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showers were always dirty, and barley any hot water
The voluntees where really nice and I've heard that they organize awesome 2 day hikes to the volcanos. Mattresses are not the best but all right for a night or 2. You can't use the kitchen though! Breakfast is simple eggs and beans but tasty.
If you are in the 6 person dorm, DO NOT expect to sleep. The beds were literally shaking from the sound of the chicken buses driving by right next to the window. It sounded like a jet plane was flying by. The floor inside was disgusting and the rooftop terrace was absolutely filthy. Instead of giving me a blanket, they give me 5 paper thin sheets, and I was freezing. The place has a very boring vibe. I have stayed in many hostels, and this was one of the worst value for money I have ever seen.
Base camp is a great place to stay prior to one of their early morning hikes. It's generally nice and quiet at night which is good to sleep, but not as good if you are looking to hang out. Never got the breakfast in the morning cause I was leaving too early. Hot showers were hot or miss, but all together it was a great hostel.
Don't book the six dorm room as getting to the top is a chore. There are three beds stacked on top of each other. Also, it's facing the street and you'll be waken up by the chicken buses' rumbling and constant stream at 5 AM every morning. Aside from that, there's a nice entertainment room with Netflix and the rooftop terrace is nice when not pestered by mosquitoes.
saludos a Bigi, Antony y Rudi
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Really friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere! The rooms were fine although the foam matresses were not great for my back! No access to the kitchen is a bit of a pain for a backpacker, but there is an amazing taco place right across the road.
Comfortable beds and a very nice atmosphere. Would stay here again! Great hostel!
Had a fab stay at base camp. Lovely people. Food location. Nice hostel.