Spotlessly clean. Great staff. Well organized. Lots of people in the men's dorm, but not much can be done about that short of a new building. Tradeoff is small building right in the center of it all, versus more spacious quarters somewhere else. Like the privacy curtains around the beds, the lockers with power outlets, and the system of pasting your receipt on the bed of your choice.
breakfast needed some improvement. All other HI hostels I have visited had more available. Though the get togethers were very generous.
Great location close to metro stop with lots of shops just around the corner. Incredibly friendly and helpful staff and nice common area. Lockers with outlets, spacious rooms and clean bathroom. Stairwells are only thing that show the age. Would definitely stay here again. Met nice people of all ages from all over the world.
Weekend light breakfasts were a nice touch. Other big city hostels include breakfast daily.