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Hostelz.com's Review
Residencial AMBAR is situated close to the centre and close to Santa Cruz's vibrant nightlife strip.

The Location

The hostel is centrally located and easily reached by taxi from the combined bus/train station. The owner speaks Spanish and a little English.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Rooms are clean, with tiled floors, clean linen, brightly painted walls, and fans. There is sturdy wooden bedroom furniture -- dresser/desk, mirror, and bedside table, all with plenty of drawers for storage. Rooms are available with or without shared bathroom. Bathroom/shower rooms are clean but there is no toilet paper supplied (you can buy some at reception).

Common Spaces

The building comprises a ground floor with a TV and internet area, then to the rear, a kitchen area and the swimming area (which is not in use, although advertised as such). The second floor has rooms with communal seating area and BBQ and an information board detailing tours to Amboro and a map of the city. There is an unequipped kitchen with cooker to use and a BBQ, both of which cost extra to use. Despite Wi-Fi being advertised available in the lobby, there is none. Internet is available on the single computer in the TV area for a per-hour charge. Essential items available from reception are water, beer, wine, toothpaste, shampoo at reasonable prices.

Summary

The hostel is lacking in atmosphere, due to the swimming pool being closed, but it is clean and well maintained with good fixtures and fittings. It benefits from a central location and it's one of the cheapest choices in the city. For the price this is definitely good value for money.

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April 2011

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