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Casa Caracol
Ranked #2 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Cadiz
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 August 2014

The best hostel I ve ever been,very clean, cozy, well located, and the staff is amazing. They are friendly and make you feel home. You can also go for the day trips have dinners and bbqs.
I'd love to be in Casa Caracol for another amazing trip.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We stayed in der double room for two nights in August 2014. There was a big bunk bed, a self bulid couch, one table and a small shelf which was sufficient for two nights. Unfortunatly it was not really clean. Meaning the was a lot of dust, dead flys and the cuchions were really old. and it was hot ;) We had an AC but it didnt reach the bunk bed. the bathroom was goos and clean and heated with solal powter which i really liked.

Besides that the staff was awesome, the hostel really friendly and colorful. You could see that the people really put a lot of love into the hostel. They also offered day trips and had a really nice living room.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Great hostel in a great location! Rooms are large and very clean and so are bathrooms and kitchen. Very friendly staff that always has advice on places to eat and stuff to do. Atmosphere is very nice and layed back, great place to relax!

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Arrived. Greeted with bizarre rule book which went into ridiculous details (don't put ash in the flower pots) and had a kind of joking theme that didn't really work. The place did not feel that welcoming generally, or as another traveler put it, it felt "tense".
After coming back from an evening meal I was saying good night to a friend. We were standing at the front desk talking in a normal voice. The staff member rudely asked us to be quiet and consider other people. I find it unbelievable normal conversations are not tolerated at the front desk of a hostel. This lead to me sitting out on the street (yes, this is a hospitality business, irony not lost). Except this was also too much. And then the staff just became ruder. "You see that room there? You see? Stand up and come and see! I want you to stand up and come and see! Why should they not sleep?" This continued for sometime. We were speaking in low voices outside of the property. I own and run a hostel and I would fire someone who spoke to guests like that. I'd probably fire myself for creating a hostel that basically becomes grim and stressful at night because the design seems to not have considered any space for reasonable amounts of noise. Me and my party left the next day. Out of three week trip around Spain and Morocco, this was definitely the low point by far. Avoid.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Hostel looks really nice, cosy and relaxed. Fine breakfast, rooms and bathrooms. The best about this hostel is how it looks, the people, the location and all the activities they organize. Sleeping is only not very good: the whole hostel is open, so you can hear everything and everyone... If they do something about that, it would be the best hostel I've been to I think!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Casa Caracol is one of those hostels you find once in a blue moon and never want to leave - many don't! Colourful small rooms, an amazing rooftop terrace with hammocks if your budget's tight, a starlit open air shower on the roof, pancakes for breakfast and always something delicious for the evening meal - all cooked by the staff who are super talented. Not only at cooking, but also at making you feel instantly at home and part of some magical family. They lay on walking tours of the city, outings to beaches and Roman romains and much much more besides. What they don't know about the area isn't worth knowing. Sunsets and great beaches minutes away - culture and sangria. A place to relax deeply and enjoy life to the full. Treat yourself to a slice of paradise. I loved it all.

Room Tip: Choose the ones onto the street - they have more light
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Let's just say there aren't too many places where you can take a shower under an open sky. And then relax in a hammock. But even without the rooftop terrace it would be a great place. It feels like the staff live here and you are a friend who is visiting. The dinners each night really bring people together and are a good option to eat on a budget.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Casa Caracol

Address: Calle Suarez de Salazar 4, 11006 Cadiz, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Cadiz
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Cadiz
Price Range: £22 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa Caracol 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The original Cadiz hostel, Casa Caracol is a chilled & relaxed place. We are located in the heart of the Cadiz old town less than a 5 minute stroll from the beaches & the train/bus station. Looking for FREE hot breakfasts, a rooftop terrace with hammocks & a cool outdoor shower – rock up to Casa Caracol!! Free fast WIFI everywhere. Proudly we have been the No 1 rated hostel on TripAdvisor, Google review, HostelWorld & Holiday Check for years. What else we got? • Surfing in El Palmar • Sandboarding in Bolonia • Cheap home cooked meals every night • Cheap bike rentals • Great home cinema ... more   less 
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