Hostels the backpackers paradise bastion of the young well it was until last month. I crashed into the world of youth hosteling , I'm probably 20 years too late ? . Necessity is what brought me to this hostel , know I understand hostels are not for everyone and that's fine.
I stopped a couple years ago in another hostel and it was nice but it didn't have the edge this one has. Just sticking the word boutique in front changes your perception , your suspicions are raised but when you get there .. Oh my.
There are a variety of dormitory set ups from 6 in a dorm etc , also there is all female. There is also a room to sleep by yourself or share with a friend but that will cost you more.
Sharing it cost me about £29 for the night and though that didn't include breakfast which is extra at £4.50 I felt it represented good value. Sleeping in a dormitory can be noisy so pack ear plugs and an eye shade ( one with a non inoffensive message) . Another situation to consider to to take shower shoes and a towel, no need to worry about sharing showers as they as individual.
The dorms are bunk beads with a privacy curtain, reading light and essential plug socket , what it appears you don't do is turn the main light on when everyone is sleeping ~ ooops sorry!
Facilities are good , there is a bar , a comfortable lounge and there is always someone to talk to , you can swap tips with fellow travellers.
If you want a change from soulless hotel chains then this will tweak your travelling repotoire. Laundry and gastro pub you'll have to blink to think you are somewhere not more expensive.