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Casa de Dante Hostel
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1 review
“Beautiful view, tasty fresh breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

The whole family at La Casa de Dante made us feel so at home. We came with a group of four and were split across two rooms, both on the top floor of the establishment. This meant that we had a great view of the town. The hotel itself is very indie, with the top rooms locking with a lock and key instead of a doorknob.

Unlike other places in a similar price range, they gave us soap and clean towels and -- here's the best part -- they gave us breakfast every morning. While the steps up to the hotel can be tiring late at night, the place really can't be beat when you're looking for something fairly close to the center of Guanajuato to celebrate the Festival Internacional Cervantino.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

What a treat it was staying at La Casa de Dante - without doubt, one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in... and I've stayed in a lot! The rooms are tastefully decorated in a traditional Mexican style, all areas are kept spotlessly clean, the kitchen is well-stocked with all utensils and crockery needed, the rooftop terrace has incredible views, and the breakfast is scrumptious! Not to mention that Señora Irene, the owner, is the most delightful, warm and interesting lady. She treats you like a part of the family and goes out of her way to make you feel welcome and at home. She even placed a vase of flowers in my room on my second day there. Such a sweet touch!
Ps. Don't be put off by the steps leading up to the hostel, the moment you step through the doors and into the friendly ambience, the 5 minutes of exertion is completely forgotten! :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

La Casa de Dante has to be a top pick in Guanajuato. Easily one of the best hostels we stayed at in ten weeks travelling Mexico. The service is excellent, breakfasts delicious, view is great and rooms/beds exquisite. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay here, and especially enjoyed the lively discussions every morning with the Señora who prepares the breakfasts.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

It was an amazing hostel for a great price! I thoroughly loved my two night stay in La Casa de Dante. Dante and his staff were really friendly and always ready to help. I had a fantastic view from the bedside of my dorm. The balcony has an amazing view of the city. The place is clean, well kept, and the breakfast was a great start to the day. The only downfall for some to consider would be walking up the steps, but if you like a good workout, its awesome! Recommended!

p/s: Its really easy to get to the steps that leas to La Casa De Dante via local bus.

Room Tip: Bed 8 in the dorm has an awesome view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

I stayed at Casa de Dante while I was attending a math conference in Guanajuato. This is an excellent family run hostel that I would surely recommend. The family is extremely kind and they go out of their way to make you feel welcome. They put hand made flags of your country in the dining hall, they server delicious and creative mexican breakfasts, and they help you find your way in the city.

A colleague who had stayed before at the hostel recommended this place and he was totally right. The rooms are very clean and the decorations are very original (posters from cultural events, crafts, vivid colors, etc.). The owners also threw a party for our group when we were about to leave including a cake with math symbols!

I hope to stay again at Casa de Dante when I go back to Guanajuato.

One drawback is that there are some roosters and dogs from the neighboring houses that might wake you up.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

La Casa del Dante is an amazing place built just outside Guanajuato. The place is well maintained, very nice staff for a hostel, from the balcony we had a great view. Dante is super nice and very helpful. If you don't mind walking up a few steps to the hostel it will definitely be worth it.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Staying in this hostel in Guanajuato for two nights was a great experience. The single room I booked was excellent with great views and the breakfast, freshly prepared by a lovely Mexican grandma every morning, was simply wonderful. The clean and colorful interior with many common spaces was very nice and allows for easy interaction.

This place exceeds hostel standards by a lot and is highly recommendable. The stairs and the 15 minute walk to downtown posed no problem to me, may however be considered one for travelers with physical impairments. I fully agree to the positive aspects fellow reviewers voiced on this platform and would stay there again when returning to Guanajuato.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Casa de Dante Hostel

Property: Casa de Dante Hostel
Address: Callejon Zaragoza # 25 | Paseo de la Presa, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Guanajuato > Guanajuato
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Guanajuato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A great panoramic view and our famous Mexican breakfast is waiting for you in Casa de Dante, discover why many travelers decide to climb up 165 steps to find a bed with us; stay in a colorful private room or in a bed of our shared dorm.Further than good service and commodity, our hostel offers you a full furnished kitchen, Wi-Fi internet, laundry service, information and touristic tours, regional handicrafts and much more!Discover the best breakfast and best service only at La Casa de Dante ... more   less 
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