Cadiz Inn Backpackers

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The Hostelz.com Review

Cadiz Inn Backpackers Hostel is an adequate place to stay when visiting Cadiz. There are no bells and whistles; the negatives slightly outweigh the positives. It is also expensive for what it offers.

The Location

The location is great -- it's on a small cobblestone street right in the Old Town of Cadiz -- so it is possible to walk anywhere. The hostel is right around the corner from the bus and train station, and with the hostel's directions it's quite easy to find. There is no parking directly in front of the hostel, but it is possible to find parking for a fee at the train and bus station.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel offers both single-gender and mixed dorm rooms of various sizes; private rooms are also an option. We were disappointed to find upon arrival that linens are not included in the already steep price. The linens consist only of sheets but a thin comforter can be found stored in the room. Towels are also available for an extra fee. Lockers are available in-room -- bring your own lock.

During our stay, we were found that an electric water heater for the bathroom was for some reason in our dorm room; it made noise turning off and on all night. The bathrooms seem not to be kept clean, and there are not enough of them to accommodate guests. When we visited, the hostel wasn't full and there were multiple people waiting in line for one shower. It is also worth mentioning that the shower head we found was handheld, as the bracket that held it on the wall was broken.

Common Spaces

There is a limited amount of common space in the hostel, especially if the weather isn't sunny. There is one small indoor room -- the only common space inside -- comprising kitchen and dining room all in one. The other available common space is a wonderful rooftop terrace, but we found it closed when we arrived in the evening and weather wouldn't have allowed to spend much time there anyway. The hostel has a party vibe but not overwhelmingly, with free sangria every evening, but it's still quiet enough not to be involved if you're in need of a quiet night. The kitchen is a bit too small for more than one person to cook. The breakfast is minimal.

Summary

Cadiz Inn Backpackers will suffice for a night in Cadiz, but it has many technical issues, besides a feeling of being crowded and not having much of a vibe besides being a boarding house.
by Lily Mays
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2012-11-12
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Location/Contact

Address
Calle Botica 2, Cádiz (Cadiz), Andalusia, Spain
Coordinates
36.528361, -6.290097 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
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Telephone
+34 956262309
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How is Cadiz Inn Backpackers rated on other websites?

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Hostelworld
(1278 ratings)
82%
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HostelBookers
(251 ratings)
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HostelsClub
(48 ratings)
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Hostels.com
(6 ratings)
86%
93%
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Average
85%
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86%

Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Great, friendly, clean place
Super helpful staff with good gathering places.
My
Age 61, USA
2014-03-11

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