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“Dirty Linen, Filthy Small 1 br Apartment in which owenr lives (not a hostel). DO NOT STAY!!!!!”

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Backpackers San Juan
Reviewed 8 June 2010

This place was disgusting. I've been traveling to different hostels in different countries and have never seen one like this. This place is actually a 1 bedroom apartment in which the owner lives. There is a makes shift room that is separated by only a board that is supposed to be the door (this is where you will be staying). There is no privacy, the owners clothes are hanging up in the rooms, the place is dusty, hot, and the linens are dirty and even witnessed the owner putting new customers on the old linens that the old customers left. We had to request new linens and it smelled of body odor and had stains on it that could be scraped off. People came to this place and turned right back around. The neighborhood is horrible and the pictures on the website (which was the basis for me booking my stay here) are nothing like the actual place. You are made to feel like you have to move around the owner who is always right there in your face. He makes you eat outside (when he needs the space, which seems to be always), you have no air, no tv, no anything and the place is in such a bad neighborhood there are police with big rifles walking up and down constantly warning tourists of the dangers of the neighborhood. We were told on the way back to the "hostel" one day that a man had just been killed one block over and that we should not be out at night or walking. The owner also has an obsession with looking up porn on the public shared computer while you are right there. Take my advice and NEVER STAY HERE!!! I have never left anyone a bad review but this place was hell in disguise. I would post pics if i was able to but there is no option to leave pictures on here. RUN RUN RUN WHILE YOU CAN!!!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Backpackers San Juan

Address: 1614 Calle Jose H Cora, San Juan 00909-2813, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 24 Speciality Lodging in San Juan
Price Range: £14 - £26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reservation (PayPal) suggested. Working class neighborhood @ Santurce, (San Juan Barrio); ½ hour walking distance from beach and approximately 20 minutes by bus from additional beach (bus wait time approx. 10 minutes). Clean and Secure locked third floor location. ... more   less 
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