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Roots and Boots Hostel Reviews

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

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517 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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The food they sold was yummy. I wish they had supplied nicer sheets, if you go you should bring a sheet/sleeping bag. Located next to a beautiful park. Walking distance to the cathedral and old town.


Good location, nice people over there. Very good experience in the hostel, and good sleep too with clean sheets. We recommand


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)


I had a one night experience. Very good by the way. Good atmosphere, with an open garden and a bar to stay outside. The showers could have a little bit more space and a place to put the clothes and the shampoo, but there are always solutions... For the rest, 5*.


Great place to celebrate the end of our Camino, full facilities and a really nice atmosphere. Recommended.


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.


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


Friendly staff, comfy beds and great social area.

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




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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.

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