My husband and I recently stayed in the Palace's private room with a full bed. It was okay. The mattress are memory foam and aren't too bad... the bed frame is another story... every time my husband moved the whole thing sounded like it might come crashing down. Other than that it's not exactly the cleanest place I've ever stayed but it also wasn't the worse either. The bathroom's need some TLC from a plumber but you can only do so much and they were functional. Overall it was a good way to stay for cheap... it's close to the bus stop and easy to get to touristy places like Old San Juan. The staff is pretty easy going and will help you out with finding the bus, beach, etc. They also arrange tours of the rain forest with a private guy in the 40ish dollar range...I would recommend calling ahead and getting details about that a head of time. We missed out on it but it sounded like the best way to see the rain forest. Just a tip if you plan to take a taxi to the hostel from the airport be sure you have directions printed or use the GPS from a smart phone because the taxi driver's have no idea where they are going. Also, if you need a ride to the airport there is a taxi place right across the street that is easy and convenient to deal with.
- 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
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