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La Tosca Hostel

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Hostelz.com's Review
La Tosca Hostel is an average hostel but has a good location and is kept clean and tidy with a warm welcome from the owner.

The Location

This hostels has a good location; it sits between the bus terminal and the seafront. It is an easy walk of four blocks from the bus terminal -- it takes less than five minutes. The main shopping streets are within a five-minute walk also. There are plenty of shops, cafes, supermarkets, and bakeries all close by.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are big but quite dark, with little natural light from the small windows; the fake exposed brickwork, hard concrete floors, and dark bed linen just make it worse. The beds are big, with the top bunk pretty high up. There are large under bed storage areas which just need a padlock. The bed linen is pretty basic, but the beds are comfortable. The dorms are en suite. And the bathrooms are kept clean and they are well stocked. The showers are huge with good water pressure. The room doors have a lock and you are given a key for the front gate lock also. Security is good, as you have to be buzzed into the hostel if you don't have a key.

Common Spaces

The reception area includes a dining area, where breakfast is served and there is a little relaxing area with sofas and a table. There is also a computer for guest use. This area lacks atmosphere. Behind the reception desk is a kitchen where staff prepare breakfast, but it can also be used by guests for preparing and cooking meals. This kitchen is well stocked with utensils, but it kind of feels like you shouldn't be there, as it's right behind the reception desk. The breakfast consists of three or so different types of cake with tea or coffee. There is a nice outdoor area with a few sun loungers. There is also a sink for washing clothes and an area above the sink to dry your things.


It seems like a few of the guests live at the hostel on a long-term basis. There were a few faces who seemed very at home.

by Treaclelicious
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
November 2014
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
4   Warm, helpful and friendly A great place to stay. Eduardo is sweet, friendly and helpful, and is very patient when you try to practice your Spanish! He also makes a very delicious flan in the evenings, which he is always keen to share. The hostel has two spacious kitchens with plenty of utensils. The trips from here are excellent and you get a discount for doing all three. We found the 'semi-private' bathrooms a bit awkward (the bathroom is in between two private rooms with access from each room, so you have to knock before entering in case you walk in on a complete stranger), but everything else about the hostel is great. When we checked out I left my ring in the room and Mariano sent it on the bus to the bus station for me and checked to make sure I had received it. I'd recommend La Tosca on that alone!  , Britain ()
5   Fantastic place to stay! La Tosca, with its open courtyard and kitchen/lounge was an excellent place to mingle with other travelers. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Although not extremely roomy, accommodations were more than adequate, with big lockers, and very clean rooms. I would certainly stay here again!  , United States ()

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