La Albahaca Hostel
The La Albahaca Hostel offers backpackers good-value accommodations and helpful service in a friendly, laid-back environment. Conveniently located on a quiet street en route to Pucará from central Tilcara, the hostel has both private guest rooms and dorms, the latter of which contain lockers and share access to a single bathroom. Wi-Fi is available free of charge and communal facilities include a fully-equipped kitchen and a terrace with mountain views. The owners, who are quite knowledgeable about traveling in the region, often host barbecues for their guests and offer services such as folkloric music and dance classes, local excursions and language instruction in Spanish, French and English. Please note, however, that this hostel is not recommended for guests bothered by cigarette smoke as the owners smoke indoors.
The hostel is located in the town of Tilcara four blocks from the bus station en route to the Pucará ruins and Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) waterfall. Since it is a brief walk from the town center (less than ten minutes) the area is quiet.
Food & Beverage
A basic complimentary breakfast is served each morning from 8 to 10:30 am. It includes bread, jam, tea and coffee. On site there is a terrace bar and a fully-equipped communal kitchen available from 8 am to 11:30 pm. The owners frequently host barbecues for guests, as well.
How To Get There
To get to the hostel from Tilcara's main square by foot, head west along Belgrano St. and take your second left onto Dr. Ernesto Padilla St. Continue for two blocks, cross the intersection with Ambrosetti St. and walk a few more yards to the hostel.
The nearest airport, known as the Horacio Guzmán or El Cadillal International Airport, is 72 miles away in San Salvador de Jujuy. Long-distance bus companies serving Tilcara include the Empresa Balut and Flecha Bus.
Amenities & Services
General:Ground-Floor Terrace, Patio, Welcome Drink, 24-Hour Front Desk, Breakfast, Coffee Shop, Communal Living Room, Guest Kitchen, Bar.
Services:Train Station Transfer, Travel Desk, In-Room Breakfast Option, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Currency Exchange, In-Room Lockers, Shuttle Service to Local Attractions, Domestic Help, Computers with Internet Connection, Tours and Excursions, Taxi Service.
On-Site Activities:Spanish Classes, Ping-Pong, Billiards, Foosball, BBQ Facilities.
Nearby Attractions:Archeological Site, Historic Site, Hiking, Climbing, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Shopping Mall, Shopping Area, Waterfalls.
Pick-up and Drop-off
Room rates include transfer from the bus terminal to the hotel and from the hotel to the bus terminal.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 11am
Check-out time: 10am
Smoking is permitted in the communal areas, but not in the guest rooms.
Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.
Children under 5 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.
If a cancellation is made up to two days before the date of arrival, there will be no extra charge. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.
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