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Hosteria Sara

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Calle Melendez 11, 37002 Salamanca Spain
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#7 of 64 hotels in Salamanca
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Hosteria Sara is situated in the historic centre of Salamanca, just 100 metres from Plaza Mayor. All rooms feature air conditioning, internet connection and a private bathroom with hairdryer. The guesthouse is conveniently located within a 1-minute walk of The House of Shells. It is also just 3 minutes from both the old and new Salamanca Cathedrals. Hosteria Sara has a lift, and adapted rooms for guests with reduces mobility are available.
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Paid private parking nearby
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jordi B wrote a review Aug 2021
Grenoble, France129 contributions45 helpful votes
Hosteria Sara does not have a reception. It is therefore very important that you have at hand the emails that they have sent you so you can enter the building (you will need a code) and can check-in. The check-in process involves filling in a form, writing your ID/passport details (which can be time consuming) and paying. To be honest that's pain in the ass, however you are getting a room in the high season for 40 eur per night so I guess that's OK. In case of an issue (or if you want to leave in a secure place your luggage on the day of departure after check-out) they have an office 5 min away and I have to say that they were helpful. The room (in my case the first floor) was accessible via an elevator or staircase and it was clean and tidy, with daily clean-up, a TV and a bathroom. Overall not modern or huge but I would say that it was very good value for money considering the location. The only issue is that the room is not very silent (we could hear the A/C machine outside our bedroom), so the conform during your sleep is not great. So to sum-up, incredibly good location in the city centre, clean and tidy basic hotel. If you are on a tight budget Hosteria Sara is a great option, if you can afford extra 20 eur/night and value a reception and are used to non-basic hotels this may not be for you.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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malenainv wrote a review Nov 2018
Ventura, California20 contributions6 helpful votes
Indeed, I agree with the last two reviews. When we first booked this hostel the reviews said it was “family own”. When we arrived the door was locked and not a soul in site. I went next door to a restaurant to inquired and they replied the hotel had changed hands the previous month. We saw a posted notice with a phone number to call. Since we had secured our reservation with a credit card we were given access. I was wondering if we use the elevator and malfunctions. Also, water was escaping from the toilet and who to inform. I also agree the place was clean and centrally located. The following day we saw other guests holding their phones, not very pleased waiting to gain access to their rooms via iPad. I miss saying “ good morning” to the person in the reception.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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deborah s wrote a review Oct 2018
Decatur15 contributions13 helpful votes
I would highly recommend this hostel for its price and location so close to the Plaza Major and great restaurants and ease of walking to the Cathedral and the University. However, unless you travel with activated cell phone service, this place might prove to be a challenge. We had difficulty obtaining access via a vis a “virtual key” because Trip Advisor sent us the wrong code. Fortunately, we just happened upon a kind gentleman who was meeting a hostel employee there and we managed to get into the hotel and to our room. It was very stressful! The accommodations were very clean and comfortable and there was maid service and a room refrigerator. But no concierge or reception service whatsoever. Our lesson: travel with cell phone service from now on!! Email is not enough!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dominus_matthaeus wrote a review Sep 2018
Madrid, Spain127 contributions57 helpful votes
I wanted to like this hotel, based on the favourable reviews, but in my opinion they've gone a little too far with the "automated" check-in. The hotel is a converted old residential building with a narrow doorway to the street. Restaurants on either side arrange their tables and chairs right up to the edge of the door, so as I stood in the doorway fumbling with the instructions to get in, my bags and elbows were almost on diners' shoulders. I had to scan and upload picture of both sides of my photo ID; then, unless you pay for your stay in advance by card, using a little tablet PC on a desk in the 'lobby', you can't get into your room - their automatic unlocking system requires payment in advance in full. I had wanted to to pay cash for my stay, and allegedly there's an office on another street where I could have gone and done so, but it was late on a Sunday evening and after the hassle of getting in I didn't feel like going out exploring. I had messaged the hotel about this through the booking website's message assistant but no one ever answered the message. As for the room itself, it was nothing special: a bit dark, one window with an uninspiring view of the backs of nearby buildings, and the noise from their ventilation systems made it advisable to keep my window closed and air conditioning on, even when it wasn't that hot outside. When it was time to leave, I tried to reach someone on their (alleged) 24 hour number, and also using the booking assistant, to ask what I should do with my card key - again, no answer. I'm sure they save money by having no staff downstairs, but many other options are available in Salamanca for a similar price and in future I will choose one of those.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Veerle Soenen wrote a review Jul 2018
Sint-Katelijne-Waver172 contributions63 helpful votes
We booked this hotel through booking . com over a year ago due to the excellent reviews and the cheap prices. As we booked the garage we took direct contact with the hotel various times to be sure that this was okay considering the hosteria is located in a pedestrian zone and there are no parking facilities in the neighbourhood. The receptionist told us to go to a certain address where the garage was and to call from there so they could come and open the garage and help with the luggage. That last mail was sent and answered just three weeks ago. All communication was done in Spanish as a Portuguese interpreter I manage to write , read and understand Spanish very well and I got the impression that their English was not that good. The room was booked at € 55 through booking with € 12 charge for the parking spot in the garage. Two days before arriving we got a mail from booking with codes for automatic check in outside office hours. As we were going to arrive about 3 pm and we had contact just a couple of weeks before we didn’t think this was applicable for us. When we arrived at the garage we called the number that was given to us. The person on the phone spoke no English at all and didn’t seem to understand any of my basic Spanish. At first she didn’t find our reservation which gave me the shivers finally she did or at least she pretended to. When I asked her to come by she completely fell from the sky and didn’t know the given address which was one street away from the hotel. She would call me back. 20 minutes later we were still there in the middle of a pedestrian zone with the police on our tail. I called back like ten times answering machine. I went to the hotel it was closed, I rang the bell, knocked the door tried almost everything to get the attention. Finally two guests arrived and let me in. They got in with the code but didn’t manage to check in and get their room key because the “tablet scan your ID check in” didn’t work. In the meanwhile my husband was still in the car and as neither of us had cell phone reception due to the high buildings he wasn’t to be reached. Time proceeded so both of us got very worried about each other. The other guests also tried to call the same number I had to check in but didn’t succeed either. I ran back to the car to see my husband and tried to call again. The same girl answered telling me I had to get the key from the garage...at the hotel! So I ran back there and finally a guy appeared, very friendly and polite but totally overwhelmed by the situation. It seemed that the hotel was taken over just two weeks ago and had become a totally automatic check in hotel. So I was supposed to get in with the code, get in to my room through the non working tablet system, pick up my roomcard in the room and also the key for the garage. The key had only a card “ garage” The garage was in another street a block further away from the hotel. He took me to the room and I obligated him to go with me to my husband and go with us in the car to the garage He preferred to walk with me to the garage because he didn’t know where the street with the ancient garage and my husband was. Because I couldn’t reach him I started to panic and forced him to take me back to the hotel and then directed him to the street where I would hopefully find my husband. Finally about 90 minutes after arriving we were able to drive to the garage, open it and see that the spot awarded to us was taken. Luckily now he answered his phone so he could tell us which other number to take. When we finally got to our room we were completely exhausted due to the stress and the dragging of the luggage steep uphill in the garage and the streets. (Three levels in the garage no elevator!) He came in with his creditcard machine to pay our stay . We had to pay more than agreed € 81 with “the garage” without breakfast ( there is really nothing in the building besides rooms. The room was okay, the air conditioning worked well but when we left we had another unpleasant surprise, no way of opening the garage door from the inside. So you got to get out and open it from there. It opened to the inside luckily my husband is very strong and I was able to jump over to the drivers seat and drive backwards. Than we saw on the other side of that street a hotel with a reception, air conditioning , elevator and garage next to the door for the same price as we paid with breakfast and that also got good reviews but inferior to the ones for Sara. So please ignore all reviews before 01/07 because this is a completely different hotel now!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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US$26 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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SpainCastile and LeonProvince of SalamancaSalamanca
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostería Sara
Which popular attractions are close to Hostería Sara?
Nearby attractions include Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca (0.2 km), Plaza Mayor (0.2 km), and Ieronimus (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostería Sara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, reduced mobility rooms, and a parking garage.
Which room amenities are available at Hostería Sara?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Hostería Sara?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostería Sara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vinodiario, Croissanteria Paris, and Restaurante Japones Ai.
Is Hostería Sara located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Salamanca.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostería Sara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostería Sara?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca (0.2 km), St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) (0.4 km), and New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) (0.4 km).
Is Hostería Sara accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.