This place very small and somewhat long in the tooth, and not very well lit. Location however extremely convenient, and the neighborhood was safe. I just wish this hostel could have been larger and accommodated more beds; unfortunately I could not extend my reservation into Saturday night, since the place was totally booked solid and there simply wasn't enough space to accommodate the demand.
I'm sorry that you were not happier with our hostel. Unfortunately, the weekend you visited us was the same as the annual Philadelphia Marathon, which makes that Saturday one of the busiest of the year. Every hotel in the city is fully booked. Even so, we still had beds available up to just a few days in advance, you just can't expect to walk into a hostel on a Saturday and be guaranteed availability. This is no different than any other hostel in any major city. I would hardly call our hostel small, we have tons of common space, that most hostels with twice our capacity only dream about, and very spacious dorm rooms. There is not a single place in our hostel that suffers from poor lighting. Is it possible you are thinking of one of our movie nights when we dim our lights?