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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 if you have kids. There were dogs poop right next to our car and at the front door of this dom. The room is ok but not clean. Dusty. I really like the style tho. Colorful and weird. Love the top deck. Very unique. We didnt use the shared outdoor kitchen. Its not clean. There was cockroachs in the cabinet. The mattress is super old. Something bit my kids back. The whole back has pumps. Again, its an ok place if you single with friends or a young couple BUT not clean and safe for kids. The owner was friendly and easy to work with.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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2  Thank congchihan
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goatqueen, Manager at La Loma Del Chivo Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for coming , can't control the wildlife poop , outdoor kitchen is outside , we do try to keep bugs away , but oh well, we don't use chemicals .

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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!!!!!
  • 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
  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled with friends
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2  Thank kenaroo
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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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1  Thank Ralf W
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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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3  Thank GoLightly67
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