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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Staff and people staying here were so fun and loving. Everyone is there for a good time and they love to go out and have a little fun. Besides no A/C, I loved staying here. They are the best hostel we stayed in! The upstairs bunks are a little more relaxed and quite whereas the downstairs is a little more... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I was already skeptical when I arrived at the palace and found a grungy looking, dirty entrance with bra lying on the floor of the entrance. The staff greeted us unenthusiastically, and brought us to our room, telling us that it was "having a mosquito problem." The room was actually filled with mosquitos -- more than I've ever seen in... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I'm an experienced traveler and have stayed in many backpacker hostels. Although the staff here is friendly and welcoming this place is really gross. For 50 dollars, you might get your own room but you are still sharing a bathroom with many other people and layers of filth were really disgusting. The walls are very thin so it's hard to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely had times I will never forget and met people I will never forget here. Amazing people, amazing sights and beaches nearby, very lovely environment if youre looking to relax and have fun. So cool. Did not want to leave. Much love to all of the staff, volunteers and visitors of The Palace Hostel.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Cool European staff... Funny American one..borrowing money from a traveler?! Me?. If your looking for art district this is the spot..it's safe here always someone on duty.. There is no breakfast through no free towels no coffee or tea..zero..5 dollars key deposit..3 dollar lock..byo.. It's for a art lover x street murals..cool vibe....3.2

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

For this price don't expect decent accommodation. Generally, the place looks very messy. Filthy fridge and kitchen. There is much to be desired about the bathrooms too. If you plan budget one night stay this place is ok and, of course, if you are between 18 and 45 years old.

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Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Let's get a few things out of the way first: -This is NOT a hotel -Breakfast is basic (toast, peanut butter, jams, coffee, juices) -It's in a questionable, thought not necessarily unsafe, part of town (I remember walking to the store two blocks away past half-naked hookers on street corners and homeless people squatting to take a dump in the... More 

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Mountain View, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

1. There was no way to reach our room from the main entrance without going through an open-air area and it was raining heavily 2. The number of electrical sockets was not sufficient enough for everyone to charge their phones. This is pretty weird, in this age of smartphones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

It was my first time in Puerto Rico and the staff was so helpful! They know exactly where to direct you for great places to eat, hang out, and for a good price. As well as the staff has no problem going the extra mile to make sure you are settling in well. If there is any problem, the manager... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Here you can stay for longer in San Juan and relax your wallet while not having to stress over lack of cash. Palace is in a Safe Residential neighborhood, and have had not incidents happen to me since I have been coming here. It's great for the solo traveler or the couple who want to focus on the romance of... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Most people come to a Hostel to do 2 things which are SOCIALIZE and SLEEP! For that reason we have the LARGEST hostel in San Juan with the MOST Public social space to mingle and meet fellow travelers! And for your Comfort and Sleep we Have Memory foam Beds and A/C in Every room! We are the Closest Hostel to Condado, which is the most popular Beach/surfing/swimming area in all of San Juan! We are also the closest hostel to Miramar which has Eateries and a movie theater. For your Beverage convenience we are located within 50 Meters of a Beer and Liquor Store! And for your transportation convenience we are across the street from A Taxi Station! We have 3 SEPERATE outside social areas to meet fellow travelers! Your stay includes: FREE Hostel Breakfast! FREE linens & towels FREE Wi-Fi in all of the rooms FREE usage of our Security Lockers FREE Board games FREE Memory foam beds (only hostel in San Juan that offers quality Bedding!) FREE 24 hr Local Calls FREE Coffee and Tea FREE Luggage storage FREE Air Conditioning in ALL bedrooms! When choosing your Hostel be careful to choose a hostel Located in a central Location! Not one that is located near one attraction that can be covered in one day! Which makes traveling to the other more 'island' type Activities such as Beach activities somewhat difficult. We are centrally located to beautiful beaches, supermarkets , restaurants but away from noisy touristy places so you can sleep Peacefully! Your Comfort is our # 1 Goal and our entire hostel is designed around this concept which most hostels around the world drastically lack! We are the only Hostel in Puerto Rico with a State of the Art Video Surveillance system and 24 hour a day Locked security gates and windows! Credit cards now accepted! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Palace Hostel

Address: 666 Calle Suau, San Juan 00907-3617, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range: $29 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Palace Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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