This hostel had alot going for it, the location to the beach being the number one asset. The family who owns it are very nice and are helpful. I liked everything, with two big exceptions. The first is simply that the cleaning supplies they use are very strong and toxic smelling. The second is that although the family is really sweet and the 3 kids are adorable, having 3 kids under the age of 6 can make it very loud and disruptive. Otherwise,a fine place to stay.
This is a nice property...clean and the staff are friendly. It is in a good location. Suggestions...the noise and smoke from the patio drifts right into all of the rooms upstairs. Maybe a time to shut down the noise could be put into place, at least for the weekdays. The couches are basically wooden slabs with pseudo-cushions...that could be better. Otherwise, a great place.
El Viajero is a party hostel, but not so much that you feel like you can't sleep. The air con is only on from 8pm-11am, so if you expect to hang out in a cool area....there really isn't one. Cartagena is HOT. But there are fans on all the time, so they do what they can. The location of the hostel is great. There is a nice selection of room types, too.
The staff here is less than friendly. They aren't exceptionally helpful. However, if you ask for something, they may help....you just have to ask. The atmosphere is fine, but the rooms on the first floor allow all of the morning breakfast and/or bathroom noise to be heard, which was frustrating. The kitchen is pretty well stocked and there is an oven, which is a bonus! There is a tv room and dvds, but it can be cold. Location is decent too.
The hostel is directly at the edge of Calle 10, a VERY noisy street. There is usually no one in the reception area, and when we were finally greeted by someone, she was on the phone & barely ackowledged us. The main staffmemeber is a 14-15yr old girl. The beds are literally as hard as a dinner table. The kitchen was dirty. The door on one of the bathrooms was broken. It is not a good place to stay. You feel like you are intruding on the family that live there, and pay 30,000 for a dorm bed?? No.
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 31-40
- (7 reviews)
I originally planned to stay at this hostel for two days. I stayed four...after considering even another night or two. To be fair, it is in part, due to the great town of Banos. But it is also a great chill vibe at this hostel, and that was exactly what I was looking for. I am leaving in a couple of hours from the hostel. I have just finished my free dinner of rice and veggies. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are free dinner nights, which is a definite bonus. While not amazing meals, they are ta
The location and the people here make this hostel a decent place to stay. It is close to everything, but then everything is close, in Aguas Calientes. It is a basic little hostel, with a sweet family running it. The shower was hot (yay!) and one of the owners knocked on our door when we didn't show up downstairs at the designated time. For those two reasons alone, we really appreciated our stay here.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 31-40
- (7 reviews)