Incredible value relative to the facilities; the bedding was super comfortable and the rooms bright, warm, and clean. It's a larger hostel, but not impersonal. You're equally close to the old town and Stary Browar shopping district, so most of Poznan's attractions and nightlife are within walking distance. Common room and balcony are perfect for those lazier days, too. Thanks for putting up with the late night returns and daily requests to extend my stay! :)
The staff here - I dealt with Petr specifically - are phenomenal. The recommendations, attentiveness, and friendliness are closer to what you'd expect from a (decent) hotel. Ahoy is still a baby, so it should be interesting to see how they develop in terms of ambience/the kind of traveller they attract. People who complain about the lack of adequate signage seem to have a comprehension problem; it's directly next to Star Casino. If you can't open your eyes, why bother travelling?
Hands down the best atmosphere I've ever experienced at a hostel (and I've stayed at the incomparable Soul Kitchen in St Petersburg!). The volunteers and staff absolutely make this place; if you want to feel like part of a quirky, warm family while you're away, this is the place to stay. Dorms and facilities can't be faulted. I'm going to miss the hell out of Big Fish and hope to be back soon.
The location was awesome; nestled right amongst it in the historical centre, you've got the benefit of being able to return from your sightseeing to use the bathrooms through the day (hey Bratislava, what's with the lack of public WCs?) and having free concert music waft through the dorm windows on weekends from the main town square; magical! Princesses and whingers, please be aware that this is a work in progress, though the remaining reno work isn't noisy. Hosts are super generous, warm
The dorms are surprisingly huge, so you won't feel like a sardine here! Great bathrooms, great communal meals, but ultimately a pretty expensive stay, and not justifiably so. It's more sophisticated than the usual run of party hostels, which is important when you're in a place as frustratingly touristy as Prague. Good ambience.
Nothing to be faulted here; the individual curtains for bunks and the adjoining dorm balcony were a nice bonus, and there's an incredibly cheap restaurant directly downstairs for the hungry traveller (although their kitchen is great if you'd prefer to self-cater). Super clean, and staff were always amiable and helpful. You can catch a taxi from the door to the main train/bus station (Kaliska) for the equivalent of less than 3USD.