The hostal arranged transfer from the airport was perfect, and I would highly recommend this cheap luxury upon arrival. I think it may be difficult for a taxi driver who was unfamilar with this place. If you do take a taxi, just make sure you know the closest intersection street names.
Good location at edge Mariscal, just a few blocks from many bars and restaurants, easliy walkable. The police presence made us feel safe....but who knows, maybe it was just an illusion:) A taxi was a couple bucks to old town. Probably less if you speak Spanish.
We booked a room with private bath with 2 beds for $35.00 per nights/no breakfast. Depending on the comfort of the bed, sometimes we only need one bed but we always book 2 beds "just in case'" The beds were 1 twin and 1 double in our room. The double bed was comfortable, which was a good thing as the twin bed probably needs a new mattress in the near future as it was a bit sloped and uncomfortable. The bathroom had a lovely hot shower and was super clean, with daily maid service.
Both my husband and I enjoyed the common areas for reading and using the wi fi. The wi fi had a strong signal even in our room.
The breakfasts were fine, very good coffee. I thought the price was fair, especially in light of how convienient it was.
Both Claus and Hubert were extremely helpful and both had delightfully quirky sense of humor. They were always willing to share their knowledge of the city and help us "gringos" out.