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Hostel Alcala Reviews

Valdivieso 120, Centro, Oaxaca, Mexico

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78 Total Reviews
  • 53%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 63%Staff
  • 55%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 48%Facilities

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Not all of the staff, who sit at the front desk speak anything else but spanish. The walls of the hostels are so thin, that during the sleep it is just as loud as outside. The atmosphere was poor because there is no kitchen where everyone can sit and chat. There is no nice view outside.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


That s not an hostel, someone told me it was a restaurant before!!! I booked a private room , but it was like a dormitory with wooden panels separation, for 380 pesos!!! Bathroom very dirty and when i came back in the night i was almost risk to fall because the night receptionist was sleeping in a sort of couch in the corridor. I was really shocked about the way how hostelworld choose his hostel:( please review that , bye


Very surprised at the reviews here, we nearly didn't stay because of them. We have stayed in other hostels in Oaxaca before and this is by far the very best. The location is absolutely unbeatable. The hostel is really clean and the beds are great. There's a common area to chill out in as late as you want and the rooms are soundproofed from it. Yes the rooms get a little hot, yes the breakfast is basic, yes they need one more toilet, but this place is otherwise 100%. Highly recommend. OAXACA FTW!


No air-conditioning, so it was amazingly hot inside the hostel. We opened the few windows that were there, but since it is located on a very busy street, you will not sleep any more. Also, the "private twin room" did not have walls until the roof, so it was not that private...


Breakfast was a poor affair. Either located downstairs in the cafe where the staff ignore you and when they realise you are from the hostel are not friendly at all. The rooms are tiny and cramped. Bathrooms also small and you had to hold the water open for it to work so shower with one arm. Location was awesome. Next to the Zocalo. Was more expensive than other hostels and no communal chill out area. We actually moved to a better hostel called Cielo Roja. I wouldn't stay here again.


The hostel is in an awesome location but the actual hostel isnt great. Stay here zif your only stopping by a few days. The private dorms are tiny but the shared dorms are more roomy. The bath rooms are pretty average and the toilet bin wasnt emptied daily so the bathroom smelt.

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