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Simple Lodge
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Great little place in the heart of town. Walking distance to the river, restaurants and attractions. Lost of mountain biking right out the door. Simple, clean, cozy and friendly.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

I just got back from taking an international college student group to Salida and we stayed at this wonderful hostel and lodge! It is hands down the nicest, cleanest and most friendly hostel I have ever stayed at. This was also communicated to me from our students who are used to staying in hostels all around the world. The owner Jon was delightful and beyond being helpful and kind to our group. Location is perfect, the place is charming and really makes you feel at home. I can't say enough good things. Simple Hostel made all 21 one of us very happy! I can hardly wait to go back!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

Our family visited this hostel during our Christmas vacation and loved everything about it! Mallory, who greeted us when we arrived, was able to answer all of our questions. Jon and Julia, the owners, were also very friendly! The location is perfect because you can walk to restaurants, bars, quaint shops, and a locally owned movie theater. The mountain scenery is absolutely breath-taking. The rooms were extremely clean and comfortable. We can't wait to visit again in the summertime!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank Jana M
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

If a cheap place to stay is the only thing you are worried about, then this is the place for you. Other than that the clientele is weird, the managers are never there, the beds are uncomfortable, and the room that I stayed in was almost unbearably cold, even with the provided small space heater on all night. The whole place is secured by a number pad lock on the front door. When I arrived, there was a note posted for me that contained pertinent information, like the key code to unlock the door. Unfortunately this was posted on the INTERIOR of the building where I couldn't get to it!

Bottom line: Cold, creepy, cramped, and cheap. The only "C" word lacking is comfort. Would NOT recommend and will never stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank D S
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simplehostel, Owner at Simple Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2011

Sorry to hear about your experience with us. That time of year is generally very slow so staff is limited. I think your bad visit was an anomaly (see our other reviews) and we'd like you to visit again. Contact us anonymously via email, so we can compensate your last stay and make it worth your while for the next. Unfortunately, we have little control over clientele, but again, vast majority are "normal."

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Reviewed 27 November 2011

We stayed here for a New Years snowboarding trip and loved it. We will definitely stay again next time we do a multi-day trip that way. The value was good and it was a comfy, cool place to call home base. I was a little chilly in our room but it was also -22f at night!

Room Tip: We picked a private room which does cost a little more but had a kitchen so we could save some $$ on...
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  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jerilynjoyce
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Additional Information about Simple Lodge

Address: 224 E 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2113
Region: United States > Colorado > Salida
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Salida
Price Range: ₹ 1,497 - ₹ 5,206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only lodging located in historic downtown Salida. Walk to everything or use a bike for free. We have bunk beds, private queen rooms, and a private suite with kitchen. ... more   less 

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