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“Wonderful hostel run by lovely staff”
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Katharina House
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Cartagena, Colombia
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“Wonderful hostel run by lovely staff”
Reviewed December 1, 2011

We stayed in the dorms in Katharina for 2 nights. The rooms and bathroom were very clean. There is a sweet bar and restaurant downstairs with live music most nights. The great thing about the hostel was the staff. They were very helpful and great at organising trips. We were heading up to Rio and had planned to take a bus, but they found a cheap flight for us for 250 Reals (great considering the bus is about 200-220).

Location was great- the bus stop to the falls and the airport is across the road and the terminal about 2 blocks away. It is 3 blocks from a large street offering cheap meals and about the same distance to HSBC.

Breakfast buffet was possibly the best we had in the whole of our 6 month trip!

I highly recommend this hostel to anyone going through Foz.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

Good bar downstairs but no kitchen which is a bit of a downer. Not a great hostel but ok for a few nights stay if visiting the falls.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

Katharina house was fun to stay at, there is plenty of space to hang out and meet people. There is an onsite restaurant but it was not pushed, if you wanted to eat somewhere else they are happy to recommend. The Falls and anything else you may want to do, the airport, are all really accessible as the hostel is very close to a bus terminal (one block away).

I went for 4 nights, 4 days and this was too long. Go for 2 full days. First day - morning bird sanctuary, afternoon brazilian iguassu. Second day Argentinian side, you could also fit in the damn this day if you were interested. Definitely see both sides of the falls they are equally astonishing and very different from each other. Foz Do Iguassu is quite a boring place nothing to do in the evenings so see your sights and move on.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed May 31, 2011

Very helpful staff. Clean. Good wifi signal. Very good tour arrangers.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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David City, Panama
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Reviewed May 28, 2011

The hostel is right accross from the bus stop and very close to the terminal. Buses run to the falls every 20 minutes. The rooms and freshly painted and the bathrooms are very clean. I would recommend Katharina House. Good value.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 21, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at this hostel. The rooms are basic but spacious. The location is great - 5 mins walk from bus station and opposite the bus stop to the falls. A really fantastic resturant on the next corner too (Bufalo Branco - go hungry!!) The bar in the hostel does great caiparinias too! The service we got here was probably the best we've experienced in any hostel in south America. Louis is an amusing, friendly and informative host. Would highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2011
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Salta, Argentina
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Reviewed March 26, 2011

After arriving off yet another long haul bus journey , my friends and I were greeted warmly by Luis, our host, who provided us with all the info and resources we needed, to plan and organise our stay.
Kathrina house is run by friendly and helpful staff who were also eager to provide entertainment for their guests on the Saturday night we stayed there. This hostel is a must for Michael Jackson fans! :)
Clean rooms, really good breakfast with lots of fresh fruit.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Katharina House
Address: Rua Taroba 952 Number, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85851-220, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Parana > Foz do Iguacu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Foz do Iguacu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For those who are used to travel around the world, this might be one of your all-time favourite hostels. The staff makes you feel incredibly welcome and takes time to help everyone with whatever they need. After a day at the falls, we can recommend great places to eat that aren't too expensive. Katharina House offers a new take on the guesthouse experience... Under the administration of Jaha Iguassu Explorer Tourism, Katharina House is a well-established and highly popular guesthouse which was under the same management team. We offer you everything you could need and want so that you can make the most of your holidays and stay in Foz do Iguaçu: a great local & Brazil-wide information and quality entertainment all at an excellent price. We invite you to try it for yourself and feel at 'home away from home.' ... more   less 
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