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La Loma Del Chivo Hostel
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La Loma Del Chivo Hostel
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 and art lover, you HAVE to see the "Museum Room".
There is little light pollution if you want to star gaze.
I stayed at the Loma so I could visit Big Bend which is very close to there.

Room Tip: See the Museum Room!!!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 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 and earthy. but it was perfect for a place to crash for the night, dry our riding gear and enjoy the evening. it's a hostel in the middle of no where.. it's not a 5 star resort.. but it's very cool hangout and cheap.

Room Tip: If you don't expect much and enjoy the vib.. this place is cool
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled with friends
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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. And plenty of books to choose from for your reading pleasure. This place is an eye opener for any hiker/biker, give it a try. We are both 55 +/-, and loved it. Check it out on www.Warmshowers.com The night skies are stunning. Do not judge this book by its cover, the people are great and its just a groovy kind of place.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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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 had a comfortable "lived-in" feel.

We will totally be staying here for the next race!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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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.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Marathon
Price Range: $108 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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