This was the first time staying at a hostel and overall the experience was good. Check-in was easy, front desk receptionists were pleasant and accommodating. I shared a room with five other women-the beds were somewhat comfortable, sheets/pillows were very nice and the bed curtain provided privacy. The free breakfast consisted of bread, coffee, juices and fruit.
There is absolutely no early check-in so I essentially sat in their lounge for several hours as I did not want to leave my luggage in a room where there was no security. The lounge has nightly parties which go on until all hours of the night and get extremely noisy so if you are staying on the first floor which is over the lounge, bring good ear plugs if you want to get a decent night's sleep. The showers and bathrooms appeared clean but upon further inspection, you can see the mildew/dirt on the sides of the tiles.
As stated earlier, overall it was a good place to stay inexpensively in Strasbough; although personally I would pay the extra $20-30 more a night to stay at a 3-star hotel.