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“Best Value for Private Room/Bathroom in Oaxaca” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cielo Rojo Hostel, Oaxaca

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Cielo Rojo Hostel, Oaxaca
Xicotencatl 121, Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #20 of 89 Specialty Lodging in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Westport, Connecticut, United States
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“Best Value for Private Room/Bathroom in Oaxaca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I stayed at the Cielo Rojo in August, a few weeks after they opened. In addition to traditional hostile-style bunkbeds, they also offer private rooms. I stayed in a huge, immaculately clean private room with ensuite bathroom that was very quiet and comfortable. This made it perfect for me as a solo female traveler because I had the security and privacy of a hotel room all while getting to enjoy the social atmosphere of a hostile environment. During my stay I met most of the other guests (from all over the world) at breakfast, which is nutritious and plentiful. Hosts Efrain and Mauricio were gracious, knowledgeable, and incredibly helpful. I had a problem with my bank back in the U.S. and they bent over backwards to help me straighten it out in no time. I am well traveled and tend to shy away from goofy-gringo outtings, but they set me up on a wonderful half-day tour that was economical and the highlight of my trip. I will definitely stay here again on my next visit to Oaxaca.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
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Mendoza, Argentina
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The staff are extremely friendly and will go out of their way to help you. The Day of the Dead festival meant the hostel was fully booked and we were a little silly in not prebooking....the staff did everything they could to help us out and were very kind in doing so.
Key points:
*Wifi is everywhere (can be weak sometimes, depending where you are - same in all places)
*Hot showers and clean bathrooms! (It can take a while for the water to get hot though!)
*Breakfast is included (bread/toast, coffee, yoghurt, fruit, granola - help yourself style!)
*Kitchen - hobs only with pans (would recommend getting a couple more pans and maybe a microwave)
*Linen was basic but good - towels are NOT provided
*Beds were a little uncomfortable but OK
*Rooms at the front can be a little noisy due to traffic etc
*Pool table - not something you get in most places.
*One PC for internet
The general atmosphere was great! I would recommend they start a book exchange as a plus!

Thanks for a wonderful stay. You guys were fantastic hosts!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Guess it is my first review in Trip Advisor. But really worth it!

This hostel was an welcome surprise during my stay in Oaxaca: not only due to the staff (so helpful and kind in every single moment we needed them) as the hostel itself: clean, safe, well located (just a few blocks from Zocalo).

Guess the staff makes all the difference: we feel welcome, and maybe that`s why the atmosphere were so cool.

Don`t know yet if I will be back in Oaxaca next year. But if I do, would stay there again. No doubt about that.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

This place is clean and airy. Close enough to the town centre. The staff are very helpful. The rooms are clean. The only downside is the bathrooms in the dorm where the shower is over the toilet, never a good idea!
I would recommend this place it has a nice feel.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

4 of us stayed at that hostel for a couple of days and as much as we loved the location and the amazing service, the beds in this hostel are the most uncomfortable beds ever. You can feel every single spring of the bed and they were shaky as! We were in two different rooms, the one facing to the back of the hostel was nicer and quiter than the one facing the street (it also had wooden bunk beds and they were more stable than the ones in the other room).
We would definitely stay there again though, because we felt very safe and loved everything apart from the beds :)

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Wonderful place, amazing atmosphere i meet a lot nice people, courteous staff and very nice! Do not think twice and came here if you visit in oaxaca!
graciasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ingolstadt, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Excellent location, very clean, everything new, really nice and helpful owners (and the family :)), good breakfast, free computer and wifi. There are some things they still have to arrange, but as they opened in July it's obvious that there's a lot to do.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cielo Rojo Hostel, Oaxaca

Address: Xicotencatl 121, Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 89 Specialty Lodging in Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the best hostel of OaxacaLet us show you the magic of the city! Alone or in group, meet other cool travellers, in the most popular and central hostel :) A young, cultural, social responsible, and environmental friendly hostel in the heart of Oaxaca. TOP INFORMATION- Free computer / WiFi everywhere- Book exchange- Fruity Breakfast included- Clean Linen and Towels included- Huge bathrooms!- Green patio / Roof sun area- Luggage storage- Lockers in dorms and common areas- Pool table and board games- Laundry service- Full kitchen- Beer sold in hostel- Best staff- Gay friendly- Cultural hostelCulture: We love spreading Oaxaca's culture and our surrounding indigenous towns. Committed with sustainability and social responsibility we host indigenous languages courses in hostel / fiel trips every week. We also support and work directly with the mixe indigenous region. And work together with Guelaguetza dancers, mixe musicians, and traditional music groups. Besides the usual tours, we offer independent information and alternative routes regarding nature, ecology, gastronomic, beach, rural, and cultural issues. ... more   less 
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