From the moment we arrived we had a bad feel for this place. The front door was locked at 3pm. We had to wait in the cafe for someone to see to us. There was this smell about the place. The place was so cold, not just the temperature but the atmosphere too. The heater in the room did not heat the room at all, kept it on all night and still not warm, slept with 2 duvets still cold all night. No heating in the corridors, I did try to turn it on but nothing. The lounge on floor 1 if you put the kettle and microwave on it trips the electricity so had to take my half cooked porridge upstairs kitchen. What is it with people leaving windows open, it is freezing outside! The fire door in the kitchen on level 2 did not close. We left after one night couldn't bear to stay for the 2nd night we had booked. We had loud music starting at 10pm that vibrated through the floor. Only good thing was the pizzas and beer in the cafe downstairs.…
Ordered a beer and sat down to do some computer work. The bar manager came up and pulled my laptop plug out of the wall and said “we don’t allow charging here”…. in a travel lodge bar. How cheap can you get. I’ll take my $ somewhere else. AVOID.
I wasn't warned when I booked my room that the hostel would be hosting a live music event until the wee hours of the morning. It was so loud that the walls of my hostel room shook constantly; I at least expected them to stop at 11pm when the local noise curfew kicked in but they just kept going. What kind of hostel keeps its own guests awake by blasting music until 1am?? Do not recommend staying here if you plan on getting more than 5 hours sleep.
Stayed a night here. Comfortable bed even in a bunk room. The kitchen had everything needed as far as I could need. Keys to get in worked and out. Handy to have a bar next door. Interestingly the windows open as well.
Enjoyed our lunch here. The corn stack was delicious. The waitresses were friendly and the cafe had a nice ambience. The artwork is worth a visit. Lots of interesting places to sit such as streetside or in the courtyard.