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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Santa Fe for research and was looking for a hostel and cheap place to stay for a week. I booked the Santa Fe International Hostel without any expectations and in a retroperspective I'm so happy that I have been there. The idea and 'culture' of a hostel is lived within this place. There was a warm welcome... More 

Thank Helena R
Mills, Wyoming
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I planned to stay here two nights but escaped after one. First of all, the gentleman who took our money repeatedly told us in detail how ill he'd been the day before and acted like his medication was still affecting his brain. Creepy. Even given that rooms are (supposed to be) cleaned by guests, this one had... More 

Thank missinglynx1955

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Boulder, CO
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I must admit I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel but they do have some unusual rules that you may or may not like. Had a private room with shared dad and will admit the room was extremely basic and the blanket had holes in it. OK, let's just say the room was pretty rundown. As this is a... More 

Thank beachbum88
Woodstock, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This was my first hostel stay. It was such a beautiful experience. We walked in and met Paul Hester at the desk. What a delight he was. Each day each one of us had a chore to do that took all of 10 minutes, at the most. We could eat anything in the fridge without a name on it and... More 

1 Thank bluefrogart
Paris, France
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Unfriendly staff. They gave me an attitude for absolutely no reason. I was "asked" to do chores which I am ok with. They did not really ask. They shouted it at me like I was their maid and then they supervised "my work" while I was cleaning. They made fun of me several times after that just to humiliate me.... More 

2 Thank Sarah S
carracar, General Manager at Santa Fe International Hostel, responded to this review

This "review" is a re-hash of a long since redacted "attack"post ... This young woman has not, recently been a guest... Both management and this person have long memories ... Preston Ellsworth for Santa fe Int'l Hostel More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

I've stayed in dozens of hostels and this was one of the absolute best! The staff and owner are so welcoming and fun to chat with. The hostel gets a donation from Whole Foods once a week, so there is always TONS of free breads, yogurt, milk, fruits, pasta etc, etc. The facilities are old but decently maintained. Guests all... More 

Thank Ally T
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

The price is great!!! It's not the Hilton, but if you want a historic Route 66 hostel that has a great social atmosphere, this is the place. I recommend staying for a few nights, as there is a lot to do in Santa Fe and surrounding area. Make sure to visit some of the local hiking trails and art museums.

Thank TGH547
Nantes, France
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We enjoyed our stay at this wonderful hostel. It's a non-profit hostel, so it doesn't cost much. In exchange, in the morning, you pick a little chore to give a hand. It doesn't take more than 5-10 minutes! They offer free food, and it's very good. It's not in the middle of Santa Fe, but it's a great experience with... More 

Thank SamuelTrip44
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115 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

I was going camping, but it was a rainy night so I decided to stay here. The room was kind of like a bunk house room but not terribly nice or clean. But heck, it was cheap. There is one somewhat unappealing part of the architecture. There are arches filled wrought iron in the hallway in front of the rooms... More 

Thank TravelingShasha
Groningen, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Loved the staff! They have great food which is free to use all day. It used to be a motel but they made it feel like a hostel. The hostel is in walking distance of pretty much everything (Santa Fe isn't that big anyway). You do have to do a chore in the morning. Personally I didn't mind that at... More 

1 Thank vincent1994vv2015

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Additional Information about Santa Fe International Hostel

Address: 1416 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505
Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Santa Fe International Hotel Santa Fe
Santa Fe International Hostel New Mexico
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“We chose the private double room with a shared bathroom. The room was not as clean as you would expect in a normal hotel, but the bedding was clean- and that is the important part to me!”
 of 5 bubbles 913beckyc, 24 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Go somewhere else, especially if you are sharing expenses with someone. You will get a motel room at roughly the same price as two of you paying for this hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles 956ninaw, 7 Nov 2014 | Read review
“dormitories -feel again like a kid on a field trip; family rooms; get to know other travelers- exchange information, make friends; walking distance from the center, museum, restaurants, plaza, all of it”
 of 5 bubbles jutta45, 7 Oct 2014 | Read review
“We took the private room with the private bathroom. it was ok if you don't need it to be clean, or if you don't mind that the only window is to the main path were people walk...”
 of 5 bubbles TheGreenBMR, 27 May 2013 | Read review
“Light sleepers should not choose a room on the street side.”
 of 5 bubbles BobB329, 24 Feb 2013 | Read review
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