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“Awful customer servIce. Not a helpful bone in the staffs bodies. Security is non existent.”
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Hostal Tarba
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

We had a bag stolen whilst sunbathing around the cramped pool today. We realised about 30 minutes after it had happened and reported it to the staff. Two spainards had walked in off the street and taken the bag. The CCTV showed this happening. The moment we asked if non hotel guests were allowed in the hotel they shut down and refused to help us. They wouldn't show us the CCTV of the thieves leaving and just said we had to go to the police station. There was no rep or anything to help us. There is no security at this hotel whatsoever. Anyone can and does walk in off the street. There was no offer to let us use a pho e to cancel cards etc and when we asked for a new room key the receptionists response was "okay but be careful not to lose it this time". LOSE! It was stolen for gods sake. General ethos over here seems to be that if you are english you are assumed to be an Off your face cretin who isn't worth wasting time with. I have been to Ibiza four times before but won't be coming back and certainly not to this hostel. My advice to anyone coming here is watch your bag and belongings like a hawk.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

Me and 3 friends spent a week here at the end of July and after reading previous reviews, had good hope for our stay. Reception area and staff were great, we were always welcomed when we came into the hotel any time of day or night. Our rooms were basic but very clean and air con was included (having had to pay 8 euros per day in our hotel last summer) which was a god-send. The bathrooms were good, slightly dated decor but everything worked and was clean so no complaints there. Lots of wardrobe space to dump the suitcases. Sheets and towels changed every other day but if you catch the maids, they are more than happy to change your towels if you need it. Great location, whilst very close to the town centre (about 3 minute walk) the road is fairly quiet during the day and night so managed to get some sleep in. We had breakfast included which was very welcome after a long night out. Although no fry-up, there was plenty of choice and for the tiny amount we paid extra for breakfast, it was worth it. All in all, a fab stay. For a 2* hotel, this place exceeds expectations and for the extremely cheap rates I couldn't recommend this place more.

Room Tip: I had a road view so maybe ask for a pool view. However, road view avoided direct sunlight into the...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Me and my best friend stayed in hostal tarba for a week in July. It was our second time in ibiza (first time we stayed here though) We were very sceptical as we got off the bus from the airport cus the back didn't look too pretty.. But out the front it's completely fine.
I think all the rooms had balconies, but if you have trouble sleeping with noise try and request a room out the back as there are loads of drunk people/mopeds all night on the front road. But it wasn't an issue for us the few nights we weren't out ;)
Rooms are basic... No fridge unfortunately but great air con (for free, you get the deposit back) and a safe.. also a massive balcony!
LOCATION is amazing. 1 minute walk from the west end and 5 minutes to Eden/Es Paradis/the beach!! Also close to ibiza rocks. The hotel is right in front of the bus station which is great for access to the disco bus to pacha/space/privilege etc.
Breakfast consists of rolls and ham or cereal unless you want to pay for a big breakfast. There are loads of cheap restaurants near the west end anyway though.
Everything was always clean and the maids were lovely.

Overall, a really cheap, safe, close to everything place to stay with comfy beds and a balcony. What more do you need?

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

After reading the majority of reviews for this hotel/hostel, i prefer to former due to the film, I feel like repeating other reviews for this place. I stayed here for 5 nights and found like many the rooms basic but livable. The air-con was on the noisy side but we couldn't have did without it. The maids only serviced our once during our stay and lack of fresh towels was a minor near the end of our stay. The biggest plus-point is the staff they all friendly and helpful especially the night porter. I dined in the restaurant on one occasion and found it was to a good standard. If your a pool person get down early to get a sun-lounger as they're aren't many due to the size of the place. On reflection I would recommend this hotel (smiley face).

Room Tip: The rooms with bigger doors are; (hence bigger).
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

This 'hostel' is fab, basic rooms but very clean. Had clean bed linen and plenty of towels. We had 3 single beds in the room and had enough room to move about. Air con wasn't the best but as we werent in room too long it didn't bother us too much. The location of the Tarba is amazing, next to bus station, 5 mins from west end and marina. The pool is small but we could always get a bed, staff are lovely and the bar was quite cheap considering we were in Ibiza. Food tasty too, lovely thin based pizzas. We stayed as a group of girls and would defo recommend for any1 staying for a few nights of partying. A must in Ibiza is Ushuaia, it's in playa den bossa and is AWESOME!!!! Fab holiday will defo go back and stay in the Tarba.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Stayed here for 5days, there were 6 of us and we got here at about 2am!! perfect distance to the beach and to west end!!! not far from ibiza rocks too!!! was VERY clean and spacious!! Aircon was marvellous!
Putside pool area is good, not very large so not too many sunbeds but pool is a good size. Could spend more time at the beach thou as its just a 2min walk to the bottom of the street. Shops are near by too!! Food was good, would definitely recommend the pizza or a toastie!!!

Also we left our iPod when we left!!! panicked a little, but called the hotel and after confirming the room details etc, the maid had handed it in and it was sent back to me in the UK within a week it was received back!!! Dont get that everywhere you stay!!

Would definitely go back here!!! Perfect place to stay and a great price!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Arrived at about 4am, greeted at reception by and old ish guy, who we foudn out is the night time receptionist (and security guard) every night!) Got a room on the 1st floor with a street view which ended up being the best, rather than a pool view, can people watch on the street! Very clean and just what we needed. Shower was pretty decent too!! Our room had a massive wardrobe which was handy for 2 girls with loads of clothes, was like a walk-in wardrobe! Got a safe which was in wardrobe, and aircon was 10euros for the week, and you got the 10euros back at the end of your stay... Don't need to hire a fridge if you want it for keeping alcohol cool, jsut fill up your tiny bath with cold water and throw it all in there!

Pool area nice but not many sunbeds, still this wasn't ever too much of a problem!

Literally 2 minutes to the water fountains so 5 mins from west end, perfect location, you won't find a better hotel in a better location, especially for the price. Wips 247 supermarket at the end of the street, so that's pretty convenient! Eden & Ed Paradis not even a 5 min walk away.. Cafe mambo about 10 mins...

Maid service good, think our towels were changed every 2 days. Drinks reasonably prices at the bar, never ate there so can't comment on food! So many places close by to eat though!

Pedro quite strict on a night time.. Will threaten to call police if music is on or your in someone elses room! Don't expect any of your friends from other hotels to be allowed in at all!

Overall, was spot on and exactly what we wanted! Already booked to go back!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Calle Ramon y Cajal 20, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Ibiza > Sant Antoni de Portmany
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Sant Antoni de Portmany
#19 Romantic Hotel in Sant Antoni de Portmany
Price Range: $35 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Tarba 2*
Number of rooms: 67
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