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Route 66 Hostel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is conveniently located, has a couple of parking spaces in the back, is affordable, has a pretty good selection of free food, has a diverse library, and has friendly staff and hostel cats. Also, when I needed to modify my reservation, staff were super-responsive and I had no issues changing the reservation, checking in, or checking out. The...

Thank BK S
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The staff were great and the breakfast provided is a good plus however the bathrooms need renovating and/or cleaning. They are disgusting! The hostel is run down and furnishings and rooms all need cleaning/updating. Don't stay here unless you are really really disperate.

Thank SusanVancver
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I liked this hostel and will stay there again if I go back to Albuquerque. Good customer service (manager let me use his computer since Amtrak lost my luggage for a day to rebook travel reservations), people who worked there were friendly and helpful . I stayed in a small private room-the room was small(I knew before I booked) but...

Thank phoenixmike11
Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The whole place is filthy. Maintenance was none existent. Loose taps in the bathrooms. Receptacles that are worn out. The bed I slept on was broken and should have been replaced. The excuse was they have been trying for a year to get a maintenance person. I was told that If I didn't like it to go somewhere else. I...

Thank TomTheBridgePlayer
Worcester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 January 2017

First of all, this place has an ideal location and is amazingly cheap -- a private room here costs less than a dorm bed at most hostels. With that in mind, I wasn't expecting anything too nice -- and I was right. My rating reflects my low expectations for the price. This place is grungy, poorly maintained and just unappealing....

Thank 7MileRiver
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

They claim to be interested in preserving the building however what I saw contradicted that. This was the dirtiest and most unkept hostel I have ever stayed in. This place has no central air and in summer it is boiling in there. If we had been there at a cooler time I would have given a better rating. The heat-...

Thank haasandfoose
Hawthorne, California
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I actually liked this location because the staff was friendly and helpful. There were nice enough to hold my valuables for me. It gave me the chance to get to know travelers from other states and countries. It was't bad for small location. I only spent one night and I didn't have a problem.

Thank acearcher8
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 20 November 2016

A true backpackers haven, the Route 66 Hostel will not disappoint experienced travelers who value what places like this provide that hotels never will. We always meet interesting world travelers of all ages here. We even suggested this place to friends visiting from Switzerland and they really enjoyed it as well. They stayed here about four years ago then when...

Thank malonetravels2
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I booked and prepaid for a traditional private room through a popular reservation website. Upon arrival, the clerk insisted that I had only reserved a dorm bunk and demanded that I pay extra for the room I had already booked and paid for. Ultimately prevailed and got my money back, no thanks to the unimaginably rude clerk. Happy to share...

Thank Christopher T
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A traveler arriving without a car will have to put more effort getting here. I booked this place for the Albuquerque balloon festival in the first week of October. Getting here from the airport was either a bus or uber. The hostel is in an old Spanish style converted house which if you are a clean freak may have trouble...

Thank Hoben01

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Route 66 Hostel in Albuquerque New Mexico provides budget accommodations for travelers and students. We have a selection of private rooms and also ladies and mens dorm rooms. A breakfast is included in the rate, and we have wifi in the common areas. Located on historic Route 66, between the lively downtown district and the Old Town spanish plaza, it makes visiting the city a breeze. The University of New Mexico is just a few miles from the hostel. You can walk to the bus and train station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Route 66 Hostel

Address: 1012 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Region: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Price Range: $64 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Route 66 Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Route 66 International Hotel Albuquerque
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“No good rooms if you want something clean and bright.”
SusanVancver, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room away from the street.”
Bluehawkdancing, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from noisy street”
709chady, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Always get a single room, just watch the stairs.”
michaelcM3622AM, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Room 6 was good - the bathroom is right next door.”
RanuiT, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
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