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Roots and Boots Hostel Reviews

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

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544 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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The hostel's backyard is a great place to meet people and enjoy the sunshine. The hotel has snacks for sale, which was useful since there weren't many stores or supermarkets around. Their lentils were great and so was their coffee, but you could probably get a better breakfast deal somewhere around the city. The staff was very friendly, and the rooms were spacious, bright and ventilated. Cons: Late check-in, no lockers, very strange bed sheets (and only a bottom one), and very crappy wi-fi!


I had a wonderful stay at this hostel which I can highly recommend :D The beds are comfortable and the staff is very nice and uncomplicated. They knew good suggestions for all my questions and were very helpful. In the morning you can get breakfast and they also have other snacks which can be bought during the day. The location is very near to the Cathedral (about 5-10 min walking) and a beautiful park. The hostel also has a small garden where you can chill in the sun.


I have nothing negative to say about Roots and Boots. I enjoyed my stay very much. Thanks,

  • 18th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Nice view to the cathedral in the center of Santiago. Nice facility and very nice kitchen - perfect for groups.


Nice, friendly staff and very clean. Not very lively, but that's probably due to the fact that most people (students) just come for a few nights, looking for a more permanent place to stay.


Backpacker hostel mostly. Location was nice. Room was a bit humid and hold, but it was in the middle of january. There was a couple of extra blankets and a heater in the room. Kichen in the garden was nicely equipped, but very cold. You don't get a key, the code for the hostel door changes every day tho and there're a couple of lockers in the hallway. Showers were nice, but men-women together. Wify was very poor, didn't reach the rooms. But overall a nice homely stay. Bring your sheets tho.


No heating, paper bedlinen. Very low-budget, low standards.


All doors are unlock (you don't have a key for your room and you don't habe a locker, so anyone can come in and take your stuff). They say linen inckuded, but it false, it's just a paper-plastic rapper to but on too and protect the bed... it really wasn't the best place... but for one night bakpacking it can work... but I wouldn't stay longer if I were you...

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