I've stayed at the Beehive for around 4 weeks now while taking Spanish lessons, and it's really hard to leave. Sucre is lovely, comfortable, and easy, and so is the Beehive. The hostel comes to feel very quickly like home, and I've seen at least a couple of folks intend to stay a few days and end up staying two weeks (apparently, this is a common occurrence). It's also the perfect size, not too big or too small, and it's easy to make friends with the other guests. During my stay, I went on a few weekend trips out of Sucre with friends I made through the hostel.
Some specific pluses and minuses:
+Really great, big breakfast (choice of frittata/oatmeals/fruit salad during the week, pancakes and French toast on the weekend)
+Remarkably comfortable beds
+Field trips, easy to make friends with other travellers
+Amenities not to take for granted: stocked bathrooms, reliable wifi, hot showers (not tepid or lukewarm, but hot!), lockers, comfortable common areas
-There's only one private room for $35, so I'm sure there are cheaper options if you want your own room
-If you want a party hostel, this is not it. I went out a lot while I was here, but after midnight (weekdays) / 3 am (weekends), you need to let one of the volunteers/staff people know so someone can buzz you in when you get back.
-Really hard to leave!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We're a brand new international hostel, local community center, café, and cooperative. Our goal is to empower women and small businesses in Sucre to work together towards community economic development. We're located four blocks from the central plaza. Proceeds from our hostel help to support our community programs! Come be part of our family and book your bed today! ... more less
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