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Santa Cruz Youth Hostel Carmelita Cottages

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Jonquiere, Canada
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36 reviews
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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 day from 11 to 5 pm you had to leave the hostel so if you... 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 the middle of the day. There is also a 12pm curfew which didn't actually effect... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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 least). The staff is nice, specially the one who received us in the evening (I... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We booked 3 nights here at Carmelita Cottages and it is a lovely place to stay the staff are friendly and helpful. These historical cottages are homely, clean and comfortable. Beds are bunks 6 in our room with two toilets and a shower and separate bathroom. Clean sheets, pillowcase and towel are provided at check in. More blankets are available... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

This HI Hostel is very well located, near Main Beach and staff is friendly. They have a smoking place outside, which is nice. Movie night was great, but crowded. I appreciated the fact that there was a lot of rooms available so I did not need to book in advance. Laundry machines are available for 2$. Collective kitchen is full... More 

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Thank KikiBailey
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Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

I did not see on the website prior to booking that you are not allowed entry to the entire complex from 11am to 5pm regardless of whether you have booked 2 consecutive nights. No kitchen access and no access to any of your personal belongings! I returned at 4:58pm after a very long day of walking and sightseeing only to... More 

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Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Pretty setting amongst clapboard cottages, fruit trees and a big cypress. Beds and room were basic but comfy and clean. Good shower and nice quiet sleep. No breakfast offered but super cheap so still good value and there are several nice places for breakfast nearby. We went to Zachary's which was great. Location is between the beach and downtown so... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Good location close to the beach and the Santa Cruz boardwalk. Unfortunately that's all that's good about this place. You're kicked out from 11am-5pm with the door codes changed every day. NO access to anything. Some would argue your in Santa Cruz why be in ur room all day but hey when your paying for a room and facilities why... More 

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2 Thank Caris8
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12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

We booked this hostel for the location of it very close walking distance around Santa Cruz Boardwalk and some other tourist spots. The hostel itself is a bit different you are told when booking that the WHOLE place is closed from 11am-5pm that means no access to your room either by the way. There is a curfew at 12am and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This hostel is simply a place to sleep if you have money, need a place for the night, and want to use a kitchen to cook your food. The bed was fine, but it is simply a cheap bunk bed of metal and nothing more. The staff are not that friendly. They check you in and that is all. You... More 

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Additional Information about Santa Cruz Youth Hostel Carmelita Cottages

Address: 321 Main Street, Beach Hill, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Number of rooms: 28
Also Known As:
Santa Cruz Youth Hostel Carmelita Cottages Hotel Santa Cruz
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“Cottages small. personal preference important if you want privacy. We liked room in main building better.”
 of 5 bubbles 968karent, 1 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I like the private rooms because there is less distractions from other people coming and going during the night.”
 of 5 bubbles meshellmybell_12, 18 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Families room are available but quickly reserved.”
 of 5 bubbles litetravelfan, 6 Jul 2013 | Read review
“I enjoyed the front cottage more for it has a living room/dining area combo with cozy furniture.”
 of 5 bubbles 445Sunshine, 30 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Rooms in the main building have better internet connection and the cottage rooms are really nice little apartments where you meet lots of people!”
 of 5 bubbles 609LauraH, 11 Aug 2012 | Read review
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