen, as it was large and well equipped, so I enjoyed meeting other people as we we all able to cook dinner at the same time happily. It didnt really feel like a hostel, however. It's layout is like that of a fantastic apartment which is fine, but it lacks the quirkiness some like in a hostel
The hostel has a great atmosphere, and having been travelling alone, I was really happy that I was able to meet and hang out with so many nice people there. In particular the boys working there were incredibly friendly, patient, generous and fun. Sleeping in the dorms was a challenge, however. The beds feel as though they will collapse when you climb them, and they were incredibly creaky so you wake every time someone turns in their sleep. Perhaps it was just the room I was in.