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“Lovely place to stay in Oaxaca” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostel Don Nino

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Hostel Don Nino
Ranked #7 of 109 Specialty Lodging in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence
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2 reviews
“Lovely place to stay in Oaxaca”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Don Niño was perfect... Clean, comfortable, friendly and in a great location. Close to the bus station, downtown and still within walking distance to other neighborhoods of the city. It is right on a park that features festivals, music and markets weekly. The staff are friendly and helpful. The kitchen is functional and lovely, they offer laundry service too. I stayed for a month and it really felt like home. Great prices as well! Definitely a great option for a quick visit or a longer stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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munich
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This was my third time at the hostel. It is certainly one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in, friendly and professional staff, super clean, good breakfast in the restaurant included in the price, great kitchen and social area on the roof, free Mezcal shots every night at the bar, lots of amenities such as plasma screens and cozy corners, ample computers, opposite the park and the Friday market, and nearby the first bus station. Excellent value and I am looking forward to staying there again!

Room Tip: When the dorms are full it gets a bit crowded and stuffy. Try to get a room with the window facing...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank elyem
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Miami, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Great Hostel/hotel, ultra clean, friendly staff, wifi and internet access, awesome kitchen / social area on the roof, great breakfast, what else do you need? how about free Mezcal shots everynight at the bar! Private rooms cost a little more than dorms, as I was to stay for 4weeks I chose to keep my mess out and unpack my bag so opted for a single room & share the bathroom. At $350peso a night it was well worth it, had my own tv and fan, fresh bathtowel daily, and adequate size private room while still enjoying the social of other travellers in the communal areas. The staff are very friendly and helpful, thanks to all the guys on reception for making me feel at home and for all your advise for getting around Oaxaca and most of all, thanks for all the laughs. The hostel is located in a great location - everything is a walk away. Only negative is breakfast main meal is mostly always eggs, this would be great if only staying for a few days, but after 4 weeks, I dont want to see anymore eggs! Restaurant waiter & service was also excellent and attentive. I will definately be returning in future when I take up further Spanish classes.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed in a private room. It looked more like a hotel than a hostel room. It had TV, hair dryer, soap/shampoo... The shower was great. Breakfast was generous. The place is very clean. The wi-fi works in the rooms. Also, there's an ATM in the lobby, which is very handy.
Walking distance from the bus terminal. 10 minute walk to the main square.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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81 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

One of the best hostels in Mexico. The staff are very friendly and helpful there are great common areas and everything is very secure. The location is handy to town and the bus terminal so you dont need a taxi. The showers are excellent and they include towels and soap etc in the price. Everything here is done very well, does get a little hot sometimes but this is a minor complaint.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank anthony g
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Arrived late at night and picked Don Nino because it was close to the (long distance) bus station. So pleased we did - welcomed by the friendliest night porter I've ever met and very well looked after throughout the stay. The breakfasts are generous, the cable channels are extensive (and good for a bit of brain rest after pounding the streets / villages), the fans are effective and the garden at the back is very peaceful. It is on a lovely square with a Friday market and if the sound of bells from the nearby church is likely to bother you, take earplugs. Wholeheartedly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Donna T
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

I stayed there for 3 nights and people were friendly and the place is very very clean. All day long ladies are busy cleaning..
They prepare a towel, shampoo, conditioner and bodywasher for you.
So you don't need anything there.
Every morning they serve good meal with friut, egg, beans, coffee, cereal..ect..
Bed and blanket are clean and warm enough. Each bed has a night light so you won't bother other people to wake up at night
Also, the location is close to ADO bus station so you don't have to take a taxi. And, if you can just walk about 5~10mins, you can reach anywhere you want.
One thing I was a bit disappointed is that you have to pay for taking shower including using the internet after check out (50 pesos) / and if you need to do the laundary, it costs 40pesos/kg.

Room Tip: Any rooms are good even 12-bedroom is also perfect to stay.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hyosoon
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Property: Hostel Don Nino
Address: Pino Suarez 804 | Col.centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 109 Specialty Lodging in Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostel Don Nino 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You will receive a wide range of hotel services at Hostel Don Nino. Even the most sophisticated of your needs will be fulfilled. Hostel Don Nino offers you Hotel Rooms & Hostel Dorms in a period propertyrecently remodeled with contemporary facilities; opened in December 2008 located in a convenient and pleasant area away from the hustle and bustle of the central commercial district down but still inside the “Centro Histórico” Historic Area of the City. ... more   less 
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