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Al Son de los Santos
Ranked #12 of 78 Guanajuato B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 February 2013

We spent 2 weeks in the colonial cities recently, and Guanajuato was our first stop. Al Son is a small, pretty, well looked after place to stay. Excellent location on the edge of the historic centre. We like to walk everywhere, and the town centre is about 10 minutes away. In the other direction is a quiet residential neighbourhood of La Presa, with some nice eating spots. The staff here are extremely helpful, especially Carmela at the desk, who speaks excellent English after several years in Chicago. We had the suite on the second floor, which has a large bedroom, nice tiled bathroom and private small terrace. On the same floor is a spiral staircase to the rooftop deck, and a small communal kitchen area, with tea, coffee, some condiments, etc. for the use of the residents. Apart from some early evening noise from a basketball court nearby this was a perfect arrangement for us.

Room Tip: On the first floor are single / double rooms with not much light. On the second floor is the suite w...
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

This is a very nice hostel in Guanajuato. You will feel the Mexican personality everywhere. The bedrooms are good and comfortable. The bath with hot water is good also. It's not situated in the historic center but just a few blocks from the beginning of it. The ratio cost benefit is very good.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

We stayed at this hostel for two nights. Nice staffs, clean, good location. It's about 5min walk to city center. Though it was only two days to stay there but we really enjoyed the colorful city.
Thank you very much for nice stay!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

The hostel is just amazing. The staff is kind, the beds are comfortable, the bathroom is clean and the shower is hot. We just had one problem with the location: it was raining the first night and we got soaked on the way to the center. It's not far away, but it was a long way when under the rain. The most important thing is: don't take the tours they book with an agency! There is one called Guanajuato Downtown that is supposed to take 4 hours, but it's so much longer because they take you to all this unnecessairy places (one of them was supposed to be a haunted mansion! Terrible!) and you don't even go to the center of the city, since cars can't really go there. The other tour is to San Miguel Allende, but we also spent a lot of time in other places, so we had less than 1 hour to get to know the city.
The hostel is great, but if they don't change the tours, don't take them!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Hotelalson, Propietario at Al Son de los Santos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2012

thanks for your comments ofrecerun allow us to better serve our guests.
tour outside us, are tours of Guanajuato tourism office and discuss the feedback from you to them to improve the service.

thanks and hope in Guanajuato with open arms.

the owner

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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Excellent hostel close to the centre of town. Clean, friendly staff and great location. Stayed here twice and will stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Gabriel treats you as family in this very friendly and nice hostel. The breakfast qualifies this hostel as a bed and breakfast. Great location and everyone goes out of their way to help you with anything you need. I came solo and in two days I left with many friends. Great location, great people, and a great time. Thanks Gabriel! I really miss my morning breakfasts and my evening mescal.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

My daughter and I found our stay in this hostel to be just what we hoped: friendly and accommodating staff, beautiful room and adjoining patio, incredible chiliquiles and perfectly sliced fruit by Chef Gabriel and endless advice/help/fun conversations with Claudia, Alexandra and Gabriel. We walked to all points of interest and were picked up at the hostel by the tour we elected to join for cultural sites further afield. We slept in quiet and enjoyed the roof-top retreat for journaling. Spotless kitchen, tea, coffee, purified water.

Room Tip: We had the 'suite' and can recommend. The dorms were spotless as well.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Avenida de San Sebastian # 94 | Zona Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Guanajuato > Guanajuato
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #12 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Guanajuato
Price Range: £10 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Al Son de los Santos 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Guanajuato, where you'll find historic sites, theaters, museums, cultural centers, a variety of shops and the best nightlife in the city. We have common areas like a kitchenette and terrace where you can share experiences during your stay. We have 6 different and pleasant rooms for all tastes or needs; offering you a personal and attentive service within a leisure and relaxed atmosphere so you can walk away satisfied and making the most of your holiday. ... more   less 
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