This hostel was great and our experience was only slightly dampened by one member of staff Marco/Roma...
He welcomed us warmly and he befriends you quickly, but is also quick to take advantage of you with his overbearing personality. This hostel is run mostly by volunteers, a great concept, and I understand the need to work for free or earn money to travel and extend your experience, but it should not come at the expense of your clients. Examples include taking over the 'communal' kitchen for 3 consecutive nights to cook pizza's to SELL to your guests, and screwing you on the exchange rate ('don't tell my boss' because the boss actually gives you a better rate..) Lesson to be learned, don't screw your clients as it may come back to bite you. His repetitive 'jokes' about your nationality start unfunny and decsend towards boring very quickly.
Aside from that, it is a great hostel, the other staff are friendly and it seems like a one big family. The showers are great, cleaned loads and the communal spaces are great for hanging out in. The room was nice and warm and the breakfast improved on the last day as some pastries were added to compliment the breads/jams/cake that are offered.
Well located within easy walking distance to both the bus terminal and the Plaza St Martin (change money there in the shopping arcade behind the red CAMBIO place - best rates).
Could do with a bit of love / paint and freshening up in places but overall an enjoyable stay
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best location...Awesome staff...Chill atmosphere...Comfy beds...$1.55 Dollar Beers...Nuff said! Location is great, 4 blocks from the main bus terminal, Central Square (Plaza San Martin), which is the heart of Cordoba, and Nueva Cordoba (student neighborhood). This enormous house has 11 bedrooms, 3 beautiful internal patios with hammocks to relax and chill, 2 living room areas, 5 bathrooms, a reception area with 24 hour assistance. Plus, if you need to buy bus tickets you can get them here at no additional cost! Turning Point Hostel offers: Excellent Location , Internet Access (free of charge) , Wi-Fi in Lobby & Most Rooms, LCD TV in main living room area + Cable TV, Private rooms and dorms of 4, 6 and 8 backpackers , Security Lockers, Guest kitchen, BBQ area, English and Spanish speaking staff, Tour Desk , Parking Lot across the street open 24 hs a day, Guest kitchen ,Bed sheets included, Laundry Service, 24 Hour Reception, free luggage storage. ... more less
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