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El Refugio Hostel Reviews

Calle de Cerillo, Cartajima, Ronda, Andalucia, Spain

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242 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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I had a perfect stay at that hostel: a tiny village with white houses, you can start your hike right at the doorstep and the owner, Botz, is an excellent cook and has great tips for hiking. Also there is a roof terrace, where you can watch the sunset, amazing! The house itself is also very pretty and homey. I will definitely come back if I can.


I really recommend this hostel. Cartajima is a really nice village and so is the owner. He helps you in every way to make your stay unforgettable. A great area to hike.

  • 1st Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel is located in a small village in the mountains about 20 mins. from Ronda. I highly recommend the region and the hostel for everyone who is interested in outdoor actvities in the surroundings (biking, hiking, climbing, etc.) Botz (the staff) is very friendly. He worked as a chef in many countries and prepares (excellent) breakfast and dinner for you if you like (for additional costs). Weve been to a bar in the village and got to know some of the locals of the village!


Great place to stay if travelling in the mountains. Lovely area for hiking and the owner, Botz, will point you in the right direction aswell as having a good laugh and cooking up some excellent food! Highly recommended!

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