Fab hostel very close to airport but still walking distance to centre of town. No where in Alajuela is particularly cheap, but this place is the best value for a double private. They offer free shuttle to the airport which we used and was on time and efficient. The staff are very friendly and happy to answer any questions you have. The hot water showers were great, and the small breakfast was plenty for us. Would stay again.
Our room joined onto a communual area so was a little noisy at night although silent by 11ish. The room had no protection from noise, people showering or talking their voices carried. There was also a young child that was up and about every morning at 6am shouting, screaming and running around. Would stay again as staff were very good, computers and wifi were good, kitchen was good, safe location of SJ. Hopefully the child and parents would of moved on but would bring ear plugs just in case.
Lily is the nicest hostel owner, she really helps everyone achieve whatever they want to do in Monteverde. The hostel is very comfortable with great views, spotlessly clean with a well stocked kitchen. Lily and her staff are always busy cleaning and maintaining the hostel and the fridge is the cleanest we have seen in seven months of travelling. The breakfast is self service from 6am to 9am with coffee available throughout the day. We would definately stay here again.
We stayed for just one night travelling through and it was good whilst in transit, not sure we would want to stay for a week. The attached cafe/restaurant did a very good casado pollo frito.
Great staff with a very efficient laundry service. Nice hostel, peaceful and central. Lots of mosquitos when we were there (not in bedrooms thankfully) due to weather conditions, take spray and provisions as necessary.
Karina and her Mum were wonderful hostesses providing very good breakfasts and company. We weren't given a key to our room, but as within the family home it wasn't a problem. Beds were clean and comfortable, room and bathroom needed a better clean. Location was convenient, but there weren't any maps available, Karina explained amenities and directions for us, this might not be enough if it is your first time in Lima. Would stay again.
Started well but ended badly Returning from Colca Canyon tour there was no hot water for 3 days and mother gave us excuse after excuse (too many people in hostel, guests doing laundry in rooms, weather too cold etc). She told us that Jose had visited and found no problem, he hadn't. When she finally contacted Jose (he was taking time off) he confirmed the gas was empty. Very poor comunication between staff and no forward planning from Jose. Check things twice have a plan should problems arise!
Wonderful hostel, clean spacious accomodation. Maribel was a wonderful host with excellent and accurate information about the town and trips etc.
We had to change our booking at the last minute and there were no additional charges incurred, Marcos was very understanding. When we did arrive our flight was delayed, but Marcos was there as promised waiting to pick us up. The hostel is lovely, spotlessly clean with big rooms. There is a lovely outside bar and garden area and even a resident chef. The breakfast provided is also very good. Would stay again.
A great hostel, clean hot showers, great facilities. Staff knowledgeable and providing accurate info.
We came to stay here again after visiting Machu Pichu as it is so nice and Raquel is so lovely. She looked after our big bags at no extra cost whilst we were gone. I was very unwell also and she showed great concern and compassion bringing me and my husband soup and checking I was o.k. Raquel will go out of her way to make sure you have everything you need for your stay and is full of great local information for Cusco and the surrounding area. I Highly recomend this hotel.
First room had a broken toilet, we were moved straight away to a superior room. Breakfast was advertised as starting at 4.30am but it was not available, we had to search the kitchen for food and no staff turned up till 4.55am, there was no hot water for a cup of tea, staff didnt really care. On leaving the hostel for M.P. we found a member of staff asleep in reception on a sofa having soiled himself and the floor. When we returned at mid day he was still there and the floor had not been clean
Raquel is the sweetest hotel owner, she can't do enough to help and make you feel welcome. The rooms are clean, beds comfortable and they have heaters too. The location is great just a short walk from the plaza de armas.
We only stayed here one night but could have happily stayed longer. Lovely clean double room with comfortable bed and great ensuite. Friendly helpful staff, great breakfast, computers and wifi and a proper book exchange that is one for one!
This was our second time at Arthys and it was just as good as the first. A friendly place in a great location were the staff can't do enough to help. Highly recomended.
Very welcoming rececptionist, hot showers, heater provided for bedroom overnight. Nice TV room and small but clean kitchen area. We only stayed one night but found it to be perfectly fine and convenient. There is a nice restaurant in the entrance to the hostel building (on the left as you enter).
Amazing tour of the salt flats, I would definatley recommend that you book with this family run business. David and Irma were excellent as our driver and cook, can`t thank them enough. The hostel is clean and good value, it is a little cold but the showers are hot and powerful and the covers on the beds are cozy warm so it is fine. There isn`t really any common area which doesn`t matter if you aren`t staying long. The wifi is fine but there aren`t any guest computers.
We booked to stay for four nights but stayed seven. Curly organised a pizza party for our final night to say goodbye as we were part of the family and would be missed. We thought that was a very nice gesture. Our private II room was spotlessly clean, comfortable and the shower was fantastic. All the staff were friendly and helpful.
So friendly and efficient, spotlessly clean with excellent facilities, will stay again.
No complaints, very freindly and helpful staff. Thank you.
Great hostel, no complaints.
From the messages on the walls this appears to be a hostel that someone once loved, this is sadly not how it is now. The staff are indifferent to any problems and generally lax, often leaving the building unattended which is a problem as you rely on them for entry to the building. One morning there wasn't enough breakfast for the amount of guests and the staff on duty simply stated that she didn't think there was enough when she put it out but it wasn't her problem! 2 members of staff did care
This could be an excellent hostel with just a little bit of tlc and a thorough clean. I don't want to put any one off staying here as it is an excellent location and the staff are friendly. It would be great if they just fixed the little things like the leaking hot tap and non working cold tap in the bathroom and sorted out the temperature fluctuations in the shower.
Excellent breakfast and the free glass of wine in the evening was a nice touch. The empanada lesson was a blast with good level of competition between guests. Pizza night was good with an almost endless supply of fresh pizza cooked at the hostel (not enough numbers to be held at usual location) with free wine. Walking distance to bus terminal which is always a bonus. Free use of a washing machine was amazing (some guests moaned that it was always in use? Err its free!) Big thanks to all staff.
Best staff, very friendly welcoming and hard working, they will give you the best advice and recomendations for Bariloche.
We only stayed 1 night leaving early to catch bus to Bariloche. Night staff went out extra early to get fresh croissants so we didn´t miss breakfast which was very kind of him. Very welcoming staff, nice facilites. Our private room had an excellent en suite (best yet in 2 months of travelling). We would stay there again.
We booked a twin with shared bathroom and were shown to a double ensuite on arrival! Checked with Victor whether a mistake had been made, after 5 minutes he confirmed no mistake. Clean, excellent facilities and tours which can be organised and booked through Victor.
We booked to stay for four nights and immediately increased our stay to Five nights. In our seven weeks of travelling this is deffinately one of our top three hostels. The owners were very friendly and helpful and have excellent bikes to rent. They provided us with maps and advice for walking and cycling in and around Puerto Varas.
The family who run this place are very nice, the walls are quite thin however.
Very nice hostel, very clean with helpful staff.
Best hostel so far. Gaston is an excellent host with local and national knowledge, he is always willing to help guests with their experience of Puerto Madryn and also to book onward journeys and accomodation. Can´t thank him enough. This hostel was superb, clean, comfortable, great breakfast and facilities. Cooking and eating/socialising area is across the yard away from the sleeping areas so you can get a good nights sleep.
Very helpful and friendly owner, made us feel very welcome. Although this hotel is a little way out from the centre, the buses are regular and easy to use.
Beautifully converted apartment with double glazing so you don´t get disturbed by the street noise, friendly staff and good facilities, no complaints.
No broken crockery! A lovely hostel, great location and staff.
A very helpful and welcoming family run this clean hostel with excellent facilities. The location couldn´t be better, right at the top of parque urquiza a 5 minute walk from the river. They helped us book a days fishing with a local guide which was excellent, and the father even drove us to the meeting point and then picked us up afterwards. They really couldn´t have been nicer. A lovely breakfast too, with coffe and tea available all day in the well stocked kitchen. Comfortable beds too.
This is a wonderful hostel, the staff who run it are very good at making you feel welcome and introducing you to other travellers. They always had good recomendations for things to do in Rosario also. One of the managers "Juan" had his birthday party asado at the hostel whilst we were there and all the guests were invited which was a lovely thing to do and we had a fantastic last night with everyone. The rooms were clean and the beds comfortable, the kitchen well equiped and a garden.
What a friendly hostel. We would definatley recommend this one to any travellers. Very helpful and welcoming staff. Very central location. Great breakfast. Nice and comfortable and quiet at night so you can get a good nights rest.