clean and modern facilities, but a little cramped in the rooms and common area. would be nice if they opened up the balcony on the top floor. social atmosphere is nonexistent. rarely anyone at the reception and you have to call them if they are not there. they say the front door is going to be repaired, but it was never done in the week i was there. while one of the managers had good people skills (tall, skinny, short hair, glasses), the other manager clearly did not.
attentive staff. modern facilities. very knowledgeable about logistical matters. no issues.
no issues. good facilities. attentive staff. had good system for helping with logistics.
no issues. friendly staff, nice free breakfast, well organized regarding the activities people can do in the area.
no issues. very helpful staff. nice breakfast. good location.
NZ is a wealthy westernized country, so paying for hot water for a shower is a no-no. if the owner wants to market his hostel as a place strictly for french people, that is ok (there are plenty of hostels that cater to only one nationality). but if he wants to draw guests from many countries, he needs to do a better job of making sure non-french people do not feel alienated due to not being french.
the owners put a lot of TLC into the hostel. always good to see people who do that!
social atmosphere was nonexistent. staff were detached, aloof.
great atmosphere and social staff.
If you could add a microwave in the kitchen, you guys would be all set. Otherwise, no issues with your hostel. Thanks.
no issues. very nice private room.
Excellent hostel. Very caring owners and staff - treated me like family. Great knowledge of the area and all that there is to do. Very good atmosphere to meet other travelers. Would recommend to everyone.
no issues - had a very relaxing time. would recommend it to anyone.
this is really just a place to lay your head on a pillow. not a party hostel or even a social hostel where the hostel organizes events so people can get to know each other (i.e., dinner party, etc.).
Worst i have ever seen: dogs pissing and pooping on the floors and walls, bugs all over the place (especially the kitchen), a nasty stench (probably from the backup in the sewer system), graffiti on the walls of a few rooms, broken walls that make break-ins easy, chickens clucking from 2-6am in the morning, boogers on the bottom of my pillow, a brothel right across the street and the owner´s son tried to `borrow`money from my friend. honestly, i could not make this stuff up if i wanted to.