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Hawthorne, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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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...

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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...

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Guernsey, Channel Islands
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This lovely old building has great (unrenovated) character, super porch and I found the staff helpful and friendly. Don't look in the corners, if you want something perfectly presented then go to a cookie-cutter motel instead...and miss out on the fun. Now I got this querky place, private room shared bathroom, towel and free parking for US$32. Complete bargain, an...

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Salem, Oregon
Reviewed 30 September 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed at Route 66, twice, in September. We found the weekend manager, Jahmar, a most welcoming, interesting, and helpful guy. Both times, we rented a private room, with bathroom. Though a little run-down, the room, the kitchen, and the common room were comfortable. The kitchen featured free coffee, eggs, milk, hot and cold cereal, a gas...

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RavenSF
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This building is old & full of character. The staff was always helpful, and gracious with information & insight. As typical with hostels it's always fun connecting with other visiting from throughout the world. Located just down the street from old town and a short bus ride away from UNM.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Friendly, accommodating staff, comfortable rooms. Staff was kind enough to allow us to extend our leave time but recommend extending time to vacate room to 11:30 instead of 10:30. Bathrooms could stand a little polishing with bleach. Recommend staying in rooms away from noisy street.

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Not the worst hostel but could definitely be better. It's in a very old house so everything's a bit run down. Beds in dorms are super uncomfortable, no air conditioning and bugs in the kitchen. However there is a decent breakfast included, it's a good location and the guys on the staff are great! Plus it's the only hostel in...

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Boston
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Stayed for one night in a pleasantly tiny single room with common bathrooms. Had a good night's sleep after a long drive. Unbeatable price. Very laid-back old hostel, evidently not much upkeep, which I consider positive because too much fussing about renovations and house rules would likely destroy the relaxed atmosphere. Lots of books everywhere, old furniture and miscellaneous decorative...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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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 Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2905
Region: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Price Range: RM218 - RM227 (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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“Try to get a room away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles Bluehawkdancing, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from noisy street”
 of 5 bubbles 709chady, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Always get a single room, just watch the stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelcM3622AM, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Room 6 was good - the bathroom is right next door.”
 of 5 bubbles RanuiT, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the tiny private room - just too small. tiny.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewW1984, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
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