This hostal only has its location going for it, half way between the beach and La Ramba, and the fact that the air conditioning worked in out room.
The hostal was renovated in the last 10 years so it does have newer washrooms and newer doors as well as marble tile flooring throughout. Problem is that they used a flat orange paint when this reno was done and at least the room we were in looked horrible. The walls were covered on scratches, stains, smears etc. You can't wash a flat paint and the hotel needs to paint the rooms again as their current state is beyond unacceptable.
Now the really bad: The hotel does not have washing machines or dryers!!
The staff/manager/owner (I only saw one person during our stay so I assume they are all the same person) washes all towels and sheets in an outside sink and then hang dries them in the back of the hotel. Result: our towels and sheets all stunk badly and had hairs (from previous guest, pubic and others), dirt and stains on them. These were by far the most disgusting sheets and pillows I have ever slept on in my life!!! In fact the room next to ours the German couple bought there own sheets and pillows for their stay as they could not handle what the Hotel provided. We opted to sleep clothed on the sheets.
The next bad item is the staff/manager/owner. He did not speak a work of English or French, only Spanish. Our check in at midnight was scary as he did not want to let us in despite having a reservation. We showed him the reservation on our smart phone, and he did not want accept it and started yelling at us for not having a printed copy. He was rude, scary at some points and worst of all stunk, to the point that the entire hotel, both ground floor and second floor simply reeked of his horribly bad body odor and cigarettes. He smoked non stop and the entire hotel just smelled horribly bad because of him and his cigarettes. The worst smelling hotel we have ever stayed at. We actually held our breath while running to our room to avoid the stench! On the positive side out air conditioner worked and cleared the smell from our room in less than 5 minutes.
Now room service??? Not sure what the standard is but our room was cleaned the first night but not the second night. We didn't complain as we simply wanted to avoid the staff/manager/owner at all costs.
I would avoid this place at all costs until they paint the place, get new sheets and towels as well as washing facilities to wash them properly and finally change the staff/manager/owner who simply stinks, quite literately.
AVOID THIS DUMP!!!
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