Albergue Monte do Gozo


Albergue Monte do Gozo

Rúa do Gozo 18, 15891 Santiago de Compostela
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981 558 942
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kencox60@hotmail.com
Noisy. Expensive cafeteria food. Isolated
11 April 2002
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Maybe it was the time of our arrival (late), the weather (cold/windy), or the alignment of the stars... =??? I chose this hostel based on Sara Cummings' review & follow-up email, but it seems as tho we stayed in two different places. I need to qualify this review by saying that I am 62 yrs. of age....however it was my teenage daughter (studying at Univ. of Madrid) that cried foul and threw in the towel after the first night. Let me be specific. This hostel is row upon row of long, barracks-style dormitories, housing up to 300, going up the hill (Thus "Monte de Gozo") to a central plaza where each morning (at least the morning we were there) the sound of bagpipes rouses the faithful to prayer and/or battle...couldn't figger out which. The room that we were in was not that small, but shrunk in size considerably when 4 bunk beds were installed (8 beds total). You are located in university/highschool-land as it is adjacent to the school....so fergit sleep....again, some may like the adventure of this..the price of the room is right! Another thing to remember, it's a 15-20 min bus ride into town (ie things you want to see). As a result of this isolation, the food is expensive...one cup of coffee + roll = free...2 apples, 4 pats of butter, 6 small pkgs. jelly = $8. Dinner was equally expensive (outragous)...and not that exciting to the palate...a little lettuce, roll, drink, spagettii. We ate the $25 loss on the pre-paid room (or rather I did) & moved our digs to the centrally located "Pazo de Agra" (see review of "Pazo de Agra" for details) for a thoroughly enjoyable stay in S de C. The up-side to this saga is, I did meet an interesting "roomie"...the only one not a teenager... "Nelson" a pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago...a fugitive from the Colombian mafia, now living in London...he had a ton of stories and a bottle of Puerto Rican rum to share...that are now just neat memories. If you decide to chance it, you may arrive either by taxi as Sara did or the el cheap-o way as we did...bus #7 for about $.50 which you may catch at Praza (Plaza)de Galicia...about a 15 min walk from the train station...good luck & happy traveling...

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Sarah Cummings
Great for groups or individuals alike!
26 January 2002
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I went to this hostal with my foreign exchange group, AFS Intercultura, and we stayed there for three days. Four girls, inluding me, arrived the night before the rest of the group. It was 11:30 at night when we arrived at the hostal, and we didn´t know anything about it. We were able to book a room even without ID, and the cafeteria even got us something to eat even though the kitchen was closed. It´s nice rooms, nice people, and I´m planning to go back in the spring.

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