Convenient and Comfortable A review of Miss Sophie's
Five of us early 20-somethings just spent 2 nights in Miss Sophie's (we booked a 5 person room at about $18 USD a night each) and loved the hostel. The staff is friendly and incredibly helpful, the room was clean, the bathrooms were fantastic (but yes, make sure you bring soap and don't forget a towel), and the common room in the basement was a cozy place to sit when we were waiting for our taxi to show up and take us to the airport.
Upon arrival, we were given great maps (even a local commented that they were great maps) and told that for breakfast we should hop across the street to "Banditos." Definitely do that. The staff at the restaurant was helpful and even suggested a few local pubs to go to (we suggest finding "Usudu"...it looks a little strange walking in, but find the stairs, go down and enjoy the atmosphere).
Not only was the staff great, but the location of Miss Sophie's is perfect. It's a little bit of a walk to get to Old Town (about 15-20 minutes), but it's really an easy walk and we really enjoyed exploring the city. If walking isn't your thing, there's a tram stop only a few blocks away and the hostel staff is happy to point you in the right direction.
The free internet in the lobby was great, too. And don't forget to read the guestbook--there are all kinds of great tips in there.
We had a great time at Miss Sophie's and I would definitely recommend it.