First off, you can stay in a nice hotel on the same street for about $32 a night. Cheap base-rate but charged up the * after for dumb stuff. No receipt given.
NOT a normal hostel. Must clean hostel yourself (mop and sweep your floor of your room plus do one extra "chore," i.e. clean common bathroom). The problem: none of the other residents are reliable cleaning-people, so you are basically cleaning years worth of nastiness. The prices are not cheap enough to compensate for the severe sanitation problems and the hard cleaning labor.
I would not place the woman that runs the place in the "just a rude, nutty, slightly cultish, corrupt, petty (yet ultimately harmless and nevertheless a great character in a travel story) hostel owner/manager" category. I would put her in the "tell your friends to stay away" category. Your typical sketchy and disgusting American hostel but even sketchier and grosser than that.
- Also Known As:
- Santa Fe International Hotel Santa Fe