Walking the Via de la Plata I experienced a broad range of lodging. Considering that I was backpacking I generally had relatively low expectations for my lodging. This location is updated with a nice clean room and bath. Nice surprise.
This seems more like an hotel than an hostal. 10 minutes walking from from the city center, the room is but big but as the right size and is very clean. The beds are comfortable and although breakfast is not included in the room price you can take it a la carte in the adjoining restaurant for a very affordable price
I stayed in the Hostal Carmen for one night and was pleasantly surprised by the comfort and size of the bedroom and bathroom. I didn't eat in the restaurant so can't comment on that. WIFI reception was excellent in the bedroom and staff were friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend the Carmen for value and quality,
We three booked online in the afternoon, arrived evening, prompt efficient service. Bar area was echoey with people but quiet in room 103 above thankfully. Good WiFi. Nice big trile room with extra sofa bed (for high season families I expect). Two of us slept well in comfortable single beds side by side. Third smaller bed was springy and friend friend had a bad night. Quiet overall but that bed needs changing! Clean bathroom with extras.
Breakfast did not exist as not in season but plenty of other places locally.
Very good place but change that mattress!
Good location close to the centre. Well decorated and furnished room with a good ensuite bathroom. The bar can be a bit noisy but wasn't a problem in the room. Stayed for 2 nights and would happily stay again.