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Hostel Alcatraz

Relox No.54, San Miguel de Allende ., Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I've stayed in the hostel for four nights and I really enjoyed my stay there. It was clean, and the staff is very friendly. There is a breakfast included which is nice. When I arrived I felt welcome from the first moment. There is a kitchen to cook and a place where you just can stay and meet other guests... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We only stayed for one night in the hostel. Since we left early in the morning we asked the day before whether they can prepare a small take-away breakfast which we found in the fridge the next morning. The stuff was friendly but the hostel almost empty. Clean room+kitchen. Free water and friendly stuff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After my taxi driver couldn't find the Iron House Hostel even with the exact address he dropped me off at Alcatraz, what a fortunate turn of events! fantastic hostel, friendly staff, fast internet. it fills up on the weekend so be sure to reserve a place but during weekdays its normally only a few regulars relaxing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The hostel was a last minute booking and I'm glad I made it. I was within two blocks of the city center and it was such a great value for how close it was. I was in a shared room with 3 other girls. There is one shared bathroom for 8 hostel guests and it was never a timing issue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I stayed at this hostel for ten days and loved it! Everyone that works at Hostel Alcatraz was so friendly, I felt like part of the family. I wore earplugs to bed, so the street noise didn't bother me, but if you want a very quiet room, ask to stay in the back of the hostel, away from the street.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I enjoyed my stay here. It is probably the most affordable place to stay in town. It is close to the main plaza and you can't get lost. The receptionist Jose and Rosa are my favorite people in San Miguel. They talk to you like friends not guests. This quaint hostel is clean and efficient. The owner has another hostel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I was at this hostel for ten days over the Christmas holidays and found this hostel clean, basic and centrally located. It was a very short walk on well lit street to the central plaza and most nights in the female dorm I had the room to myself. I would not agree with the review that said that the hostel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

Hostel Alcatraz is really the bare minimum... It's cheap, and very simple. The bad thing is that it's noisy. When I've been there, it smelt very very bad. We did not sleep well because of the noise and the bad quality of beds... But it is a good place for bagpackers, because of the price, but don't go there if... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

Stayed in the hostel for one day (which is enough for San Miguel de Allende). Online I booked for 120 MXN and paid 10% in advance. In the hostel, they did not know about my booking and instead I had to pay 140MXN and my deposit was gone, too. Well, 152MXN is still cheap for such a central location, but... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

Having arrived in SMA late at night, I was not sure what I was getting in to, when the taxi driver carried me from the bus station to the hostel. I got there around 10 pm. The staff was very friendly, my room was great, especially since I had it all to myself, (even the mattress was comfortable) and I... More 

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