I can only suggest you - don't go there. We (a friend of mine and me) we spent 3 nights there. I paid in the beginning, that's why it became 3 nights. To begin: The owner is incredibly unfriendly (making fun about germans in general, and not the sort of funny ones..), not wanting to help us with the kayaks when we wanted to go kayaking (quote: this is free kayaks. you can pay me 10 dollars, then i will help you. this he was yelling to us) and being extremly rude towards my friend (she didn't want to continue working in such a place, so he titled her a liar in front of all the other workers...). The kitchen was always dirty, cockroaches running around. The other visitors were more than strange, i only want to mention a drunken and stoned guy who was either sleeping and snoring on the couch located next to the kitchen or pursuiting us through the whole house as well as another strange guy talking to himself, belching and farting in the kitchen while we were cooking.
i can only suggest you to stay away from that hostel and choose one of the other ones, this one does not deserve to be listed on the bbh-list, although the guests might change. I should also mention that the walls were as thick as paper, so i could either hear my neighbours talk and do other things i might not want to listen to, or the tv located next to our room.
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