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The Melting Pot Hostel Tarifa
Ranked #11 of 48 Speciality Lodging in Tarifa
Rome, Italy
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16 reviews
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“Nice position, nice staff, nice building”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

This hostel is a cozzy one in Tarifa, situated in the perfect position between the center, the port and the main beach. From the bus station u can walk 10 minutes or take a cheap cab.

Building is nice and comfrotable. Staff kind and they put nice music. Terrace is also amazing. Rooms are nice if u consider is a hostel. It could be better (doors sometimes are noisy, and the security boxes are really noisy), but u cant complain if u consider it like a hostel.

I cant give 5 star cause the bathrooms are just 2 (the ones in common I mean), and sometimes u have long line to have a shower, and worse if u have to go bathroom. Also, at midnight u have to leave the parts in common, sometimes can be a problem if u are having nice conversation with somebody in the hostel. But u can go out and continue the story in some bar in the center...

Anyway, I stayed really good,

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

Located 2 minutes away from the ferry / long beach and a 10 minute walk away from
the bus station. When we arrived, we weren't too pleased with the slow service and
by our extremely small double room with only one pillow. After questioning
downgrading to the dorms, we realized that we had payed only 0.50 euros more that
those staying in 6-person dorms, so we decided to stay in the double room. The
Internet connection was terrible and it was very noisy as they were doing
renovations around the hostel. Breakfast is included, but don't expect more than
coffee, bread and jam. Besides our not-so-good first impression, the staff were very
accommodating when my sister got sick... They checked up on her very often and
offered many times to take her to the nearest clinic. At the hostel, we were able to
buy our ticket for the fast-ferry, and could've booked windsurfing camps had we been
interested (a little pricy!!).

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013

I stayed here in July 2012 for one night and it was fine. Dormitory style rooms with small but adequate lockers. Free wi-fi and a nice kitchen. A little tricky to find but its a grand location for one night. Roughly about a 5-10 minute walk to the beach. Good value, would stay there again for the night if I am just passing through.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2013

This place has everything I look for in a hostel. Friendly and helpfull staff, Clean rooms and bathrooms, free internet connection, kitchen facilities, good price and great location. The place is a little hard to find at first but it's a 5 minute walk from the beach and the 'city' centre. I only stayed for 1 night on my way to Morocco and it was perfect for that because the port is just around the corner! If i'm heading down to Tarifa again I'll definately stay here again

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

We had a 5 bed dorm, which was spacious and clean, but a little bit cold at night despite the 2 blankets. Only 2 showers and one toilet is not really enough, so there's often a line, especially during the mornings. Otherwise the common area was quite cozy and the kitchen was spacious. Simple breakfast, but everyone happened to be there at the same time, so we grabbed a little something that was left and decided to have breakfast elsewhere. There's a cat at the hostel, which is fine, except if you're allergic and do not know about it beforehand.... Anyway the location is good, it's close to the old town and to the beach. Staff was helpful and the blackboard outside, welcoming the coming new guests, was a really nice thing!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Leoben, Austria
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

so i stayed there in december and there was no heating! so i had to use 5 blankets to be able to sleep... also poor lighning in the bathroom, but the staff was nice though ;) breakfast included and that was not so bad (well toast and tea, but better than nothing ;) )

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Manchester, UK
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Stayed here last weekend. The hostel is in a good location close to the beach and the commual areas are quite nice with a well stocked bar and comfy sofas.

On the other had we stayed in the double bed room, which is tiny noicy and the blind broke.

Also the brekfast was not great went to get breakfast at 9.30 am and I had no idea which stuff was individuals and which was communal.

I say if we did stay in the dorm the hostel would have been better and it is fairly cheap but be warned the double room is not great.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Melting Pot Hostel Tarifa

Property: The Melting Pot Hostel Tarifa
Address: Calle Turriano Gracil 5, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Tarifa
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 48 Speciality Lodging in Tarifa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location:The hostel is located in the center, very close to the famous and beautiful Tarifa beach, with its views to Africa, its white sand dunes, and turquoise waters, a true wonder… The hostel:We have completely renovated a typical Andalusian chalet, to make it as practical and comfortable for the traveler: a large fully fitted kitchen, computers for guest's use, WIFI throughout the place, nice terraces (and one of them overlooking the strait and Morocco), large living room, etc… We’ve got a place where you can keep your bags on check-out day. Breakfast and sheets are also included in the price. In addition, we also have free maps of the city, board games, and the best information and recommendations on Tarifa and its surroundings.Rooms:Our rooms are spacious, with 5, 6, or 8 beds. The beds are new and comfortable, and there are individual lockers for security. Cleanliness is an important issue for us. We have hair dryers and reading lights should you need these.Activities:W collaborate with various companies in the town so that you can take advantage of the best prices if you want to try activities like kitesurf, windsurf, scuba diving, mountain excursions, horse riding, parachuting, etc…Staff:In addition to Spanish are staff speak various languages, some better than others… we can help you in English, French, and Italian. You’ll find a member of our staff 24 hours a day for any need you may have. See you soon in Tarifa! ... more   less 
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