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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Azul Cielo Hostel

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Azul Cielo Hostel
Ranked #2 of 113 Speciality Lodging in Oaxaca
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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Wonderful place and people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

We have stayed in the hostel few weeks ago. We were traveling around Mexico and stayed in few hotels along the way. This one was definitely one of the best. Fantastic staff, great atmosphere, great people, yummy breakfast included in the rate, colorful and quirky, clean and simply amazing. Thank you for looking after the strange Polish group. You are ace! x

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

It's a real shame about the beds in this place, it would be a great hostel if the mattresses were not rock hard and quite small (1,20m / 47 inch for a matrimonial) and if all rooms would face the garden.

The staff is really nice and helpful, they offer affordable and good tours, the garden is cute, and the breakfast is tasty, but we slept so poorly that we would not return here. The single beds in the dormitories might be better but we tried 2 privates with matrimonial beds and both had the insanely hard mattresses.

Also, the first room (# 3) faced the street and was reeeeally noisy, so avoid #2-4. The one facing the garden was quiet though and very nice in context of the price.

So, Azul Cielo, pleeeeease change your mattresses and we will gladly come back!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

We stayed at Hostal Azul Cielo and it was a great experience!! The price is good, the location is excellent and the customer service is awesome!!! Not only has a beautiful hostess but also offers coupons and advices on which places to go to and if u are a friendly person, you may even gat to go to a pub or bar with other guests, your hosstess and her colorful friends!!!!
I would certainly recomend it to anyone visiting Oaxaca!!! =D
Thank a lot Silvia!!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

This place is really cool, the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The hotel is clean and located 15 min walking from the center. I felt my self there like at home. Breakfast is very good. In the hotel there is good wifi internet connection.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

I recently spent a week in Oaxaca during the Guelaguetza. Azul Cielo was just right. Near the center of town, simple, clean, affordable. Staff was terrific and helpful beyond the call of duty and the fellow travelers a mix of young and older, foreigners and Mexicans. The interior garden and kitchen/lounge areas were comfortable and inviting and having use of the kitchen to make some simple meals with the delicious local produce was a welcome option to restaurant meals.

Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

I stayed at Azul Cielo twice. The first time was in one of the dorms on the 1st floor (2nd if you're American) and found the place terribly wanting. The room wasn't well ventilated, the coil mattress was uncomfortable and the Internet barely worked.

The second time I returned because I had left something behind the first time and was hoping I'd find it. No luck there, but the dorm on the ground floor near the kitchen and common area was far better. Breakfast was good and the Internet worked.

The price includes a two hour bicycle rental which is great and I managed to cover a fair bit of ground thanks to it.

I am a bit disappointed that they don't have a way to refill water bottles so you've got to buy a new plastic bottle every time you run out of water.

All in all, for the price, the place is average, not bad at all, but nothing to write home about. I've been in far better hostels at the same price range in other cities, but I must admit, this is the only one I've stayed in in Oaxaca city.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Venice, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

My friend and I were on vacation in Oaxaca for a week - we stayed at the Azul Cielo which is a charming, unpretentious place. There are a couple of dorms for the backpackers and then a handful of private rooms. We had a private room and bath for $38/night - it was spotlessly clean, great shower/hot water, fresh flowers, and a nice simple breakfast. The lovely staff -- all young people -- spoke great English (or, if you desired, Spanish) and went out of their way to offer advice, help look for things we wanted on the Internet. There's a nice glider couch under an awning and a lovely kitchen area with chairs and books and WiFi. We met some very very interesting people there, including a famous Mexican sculptor there with his daughter and a couple who grew and imported chia seeds!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Azul Cielo Hostel

Property: Azul Cielo Hostel
Address: Arteaga | Arteaga num. 608 Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 113 Speciality Lodging in Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Azul Cielo Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located 10 minutes from the Historic Center of Oaxaca City, one block from the House of Culture of Oaxaca, two blocks from the market of La Noria, our house is near the mall Plaza Cristal; our property is located opposite the bus stop.Enjoy reading a good book in our garden, or if you like adventure get to know Oaxaca by bike.Our house is in charge for local people, for your benefit, we help you plan your stay in Oaxaca, more than a trip it will be an adventure. ... more   less 
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