Hostel Patua do Pelourinho Reviews
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There was usually no hot water in the showers. The WiFi was down for 2 days and constantly cut off. The staff are sweet and try yet don't speak English so often communicating was impossible. We were put in a ten bed room yet booked an 8 and never got moved after asking three times. There were often power cuts frustrating when you're in the shower. The kitchen is tiny so cooking was impossible. The "washing facilities" is a sink in the garden.
Need better directions for all possible options: interstate bus, airport, taxi/car etc Also need more accurate tagging in Google Maps.
I would like to give Hostel Patua a higher rating than I did. With an excellent location and an amazing staff headed by Marcello, who just might be the most charming person I've ever met, it has all the foundations for a great hostel. It is new, however, and admittedly needs some work, namely in terms of its cleanliness, facilities and security. I have no doubt that by the next time I visit Brazil, Hostel Patua will be an excellent hostel, but for now it's really just average.
Need to work on their washroom / bathroom facilities. The rest of the hostel was cool but the shower and toilet area is the weak link. Small, old and in need of modernisation.
I didn't mind this hostel. Staff were friendly and location was good. Breakfast was decent. If I pick a negative it be bathrooms didn't seemed to be cleaned regularly and those damn drummers outside but maybe it was just the time of year.