Hostel El Español is located in the city centre a just a few blocks from the bus station.
A building from late XIX Century, which conserves its original architecture with big bedrooms that take us to a typical atmosphere of the time of silence, politeness and quietness. The hostel account the doble room private and withouth bathroom, dorms the 4 people withouth batroom, dorms the 6 and 8 people private bathroom. Kitchen full equipe, room maid service and free bicicles.
Our staff is highly trained to give you all the information you will need of the rich history and the natural beaties of this old city Colonia del Sacramento founded by Manuel Lobo (Portugal) in january 1680, was a commercial and military enclave, which was protagonist of a historic controversy between Spain and Portugal, subject of wars and treaties during one century.
It still conserves a unique urban layout in the region and valuable architectural testimonies of the different periods of the this rich past with a simple popular profile. Colonia, has been enlisted in the heritage of trhe convention concerning the Protection of the natural and cultural values of a universal site, that deserves protection for the benefit of the whole manking DEC. 6th, 1995.
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I'll start with the good things: Aircon in the dorms, central location.
Now where to begin...when we arrived at El Espanol they tried to overcharge us - I had to point to the price that I could see sitting on their desk for her to acknowledge me and correct her "mistake". Then she gave me the wrong change - trying to give me a 5 instead of a 50. When I showed her she just smiled and gave me the correct change.
Next, the hostel owner has 3 boys under the age of 8 and they basically rule the hostel. They sit on the only computer ALL day and play games. Also, my girlfriend was watching the news one morning while she was having her breakfast and the owner walks in with one of her kids, takes the remote from my girlfriend and changes the channel to some cartoon.
The worst thing that happened was when our dorm room was robbed. Several people had things stolen and when the police came and talked to the hostel owner she told them that she had heard people on the roof that night but didn't think she needed to call the police. Even the police were bewildered with her actions. THEN when we spent all morning giving statements at the police station she tried to charge us a late checkout fee. We refused and left. I would advise against staying here unless you're a sadist and like being treated poorly.
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It is a very nice hostal! when you get off the boat, there are signs everywhere telling you wich direction to go!!! the hostal is on a nice location from where you can start your exploration of the town!!!
And it is a good place to meet new people!!
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