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Reviews of Hostal el Rastro 2 stars

Plaza del Rastro, 1, 05001 Avila, Spain

#4 of 12 B&Bs and Inns in Avila

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Review score

Based on 460 hotel reviews

8.4

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.7

  • Comfort

    8.1

  • Location

    9.2

  • Facilities

    7.8

  • Staff

    8.1

  • Value for money

    8.6

  • Free WiFi

    5.5

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  • Reviewed: 3 June 2018

    6.3
    Not a pleasant stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Reception lady was really dour, unfriendly and unhelpful Bedroom was dark and horrible No hairdryer Sister restaurant Meson de Rastro was nothing special and not worth 25 euro for dinner

    Location by city wall [near to it]I had booked the Hostal but got room in Hotel around the corner. Bathroom was good.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 April 2018

    9.6
    Friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Wi-Fi didn't work almost at all; not available in the room and worked occasionally only in the lobby.

    Friendly staff. Quiet, clean and spacious room. Good mattress. Great location in the old town. Restaurants next to the hotel.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2017

    8.8
    It was one of the most romantic places we've stayed ever!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The walls between the rooms are very thin, we could clearly hear our neighbours talking.

    It was one of the most romantic places we've stayed ever! The 'hostel' actually means a few rooms above a restaurant which has been operating since 1881, built just into the city walls of Ávila, next to one of the city gates.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 January 2017

    8.8
    Excellent
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Far from station.

    They have the restaurant, so you can eat at there and they lend us glass. Large room and comfortable bed. Near old town. Good equipment.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 October 2016

    8.8
    Just inside the walls, but not the picture shownin the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Just inside the walls, but not the picture shownin the advert. The Hostal is just round the corner in a very quiet square. They did nort sem to do breakfast. Second and third nights were 10€ less than first night.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2018

    10
    Great price for standard of accomodation and location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lack of wifi in rooms

    Great price for standard of accomodation and location.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 June 2018

    9.2
    We were unusual in staying 18 days but it suited us perfectly.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 18 nights

    No balcony.

    Excellently situated in heart of old town, spotless, excellent staff.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 February 2017

    9.6
    Highlight of the trip
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Beautiful view from the bedroom and fantastic location. Friendly and helpful staff. Amazing shower!

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 October 2016

    8.3
    Very close to everything
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    WiFi was. Very sporadic

    Very close to everything

    Stayed in September 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 28 March 2016

    6.3
    Hostel is in the middle of the old town, great location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No wifi, not very helpful staff, a bit of a rip off for the price as comfort was very poor. Our room was on top of the restaurant, we had to check in at a different hotel area. We could not make the heating work and it took 4 hours to get someone to fix it. There is no clear sign of who is the staff at this place, and the room smelled cigarette. Very disappointing for 80 euros, even if we stayed there during peak.

    Hostel is in the middle of the old town, great location. The bar below the hostel was very nice.

  • Reviewed: 6 March 2016

    7.1
    Good location.
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    The day person on the reception desk was repeartedly unhelpful and unfriendly. Totally atypical for Spain. The evening staff great. We did not let this spoil a pleasant 2 nights in Avila.

    Good location. Big rooms in converted historic house inside the walls. Easy walk to all attractions.

  • Reviewed: 31 December 2015

    7.1
    The hostal is located in a building of historical interest,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    - The tap water had a very moldy smell throughout my stay. - The heating did not work so it was cold in the room (I had to wear a thick jacket). - The room are not soundproofed at all, and noises from the corridor and other rooms are very disturbing.

    The hostal is located in a building of historical interest, right next to a city gate. The roast pig meal seems to be famous. The room is fairly nice and the bathroom is modern and quite spacious for a simple hostal.

  • Reviewed: 22 July 2015

    9.6
    Great place to stay in Avila?
    • Solo traveller

    The staff did not know about the religious activities in church. Less info given about the 5th centenary of the saint. I was not reminded if there is breakfast next day.

    Great place to stay in Avila?

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2015

    10
    The hotel location, great well designed compact room, super...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The centralised underpowered air con would not cope in high temperatures.

    The hotel location, great well designed compact room, super clean, and great price

  • Reviewed: 29 March 2016

    10
    Very central, clean and nice room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very central, clean and nice room.

  • Reviewed: 11 November 2015

    9.2
    Excellent location to visit the city.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Excellent location to visit the city. The room was very nice with a castillan style. The restaurant nearby was excellent.

  • Reviewed: 9 November 2015

    10
    The best was Jesus!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The best was Jesus!

  • Reviewed: 9 September 2015

    8.3
    Location is perfect for a quick visit
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Lack of parking facilities

    Location is perfect for a quick visit

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2015

    7.1
    Great location
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    No wi-fi connection in rooms, just in the lobby

    Great location

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2015

    8.3
    Walking out of the hostal straight into the heart of the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Having to park the car some way away from the hotel.

    Walking out of the hostal straight into the heart of the town .

  • Reviewed: 19 June 2015

    7.1
    central location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    no breakfast

    central location

  • Reviewed: 23 May 2015

    8.3
    Lovely old hunting lodge decor
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Kitchen smells drifted up into room.

    Lovely old hunting lodge decor

  • Reviewed: 9 May 2015

    5.4
    Location
    • Group

    Staff crabby, no hair dryer in room, no breakfast available and no coffee pot in the room

    Location

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