This is by far the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Great staff - very friendly, great ideas both along the tourist track and local places, plus free delicious dinner, which enables you to meet the other guests. You'll feel comfortable while you're there, which is a huge compliment. I'm a single women in my 20s and I felt safe at and around this hostel. It's just not where the tourists are, more of a neighborhood feel, but it's right next to the metro and there is definitely plenty to do within walking distance.
In reading some of these reviews I think the important thing to note is that this is a hostel, not a hotel, so shared rooms and bathrooms is just how it is. That being said, I found this one to be much cleaner than any of the others I stayed at and the bathroom to visitor ratio was also the best. In staying at others I couldn't wait to get back to Hostel One Parlelo and didn't really realize how great it was until I had to move to another hostel because they were booked full.More
- Free Wifi