Securuty password that changes everyday so good security and no key, big lockers in rooms, a lot of couches and seating, very good kitchen, tv room stacked with DVD's, large comfortable bunkbeds. Stayed for almost 2 weeks and never regretted it. HI Austin really feels like home and has every facility you need. Only minus is location which is quite far from center but right on the shore of a lake! Personally I enjoyed the quiet surroundings and drinking coffee at the lakeshore.
PROS> next to the best eating out street in Barcelona, good aircondition. A lot of games in the cozy commonarea and free badges! The receptionist sometimes makes brazilian snacks for everyone! CONS> a bit far from center. Small kitchen and no breakfast. Not so many people outside of peak season at least.
PROS> everything. I can't say enough good things about this hostel. Location is ideal, there's a rooftop where you can relax, a bar with great happy hour, sometimes cooked dinner, terrace for meeting people, amazing atmosphere, and great staff that knows all the good places. Also enough weekly activities to keep you occupied for your entire stay and see the real Granada. I would come back to this hostel any day. CONS> well.. the breakfast is not free, but it's too good to be free anyway!
PROS> great having my own room at the price of a hosteldorm! Big room, comfy bed and really good but paid breakfast. Good location in the cozyest part of town, minutes from the beach and best nightlife area of the city! CONS> being a backpacker i missed a kitchen, fridge and social activities, but I guess that is the difference between hostels and hotels. Nothing to complain about.
PROS: charming decoration, good kitchen facilities, almost location ON the beach (which is better out there than by the center of malaga), huge dinner offered for 8€. CONS: bad aircon/fans in some rooms, no keys whatsoever; everything is open so you just have to rely on receptionist seeing everything (!!), about 3-4 km to Malaga center so it's bus or 45 min walk.
PROS> amazing rooftop, good location, nice staff and cozy events. CONS> small kitchen but that's pretty much it..
PLUS: the best imaginable location, very clean and modern, a great roof terrace, fully equipped and clean kitchen, very good breakfast and tips for things to do in Madrid. Generally really good value for money, and perfect facilities. MINUS: no sun on the roof terrace most of the time and the door to our ensuite bathroom was a showerdoor of glass and without lock...
PLUS: good location, big rooms. MINUS: dirty kitchen, and doors almost open all the way from the street to every room, so poor security!
PLUS: good breakfast and kitchen facilities, security, clean rooms and common areas, nice staff. MINUS: not very central and situated on the edge of a bad neighborhood, but that's pretty much the only negative thing. I had a really good stay!
location breakfast security lockers under beds beds with curtains - wifi overloaded in the evenings - ONE toilet for whole floor - ONE plug in room for 15