Excellent rooms, good value for money, great food, impressed with many parts of this. At the same time, the cleanliness needed much improving in the toilets, showers, and hallways. So I am torn myself about how I feel about this one and rate my two night stay. Plus, love the new gym which is mostly empty. If you work out, you will be spoiled. Food is delicious, not just your average hostel fair. Overall, I will say positive.
I have to be honest, there was a drug bust on the same alley/side street that the women's hostel is, so to have 20 police officers surrounding the area at night was a bit daunting. The other side is on the high street, so you hear allsorts until all hours of the morning. Plus a pair of Russian girls decided to come stumbling in at 4 am and woke everyone. Overall, I doubt anyone in the room got any sleep. I do wish the showers, toilers were a bit cleaner. Happy there were plenty of showers though
Very filthy dirty. No one makes the beds. My bed didn't have enough sheets. The "pod" bathroom does not work for women! for example if someone showers, no one can use the toilet. So you have it worse than 1 toilet and 1 standalone shower. In a room of 6 or 8 women, this leads to insanity. When I finally got in the toilet/shower pod, it was disgustingly dirty. Never going back. Not to mention, I think for the money they should at least make the beds, I'm not the maid here!
Next to a pub, every night without fail there is a loud party that does not die down until 2 am or perhaps later, even on Weds and Thurs nights. Also, busloads of kids from Germany, Argentina, takeover the pub and get drunk and scream until 2 am so no one can sleep. The night staff can't be bothered to tell them to keep it down. Drunk German kids were banging on all the doors at 4 am and waking everyone up. You won't get any sleep. I've stayed here 4 separate occasions, always the same.
I have bug bites from bed bugs. I've seen a doctor and he thinks I should report the hostel to health and safety, as they are very large and quite profuse. after reading previous reviews, I see there has been a problem for months with similar reviews for bed bugs. Disgusting that the staff can't be bothered to buy new cots. Seriously, 10 per night, 100 beds= 1000 per night is what they are raking in. They can't buy a new cots? Did I mention lazy and stupid staff? Creepy men lurking in halls too