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Reviews of Route 66 Hostel

Hostel | 1012 Central Ave. SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102

79.0% Overall Rating

44 out of 50 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/05/2015)

Catherine Pearce thinks…

"Good bus services, need to say on booking site how to use bus from Greyhound and Amtrak. Nice communal areas, most staff friendly and helpful"

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Facilities

  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

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79.0%

Overall Rating

44 out of 50 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Route 66 Hostel'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
72.0%
Cleanliness
71.2%
Staff
86.4%
Value
84.0%
Safety
76.0%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Catherine Pearce

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 May 2015 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: Good bus services, need to say on booking site how to use bus from Greyhound and Amtrak. Nice communal areas, most staff friendly and helpful

Disliked: Lack of pans for cooking things like pasta No wash basin in dorm rest room

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Located at a safe and secure location. Not far from the transportation centre.

Disliked: The beds are a bit old, acceptable tho for the price.

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

18 April 2015

Liked: Nothing but the price - which only adds to the truthiness of you get what you pay for but then again I stayed at another hostel in Chicago for the same price and that one was well-run, clean and safely-secured (case in point, Ive never stayed at a hostel like this one that didn't offer any personal lockers for use by those renting a space within the hostel and Ive stayed at a lot of hostels over the years! it was very annoying to have to feel so ill-at ease with the general environs and other occupants that one had to take most of their personal items with them when leaving the hostel for the day!)

Disliked: Too little cleaning going on, very lax service at the front office end and worse food outlay - nothing but cheap,unhealthy food: bleached, chemically loaded white Wonderbread, vegetable oil mix that passes itself off as peanut butter (e.g. Jiffy) and multiples of cheap kid-style cereals (grocery store versions of Lucky Charms. Cornflakes, etc) along with powdered milk. A Coffee pot that looks like it was lasted cleaned about 5 yrs ago. Only decent food offered were eggs. Granted its a low price that they charge for the stay but the hostels in large cities that Ive stayed at, where the overhead must be far higher than that of ABQ, lay out a better spread at the same price so what gives?

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Only 10 blocks to transport center, bus stop just in front, supermarket few blocks away, few steps away from downtown, one block from laundry, few blocks from Old Town, easiness to get points of interest, free breakfast items, a computer, many books, two general restrooms and one for ladies.

Disliked: Very noisy wooden floors in bedrooms.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 July 2014

Liked: Very close to bars. They provided more breakfast options than most hostels.

Disliked: There seems to be a lot of bugs in the kitchen and in the bathrooms, in which they would crawl into your bag and clothes. Place isn't cleaned everyday, kitchen rag smelt so bad you could smell it from a mile away. Wouldn't cook a meal in the kitchen. Also, there was a lack of kitchen supples like plates and cutlery. There's no tv , radio or daily newspapers. The 'common room' is super small, with very uncomfortable furniture which needs to be updated ASAP! There is a lot of long term rentals which are mainly occupied with much older people. Not a very social place for anyone younger than 30. The bunk beds don't have ladders or rails for the top bunk, not very safe. People preferred to sleep on couches in the rooms rather than the actual beds. Not a very social hostel, they seem to have a lot of staff that don't work and the hostel doesn't organize events or anything to do.

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

Ret Ahimsa

Alone

Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2014 Ret would recommend this property

Liked: The property has some beautiful murals. The front and side porches are very relaxing. Tour of hostel was clear and people present were introduced.

Disliked: There are so many people that the kitchen gets crowded, but everyone is polite and shares well. What was expected was noted clearly on large cards in the coffee area. Small detail was the rag holder kept coming out of the wall in the kitchen.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Chrissie Reed

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 May 2014 Chrissie would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was in a good location near lots of bars and the rooms were clean. The man who owns the hostel is very friendly and incredibly helpful, he had lots of advice on places to visit.

Disliked: The toilet in the female dorm was separate from the sink which was strange

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Kim Lundgren

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2014 Kim would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, pub downstairs

Disliked: Need bigger common area

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to Greyhound and Amtrak. Also walking distance to Old Town and Downtown's bars. Quiet place with breakfast and good wifi. Alone in a dorm for 3 nights. Good facilities.

Disliked: Staff member who checked me in didn't even show me the room. He said nothing about the breakfast or facilities. Other guys were showing new guests around.

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

Carole Parker

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2013 Carole would recommend this property

Liked: Met some very interesting travelers

Disliked: The mattresses could be in much better condition

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: only hostel in town

Disliked: not much atmosphere creepy old dudes staying there

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

Si Long Tou

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

17 October 2013 Si Long would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was very friendly and its easy to make new friends. There are free breakfast (you have to make it yourself tho) & free coffee & tea!! I stayed in dorm room and it was neat and clean. Staffs are extremely helpful too!

Disliked: basically nth...it would be nice if there were any hair dryers to borrow tho

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

08 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is a great location and the staff are very friendly. It has a very rustic "hostel" feel to it and was really easy to meet other travellers. The common room was fantastic and the wifi decent.

Disliked: The building is quite old and a coat of paint in certain areas wouldn't go astray however not so much that I wouldn't stay there again.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near downtown, friendly, cheap

Disliked: They lost my reservation so I lost the 10% (4 dollars) I already paid.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good combination of free stuff, friendly staff, clean

Disliked: Not a lot.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff.

Disliked: Nothing.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Rebecca Forster

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 September 2012 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: It is an easy walk from the Amtrak and Greyhound stations, and close to major transport networks. The staff were really helpful even when my booking hadn't come through the system yet. There is a LOT of free food. Clean towels and linen which was surprisingly soft! When my laptop was playing up and wouldn't connect to the internet they reset the router even though it turned out to be my laptop that was the problem, and were just generally all you could want from hostel staff!

Disliked: There were no lockers in the rooms but padlocks on my bag seemed secure enough for a quietish area of town. OK so the beds are a little rickety, but I've had worse and in more expensive places.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Dominic Satchell

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2012

Liked: Free eggs and not too far from the greyhound made it a good resting spot for the night.

Disliked: No lockers, not very clean particularly the bathrooms, fairly dull and quiet. Was fine for a one night stay for a decent rest between bus journeys but I wouldn't recommend staying much longer.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Julia Besnard

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 May 2012 Julia would recommend this property

Liked: Charming, central, cheap. Free breakfast, towel, coffee anytime. Good kitchen. Friendly atmosphere.

Disliked: No proper maps of the city. Very few outlets in the dorm. No mirrors in the dorm.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

29 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great and so is the staff. Clean safe hostel for the price. Can't beat it

Disliked: Nothing bad about this hostel.. cleaner than some I've been in

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

michaela boennelykke

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 March 2012 michaela would recommend this property

Liked: Good friendly staff. Close to downtown party area. Very homy feeling. Excellent breakfast!

Disliked: The radiator was either really hot and noisy or cold and quite. The plastic under the sheet was a bet much, but I guess it's part off the hostel feeling.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel,just like our own home!

Disliked: lack of travel materials,such as maps.

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

Andrew Yahl

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 February 2012 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: The location was the best. About 10 minute walk from the Old Town and there is a grocery store right near by.

Disliked: I did not like some of the staff members. Most were very helpful and accommodating but some were not.

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

E Nhouvannasack

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 January 2012 E would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very helpful and sweet!

Disliked: E left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice homely atmosphere. Excellent free breakfast provided. Location was ideal between downtown and the old town.

Disliked: No lockers (although staff were happy to lock valuables up behind reception desk).