Me and my boyfriend decided to stay in Taganga for 2 weeks as a break from our long-term travels, as we needed some chill-out and scuba-diving time. After moving out from Casa Beula (dont go there) the first day, we found Techos Azules. It is recently renovated in a greek style, all in blue and white. It is really close to the beach, but far enough away from the town centre not to be disturbed by the loud music. There is a great chill-out area with hammocks and a sea-view across the bay. The internet worked most of the time, even in our room. There is a shared kitchen, which was very handy for us as we are travelling on a budget and was staying for a longer period of time. When we said we wanted to stay for 2 weeks, they gave us a great room at the top of the hostal, with superb view from the window. We had a shared bathroom and shower, but only had to share with one other room and it was right next to our room anyway. The place is very clean, they have cleaners changing the beds and cleaning the rooms every other day. There is no hot water in the shower, but you dont need that in Taganga. If you haggle with them, they will give you a better price - just be persistent. We found a better price on hostelbookers.com than the price they told us. They said the cheaper internet-price was for a room next to reception with no view. But in the end, as we were staying there longer, we got the room for 40000pesos.
Now for the negatives:
They tried to rip us off with the laundry, claiming that it is double the weight than it was. Check it beforehand, and dont trust that they weighed it properly. The guy in reception even said that they charged us more since they were not used to Europeans complaining... I mean come on...
The kitchen was not always clean.
There was rarely toilet paper in the bathroom, we had to keep asking for it.
The toilet did not flush a couple of times, but they fixed it quickly.
Some of the staff are rude and not very helpful.
The sheets on the bed did not really fit the mattress.
The wifi signal could be better.
However to us these were just minor problems, and I would not hesitate to stay there again or recommend this place to others.
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