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Roots and Boots Hostel Reviews

Rua Campo do Cruceiro do Gaio,7, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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79%

Rating
500 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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97%

Amazing position, really close to the city center and just 20 meters from a nice park. Atmosphere it's overall really nice and the garden of hostel is lovely.

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

No real sheets, like kind of plastic cover... not really my cup of tea. Happily they provided warm blankets to cover yourself up. Top location, but for the rest nothing of the other world. My room hadn't a window for fresh air, but gave to a hallway towards to showers... quite noisy in morning time.


100%

Very quaint and an oasis from the bustling city. Lovely relaxing gardens to chill in loved it. Thank You


91%

Friendly staff, comfy beds and great social area.

  • 23rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug,Bedbug...................terrible.


74%

Really nice location and amazingly friendly staff. Even though i found the place relativeley expensive. Make sure u bring your sleeping bag with u, cause they do not provide bedsheets. All in all more a pilgrim place than a backpackers place.


86%

Kitchen needs to be redone, more automatic lighting needed. Staff needs time off too stressed out. Overall good value for money.


77%

Good hostel, only really bad thing was that there were fleas (that's my guess) in my bed one night so I was full of bites on my arms and neck the next days (after I had the sheets changed, I didn't get more bites). As I already knew from the reviews, there weren't really bed sheets, just some paper/plastic coverings and a blanket.


74%

The amenities were good, the staff was nice to us although their English was a bit poor :P Not enough bathrooms per people though...


77%

A basic alberge that catered primarily to the needs of pilgrims arriving in Santiago de Compostela at the end of the pilgrimage. The weather took a turn for the cold when I was there (as cold as 7 degrees) and the heating was not put on. As a result I was feeling cold most of the time! Other than that, the staff were very helpful even though they didn't speak much English. It was an enjoyable stay.


86%

Great value for money. Loved the feel of it, you get a lot of backpackers at the end of their pilgrimage. Very cool old building and great food. So close to the cathedral and the rest of town, it's right by the large park. One critique would be the lack of locks on individual rooms, anyone can just walk through. But I suppose it's the atmosphere of trust that comes with living amongst fellow travelers. Cheap breakfasts and just a real nice atmosphere. Really set the tone for my stay in Santiago


89%

sorry i m late. Good location Kind staff ! Delicious food! good people Nice weather there is no discomfort


77%

Don't go here expecting the usual social hostel vibe. the bar/cafe/garden closes at 9 when reception leaves and no one really hangs out looking to meet folks, since people usually already have friends they made on the Camino. Nearly everyone is finishing the Camino.


94%

The hostel was in a great location and the view of the cathedral was beautiful.


83%

Only two bathrooms and toilets for the whole floor and this was very inconvenient. There was only one power outlet in the room which slept 8 people which meant you couldn't charge your phone overnight. The wifi also did not work in the room, and only appeared to work downstairs in the common area. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great hostel. Friendly staff, so long as you speak Spanish. Beautiful garden in the back for a place to have a beer and relax.


89%

I warmly recommend Roots and Boots Hostel in Santiago! The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more sweet-hearted. It was a perfect kick-off place for our camino. The garden in the backyard made up for the very basic room facilities.

  • 11th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

The staff was grate. The two women where very kind and helpful. We were in March and it was very could in there.




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