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El Refugio Hostel Reviews

Calle de Cerillo, Cartajima, Ronda, Spain

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266 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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It's a charming place in a slightly remote valley, a good place to rest, relax and have a couple of nice walks. I think, it's the kind of place where one should definitely stay for more than one day, because otherwise one cannot really appreciate the environment. Ian is not only a good chef, he also knows the area around Cartajima really well and can help you with arranging all the hikes you could possibly desire. I for once have enjoyed my stay.


Charming hostel in a very nice village. Botz is a really great host and an interesting person who will make you feel welcome and arrange everything you need. Hope to come again some time.

  • 9th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The place was pretty cool, a bohemian ambientation is perfect, Botz is a really cool guy, nice and friendly, we felt very good with him, and talk with him and the people who stayed in there for a few hours, it was a great stay.

  • 18th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Best hostel we've been so far. Very clean. We loved the terrace on the roof top with its wonderful view of the mountains. Perfect hostel for hiking. The host was great. We enjoyed talking to him an he advised us perfectly for our hiking tour.


This place was a hidden gem. Makes possible to experience rural Spain. We went hoping to go in some outdoor adventures- although weather did not permit our host was gracious and very hospitable. A refreshing twist on hostel life, small and cosy- easy to feel at home and still have some fun. Stunning local landscape.

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