the oak lodge used to be very popular and occupied hostel until few years ago, when managment changed and it became dormitory only hostel. the new manager, an aggresive old lady from england , made every possible mistake and hence the place is usually empty and depressing. she changed all the african decoraions to ads of beers and alcohol companies, and hanged signs saying : "you will be deported immidiately if you bring in any beverage from the outside". the immidiate result is that the bar is allways empty, cause no guest want to feel as if he is there only to purchase beers. another mistake was to choose african refugees / poor immigrants as the receptionists ( cause she could pay them less, or pay with accomodation). the result is wierd and dangerous attitudes, like the one receptionists who tells the guests that the big sofa in front of the t.v. is "her sofa", or the other one who likes to talk about jesus and shout at people - or at least at me - YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN JESUS !!