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Reviews of Casa Caracol

Hostel | Calle Suárez de Salazar 4, Cadiz, Spain 11006

92.5% Overall Rating

371 out of 472 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/08/2014)

Sam Harris thinks…

"great atmosphere. many travellers herethat had plans to be going elsewhere but have stayed longer because it is so fun and easy-going. myself now included. They have a good sound system. super cheap…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.27

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please be advised that we cannot accept payments made on a credit card. CASH ONLY!

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92.5%

Overall Rating

371 out of 472 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Casa Caracol'

Atmosphere
93.6%
Location
95.2%
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92.0%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
93.6%
Value
87.2%
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93.6%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Sam Harris

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 August 2014 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: great atmosphere. many travellers herethat had plans to be going elsewhere but have stayed longer because it is so fun and easy-going. myself now included. They have a good sound system. super cheap drinks and guitar to play.

Disliked: I was expecting the surf in cadiz to be better but basically if you are interested in kite-surfing or surfing go to Tarifa. By no means the fault of this property but I would have liked to have known before I came. Sometimes the day-trips or dinners that are schedlued get cancelled because literallly no-one is organised or commits to doing anything until last minute so there can be a lot of waiting around

100.0%
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Daniel Kavan

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife

28 August 2014 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in and I have stayed at quite a lot. Great atmosphere, awesome people, friendly staff, comfortable facilities, delicious crepes for breakfast served straight to your plate and a fantastic rooftop terrace. Very secure and large lockers. Excellent choice for travellers travelling alone.

Disliked: Nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

richard sicotte

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2014 richard would recommend this property

Liked: In old city

Disliked: Some beds getting a little old

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice atmosphere - it was quite fully booked when we were there so there were always people somewhere around the house. staff supported these dynamcis. music all day long. every night possibility to join selfmade dinner at the hostel and other activities. free breakfast and shower on the roofterace!

Disliked: we were waken up one day at 10 by very loud music (after going to sleep really late) - but seems like that was an accident, they put on the music around 10 so erveryone knows there's breakfast, but normally it's not that loud.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and most of the staff really friendly. Great events or dinner organised every night. Stayed in two rooms as extended my stay and both were great but the four bed was beautiful and so comfy. THEY SERVE PANCAKES FOR BREAKFAST which was a highlight. As was the roof terrace and the selection of drinks at cheap prices.

Disliked: There was sometimes a weird vibe from some of the staff or other travelers but not unfriendly.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Thomas Mooney

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 December 2013 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Genuine welcome at this clean and comfortable hostel. Design and layout of kitchen, common areas bathrooms and dormatories is the best I have seen travelling in India, Nepal, Isreal, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Morocco, England and Ireland. This is an excellent hostel with excellent facilities and helpful hard-working staff who seem to enjoy being great hosts. Awards worthy!!

Disliked: Nothing.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Natalia Sorokina

Alone

Work / volunteering

14 November 2013 Natalia would recommend this property

Liked: Nice unique atmothhere and very good people working there

Disliked: none

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Amanda McKenna

Alone

Visiting friends or family

21 October 2013 Amanda would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were great, really friendly and always willing to help out. Location was amazing and the bedrooms were big and comfy. Plus they offered free pancakes for breakfast :)

Disliked: Only one shower and bathroom per floor.

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: terrace!

Disliked: nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff. Good place to meet other people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the train station and centre. Friendly atmosphere. Orginise a lot of activities for guests.

Disliked: None

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break

18 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The food.

Disliked: The beds were awful. The bed would shake if you only raised your arm.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Mabel Yee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

15 May 2013

Liked: Close to train n bus station

Disliked: The ´free walking tour´was disorganised and guide kept smoking which made me keep my distance. Kitchen was tiny and cramped. No wifi in rooms. Had to pay 2EUR to use the small locker which the staff had the key to, which meant anyone can ask for ´their´locker to be opened. Very expensive and unsafe. Had to throw used toilet paper in the bin, not into the toilet bowl. People kept smoking at the open door of hostel which meant the interior was smoke filled most times

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the house and the friendlyness

Disliked: it is so noisy! I did not manage to sleep the two nights I stayed there

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere. Evening meals are delicious, good value and friendly occasions. Rooftop terrace with hammocks.

Disliked: It can be noisy.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic place to stay for a few days. Really great atmosphere and everyone is super chilled out. We loved our stay in Cadiz and we'll definitely stay with Casa Caracol in the future.

Disliked: There could be a few more bathrooms but this was only really a problem on check-out morning.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Claudia Graziano

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2013 Claudia would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is awesome. The staff is helpful, outgoing and very friendly. If you/re travelling alone you won/t be alone any longer, lol!!

Disliked: The showers are not the best

The property's response is...

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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

NILDA ISABEL VILLEGAS

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 February 2013 NILDA ISABEL would recommend this property

Liked: Very cool place..for sure I'd return.

Disliked: NILDA ISABEL left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is very close to everything, very close to the train and bus station. There is a new ground floor extension with a huge book swap and more books for sale.the beds are big and the lockers a good size.

Disliked: There is no microwave. The gas rings are faulty. There is a rule book you have to read.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kath Marentette

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2013 Kath would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel has a great location, friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere! The rooms are very big, and the hostel always has a community feel with dinners, movies or parties!

Disliked: I liked everything!

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 December 2012

Liked: The hostel is very well located, just next the bus station or train station, and right in the center. It has a terrace which in summer must be great ot use. Staff was helpful but just for the basic (hard to get a smile...) There is a good atmosphere within the staff (it feels that they are big family)

Disliked: The atmosphere was really strange, hard to socialize, as most people there are actually part of the staff and know each other, and dont really care about travelers. The facilities were very old, the bed I got was probably the worse with a mattress that was shaped in V after too long usage probably, leaving just the nice feeling of the metal spring in the back. Also the beds were very noisy. There was just one "shower" (just a tap in the bathroom, and you have to remove the water afterwards by yourself) on the floor for like 15 people, and no hot water. That would be normally acceptable for a very cheap hostel, as the confort is not what to be looked for. But for this price, it could be expected better...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

valerie SIMPSON

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

12 October 2012 valerie would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very kind and welcoming, always available if you just wanted to chat and have a joke, very helpfulwith onward travel bookings and advice. The staff were always cleaning and did their best to keep the kitchen and bathroom tidy ..... as most guests seem incapable of these simple tasks !!!

Disliked: the dorms are a bit stuffy and no air conditioner just one small fan in the dorm.

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Tara Montgomery

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

17 September 2012 Tara would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff. lovely atmosphere, clean rooms. Loved the roof terrace and especially the surprise pancake breakfast.

Disliked: No complaints, would definitely go back.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly and openminded staff. not many beds per room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

06 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere. Good location.

Disliked: Rooms could be a bit cleaner.


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