We stayed in Valladolid in Hostel La Candelaria for three nights during our Yucatan round trip in August 2011. Valladolid is a nice, small city and a good place for day trips to Chichen Itza and the Cenotes. The hostel is within walking distance from the main bus station and the main plaza of Valladolid. We had a private room (shared bathroom) on the first floor overlooking the garden. The room was clean, with basic furniture (double bed, table, chair), fan and a small TV. Linen and towels were provided, WiFi (good signal strength) and water from water coolers in both kitchens were also available. Both kitchens and the fridges to store your food were clean and the same applies for the shared bathroom we used. Breakfast is also provided for free and compared to the breakfast we later had in other hostels, the breakfast at La Candelaria stands out (cereals with fruits and yoghurt, toast, coffee, milk and tea - a lot more than the usual "two slices of toast per person breakfast" in other hostels). The hostel owner, a friendly Dutch guy is around for advice on day trips, restaurants, things to do etc. and you can also rent bikes from him at a reasonable price (for example to cycle to the cenotes, which is fun).
The long garden is very nice with lots of different trees and flowers. It is divided into separate areas where you can sit, have a barbecue, cook, chill and relax. At the very end of the garden there are hammocks hanging from trees and even outdoor reading lights are provided.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at La Candelaria and considered it as one of the best hostels we ever stayed in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- *Breakfast included *Wifi in common areas *Bikes for rent *Sheets, lockers, padlock and keys provided *Map of the town and complete touristic information *Ventilators in each room *Hot water 24 hours *Bbq area *Hammocks area *T.V room *Parking on the street *Amazing staff ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albergue La Candelaria Hotel Valladolid