I enjoyed my recent stay in CasArte Takubamba. The facilities are great, and there's a funky, eclectic vibe from the artwork that lines the walls and peppers the common areas. I stayed in a three-person dorm which was clean and had comfy beds. We enjoyed a large common space with shared with one other room (a private double), and our own bathroom. The common area had a kitchen, but there were signs instructing us to use the kitchen out by the beautiful garden area and TV room, which is where breakfast is served.
Internet was fast and pretty reliable in the common spaces, and although it was available in our room, it was a bit spotty. Breakfast was good with an egg (your choice of fried or scrambled), fruit salad and juice added to the usual bread and jam. The staff was very friendly, and there was a bit of a quiet vibe around this hostel - perfect for couples, small groups, or solo travelers who want a bit of privacy, but it wasn't the perfect place to meet other travelers.
There were a few minor quirks. The bathrooms were quite small with the shower head sort of jutting out from the wall, which meant that most of the bathroom got wet when someone took a shower. Most of us took night showers so the room dried by the morning, but it was a bit awkward when someone washed up during the day - wet toilet paper included. The kitchen is outside, and although there's a roof over most of the cooking area, it got a little cold when we decided to cook a group dinner one night. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this place, but I thought I'd mention those things which surprised me when I moved in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostal CasArte TakubambaWelcome to our family run hostel were you can rest and relax, or maybe participate in some of the workshops: theater, painting, ceramics or playing Latin guitar. The hostel is an old house with lots of atmosphere localized in the historical centre in Sucre. It used to be the home of our grandparents and is now totally restored and upgraded to modern standards. We have single, double and triple rooms all with private bathrooms. We serve breakfast and during the day you can make your own coffee or small snack at our guest kitchen in the courtyard. You can also visit the art gallery where local artists share their creativity and inspiration with us. If you enjoy cooking you are also welcome to use our traditional Andean stone oven. The smells and flavors are unique and its perfect to make everything from bread to pizza to meat and vegetables. Welcome and enjoy your stay!SERVICES - Breakfast, Hot-gas powered showers, WiFi, Towels, Guest kitchen,Check in 1:00 PM,Check out 11:00 AM - Special prices for weeks, months and longer stays. The hostel is only 450 meters away from the main square, localized within the historic city center, on a quiet street. The main supermarket, cinema, ATMs, travel agencies are located 200 meters from the hostel. We are 350 meters from Nicolas Ortiz, the street where you will find cafes, restaurants, bars, concerts, "Fiesta" at night in the city. At almost every corner nearby you can grab a taxi or jump on or of the minibuses that takes you around the town.-From the bus station 5 minutes by taxi and 15 minutes by bus -From the airport 10 minutes by taxi -From the main square a 5 minute walk -From the Central Market 7 minutes walk ... more less
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