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There is a few things you should know about Santa Fe hostels and the city in general. Besides comparing you the best and cheapest hostels in Santa Fe, we also highlight what we have liked, disliked and things to look out for.Santa Fe is the capital of the state of New Mexico, and is considered the fourth-largest city in the state. Known as the seat of the Santa Fe County, it has a rich and varied history, although much of its past is dominated by the Hispanic culture, which has become an integral part in the eventual development of the area. Originally a predominantly Spanish community, it was first called "La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis" (The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of Assisi"), or simply Santa Fe (Holy Faith). Santa Fe was originally inhabited by Pueblo Native Americans, who settled here due to the presence of the Santa Fe River, which provided them with water for daily use and for agricultural pursuits. It was later colonized by the Spanish noble Don Juan de Onate in the late sixteenth century, establishing a purely Catholic community replete with architecture and all the trappings of the Spanish culture.
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Here is a few more tips from the community. Other travelers share their best tips on backpacking Santa Fe:
Santa Fe is a very nice community. If you like the food from the area, you will enjoy it. If you have the time, take a run to Taos, especially if you like to shop or engage in winter sports.
I had a wonderful time while in Santa Fe. I made many new acquaintances and the Indian Market Events were more than I expected. I will be returning again to Santa Fe.
Come visit for Christmas, if you can. On Christmas Eve, everyone's houses are lined with luminarias (paper bags with candles), and everyone walks through town and visits. It's a beautiful, non-commercial, community-oriented way to spend Christmas! Also, the best restaurant in town is Fuego, in La Posada de Santa Fe-- but it's VERY expensive. If you enjoy the arts or architecture, be sure to visit the Santa Fe Opera House. It's a gorgeous semi-outdoors building-- I saw Carmen there, and during her death scene, we were also watching a lightning storm. Cold, but fabulous! Santa Fe is a great place to visit. Be warned, however, that the shopping is expensive-- and if you don't like pretentious art galleries and boutiques, you probably won't enjoy shopping there at all.