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“A Hostal like home”
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El Quijote
Ranked #20 of 123 Specialty Lodging in Oaxaca
Reviewed April 10, 2012

I stayed in this hotel with my family during last eastern and in the beginning I was affraid that it was a Hostal. After I get to the hotel I was pleasantly surprised with the incredible attention from the owner to guide thru the city, a really clean hotel and bedrooms and a great location, only few blocks from the city downtown.

In the beginning is really hard to find the hotel, as the entrance is really small, but if you follow the street's numbering you'll find the small entrance with the Quijote image at the top.

I really appreciated the guidance from the owners for resturants, markets and important places to visit and how to get there.

I really recommend this place.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

This place was more like an upscale hostal that a hotel; if you don't mind the minimalism, it's great. Located in the slightly less desirable south-of-the-Zocalo area of Oaxaca, but less than 10 minutes safe walk to all the city sights. Very clean but very basic rooms. Tile/concrete construction plus noisy co-residents can lead to a bit of noise inside, but very little outside noise filtered into my room. Directly across the street from the collectivo services to Monte Alban and other surrounding Zapotec ruins. Owners are a very sweet couple (who speak no English, but understand a bit). You'll not find anything better for the money in Oaxaca.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

Stayed in double private ensuite room. Cute pink Mexican style. Clean. Owners were very committed and earnest and keen to help. About 5 mins walk to the Zocalo central area. Bring the balance in cash when you arrive as they don't take card.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2010

Fair play to the owner we arrived in oaxaca very and we got him outa bed and got sorted with a room we didnt care where we stayed that night unfortunatly we stayed here another 2 nites because we didnt find anywhere else the next day but didnt try too hard the girls i was with were happy dont get me wrong its spotless and very clean but just no fun could be had.there is better hostels in oaxaca and we found one on our last night. The place is ran by a couple and the man was sound and helpful and very friendly but cant say same for woman every time she saw us she jumped down our throats wanting money if we were going to stay its not really possible to sneak out of there the way its set up so i dont know what her problem.i was using the internet downstairs and went up to get a pen she ate the face off my friends saying id ran off without paying.she was just obsessed with money so we didnt book any tours with her or buy anything in their shop!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 25, 2010

This is a good place to stay if your going to Oaxaca for a few days. I stayed in a private room with bathroom, it had tv with cable so it was pretty much like staying at a hotel room. The bathroom was very clean. They give you clean towels and sheets.
The owners are nice people. The place is not too big, it doesn't really have common areas except for the terrace which we couldn't use much due to the rain.

The location is ok, a few blocks from downtown, and from the food market which is a good thing. The only thing i didn't like personally is that they make it look like a cheap hotel too because they have a banner outside that says Hotel, and right next to it, another one that says Hostel, so you can find people from all ages in the dorms.

The hostel is quiet.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2010

I stayed here for one night, then moved to hostel del mercado but regretted it! The owners live upstairs and are so friendly and helpful. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean. Only complaint is that they were a little warm. No a/c but opening the windows and the fan worked for us. Would recommend this hostel first to anyone traveling to oaxaca city on a budget.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 5, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2016, traveled as a couple
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Address: Cerrada de Mina Centro 511, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
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Ranked #20 of 123 Specialty Lodging in Oaxaca
Number of rooms: 18
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