Service can be an issue in
Can I just say that Lazy Bones Hostel in
Honestly, in any street in
The coffee was undrinkable, they’d run out of juice, the eggs were salted to within an inch of their lives and the cheese was stale, unfried and prepared, only in the sense that it was sliced (brown rind included) straight onto my plate.
Later I offered to pay for one of our breakfasts but I was buggered if I was paying for both. To her great credit the fabulous receptionist sympathised but explained she had to call the manager. The gringo queso grande arrived and then left us hanging as he chatted instead to buddies he met on his way over.
The receptionist was mortified and made “I feel your pain” eyes at us. Ten minutes later we thought sod this, plonked down what we owed, minus the breakfast and walked out. The receptionist apologised again. The manager didn’t even notice us go.
I honestly wouldn’t have written this if he had been bothered to hear our gripe. But seeing as he was so incredibly rude I thought I would instead write this and send it to him.
By contrast we visited fellow Leon Hostel, Big Foot. It wasn’t hard to see why it was so full while Lazy Bones was empty. It was far cheaper too and so much more friendly. The food was great, the mojitos were fabulous and at the atmopshere was buzzing Their volcano surfing trip was incredible. See our pics here.
In the end though we thought we’d go a little upscale. For $35, ie a mere $5 extra per per person, compared to Lazy Bones prices, we stayed in the Hotel Real – for that we got an edible breakfast, cable tv, air con and hot water showers. We also got another great receptionist who couldn’t do enough to make our stay pleasurable
Kudos to the Real Hotel, and to Big Foot. As far as Lazybones goes…. well, they live up to their name if nothing else. Utter crap.