My partner had always dreaded going to hot countries but I had missed it. I persuaded him that a break in Nerja in October would be good as it would be a bit cooler than the summer months.
I had never been to a hostal before. But when I read reviews it sounded better than a hotel, so I decided to give it a try.
The shuttle dropped us very close to the hostal. Once inside, we were greeted by the lovely host Tanya. She told us all about the facilities in the hostal and locally, providing us with a map of Nerja. She marked out a few of the good restaurants that her family also use.
She said not to hesitate if we needed anything.
We were pleasantly surprised by the room which was just like a more expensive hotel room. It contained a safe free of charge, a huge wardrobe, comfortable double bed, table with tea and coffee making facilities (replenished daily) the bathroom actually contained a bath and shower which was great news for me as I am not keen on showers. The room had a small tv and a great air conditioning system. The roof terrace is a little gem, with sunbeds and 2 dining tables and chairs, and a shaded lounging area. The room was cleaned daily, and towels changed.
Part way through our holiday we had to confirm the return pick-up with the shuttle service. Tanya was only too happy to make that call for us, and would not accept payment.
We checked out at 11am but had a few hours before going to the airport. We were allowed to leave our cases until it was time to go. Pepe helped us with the luggage when we collected it and chatted for a few minutes. We told him we did not want to leave, and we will definitely go back there. (PS Pepe, I have never seen such white teeth, haha) We wish this lovely young couple every success.
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