I really enjoyed my stay at this small, quaint hostel. The staff were amazing (Max is my hero), and I enjoyed the diversity of the other travelers here. After staying a couple of days, you really start to feel a sense of family/community. The rooms were comfortable and the water was hot and pressure was very good. I enjoyed the short walk to all of the restaurants and markets, however, I wouldn’t recommend staying here if you aren’t willing to walk .5 miles to get to these things. I would definitely stay at Azul Cielo again. Thank you to the staff that made every bit of my experience more meaningful and enjoyable.
Oaxaca is a great city and this hostel the perfect place to stay while visiting it. I enjoyed it very much. The atmosphere is great and it's easy to meet other travelers. The bar is nice and the staff friendly and helpful. They organise great tours, highly recommendable and the facilities are great as well. It's a bit further away from the bus terminal but still in a good walking distance from the "city centre". The breakfast was great and varied each day with a local typicality. I'd stay again!
This was a really nice place with great clean rooms & bathroom. Fantastic vibe. Friendly very helpful staff and good value for money. Lovely garden area, terrace bar and rooftop. The breakfast was particularly amazing. Would definitely recommend a stay here.
5 stars for the price! $35 a night for a private room with a bathroom, breakfast and good wifi, you can't beat that! It's located in a quiet residential neighborhood so when I came home at night around 7pm the streets were empty and very dark, there's minimal lights on the streets so you have to be very careful of the uneven sidewalks. I could walk blocks and not pass anyone and that would made me feel uneasy. This hostel is not quiet. See they put couches outside the second floor rooms so people staying in the shared rooms downstairs can come upstairs and have their "private" phone calls in front of your room. There's no sound barrier because there's a window on top of your door so they are talking so loud you can hear every word clearly inside your room. Then the bar plays loud music until 11pm even though no one is there. (I see another review complained about the same thing) It was 50 degrees at night so who wants to sit at an outdoor bar? On top of that the neighbor's dog barked non-stop at night and even as early as 6am in the morning. So if you don't need a quiet place to sleep, this place will work for you. The hostel keeps the front door clocked. So when I arrived I couldn't figure out where to go. You have to step over the door to enter which is not convenient with a suitcase. Also be prepared to carry your heavy suitcase up the stairs to your room as no one offers to help. There's no suitcase rack in the room. The hostel gives you a key to the front door so you can enter afterwards. They also take your photo. The room has horrible yellow fluorescent lighting that irritates your eyes and you can't see details when putting on your makeup in the mirror. The shower and toilet share the same floor so all will be wet. You do NOT get a fresh towel during your stay. The towel is so hard it felt like it was dried outside on a line. The bathroom also has a window so I showered in the dark because I didn't know if people outside my room could see through it. They give you filtered water in your room but no fridge. The hallway light is not always turned off and that light illuminated your entire room since there's a window over your door. The curtains to the street are very thin so the sun shines into your room first thing in the morning. The TV remote didn't work. Breakfast was delicious, it consists of enfrijoladas, flakes cereal, chamomile tea (bring your own if you want another flavor), coffee, fruit, and tiny toast with butter. You eat outside so bring something warm to wear because it's 50 degrees in the morning. The hotel is under construction, I think they are expanding and building more rooms. The one night it was warm enough to go to the bar, I discovered that the menu doesn't have any flavored margaritas and it took the bartender 20 minutes to make a margarita that was overfilled with ice and no straw. There's a nail salon right across the street from the hostel and a vegetarian restaurant a couple blocks away - Verde Vegano. And a nice juice bar - Santa Hierba. It's a 15 min walk to the zocalo and a 30 min walk to the Templo Santo Domingo.…
Booked a private room with private bathroom. Great clean room, nice bathroom with hot water. Room had a terrace area as well which was great. Staff are all friendly. Only negative is thin curtains and sky light which do let early morning light into room, even with that would definitely stay here again!