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“Nice Location at a good price”
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Hostal Pochon
Ranked #12 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Oaxaca
Reviewed December 1, 2013

3 nights spent here. Good location. Wi-fi works well throughout. Shared bathrooms were a bit run down, but hot water so not all bad. We paid for the more expensive private room. It had a small balcony. It also had a metal door. From what i understand, the cheaper doubles have glass doors so could feel like less privacy. There were curtains though on these rooms so probably would have been fine. Really good clean kitchen to use with plenty of space. Nice social vibe at the time we were there. Breakfast is good, coffee could be better,but hey, its free right? You can sort out excursions through them, but we found cheaper in town. Overall, a nice place and would stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights and we were very happy with the service. :) It was low season and they had a promotion: if you stayed 2 nights you get the 3rd for free. The cheapest option they offered was a bed in a 8 bed dorm for only 125pesos the night with typical Mexican breakfast included, wifi and hot water.
Tip: If you come from the airport, take a "taxi colectivo" just outside the perimeter of the airport and for 10 pesos or less it will leave you two streets away from the Zócalo (main square), from where you can easily walk to the hostel (it will take you 15-20min maximum).

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Raquel A
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

I am very happy with my stay at Hostal Pochon. The staff is very friendly and constantly cleaning. I stayed in two different rooms on two different stays and both were quiet and clean. It's a smaller hostel and the staff always greets you and is very nice and sincere. The breakfast and coffee in the morning were definitely a plus. If I'm ever in Oaxaca again, I would stay here.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Shelby L
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

I've had a couple of great nights at this hostel. The friendliest staff i've ever had. they really will help yo with everything. Also the breakfast is great (freshly cooked every morning) and i've met a lot of really nice people in the common areas.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Marnix S
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed 4 nights in the private room with private bathroom. We really enjoyed our stay and loved the city! The room was very large with a private terrace in the back. The bed was a king size made out of two twin beds and wasn't the most comfortable, but not too bad. Clean rooms and towels. We had a very nice occelating fan that kept the room very cool and comfortable. We received excellent wifi reception in the room which I realized later in my travels isn't always the case when "free wifi" is advertised. Staff was very friendly. Most didn't speak English THAT well but that's okay, with their limited English and my limited Spanish we were able to communicate just fine :) The hostel made it very easy to book outings and transportation. The tour to El Tule, Zapatec rug weaving workshop, Mitla, Hierve el Agua and a Mezcal distillery was very reasonably priced, they picked us up right at the hostel and we really enjoyed the all day trip! We took the cooking class offered at the hostel and really enjoyed it! All the other classes in town averaged $75 US and this one was only about $25 and really great! We made 3 main dishes, guacamole, tortillas and horchata- a ton of food and really fun! We also booked our Collectivo to Puerto Escondido which picked us up at the hostel and was cheaper and quicker than the bus. Very convenient! Definitely recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Mmalick
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Stayed for a couple of nights in the private room with shared bathroom. The room itself was very good: reasonably sized, comfy and clean bed, clean towels, a good fan, shelves and a small table with 2 chairs.
The female bathroom is not very private and has only 2 showers and 2 toilets for everyone to share. The hostel wasn't full when I stayed so I didn't have to wait for my turn, but I believe this can be a problem in the high season. Hot water doesn't work very well (I visited several cities in Mexico and the hot water didn't work well in most of them). However, showers and bathrooms were very clean.
The breakfast was great and the location isn't bad (10 minute walk to the main square).
They don't accept credit cards and charge a small fee to keep your luggage there after the check out. On the good side, the fee allows you to use the shower and the common areas. It's very hot in Oaxaca, so it was great to be able to take a shower after a long day under the sun.
Overall, a good place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Definitely did not fall in love with this hostel while staying here for 5 nights in January 2013. We stayed in a private double with shared bathroom. The room was clean, although it was right next to the main road and quite loud in early (7am) morning.

Bathrooms were fine for my tastes.

Breakfast was very good, a real highlight getting to start the day with a hot omelette or crepe.

hang out area was pretty good. All open air and a nice vibe although pretty quiet.

Location is fine. 5-7 minute walk to center and very safe.

Overall a decent choice, just don't choose the double room at the top of the stairs if you want to sleep in...

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Callejon Del Carmen 102, Oaxaca, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
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Ranked #12 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Oaxaca
Price Range: $14 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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