Pro: The hostel was located only a short distance from transport links and some cool bars/shops, along with Mauer Park. The staff member who greeted me was friendly and helpful.
Con: The sleeping situation was grim. The bed was uncomfortable and springy, the pillowcase had holes in it (and was a giant square shape for a vaguely rectangular pillow, so it didn't fit properly). The pillow was the real standout failure though, so lumpy it felt like a sack of potatoes. The sheets provided did not provide enough warmth for the large room, and when I requested another set I was told simply that there weren't enough as the hostel was super full (definitely not the case). The push-button shower was a dose of cold to lukewarm hell each morning, and the shower curtain wasn't wide enough to contain the spray. Internet speeds were slow during my stay. Generally though, there was just no vibe to this place. Definitely not going to serve your needs if you're looking for a social environment during your travels. No events were planned, and I found that while the big communal table could have been a site for interesting guest interactions, it mostly served as an office space for the occasional inhabitant of this gloomy hostel. It was also too far from a major street to feel like you were in the thick of it, which is fine if the hostel is a place you want to hang out during your stay... But not the case for me. I also have concerns about security. While I didn't have anything go missing, I feel that the security system in place is not confidence-inducing. The front door is unlocked, then the front desk is usually staffed, but the room door was never locked. Would definitely recommend bringing a lock for a locker, because I'm pretty sure anyone could just wander in if they chose the right moment.