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Hostal Rio Magdalena

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Clean-ish by Bolivian standards. Ask for a receipt when you pay for the room (and the name of the person you paid), as they don't keep good records & may question whether you paid or not when evening to morning staff changes. Same with laundry...receipt & exact price up front (our laundry magically gained almost a kilo between the lobby...

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Moscow, Idaho
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

It is about 6 blocks from the square, has a clean swimming pool, places to hang out are okay. Walls are thin, we heard about three different TV programs at the same time. Staff was friendly and helpful. We had to leave too early to have breakfast. I would stay there again.

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The rooms are a bit dark and small, but the garden and pool area is quite nice. Breakfast with scrambled eggs and delicious(!!) papaya juice included. A bit hard to find as there is no sign, look for a reddish building with a black wooden roof in front. Not the cheapest one but good service, kind staff.

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Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We had an overall very positive experience at Hostal Rio Magdalena. We even booked for an additional night upon our return as we were very satisfied with the service we received. The reception was always very friendly, helpful and ready to accommodate. The common spaces are green, we had breakfast in a nice garden, and then relaxed by the pool....

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Rio Magdalena twice, after landing in Santa Cruz and before flying back home. We chose the hotel for the price, the location and the climatization. First, the good points: staff was very friendly to us, helping us with transportation, arranging for a taxi to the airport during the night, etc; it is conveniently located, a 10...

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Portland, Maine
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Hotel located in a bad area, difficult to find by taxi!Staff does not speak English & is not polite. Lobby is dirty and very dark. Our flight was very early next AM and despite promising to get us breakfast earlier (or at least coffee), that never happened. The night you talk to one person, another in the morning not knowing...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We had found a good deal for this hotel and where quite excited about having a pool and a relaxing spot to enjoy Santa Cruz. We stayed 3 nights and were a little disappointed. The place is ok but many little things make it too expensive for what it is. The pool is not really clean and there is no...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2014

It is a strange place. Has no signs at all, so had we not booked it I would never walk in from the street. When our taxi pulled over I was quite tempted to ask the driver to go somewhere else as it looks so uninviting. The lobby is dark and damp so we were quite worried how our room...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

It's nothing to write home about, but it's decently clean and within walking distance (7 blocks) to the main plaza and good restaurants. The good: staff was friendly and helpful, quiet at night, mostly clean rooms (some are better than others), seemed safe within the compound, ok breakfast. The not-so-great: sheets were a bit old (but clean), some rooms smell...

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Overall good value as it is not expensive: a good bed, a small andbut worn bathroom. You can chose between rooms with fan (180 BOB for a double room) or with fan + airco (at an additional cost; 220 BOB for a matrimonial). Breakfast was OK. They have a small swiming pool we did not use (raining season). Rio Magdalena...

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Address: Calle Arenales No 653, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Region: Bolivia > Santa Cruz Department > Santa Cruz
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostal Rio Magdalena 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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