Bloody blogger. It won't let me edit posts once they're posted. Something weird is going on there. Once again there are some horrible typos/mistakes and I forgot to mention New Zealand in the Mah Jong playing group. Sorry.
I also wanted to give some extra kudos to Hostel Lagares, in case anyone is reading this and might head there as a result. To summarise: great place, cheap, clean, fantastic atmosphere, friendly staff, lovely guests (I know you can't account for that, but maybe it just rubs off... people seem to want to share food and drink, cook together, spend time together, get to know each other). And did I mention that it's cheap! That's what travelling should be about, IMHO.