Forget conventional notions of a hostel; this is bright and fun with zany colours, en-suite dorms, a few private rooms, a breakfast room and a snazzy bar. The purple front door is a clue that the red-brick Georgian house may not be all it seems. High-octane colours of pink, purple, lime and lemon in walls, velvet armchairs, striped carpets and wallpapers are set against decorative cornicing, large sash windows and a sweeping staircase. A blackboard alerts to discounts at attractions and hostel offers (e.g. happy hour) while reception sells travel ‘essentials’ such as ponchos, chargers and sweets.