5 พฤษภาคม 2018
Does the job, but watch out for noisy kids and their hapless parents!
1. Personally I don't think the premises are set up in a way that is family-friendly (space is limited and is minimalist in design - not something that would be remotely interesting or fun for a child! It might even feel claustrophobic for them) and yet there were several families staying with their kids, and... said kids were restless and noisy and bored and... all the things that kids tend to be, just by virtue of being kids. I understand that the hostel is trying to accommodate everyone, but I also think there is such a thing as trying too hard to be everything at the same time, while not exactly offering something that is more tailored and specific to the guests' needs (what a family needs in terms of accommodation will not be the same as what a solo traveller needs or expects). As a solo traveller myself, I have to admit it was annoying to have these restless and noisy kids talking and laughing (and crying, too!) loudly, while their parents tried helplessly to keep their voices down. Honestly speaking for myself, the kids kind of ruined the experience in terms of comfort - the space is cramped enough as it is, and then in addition to that the chaos of kids just makes things more... chaotic and messy and NOT relaxing.
2. The bathroom area gets pretty crowded, and the floor wasn't very clean.
3. I got the feeling that the hostel is somewhat understaffed. The guy at the reception area was professional and helpful, however he seemed a little like he would rather be somewhere else. He wasn't rude or anything like that, however I would just say that service here is not particularly warm and inviting, compared to other comparably sized hostels I have stayed at.
4. No lockers? Maybe there were and I just didn't notice? But basically you have to keep a close eye on your stuff at all times.
Located in a quieter part of the city, without being too remote. Walking distance to the train station or bus stop. Convenience stores and cafes nearby. Nice common area on G/F with cups and plates in the pantry. Strong wifi connection. Curtain in the bunk beds offers some privacy. Bed was quite comfy.