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9.4
Superb 293 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.5
  • Security 9.1
  • Location 9.5
  • Staff 9.9
  • Atmosphere 9.8
  • Cleanliness 8.8
  • Facilities 9.0
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9.4
Superb 293 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.5
  • Security 9.1
  • Location 9.5
  • Staff 9.9
  • Atmosphere 9.8
  • Cleanliness 8.8
  • Facilities 9.0
El Refugio Hostel Located at Calle de Cerillo, Cartajima, Ronda.
El Refugio Hostel
Spain
Ronda Malaga 29452 Calle de Cerillo, Cartajima
94% 293
36.6457138 -5.1541113
El Refugio Hostel
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  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 8 reviews
3rd Jun 2016
9.1

I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone. It is worth the effort to get out to. The town is an authentic rolling white hillside village, there is amazing hiking around the area, and the view from the rooftop Terrace is lovely. However, the best part of the hostel is truly the hippie who runs it. He is a kick ass chef, and has enough stories to right a novel. If you like travel... Stay at this hostel. Oh, and WiFi is great too.

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26th May 2016
9.4

Botz (the owner) is very professional and friendly, he gives a very personalized service. An ex chef, he made us some great meals. His chilli is to die for. He is passionate about music and could keep you entertained for hours. If you like hiking and boldering he will even be your guide as Los Riscos is only a few minutes away and a great place to practice the sport. Overall we had a great time. 15 km from Ronda but Botz can usually pick you up.

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  • Anonymous
  • Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 10 reviews
16th May 2016
9.1

You must stay at this hostel. Set in a 300 year old house in a small village, close to Ronda, high up in the mountains. Botz (the owner) has dedicated the last decade to creating a home away from home for travellers. From the incredible food to the amazing guided walks and rock climbing, every part of our stay was fantastic. Botz, himself, is the real highlight of the hostel. He is an interesting and energetic guy who does his best to improve your stay. You won't regret staying here. Ill be back

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13th May 2016
10.0

The owner is an awesome dude. Very homey hostel and really unique off the beaten path experience. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous
  • England, Couple, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
4th May 2016
9.4

A genuine Andalusian white village hostel experience. The friendly owner Botz is very well travelled and knowledgeable about the surrounding countryside, which is some of the greenest in Spain. It's a good area for some gentle walking. Superb food available locally.

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
1st May 2016
10.0

The hostal is in a precious little town close to Ronda, and Botz can pick you up in Ronda. Cartajima is lovely and quiet. The hostal has a terrace for stargazing. The food was amazing - homemade paella for dinner and eggs, bacon, cereal, bread for breakfast. Botz and his girlfriend are excellent hosts. They took us on a fantastic hike up into a cool area for bouldering and the view was really cool. Highly recommend! The hostal was more fun than Ronda! :)

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
1st May 2016
10.0

Botz, the host, was amazing, friendly, and very knowledgable about the surrounding area. If you are looking for a small hostel where you are welcomed like an old friend, fed a delicious meal (Botz used to be a chef), and able to meet some very interesting people then El Refugio is for you. It is situated in a beautiful location, perfect for getting away from the craziness of the city. While it is a great location for hiking or rock climbing, it is also near enough to explore Ronda as well.

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24th Apr 2016
10.0

Our stay was the absolute essence of what hostels are made for! Botz is in every way a perfect host, who not only helped us with all the infos we needed, but also prepared a fabolous dinner (he used to be a chef) and sat with us in the evening to exchange fascinating travel stories over drinks in the cozy lounge room. The hostel itself is right in the middle of a beautiful typical Andalusian village just outside of Roda. The building has a nice rooftop terrace with great views.

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21st Apr 2016
9.4

I wasn't expecting such weirdly amazing hostel in a village like Cartajima. It's super cozy with the best host who is also an incredible chef with the best life stories.

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  • Anonymous
  • Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
20th Apr 2016
8.6

NOT in Ronda, but in Cartajima, a beautiful little village. Great place to enjoy the valley and the white villages, a perfect mountain retreat. I strongly recommend you join Botz on hikes during the day, beers in the evening and mouth-watering dinners. Really, that man can cook. Great atmosphere, the hostel gathers the most interesting people! There are no lockers, but this is not your regular hostel, so don't worry about it! I had a great couple of days!

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