I stayed 4 nights in the hostel and I would rate my stay as Excellent. Starting from the Check in , Hostel Facilities , Security , Complimentary Breakfast , Water etc everything is well planned and executed. Staff is friendly and always ready to answer on any query if you have one. Breakfast has a wide spread of Breads, Jams , Butter , Fruit, Flavoured Yogurt , Milk, Tea , Coffee . They do provide you with Pancake batter which you can make yourself. The pantry area is fully equipped with utensils , Cooking Stoves, Pans and a big fridge to store your daily needs . Location wise its located at a walking distance from the Subway station , Bus station.
I stayed here while on a work Visa and intended to stay several months but this was cut short because of the virus situation. Hostel was informative and flexible to my requests and questions which was awesome! I suggest taking earplugs though because some of your neighbours may not be so good at following the "quiet hours" (some of mine weren't). Overall it was great! 24 hour front desk staff to keep the door secure and answer any questions, good facilities like the kitchen and a fridge and microwave in the long stay rooms.
We checked in on 30/11 and stayed 3 days. Staff were very helpful. Loved the shared kitchen and community room. Location is excellent, connectivity is good too and is right at the city center. They have private rooms and shared accommodation.
I’ve been all over the world and this place is awful. Homeless screaming in front, the cleaner was using just glass cleaner on toilets and sinks. Make you own bed, and the sheets aren’t fitted so they come off in the night and your left sleeping on the plastic mattress cover. It seems that people are living here so you have some old smelly guys yelling at the TV in the common area. Front desk are unhelpful and rude. Better places in the city for sure!
First the good: The staff are very efficient and nice, the room is cleaned every day, the breakfast is decent (as long as you're not gluten intolerant), the kitchen is large and easy to use, the hot water and water pressure were great, the lockers were large enough to fit my backpacking luggage in it, but most importantly the pillows are thick (the best I've come across in a hostel, hands down) and the mattresses are very comfortable. You can also hire a large twel for only $1 which meant I didn't need to use my tiny travel towel. Now the not so good: The building needs a bit of TLC, in the week I was there: *The toilet needed fixing twice (first it wouldn't flush, next it got clogged) though to their credit they got both problems fixed in 24hours. *Then there was no option to turn the heating off, which turned the room into a sauna during a very warm winter week. *The window wouldn't stay open so we had to prop it open with a large water bottle to get the room to a comfortable temperature each night. None of us used the blankets or we would have melted. *the top bunk of one of the bunk beds wasn't safe to be used (I didn't mind this so much as it meant we had a room with only 3 people rather than 4). I was in a 4 bed female dorm with private bathroom on the second floor - I recommend if you're that low down that you bring earplugs as you can hear all the Tenderloin street noise - no one ever bothered me though when I walked home at night.…