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“Great location, and good value for money” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Casa Castillo
Ranked #16 of 48 Morelia B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great location, and good value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Terrific location, midway between the two hubs of interest - the Aquaduct area and the Cathedral square. Ari is very helpful, speaks good English and is very chilled out. The casa is done up really well, and is everything the pictures make it out to be. The rooftop's a great place to hang out and enjoy a drink or two, and the dogs are very well-behaved.

If I had to present areas for improvement, I'd point to (i) the slightly austere breakfast and (ii) the fact that the bathroom in the room we stayed in - I think ours was the only room with a private bathroom - could do with a spot of renovation. Having said that, Ari did tell us we were welcome to use the other bathrooms on the floor which were quite new.

All up, good value for money. I'd definitely recommend Casa Castillo.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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
      Service
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  • Location
    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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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

I reached the hostel around midnight without a reservation and the I was made very welcome. The dorm was very well done. Beautiful, comfortable and with a balcony. The place was beautifully furnished and clean. The location is very central and it was a great experience staying there. I had originally intended to spend a night in Morelia and a night in Patzcuaro but I loved the place so much that I ended up staying two nights there and making a day trip to Patzcuaro. Thanks for the hospitality! Sumedha

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Sumedha K
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

I whole heartedly agree with all the brilliant reviews of this hostel.
Impeccable taste, great position, super friendly owner.
I stayed in the dorm and was perfectly happy.

nice roof top to view the cathedral and fireworks.
also a kitchen available if you want to make your own meal.

all makes this the perfect option in Morelia!!

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Thank David A
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aribraun, Propietario at Casa Castillo, responded to this review, July 21, 2012
Thank you very much for you coment here at Casa Castillo was a plasure to have you
Ary Braun
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Los Angeles, California
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282 reviews
198 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

This is one of the nicest hostels we have stayed in anywhere. We spent 7 nights here and found it to be very comfortable, super clean and enjoyable. The owner is a very nice person and very helpful to us in every way. The included breakfast is very complete and healthy with fresh brewed coffee, milk, cereal, juice, fresh fruit, bread, yogurt, etc. The kitchen is well equipped and very clean. Great location in the historical center of Morelia that is convenient to everything. The rooftop patio is a great place to view the lighted church bell towers at night or to relax at any time of day. Bottom line: good location, excellent included breakfast, free Wi-Fi, nice shared kitchen, clean throughout, good value.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Thank specialklc
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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

This hostel/ inn is one of the nicest places i have ever stayed in on a quiet street only 4 blocks from the cathedral.

The dorm is not at all like a dorm but very cosy and comfortable whilst still being clean and practical. The house is decorated beautifully, with a lovely breakfast area and rooftop terraces where you can have a coffee or watch the sunset. Brilliant view at night. Owner is a gem and had two little cute dogs we could play with. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

We could never have such a wonderful trip without Casa Castillo! The room is clean, and the patio on the roof is very beautiful. The house is beautifully decorated with traditional Michoacán furniture and local arts. The place felt rather like a bed and breakfast than a hostel to me. The location is very convenient right in the centre of the city, we were able to walk everywhere very easily. Above all, The owner is super super nice and friendly!! He is very genuine, and always happy to help us out. We had so much fun together while we were staying in Morelia! We can't thank him enough for everything he did for us, amigo! We will definitely visit him (and cute doggies,Tomasa and Dixie) again.:D Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chika_chan_S
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

I couldn't speak more highly about Casa Castillo: it's beautifully, thoughtfully and tastefully designed, with a rooftop terrace that overlooks the cathedral and where we were lucky enough to watch the Saturday fireworks, not to mention it's central location that is perfect for discovering this gem of a city. A good breakfast and fresh coffee in the morning was provdided and most welcome! As was Harry, the owner himself, and his staff. All in all, a lovely weekend.

Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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aribraun, Propietario at Casa Castillo, responded to this review, July 21, 2012
thank you so very much for your nice revew , here at Casa Castillo we take pride in bean to your service , please visit us soon againg
saludos
Ary Braun
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Property: Casa Castillo
Address: Calle Serapio Rendon 170, Morelia 58000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Michoacan > Morelia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Morelia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Castillo 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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