We passed through a 'non-tourist' area to get to the hotel to check in. Lots of groups of men just hanging around and a strong smell of cannabis in the air. Lots of run down buildings and un-lit pockets of street. An area for tourists to avoid. Instead get the tube to crimee station and walk from there.
The beds were pretty bad, they sagged in the middle, so you'd always roll to the center, which wasnt to comfortable when sharing.
The walls are thin, could hear couples 'enjoying themselves' with lots of bed squeeks and moaning everynight.
One of those showers where its either burning hot, or freezing cold, very difficult to get warm.
The room was very compact, which is ok if traveling light.
The metro station was nearby, but a lot of stops to the main tourist attractions, so you need to give extra time to getting out and about. As the metro starts to close at 00:30 we couldnt catch a late movie or go to a club, late night bar and grab the tube home.
Friendly, polite staff who understood English. We had the nearby area explained to us on arrival, where the metro is, where we should eat, and where to avoid. Breakfast was 7 euro each but we prefered to visit the nearby boulangerie, and the nearby cafe as the weather was good.
Small lift to the 3rd floor, to the double room we had. Wood floor, and tv. A small wardrobe and bed. The ensuite bathroom had a shower over bath, sink, toilet. Overall a clean room, but a bit small and more suitable for short stays for anyone wanting a low price place to crash with easy access to the main tourist attractions by metro.
The window looked over a courtyard with flats oppostite, so no views but plenty of fresh air. No traffic noise. Supermarkets and restaurants, bars etc are closeby.