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Hostel Alcatraz
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Reviewed February 8, 2011

Hostel Alcatraz is really the bare minimum...
It's cheap, and very simple.
The bad thing is that it's noisy. When I've been there, it smelt very very bad.
We did not sleep well because of the noise and the bad quality of beds...

But it is a good place for bagpackers, because of the price, but don't go there if you want to rest!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Gatoun
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

Stayed in the hostel for one day (which is enough for San Miguel de Allende).
Online I booked for 120 MXN and paid 10% in advance. In the hostel, they did not know about my booking and instead I had to pay 140MXN and my deposit was gone, too.
Well, 152MXN is still cheap for such a central location, but not the right way to do business.

The rooms were clean and very simple. Be aware not to take a room next to the street. It is awful noisy and you will not sleep at all. Furthermore the neighbors enjoy partying a lot, which means fireworks during the night.

There is no WLAN, no breakfast.

The lady running the place is nice and friendly.

So, it is a cheap way to stay a night, just bring your earplugs.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled solo
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Thank FabianMS
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Reviewed April 12, 2010

Having arrived in SMA late at night, I was not sure what I was getting in to, when the taxi driver carried me from the bus station to the hostel. I got there around 10 pm. The staff was very friendly, my room was great, especially since I had it all to myself, (even the mattress was comfortable) and I was able to stroll down the street to find something to eat. I slept very well, The next day I was delighted to see the charming courtyard, the great kitchen, the clean bathrooms, hot showers, and after walking around SMA for hours, to discover that the hostel is in the perfect location for walking everywhere, I was very happy! I met lots of great travelers from around the world. I highly recommend Hostel Alcatraz, and think it's a super bargain at $12 for a dorm bed.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled solo
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