I got a room here when the hostel I was booked into with my travelling companion didn't have a second spare room. All the rooms face into a balconied internal courtyard which is quite nice but not nearly as nice as the real outdoor courtyard at Hostel de la Rosario which is just across the road, only $2 more and better in every respect. The first issue I had is that they permit smoking in the internal courtyard and on the balconies which in an enclosed space which means it gets into the rooms. Great for smokers I suppose but I cant stand the smell.
The staff seem friendly enough if somewhat disinterested but again that's fine. The real issue was trying to sleep and i'm not a light sleeper. The bed was comfortable but almost comically squeaky. Disconcertingly so if you're alone, embarrassing loud if if you have company. Worse still is the walls dividing rooms are paper thin. I was woken continually from early in the morning by, I'm not sure what but it, sounded like workmen gutting the rooms around mine. Finally I gave up on trying to sleep when woken again by 2 architects knocking on my door continually but hesitantly for half an hour before 10 o'clock. Apparently their "need" to measure the room was important than my privacy and sleep. The management must have let them in despite it being well before check out time.
I'm shattered, envious of my companion who had a great time and slept well at Hostel de la Rosario and will lose half a day in this fantastic city catching up on lost sleep.
If $2 matters, you can sleep through anything and you like the smell of cigarette smoke then the price is quite cheap. But I wouldn't stay here again.
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