Hostal la Hamaca

 

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Over the weekend a few of us local teachers decided to stay over night in San pedro sula, Honduras. We had wanted to get an early start at the local water park on Saturday. Mr Andy from an english teaching school in Cofradia booked rooms for 11 of us at Hostal la Hamaca. We headed out friday night.

 

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I have never stayed overnight at a hostal before, and wasn’t sure what to expect. The term in general seems to mean bunk bed dorm room. A hostal can be more complex or quite simple lodging. Either way it should be budget friendly.

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From the bus stop (where we routinely get off) or the bus terminal you will need to take a taxis. The fare was 30 lempiras a little over a US dollar.  Our cab driver knew the neighborhood but got a little turned around. We arrived safe and sound.

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On the doorstep one must ring the doorbell for a locked entry. There are video cameras and this precaution is for our safety. Once inside you will find yourself in a multi-cultural oasis. Almost everyone spoke english…. This was so refreshing after the daily miscommunications from being a foreign traveler.

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The Hostal was outstanding. There were many common areas and plenty of seating. There is a bar and a pool table. Women are generally not allowed in pool halls in Honduras so we chicks were ecstatic! Also there were hot water showers!!!! In Honduras water is precious but hot water showers is the Ritz! After check in there was a quick tour that left us at our room.

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The cost split between all the teachers was 360 lempiras. Which is roughly 15 USD, you can’t even camp for that in the states. The customer service was outstanding. Sergio is fabulous, he is available for questions and trip planning. We really enjoyed our little oasis in Honduras.

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In the morning we were served free pancakes and coffee and treated with air conditioning while watching the animal planet. Some of us were more than content to lounge around until check out noon. The rest of us were shuttled to the water park by Sergio himself for a fare of 30 lempiras. But that’s another story.

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On a foot note one of us in the party misplaced a personal item in the room upon check out. We were able to get ahold of the hostal rather quickly by facebook messenger ( as many cell phones services do not work well here in Honduras). I thought that was just above and beyond… Kudos Hostal la Hamaca.

 

 

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