There was a great gypsy folk gig on downstairs and I loved the fact that I needed a key and 3 different codes to get into my dorm from the street. The NZ/ French guy at reception was nice and was cooking for everyone. The place is a hoot and perfect if you are going to O2 academy. Common room on Sat afternoon did have the loudest Australians in history, who talked all over Dirty Harry, then turned over to a bad music channel just as Clint was about to deliver the classic line. Punks.
I really liked the local Guatemalan staff members, great breakfasts! And generally some chances to meet some fun travellers
Great! Cosy and homely, many happy memories of our temporary family in this place...Guillermo, Alex, Juilietta et al are great, I love them...but especially Nilly :-)
I had a very happy two days here with surfers from all over. Friendly communal atmosphere and lovely roof terrace, very close to beach. The location is much more suitable for surfing rather than for partying, very close to La Punta breaks. Only average because there were no dorm lockers...but excellent value
When I was here the owner has away on holiday, so the place was being run by guests...which was pretty hilarious, especially as the bar was working on an honesty book system, overseen by a few permanently drunk Australians...it is close to one really nice beach, but not much else (though taxis are very cheap anyways)...I recommend it for a few nights for a bit of craic...
So happy I stayed here, staff are so friendly, dorms are spotless always, roof terrace is great for hanging out...very social place with good DVD collection for nights in with new friends. Good things happen here :-)
Thanks to Gabriel, Sophie et al. The hostel was very quiet when I was there, but it was perfect. The breakfast is delicious, it is close to the centre, the showers are good and the roof terrace is nice. I only have good things to say about this hostel!
I was literally the only person in the hostel during my stay, just before Cervantino festival. The staff are friendly, the view is very beautiful, the breakfast is excellent (including cactus). Although it was quiet it was a very nice stay, worth the 165 steps for certain...
I was only here one night, the staff were very helpful, but room 101 was like a bomb had gone off. In every way you could think of, the international travellers hostel on 9th street is better (I stayed there one week). Sorry south beach hostel, truth hurts.
If you are a solo traveller and thinking about booking here, stop thinking and just book it! This is hands down the perfect hostel for everything. So easy to meet people, have fun...so close to the beach, free food, friendly staff, clean rooms. Just do it!