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“Adequate hotel - nothing special, but value for money nonetheless”
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Hostal Mapoula
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Hove, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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“Adequate hotel - nothing special, but value for money nonetheless”
Reviewed November 8, 2010

We were in Santiago de Compostela to see the sights, I would have loved to stay in one of the nicer hotels but they seem to get booked up quickly and we had a limited choice, hence we ended up in the Mapoula. I didn't have high expectations as it is a 'cheap and cheerful' option, but it is centrally located in the old city, does not have traffic noise as it is on a pedestrian street, and we had no problems with late night revelry. The downside was an incredibly small room, dingy bathroom and lack of outside light. Luckily we did not spend much time in our room as we were out and about enjoying ourselves, so if that is your main priority you could do worse than book a stay at the Hostal Mapoula. It is clean, safe and central.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2009

We stayed in Hostal Mapoula for three nights, at the beginning of a tour of eastern Spain and Portugal. The Ryanair bus from the airport terminates at Praza de Galicia, literally 25 metres from the entrance to the hotel, so would be very convenient for those considering a short break in this attractive city.

Hostal Mapoula is within an easy 5-10 minute walk of all major attractions and sights. It is on the third floor of a retail block, but thankfully the elevator worked well throughout our stay. Rooms are clean, but small and basic; ours looked onto a nondescript inner courtyard.

Beds were comfortable and I slept well, except for one of the three nights when there was noticeable late night activity and associated noise. The shower over the bathtub in the en suite had very high sides, which may make it difficult to use for less able guests. We had a problem tuning the TV, which I eventually resolved; and I would guess that the lack of air conditioning would be an issue in midsummer.

No breakfast is provided, but there is plenty of choice both nearby and throughout Santiago.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2008

The hotel Mapoula was clean, central and well priced. However, be aware that you will hear partying and yelling from outside the hotel all night and early hours of the morning. Really hard to get a good night's sleep unless you are a heavy sleeper or wear earmuffs.

  • Liked — Cheap, central and clean
  • Disliked — The noise outside the hotel, impossible not to hear
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Hostal Mapoula
Address: Entremurallas 10-3o, Huerfanas 38-3o, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Location: Spain > Galicia > Province of A Coruna > Santiago de Compostela
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Ranked #1 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Santiago de Compostela
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal Mapoula 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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