All though signs were posted clearly it needed to be enforced that guests should 'properly' clean (with soap) their dishes, plus dry them and put them away. Most of the time the dish racks were left full.
Checkout is at 11am, when I returned to my room at 930am (Jan 2) to finish packing I found my door open ajar and unlocked, my personal things moved on my bed and the linens removed. I wasn't happy as I'd left valuables in my room.
Somehow my booking got mixed up and only showed for 1 person rather than 2 so luckily they were able to still accommodate when we were checking in.
The atmosphere with the gorgeous views from the dining and living area, the cozy fireplace and the overall order and cleanliness made this a wonderful place to stay.
Gary, the new manager, was helpful, engaging and charming. Super bonus that he made economical dinners for those who requested and allowed them to help cook the meals and learn. He really is an asset to this hostel and I think with some proper guidance of the staff he's going to make the ratings soar even higher!