My opinion is this is a nightclub and not a hostel. And should not be considered one. It is a nice looking old home from the street and has a beautiful common area outside next to a small pool with hammocks that is quite pleasing. It is relatively close to two beaches. The staff is friendly. And it is cheap. But here is the reason.
You arrive with your online confirmation and they then charge you more than the online price you booked. Second, they advertise hot showers. Don't believe it. There was no hot water when I was there. In the dorms the beds are hand made and not standard. If you are tall you will not fit. There are no mattresses in the dorms. Just thin cut foam. So you sleep on the wooden cross slats. Very uncomfortable. The rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and common areas are filthy with trash, bugs, dirt and sand. It also smell of beer, vodka and puke. At night there is a DJ in the bar that plays ear splitting music from 8PM to 4AM non-stop. My earplugs were useless. The bar and common area is packed with people partying. They are not all guests at the hostel. This is a security concern as the staff has no idea who is coming and going. So at 4AM all the revelers then go pass out on their beds with a bad thin foam mattress so I guess they do not notice. If you think you will get to sleep in late since everyone goes to sleep at 4AM you are mistaken. There are 3 high rise condominiums being built in the same block and construction begins at 8AM. This hostel is a long walk to the port and restaurant areas.
My judgement of this hostel is the owner advertises low prices online, overcharges when you arrive, cuts out normal services such as hot water, actual mattresses and cleaning crews and sells you alcohol all night and let's you pass out in his bar/nightclub each night thinking it is a hostel. I do not recommend this place. It has bad ratings for a reason.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Here at the hostel we offer good rooms with shared facilities, common areas, WIFI, garden, bar, guest kitchen, parking, swimming pool, BBQ, surf lessons, bikes for rent and much more. Doesn't matter if you come to relax, have fun, meet people, or for the hottest nightlife in Punta, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE! ... more less
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