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“The bare minimum” 3 of 5 stars
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Hostel Alcatraz
Relox No.54, San Miguel de Allende ., Mexico   |  
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Mexico DF
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The bare minimum”
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 you want to rest!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Berlin, Germany
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 not the right way to do business.

The rooms were clean and very simple. Be aware not to take a room next to the street. It is awful noisy and you will not sleep at all. Furthermore the neighbors enjoy partying a lot, which means fireworks during the night.

There is no WLAN, no breakfast.

The lady running the place is nice and friendly.

So, it is a cheap way to stay a night, just bring your earplugs.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ajijic, Mexico
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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 was able to stroll down the street to find something to eat. I slept very well, The next day I was delighted to see the charming courtyard, the great kitchen, the clean bathrooms, hot showers, and after walking around SMA for hours, to discover that the hostel is in the perfect location for walking everywhere, I was very happy! I met lots of great travelers from around the world. I highly recommend Hostel Alcatraz, and think it's a super bargain at $12 for a dorm bed.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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Address: Relox No.54, San Miguel de Allende ., Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Guanajuato > San Miguel de Allende
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 40 Specialty Lodging in San Miguel de Allende
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
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