Things have changed since last year's review. I was there for two nights, the old dragons seem to have left and the curfew is a thing of the past. Namur doesn't appear to be a major party town, and with all the outdoor activities on offer, you might be too worn out to stay so late. However, there's a bar in the hostel that has some great Belgian beers, and a little terrace looking out towards the River Meuse, so this makes up for the hostels distance from the city centre. My stay was comfortable, the hostel was friendly and sociable, and the hostel owner friendly and helpful. It's the second time I'd stayed here, and would definitely be happy to stay again.
This hostel has free Wi-Fi -that's it, a free, unlimited, twenty-four-hour Wi-Fi hotspot, which reaches the kitchen and the picnic benches by the river! This shouldn't be so special but unfortunately almost everybody around continental Europe thinks they have the right to charge an arm and a leg for wireless Internet access, which makes this hostel truly exceptional.There is a big downside to this place, though, and it is the old (in their late forties at least) reception women are proper bitches from Hell. The rest of the staff are ok, but those two shouldn't be working anywhere near the tourism industry, because they are the exact opposite of hospitality -- irritable, confrontational, abusive. Another mega problem about this hostel is they lock shut all common areas by 11 p.m. or earlier if there aren't many guests -- this is completely unacceptable, but the bitches are responsible for this, so you have to put up with it or leave.