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Roots and Boots Hostel Reviews

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

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626 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Very helpful staff. Reception open all day and food and good coffee. And in February! Even a view of the cathedral from the very comfortable salon. Great garden and good kitchen. Coming back in 6 weeks.

  • 7th Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Loved my stay here. Very close to everything. Everything was clean and spacious. Warm water with good pressure in the showers, cheap food available for purchase if you're too tired to go out. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Loved it!


Very welcoming and charming hostel. Thanks Lola for all the great help and Pulpo tips. You rock!


The best of this hostel is its owners, Cristina and Felipe, who are very kind and helpful and make you feel at home. They sell good meals for fair prices also. Great wifi and facilities. However, the hostel is a bit far away from the train and bus stations, which is annoying (but very close to the main square Obradoiro), and it was hard to find in my arrival. Also, i would like more social atmosphere.


Very disappointing hostel taking advantage of the summer accommodation crunch in Santiago by cramming beds into every corner and charging premium prices for them. Problems included: 1. Insufficient and dirty bathrooms - 30-45 minute queues 2. Dining/chill area pictured in listing did not exist - had been filled with beds 3. Tiny room with no lockers in room 4. People sleeping in the hallways 5. Advertised laundry service, but were too busy to help me on the day I was there


Hola. I cancelled my reservation on the same day in the morning early (booked 36 hours before) and even if I was told they will not they took the money anyway. Not correct! Best Regards. Stefano.

  • 23rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Thank you very much!!! :)


I personally loved the ambience in this hostel! You meet wonderful people, the owner is a sweet man and is very friendly. However, after consulting with a few people the directions are very poor and t was very hard to find the hostel. The location is amazing, has a beautiful view of the cathedral. The Internet is also very very poor everywhere, you barely get any wifi in the lobby. The bathrooms should be cleaned more often, but overall good experience.


Everything is ok but the number of bathrooms is ridicolous compared to the number of people per floor.


pretty decent. nothing special though.

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