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Lacandona Hostel

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Hostelz.com's Review
Lacandona Hostel seems be more popular with Argentinians than foreign travelers -- brush up your Spanish and pull out the Fernet!

The Location

Lacandona is only four or five blocks from the bus station, and, luckily, not as far uphill as it initially seems. You'll notice a number of apartment buildings, bars, and convenience stores on your way over -- that's because it's right in the middle of Nueva Cordoba, where the college students live, eat, and party until the wee hours of the morning. If the hostel isn't action central itself, all you need to do is look out the window to see where's good. As for the plaza and the older part of the city, it's no more than a fifteen-minute walk away.

Rooms and Bathrooms

All the usual suspects (two-, four-, and six-bed rooms plus matrimonial bedrooms), with foam mattresses and bunk beds made of two twin beds glued together. Some of the bedrooms open onto a little balcony above the street, some open into the interior courtyard. It's an old house with cool tile floors (literally, they will cool your feet) and high ceilings, all of which could be cleaned better, but the rooms are brighter than in your average hostel. On the whole, the bedrooms and bathrooms feel lived in, but not gross. There are two big, gender-segregated, single-occupant bathrooms. Lockers are outside the upstairs bedrooms.

Common Spaces

A courtyard with a ping-pong table, a little kitchen and dining room, and a living room with an old computer and a bookshelf. As with the rest of the house, it's a little worn-down and dusty, because the place is well used by its owners. If you want to hang out for the day, you may find yourself in the courtyard at one of the little tables, but as hammock-enthusiasts, we warn you that there's nothing special about the chairs. They're nicer than the couch in the living room, though, which might have a few bugs in it. It's also the best place to leave your luggage if you happen to have a late bus out -- as long as you move out of the room, no one minds if you and your stuff hang out for the day as they probably won't need or clean up your bed immediately. Anyway, the true perk to the common spaces is the company -- the staff and owner are all super friendly, and seem to hang out there (at least until quiet hours start at midnight) because they genuinely like each other, which is pleasant.

Summary

This is a chill spot for a few days for the right price, but by no means the lap of luxury. If you're looking for a vibrant backpackers' spot with eggs and pancakes for breakfast this isn't it, but that may not be a bad thing.

by Tracy T
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
April 2013

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