Oasis Backpackers’ Palace Sevilla | Hangin’ With @Hostelbookers.
Editors Note: This is the fifth review in an ongoing series that will highlight each property–hostel and hotel–we stayed at during The Hazy Shade of Autumn Tour as part of our partnership with the good folks at HostelBookers.com.
Story by Randy | Photography by Beth
We loved Morocco, but after nearly two weeks we were excited for Spain, especially Seville, our first stop.
The exterior and entrance of the hostel:
Due to transportation schedules we often arrive in new locals at night, which, for me at least, always makes it difficult to get a true feel of a place; everything just feels more dodgy under the cloak of darkness. Initially, Seville was no different. However, when we exited the cab on the corner cobble stone street near our hostel, Oasis Backpackers’ Palace Sevilla, I immediately felt comfortable. The neighborhood felt alive and warm with small busy cafes and tapas bars lighting up the mild November night.
Located in Seville’s city center near Plaza Encarnación, Oasis Backpackers’ Palace occupies a stylish four-story building complete with a roof terrace that contains a pool and an indoor lounge and outdoor bar. The ornate vintage style of the hostel is highlighted by an antique décor including furniture and wallpaper that really brings the unique architecture of the 19th century building to life.
Outdoor bar complete with pool and blue skies:
The dramatic and beautiful lobby:
Cool & hip interior:
From the moment we checked in until we left a few days later the staff was fantastic and attentive to our needs and questions about Seville. In fact, the front desk staff had a lot of information at their disposable, including European train schedules. Additionally, the hostel hosts nightly events, like free walking tours and pub crawls, and provides each guest with a free drink coupons upon check in for their upstairs bar.
One thing Beth and I noticed instantly was that the Oasis Backpackers’ Palace is one of the more social hostels we stayed at during The Hazy Shade of Autumn Tour. It’s the kind of place where if you were looking to meet people to go out with or solve the world’s problems over a few quarts of beer then you’d be pretty happy. Alternatively, the socialness and buzz of the lounge wasn’t obnoxious, so if you enjoy a place where that you can back to, cook a meal and then check your email before going to bed this is the place too. The hostel offers plenty of computers in the first floor lounge as well as in the rooftop bar that make getting online to check your social networks and email a breeze. Additionally, the whole building is wired with Wi-Fi so getting online with your own computer is not a problem either.
Our own private patio! This was awesome!
Beth and I had a private room in the hostel and it was equally as hip at the public areas of the hostel. In fact, we actually had a private patio with a table in chairs, which we moved inside to work on. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was large, stylish and modern. Our only complaint with the room is that it was located on the corner of the first floor lounge area, which is also where breakfast is served in the morning. Because of its location, our room tended to absorb the noise from the lounge, making it difficult to sleep in.
Our lush room and ultra modern bathroom:
Two other minor complaints we had with Oasis Backpacker’s Palace were the fact that the kitchen was locked around 2 a.m., so if you had food in the refrigerator you wanted to grab for a late night snack you were out of luck and that the breakfast was pretty lackluster when compared to other hostels we stayed at during our travels. It consisted of sliced bread, jellies, cold cereal, coffee, tea and juice.
How pimpin’ in this place? Talk about serious vibe!
However, with that said those aforementioned gripes would not deter me from staying at the hostel again. In fact, because of its cleanliness and great staff, the hostel is a great budget option, especially when compared to other cheap Seville hotels. Its location, style and social atmosphere as well as its great happy hour with some of the best sangria I’ve ever had make Oasis Backpacker’s Palace easy to recommend for your stay in Seville.
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