Ridiculously overpriced. Staff Rough at the edges
The place has according to a sign twice won best hostel in Lebanon. (Not such a big deal as there are no more than ten.) And certainly not for staff -- The cleaner and receptionist are both graduates from the school-of-charme for Aeroflot stewardesses ca. 1965. One is made to feel that it's actually a privilege to admitted. Reception hours are limited to 8.30-17.00. Due to the recent economy crisis, we only accept **cash **payment in US Dollars. -- at the overvalued official rate. -- And nobody has told them that there are parts of the world where cash dollars don't grow on trees. Prices charged are at Central European levels; facilities, especially the showers are decidedly Mid-Eastern. The hostel extends over two floors. Only on the top floor one gets warm water. The cubicles are extremely small separated from the toilets by a narrow passage with nowhere to keep one's clothes (wallet) safe and dry. One of the toilets without door! The large common area and roof terrace are a plus. The kitchen equipment is just about average. At half the price (say US$ 10) one could recommend it, as it stands stay away until Lebanese Pounds are accepted at a reasonable rate.