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Fan was insufficient. Room was very hot at night
Fairly good location opposite Carrefour and near to the main square. Good security. Good facilities. Very relaxed vibe around the hostel. The only downside was one particular young woman working behind reception who was extremely unhelpful, never had a smile on her face and gave the impression she didn't want to be there.
Great place to stay, thank you! Your staff were particularly helpful despite being clearly very busy!!
4 bed dorm was small but adequate, with one shared bathroom on our floor which was in serious need of an overhaul. Large communal areas and an average kitchen - galley style so quite hard to cook during busy times. I found the staff fairly unfriendly and do not understand why this hostel is highlighted as a star pick in the Lonely Planet. Breakfast was standard.
Well located,10-15' from the airport,10 blocks from the bar street and just a couple of streets away from all the business area.It was really clean at all times, you have a common kitchen with your own plastic tupperware with the number of the room you're in plus two big fridges so you can leave your food.The staff was nice but of course they try to sell you the tours they have, we got the vineyard one and it is not worth it,too expensive for what it is, you can go to better ones for way less $.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Had a great stay at Alamo Hostel and would definitely come back.
Pretty average hostel with very hefty price tag probably living off old lonely planet fame. Additionally the receptionist in the morning is rather unhelpful when it comes to,anything but the overpriced organised trips the hostel offers. Prepare to pay 10 for storing your luggage on your way out.
One of our favourite places on this trip. Beautiful house and stunning garden. The pool is cold but during the day when it's hot it's nice. Our best memories were sharing a parilla with other guests with several bottles of wine. A mix of people which was nice - not just your standard backpacker crowd. Would def return.
Highly recommended. Great location (about 5 blocks from Plaza Indepencia). Staff are friendly. The beds are comfortable and the rooms have large lockers. Bathrooms are clean. Wifi is reliable and very fast. The breakfast is great. The courtyard is nice and has a small pool. Overall great value for money. Only negative is the place had a somewhat bureaucratic feel - lots of signs with rules, fines, etc - relax and trust your guests! Still, a great place to stay.
While the apartment we stayed at was nice, we would have liked to stay on site at the hostel which was what we were expecting. Also, we had to wait two hours to check in even though the check in time said 12 online.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
A great, old house with lots of character. We stayed in a room out the back, which was good until people smoked under the porch - we had to close the window and the room quickly got very hot.
The hostel was good, a little confusion when being checked in as they had changed our room category and wanted to charge us a higher price. Also some confusion with the price of a tour being per person not a group price. Our rooms were great once we were in there, however a bit of mould in the bathroom, looked like it needed to be resealed.
Great place to stay, no complaints.
Great location near restaurants and bars etc. Nice double room leading onto the pretty courtyard. We found the staff only helped as much as they absolutely HAD to, and no more I.e gave us a folder showing the tours they had on offer, but gave us no additional details which meant we had to book things relatively blind. Breakfast poor. Overall it was a nice place tho and suited us well. Would advise against the horse riding tour - they're rescue horses and therefore very unpredictable.
Good clean, comfortable and secure hostel. staff very variable. The guy with the beard in the day is great and really helpful (also speaks excellent English which helps), some of the others seem very disinterested. Breakfast could be much better and isn't replenished quick enough. The pool wasn't filled when we were there and it was really hot so would have been helpful. Overall though, good atmosphere and only a short walk to the centre.
I had a really nice stay at Hostal Alamo. The hostel itself has everything you would expect: decent wifi, clean rooms, decent breakfast, and really helpful staff. What I really liked about it, however, was just the vibe: it's a social hostel without being a party hostel, which is what I wanted. It's really easy to meet laid-back, easygoing people here and then hang out with them over a BBQ in the lovely garden in the sun. I had a really great time and would stay here again.