Arc House - Córdoba
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Arc House - Córdoba

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#2 of 4 inns in Cordoba
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Hostal Osio is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Cordoba, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Hostal Osio is a charming inn offering air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The inn features 24 hour front desk, a rooftop terrace, and a sun terrace. Plus, guests can enjoy free breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Cordoba.

While staying at Hostal Osio, visitors can check out Visual Axes (0.1 mi) and Historic Centre of Cordoba (0.2 mi), some of Cordoba's top attractions.

While staying in Cordoba, you can check out a popular French restaurant like Martina Cakes, which is serving up some great dishes.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular gardens, such as Tiered Gardens of The Alcazaba, Jardin Botanico de Cordoba, and Jardines de la Victoria.

Enjoy your stay in Cordoba!

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
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C. Osio, 6 Center, 14003 Cordoba Spain
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77aa77 wrote a review Oct 2020
Ireland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the smoothest and most efficient communication I’ve had with lodging staff. And it was all done through WhatsApp!
Great value for the money. Very quiet, great location, fully equipped kitchen, and a big and sunny roof terrace.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Martina F wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my partner spent one night here and we found the place very nice! Perfect to spend few days in this beautiful city. Very clean and well located. We really liked the terrace too.
Good value for the price 🙂
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AmeriEuroMan wrote a review Dec 2006
Mamaroneck, New York
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Just a 5 minute walk east of the mosque in a residential neighborhood, on an incredibly narrow street, with about 5 prized private parking places. The door is always answered by a mature, friendly adult. I was unsure about staying in a place with "hostal" in the name, which conjured up images of bunk beds, and odd teenagers running the place -- This was nothing like that! The managers seemed to me to be a family of brothers and sisters around 60 years old. At checkin, they took the keys to my car, and kept it safely parked out front for free, moving it whenever they needed to. They offered advice for locally favorite restaurants that proved very accurate. Travelers speaking only English may not be able to enjoy this benefit to the full, however, as most staff I spoke to seemed far more at ease with Spanish.
Hostal Osio was a bargain for 45 Euros nightly. The room was perfectly clean. It's an old family home, generously decorated with plants and colorful furnishings. There is a small "internet room" where you can go online with the desktop provided (for a nominal fee), and there is also a hot coffee/tea machine.
My wife and I visited Cordoba for 4-days in mid-December, which is very off-season, but we were lucky to enjoy terrific weather: sunny, highs of 68 degrees, but chilly lows in the 40s. Throughout the south of Spain, heating is used sparingly, but Hostal Osio cranks it up from about 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. which sends you nicely off to sleep, but getting out of bed in the morning can be an eye-opening experience. Obviously this a purely a seasonal consideration and not a concern in the baking-hot summer.
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Date of stay: December 2006
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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thetravelrabbit wrote a review Apr 2023
Dallas, Texas
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It would have been nice if, at the time of online booking on Hotels.com, the hostel information specified that their only bathroom was also to be shared with 5 other rooms inside the building.

Had we known that, we would have booked a different hotel. It's not bad, but if you want privacy, you're not getting it here.
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Date of stay: April 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Very noisy at night
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MadridMan-in-Madrid wrote a review Mar 2013
Madrid, Spain
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hostal Osio:
My friend and I spent two nights at the very cute, old-style Hostal Osio last week. We had two double rooms, but were charged the single-room rate (30 Euros each - Low Season until mid-March) since we were the only occupants in each. We were given the only two ground-level rooms facing the street, Calle Osio. The Hostal has two open-air patios, but only one is large enough for the 4 tables with chairs, bench, and lots of plants. Just off the patio is a vending-machine room which sells soft drinks, beer & wine as well as a small desk with a computer-internet terminal. Aside from the tables and chairs, there's also one sofa, chess board and books to read. When leaving the hostal, be it for a short walk or for the day, guests must leave room keys at reception in the tray or on the desk - which isn't always attended. Upon returning, all guests must ring the bell for one of the attendants to open the door and give you your room key. This seemed a bit uncomfortable, particularly if you return late at night, not wanting to bother other guests, but I suppose it's also a way for the hostal to keep track of who comes and goes. There are two large recycling bins located in the street, just outside the street-facing rooms - like ours. At 3:30am one night and 11:30pm the next night a worker wheeled the big bins out and back one at a time, bumping the heavy bins along the cobblestones, waking me up very abruptly the first night, not knowing what that very loud, vibrating, machine-gun noise was outside my window. I imagine the patio-facing rooms don't hear a thing. My friend in the adjacent room facing the street didn't hear anything, but his window was a little further down. My room directly faced the recycling bins.

The Rooms:
I had room #8 and my friend had room #9, which are the three windows facing the street and immediately to the left of the Hostal Osio's entrance. The rooms themselves were very clean and spacious enough for the bed, a chair, two night stands, and a bench. The wood-beam ceilings were cathedral height and had a ceiling fan. The decorations are basic but nice. My room had a big window in the bedroom and another in the bathroom so there was plenty of natural light and fresh air. The 12-inch TVs are wall-bracket mounted and probably 10-years old and had about 20 channels, the first 4 of which were tarot-card reading programs. If you can figure out how to do it with the remote control, you can change the language of American programs/movies broadcasted to English (that's what I did). My friend couldn't get his TV to turn on part of the time. The TVs require about 3-steps to get a channel to turn on. Mine worked fine apart from having a tinny sound. Provided in-room was an electric kettle and a tea-bag, cups, a package of cookies and a package containing a muffin. This was a nice detail for the room when you want a light breakfast or just something to snack on at night. Rooms are cleaned and beds are made daily, but hanging bathroom towels aren't replaced with fresh ones - which is okay by me. Both our rooms had closets with some shelves and hangers.

Bathroom:
All rooms have a private, complete and clean bathroom. They provide a single packet of shower jel and a pump, hand-soap dispenser on the sink and two plastic cups for drinking water. The water was fresh and tasted good. The bathtub shower was big and had a hand-held shower head. The water pressure was strong and water was (very) hot both at night and in the morning. My friend's room, #9, had a 3-step UP to the big, windowless bathroom. IMPORTANT NOTE: We both only had one bathroom "issue", but it's an important one and would probably have been a deal-breaker had I known before making the reservation. Because it's located in "La Judería", the old Jewish Quarter, they have plumbing issues. It's the same in Granada's Albaicín (old Jewish quarter), in fact. So what's the "issue", you ask? There's a small placard next to the toilet stating, in 3-languages, that all toilet tissue must be disposed of in the foot-lever-lidded trash receptacle instead of being thrown in the toilet itself. Well, I don't know about you, but this is rather... umm.... unpleasant to say the least, PARTICULARLY if you're sharing the room. Depending on one's "constitution", of course, that trash receptacle holding said toilet tissues can smell a bit funky by morning. Trash is emptied daily with the room cleaning. I'm very surprised I hadn't found this detail mentioned in any of the other Hostal Osio reviews so maybe it was only our two rooms???

Comfort:
The mattress was comfortable, but the two pillows were a bit flat so I doubled them up for more comfort. Floor rugs were on both sides of the bed. I was a bit concerned about the temperature of the room as "hostales" tend to be a bit chilly and they sometimes turn off the heat at night. But not at this place! Our rooms had modern radiators which stayed on 24-hours a day. Upon entering the room it was toasty warm and the beds had 2 thick blankets plus the bedspread. I was plenty warm at night in bed and it was chilly outside the days we were there. I noticed my room had air conditioning, too.

Location:
Hostal Osio is very well-located on a mainly pedestrian, cobblestone Calle Osio, 6, just about one block east of the Córdoba Mosque-Cathedral in what's known as "La Judería", the old Jewish Quarter, really the main part of Córdoba's Old Town. Calle Osio itself is narrow but not a through-street so only local traffic drives along its 130 meters length. I think I heard 2 cars pass through very, very slowly during my mornings/evenings there. There are no other stores or commercial entities along it until you hit Calle Alfayatas going south towards the river, where there's an old-fashion convenience store, attended by a middle-aged Spanish man. There, they sell all the basic foods, snacks, and drinks as well as some dry-goods. They are open until at least 10pm. Continuing another 60 meters south on Calle Alfayatas you hit the main northeast-southwest one-lane street Calle Cardenal González passing through "La Judería" and paralleling the river ("Rio Guadalquivir"), where there are dozens of shops, bars, restaurants, and other hostales/hotels as well as a lot more foot traffic and very light car traffic. All these streets, including Calle Osio and Calle Alfayatas, are very well-lighted and at no time did I feel unsafe or uneasy, even walking back alone at night.

Internet:
Wi-Fi Internet is free to guests, but can only be accessed, as explained by the hostess/receptionist, in the reception area and in the rooms surrounding the main (nice) patio because the walls are so thick. Not sure why an additional router couldn't have been installed for the rooms surrounding the smaller patio, like mine. But even while sitting in the larger patio, I couldn't constantly connect. There were several interruptions. This was a minor issue.

Summing Up:
Hostal Osio is a comfortable, old-style hostal just barely off-the-beaten-track in Córdoba's "La Judería", and a good value in the off-season. High season prices reach 60 Euros. For 60 Euros, I'd expect just a bit more like better TVs and better internet connection, but at 30 Euros in the off-season, I can't complain. The toilet-tissue disposal "issue" would have been a deal-breaker had I known before making the reservation. If traveling alone, I think some people could put up with it.
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Date of stay: March 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Best to request a patio-facing room and not a street-facing room in order to avoid the late-night...
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Katriina_H wrote a review Mar 2012
Punkaharju, Finland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My daughter and I stayed in Hostal Osio for two nights.
Location of the hostel was very good, in the heart of the historic center of Cordoba, yet quiet. Staff was friendly, the patio beautiful and the room spacious. We had reserved a double-room, but we were asked to change to a bigger (!!) room with the same price.
I think this hostel was really worth of its price!
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Date of stay: March 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Our room was one step away from the patio - lovely!
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jess_779 wrote a review Apr 2011
Chicago, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at this hostal for one night in Cordoba with two other friends. It was a last-minute booking and we were so lucky to grab a room during the busiest time of the year in Spain, Holy Week.

Everyone who works there were very friendly, professional, and helpful with your questions about Cordoba. Our room was on the first level and it overlooked the lovely courtyard; it was very spacious, had three twin beds, a private & spacious bathroom (we soooo appreciated the nice shower stall after our other stays w/ rooms with broken shower heads) and 'extra' touches in the room & the hostal that shows the owners care for their guests. The room included free wifi and the location is a few minutes walk to Cordoba's main attraction, the Mezquita.

I would definitely recommend this hostal during your trip in Spain; for us, it was one of the loveliest & most memorable hostals we have stayed during our 10 day trip in Spain.
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Date of stay: April 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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juanjo29 wrote a review Oct 2010
Derby, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Right at the heart of Cordoba, only a couple of minutes short walk away from the Cathedral (previously a mosque). Staff are extremely helpful, and give good tips about where to go to visit the city, etc. Parking is not a problem unless you need your car to go around the city, but that's hardly ever necessary. The rooms at the front can be a bit noisy, since the windows look onto the street, but the ones overlooking the courtyards are quiet. Very clean, all rooms have a bathroom en-suite. I can't think there are better places in Cordoba to stay for the amount I paid! Even has internet access.
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Date of stay: May 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mary M wrote a review Nov 2009
Minnesota
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Friends of ours saw this hostal while in Cordoba (but didn't stay there). There opinion was it looked like a good place to stay--close to major attractions, attractive courtyards, clean rooms, nice staff. All of those things are true, but the beds were uncomfortable, the ceiling fan didn't work, the AC did work but was really noisy, and worst of all, the noise from motor bikes and cars and, most especially, the trash dumpsters being emptied in the night right under our windows, made this place a nightmare. Also, the next street is full of women who appeared to be prostitutes, which may have accounted for some of the late-night traffic down our street! The hostal is not staffed at night with English speakers. This presented a problem when our friend's door lock was broken (?) and a workman had to be summoned. It took them one and one-half hours to break the lock and get her into her room, which could then only be locked by a flimsy slide-lock on the inside. Meanwhile, she had fallen asleep sitting up in the courtyard!! Maybe this problem is a recurring one, because our door could only be locked while we were inside by use of a similar slide lock. Finally, the hostal says it has parking. Yes, it does. But, you have to drive to a parking garage several blocks away and then walk back through the throng of women soliciting business. Moreover, getting to the hostal is extremely difficult and the hostal did not provide directions when we booked.
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Date of stay: October 2009
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pali Aha wrote a review Apr 2019
Waikiki, Hawaii
4.0 of 5 bubbles
(1) LOCATION: historic district.
(2) WiFI: good to upload videos.
(3) STAFF loves children. The pictured woman loves children and has great stories about her desire to have some. So if you have any, bring them along.

(-) BEDS not bolted down, no lamp, no curtains, no shelf.
(-) FOAM mattresses.
(-) BATHROOM old & could use sprucing up.
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Date of stay: April 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Haike K asked a question Apr 2016
Vancouver, Canada
Is there a small fridge in the room?
Maria Elena I asked a question Sept 2016
Tres Arroyos, Argentina1 contribution2 helpful votes
buen día.... aceptan mascotas ???... un perro mediano
Answer from Luis Miguel C
Valdemoro, Spain109 contributions17 helpful votes
No estoy seguro, pero imagino que si porque son apartamentos.
Answer from Lukepm
Maccarese, Italy177 contributions41 helpful votes
It is a good hostal in the center of the city! It is very very cheap! It is a good choice! Have a nice holiday
thetravelrabbit wrote a tip Apr 2023
Dallas, Texas27 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very noisy at night"
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Jacopo B wrote a tip Aug 2017
7 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I only tried the double bed room. Very cheap, with private bathroom, air conditioning and tv."
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F0xTales wrote a tip Jul 2017
Verona29 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"most rooms give onto the central patio, and all quiet (in a residential side street with maybe a car an hour that passes during the day)."
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Sarah B wrote a tip May 2017
Grenoble5 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"best location, nice rooftop, quaint hostel"
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Fahad Qamar wrote a tip May 2017
Lahore, Pakistan97 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are almost the same"
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£24 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hostal osio córdoba, hostal osio hotel córdoba
LOCATION
SpainAndaluciaProvince of CordobaCordoba
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arc House - Córdoba
Which popular attractions are close to Arc House - Córdoba?
Nearby attractions include Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba (0.1 miles), Tablao El Cardenal (0.2 miles), and Centro histórico de Córdoba (0.1 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Arc House - Córdoba?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bodegas Mezquita Cruz del Rastro, Bodegas Mezquita Corregidor, and Taberna Casa Pedro Ximénez.
Is Arc House - Córdoba located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the centre of Cordoba.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arc House - Córdoba?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Arc House - Córdoba?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba (0.1 miles), Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos (0.3 miles), and Plaza del Potro (0.2 miles).
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