I just recently got back from a month and a half studying in GTO and I lived at La Casa de Dante the entire time. And what I can say to sum up my experience is that I think about it everyday, I miss it everyday, and the family that owns and runs the hostel literally became my family. I miss them very much. La senora of the house, Irene, cooks an outstanding breakfast every morning, and even when I showed up at the table with a hangover, she would fix me a hangover remedy meal and juice. Her cooking was better than any restaurant in GTO, and the price of the hostel and the quality of the breakfast, you can’t beat La Casa de Dante. Dante, Irene’s sons were such sweeties. Her husband as well. We had many mornings where they would help me with my Spanish homework or with difficult words in the newspaper. They literally treat every guest like a member to the family. Irene also likes to sing, and one day we made salsa together. Her salsa requires blackening dried chilis and we were coughing, laughing and crying so hard... But it was worth it, because it’s the best salsa in town and we had so much fun.
One of my favorite things about la Casa de Dante is the location. It’s about a 15-20 minutes walk from the center and you have to walk up about 180 stairs. This sounds grueling, but I ended up losing about 12 lbs. on my trip. The walk to the center is really nice, and you pass Embajadores every day where the markets are set up and people are out and about shopping and walking around. I sincerely miss it so much. I looked at staying at places closer to the center, but my friends complained of a lot of noise (GTO is a very happening town) so being a little walk outside of town was a good decision. The walk is very safe, even late at night. I did it everyday 3 or 4 times a day and never had a single problem.
So if you are considering staying in GTO, you should defenitely consider La Casa de Dante. You will not regret it. The hostel also has an amazing terrace that you can barbecue on. It has an amazing view. One night we barbecued for the family to thank them for all their hard work. We sat up on the terrace and drank wine and ate dinner. It really is an amazing place with an amazing family. There’s no better place in GTO.
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- A great panoramic view and our famous Mexican breakfast is waiting for you in Casa de Dante, discover why many travelers decide to climb up 165 steps to find a bed with us; stay in a colorful private room or in a bed of our shared dorm.Further than good service and commodity, our hostel offers you a full furnished kitchen, Wi-Fi internet, laundry service, information and touristic tours, regional handicrafts and much more!Discover the best breakfast and best service only at La Casa de Dante ... more less
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