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Hostal Ambar Backpackers

Mercado # 554, entre av. Canoto e Isoso, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

very strange owner.he cant look you in the face and is always too busy to help you.i cant beleive he was a backpacker.he turns off wifi at 11 pm..and turns it on at 8 pm..u pay 45bs..if u want to ave and just sleep then its ok..

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

The hostel is located a 15 min walk from the main plaza. It's a dark hole when you enter, but the upper rooms are better. The staff is playing games all day on his computer. There is just 1 hot shower and you have to pay for it. There is a pool, but without water. And finally, now atmosphere. But,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I wrote a long review then deleted it becquse all i have to say is this, the rooms, facilities and by far worst of alll the manager. A serioisly rude, unhelpful man. You want a.clean towl, a.fixed toilet/shower or you want to use rhe net... This guy is the rudest miwt hate filled sociopath ive met in any hostel ive... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

For a simple good nights rest in Santa Cruz you can not ask for better. If you want more such as food, use of the kitchen (bring your own pots, pans, plates, cutlery and fridge), internet access or hot water - look elsewhere. It's a clean and quiet place which is cheap to sleep in. There did appear to be... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

The location of this hostel is ok. It's an easy walk to the main square. It felt safe enough walking around at night. We got in at 8am and were exhausted and they let us into a room straight-away, which is a plus. However the room was so musty and moldy-smelling that we couldn't stay there for the night. After... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

I had a very disapointing experience at this place when after leaving the room keys at reception got back to find my mobile phone and a brand new expensive t shirt gone, stolen... claims at reception had no effect at all and the didn´t show the minimum concern about the theft even I threatened to report the case to police.... More 

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