You would expect that a hostel was packed, noisy and dirty but Carmelita Cottages is exactly the opposite. We stayed there in two days with our two kids and really enjoyed the place. We got a private room with a bath and used to huge kitchen for breakfast and lunch. The room was simple but clean and worked fine,
There is a small garden where you can sit and relax and the hostel is 30 seconds from the beach. The people at the Hostel were great hosts and much more friendly and service minded that what we later experienced in 4 and 5 star hotels.
Santa Cruz as such was a bit of a disappointment and it seems like it is overpopulated with homeless people, drug addicts, criminals and drunks. Not a place for a family vacatiion. Carmelita Cottages felt like a safe haven in the midst of all the misery of Santa Cruz. Can highly recommend if you must go to Santa Cruz.
- Also Known As:
- Santa Cruz Youth Hostel Carmelita Cottages Hotel Santa Cruz