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I stayed some nights in backpackers hostel and can really recommend it. Nice courtyard with bonfire in the evening, clean rooms and bathrooms, good atmosphere and very helpful and friendly staff helping you to organize your trips around san Pedro. I would definitively come back! Todo bien, muchas gracias Backpackers :-)
The was a great place to stay. They seem to book with the better tour companies in town. The staff was great. The hostel was very clean. The Internet worked very well.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
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Not as difficult to find as other reviews suggest!
Great value for the money, not too far from the center and there's three grocery stores very close to buy breakfest.
This was a great place to stay. Very clean with an excellent kitchen (best hostel kitchen I've seen yet). Just a little walk to the main square (5min). Nice, relaxed vibe.
The hostel is a 5 minute walk from the center - totally fine during the day but very dark during the night. Booking tours through the hostel is actually more expensive than you can find in town. Also, they have a "no outside alcohol" policy which would have been fine, but the alcohol they sell is double the price of that in the town. Other than that, no other complaints. Lots of rules but very clean.
Good hostel, did its job. The staff were lovely and the room was fine. Loads to do there. Good chill area too.
From the outside it is not very pretty, but once you stepped into the cosy patio with hammocks and the bar it is just lovely! It was very clean, I stayed in a 6-bed dorm with private batch AND kitchen! The atmosphere was very homely and frinedly, I booked all my tours via the hostel - perfect service! We had bonfires and BBQs, but still after midnight everthing was quiet so we were rested for next days activities. I loved it here!
the hostel was a long way out of town and very difficult to find - not good when you have a backpack on! The owners were very friendly and helpful but some of the other staff didnt want to help at all with problems. Was quite expensive, although not by standards of other hostels in San Pedro. Lockers were home-made of wood and were outside. Some looked as though they had been forced open a few times. However, key to main gate and also to the room were provided.
Nice little hostel, lots of cats chilling about the place. Don't leave windows open, cleaner left ours open during the day and there were about 40 flys in our room when we went to bed.
This was the only available hostel we found in hostelworld. You don´t have any safe place where to hold your belongings, common room is still poor and unconfortable to meet other young tourists. But San Pedro is very cosmopolitan and mostly of your stay is in excursions.
They should really really mention in the description that this place is full of cats. If you love cats then this is your hostel. If you are allergic to cats then welcome to hell on earth as there is no place those cats don't go! Cats aside its an ok hostel with some nice hammocks to lay in the sun. Needs more toilets as only two common toilets to serve whole hostel which are combined with shower so if two people are showering it can mean no toilets for a while. Positives: giant bunk beds
The place is very cozy and the receptionists are very helpful. The location is good. All tours can be bought at the hostel, for great prices. Staying in Backpackers San Pedro was an excellent choice.
Don't stay here unless you're a cat person! Needs a couple more bathrooms really, but good set up and friendly staff.
good open area, great for meeting people, staff were helpful, shame there was no breakfast but over all a descent stay.
A little out of town but not too far. Met some great people here. Really chill atmosphere.
I had a great time at Backpackers, great people, helpful and enthusiastic staff, good beds, hot showers, clean and tidy etc. It is a short walk from the centre of town (5/10 mins), but it is safe to walk around after dark alone, and it is quieter and a bit cheaper being a little further out. The discount wrist bands are a nice touch and get you cheaper deals in the shops in town - every little helps as the town is quite pricey. Will definitely be back next year ;)
We thought the location comments in other reviews was negliable - but trust me. It's not. The walk to and from town can be a bit scary as you actually leave town. Bring a flashlight. The room we had was in a small building with no outside windows, which can be great to kept the heat out - but if you need fresh air to sleep, you may want to seek another place. The pictures in hostel world are correct - but when you arrive, you are disappointed. Mixed feelings about this property.
Great place to stay with a great location.
Cheapest option we could find in the overpriced dusty town of San Pedro. The hostel was a little bit out of the main square but with that said the shops, restaurants and agencies are only a 5 minute walk and there is a mini-market and fresh fruit stall around the corner. The dorm room and bathroom was tiny but spotlessly clean. The kitchen facilities were limited but there is enough to get by.