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La Loma Del Chivo Hostel

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Columbus, Georgia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Anybody staying here especially those who are going through airbnb to rent a room / cabin should have their heads examined. This was probably one of the worst places that I've stayed at. This is not the place to take children. This establishment is at the end of a dirt and stone dead end road. This place has so many...

Thank Rev Johannes M
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We booked this place thru airbnb because it was the only place available at that time in marathon. If you have kids please dont choose this place. The place dont have locks. So you will sleep in a place that you wont feel safe in middle of nowhere and hippies community. The shared bathroom is also not a good idea...

1Thank congchihan
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This place in not luxury BUT you will not find a more unique place or a more interesting place anywhere. It's somewhat run down but it's a cross between "earth-ship" houses, a hippie commune from the 60's and an art museum. There are African sculptures, Asian rugs, a mid-eastern dagger, antique toys, a 1920's/30's gas pump.....and so on. If you're...

Thank Cliff C
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 25 October 2015

got rained out at ft davis with a huge storm. had to change plans and let the storm blow over.. a riding buddy showed us this place and we called to see if we could get in..owner was out of town but a free spirit opened up the hostel to us and showed us around.. this place is very funky...

2Thank kenaroo
Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 24 March 2015

This place may not be for everyone, but it is an oasis in the middle of no where that you can afford. For touring cyclists its free for the first night and a donation there after, just to pay for gas and electricity. Good beds, warm shower, kitchen, fridge, micro wave, toaster oven, and a common living room with piano....

1Thank Ralf W
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We stayed here for the annual Marathon 2 Marathon race. It was the perfect hippy hangout. We had everything we needed/wanted in a funky, friendly place that treads lightly on this blue ball. This is a great place for seasoned campers as well as newbies who want to disconnect from commercial travel options. It was clean, but not hyper-clean, and...

3Thank GoLightly67
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 14 February 2014

When it got far too cold to camp at Big Bend, La Loma del Chivo had hot showers, a beautiful kitchen to use and warm beds. For parties of two or more, I recommend renting a private house. The staff is truly hospitable and I will always make this a stop during the long drive out of west Texas.

1Thank Nomadiccowgirl
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We rolled up to La Loma Del Chivo in the middle of the night. We weren't expecting what we found. The beds were all full, so we bedded down on the sofa only to be greeted a couple of hours later by a lovely black and white dog to watch over us. Free use of gas stove and a tour...

6Thank Kyle_Ferguson
Reviewed 26 February 2013

I stayed here one night because there was a local wedding and the motel was filled. I am 6'2" and the bed had a metal frame at the end and no matter what I simply could not get a good night's sleep because my feet touched thecold frame. No heat in Feb. but I just doubled up the blankets and...

Thank Troublemaker176
Ciudad Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Reviewed 18 December 2011

hat water showers gas stove kitchen beds ecoligical sustanable building papercreate sandbag small rooms sunsets ots of privacy and peaceful company bring a sleeping bag or your own blankets your own food internet access

3Thank Eric B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If Marathon is the gateway to Big Bend, then La Loma Del Chivo is Marathon's diamond in the rough. With a bewitching view of blue clouded skies and gorgeous desert terrain, this hostel offers all the amenities one requires for a comfortable stay.Some of the beauty of La Loma Del Chivo includes, but is not limited to; Traveler's Roost - Very dog friendly - An "observatory" - Camp space - Outdoor kitchen - Brick pizza oven - Brand spankin' new garden ready for fingers and toes to help cultivate beauty - Sustainable construction - Papercrete - Art - Innovation - Simple Outdoors - Solar heated outdoor shower - Rain catchment - Solar lighting - Solar toilet - Composting toilet - Recycled building materials - Walking distance to the main street - Se habla Espanol. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Loma Del Chivo Hostel

Address: 401 SW 6th St, Near Big Bend National Park, Marathon, TX 79842
Region: United States > Texas > Marathon
Price Range: ₹ 978 - ₹ 3,259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
La Loma Del Chivo Hostel Marathon, Texas
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“There are no good rooms. Avoid and get a room at one of the two motels in town.”
 of 5 bubbles revjohannesm, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“See the Museum Room!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles CliffC571, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you don't expect much and enjoy the vib.. this place is cool”
 of 5 bubbles kenaroo, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Arrive in daylight.”
 of 5 bubbles Kyle_Ferguson, 23 Oct 2013 | Read review
“lots of buildings to choose from depends on how many are there sleep on the roof in the summer to watch the stars”
  • bathroom shower laudry room
 of 5 bubbles EricB899, 17 Dec 2011 | Read review
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