My wife and I had a fantastic time at La Candelaria and wish we could have stayed there a few more days. We had a private room and while not huge was clean and tidy and they plenty of blankets for the cool nights. The best part I would say would be the gardens and the staff. While the garden isn't huge there a lots of spaces to chill out and at the same time find someplace private to play a game or read a book or whatever. Also lots of lighting so you can be out there all night.
The kitchen facilities were more than adequate and they had one of the better hostel breakfasts we had on our trips. Cereal, fruits, yogurt, granola, and good rolls that you could toast and put jam on. If you want something else to eat head to the big market on the east side of town and pick up some papaya, avocados, longaniza or something. Its really a fantastic market and most of the fruit vendors in the big building are open til at least 4pm. Another tip especially if you're on a budget is to just head out on the streets in the morning and find a taco/torta stand (10 to 15 pesos for a torta). In my experience morning was the best time of day to get street food. It seemed like a lot of the food carts and restaurants closed down between 12 and 3pm so just something to be aware of.
The staff was awesome and always had good tips on restaurants and getting around town. The bikes leave something to be desired but they got us around one morning and Valladolid is really a nice city to cycle around.
Another tip on the showers - try and shower when no one else is. You get more hot water and pressure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- *Breakfast included *Wifi in common areas *Bikes for rent *Sheets, lockers, padlock and keys provided *Map of the town and complete touristic information *Ventilators in each room *Hot water 24 hours *Bbq area *Hammocks area *T.V room *Parking on the street *Amazing staff ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albergue La Candelaria Hotel Valladolid