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Santa Fe International Hostel
1416 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505   |  
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Non-Profit My...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

First off, you can stay in a nice hotel on the same street for about $32 a night. Cheap base-rate but charged up the * after for dumb stuff. No receipt given.

NOT a normal hostel. Must clean hostel yourself (mop and sweep your floor of your room plus do one extra "chore," i.e. clean common bathroom). The problem: none of the other residents are reliable cleaning-people, so you are basically cleaning years worth of nastiness. The prices are not cheap enough to compensate for the severe sanitation problems and the hard cleaning labor.

I would not place the woman that runs the place in the "just a rude, nutty, slightly cultish, corrupt, petty (yet ultimately harmless and nevertheless a great character in a travel story) hostel owner/manager" category. I would put her in the "tell your friends to stay away" category. Your typical sketchy and disgusting American hostel but even sketchier and grosser than that.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2008

We were looking for a place and realized there was an event in town so settled on this hostel since we were on a budget. They wouldn't let us see a room before we checked in and within minutes of checking in to our room (and paying) we realized it was a dump and there was no way we could stay there. We went to the front desk and said we could not stay there and they would not refund our money We called our friend who lives in town and when she talked to the owner he told her to go XXXX herself and was extremely rude. They would not refund us even though we didn't even get settled. We had to eat the $35 for our 25 minutes of being there. The place is gross and I would not recommend it to anyone. What a wonderful way to welcome us to the city of Santa Fe. Beware of this place and the owner.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — everything
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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carracar, President, board of directors at Santa Fe International Hostel, responded to this review, July 20, 2010
The Hostel staff is rather proud of our Initial Trip advisor review. Lodging in town was packed as there was large event...The member checked in, accepting the room offered with out complaint... As soon as the door closed, the member,having obtained a secure place to stay,apparently started phoning other properties for a cancellation...Some time later,having found a place where they would rather stay... There was a return to reception and a demand made for refund... following our written and posted policy, none was offered...the member then placed a call (as we recall) to the operator of the property they hoped to stay at. This individual phoned our desk & had at us ... Yes, we firmly pushed back..The Santa Fe international Hostel is a ethical & humane intended community for travelers where a promise made, is a promise kept. The member attempted to operate from a different viewpoint...And finally, was invited to leave the property...Preston Ellsworth,Board Chairman. Hostal Int'l De Santa Fe
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34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

Owner is a bit rude, the premises are average, as anything you might expect in any Hostel.

Stayed September 2006
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Address: 1416 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505
Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
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Ranked #14 of 21 Specialty lodging in Santa Fe
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