I stayed for 2 weeks,way back in March '08 and I'm not sure how I lasted that long.
The staff are just a disgrace, they have a huge attitude problem, looking down their noses at the dirty backpackers (Yeah, you're so much better than us, we're travelling the world, you're working in a hostel, ever wonder where your life went wrong?), the most basic, simple request see's a look of disgust and disdain. I asked once if I could charge my phone behind reception; a very simple request I'm sure everyone would agree, as the other people in my room were charging their own phones and laptops in the room.
You would have thought by the look on the woman's face that I'd asked her if I could come into her house on Christmas day and take a dump on her kids.
She eventually agreed, but by God she was not happy about it.
They are also liars, there is no airport bus, I'm yet to hear any single person who stayed there say they were picked up by this bus, everyone who asks gets the same excuse about it being out of service or that they can't leave reception.
On one night I was sat outside quite late, just chilling with a beer, when a bunch of locals simply wandered in, took as much as they could carry from the fridge (beer and food) and walked back out. The door is never closed, and the guy supposedly "working" at night time was so stoned out of his head he wouldn't have noticed if his shoes were on fire, never mind anything else.
Luckily I never had anything in the fridge, as I'd already been told by others that nothing is safe in there and always goes missing, but certainly wasn't about to apprehend 4 drunk guys on my own either!
Do yourself a favour and stay elsewhere, there are much, MUCH better places than this to stay at, places secure, with friendly staff, and clean beds and bathrooms.
I must go have a shower now, writing this has reminded me of those 2 weeks and I feel dirty again.
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