Clean rooms, clean sheets, clean showers/toilets. Shower in particular was lovely, and sinks have proper taps. There's a lack of leisure facilities though (only seating area in the lobby; no guest kitchen/cooking facilities), so not exactly a party place. However, if you are looking for a quiet place, this one would definitely be a good choice. Free breakfast had the basics (limited choice of cereals, bread and spreads; coffee/tea). But better show up early, as things do run out quickly.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (4 reviews)
Nice rooms, beds already made (so not a DIY-show), and staff was very nice and helpful to their abilities. Possibility to chill out in the chill-out room and have a chat with other residents. Only downside, there was no kitchen or any other facilities to prepare food (apart from a kettle to make tea/coffee).
I chose this hostel as it was at a good location to the Excel Arena, with direct bus connection. As for the building, I found it was lacking a little cosiness, and appeared cold. Apart from that, it was adequate for my needs. The staff was very helpful. Very good were also the good-sized lockers that you could rent for free to store your belongings (ask the reception for the key). In addition, you got three keys for three security doors, including your room door. Overall good value for money.
I only stayed for a short night at the hostel, and for that it was sufficient enough. Since I had to leave early next morning, I missed out on the free breakfast though, which didn't start before 8.00am. Another thing that bewildered me was the way the reception was organised. There was no computer, and all the bookings were written somewhere on pieces of scrap paper, so the receptionist needed a while to find the right one. I wouldn't be surprised if information and bookings got lost that way.