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Cordoba: Interjoven Hostal de Cordoba

Plaza Juda Levi

Reviewed by: kathyk from MI, review #3042

When: March 2011

Great location in Cordoba, 6 nights at an international youth/and older hostal.

Not star rated.

25 euros per person per night, 75 total for a triple room, three twin beds.

Part of a chain, this hostal, run by the government or the international hostal association, is set up for economical sleeping for any traveler, of any age.

There are several bunk rooms for groups and doubles and triples. Each room has its own complete and private bathroom. All bed linens, blankets towels, and toilet paper are also supplied - but not much else - like a bar of soap, which we had to go out and buy. But the rooms, while minimal are very clean and adequate. Our triple room was quite large.

There is only one tv, in the main lounge, and two internet computers, for a 1 euro / 1 hour use. The intent of these hostals is to offer shelter, get travelers to mix socially and to get them out on the streets and see the city, not to spend time in your room. There are several public areas, courtyards and lounges and rooms for teachers to give presentations. It is a very vibrant atmosphere with a majority of young people there - and a silence curfew after 11pm - in case you were wondering - we wondered and were reassured.

The price also included breakfast, not served but kind of like college cafeteria style, but all you can eat of bread to toast, olive oil, crushed tomatoes, juice and hot coffee and hot milk out of big thermos containers. No excuse for going out on the street hungry.

This hostal is located very near the mezquita, right in the juderia. We walked out the door and without taxi or bus, we could start visiting all the sites, and come back mid-day for a siesta.

I would reccomend this hostal for one or two nights but we realized that for 6 nights, it was a long time to come back to one room shared by 3 people. An apartment would have been better for us but that is no reflection on the quality of the hostal, rather our lack of foresight. But we were swayed by the low price and the location and have only good memories of our stay there.

I have listed all our hotel stays in chronological order and this was the last commercial place we stayed at. More about other stays in my upcoming trip report.

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