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“Quaint and cute”
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Hostal Pochon
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Hostal Pochon
Ranked #16 of 122 Speciality Lodging in Oaxaca
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This small intimately quaint hostel on a quiet residential side street in a beautiful neighborhood of Oaxaca City is straight forward with no frills.

The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable at a very reasonable price. It is not a party spot and tends to attract an older more mature clientele who tend to stay to themselves not much sharing and socializing.

There is a flatscreen tv with International cable, a set of computers, free internet and wifi. Free breakfast is interesting, 1 mourning it was fried eggs and bread and the next roasted potatoes and carrots with bread. There is free bottled water and assorted toiletries and snacks available for super reasonable prices.

There is a desk clerk and housekeeper on duty always and the desk clerks (only 2 not together) are very helpful and know the city very well. One housekeeper was terse if approached, not very helpful. The younger more vibrant relief housekeeper was great, helpful and informative.

The beds are comfortable, the downside is there is limited hot water so use the restrooms as early as possible, there is no hot water by the middle of the second shower. The hostel is super quiet until the early morning when the neighborhood is going to work and about their day.

Overall this was a good choice for older, more mature travelers and guests and I highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Splurge for the master suite, ensuite restroom, TV, sitting area and terrace
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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

The room was excellent. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. Especially you don't speak Spanish. They would book your tickets, tell you where to catch a bus or a collective taxi. They can suggest places to visit and eat out. Breakfast was modest but better quality than at any other hostel I've ever stayed at. I don't think you can find a better hostel in Oaxaca. Especially if you appreciate a quitter, more local neighborhood over a touristy area.

Room Tip: For a romantic stay chose the room with a private bathroom and patio.
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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Pros: The room was large (Junior Suite) and the bed was huge and very comfy. People on reception very friendly.
Cons: Very noisey....the walls and the glass are paper thin....be prepared to hear everything. Breakfast was not worth it. Value for money is poor compared to other places we stayed in town. The water pressure in the bathroom was terrible...bit like someone peeing on you, almost impossible to get the shampoo out.
TWICE, we came back after being out all day to find our room unlocked...nothing was taken. When we asked the guy at the reception, he said the cleaners must have left it unclocked....this just isn't good enough. Its not a regular lock on the door its a padlock so it was clear to see that the room was unlocked. Never had an experience like this anywhere else in the 30+ countries i have visited. DO NOT STAY HERE.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Its a cool place relaxed atmosphere if your looking for a place to chill out. they have good selection of movies and a place to lounge around. I Stayed in the mixed dorm as it was a quiet season so there wasn't many in the room they also provide breakfast and change it everyday to give you a variety it was really good.. the kitchen facilities have plenty of space. It's a cool place to stay I recommend it

Stayed: July 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 March 2015

We stayed in a private double room, the louvered glass windows of which faced south looking out over the city. A large blooming jacaranda sheltered us overhead.
The king bed was comfortable, the sheets crispy clean and fresh.We slept soundly with no loud voices, barking dogs, or traffic noise to wake us.

While the room was spartan in its decorations, it was clean, sunny, and airy. The bathroom also was clean and serviceable. A wooden armoire sat in the corner, a tv stood ready on a desk .A large room off the bathroom was perfect for yoga.and adjoined an outdoor deck as well.

The free, Mexican-style breakfast was delicious, and the entire staff cheerful and friendly.

Room Tip: The private rooms on the second floor are worth it.
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  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: Callejon Del Carmen 102, Oaxaca, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
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Ranked #16 of 122 Speciality Lodging in Oaxaca
Price Range: $20 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostal Pochon 1.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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