No air conditioning left us the worst night of sleep on our trip in the heat! There's not much in Faro, but it's a good location if you're coming in/leaving via the airport or bus station. 1 bathroom for the hostel, easy to hear what's going on inside/outside the doors. They're picky about check-in times, and while they knew we needed to check out early, they did not specify any time they wouldn't be there in the morning ... we basically left the key with a note on it. May have been charged.
Amazing. Have Mama's dinner at least once, staff was really helpful and attentive with questions. The details in this hostel really reveal that they've thought about their backpacker guests, from bracelet keys to personal lights/outlets at each bed. Well-deserved rave reviews.
The hostel was empty and the beds are beautiful, the community bathrooms we got to ourselves. It's on the border of the medina, which can be good or bad. The son was extremely friendly, but as others said, it's hard communicating with the father. They take the key every time you leave the hostel, so they have to wait up for you on late arrival and we had to wake him up to leave early! We felt bad but it's fairly normal during travel. For $10/night, it's hard to complain.
Roof terrace is great (but standard for Morocco), our double was great and it's close to the Hotel Continental, which is an easy landmark. Breakfast was nice. Good option for Tangier!
Really social atmosphere which was great. However, there's only ONE bathroom (toilet/shower) for the entire ground floor, so expect lines at times. Self-service breakfast was good. Prime location, 3-5 minute walk between beach and ferry station (to Morocco).
Felt like no one else was at the hotel, but this made it easy to use the bathroom/shower. Breakfast is GREAT for price (yogurt, cereal, toast, tea/coffee, orange juice, oranges). Close to bus station and the Main Street for evening paseo (try the cafe 2 blocks away, super cheap). The dog here is SO CUTE and playful!
Extremely social, free sangria, free walking tours, free flamenco outings, and something going on every night! Both attendants were very helpful (laundry was a good deal and fast turnaround), and 4 computers available. No wifi in room, and only one outlet though. Lockers need padlock. Roof terrace had hammock and lounge chairs, but not amazing. REALLY cheap beer around corner and Spanish omlette (tortilla espanola) next door.
Right next to plaza with metro stop, helpful staff, and lots of people though not social when we were there, at least. Lockers need padlock and safe cost money, which was surprising. In room bathrooms were nice. Churros for breakfast were good, but somewhat skimpy and go fast if you're not up early! Elevator didn't work. Events most nights.
Breakfast is somewhat skimpy and we were surprised there weren't more showers available (only on one floor). Plugs in lockers were nice. One staff attendant (female) was incredibly helpful, but others were less so. Our room was available 2 hours after originally promised because of maintenance but this might be an irregular thing (we were exhausted from our flight in, so this was pretty annoying). A few blocks from metro, bus station, and large pretty park (Arc de Triomphe). Not super social.
Overall solid...HOWEVER: Breakfast is incredibly wimpy, the menu is basically "Bread& __" (Butter, Jam, Banana, Cheese). For what you pay, there should be at least an egg. I had a great time on the tour, however, I was a little upset that Mr. Rot decided to tell our group the morning of the tour that he had to teach at the university, leaving us with his cousin. (He had stressed that he was the "only one in Vietnam that could do this tour/speak the local dialect...").
Great facilities, bar area (although food is pricey, as always for a hostel), easy to meet people. Thought the Castaway Tour was too focused on getting everyone plastered, from the moment you step on the boat. Too many drunk foreigners nostalgic for college days and guides hooking up with guests...people come to Vietnam for different things, so it's not for everyone, despite what the employees insist. But if that's your thing, then GO FOR IT!
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- Male, 18-24
- (12 reviews)
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