We rented a private room at this hostel. You stay in a dorm room, with bathrooms down the hall and laundry facilities in the basement. One negative is that there are not men's and women's washrooms on each floor -- you may have to go to a different floor. The kitchen facitilites had a microwave, sink, and refrigerator (no dishes to heat anything in). Some were clean, some were filthy. The microwave on our floor was nasty (moldy) so we just went to the next floor. There are TVs available in the common areas. Internet is $1 for every ten minutes, but glitchy -- I could not use it for aol mail. The staff was very helpful and available twenty-four hours a day for check-in/out, or assistance of other sorts (in the next building). The university campus is a gorgeous place to stay and the hostel was just a short walk from the Anthropology Museum. Clothing-optional beaches abound within a few minutes walk, if you're interested in that, and there are plenty of beautiful walking trails along the beach, as well. The bedding was awesome. Not only were linens (no towels) provided, but the comforters were very warm and filled with down. You cannot adjust the temperature of your room so this was appreciated. There was a security guard as well, who occasionally patrolled the building. You get a key card to get into the building and a key for your room, which gave a pleasant feeling of security. Cab fare from the train/bus terminal will run you about $25. There is a good bus system, though, for getting around if you don't have much luggage. Warning, the train station does not open til something like five a.m. If you have an early arrival/departure then you will want to plan how to get to and from the hostel accordingly as some rather undesirable characters do hang out in the area.