Alda Centro Salamanca Hostel Reviews
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People were nice. Room smelled a bit weird. It was okay. Parking was on the street and having to pay in the machines
It would be good if a staff is stationed at the reception for check-in for a specified time frame, e.g. 9 am to 7 pm. There was no one at the reception when we wanted to check in (5 pm!) No entrance code nor room code was sent to us prior to arrival. Instead, we were asked to call a number, but the person on the other end only spoke spanish. We had to ask for help from a local passer-by to understand the conversation. Not a nice experience at first.
The hostel and clean and the bed are confortable. But, it is far from the center. A good hostel for low budget :)
When we arrived there was no staff in the hostel and closed door with the information that we have to make a phone call. The lady who answered the call didn't speak English, but we eventually managed to understand her and get our room. Later we found out, that she wrote an e-mail with information, but she sent it exactly 7 minutes (!) before our scheduled arrival. But apart from this situation everything else was OK.
The location is good, five minutes walk from Plaza Mayor, with a good kitchen nice common room and the dorms are great with good bathrooms. The staff was also very frendly.
No backpackers atmosphere... I was there for a weekend and saw nobody apart from the staff. Common area is small, there's no lockers inside the dorms. Bathroom inside the room is fair. Good value in comparison with the rest of hostels, but there are cheaper guesthouses around
It was pretty grimy, but definitely not that bad. Location was perfect for me, right on the edge of the historical section.