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Solid hostel. Nice garden, nice pool area, good rooms/bathrooms. Criticism: Wifi/Internet at the computer was basically unusable most of the time while I was there (5 days) and there was just one outlet in a 6 bed dorm which made it slightly annoying to charge devices for everyone.
The host seemed nice enough and I wish him well. However, the antique plumbing had lots of problems, and bathrooms and kitchen didnt look hygienic. Having seen excellent reviews, I treated myself to two nights in a room (rather than dorm) and paid double for single occupancy - a SIGNIFICANT expense. This was a mistake. Even at half the price, there should have been efficient plumbing and hygiene. Good points: easy to find near bus terminal, and thankfully quiet.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
The garden is really pretty and the breakfast good, even you have to be there really early to get something. WIFI doesn´t work the most time and the staff is not really helpful with sightseeing suggestions. The women at the reception recommended us a friend for an rainforest trip, which ended in nowhere and wasn´t worth the 400 pesos. But in conclusion the rooms are really nice and the location central.
While it might be a little tricky to find (it's a bit off-road at the moment), the staff were friendly and welcoming, and the breakfast ample. The dormitories and bathrooms are old, but clean, and fit-in well with the out-of-the-way vibe of the place. The swimming pool was very useful!
We had a nice, cozy and quite clean double room. The garden is great and so is the staff!
Very nice garden, relaxed atmosphere. Ten minutes walk from the bus station and a very nice 24hr bakery.
Very nice garden and good breakfast. Quiet area. I really liked the hostel, it's a nice place to relax.
Nice rooms, although cold at night and the heater did not work. Great location, close to bus terminal and bars/restaurants. Bathroom was dated and very very dirty.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Comfortable stay. Good big lockers in room (bring a padlock). Disappointing shower, no hot water. Owner was nice, helped to book our trip to Iguasu but he doesnt speak any english so make sure you have some spanish. Pool looked nice but we never used it. Breakfast was decent, cereals, breads, cheese. Nice grounds. 5 minute from bus station and center of town.
Hostel was very quiet when I stayed so I had a 5 room dorm to myself which was great. Suspect the bathroom in the room and the fact there was only 1 light could be annoying if the room was more full. Internet was also quite patchy. Guy on the front desk when I arrived mid evening was extremely helpful and friendly. Breakfast good. Outdoor area and pool would be lovely in summer.
Stayed at this hostel for 3 nights. Overall, a decent place to stay. The good: a few blocks from the bus stop nice garden area staff was very helpful and told us how to get to the Brazilian side of the falls without a visa The bad: the WiFi signal was terrible; cut in and out a lot Food was just okay. Facilities were taken care of but not particularly clean. Overall, a safe, simple place to stay. Very quiet and sleepy feeling; not a lot of people (the town is this way in general).