Upon arrival, the staff tried to make me pay 25% more than the price of my reservation. It took quite some putting my foot down to get this corrected, as they just kept stating that the price for my room was in fact the higher one, no matter what my reservation said. Not exactly what you look forward to after finally arriving after a long trip.
I stayed in a private ensuite, and the room itself was actually quite nice. Even had a tv, which is unusual for a hostel. Also, they changed my sheets after 3 days, which is also not as common as one would think.
Unfortunately, the room was also right above the bar with very loud music until at least 2 am. Even though I was three floors up, this was still very present. The activities organised are also quite party-scene. Instead of the normal movie night/BBQ things, there were lots of strip shows, wet t shirt contests and the like.
In addition, the hostel was not as clean as others I have stayed in. There was a stuffed smell everywhere, probably due to a lack of ventilation. The kitchen was not very clean, and in the basement, which did not add to its appeal. There was no good place to relax, just a tv room without windows as well. This is clearly a place for people who want to be there as little as possible.
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