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Community Hostel Alausi is one of the nicest and most modern hostels you are ever likely to stay in!
Community Hostel Alausi has a superb location, approximately a hundred meters down the street from the train station and a five-minute walk down the Main Street to the bus terminal. Everything within the town that you will need during your stay is within walking distance from the hostel.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The rooms here are pure luxury. The beds are super clean and comfortable with warm and snugly blankets and crisp sheets. The rooms are spacious; there are lockers under the beds where you can store your valuables and plenty of outlets for charging electronics. They are cleaned and maintained to a high standard.
The bathrooms are incredible. The hot water is scaldingly hot and comes through a shower head the size of a dinner plate. For a backpacker, this is gluttonous. The bathrooms are immaculately clean, modern, and fabulous.
There are two main sitting areas, one outside for enjoying a nice day with a long table and a mural of the train along the wall. They also have an indoor area with the long tables, which is where they serve incredible meals that they serve for a cost. If you're feeling extra fancy, they also sell wine. There is a supremely comfortable white leather couch at the end of this area for lounging about and enjoying as well. As this is the central passageway through which all of the guests pass, it makes meeting people quite easy if you are hanging about in this area.
If you want to use a kitchen, the industrial one downstairs isn't available as it is used for preparing paid meals, but they allow you to use the one upstairs, which is small but also really nice.
This is a quiet, relaxed, and immaculate hostel. It is not hugely social, but much of this is to do with Alausí not being a popular hotspot for tourists, however it is well worth the trip and you do meet people in the common spaces. Marco, the owner, is super friendly and helpful, with a lot of knowledge on the local area. If coming to visit Alausí, there really is no other option for where to stay! It has to be here at the Community Hostel Alausi!
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Published on 2018-11-23
Location and Contact
Eloy Alfaro casa 172, Alausi,
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