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Unforgettable hostel, souch positive zen, the energy on arrival and smiles on all staff members made me feel so welcome and relaxed, I could immediately putdown my backpack and relax. Great staff and location, amazing bience and you feel right at home, so incredibly clean, fresh clean breakfast, a rooftop and amazing lounge with open plan reception were you can also sit comfortably and meet other travellers, Its very positive and intimate with a homely vibe. You cant find anything like this on the island its just perfect with eco friendly facilities. Recognised by local press and media for its creativity. Excellent atmosphere and easy to interact and meet other like minded travllers to join for walks, talks and more.
Hi guys, so if you came across ECO hostel offerings and if you`re adventurous and friendly person, seeking to meet amazing people, live almost at the center of Vagueta (loved it more then Las Palmas) and appreciate the domestic feeling, that`s a "home" for you to chose. I`m used to hotels and apartments but this time I was traveling alone and I didn`t want to be isolated in a fancy room just somewhere. I enjoyed my stay at the hostel so much that I`m about to book it again when I visit the island for the second time. Rooms are cool, beds are comfy, house was clean and the terrace - you gotta see it. Loved waking up and going to do my morning yoga flow at that amazing spot! Staff was sooo kind, helpful, humble, they even organized us, people from the hostel, to go out for a tapas night, to mingle, get to know each other, relax and enjoy our free time! No doubts ECO hostel Bettmar gave me experience I will never forget.
I spent two days in this hostel. The location is perfect, in Vegueta, the old and very picturesque part of LP, with many must-see sights, restaurants, bars within a walking distance. A place is clean, rooms are big enough, with very comfortable beds and huge lockers, the locks are provided for a deposit of 5 eur. Wifi was working fine. Every bed has a curtain for more privacy, a small reading lamp and two sockets. The living room is cozy, with a computer, and there's a kitchen that also provides breakfast. I'd like to use this opportunity to publicly thank Isabel, the hostel owner / manager, and Brian, who was that day at the reception desk, for all their help and support. I was there in LP with a car, that was taken away from the parking by police due to an administrative error, and it took me a day and a half to get it back. Since I didn't know anyone in the city, I turned to Brian and Isabel for help and they went beyond what I could hope for to help me. They made tons of phone calls to different places and finally provided me with the useful information how to handle the issue. Isabel even texted me after that a couple of times, catching up with how I'm doing and showing genuine concern about my case. Although even before this event I had a pleasant stay there at Ecohostel, this really made me think about how very often we just don't get the opportunity to see how much extra work some people are willing to do for their customers. Big thanks again to both of you and keep Ecohostel a place that is not only there for making money, but obviously for actually providing an excellent, and most of all - caring - experience.
I stayed in this hostel for 5 nights in March. The first good impression I got was the cleanliness and tidiness of the place. The staff processed my check in very efficiently and they were always nice and attentive at any time during my stay there. I stayed in a female 6-bed dorm with 3 bunk beds, which was very comfortable. Beds practically new and hard, and nice fresh bedlinen. Each bed has got 2 plugs and a reading light. Also the lower bunk beds have curtains which are quite useful for privacy and to filter light and noise out. This particular bedroom had very little natural light coming in from 2 tiny windows, but I did not mind cos I did not spend much time in the room anyway. There are 4 showers and two toilets for the girls. I presume (but not sure) the same is for the boys. There is a nice airy sitting/socializing area and a living room with sofa and flat screen TV. there is also a fully equipped kitchen where you are allowed to cook between 11am and 11pm. The free breakfast in the morning is quite basic, coffee, bread, butter and jams, but for the price I was happy. Anything else you might want, you can buy it in one of the nearby supermarkets. There is a spacious terrace for lying in the sun, sitting/chatting and there is a line to dry your clothes. There is also a laundry service (for a 5euro charge) if needed. There are also 2 computers that people can use if needed. Finally they offer bikes for rent, 7 euro the whole day, or 3.50 half a day. The free Wifi is generally good, of course it gets a bit dampened down when everyone is connected at the same time. The hostel is located in a residential area, with not a lot to do apart from eating at one of the nice restaurants and tapas bars. The interesting stuff happens downtown which you can reach by bus or car in 15 mins. Public transport in general is a bit slow in the whole of Gran Canaria, so I personally recommend hiring a car (which is cheap in itself, and petrol is also very cheap) to see the various aspects of the island, the various amusements parks and the various beaches. Finally this is not a hostel for party animals, but definitely for meeting people and exchanging experiences!
Never again ! We arrived at eco hostel for one night we booked a room for the 3 of us when we checked in they told us we had to all go in different rooms as my mother is 66 and not able for the top bunk as I was just about able to use the top bunk it was so high in the end we got two in one room and one in 8 bed room after we had booked a four bed the mould in the bathrooms on the top floor was absolutely discussing the beds were clean very that's about it !!the showers were horrible and I was up at 6 with the smell of poo !!!the showers the stink made me sick !!!😷and I've stayed in a few hostels in my time I would not recommend this place the wifi did not work properly and very misleading as we were told we had airport transfer and the girl saying in our room was told the same and had to pay for them to pick her up because she landed late there are lots of hostels in las palmas I would have a good look as we were in a rush
PROS: The place was clean and well-situated in the old part of town. It has free fruit and coffee and is eco-friendly. CONS: The free WiFi is VERY slow which was disappointing as I was dependent on it for work. But the worst was the staff - they were really unfriendly, grumpy and didn't make me feel welcome at all. These two factors combined actually led to me checking out 3 nights early even though I knew I couldn't get my money back. The mood of the staff really rubbed off on me.
As others warned here, the hostel stays noisy until late and unless you get ear plugs, you might be bothered by that. The bottom bunks get a curtain, top ones don't which is a bit unfair. The beds are sturdy, well made though!!! Underbed storage is wonderful and you can lock it! Kitchen would need a little upgrade when it comes to pans and there is no toaster. Showers are really badly done. When someone new comes to the female showers and you are trying to dry yourself, everyone in the common sitting area WILL see you naked! Mind that. There are computers, wifi, lounge with TV (obviously occupied by one person watching their crap football) and the best of all is the rooftop terrace. I have to say that this hostel was exceptionally clean and all the staff were very friendly.
I don't like to give negative reviews but I was disappointed as we booked this place for our last night of our holiday and didn't have a good experience. Pros: 1) Nice beds, own big locker & towel, and bottom bunks have curtains. 2) Free computers to use, big common area, kitchen was fine. 3) Free breakfast.. as long as you are not leaving before 8.30am... 4) The girl at reception tried her best (since she was the only staff member working) Cons: 1) Location - I guess it depends what you are looking for, but we didn't think the hostel would be so far from the centre (on the map it doesn't look so far). In reality, if we wanted to go to the beach, it was a 15 minute scooter ride down the motorway then navigating the one way streets in Las Palmas. Wasn't fun. 2) One bathroom for girls, 2 showers (but one was within the bathroom so often occupied). Both downstairs from all the rooms, in reception. 3) NOISE. I've stayed in hostels all over Europe and Asia, but I just couldn't understand the noise. We stayed in room 4a or 4b, right next to the street, and somehow it was okay for there to be huge speakers playing music and people shouting all night. Around 3am my boyfriend had to shout at them to move, as nobody in the hostel was around to do anything about it despite the 'no noise after 10pm rule'. Noise is fine, it's a hostel.. but it's certainly not a nightclub. 4) Not too sure how genuinely 'eco' this 'ecohostel' was apart from the fact that there are signs everywhere telling you how much water/energy you are using, and plastic bottles on the wall. 5) Took us about 30 minutes on arrival to sort payment - we booked through the website a while ago but couldn't remember if we had paid or not (as on booking.com you usually only pay a deposit). Unfortunately, the hostel couldn't check this either so we had to spend a lot of time accessing different bank accounts to check/prove this. Overall, probably fine if you're on a budget and just need to stay somewhere for a night or two, but wouldn't recommend it. Also, we were perhaps unlucky with the noise/staffing situation so if we'd stayed longer perhaps we would have had a better experience.
I was charged 10 Euros more for checking in after 9 p.m. They took a deposit which they didn't deduct from the bill. There was no refund (so far) regards no hot water! Otherwise it might have been bareable for a short period. Mixed dorms with privacy curtains on bottom bunks which were mostly occupied by females.No male only dorms. Walk uphill from main road leading around island. In the older part of the city and a 5 Euro taxi from Las Palmas Bus depot. In total I was charged aprox 32 Euros for a sleep with the extras mentioned and left before breakfast as the proprietor became unpleasant when I asked to be refunded, paid back, and compensated for no hot water. there was not a booking for the same bed throughout and I didn't wish to move from room to room at a whim. I do feel that I have SOME rights!
I really loved this hostel - especially the beds, really good quality and if you are lucky enough to end up on the bottom bunk, you have curtains as well, but the top bunks are high enough to make it feel private. You have special locked up drawer and your own light and sockets + a towel - what a luxury for this price. They also offer a basic breakfast but it's nothing fancy.
Calle Triana is a short stroll from Bettmar EcoHostel Canarias, and other popular attractions like San Telmo Park are within a mile (2 km). This 7-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a terrace, and laundry facilities.
The 7 rooms have ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms are shared; limited housekeeping is available.
At Bettmar EcoHostel Canarias, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. This hostel also has a TV in a common area.