I stayed at El Hostal-Inn for a little over a week at the beginning of September, and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay in Guanajuato. The location is amazing- only a short walk from Las Momias, the incline to see La Pipila, Mercado Hidalgo, bars, and a plethora of picturesque cafes and restaurants. I literally couldn’t have asked for more, location-wise.
The owner, Raoul, is very friendly and knows the town very well, so he can help with any questions or advice on how to spend a day in the city. Also, very helpful- Raoul’s English is very good, which was wonderful for someone like me, who spoke very limited Spanish at the time of my trip.
The view from the rooftop patio is breathtaking. La Pipila is in perfect view, and the lights from the houses on the hills look like stars at night. It’s truly beyond words. Raoul has managed to collect some really adorable antiques to decorate the place with, which fits in well with the charm and bright colors of the town. The rooms are very spacious, and have lots of natural light. The common areas and kitchen are very nice, and I felt very at home.
El Hostal-Inn is clean and well-kept. I have no complaints to offer there, and this is coming from a particularly squeamish traveler. The shower is communal, so I would recommend flip flops, as with any public shower, but again, everything seemed very clean to me. No local fauna present inside, and a cleaning woman comes in daily.
I didn't read jgalvis's review prior to staying at El Hostal-Inn, and I'm glad, because it probably would have scared me away from this amazing place. All of GTO is hilly with narrow streets- that's unaviodable. Other than that, my experience was the mirror opposite of their description.
Coupled with very reasonable rates, and there’s really no reason not to stay here. I know I'll be coming back in the future.
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- The Hostal-Inn is a new place in Guanajuato downtown that offers an excelent option for you who wants visit the city and stay in a place that make you feel like you are home. ... more less
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