I've slept on a bamboo mat on a dirt floor for $2 a night and felt it was much better. For 400 pesos, I was given a choice between two fourth-floor rooms, one facing away from the street that was gloomy and smelled of ammonia vs. one with a street view and some sun (plus accompanying noise). I would have chosen the former, figuring I'd only be in there at night, but for the smell. I made the wrong choice. There's a major bus stopping point just down the street; it's on a major thoroughfare. The desk assured me it would quiet down by midnight, but buses were still going by at 1 AM -- not to mention incessant taxis with tire noise amplified by the stone street, plus occasional cement mixers, random construction equipment, honking horns, etc. I tried to shut the window for a while but, even with it being a cool night, the room was incredibly stuffy. The walls are paper-thin, and the doors blast shut with an echo, which was a major issue as two hall-mates were up until about 3 going in and out, slamming the doors, talking loudly, etc. The sheets were ultra-low quality, as scratchy as could be; the pillows were lumpy; I was lucky my bed was firm enough, given the other bed in the room was clearly broken-down.The shower did have good water pressure, I'll grant that, and it was clean enough. But given the overall excellent quality of places to stay I've encountered in Mexico, I can't believe you wouldn't be able to find a much better place for the money in Guanajuato to help make the stay there more enjoyable.
- Also Known As:
- El Minero Guanajuato