Careful: deceptive website!
If you are planning on staying at this hostel, please be aware that the website photos flatter the place!
I stayed here one night in July of 2008 and it was fine. However, my recommendation would be to stay at the Hostel Quetzal which is just a short walk around the corner! It has a much better atmosphere and it is more enjoyable on the whole.
The Haina Hostal was okay for the one night and you should stay here if the Quetzal is sold out but there are things to watch out for. For example, I only found one bathroom in the whole place so if you have an early morning planned, get to that bathroom fast!
However, it was easily worth the $11 USD I paid and I appreciated the free internet signal. [more ]