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Hostal Alameda
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Tarifa
Reviewed August 20, 2013

A neat and clean little hotel, close to the old town. the room was quite ok, and those who keep the room tidy and clean, was top class.
English skills were not good, so you have to be careful with the order of the room. a perfect starting point for trips and short distance to the beach, surfing, and shopping.
Most people come here by car and the hotel has an agreement with a small garage nearby. It is recommended, when we got dent in the car outside, and also parking ticket. about 15 min drive to Mistral surf club.

Room Tip: request rooms on the square, if you do not like noise, as there are numerous clubs in the old town.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

My 17 year old son and I were here from June 19 - 21 during our 6th two week summer vacation in Europe. We were here solely for a day trip to Tangier. I picked this hostal because of its location (100 M to the ferry dock). The reception was friendly enough. Our room was in the new annex. It was smaller than I anticipated after viewing the web site photos. The only view we had was onto the shared terrace shown in the bottom left of the official photos. The room was drab. There is no safe or refrigerator. The bathroom had only a shower. while the bathroom was clearly new, there was no place to put things like soap or shampoo in the shower except on the floor. The bathroom was so small that there was VERY limited space to put toiletries except on the back of the toilet or a VERY small portable corner shelf.There was adequate water pressure and hot water. The bathroom had a 1 square foot window to ventilate the room. The bathroom smelled of feces but none were visible. The smell could not be aired out. I suspected a dirty toilet brush (which we never used). That is a comment on the housekeeping staff.
The man on duty when we checked out at 6 am spoke not a single word of english. That was surprise considering that Tarifa is a Mecca for surfers from around the world.I knew enough spanish to get by.
The location, besides being so close to the ferry, is also near countless good restaurants. All in all, a disappointment. Adequate for our short term needs. I would try another place if I return to Tarifa.
BTW... Beware of the taxis. The drivers put their baseball caps over the meter and charge whatever. I was charged two different fees for the exact same route (bus station - hotel). The higher fee was for the trip back to the bus station,at 6:15 am, which took one third the time of the original trip to the hotel.

Room Tip: Try to get a room in the front of the hotel. Specify a room that is shown on their web site.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank curious066
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

The hostel is as close as you can get to the ferry terminal, i.e about 30 meters and is great as a stepping stone for Morocco, which we did. The hostel is nicely decorated and the rooms small but adequate. It is clean and friendly and on the edge of the medina with lots of bars and restaurants in the labyrinth of lanes and streets. No breakfast is served and it is about 15 minutes walk from the bus station. Just keep asking fot the port. Otherwise there are cabs waiting.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Novableu
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Basic hotel very close to the ferry and in downtown Tarifa in the tourist area. Major drawback is that there's no breakfast offered and nothing opens up until at least 8:30am. There's only street parking so that can be hit or miss. Tarifa is nice but I think over rated and the few hotels seem to be expensive for what one gets.

Room Tip: There are some rooms that have doors to real terraces (shared) for same price as a regular room.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night while visiting the area. Right down by the port so very convenient for trips across to Tangiers. Good location for visiting the town in the evening for a meal. Reception very friendly. Our room surprised me - it was very modern, very clean, nice bathroom. It was situated at the front of the hotel so we looked out over the square and the port. Car parking is in the street and we struggled to find anywhere to park so had to go quite a distance in order to find a space. Altogether very good value.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The concierge ( same guy on duty all day), was a fantastically friendly and warm guy. Room was great, but only 2 rooms out of 10 or so have any kind of decent view. Rooms on the 1st floor (Spanish, 2nd floor American) have the best sea view. (2nd floor has a big wall in front of the window) No lift/elevator. We found it very pleasant. Would definitely stay here again. Really can't beat the convenience. 20 meters walking from the port and 20 meters to the entrance of the old city. Super convenient.

Room Tip: When you ask for sea view, make sure you specify that you want the one room on the 1st floor (2nd fl...
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank James M
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

The Hostal Alameda is good for a hostel or budget hotel but is overpriced for what you get. As other reviews say, it is no frills and selection in Tarifa is limited but we felt we would have gotten more for less elsewhere. For the same price you can stay at a 4 star hotel in Algecerias that is loaded with amenities. We abandoned Tarifa (too slow during the offseason) and the Hostal Alameda our second night and stayed at the AC Hotel in Algecerias and got a much better room (jr. suite with huge patio with a great view of the rock of Gibraltar) and value (free mini bar) with more options for nightlife.

PRO’s
- Good location for catching ferry across the street and exploring old town

- Very clean. This hotel is for folks who want a clean no frills hotel close to the ferry. Stay here if that is all you care about.

CON’s
- Too pricey for what you get. There are nicer places to stay for less nearby. Our room (104) was smaller than expected and as mentioned in other reviews is nothing more than a clean room with a bed, shower, wardrobe, desk, phone, TV, lamps and towels that remind me of the ones we use to have in high school gym class.

- No instructions on how to use phone. My message light was on and I still don't know what the message was.

- Walls are paper thin and you can hear conversations and snoring from other rooms. I agree that when somebody closed their door it sounded like building was collapsing.

- No elevator. Carrying bags up and down stairs was a pain.

- Lights in hallways go off automatically....how about making them come on automatically so I don't have to make my way to the light switch in the dark?

- Room (104) was tiny.

- No safe in room or way to secure anything. You can leave stuff at front desk but they just put in a closet that is not locked. We took a day trip to Morocco and came back and everything was still in my backpack but there were several times during our stay when nobody was at the front desk and I could have opened the door and cleaned out their “safe deposit”. Also, when we returned I told the guy at the desk that they had my bag and he held it up and asked “is this it?”…..didn’t really make me feel as if my stuff was secure considering there was cash and computers in it. They should have luggage storage lockers or some other way that would give customers more confidence that their items were secure. Also, had to wait for the person working the desk for quite a bit a couple of times when I was dropping off/picking up our valuables which was annoying. The back of their check-in material clearly states that they have no liability for items lost that are left in rooms. There is no luggage storage at the Tarifa Ferry Port so you have to trust your stuff won’t vanish from their unsecured closet.

A couple of notes on Tarifa......there were no taxis at the bus station when we arrived. Make sure you know how to get from station to hotel. You can follow signs to Ferry terminal. It was about a 15 minute walk which wasn't bad except we were loaded down with luggage. Also, there was no secure place to store luggage at either hotel or ferry terminal. We were there in the offseason and the whole town shuts down after 10PM. If I had it to do over again I would stay in Algecerias in a nicer hotel with more options for dining and nightlife during the offseason but would give another spot in Tarifa a try during busier times of the year.

Room Tip: Go someplace else.....
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Paseo Alameda 4, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Tarifa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Tarifa
Price Range: $70 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostal Alameda 1*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In 1989 has appeared, in our mind, the Project of a warm, friendly an apleasant pleace where our guests would feel like at home.That is how "Alameda"guesthouse came up to life.With the retauration and redesigning of that ancient buiding (dated from XIX C.) and situated in the threshold of the old town of Tarifa, we wanted to offer our guests a full of charm place to rest.From then, our only effort is to produide an unforgettable, attentive and familiar trearment to our guests.Our rooms are comfortable and we did our best, playing great attention to all details to make you enjoy your stay here. ... more   less 
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