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“Cheap, dark and unfriendly host”

Hostal Ambar Backpackers
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Hostal Ambar Backpackers
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“Cheap, dark and unfriendly host”
Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

The hostel is located a 15 min walk from the main plaza. It's a dark hole when you enter, but the upper rooms are better. The staff is playing games all day on his computer. There is just 1 hot shower and you have to pay for it. There is a pool, but without water. And finally, now atmosphere. But, it's cheap.

  • Stayed April 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2012

I wrote a long review then deleted it becquse all i have to say is this, the rooms, facilities and by far worst of alll the manager. A serioisly rude, unhelpful man. You want a.clean towl, a.fixed toilet/shower or you want to use rhe net... This guy is the rudest miwt hate filled sociopath ive met in any hostel ive ever ever ever been to.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

For a simple good nights rest in Santa Cruz you can not ask for better. If you want more such as food, use of the kitchen (bring your own pots, pans, plates, cutlery and fridge), internet access or hot water - look elsewhere. It's a clean and quiet place which is cheap to sleep in.

There did appear to be some alterations underway and so perhaps Wifi and other luxuries will become apparent with time. I'd happily sleep there again.

  • Stayed September 2011
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2011

The location of this hostel is ok. It's an easy walk to the main square. It felt safe enough walking around at night.

We got in at 8am and were exhausted and they let us into a room straight-away, which is a plus. However the room was so musty and moldy-smelling that we couldn't stay there for the night. After complaining they moved us to another room which was much better, although still a bit musty.

There's a really gross pool in the back that has a couple feet of tepid, swampy water in it.

It is really cheap, and it you stay there try to stay closer to the front and away from the pool.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed December 4, 2010

I had a very disapointing experience at this place when after leaving the room keys at reception got back to find my mobile phone and a brand new expensive t shirt gone, stolen...

claims at reception had no effect at all and the didn´t show the minimum concern about the theft even I threatened to report the case to police.

empty swimming pool

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Hostal Ambar Backpackers
Address: Mercado # 554, entre av. Canoto e Isoso, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > Santa Cruz Department > Santa Cruz
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Ranked #30 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Santa Cruz
Number of rooms: 20
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