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Hostal Casa del Sol Oaxaca
Ranked #7 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Oaxaca
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4 reviews
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“great, mellow & welcoming place to stay”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

I chose this hostal from the vibe and image that appears on their website.. it was just as it looked! Super mellow, very friendly and very beautiful space.. i stayed as a single woman in the mixed/co-ed dorm room with about 4 other guys and felt totally safe,, everyone is just doing their own thing, but it also feels like a mini-community..there are lockers in the rooms for each person's valuables..staff is super kind and lay out breakfast for you every day..
I will recommend this place to my friends and family..excellent little oasis in the city..

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Guillerm0_Mend0za, Propietario at Hostal Casa del Sol Oaxaca, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Hello Margaret Thank you so much for your comment. We are so glad that your stay had been good in our hostel. We hope see you again and have a nice day.
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87 reviews
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Going to Oaxaca I followed TripAdvisor rating for the choice of hotel, as I usually do. We were looking for something nice for a long weekend, so we went to see Casa del Sol becuase it's rated #2 out of 107. But we found out that it is not a hotel at all, more like a b&b or a youth hostel. Got greeted by a very aloof member of staff. The inside patio was very low key, definitely not well-kept. As it was saturday, they were almost booked up, so we got offered a room with no windows and with a shared bathroom. True enough the rate was low, again probably fitting to a b&b or hostel category, not a hotel. We did not stay.

Again, beware with expectations.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guillerm0_Mend0za, Propietario at Hostal Casa del Sol Oaxaca, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
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Muchas gracias por su comentario. Estamos abiertos a recibir comentarios positivos y negativos. Lamentamos que no hayan podido leer con atención nuestra información ya que nuestro nombre es HOSTAL Casa del Sol, sabemos que muchas personas no conocen la diferencia entre un Hotel y un hostal; somos más parecidos a B&B, aunque lo decimos en español Hostal. Estamos muy lejos de ser un hotel. Pero nos sentimos muy orgullosos de ser un hostal y difícilmente aspiramos a ser un Hotel. Tanto en nuestras fotos como en la descripción se anota que tenemos habitaciones con baño compartido, áreas comunes y dormitorios. No deseamos engañar a nadie. Estamos convencidos que no siempre el lujo y el servilismo no es sinónimo de calidad. Nuestro personal está capacitado para atender a las personas con educación y cortesía. Si estamos en el puesto número 2 de tripAdvisor, es gracias a los comentarios de huéspedes y a nuestra calidad como hostal, que valoran la sencillez, la limpieza, buen servicio y sobre todo el respeto. Nos parece irresponsable hacer una crítica sin haberse alojado y simplemente haciendo un juicio a priori. Los viajeros valoran las críticas de los huéspedes, no de los inspectores.
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Frankfurt, Germany
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21 reviews
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

This was probably the best hostel we saw in Mexico. The staff is super friendly and helpful, breakfast is great, rooms are spacious and bathrooms are extremely clean. It's location allows you to explore the city by foot and to come back when you're tired to rest in the hostel's beautiful courtyard. We felt at home immediately and I'd recommend this place to everyone who's coming to Oaxaca!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Florida
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is one of the most charming hotels I have ever stayed in. Right from the moment we entered through the big wooden doors I knew that I'd made the right choice. The courtyard in the center has enough room for everyone to sit and enjoy the sun. It's a place you look forward to going back to at the end of each day. Small artifacts, flowers, and the like make for an extremely warm ambiance. The dormitory and the shared bathrooms are very clean and beautifully decorated. All the rooms open into the courtyard and it is a great place to meet people, share stories, or read a book. The cathedral and the wonderful Museum of Oaxacan Culture are a five minutes walk away. The city is so beautiful that we loved to walk the streets and were able to reach wherever we wanted to without having to take a taxi.
Breakfast was simple and fresh every day and they do understand that everyone can't wake up and be at the breakfast table by 9:00am! However, if you are in Oaxaca you will surely want to get out and explore.
Guillermo and his staff are very nice and helpful. They even agreed to keep the reception open later than usual since we expected to arrive late at night. They gave us a lot of information on places we could go to while not seeming like they wanted to promote any particular place.
I definitely recommend this place and I hope to stay there once again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stavanger, Norway
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9 reviews
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

After checking out a lot of hostels and hotels around Oaxaca we picked this one. The rooms are beautiful and spacious, and nice and clean. Some of the private rooms have bathrooms and some don't. But the shared bathrooms are the nicest I've seen in a hostel ever so it doesn't matter that much. The hostel is within an easy walk to everything you'll need and there's a corner store just a block away. In addition the price is very reasonable, the staff is friendly and helpful and the place has a very nice vibe. I would definitively recommend staying here!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

My friend was sadly a little ill when we arrived. The staff especially Guillermo the proprieter were very helpful in making sure he was being looked after. The location is close enougf to everything but far enougf to be quiet. The community breakfast albeit simple was fine and a great place to compare notes with other travelers. I would stay there again. Great value for the price.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guillerm0_Mend0za, Propietario at Hostal Casa del Sol Oaxaca, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Hello! Thank you very much for your opinion. We hope both of you are better. For us our service is bnot only give you the key or make the room, is try to help you if we can do it. Thanks
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Melbourne
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42 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Overall Casa del Sol is good place to stay. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The location whilst a little out of the way is central enough. The room was clean. The breakfast was sufficient. My only real complaint is there weren't enough showers/toilets for the rooms with shared facilities.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Casa del Sol Oaxaca
Address: Calle La Constitucion 301 | 68000, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #7 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Oaxaca
Number of rooms: 6
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