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“Very nice” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostal Alborada

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Hostal Alborada
Ranked #10 of 32 Tarifa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

My mother and I stayed here for one night and we were very impressed. It was clean, comfortable and the facilities were very good. The staff were friendly and helpful; one of our lamps had a bulb not working and they came instantly to replace it. Our toilet was also not working, this was also rectified immediately.

The hostel is well located, a few minutes walk to the beach and shops/restaurants, I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rachel Y
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Buenos Aires
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26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed one night in Tarifa (would recommend more nights if you're going, it's a nice little surfer town!) after arriving at the lone bus stop at the north (I think?) end of town. The hotel is well-advertised for the most part (via signs from the city bus station / stop) with a good location, although the walk to the ferry ports (to Tangier/Morocco/Africa) are a good 10 blocks away or so.

Upon arrival, it was quite clean with a friendly staff. English is "sort of" understood except for the night watchman. A large supermarket is less than a block away while a smaller convenience store (kiosko) opened 24x7 is right around the corner as well. Our experience was a well-maintained and cleaned room (with a HUGE bathroom) and small balcony facing the street. At first there was a concern with noise coming from down below (it was a weekend night) but things died down in this part of town and it was rather peaceful by 11pm.

The only complaints were a lack of an in-room safe for valuables and weak Wi-Fi signal which forces you to go downstairs to get a strong enough signal for a connection. Otherwise a pleasant experience all around.

Room Tip: Noise from the streets outside usually dies down a few hours after sunset
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank amokinsa
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Rennes, France
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

Tarifa is a really nice place to visit and one night at alborada hostal was perfect ! After a swim at chica beach which is 10 min walk from the hostal we had a wonderfull visit of the city and dinner at tarifa old city

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Olivierix
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Holland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

The Alborada hostal was a very nice experience! Very friendly owners and nice atmosphere. Lots of space to meet with other travelers. Rooms are clean, water nice and hot, showers the best we've ever had in any hotel anywhere!! Nice breakfast of toast olive-oil and tomato, as well as lovely orangejuice. Neighboorhood looked iffy at first but absolutely no problem. Very close to old town of Tarifa, banks, shops etc. We stayed two nights in stead of one as we originally planned. Very nice to feel so comfortable in a hotel! Excellent value!!!

Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Theerosa
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Golden, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

Not a hostel. This is a quality hotel at a great price 45 euros/night mid-November. Comfortable, clean and quiet. Quiet street about 4 blocks from the port. Very hospitable and helpful owner.
Too elegant to be called a hostel. No guest kitchen or cooking facilities.
Free luggage storage for our two day trip into Morocco.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aaron A
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EXETER ONTARIO CANADA
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012

We spend 3 nights here while visiting Morocco and Gibraltar, this past September. We were a bit suspect of the area when arriving, but absolutedly no problem, main street just around the corner and a great pleasant walk to the harbour. The place is immaculate including the rooms and common areas. Owners very helpful and even drove us to the ferry dock in the morning. Would recommend this.

Wayne D

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PLUGGER2
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Alta Loma, California
Level Contributor
375 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

This hostel is located outside of the walls of Tarifa. But only about 7 min walk. We have never stayed in a hostel before but if this is what hostels look like then we will stay again (I do think this is the exception) We arrived here early so the town was very quiet and the area seemed sketchy. But when we got to the hostel we explained to the owners that we were heading to Morrocco. He offered to hold our bags till we came back, which was great. The small town was great when we returned and had our meal there. But the best suprice was when we got to our room. It was spacious and clean. Yes the windows face the street but nose was never a problem. We had a ensuite bathroom which was nice and clean. This hostel was centrally located to all and a great stop over to our trip to Morrocco. Would recommend to all.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SteveLalaE
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Property: Hostal Alborada
Address: Calle San Jose N 40 11380, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Tarifa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Tarifa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Alborada 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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