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A small, homely hostel 10 minutes walk from the main square. Rafa is an incredibly friendly host, who makes a great & different breakfast every morning for his guests. Helpful with information &very friendly to chat to. The hostel is undergoing a few restorations, therefore the small garden is mostly unaccessible. The bathrooms are clean-ish but unfortunately the ladies shower was no more than a cold dribble - I can't speak for the men's shower. Also the spacious rooms are hot, even with fans.
We had great expectations for this hostel but were sadly disappointed. The backyard, the reason we choose this place was a absolute mess full of rubble from the roof being replaced lots of wires and bags of cement everywhere I never saw anyone go out there once. Bathrooms were dingy & dirty with bad water pressure. The sad part is the host was super lovely and helpful but the lack of chill space and scorching hot dorms was tough especially as the mattresses were covered in plastic.
Had a great time here, Rafa is very friendly and helpful and looks after his guests very well.
Too, the owner is very nice and a good cook. He also meets people everyday at the bus station which is nearby. He has 2 staff for the next 3 months. One is British and the other is American. They are both very friendly and will socialise with guests.
This place would be 100% except that there is no wifi in the private rooms because they are detached from the main building. I think Rafa should buy another router or whatever they're called. : - ) Rafa, the owner, is the best. Full of information about everything it seems. Breakfast every morning was either fried eggs, pancakes or fresh fruit. A nice touch.
The hostel is 2 blocks from the ADO bus terminal and easy walking distance to the historical areas. Tío Rafa is extremely helpful, full of advice and his daily breakfasts are awesome.
Great place, good advice from owner, excellent atmosphère, 4 blocks from main plaza