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“Bad bed, poor breakfast”
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Hostel El Espanol
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
1,120 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
“Bad bed, poor breakfast”
Reviewed December 27, 2011

We stayed here because I booked the wrong date in another hostel and we had to find something on the ground right then and there. When we arrived the lady on reception was very helpful and gave us an en suite double room. It was basic (rustic), but clean. The problem was the bed - totally worn out mattress. It sank in the middle and gave no back support, we both woke up in the morning with sore backs from a very poor night's sleep.

Breakfast was included, but was shocking - a couple of very dry medialunas (small croissants) and a cup of coffee.

The problem is that the hostel options are limited, so if you can handle all of this, you will be fine for one night.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2011

Stayed in the busy Semana Santa week. Dorm fine - ensuite which is convenient but not that private. Breakfast not included. Kitchen basic but does the job. Big communal area with computers and TV. Staff don't speak English so useful to have basic Spanish.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sucre, Bolivia
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132 reviews
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Reviewed December 30, 2010

good location very close to bus station and old town, friendly staff, large communal areas both inside and out, cheap. Towels and soap provided. We booked through hostelbookers but when we arrived they had no record of our reservation so we had to stay in a 7 bed dorm rather than the 4 bed one we'd reserved. The hostel blamed this on hostelbookers saying they hadn't recieved a confirmation from them , although I had and the deposit had been deducted from my card, so i don';t know who was at fault.
The place is a bit run down, breakfast not included, but it's cheap so fair enough.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hostel El Espanol
Address: Manuel Lobo n0 377, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Colonia Department > Colonia del Sacramento
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Colonia del Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel El Espanol 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A building from late XIX Century, which conserves its original architecrtura in a typical atmosphere of the time of silence, politenes and quietness. The hostel has double private rooms withouth bathroom, dorms for 4 a 8 people private an withouth bathroom. Kitchen full equipe, room maid service. Our staff is highly trained to give you all the information you will need beatries of this old city colonia del sacramento. ... more   less 
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