Paradiso Backpackers - Avoid this hostel!!
Paradiso has got to be THE WORST hostel we've ever come accross. Don't be fooled by the great-looking pix from the website and the raving reviews. We've recently visited, and were horrified with the REAL Paradiso (see pix we took of our room). Rhonda, the VERY RUDE operator/receptionist was not at all surprised and symphathetic when we complaint over the disgusting, health-hazard of a room she rent out to us. She did not even offer any apologies, resolutions or refund and we ended up staying elsewhere because we were concerned over breathing & sleeping in the NOISY, SMELLY, MOULD-COVERED room. Picture speaks a thousand words - check out these URLs, judge for yourselves & save yourselves the troubles! img145.imageshack.us/img145/9996/paradisonelsonnzcobwebs.jpg img511.imageshack.us/img511/1003/paradisonelsonnzfloormo.jpg img516.imageshack.us/img516/3028/paradisonelsonnzmorecob.jpg img411.imageshack.us/img411/1479/paradisonelsonnzmoremou.jpg img144.imageshack.us/img144/3194/paradisonelsonnzmouldsc.jpg img529.imageshack.us/img529/3281/paradisonelsonnzmoulds.jpg img144.imageshack.us/img144/7554/paradisonelsonnznotices.jpg img524.imageshack.us/img524/43/paradisonelsonnztoiletb.jpg