We slept there and took a tour through El Imposible. Both very expensive. We paid 35$ each for the tour. Let's start with the good things: The tour was very nice, we walked for around 5h and got some nice views of El Imposible. Props to our guide. However it wasn't close to anything the other comments mentioned or how the owners described the tour. The room we stayed in was acceptable, but considering the price you can expect more . You have to keep in mind that the hostel has a monopoly in Tacuba and they know it. Now for the things we didn't like. I will include our tour because it was organised and carried out by the hostel owners. After hesitating because of the price of 40$ we agreed on 35$ but we were doubtful if it would be worth our money. We were told of the 35$, 15$ will go to the guide, 6$ will be used for the park entrance fee and the rest is for transportation, food and "mountain equipment". Neither did we see any "mountain equipment" nor do we believe our guide was paid nearly the said amount, because the owner told him to come around the corner to get paid, we assume so we wouldn't see how much he actually got paid. I'm also not sure if the park entrance fee was ever paid. I wouldn't value the food we received above 1$. What bothers me the most is that most of our money didn't go to the guide who did 80% of the work but to the obviously rich owners of the hostel who did practically nothing. I could go on for some time how this bothers me but I don't know if I have the necessary English skills to really get the point across. Try to get an independent guide if you like to avoid getting you and your guide scammed. …
We had a wonderful stay here. From the lovely room, the confortable hammocks, the yummy breakfast, the friendly animals and the super nice hosts. Keep in mind no English is spoken here, so be prepared! Manolo was in Switzerland when we were here so we didn;t get a chance to meet him. The town is a super quiet town but the viwes are great and the Pupusas were outstanding!!
After months of traveling this place felt like visiting our grandmother. Lydia is such a nice and special lady. The room and bathroom were really clean and the surrounding beautiful with many flowers and lovely animals like dogs, cats and ducks. The traditional breakfast we have had was definitely the best one in El Salvador. We also booked a hike to the national park El Imposible from here. This hike was amazing and the guide William was a really nice guy. There were two options for the tour. A difficult one or a more easy one. We did the difficult one and it really is difficult. You have to be fit and strong and able to climb. So probably the less enthusiastic reviews about the tour did the easy one. Anyway. According to us, both the hostel and the tour are worth it!
I loved this place. Lydia was so helpful and kind. The place itself is a beautiful garden, with many places to sit (or lie in a hammock) and enjoy the scenery, including a rooftop view of the mountains. The hostel is also full of animals, including two dogs, two cats, four ducks, and a very talented staircase-climbing tortoise. They were all adorable and a delight to have around. The amenities were nothing to scoff at as well. Spacious rooms, hot showers, free (albeit spotty) WiFi, and on-site meals. We always felt comfortable and safe. My only hangup is the rooster next door, whose voice can be outright deafening at night. This is no fault of the hostel, of course, but it is worth mentioning for other visitors with preposterously sensitive hearing. I lost a few hours of sleep over it, but more sound sleepers won’t have an issue. Overall, I loved my stay in Tacuba and I highly recommend this little gem.…
I stayed a few nights last December and I keep on thinking about this family! Mama, Papa and Manolo were amazing . They go above and beyond to help you and make you feel welcome. I strongly recommend "the detour" to Tacuba :) I would definitely go back there if I get the chance to go back to Salvador again!
We arrived without a reservation because they will not respond to email and so on, but that wasn't a problem as we where the only guests. They have enough room for you just to show up. You can arrange the imposible tour here. Great tour for not much money. Owners are really friendly. Good rooms and good breakfast. The village itself is great to just hang around and relax.
Great place, lovely welcoming owners and staff, fab breakfast. Don't look any further. The garden is a lovely tranquil area, the dorm I was in was set at the back up the steps and was really peaceful There's no kitchen use but food is very cheap in the village. I went on the trekking tour in Parque Nacional El Imposible with Joel, it was tough 5 hour hike but really good with a fab swimming hole. Thanks Lydia and Osiris.
We didn’t stay here (although we wished we had—very cute atmosphere and beautiful courtyard plus adorable puppies and an enormous cat). We ate breakfast (yum!) and took a tour of Imposible National Park which was amazing. Plan to ride in the bed of a truck around some exciting mountain roads/tracks. When they say “fuerte” they mean it—the hike was incredibly intense with a couple hairy climbs that were fun in the afterthought but a bit scary during. Our guide, Joel, was great and very helpful in the difficult parts. Talking with the owners was very fun—the son speaks English but plan to speak Spanish with Mama and Papa. They spoke slowly and kindly so it was possible to understand well if you speak some. Tacuba is a nice town, too, and accesible by bus. People in town were very friendly. …
Hostel is suitable for backpaceks who doesn't need luxury. Rooms are basic (but with the bathroom ;)), with some kind of porch or garden inside: great place to relax on hammocks with a beer or glass of water. The cutest dog in the world, good breakfasts and really nice atmosphere provided by mama and papa :) It's the best place to take El Impossible tour - I strongly recommend tour with William. It's also good to admitt that there is no ATM in Tacuba.
The hostel is great! Easy to found near the last stop of the bus. Price is good and the food is really the best! Also the trip to el impossible park is worth the money and efforts- william is a great guide that will show u the park naturally and with a smile! Thx for an adventure
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