I found the on-line reviews of this hostel to be very mis-leading. The staff were very dis-organized, presumptive and at times intrusive. The staff constantly tried to manufacture 'hook-ups' between the guests to ensure 'happiness' and 'continued interest in staying'. The lodgings were in my opinion, sub-par. Old and dingy bed sheets, a poorly functioning plumbing system, a toddler sized toilet and a proliferation of bugs. The entry way was over-grown with vegetation to the point I needed to duck every time I passed through. Although my friend and I booked for 2 nights, we only stayed for 1 because we were that appalled with the sleeping / living conditions. I might have had a total of 2 hours sleep that first night but it was anything but restful. I even awoke with puffy eyes. I tried my best to cover every inch of my body to guard against the prolific bugs and possible other creatures lurking under the covers (It was too cold to go without). I even used my towel as a pillow buffer since the case and sheets didn't look like they'd been washed recently and were stained in various places. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting a 5-Star resort and I have stayed in my share of low-budget places over my 20 years of traveling, but this was not up to hygiene and basic living standards. I guess if I'd drunken myself into a stupor before going to bed, it would have been more bearable. The worst thing was that the staff were more interested in trying to couple my friend and I with some of the male guests staying at their Hostel, that they didn't even notice our discomfort / dis-contentedness. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone and I am sorry that I had to spend one of my night of my vacation enduring that place. Since we also paid for 2 nights but only stayed for 1, it was definitely not worth the $$ we paid even for the first night of accommodations! Unfortunately, I wanted to leave and forget my terrible experience so much that I forgot to video or photo log it for future travelers.
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