Pluses: excellent local staff that are highly professional. The hammocks and the large courtyard are nice. A couple of suggestions: - there aren't enough outlets -- it would be great to have more outlets in the rooms (ideally one next to each bed) - (this is a general comment for hostels generally, but...) the ubiquity of wifi in hostels now is both convenient but also really toxic to social interaction. It would be nice to think about ways to combat this in designated areas
The Vietnamese family that runs this hostel is lovely. They are very welcoming and will go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need and more. The dorm is air-conditioned and perfectly comfortable. A great place for the price.
Phuoc, who works at the front desk, offers an amazing culinary tour of Can Tho 3 times per week (currently). He takes you to 3 different local restaurants, helps you order and explains how to eat each dish. You just pay for the food (cheap) and tip him whatever you think is appropriate. This was definitely a highlight of my time in Vietnam -- these are not places or dishes that you would find on your own. They're both delicious and very cheap. Phuoc is great! The hotel is too, incidentally.
good base for exploring bangkok. quieter neighborhood but not boring and close to transport. if you need to get a visa for burma it's a very convenient location.
The hostel itself is basic -- don't expect anything fancy. The real prize is the owner, Gail, who is extremely helpful and pleasant. There is a friendly vibe at this place, and it's a good place to rest your head in Petra.
This is a good choice in a great location -- walking distance to the old city, with the comforts of not being in the old city, and with great places (like the mehane yehuda market) close by. The hostel has plenty of young people, but also a good contingent of older people and even toddlers that give it a nice family vibe. Upstairs hangout area is large and well-equipped and free breakfast is tasty.
Front desk staff were, at times, standoffish and unreliable. For example, I gave three hours notice that I wanted to settle my bill and check out, yet it was not until the next morning that I was able to do so. Even then, the woman at the front desk had not yet done any calculations. As a result, we nearly missed our bus. My general impression was that the hostel sees such steady business that customer service is being neglected. Also, they should issue itemized receipts for transparency.
I have travelled all over the world, but you don't find "hostels" like this just anywhere. The courtyard is beautiful and the rooms have plenty of character, but the real bonus is the owner, Guillermo, who will stay up late talking with you and making you feel at home in Oaxaca and the world. Highly recommended.
- Avid Traveller
- Female, 18-24
- (16 reviews)
I have travelled all over the world and this is one of the best hostels I´ve stayed in. Good location, beautiful facility, tasty free breakfast, and nice people -- the bathrooms seem humane, even. As a plus the quesadillas at the hole-in-the-wall restaurant Las Escaleras across the street are amazing and cheap. Highly recommended.
nothing spectacular, but the location is good and the staff is very friendly and helpful. the bathrooms get a bit dirty by the end of the day. recommended.
Nice hostel but I also stayed in The Claddagh Hostel and found it much friendlier
This hostel was great, the people who work there are great especially the tall handsome Irish guy with the glasses ( Dave I think ). Marco was great aswell but not so much the short scruffy Aussie boy!
quite run down but staff is friendly and excellent
not as fantastic as oasis in lisboa but still a good choice for granada. staff is nice, but the free internet is really slow and normally not working. the dinners every other night are cheap and usually fantastic, a good place to meet people. recommended
best hostel i\'ve been anywhere in the world. the staff is as fantastic as the city. the hostel is far nicer than my house. just go.