Firstly I would say that it is not a "typical" product to review, as backpackers places are invariably different from place to place. I came into contact with this place when i was visiting a friend of a friend who came down to plymouth on her travels - and she was staying there a few weeks.
The hostel itself is situated amongst some very posh apartments and some very dire apartments on the world famous Plymouth Hoe - commonly associated with the photo of the beatles sat over looking the sea! The hostel itself is a 5 minute walk away from the Hoe and 10 or so minutes from the city centre - so definitely prime location to all the tourist places and hot spots.
However - the saying is very true - you get what you pay for. And I have to say the experience i got from the hostel was not a pleasant one. At times it was dirty and there were a few men walking around bear foot, food all over the main table in the living room - you wouldnt want to stay here too long at all if you had too! My overall feeling was not a pleasant one - i think if visiting plymouth this would ruin your stay and i think it is probably better if you stay somewhere else.