El Baobab Hostel
Hostel | Calle del Pagador, 37, Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz, Spain 11500
171 out of 185 customers would recommend this property
Recent review (30/09/2013)
Amy Marshall thinks…
"Nice hostel, bit lacking in atmosphere though. Not sure if there were many other guests, but there were no real common faciliiaties so didn't really meet anyone else easily. The staff however were…"Read all El Baobab Hostel reviews
- Credit cards accepted
- Self-catering Facilities
- No curfew
- Secure lockers
- Lounge area
- Internet / Wi-Fi
- Safety deposit
- 24 hour hot showers
- Washing machines
- Wheelchair accessible
- Laundry service
- Reception (limited hours)
- Common area / room
- Communal kitchen
- Outside area
- Television room
- Towel USD 1.12
- Luggage Room
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.
Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00
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About El Baobab Hostel
Make sure you book and have fun!
Bathrooms are shared. There are two full bathrooms on the 1st floor for five rooms. On the common floor there are two dorms and another full bathroom. All our beds are singles.
There is a Lounge with TV/DVD, books, dictionaries and others with tourist information, computer, etc, and we also have Wi-Fi in the entire hostel!
Washing / Dryer machine at an extra cost.
Ask for special prices and facilities to soprt groups and erasmus students.Mensual prices in winter.
According to the legend told in the ‘Odyssey’ of Homer, after the Trojan War, a Greek official named Menestheus escaped with his troops through the Straits of Gibraltar and reached the Guadalete River. They established there and the town was called Menestheus's Port.
In 711, Arab (Moors) from North Africa invaded southern Spain. They renamed the place Alicante or Alcanatif which means Port of Salt, due to the old salt industry of Phoenicians and Romans.
In 1260, Alfonso 10TH (X) of Castile conquered the city from the Moors and renamed it ‘Santa Maria del Puerto’. He restructured the land and conceded a charter under the Crown of Castile. In his Cantigas de Santa Maria CSM 367, Alfonso sings that he was miraculously healed of swollen legs after visiting his church of Santa Maria do Porto.
Christopher Columbus's second expedition to the Americas set sail from El Puerto de Santa Maria. His pilot Juan de la Cosa drew his world map in El Puerto in 1500.