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A great hostel. A little further from the centra compared to other hostels but is near to the bus station so ideal for those arriving by bus. The rooms are spacious and the communal spaces are well equipment including a kitchen and tv room. The staff are always around and were very helpful when I was trying to work out how to get to my next destination.
Perfect for a short stay, wifi is there but only in certain areas. Good size kitchen but there are cockroaches. Bathrooms are nice and clean, as is the room. The overall atmosphere is quiet, so as I said perfect for a short stay.
Very quiet hostel (i think we might of been the only ones staying for two days). However, staff were friendly, kitchen was good and had a cool outside tv area but only a handful of the dvd collection are working. Good breakfast, would recommend if you´re looking for a quiet stay.
Positive: close to the terminal and downtown, markets and restaurants nearby, quiet area, big kitchen, hot showers, basic breakfast Negative: there's no non smokers area delimited which is really annoying for non smokers like me, even at the reception the manager of the hostel was smoking, really weak wifi, no sockets in the common areas.
Location was great (located a few blocks from the centre & bus station). Beds were comfy but facilities were basic.
Good breakfast, close to cable cars. Helpful staff, hot showers. Could have poor plugs in rooms, wifi only in common area.
Good location, clean spacious rooms and nice hot showers. Communal space a bit rough around the edges and dated. Not a hostel to sit and chill out in the evening but a good value bed, shower and breakfast.
Every room is off an outdoor common area/ Room was small. Breakfast was nothing special. One of the workers spoke good english and the other 2 spoke none, although they were all incredibly friendly and helpful. Was in a good location within walking distance to everything. I would definitely stay here again if i ever make it back to Salta!
Home away from home! I have stayed in a lot of hostels and in different countries, and '7 Duendes' is one of the best. They take care of you 100% of the time. The place is clean, well located and safe. The staff is unbelievably helpful and kind. I could not say enough good things about the place and the lovely people who work there. If you go to Salta, you have to stay here. Also, if you are traveling on your own and a female, this is definitely the place to go.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
I enjoyed my 4 night stay in 7 Duendes. It is very easy to find and is conveniently located near the bus station and just a short walk to the city center. There are large storage lockers in each room that you can put all your stuff in and lock up. The rooms themselves are not locked, but it is safe. The bathrooms were always clean and the hot water in the showers was excellent. The hostel is not a party hostel, which I appreciated. The staff was pleasant and helpful. I would stay here again.
The blankets aren't washed between stays- sheets yet but blankets no, so they smelled funny. In some rooms, the heaters don't work which is a problem considering how cold it is at night. Also, the door is usually left unlocked allowing anyone to walk in, which would be fine if there were always someone at the front desk but there often isn't. Other than that, no complaints. Great staff, good location (have to be careful walking at night though) and not too far from the centro.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Hostel was OK. No real complaints. Just that it was lacking in atmosphere and looked a little bit run down. It is clean though and not too far from the main square.
This hostel was ideal for what I needed - a short stay close to the bus station. It was quite empty so perhaps that was the reason for the lack of atmosphere. When I arrived I didnt see the reception desk in the common room near the door and was able to walk right through the hostel unchallenged which is bit concerning. Otherwise the kitchen area is big and fairly well equipped, beds are comfy and bathrooms are clean with hot water and the breakfast is basic but sufficient. I would stay again.
a really good hostel for a low budget. a few of the workers didn't speak English, but we're really patient with my Spanish. all staff we're willing to help as well and recommended things to do.
We stayed only one night (in transit from San Pedro, Chile to Cafayate, Argentina). It was very close to the bus station, the breakfast was great (those cereals were very appreciated after so much bread for breakfast!!) and the hostel was clean.
7 Duendes is close to the bus station which was great because I got in late. The staff is really friendly, and it is a great place to meet other travelers. The beds were comfortable, and there were a lot of bathrooms, so you never had to wait. It is a little walk to the center, which is why I ended up switching to a different hostel closer to the main plaza. The hostel is kind of dark at night and in the day doesn't get much natural light, which was a little sad, but otherwise it is decent!
7 Duendes is a basic hostel but has everything you need. If you are travelling on a budget we would recommend it. The staff speak very little English, which can be difficult if you have limited Spanish. Good location.
Staff very helpful and friendly. Clean. Didn't seem to object to travellers washing their clothes. Securing units for some lockers were loose, could be unscrewed. A door to dorm is ill fitted and made loud noise. Could be disturbing late at night for people near the dorm.
Comfortable beds and hot showers. Easy walk from bus station and 10mins walk from the center. Great supermarket on the next block. Lockers in 4 bed dorms are big enough for all luggage.
Good place! Good breakfast, nice helpful owners, only thing is a line for the few bathrooms in the morning