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El Quijote

Mina 511 Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Emilio and Marta Escobar, the owners/operators, are warm, helpful people. The hostel is centrally located, and as noted in another review, buses to Monte Alban and to the outlying cemeteries (we visited during the Day of the Dead festivities) are across the street. Tickets for the tours can be bought at the reception/office. Shared kitchen facilities are available, although we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Lovely hostel, loved the decoration in it, the attention to the smallest details, and the owner playing jazz music on a Saturday morning. I'd go back if once again in Oaxaca and I definitely recommend it.

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Thank Alex5350
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in June (2014) the owners/hosts are very friendly and gave us great advice on where to go and where not to go. Our room was great with a clean shared bathroom. Right opposite the hostel is Hotel Rivera de angles where you get the shuttle to monte alban for 60 pesos. Food markets are... More 

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3 Thank Jenna and Scott L
Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

The owner Emilio is really friendly and helpful. The hotel feels really safe with a gate that remains locked at all times and only guests can enter. The room is very clean with a fan, safety deposit box and water provided. We had a shared bathroom there are 2 separate rooms each with toilet and shower so wasn't a problem.... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a private room with a shared bathroom for 5 nights, the entire place is clean and comfortable and the bathrooms are kept immaculate! The hosts are very helpful and kind and gave us plenty of directions and recommendations. Located in downtown, a short walk to the Market and the Main Square.

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1 Thank jessicajoshua
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I stayed here 6 nights on a working holiday, the room was very clean, tastefully decorated and comfortable and even big enough to include a table and armchair. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating and brought me coffee early every morning while I was working! The wifi signal is excellent. The shared bathroom was okay for the first few... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I booked into this hostale for 2 nights in February 2014, and chose it because of the reviews I read here. I can only echo what most people say - Emilio and Marta are lovely, very helpful, full of information - just ask and they will recommend where and what to eat, I followed up their recommendations and was pleased... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights in December 2013. We might choose here again if we haven't happened to know the ugly attitude of old owner couple. First of all, I understand why many people recommended this hotel. It has nice rooms, clean and cozy. And the cleaning ladies are so hardworking to make the rooms neat.... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

As some people have already said, don Emilio and his wife are the real stars of this tiny hotel. Always helpful, with a smile on their faces and ready to give you all kinds of information about the area. My spotless room was quite large, with two single beds and a fan on the ceiling. I got a bottle of... More 

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2 Thank JG_Vermeulen
Vancouver, B.C.
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed at El Quijote for two nights at the end of August, and we were very pleased to be here. El Quijote is not a large hotel with concierge or reception but more like a large family home. It is very secure and arriving at 7am after the night bus from Tuxtla Guiterrez, the front door... More 

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