tl;dr This place would do in a pinch but there are better options. Do not expect much.
I will try to start with the good. The location was OK and the place wasn't super filthy or anything. I will echo all those who have previously commented that the staff was very unfriendly. They either ignored us or just seemed bothered that we were in their way. We stayed in a private room. Thank goodness it was spring as the heater looked questionable and there didn't seem to be an air conditioner. The room was incredibly stuffy still and the window was all sorts of warped and difficult to open and did not stay open. The bed was very uncomfortable and a bit dated. Room plus bed equals poor nights sleep. The place is fairly run down and shows some pretty serious signs of its age. The staff seemed to arrive at the desk late for their assigned hours and seemed to wander off quite a bit leaving things unattended. The parking in the back was a nice addition. There were eggs to cook for breakfast.
I expect hostels to have some sort of vibe or friendliness and this place really lacks. I think the staff might work here in exchange for a place to stay and therefore are sometimes hanging out in the common areas. This would not be an issue if not for their rudeness and attitude. This place is more of a really cheap hotel or halfway house or something more than a hostel.
Essentially this place will do if you really need a sorta cheap place to sleep, although its really not that good of a deal compared to budget motels in town if you are not travelling alone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Route 66 Hostel in Albuquerque New Mexico provides budget accommodations for travelers and students. We have a selection of private rooms and also ladies and mens dorm rooms. A breakfast is included in the rate, and we have wifi in the common areas. Located on historic Route 66, between the lively downtown district and the Old Town spanish plaza, it makes visiting the city a breeze. The University of New Mexico is just a few miles from the hostel. You can walk to the bus and train station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Route 66 International Hotel Albuquerque