This hostel is more of a hotel, it's clean and very large. On arrival we found the staff were not very welcoming, and did not offer info. The location isn't great at night, no restaurants open, but good in the day. The tours are really expensive compared to other hostels, so you're best of booking tours elsewhere. The common area lacked atmosphere and youre logged off the computers after twenty mins which was annoying. The wifi was very poor, probably due to the sheer number of people using it.
As a couple we stayed in a twin room thinking it would be two singles we could push together but turned out it was bunk beds which we were unaware of. The owners are lovely friendly people who made us feel very welcome - but they don't speak English. Kitchen was disappointing as there was no fridge or oven (just hob), although it was all kept very clean. This isn't much of a social hostel as there's lack of seating but good enough if you just want a comfy bed.
No staff here speak English even though every sign in the hostel is in English! It seemed you only get eggs at breakfast if you're Spanish, even when we asked in Spanish. There's nothing close to the hostel and I would not choose to walk around there at night. The mine tour was a reasonable price and entertaining, however the hostel gave us no pre-info yet got us to sign a waiver saying we had a briefing! Rooms are cleanish by Bolivian standards. The kitchen works and the movie room was nice.
No breakfast on the second day. They kept promising us it was coming but it never did. Meant to be served at 6.10 but we left at 7.00 for our bus. One of the staff members decided to have an argument at 5am with her friend waking everyone up. Our private room wasnt so private, the door had a 20cm gap under it which meant we heard everything when people were on the computers outside Place isn't great but isn't the worst either - think it was spoilt by the one member of staff on our last day!
We really enjoyed the walking tours provided by the hostel for free as the guide showed us some great parts of the city and taught us lots. Roof top bar was fun and sold cheap beers. Great location next to the Cathedral and museums. Only small dislike was that toilets could have been cleaner and there was not a girls toilet on our floor but there were 3 for the men!
Great Place, especially for a small hostel (which gave it a good family vibe). Staff were amazing and helped us with loads of stuff. They also kept the place super clean. The meals were great, although cereal at breakfast would make it perfect. The activities were really good, the Mexico trip was so much fun and the free surf trip was awesome. Having been to other hostels in the area, I would definitely recommend this as this best hostel in San Diego.
-The lockers aren't big enough for a suitcase or backpack, the security gate was open most of the day. - Our bed sheets were ripped and stained. -The bathroom flooded with every shower. -My girlfriend stubbed her toe on a nail sticking out the floor. When she pointed it out, the receptionist didn't care or apologise. - the entertainment didn't exist apart from a guy coming round at 11 trying to sell tickets for $30. - Awful hostel, unless you just want to get blind drunk all the time.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (8 reviews)
Really enjoyed our stay here. Beds were comfortable but what we most appreciated in the room were the under the bed lockers which each person had to store luggage (big enough for large backpack.) Dinners provided three times a week were tasty and selection at breakfast was good too. Chef was hilarious and we would recommend joining in with cooking the dinners. We liked the nightly activities provided - $5 dinner at restaurant made it easy to socialise with others.