I had a really nice stay at the hostel. I was there for just over a week so i did use the kitchen a bit and it was very good. Plenty of ovens, stoves, pots and utensils. The bed was nice but it was a bit annoying having only one shower/bathroom for a twelve bed dorm. Although there was another one outside the dorm that we could use it was available to other dorms as well. Overall a very pleasant stay at the Astor Hyde Park.
The first room i stayed in was a little smelly.
A nice hostel but very big so it os hard to meet people other than those in your dorm. Also when i was there the elevators weren't working so we had to use the service one which was very dirty and run down.
The mattress was a bit thin.