As pensioners, I guess we're not the usual hostel clients but we had travelled a lot when we were younger and were familiar with the format, plus we dislike large impersonal hotels.
It worked out great and we will be returning. Charlie, the staff member who greeted us was brilliant - hard working, efficient, accommodating and welcoming. We were in the annexe, across the road from the main hostel, and chosen because it was described as quiet and had private rooms. Nobody mentioned stairs and it didn't occur to us to ask. We were allocated rooms on the second floor. I have asthma and struggled with the second flight, which was very steep and winding. Charlie quickly found me an alternative room on the first floor. A nice room but overlooking the main road so rather noisy, as were my neighbours the second night. But live and let live - we were young once and are old enough now to have learnt how to filter out unwelcome sound! The room was opposite a bathroom and the communal kitchen so it felt a bit like having our own flat. Everything was spotlessly clean, the kitchen was well equipped and there was plenty of hot water for showers. The location was superb - easy walk to shops, efficient public transport ( we were able to use our bus passes, even on the airport bus !) and many restaurants and take aways. Highly recommend the Red Chilli Indian take away ! and can't wait to try some of the others.
Kate and Tony Locke
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