My daughter and I stayed here for one night on the 28th March 2012. We were attending a gig at the Powerstation. We booked a twin room with ensuite.
Excellent location, right on Queen Street. Easy access to buses. Airport bus stops right outside the hostel.
Staff were friendly and helpful
The room was small but adequate and was clean. Pleasantly surprised to find clean towels, shower gels and tea and coffee facilities.
Slight niggle: the water in the bathroom tap was hot,couldn't get any cold water.
We stayed on the third floor, can't remember room number but I was told that all rooms on the 3rd and 4th floor were twin rooms with ensuite. We came back to the room around 12.30am. Discovered that the room was directly over the bar/club downstairs. Absolutely horrendous racket until way past 3am. It was totally impossible to sleep. We tried ear plugs, plugging into our ipods , all to no avail. Finally at 2am we realised the noise was not going to stop. We went to the front desk where an helpful and apologetic guy suggested we move to the tenth floor. At 2.30ish we had to pack our belongings and move to the tenth floor. The room was not a twin but by that stage we would have slept on the floor. Even at the tenth floor the noise from the nightclub was still discernible but not enough to stop sleep.
The hostel should warn guests on booking that their rooms on the lower levels are subject to a very high level of noise and that sleep is impossible.
I suggest that a member of the management team sleep in one of these rooms so that they can be aware of what it is like.
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