It was good value for money at 400 Baht for a double en-suite, which was clean and had a great hot shower. The location is good for the main shopping street but a walk to the night market is around 10 minutes. There are many hostels and cheap restaurants nearer there. Overall happy.
Overall very happy with our stay here. The staff were always friendly (especially in giving us hot water and directions) and it takes 20 seconds to reach the beach. There is a choice of hot and cold showers and it was nice to have a beach mat provided. The room was a good size but be prepared to be woken up at 6am by the local mosque, which lasts at least 30 minutes.
Great place to stay for access to Chinatown and if you want to meet others. Howard, the owner, introduced us to all other guests and took us out for 2 meals and on a 2 hour night bike ride which was a real highlight. The room was a straightforward double and there is a great tv area and huge roof terrace to relax on.
It a nice location near to the main malls, it is peaceful and has a garden area with decking to chill out on. The staff were all great and happy to make recommendations and the breakfast was the best we have had anywhere (loads of choice). The room was a straightforward twin but don't expect anything modern as it is a converted house, which is adequately clean.
The hotel is very close to Chinatown and all the markets. The rooms were very small and had a cockroach on the first night. Staff were not really polite and greet the guests when we were in the hostel. Wouldn't stay again and left one night early.
Although not as central as other hostels, the YHA was great value for money and walking up the Queens Street hill gave us some exercise anyway. We had no problems with the staff, who were helpful when needed and greeted us each time we entered. The kitchen here is also huge and well stocked with the usual amenities. Not a place for some who enjoys late night socialising really though.