I stayed here based on a recommendation from the Lonely Planet - I paid $23 USD for a double room here with an additional single bed. Whilst I understand that there is not a great deal to do in Liberia, this appeared excellent value for money and is in very close proximity to the airport.
The hostel has a cool chill out area, with bathroom facilities separate from the room and in my view adequate. Overall it is a simple hostel, but I would definitely recommend it for an airport stopover.
mwah. what can I say about this place. The location is good, right next to Café Liberia, in a nice street. The property looks cosy and friendly and the rooms are not expensive but.... Its not clean and the place is a bit in disrepair. The rooms were extremely stuffy and the fan was no match for the Liberia heat. It is hard to find any outlet in the room and when you do, you realize that the whole electricity setup is dangerous and overloaded. When we wanted to leave early in the morning we found the front door locked with a key / with no key in sight and we thought we couldn't get out. Determined to get out I found a pin high up at the door, and once I undid that I we were able to pull the doors open. Not quite safe if there ever would be a fire there and you need to get out in a hurry. I would not go back here.
Not a ton of great options in Liberia for hostels, this place is okay but not somewhere we wanted to stay any longer.
We got a private room for 2 nights before heading to Nicaragua. Common courtyard area is pleasant enough with some benches and rickety tables, lots of greenery. Wifi was decent. Shared bathrooms were small and not super clean, but worked just fine. The staff were very friendly, especially Denis, who was always willing to answer questions. The room itself wasn't great...hot, stuffy, and had ZERO noise insulation- thin walls, open windows, space between walls and roof, so pretty loud.
Free coffee in reception was handy, and it was nice of them to keep our valuables in the safe since we didn't feel like our private room was super secure.
We read the bad reviews before we booked as this was the only cheap place which had rooms available when we booked a couple of days in advance. We lowered our expectations and when we checked in we thought it wasn't so bad and we could manage a 2 night stay.
This all turned bad when a baby cockroach ran along my leg when we were lying down and I stood up to find another big one running around the floor. We then proceeded to see if there were anymore and looked under the bed, big mistake, the room looked like it was never cleaned and there was all sorts under there. The room is also full of cobwebs and various spiders, although this may be a good thing as there are big holes in the mosquito nets and hopefully they fly into the webs instead.
The shared bathrooms were disgusting and one morning had two cockroaches running around in them. Also there is no hot water which we didn't check when booking. We've been traveling South and Central America for 6 and a half months and this was the worst hostel we've stayed in. We couldn't wait to leave after 2 nights of bad sleep and feeling dirty all the time.
The only good thing was that the staff were nice.
If you value your sanity and hate bugs then stay somewhere else. If we were on holiday this would have have added an unnecessary unpleasant and stressful stay.
This hostel is a lovely colourful place with a nice courtyard for relaxing in. The staff were helpful and friendly and the place was clean enough. No kitchen (though a fridge in reception). Main problem we had was the noise, as the walls were thin so we heard a lot of noise from other rooms (doors, TVs, conversations).