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Santa Cruz Youth Hostel Carmelita Cottages

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3 Jul 2017
“More like a boarding house from the 1950's...”
13 Mar 2017
“Great atmosphere, limited parking”
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I'll start by saying that if this hostel changed some of its policies it would actually be a lovely hostel - pretty cottages, great location, clean rooms. BUT - their policy that you must leave the hostel between 11am and 5pm is just ridiculous -...More

2  Thank Elisha R
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I've stayed with family members in mixed dorm rooms in several of the cottage-style buildings and enjoyed it each time. The atmosphere is great: both the buildings and the people who share the space with you. Walking distance to the Santa Cruz boardwalk (amusement park...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

I really enjoyed this hostel in Santa Cruz, especially that i had nowhere to go when I got there. Everything was super clean and the staff was nice. It was a minute walk from the beach. The only thing I didn't like is that everyday...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed staying here. Location is really close to the beach and also a short walk to downtown. Hostel was clean, room was great. The staff were really nice and helpful when I was needing anything. The only downside was you have no access in...More

1  Thank Ross C
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I think this is the cleanest hostel I have ever been. The bathroom and the shower were impecable, I was barefoot all the time! The room and bed were comfortable and there's even a living room in each cottage (there was one in mine at...More

Thank Carla V
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"Whatever they have available is nice."
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"Cottages small. personal preference important if you want privacy. We liked room in main building better."
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"I like the private rooms because there is less distractions from other people coming and going during the..."
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"Families room are available but quickly reserved."
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