Our review of the Azul Cielo Hostel in Oaxaca in Mexico.
Name: Azul Cielo Hostel, Oaxaca, México.
Address: Artega 608, Entre Gonzales Ortega y Manuel Doblado, 68000, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Contact Details: Telephone: +55 951 205 3564
Date of Stay: 8th May – 11th May, 2013 4 nights
Booked through: Hostelworld
Why we went there?
We travelled by bus from Puebla to Oaxaca as part of our travels around Mexico. Oaxaca is located in the southeast of the country. We wanted to travel by bus so that we would experience the mountain, forest and valley scenery and begin to feel the archeological sites and colonial architecture along the way. We wanted to also visit the majestic archeological ruins of Monte Alban, cradle of the Zapotec forebearers, and which some experts qualify as the first great city of the Americas.
Why we chose it?
We were looking for a Hostel so we could engage with fellow travelers and also one that had a chill out and garden area. The Hostel had great reviews from Hostelworld and Tripadvisor. It was centrally located and the private room with ensuite was in our budget. Breakfast and free Wi-Fi was included.
What was it like?
The staff were extremely helpful and the Hostel very clean in all areas. The Hostel provided a wonderful family and traveler environment.
The kitchen was an open plan area where we all cooked, shared our food and related our stories. Free water was provided. The garden was lovely to simply chill in, bean bags and table and chairs were provided. The Hostel provided private and dorm room facilities. The kitchen was well equipped to prepare meals in and there was an undercover lounge area for watching TV, listening to music or reading. Reception provided information on bus shuttles and tours available in the area.
What was around it?
The Hostel is located in the central district of Oaxaca. Oaxaca is a small city. The principal attractions are located in an area 15 blocks around the Zocalo. The city is famous for the particular style of colonial architecture characterized by the use of green stone. There were plenty of restaurants, banks, large markets and tourist attractions. Oaxaca is a beautiful city with character cobble stone streets, churches and squares.
Would we return?
Yes, definitely return to this hostel for the ambience, location and price.
Cost? MXN 460/AU$37per night
How was the Wi-Fi?
The Wifi worked well in all areas.