Casa Caracol was just amazing - no wonder most of the travellers stay there much longer than initially planned! Me as well, I wish I could have stayed longer. It is mainly this particular relaxed, slow-paced and tolerant atmosphere and the lovely people that make this place to special. The rooftop with its hammocks is a great place to hang out, relax or get in touch with other travellers. Also the common rooms downstairs, the great dinner that is prepared every evening by the staff and eaten together in the communal space - all this gives so much opportunity to interact with both staff and fellow travellers - which makes this hostel perfect also for solo travellers. You just feel like in a community somehow, and everything is easy and relaxed. The very original and self-made furniture and decoration also make Casa Caracol a special place! And of course the staff, which I found generally great and really helpful, contribute to the great overall-experience, too!
Breakfast is simple but really nice with the pancakes each morning, there are lots of activities offered, there's a bike and surf bord rental, the location is great (really close to the train- and bus-station, the town center but also the beaches...), everything is clean and well kept, rooms are spacy and provide lockers for every bed. Only minor minor negative point I could think of: the mattress I was lying on was really worn through, but I was still able to sleep well, so if you're not too fussy about that, it should be fine.
Taken together: I enjoyed my stay very very much and would recommend Casa Caracol to any traveller who is a bit alternatively minded - its probably the coolest hostel in town!! Definately hope to get back there at some point =)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The original Cadiz hostel, Casa Caracol is a chilled & relaxed place. We are located in the heart of the Cadiz old town less than a 5 minute stroll from the beaches & the train/bus station. Looking for FREE hot breakfasts, a rooftop terrace with hammocks & a cool outdoor shower – rock up to Casa Caracol!! Free fast WIFI everywhere. Proudly we have been the No 1 rated hostel on TripAdvisor, Google review, HostelWorld & Holiday Check for years. What else we got? • Surfing in El Palmar • Sandboarding in Bolonia • Cheap home cooked meals every night • Cheap bike rentals • Great home cinema ... more less
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