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“Just one night ”
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Los Amigos Hostel
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
1 review
“Just one night ”
Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

I arrived in the late afternoon there.
I just like a little piece of heaven there. A really good backpacker Haven just like you somewhere like Gili island in Indonesia. Warm way friendly people.
Taking time to introduce you and explaining everything, even if you just stay for one night. You can buy some little  stuff if you are missing anything for a really fair price.  Not like other place where they want making quick money,here was at first the special aura of peace and relax.
If I  travel again alone in Tenerife, sure I will stay here for more nights.

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

I spent about a week in this hostel. The atmosphere is great, everyone is friendly and it is easy to mix with fellow guests and that seems due to the friendly staff and hostel owners.
What. I liked: The comfortable roofed common area with its sofas etc. outside the main building but within the walls. The free hard boiled eggs in the morning at breakfast time. The friendly staff. The dorms were surprisingly quiet. Each bed had it's own light and power outlet ( for charging your smart phone etc.).
What I did not like: The big issue was the showers/ bathrooms though. There were three showers, one of which was better than average for a hostel and the other two were at or below average. There was nowhere else to go to the toilet or to brush teeth, so it was often necessary to wait for a shower. Since the best shower is downstairs and the other two upstairs, you could easily loose your place in line just by going upstairs ( or down) to see if the others were available. Also, one of the upstairs showers was not quiet private, so the females did not always feel they had to take that one. If showers and toilets were separated it would help and since they are on different floors maybe there should be a system of "taking a number" so as to make it easy to get the next available shower.
Anyway, that's my only complaint.Everything else ( including some organised tours and some free meals etc.) was great. I would definitely recommend this hostel.

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay in Los Amigos. The hostel has a very special atmosphere and people working there are very friendly and helpful. We loved the "relaxing area" outside and especially the music playing there. We also loved the surrounding.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Ok its a hostel, and you get what you pay for with hostels. This was the second visit after my first 12 months ago and it was as welcoming as the last.
I've stayed in some pretty good hotels that don't welcome guests as well as they do here. They take the time to explain how it works and are always on hand to offer advice about the island. I stay here when i arrive - do what I have to do and again when I leave, always a pleasure. If you make the effort to talk to people you'll meet some interesting folk, with tips and suggestions that will make your stay on the Island more rewarding. Clean, friendly, efficient and relaxing and one of the best. I shall return. Glen - Scotland

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This was such a lovely, unexpected surprise. The combination of calm, relaxed, organised tranquility was so welcome. All the staff were outstandingly friendly on arrival, and within hours I found myself out having tapas with 20 new friends....all organised by the hostel. The hostel has managed to achieve a communal vibe, which is also well thought through - from the goodwill arrangement for drinks and snacks, to the recycling facilities, clean pool and gym. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Cheap and Cheerful! This hostel was much more than we expected. We were only here for one night as a place to crash on the way to airport. We chose it for price and proximity to airport... but when we arrived we found a great atmosphere, lovely outdoor chillout space, surf lessons, (small) swimming pool, instruments, all you can eat complimentary breakfast and friendly staff! We actually wished we were staying longer! The hostel puts on lots of activities which people can get involved in like Tapas nights, moonlight walks and communal meals. Lots of little details are thought of by the people who run the hostel, like the availability of bikes, snorkels, towels, earplugs and a tiny shop with essentials like beer and pasta. The only downside was that we stayed on a saturday night and the mixed dorm rooms were full of people going out partying, who then came back loudly at various different times. This would be a great place to stay if you want to party, meet interesting people and are happy with a communal atmosphere. If you want peace and quiet, I advise you to book one of the private rooms. This hostel is great for budget holidays, solo travellers and fun.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

The hostel is packed of 'volunteers' working for the hostel and the treatment wasn't warm or familiar. Since it's a small place, I'm sure there's no need of having like 10 or more 'volunteers' working in there. Probably there's nothing wrong with it, but since they're walking around without doing nothing, some of them without even having a shower, I would say that's not a big deal. Once we get into the hostel at night and all of them remained looking at us as we walked in without saying nothing...that was very uncomfortable. Not a really clean place at all, but at least we could sleep well and I must say the breakfast was quite good.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Francesco L, Manager at Los Amigos Hostel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Hello there.

First of all, of course thank you for an honest review.
We need to hear all opinions to adjust our flaws.

It is sad that we failed on this occasion this badly,
we are very sorry that your experience with our place wasn´t good :(

Now surely the number of workers shouldn´t have a negative value on us ;)

And to point that the part about -not showering- sounds really strange.
Because everybody here does shower :)

Of course we would like to have you again at our small place
and hopefully we could this time present the true spirit of Los Amigos :)
Which aims to create an enjoyable and memorable experience to everyone :)
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Property: Los Amigos Hostel
Address: Calle Giralda 9 | La Mareta, 38612 El Medano, Tenerife, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > El Medano
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in El Medano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Los Amigos Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A villa on the beach (200m) where we live: globetrotters which the aim to create a meeting point for openminded travelers and friends (so "los amigos")Proximity the airport, wifi, swimming pool, lounge area garden with BBQ, full equipped kitchen, artistic deco, full info for visiting the island, is just a part of what we would like to offer you...mainly our smile and warm welcome to Tenerife!Join our Hostel and become a member of our group of Los Amigos :) ... more   less 
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