It was cell block of Police Station to hold criminals in the past, however it is a unique place for travelers now to spend overnight here for different reason. The layout and shape, the building components are still the same, no change, except refurbished to cater more for hospitality purposes. It was good, nice and affordable hostel, mainly for backpacker type travelers. Locations is prime, at the city centre, very close to various good restaurants and shops.
This is a fantastic and unique backpackers. Extremely welcoming. Very comfortable. From the Mosaics in the shower to the jail cell rooms. Walls and doors are thick and therefore it’s quiet. One of the best backpackers I have ever stayed at.
Excellent location and a fun quirky place to stay in real jail cells. Felt very safe and good kitchen , showers and communal areas. The man at the desk was very friendly and helpful . Great value for money, ideal for road trips and back packers
Considering that you're sleeping in cells in the former remand centre / drunk tank, the rooms are spacious enough. Lots of original cell block features remain. The lounge is in the exercise yard (surrounded by the remand centre walls with just a large skylight), the kitchen is small but quite adequate. The dining area is small, but there's a small outdoor area, too. If you arrive late at night, the roller door will be down. Don't dispair! Walk around the block (2min) & you'll find the back door. The hostel cat will probably be there to show you the way! This is an opportunity for law abiding people to experience remand! They had a backpacker looking after the hostel overnight. She was busy drinking with the guests & didn't answer my knock at the door. I commented to her that there was no loo paper. She told me where is was stored & said to get some myself. Don't let 1 untrained, unprofessional backpacker put you off, though... by now she's probably been replaced.…
It was quite the experience in The Cell Block. As it is an old prison cell where you are sleeping. I really enjoyed the soft beds, the atmosphere and the good vibes. The staff is really friendly. They'll give you a tour around at the place and also really try to connect with their guests and make them feel welcome. I really recommand it! Enjoy!